Boardchop By R.T. Choppers


Mix between race and chop – from Holland.

Rik = How it drive’s: Steers like a razor knife, engine is doing the job very good. After 50 miles you need a cup of coffee to relax your bud. Time to build: 1.5 year, I take it easy to collect the right spares, and think of the right ideas to build it.



Engine: Overhauled by my self completely with help from.. ( the parts I needed. New big cylinder kit 650 cc xs performance. Boyer ignition. New dynamo 100amps. Carbs Keihin pwk 32 mm rebuild for 4-stroke engines (kit from Heyden tuning) Etc, etc.



Wheel Drummers and rim’s: Suzuki double leading shoe in the front, fender rear from an road star front fender completely rebuild. Front: double leading shoe from Suzuki with speed holes. Rear: original xs with speed holes. Both spokes in an 16 inch alloy rim. Tyres; Shinco 5.00×16.



Tank: Sportster completely rebuild, gas cap comes from a jerrycan, smoothed. Tank is coming from a Harley Sportster, only the shell is original i made the tunnel by my self .



Saddle: Hammered by my self with old leather finish from a saddle bag connected with copper nails.


Handlebars and front: Clippons with leavers from Oldinglish bike. Tripple tree shaved, suspension lowered.


Build by my self: Everything…………. Wheels I let spoken, and frame is a Zodiac with a little restyle by my self.


Paint job: In the garage, after sanding and polishing.


I hope that it is enough information an the pics must be good I think. I take the foto’s with an oldskool camera.

See yah, Greets….Rik…. from Holland.


  1. steve96mc says:

    Wow, it is beautifull, love every bit of it. congratulations on fine job!!!!

  2. mike lytle says:

    RIK, i can see from the pictures that you have taken your time and built a very, very clean and well thought out bike. you can be proud of your work!!! thanks for sharing

  3. Buster Hyman says:

    Ordinarily I can go on and on about how great this or that build is, but this is a jaw-dropper that has finally left me speechless. Thanks for the pics and the details. This is going to take some studying to absorb.

  4. Martijn van Geenen says:

    Really nice indeed! Love all the handmade parts. Respect! Enjoy the ride

  5. mako says:

    Super fiets! Given me some new idea’s for mine. What about the front fork. Suzuki as well?

    Gtz, Mako

  6. idaho chad says:

    Wow. Killer freakin job man!!

  7. Hans from Holland says:

    Wow, mooi lijntje Rik !!!! Superb ride, nice color and cool details.
    The tires do the job, makes the bike fat and mean. Do you know it’s exactly the same frame as my XS bobber? Wish you a lot of enjoyable miles on the Dutch roads !!!

  8. Old bastard says:

    ”I LOVE IT”.

  9. Guy says:


  10. Vincent says:

    Wauw wat een waanzinnige motor, i am speachless what a bike you made. Ik think its going to give a lot of guy’s some new inspiration… Thanks for sharring..
    Hopelijk zie ik hem ook een keer in het echt.
    Gtz. The Dutch

  11. Barney says:

    You can’t go wrong with red and brass. Rik, i need that alternator cover!!!

  12. Johnny says:

    Kool bike man..Really good to see sumthin different.

  13. eric says:

    just one word….wow!

  14. norm younger says:

    great bike nicely done.

  15. Bart Benes says:

    Rik ik heb de bouw van dichtbij meegemaakt maaaaar.
    This is a fabulous job and guy’s i can tell you, in the real its even better.
    It rides like a razorknife

  16. Fabbastard says:

    Nice Job! what else could I say…..

  17. Wauw, fantastisch!! Really beautiful! Hope to see it in real life one day.

  18. Jeroen says:

    Hello Rick

    F…king jealouze when i see this boardchop.
    Beautifull details like al THE speedholes and Brass.
    Helemaal superb!

    Greetings, Jeroen

  19. fanoboss says:

    Freekin’ Cool.

  20. weed says:

    Gaaf ziet er goed uit

  21. Mike the Watchmaker says:

    Very cool bike, like all the details. ENJOY!!!

  22. greg says:

    WOW! I love everything about this bike. I can’t wait until I need new tires, because i’m defiantly getting some of those next. I have the same big bore, did you have problems with your cam chain tensioner too? Mine is WAY too tight when it is flush. Good idea on the mid controls.

  23. El Gaucho says:

    New favorite bike on here. Wow.

  24. bigpup says:

    very cool, love the fat tire look, you nailed it. Great Job

  25. iamsofaking says:


  26. Bill says:

    Wow man, VERY nice build. You know you did it right when you see the whole bike, no one aspect of the build grabs you attention, just perfect!!

  27. Dennis says:

    Rick, that bike looks so good. WOW! Any further details on the fat front tire setup?

  28. joe speedboat says:

    Erg gaaf!! Best bike I have seen on here in a long time!! And it looks like it,s a blast to drive!

  29. reynoldburton says:

    Jepp, you nailed it – both wheels in 16″ look really good.
    Even if red isn´t my colour at all, I would definitely ride it.

  30. Chopper Ed says:

    Schweeeeet lookin’ motor dude! Helluva job Rik. Pat yourself on the back. Fine craftsmanship!

