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Old 01-01-2004, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default Re: Jesse James' latest. VTX Roadster. Not a chopper!

Somehow I believe that Jesse got his inspiration from Tom Langston's "The Badland 1" of Rumble Customs:

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I also expect a lot more for $250K. Although I like it and I've seen it in the flesh, I have more respect for those who accomplish the same feat with much less.
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jesse James' latest. VTX Roadster. Not a chopper!

looks a little more realistic than some of his bikes, I wonder how it handles.

Now he can change the name to West Coast Streetfighters and we can see something besides choppers and Harleys on tv
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Jesse James' latest. VTX Roadster. Not a chopper!

Putting a VTX engine in as road racer chassis makes as much sense as putting a CBR600RR engine in a crusier chassis.



It is a pretty thing though. Maybe it's the start of a new Geezer Race Series. I can just see longride stuffing a shovelhead engine in an old GPZ750 frame right now.
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Old 01-01-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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Hmmm... it seems that Tom's bike may well have impacted Jesse's design... but in retrospect, Confederate essentially presented the concept five years ago (Hellcat) - and Erik Buell was pushing the limits of that envelope ten years ago. So, now it's a trend..?
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Old 01-01-2004, 02:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: Jesse James' latest. VTX Roadster. Not a chopper!

Ehhh... Neat looking but functionally weird...
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Old 01-01-2004, 03:20 PM   #6
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Weird. Not my first choice for cruiser engines in a sport chassis...





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Old 01-01-2004, 03:39 PM   #7
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I just sent it because I think it's the kind of thing I'd generate if I had the skills, money, and time. Looks a lot better than the chopper stuff, eh?



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Old 01-01-2004, 03:39 PM   #8
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I just sent it because I think it's the kind of thing I'd generate if I had the skills, money, and time. Looks a lot better than the chopper stuff, eh?



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Old 01-01-2004, 03:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: Jesse James' latest. VTX Roadster. Not a chopper!

saw it on Cycle Worlds site. Like all of his bikes it is pretty to look at. Just like his other customs it looks painfull to ride.



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Old 01-01-2004, 04:34 PM   #10
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Makes almost as much sense as putting a sportster motor in a sports chassis, oh wait, some dolt already tried that.
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