Few bikes sum up the ChopCult ethos better than Matt Tobias' 98 Sporty. In stock trim, The MoCo's Sportster is as unremarkable as a Ford Taurus. In the hands of a guy who plies his craft to something that suits him, a pre-rubber mount Sportster is an awesome and affordable blank canvas.
Matt's bike is a great example of just that, and will probably look different next time we see him at an event because he will have changed it up yet again. This bike has been hardtailed, put back to a swinger and had a multitude of mods all in the name of making something Matt can be proud of. If that attitude doesn't capture the spirit of the modern bikerider perfectly, name something better.
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Owner: Matt Tobias
Location: Chandler, AZ
Engine: 1200 Evo Sportster Frame: '98 Sportster, 3" up 3" out, with the seat area cut out and lowered. Swingarm lengthened 1-3/8"
Fork: Shaved 39mm Narrowglide Tire/wheel size and style: 16" rear/19" front 13-spoke mags with Bridgestone Battlaxe tires Doodads: Too many to list!
Favorite thing about this bike: That I made almost everything on the bike. I try to buy as few parts as possible
Next modification: I don't know, I've already gone from swingarm to rigid and back to swingarm. I'll probably sell it if I stop digging it the way it is now and move on to the next build Thanks to: My wife Jen and my sons Max and Jacob; my buddies Hunter and Coop