A Swedish Sportster Chopper
I am very proud to announce Kustoms and Choppers Magazine’s first international feature on a Chopper. This bike is a custom Sportster Chopper that is owned by a man named Peter Strom and it comes all the way in Sweden. Peter built this Scandinavian beauty of bike with his friend Kenta, who owns Ace Performance in Stockholm, Sweden.
Peter’s Sportster chopper is built on a Calles Chopperdelar frame that was custom fabricated to Peter’s specific specifications. The frame has a 39 degree rake which helps the chop achieve a more masculine and rugged appearance. The frame has also been stretched by 3 inches to help achieve a classic chopper look. On top of the frame sits a one of a kind 4.1 gallon “Choppertank” gas tank which has a British style snap on gas cap.
The rear fender is a Paul Yaffe “Fatty” rear fender that was chopped which was done to give the bike a stripped down look. The front end is an Ultima Fork with Järnhästen tripple trees. The bike is steered by a set of Fred Koldin custom ape hanger “Bonanza” handle bars.
One of the features that I really liked on this bike was the headlight. The headlight is made by Jammer Cycle and it is their “Retro” model. It’s a unique headlight because the speedometer sits inside of the light. It makes a great part for those who live in an area where speedometers are required and don’t want to have one on their gas tank. The saddle of the chopper is a Crime Scene Choppers Hard Ass seat.
The Chopper sits on a pair of 60 spoke wheels that are 21 inches in the front and 18 inches in the rear. These wheels are wrapped in a set of Avon tires with a 90 size in the front and a 200 in the rear.
Peter’s chopper is powered by a Harley-Davidson Evolution motor which sits inside of the frame. The motor has been modified with a CV Carburetor and a Ram Flow air filter and it’s hooked up to a Harley-Davidson transmission. The Evolution breathes out through a set of custom FSD Design Inferno pipes.
The riders shifts and rests his feet on a set of HD Mid controls which are unique since most choppers use forward controls these controls have been customized with Battistini pegs.
The bikes hot rod inspired flat black paint job and hot rod pinstripping was hand done by a very talented painter and pinstripper named Juri Hagland.
When Peter first sent pictures of this chopper I was blown away with amazement. I was amazed by how clean and professionally done this bike looks! Peter wanted to built this bike because he heard the famous phrase that many stock HD guys have said over the years “Sportsters are for girls!” This inspired him to set out and building one of the most aggressive and sexy looking choppers made from a Harley-Davidson sportster.
His bike was heavily inspired by builder Tom Foster and his Captain Insane bike as well as Jesse James’ and his famous El Diablo choppers. Custom Hot Rods were also a large inspiration as shown by the flat black paint job and pinstripping.
So far Peter has rode this bike over 20000 KM all over Sweden as well as winning the 2010 and 2011 Easy Rider competitions. Not only did he build a great Swedish chopper, he built a true American Hot Rod.