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American Chopper: Season 5, Part 1

Summary:American Chopper, Discovery Channel's mega-hit featuring Paul Teutul, Sr. and his sons, rides again. Join the boys at their Orange County Choppers garage where they're up against deadlines, and each other, to create the world's most outrageous custom motorcycles. The arguments fly right along with the sparks in this celebration of man over machine, and one family's struggle to run the business of their dreams.

Season 5 (Part 1): On the opening episode of Season 5, Paul Jr. and Paul Sr. join forces, as they each build a bike that will be auctioned off to benefit the families of wounded and fallen troops. Batter Up! The OCC is off to Yankee Stadium to meet with Yankee catcher Jorge Posada to discuss building a bike to be auctioned off to benefit his Foundation. The crew then gets an out-of-this-world experience when they head to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to get some inspiration for the NASA-themed bike that they will build.

American Chopper: Season 5, Part 2

Summary: American Chopper, Discovery Channel's mega-hit featuring Paul Teutul, Sr. and his sons, rides again. Join the boys at their Orange County Choppers garage where they're up against deadlines, and each other, to create the world's most outrageous custom motorcycles. The arguments fly right along with the sparks in this celebration of man over machine, and one family's struggle to run the business of their dreams.

Season 5 (Part 2): At the OCC shop, fabrication continues on the Rick Bike, as the guys pitch in to finish this old school bike for Rick to keep. Then, watch as the OCC crew travels across the nation to surprise four lucky FANtasy bike winners. It's the dream of a lifetime for these OCC and bike enthusiasts. Finally, after his trip to Europe and witnessing an array of vintage motorcycles, Paul Sr. feels inspired and decides to start his own collection of vintage bikes.

American Chopper: At Full Throttle

Summary: You could hardly blame someone for being intimidated if they ran into big Paul Teutul in a dark alley. Massive and mustachioed, frequently scowling, and decked out in a sleeveless tee with tattooed biceps bulging, he strikes an imposing figure. But as the millions of people who follow his family business on TLC's popular show American Chopper know, Paul Sr. is not only a nice guy, but a great businessman as well.

The Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way

Summary: You could hardly blame someone for being intimidated if they ran into big Paul Teutul in a dark alley. Massive and mustachioed, frequently scowling, and decked out in a sleeveless tee with tattooed biceps bulging, he strikes an imposing figure. But as the millions of people who follow his family business on TLC's popular show American Chopper know, Paul Sr. is not only a nice guy, but a great businessman as well.

How to Build a Chopper

Summary: Choppers are hot again. All you need to decide is what style you want and this book will guide you through the building sequences. It shows how to build a genuine old chopper or a chopper that looks old and has the conveniences of today, such as electric start and functioning brakes.

Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman

Summary: A stunt man and side show performer made famous by the Discovery Channel, Indian Larry Desmedt is best remembered for his remarkable custom motorcycles, his wild tattoos, and his love for building and riding rolling art. This book, by those who knew him best, offers a closer look at the life that made Larry into the chopper shaman so many admired.

Billy Lane's How To Build Old School Choppers, Bobbers and Customs

Summary: Billy Lane is the fastest-rising star among the high-profile custom chopper builders, and in this book he offers many of his secrets for building a chopper that will stand out in a crowd. This is the ultimate resource for any chopper builder—a book designed as a step-by-step guide to building any type of custom motorcycle. This book also covers custom-building beyond the chopper genre, including the building of "bobbers," an old-school style of custom that has been revived as a hot trend. Predating choppers, they are on the cutting edge of current biker "cool," for real riding, and are much safer and more functional than choppers.

I am Jesse James

Summary: Those familiar with famed California motorcycle customizer Jesse James will be the first to tell you that, in fact, danger is his game. However, after reading (or, more accurately, looking at) this volume that may be the only fact they could tell you about the man behind the metal. Best known as the master builder on television’s popular "Monster Garage," James has cultivated a reputation as the enfant terrible of customized, hand-built choppers, couching his considerable mechanical and metallurgical skills in a hyper-masculine, chicks-guns-and-iron image.

Jesse James: The Man and His Machines

Summary: Those familiar with famed California motorcycle customizer Jesse James will be the first to tell you that, in fact, danger is his game. However, after reading (or, more accurately, looking at) this volume that may be the only fact they could tell you about the man behind the metal. Best known as the master builder on television’s popular "Monster Garage," James has cultivated a reputation as the enfant terrible of customized, hand-built choppers, couching his considerable mechanical and metallurgical skills in a hyper-masculine, chicks-guns-and-iron image.

How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle

Summary: The phrase, Bonneville Salt Flats, strikes a chord with any true gear-head. For motorcycle enthusiasts the allure is even stronger. How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle documents the construction of “The Worlds Fastest Panhead,” conceived and assembled by Keith Ball, former editor or Easyriders magazine. Building a Bonneville Salt Flats winner presents a whole series of hurdles. Keith describes each hurdle, and how it was overcome, from determining the best frame dimensions to making the un-streamlined machine as aerodynamic as possible.

