Stump Puller: A Chopper Profile


The Stump Puller chopper has an S&S V-twin engine and 5-speed transmission. See more motorcycle pictures.

The inspiration for the Stump Puller chopper came about due to the desire for something less radical than a full-blown bike. Mike Young found his way to Ideal Ride and designed a motorcycle that he could ride -- with a passenger -- on long trips with greater comfort than a traditional chopper could provide.

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To this end, a Racing Innovations swingarm frame was used for the Stump Puller, which mounted the forks at a conservative -- yet steeper than stock -- 38 degrees. RC Components 16-inch solid wheels polished to a mirror finish are used front and rear; each holds a disc brake with 4-piston calipers, also from RC Components.

Perhaps a bit less conservative on the Stump Puller is the power derived from the 96-cubic-inch S&S V-twin, which is far stronger than the stock engine, yet still smooth and reliable. It's backed up by a Rev Tech 5-speed transmission.

All painted surfaces found on the Stump Puller are coated in Fire Red, with the sheetmetal, including a custom fuel tank from Beta, highlighted with silver flames. Big Harley-Davidson FL-style forks and an oversized headlight add a massive look to the front end. It all adds up to a custom bike that doesn't discourage an all-day ride.

Go to the next page for more photos and details of this S&S-powered chopper, the Stump Puller.

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The Stump Puller's custom taillight.
The Stump Puller's custom taillight.

The Stump Puller is a custom motorcycle built by Ideal Ride. Below are more pictures and detail of the Harley-Davidson-based chopper.

The custom three-element taillight found on the Stump Puller is barely visible against the Fire Red rear fender -- until you hit the brakes.

The Stump Puller's 96-cubic-inch S&S engine. The Stump Puller's 96-cubic-inch S&S engine.
The Stump Puller's 96-cubic-inch S&S engine.

The Stump Puller's S&S 96-cubic-inch engine is much stronger than a stock Harley V-twin, and with aftermarket air cleaner and exhaust pipes, is more striking as well.

The Stump Puller's sharp front end. The Stump Puller's sharp front end.
The Stump Puller's sharp front end.

Beefy headlight and Harley FL-style forks found on the Stump Puller chopper lend a substantial look to the front end. So does the mirror-finished solid front wheel.

Stump Puller's stepped seats. Stump Puller's stepped seats.
Stump Puller's stepped seats.

The Stump Puller's seat can comfortably hold two riders in comfort.

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