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Old 04-05-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Big Dog Rolls Over on its Back

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Big Dog Motorcycles Halts Production – Will Transform into Parts Manufacturer

I never cared for the Brand, but I still hate to see anyone fail.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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Clearly the economy did some damage but H-D's increased production put of lot of "customs" out of business.

Add in the fact that the whole chrome barge thing is OUT right now.

Rat bikes are in. Saw a young kid the other day on a rattle can black Sportster and a mishmash of parts.

Even Bobbers are on the way out. Rat bikes. You heard it here first. Or second.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:26 PM   #3
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I check CL daily for bike deals. Love seeing the chrome plated noise makers attempting to be sold for 20k. Good luck with that, no more home equity loans flying off the shelf.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:48 PM   #4
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That market is dead, I also hate to see anyone out of work but that whole instant bad-ass catalog custom thing made me want to puke. I'd rather ride a 10 year old Suzuki Bandit than any one of those turds
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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Well a 10 year old bandit is a superior machine in almost every way to a parts bin custom.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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Certainly get more use out of one, I don't think you can beat them in the bang for buck catagory....
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:11 AM   #7
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Clearly the economy did some damage but H-D's increased production put of lot of "customs" out of business.

Add in the fact that the whole chrome barge thing is OUT right now.

Rat bikes are in. Saw a young kid the other day on a rattle can black Sportster and a mishmash of parts.

Even Bobbers are on the way out. Rat bikes. You heard it here first. Or second.
Why is it always about what's "in" or what's "out"? Why not just get a bike and ride. Goes to show just how many bikes are exercises in styling.

(Don't get me wrong. I love style, but I think it should come second to function.)
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:53 AM   #8
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I guess a lot of concern is directed at "What do young people want to ride?". Indications from this neck of the woods are that they want mopeds and ratted-out Japanese bikes. They are taking over the city!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:13 AM   #9
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Does this mean it's OK to slag on OCC now?
When wasnt it?
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:05 PM   #10
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Oh, it's just that every time I would poke-fun at the Twittles, some jackass would essentially get in my face defending them, and talking about "Can YOU do what Paulie's doin', Huh? Canya?!!!" B.S.

To answer: yes, I can. Better. I have Mad Fabrication Skilz0rz, Yo. And that's being humble about it. Gimme the machinery those hacks have access to, and I will Fcuking BUILD you a Motorcycle.

I don't make fun of Jesse James' work, though. That man (for all his other flaws) has got more skill in a pimple on his left ass-cheek than the Twittles have in their entire family......
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