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chopped CHP bike

We regularly purchased 3 or 4 bikes at the Sacramento CHP auction held every six months. All were customized either by customers we resold them to or we chopped them and then resold them. Larry's bike has a 20 over CycleShack girder fork, Weber carb, Paughco one piece pipes, CJ pullback handlebars and VDO mini speedometer. All the parts used to chop this former cop bike came from my chopper shop retail store. Larry Bass ran our Modesto store for a year before moving to the bay area. He and I remained friends, talking by phone weekly, until his death in 2007. photo scanned from 35 year old print

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Taken circa 1974