Arlen Ness: The King of Choppers

Summary: Michael Lichter uses his consistently strong photos and writing to tell the story of Arlen Ness's achievement of the American Dream including a prosperous, booming motorcycle business, adapting to or sparking change(creating parts like the 'Evolution Solution'), and staying married to the same woman all these years. Ness started out working for the post office and also helped out with his father delivering furniture . Both his Mom and Dad taught him the importance of a strong work ethic which would become a key factor in his success in an industry where he is affectionately referred to as "King of Choppers". When he bought a knucklehead for three hundred dollars (c. 1964) which he reworked into his own vision he knew he found his calling.

Sonny Barger wrote the forward and says they have a lot in common. Barger and Ness have endured and flourished all these years. It is befitting to have Barger write the foreword because the counterculture Hells Angels and their mystique have contributed enormously to American Culture inspiring film, literature, art, the original and new wave of motorcycle chopper art that has found yet a new ever expanding audience in the 21 century.

My favorite photo in the book is Hulk Hogan sitting on his customized bike "Hulkster". The book doesn't focus on celebrities but on the "art" of Arlen Ness and his story. Motorcycle creativity combined with the American Dream business machine which remains a family business and endurance are an art form that is uniquely Arlen Ness. If you are an Arlen Ness fan this book is for you.

Choppers: Heavy Metal Art

Summary: When a motorcycle has been built from the ground up, stripped of anything not needed for speed, power, and striking looks, and draped in rich colors and chrome, it has been transformed into a chopper. What was once considered an outlaw ride has now become a luxury item and a mainstream obsession. In Choppers: Heavy Metal Art, author and biker Mike Seate explores the many styles of choppers and bobbers and the builders behind them. The book is divided into several sections based on style or type of chopper, with each section devoted to the builders who follow a similar style and philosophy. Some builders are established names in their field, while others are up-and-comers rocking the chopper world with their far-out ideas and new spins on a classic style. Photographer Michael Lichter, who has photographed choppers for Easyriders and several other magazines for nearly three decades, provides stunning studio images of the featured machines as well as portraits of their creators.

Anatomy of the Chopper

Summary: True custom choppers are unlike anything else on the road. Breathtaking, awe-inspiring and sometimes downright frightening, they are often spectacular works of rolling art that showcase the unique characteristics and talents of their builders and riders. Throughout this spectacular compilation of edgy two-wheel titans, Doug Mitchel focuses his expert camera lens on some of the most radical bikes in existence and provides an up-close look at what makes these machines so jaw dropping. With names like Britt Bud Bike, Whiskey Tango, Half & Half, Twisted, Brown Pearl, Bad Atlas, Tainted Angel and Sexy, there's no question that you're in for the virtual ride of your life as you flip through the pages of this big, beautiful bike book!

Old School Choppers

Summary: They're rebellious, innovative, and created with traditional techniques and styles passed on from one generation to the next. This book showcases bobbers, the predecessor to choppers, as well as surviving old school choppers, giving fans a superbly illustrated reference of inspiration and information. This guide: *Features 25 bikes built with old-school techniques and character that will inspire custom bike builders and chopper enthusiasts *Includes 400 stunning step-by-step photos, which aid customizers in tackling their own projects *Covers old-school bike history, and its popular present and gives readers advice on what to look for in a chopper builder.

How to Build a Cheap Chopper

Summary: Choppers dont have to cost thirty thousand dollars. In fact, a chopper built at home can be had for as little as five thousand dollars. The key is the use of a donor bike for most of the components. How to Build a Cheap Chopper documents the construction of four inexpensive choppers with complete start-to-finish photo sequences. Least expensive is the metric chopper, based on a 1970s vintage Japanese four-cylinder engine and transmission installed in a hardtail frame. Dont look for billet accessories or a fancy candy paint job on this one. Next up, price wise, are two bikes built using Buell/Sportster drivetrains. The fact is, a complete used Buell or Sportster can be had for five thou or less. Now youve got more than an engine you have wheels and tires, brakes, hardware, lights, harness, and some sheet metal. Bolt all that stuff to a simple hardtail frame to create an almost-instant chopper. Most lavish, but still cheap by comparison with many of the bikes built today, is a big twin chopper built from carefully chosen aftermarket parts. A RevTech engine and five-speed tranny set in a Rolling Thunder frame. Accessorize from the swap meet and add a simple one-color paint job to create a bike no one needs to be ashamed of.

Outlaw Choppers

Summary: Choppers, originally the favored rides of outlaw bikers, represent the pinnacle of today's motorcycling chic. Choppers designed by top builders routinely command six-figure prices. Once relegated to the scrap heap of pop-culture history along with wide lapels, mutton-chop sideburns, and macram vests, the chopper has returned to the cultural forefront. Today's choppers, rigid-framed, 125-horsepower steeds thrusting their extended forks down America's public highways, violate our sensibilities with their sheer outrageousness. Oultaw Choppers tells the story of these wild machines, where they came from, what's going on today, and where they're going in the future.

