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Old 01-01-2004, 05:27 PM   #11
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Agreed.
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Old 01-01-2004, 06:40 PM   #12
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Default Re: shovelhead streetfighter

some guy on one of the streetfighter web sites has a shovelhead streetfighter, it actually looks pretty cool in a ratty kind of way.

The web site is in Dutch or German or some other squarehead gibberish so I don't know what they say about it.

Really, if they can't speak the kings English then sod them.
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Old 01-01-2004, 08:29 PM   #13
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Default Strange Hondas

Strange. Lotsa red. Looks like what Clint Eastwood should have ridden in "High Plains Drifter."



Speaking of strange Hondas, I saw a Rune at my local dealer the other day. Very Strange. Lotsa Purple. I'm still undecided.
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:07 PM   #14
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Default Re: Jesse James' latest. VTX Roadster. Not a chopper!

What would he do with a SV650? (Just kidding)
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:27 AM   #15
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Default Re: Jesse James' latest. VTX Roadster. Not a chopper!

Jesse James my butt. Its the North Koreans attempting to do the Yamaha Bulldog.



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Old 01-02-2004, 06:29 AM   #16
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Default So what.

Boring. Paint it red and Honda swoons. Junk.
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:20 AM   #17
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Default Re: Jesse James' latest. VTX Roadster. Not a chopper!

So which picture has the correct swingarm? Which picture has the proper pipes? Photoshop?
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:40 AM   #18
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Default Re: Jesse James' latest. VTX Roadster. Not a chopper!

According to the CW story, Honda dropped off a VTX engine and a bag of money ($250,000 to be exact). Jesse James then built everything else around it. That my friends (and kpaul) is talent.



And, yes, please note the wacko exhaust. A thing of hand crafted beauty. The airbag suspension is nice but the creative use of a steering damper to provide damping control at the rear is certainly "outside-the-box". What isn't very clear in image 4 of 4 is the rear disk brake. It sits perpendicular to the shaft. Dangerous? Hell yes! It spins just to the right of the riders left ankle with this little bitty piece of plastic to save that ankle from getting sliced to bits. The trick however is that this is a show bike which is intended to show the extremes of engineering, design and the artful expression of both.



Well done Jesse James and Honda.

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Old 01-02-2004, 08:48 AM   #19
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Sorry, EG, I swooned too. Hmm... I guess that means... what?



Does my owning a red Harley make me evil? I think I'll paint the Honda wings on my tank just to mess with peoples heads.
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Old 01-02-2004, 12:15 PM   #20
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This thing rocks ! JJ, IMHO, understands what cool is all about when it comes to motorcycles.

Ashley and Sean. Can I interview JJ for MO on my next trip down. Please???

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