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Old 11-29-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
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Those behemoths are as far from "choppers" as they can be.

What's "chopped"? (That is, cut down or removed as excess and unnecessary?) Nothing. They are banal bikes at best.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:07 PM   #3
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Tho the bikes ain't my cuppa' Joe, I enjoyed the article. Enough-so, I read the entire thing (somesing I normelly do not do mit "Kruzer Artikles").
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:45 PM   #4
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It seems Buz has been really busy lately. Tell Fenton I said "hi".

As far as the bikes go, it seems the Yami is a pretty good deal...and more rideable than the other two with a normal sized back tire.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:47 PM   #5
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I guess whatever flips your switch is about all I can say. They're neat looking factory bikes though way too flash for me. Now let me get my nose in the air at the appropriate angle and say you don't buy a chopper you build it. Anyone can buy a bike and add or remove parts to make some kind of statement, the more rad you go the more chopped or bobbed the bike is and the more personal it is to you, you don't just f*ckin' go "buy a chopper"

Like I said, these are cool looking factory bikes but they're no more choppers than that OCC sh*t on TV
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:02 PM   #6
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...And wasn't the point of the original chopper concept was to buy a cheap POS and than fix it up and Frankenstein the hell out of it because you couldn't afford a new manufactured bike?
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:07 PM   #7
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Maybe since none of you like these bikes you can comment on how I get more handsome with every shootout.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:12 PM   #8
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...And wasn't the point of the original chopper concept was to buy a cheap POS and than fix it up and Frankenstein the hell out of it because you couldn't afford a new manufactured bike?
Somewhat, but mostly the 'chopper' was a symbol of self-expression I believe. It was to build something with your own two hands making something that was different than anyone else's bike. Now you just slap down 20G and buy one!
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Maybe since none of you like these bikes you can comment on how I get more handsome with every shootout.
And we would................if you did!
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:17 PM   #10
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True dat! Build what you ride, don't buy it. Especially when two of them are trying too hard to look like the third one. Hopefully, this whole scene will soon be a bad memory, and the copycats can go out of business, the idiots with too much money will find another hobby, and the Japanese can go back to copying themselves full time. It's time for something new, and these ain't it.
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