Top Chops

Summary: Top Chops features popular custom chopper builders from the Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-Off. These fascinating builders are creating rolling works of art, captured in stunning photography by Michael Lichter, and have included are one-of-kind photos from their personal collections, chronicling their start as young enthusiasts to top-chop builders today. Profiled are: Yasuyoshi "Chica" Chikazawa of Huntington Beach, CA, who came to the United States from Japan where he first perfected old-school choppers; Jerry Covington of Woodward, OK, known for his sleek designs and wide variety; Jesse Rooke, owner of Jesse Rooke Customs in Phoenix, AZ, who has gained a huge following for his bicycle-themed choppers; Northern CA’s Cory Ness, the son/business partner of legendary builder Arlen Ness; Californian Roland Sands, a young racer with award-winning design; Dave Perewitz of Brockton, MA, a true king of fabrication and customizing; and Mondo Porras, creator of hand-built custom choppers the old-school way since 1967 at Denvers' Choppers – currently located in Henderson, NV.

Orange County Choppers: The Tale of the Teutuls

Summary: Each week, millions of viewers tune into The Discovery Channel to watch their favorite dysfunctional American family, the Teutuls. The hit TV show American Chopper features Paul Teutul, Sr., and his sons Paul, Jr. and Mikey, along with a supporting cast of mechanics and friends. Together, they create some of the most incredible and outrageous motorcycles in the world. Now, in ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS, the Teutuls combine family history with a behind-the-scenes tour of their renowned motorcycle shop--and their new lives as household names. Hilarious and heartwarming, fans of the show and newcomers alike will delight in this truly authentic America success story.

How To Build A West Coast Chopper Kit Bike

Summary: This book presents a step-by-step guide to building a West Coast Chopper's C.F.L. kit. Kit choppers are hot commodities. While few people can afford to buy a custom-built chopper from one of the high-end builders like Jesse James-bikes that often sell for $100,000 or more-many can afford to buy such bikes in kit form. Because of this, all the high-end builders sell their creations in kit form. For example, while Jesse James might build perhaps a dozen custom bikes per year, he sells hundreds of chopper kits. The same is true of any number of other builders like Matt Hotch, Cyril Huze, and Paul Yaffe. Authored by Mike Seate and featuring the photography of Joe Appel, this book is a step-by-step how-to guide for anyone building a kit chopper.

Art of the Bobber

Summary: Before choppers, there was the bobber. When American-brand motorcycle owners needed to change their rear tires decades ago, the rear fender featured a hinge near its center that would flip up to make room for the tire to be removed. At some point ,an enterprising rider decided to permanently remove the hinged rear portion of the fender - shortening the fender like the "bobbed" hair cuts popular during those days - or so the theory goes. The tradition of stripping down to a bike's bare essence and celebrating its simpler forms - making a bobber - was begun. As these lean, mean machines come roaring back onto the scene in a big way, this book offers a look at where the bobber came from, where it’s going, and what it’s about. With over 200 exclusive photographs of the most cutting-edge bobbers, biographies of the men and women who build them, and inside stories on top shops like Indian Larry, Von Dutch Kustoms, Orange County Choppers, Arlen Ness, Mitch Bergeron, and more. This book captures the rebel spirit of the ultimate custom bike as never before. Publisher's Note: This edition includes a poster on the reverse of the book's jacket.

How To Build A Bobber On A Budget

Summary: In the old days all a person needed to build a killer custom motorcycle was a bike, a set of tools, a little know-how, and a creative vision. But with the rise of the high-dollar, haute moteur Gucci choppers, the true custom bike has gotten out of most riders’ reach, right?

Dead wrong. In this book Jose de Miguel, a custom builder from way back, sets out to prove that those good old days never ended. In the clearest and simplest terms, he shows readers how they can turn odds and ends found around the shop into one-off motorcycle parts--and make a cheap, run-of-the mill custom build into a drop-dead show stopper. Following de Miguel’s lead, along with his straightforward illustrations, any resourceful owner with rudimentary mechanical skills, a basic tool kit, and--most importantly--a modicum of imagination can build the bobber of his dreams for less than the price of a new bike.

Exreme Motorcycle Art

Summary: This book is professionally presented with beautiful photographs and well written articles. Having the book dedicated to the legend of custom motorcycle art, Indian Larry, makes it more of an honor and pleasure to be featured in this book. Thank you very much we are very proud to be apart of this piece of work. COUNTY LINE CHOPPPERS INC. Phoenix. NY

How To Restore Your Harley Davidson Motorcycle

Summary: The biggest and best book ever written on authentically restoring the most collectible 1937-1964 Harley-Davidson big twin motorcycles. Every detail on every bike is meticulously described year-by-year and model-by-model down to the correct finish for each part. 750 illustrations.

How To Build the Ultimate American V-Twin

Summary: Choose the best frame, engine and wheels for your ultimate motorcycle! Expert customizer Tim Remus provides professional advise to aid custom builders in finding and buying the best parts for building the motorcycle of their dreams. Directory lists featured parts and manufacturers.