Looking for a sweet ride? The Mekgineer’s Chopper (Alliance) and Mechano-Hog (Horde) bike mounts not only look cool, but they let you carry a passenger, too. While you can’t customize the license plate (they all say “PWN”), having a Chopper is definitely a great way to show off your toon. That is partially because of the price you must pay to build one of these fine pieces of craftsmanship!
Step 1: Find an Engineer
For horde engineers of 450 skill, the Mechano-Hog schematic is sold by the Horde Expedition vendor in Northrend. You must be exalted to buy it, and it costs 340 gold. For alliance engineers, you can buy the Mekgineer’s Chopper schematic from the Alliance Expedition vendor in a similar fashion.
Step 2: Farm Some of the Mats
You’ll need 12 Titansteel Bars, 40 Handful of Cobalt Bolts, and 2 Arctic Fur for your bike. These can be purchased on the auction house, or farmed for.
Handful of Cobalt Bolts are produced by an engineer using Cobalt Bars. This is the least expensive item on your list.
Arctic Furs are difficult to farm for, since they’re obtained rarely when skinning Northrend mobs. You can buy them on the auction house, or trade 10 Heavy Borean Leather to Braeg Stoutbeard (the Fur & Leather Trader in Dalaran) to get an Arctic Fur.
Titansteel Bars are expensive to make. You can find them on the AH, or have a miner of 450 skill smelt them. You’ll need three Titanium Bars, one Eternal Shadow, one Eternal Earth, and one Eternal Fire to make one Titansteel Bar. Alchemists can transmute eight Saronite Bars into one Titanium Bar, and transmute spec will proc extra Titanium Bars. Eternal Fire will likely be the most expensive eternal to obtain. If you can pick up cheap Frozen Orbs, you can trade them to Frozo the Renowned in Dalaran outside the Engineering shop for any eternal of your choice.
Step 3: Buy The Vendor Parts
The last three parts of your bike can’t be farmed – you have to buy them from Roxi Ramrocket at K3 in the Storm Peaks. Only engineers with the schematic can purchase these parts. The total cost for the vendor parts is 12,500 gold. If your guild has the Bartering perk (level 24 or higher) then the vendor parts are lowered to 11,250 gold.
- 1 Elementium-plated Exhaust Pipe – 1500 gold
- 1 Salvaged Iron Golem Parts – 3000 gold
- 8 Goblin-machined Piston – 8000 gold (1000 each)
Step 4: Tip Your Crafter
If you had someone else craft this for you, don’t forget to give them a tip for their time! With the total cost of a bike being about 15,000 gold or more, it’s good etiquette to tip at least 500 to 1,000 gold. If you can’t afford to tip that much – do you really need to be spending all your gold on a bike?
Step 5: Go Cruisin’
You’ve found an engineer to craft your bike, farmed all the mats, given them a fat tip – now it’s time to hit the highway! Buckle up, don’t drink and drive!