North Sea Chopper
Following the success of the North Sea Chopper™ frames, Ton “The Godfather” Pels created the “North Sea Chopper™” Bike Kits. Except for the wiring and the paint-job, these kits include 99% of all parts needed to build your own North Sea Chopper™. Components used are proven quality products that are produced by leading manufacturers like Zodiac, Performance Machine, CruiseSpeed, S&S, T.P.D., Le Pera, etc. The Bike Kit project initially started when Ton was building the bike that is pictured here, his own high-neck and straight backbone chopper “the Coastline Tramp”. As Ton knows that retail customers are interested in an economically priced complete bike kit, the kit comes with a single front disc brake.
The use of the North Sea Chopper™ frame with the higher neck and large diameter frame tubes in combination with the Fat forks, a stretched fuel tank and a real fat 280 rear tire gave the bike a “Killer” look. The North Sea Copper™ features 6″ stretch in the down tubes and 36 degree head angle. This allows the use of 12″ over stock (old style) FL forks with 3 degrees rake in the triple tree. The combination of this provides a wild High Neck look. To avoid the typical “Softail with Wide tire problems” the rear belt runs on the outside of the frame. Engine and transmission mounts are in the stock position. Completed with the TPD Transmission, Performance Machine wheels and calipers, a 96CI S&S motor with the typical S&S teardrop style air cleaner, and you not only have the Killer Looks, you have got a Killer Bike! The North Sea Chopper™ is a bike with radical and wild looks, but handles very well too. This is because Ton’s philosophy is “a custom bike that isn’t rideable is a useless and expensive piece of furniture”. Kits are available with Hardtail or Softail frame, in either Single or Dual Down Tube style. Contact your Zodiac dealer or e-mail Zodiac at firstname.lastname@example.org for the complete parts list of these kits. The North Sea Chopper™ kit is available in very economical priced kit and a deluxe kit. The deluxe kit is a copy of Ton Pels’ own North Sea Chopper™, the Coastline Tramp. The Coastline Tramp kit includes the same number of parts but some are changed to more luxury ones and it features dual disc front brake.