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