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Old 01-22-2007, 05:22 PM   #11
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Let me know when they start making good bikes... you know with maybe some rear suspention?



Didn't the whole custom bike thing start out by taking a bike and modifying it to be less standard more purpose made for one task or another? (crusing, cafe racing etc.)



Back when all bikes were standards?



What's the purpose of a chopper? I see the apeal of making a stripped beautifully made motorcycle. The thing I don't understand is why give that motorcycle a high rake, a old heavy engine, horrible ground clearence, no rear suspention etc. ?



Why not make one that's a pretty bare bones stripped down bike that still handles well? Like TZ / RD400 's you see ? (TZ250, 350 with a RD400 engine in it)



Or a tigercraft framed single?
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:58 PM   #12
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Thanks for the review.



How about for your next review give us the lowdown on "The Doctor, The Tornado, and the Kentucky Kid"? Now that would be something closer to all our hearts.

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Old 01-22-2007, 06:11 PM   #13
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I Googled "Paco Frames" and came up with very little, but I just put it in there anyway. Thanks very much for pointing that out.



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Old 01-22-2007, 06:20 PM   #14
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Thank the good lord that the chopper craze is going out with a whimper. At the IMS, there were more than a few long-faced "custom" builders and a noticeably shrinking presence.



Some ***** in her underwear spread-eagle on the seat of one of those things drew a modest and equally *****y crowd, but that was about it. Even OCC decided not to show up this year.



Hey, but you could have gotten a used Dee Synder-owned chopper for the cut-rate price of something like $56,000 (marked down from $79,000). I didn't see any takers.



I probably won't be seeking out this movie, but at least it sounds like the subjects weren't attempting to rob people blind...at least not for motorcycles.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:27 PM   #15
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Thanks.. My first bike.. friend of a friend put it together and he passed it on to me when i decided to learn to ride.. used to look like this..
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:03 PM   #16
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Its brings back the days when if you were wrenching on your scoot on a saturday you could count on a bud or two dropping buy to "help"(if not wrenching, at least drinking your beer). And if your stuff was running for a change,you could drop by someone else's place ..guaranteed someone was wrenching on a bike or jalopy. Now I do most of my wrenching alone...no one ever drops by unless I call for help. And if I drop by a buddys house he's more likely to be cutting grass. My son and his Bud's are a little like the old days, but their bikes are newer and more reliable and they arent working on em much. The old bikes we had may have been junk,but we had a lot of fun learning to work on em. Young riders today have it a lot better, but I think they are also missing something. Nice to see some younger guys are keeping the old hot rod thing alive.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:36 PM   #17
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Your ride looks sweet! I can't ID the donor bike. Some sort of single cylinder machine?
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:41 PM   #18
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Ahh, a 'real biker' has spoken. All those who are not 'real', please fade into the woodwork now.
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:05 PM   #19
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Thompson ends the book with an indictment of the angels who he realizes are just a bunch of sociopaths and misfits.
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:27 AM   #20
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Gee, what a disappointment - nary a hot Zombie Chick in sight.
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