  31. Piggel says:

    Don’t like it at all………………… ahum, means; I’m very very jalours of you 😉
    I’ve seen some previous work what was already super – but this raise the standard to the next level !! congretulations. Hope to see you at the Big Twin beurs in Rosmalen this year. Regards, Ronald “Piggel” Brand

  32. Hans from Holland says:

    Good idea Piggel !!! Love to see this build in November this year in Rosmalen.
    You know Rik, last year….. first and second place : XS 650 !!!!!

  33. more says:

    wow!! so nice what kind of fork is that ?

  34. tom freeman says:

    this bike is the reason i like this page.

  35. Grinder says:

    100 amp dynamo??? is that a typo?

  36. chris watson says:

    im really interested in the look of your bike. when i finally get out of my apartment and back into my house and garage im going to take on a this project. my only concern is the frame its self if i went with a tc bros or other wle don hard tail can i still achieve the same stance of yours.

  37. Nicke says:

    Wow. Just wow. If mine turns out half as nice as this bike I am gonna quit my job and just ride for the rest of my life.

  38. David says:

    What triple tree’s id you use?

  39. Barney says:

    Yo! Rik’s not here man.

  40. David says:

    What kind of triple trees did you use?

  41. rt choppers says:

    Tripple tree is from xv 750 completely shaved, you can also do it with your xs triples.

  42. David says:

    Are xv 750 trees wider than stock xs 650? I want to use 500×16 tire also. Your bike change my whole build ideas!!

  43. reynoldburton says:

    The more I look at it the more I like it – man that´s a nice machine for sure. Probably one of the best looking hardtails i.m.o.

  44. Barney says:

    RT, how much for an alternator cover???

  45. Chris says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful job! You have some excellent lines on your bike, I hope my bike turns out as well. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Newman says:

    YES! A Truly Majestic Beast!! I’m also very,very interested in the wide triple tree set up?????Please more Info! Such a Killer Bike!

  47. shane says:

    I am a fan i like the race look to it

  48. fanoboss says:

    I would love to see a boardtrack race…

  49. James Davis says:

    Wow, Beautiful Bike, you really thought out every detail, I love how you did the seat. The lines of the bike are great, this is my dream bike, I have ENVY!!! Great job.

    James Davis

  50. Ian Matthew says:

    Just brilliant!! Every thing just looks right on it, a work of art.

  51. rt choppers says:


    you can see the bike LIVE on BIGTWIN BIKESHOW in Rosmalen.
    4-5-6 -November.
    XSee you there fans…. thank you for all the complimentxs.

  52. Vito says:

    What to say… so many good details! Everything fits good togheter, brilliant.

  53. Taylor says:

    Love it!
    Can you shed some light onto how you did your front wheel… XS1 front drum brake to what kind of rim?

  54. Taylor says:

    scratch that last comment…. still love it though!

  55. Geezerman says:

    Not much left to say.
    This bike is gorgeous !!!!!!
    Nice work.

  56. Tom says:

    Maybe the best build from XS that I’ve ever seen, this bike rocks!!! Go on buddy!! Greetings from Czech

  57. hooversama says:

    AWESOME!!!! Every detail……..Brilliant!

  58. Chuck Jones says:

    Great bike. really fresh looking.

  59. Antony says:

    great build…looks clean and its hard to pull off a red bobber…well done…. what crank covers are those?i like the no logo’s look….

  60. Eric S. says:

    Is there somewhere larger images are available? That is one truly handsome machine– I want to pin up some prints in the garage for inspiration.

  61. Chuck Jones says:

    I like this build a lot. And nice red paint always catches my eye.

  62. Lee says:

    Who built this bike? I’m seriously thinking of getting one of those bikes built for me and this guy seems very talented to me! I’d appreciate getting an email or website so I could get in touch.
    Thanx a lot

  63. Joram says:

    Heb je weer mooi gefixt Rik, stukje vakmanschap!!!!
    Hoorde dat je ook een prijs gewonnen hebt, gefeliciteerd.

  64. weed says:

    saw him in real life but looks great.
    And stood in the field of winners

    Dus gefeliciteerd

  65. Yes!!!!!
    Rik’s boardchop took third place last week at the Bigtwin Show in Rosmalen!
    Saw it live and was my favourite, also my girlfriend’s favourite and you know she must have good taste….
    The bright red paint was really awsome. You deserve the price Rik !!!

  66. turdherder says:

    In my mind one of the top three bikes I’ve ever seen listed on this site, and I’ve looked at hundreds. I’d be proud to park my ass on it. GREAT JOB!

  67. BUSTER says:

    I cant believe how cute it looks !!

  68. Hans says:

    I want to say thanks to Rik because today his bike is became mine bike and i am very very happy with it you can imagine.

  69. McLeod says:


  70. Mike Garrett says:

    The Zodiac frame ,,, what frame is it ,,,, there are alot of frames in this catalog,,, I have been wanting to set my motor on a betteer frame then what I have available,,, and I think you nailed it!!!!!

  71. Usp222 says:

    Very cool bike. What is the hardtail you have on there stretch and drop? Its fits this bike better than I could imagine it. I would love to get a similar one.

  72. Uncle Bear says:


  73. Wim versteegh says:

    Hoi Rick,

    wat een vette bike man. ik denk dat ik hem nu al zoon 1000 keer heb bekeken.
    zelf ben ik een leek, maar wel bezig met een xs650 te bouwen hardtail dropseat.
    en net al jij wil ik hem laag houden.

    het is echt een enorme inspiratie om jouw bike te zien.