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Old 10-08-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default Stoopid Choppas Hit The Wall

Everybody knows the bottom dropped out of the custom chopper market. But DAMN, it's really in the crapper! I was browsing Flea-Bay motorcycles and this is just one of dozens of bikes with "$30k invested, my loss your gain, must sell" examples:

Custom Built Motorcycles : Chopper: eBay Motors (item 150503482928 end time Oct-13-10 19:11:18 PDT)

The current bid is $4,500, (NO RESERVE) the text said he accepted an offer for $5k, but the buyer backed out.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:53 AM   #2
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I might take a chopper if it was free but even a few hundred bucks is too much for one of those POSes. Even then I'd just strip it and sell the parts. Though it might be fun to slip a built S&S engine into an old FXRS.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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You mean the Market for Chrome plated noise makers is finally dropping out? Say it isn't so...
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:19 AM   #4
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Nothing on there you could use really except the wheels, the motor and trans will grenade if you try to put any miles on it. Let the suckers eat them.

makes a nice yard ornament, maybe you could stick the mail box on it......
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:46 AM   #5
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This is what happens when people try to buy an identity for themselves.I'm not sure exactly what this is but it also seems to manifest itself with older guys who have never ridden in their lives but insist on buying 20k 600 lb. plus Harleys or metric cruisers.They end up selling them after a few years with close to 0 miles on them.It may be some form of narcissism.I do appreciate the craftmanship that goes into some choppers but from the comfort, practicality standpoint I have never been able to buy the idea.Then again, who am I to blow against the wind. Whether we realize it or not we all are creating an identity for ourelves.Maybe in the near future I will be able to find a Mutistrada,VFR or Tiger that some poser bought, can't pay for and has to unload for whatever he can get.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:01 AM   #6
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Dude, how could you NOT jump in and bid on a Cenzi Matrix 250?

Have you learned nothing from Klazy Ken?

Its a Cenzi Matrix 250!
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:44 AM   #7
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Well that's what it is JM, there's a wide gulf between people that knock together choppers in their garages and ride them everywhere and people that go out and buy these shop built specials. You can't buy a lifestyle no matter how hard you try.

Far be it from me to tell someone how to spend their money, but buying one of these and riding it a few thousand miles a year (if that) doesn't make you a "biker" any more than buying a GS makes me some 'round the world adventurer.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:32 AM   #8
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older guys who have never ridden in their lives but insist on buying 20k 600 lb. plus Harleys or metric cruisers.They end up selling them after a few years with close to 0 miles on them.It may be some form of narcissism.
Or they just have small wieners.
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Well that's what it is JM, there's a wide gulf between people that knock together choppers in their garages and ride them everywhere and people that go out and buy these shop built specials. You can't buy a lifestyle no matter how hard you try.

Far be it from me to tell someone how to spend their money, but buying one of these and riding it a few thousand miles a year (if that) doesn't make you a "biker" any more than buying a GS makes me some 'round the world adventurer.
No, you're just round.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:59 PM   #10
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No, you're just round.
More of a brick sh*thouse with a beer belly actually.

Unless you are referring to my firm yet tender buttocks.....
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