FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Where can I buy Choppers Inc. products?
A: At this time, the only source for new OFFICIAL Choppers Inc. products is here. Visit the new Choppers Inc. store at www.choppersincshop.com. For further updates, we also post news and product information on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ChoppersInc.
Q: How did Billy get started?
A: In his book "Chop Fiction", Billy tells all about how he got started, sharing personal stories and the events that ultimately led down the path to becoming one of the foremost custom chopper builders in the world. CHOP FICTION was published in 2004 by MotorBooks International.
Q: Does Choppers Inc. recommend any schools to learn how to build bikes?
A: While Billy does have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has never attended a motorcycle mechanics class; so he's not comfortable recommending something he hasn't experienced. Billy bought his first bike essentially in boxes of parts. He then taught himself how to weld, assembled the bike, and rode it everyday. He believes the best way to learn about motorcycles is to do just that: ride one everyday. Mechanics classes might teach you the basics...; but breaking down on the side of the road and fixing your own bike is a real education. For more advanced tips, read Billy's second book, "How to Build Old School Choppers, Bobbers and Customs", for some of the techniques he has learned over the years.
Q: Does Choppers Inc. have any job openings or an apprenticeship program?
A: We are a very small shop and do not have job openings at this time. Our insurance will not allow us to operate an apprenticeship program.
Q: Will Billy customize my bike for me?
A: No, Billy doesn't customize, but builds choppers from the ground up. However, he is not building bikes for commercial sale at this time. Billy's latest project is for Rolling Thunder. Following are excerpts from Choppers Inc.'s January 2012 Press Release:
Q: Will Billy build me a hubless bike?
A: Billy has built only 5 hubless bikes --as personal projects for himself-- and over the years he's been seen riding them all over town. However, a hubless would be impractical for the average rider in many ways. (For instance, where would you go to change a flat tire?)