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Old 09-12-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
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Another chopper company? All he needs to do is hire his son and argue with him all week... maybe it could be a show.

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Old 09-12-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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Old 09-12-2005, 09:53 AM   #3
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It would almost be inspiring if they were making something other than choppers. I think a pet rock factory would do better in the long run.
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:52 AM   #4
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Well, at least he didn't try to name the company "Indian Motocycle", so I suppose that gives him a bit of a head start. How about another name from the past?



Lessee, "Triumph" is in production and doing quite well, "Norton" is located in Oregon, "Enfield" is still running in India, "Excelsior" is best forgotten in Minnesota. How about BSA? Last I saw they were making cheap optical components in China which seems to me leaves the motorcycle business up for grabs.
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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What a novel idea! Whats next: pre-sliced bread?
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Old 09-12-2005, 12:06 PM   #6
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Yes a new trend in the wanna-be chopper bike crowd.



A neighbor down the street never rode a motorcycle before, but went out and bought a rad jessie james style chopper, complete with loud pipes and ape hangers.



He was trying to use the "Fred Flintstone" braking method the last time I saw him on the bike.
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Old 09-12-2005, 12:28 PM   #7
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It is funny watching some of these clowns trying to look all hard and badazz while wobbling around with their feet dragging at 30 mph.
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:20 PM   #8
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It's certainly better to have them buy the "iron choppers" rather than have them purchase a sport bike and leave their body parts on the road after their first foray with REAL horsepower!

Hey! It'll build a whole new cottage industry for bad biker wear in the Pittsburg area.

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Old 09-12-2005, 02:37 PM   #9
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Looks like they are just another assemb;er of catalog components.



Actually, I was thinking about trying to do that myself. I am retiring soon, and need soemthing to move on with.
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:03 PM   #10
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I think I rather spend my money on a Suckerpunch Sally. One of the "old school" rigid bikes for running around town.

Uumm, nope, changed my mind, I'll spend the 17k on two bikes with rear shocks and three discs.
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