big four 21res"Big Four"

By  Dave Brackett

      In early 1972, The Honda 750 had been getting lots of attention, so we at AEE decided to build one into a chopper.  I took one of Brackett Chassis Company's custom rigid frames out of stock, to start the project. A 750 Honda had been stripped to start the new chopper. A sportster gas tank was added and wide flat ribbed rear fender to cover the 5.00 x 16 rear wheel and tire. Metal panels were welded in the neck area and under the seat, to create a sleek look and make an area for switches.
     The frame, tank and rear fender were sent to Molly for molding and paint. It was done in a pearl white base with scrolls in green and blue. While this was done, the motor was sent for chrome plating, then to "Action Fours" for rebuild and upgrade. The finished motor package ran well, and with the motor upgrades, was very powerful.
     When parts returned to AEE, assembly started. A 12 inch extended AEE square glide front end was installed with narrow 16 inch front wheel and AEE custom spool brake. Stops were added to limit the turn of the front end to reduce plowing in turns. AEE pullback handlebars, Ciebie headlights, AEE custom smoke gray windshield and triangular mirror, finished the front end. bigfour1res
     A short forked style sissy bar and king and queen seat by Whitey Morgan were added to the rear. Custom short upsweep exhaust pipes on both sides were installed. Finish trim included AEE chrome chain guard and foot pegs, with a Moon polished round aluminum oil tank.
     When the bike was finished, I had again showed what AEE products could do to a Japanese bike.  We had created a sleek chopper, with lots of power too!     

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