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Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,970
Posted By choppahead
Sorry, don't mean to derail the thread but I'd...

Sorry, don't mean to derail the thread but I'd like to address a few points.

I'm glad you like your bikes. I knew/know of the ST's reputation. I bought mine from a friend who owned it almost since...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,970
Posted By choppahead
Can't speak to the ST1300 at all but I have seen...

Can't speak to the ST1300 at all but I have seen a mention of the ST100 on this thread. I spent a summer on a '92 ST1100. Most uncomfortable bike I ever owned. Great motor but it was hot, confining...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,684
Posted By choppahead
Here's my tale of lost love.... By 1977 I...

Here's my tale of lost love....

By 1977 I had decided that my little Honda CB500T wasn't cutting it, and life couldn't go on until I had my own Harley Davidson. I didn't know much about them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By choppahead
:huh :rofl

:huh :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By choppahead
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/22/9u6ume6e.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/22/9u6ume6e.jpg

Rigid Shovel, 2002 Victory and the Mrs bought herself a new Vespa.

Love my bikes and can't wait to see what the next one will be! Rode my first...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 254,879
Posted By choppahead
Congrats. Hope you have a great time with your...

Congrats. Hope you have a great time with your new bike.

I'm 2 seasons into ownership of my 2002 V92C and have put a little over 5K miles on it so far. It seems bulletproof, has a bit of character...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 35,765
Posted By choppahead
There's a lot of truth in this statement....

There's a lot of truth in this statement. Harley's wouldn't be anywhere near as popular as they are if HD Corp hadn't seized, trademarked, branded and Disneyfied the outlaw subculture to give it mass...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 150,451
Posted By choppahead
:rofl:rofl:rofl That is just clever enough...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

That is just clever enough to stick! Better patent it asap!:evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 35,765
Posted By choppahead
Yep! I honestly don't get it either. I know all...

Yep! I honestly don't get it either. I know all the high end tourers have them.
Count me among the fans who have waited like a kid for xmas to see the new Indians unveiled. I love the look of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By choppahead
The 'Double V, Port to Port, 24 Hour Adventure'

Friday afternoon (Aug 2) Mrs. Choppahead and I loaded up her new Vespa and my trusty Vic V92 for a short tour through Ontario's tobacco country and the north shore of Lake Erie. The total trip was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-14-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,652
Posted By choppahead
[QUOTE=E.O.T.D.;21612101]Looks really good man. I...

[QUOTE=E.O.T.D.;21612101]Looks really good man. I LOVE that layered flake on the tank.

There are a lot of people on here that will hate on choppers/ bobbers but they are fun as hell to ride. If...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,097
Posted By choppahead
I understand ball peen hammers, crescent...

I understand ball peen hammers, crescent wrenches, lengths of heavy chain, camping hatchets, large Mag-Lites and big padlocks with a bandana tied to them. All these items have multiple uses, no...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,097
Posted By choppahead
Get Back Whips???

So I've been lurking over at the HD Forums (not a member) because I get a chuckle reading some of the "who's a bada$$ biker threads".

I'll admit I'm a little out of touch on a lot of the latest...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,631
Posted By choppahead
Love the look of this bike! Definitely a keeper!

Love the look of this bike! Definitely a keeper!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,631
Posted By choppahead
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/uqypagyd.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/uqypagyd.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/uru8ahez.jpg

My '80 80 ......

Thanks to RTW Doug's inspiration, I actually believe I could tour on this....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,631
Posted By choppahead
I love mine! Rode it last nite. It's a rigid...

I love mine! Rode it last nite. It's a rigid built from a wrecked 1980 FLH. Been on the road for 10 years in this configuration. A good friend is restoring the original frame so someday the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,573
Posted By choppahead
I worked all winter and saved my money and bought...

I worked all winter and saved my money and bought a brand new 1978 Sportster XLCH. The only bike I was ever sorry I sold.:cry
I bought a brand new 1997 Dyna Superglide. It was a good bike. Sold it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 27,970
Posted By choppahead
Really enjoyed your ride report, Brian. Guys like...

Really enjoyed your ride report, Brian. Guys like you and RTWDoug are an inspiration and have given me the push I needed to get out and rack up more miles on my Shovel. Retirement is coming in a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,690
Posted By choppahead
Gotta admit I was suprised that I was so...

Gotta admit I was suprised that I was so uncomfortable on the ST1100. I know their reputation as a serious hi-miler. I bought mine from a friend who'd owned it since '94 and had put over 100,000kms...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,690
Posted By choppahead
I spent last summer (approx 5,000km) on a '92...

I spent last summer (approx 5,000km) on a '92 ST100. Knew the bike and the reputation they have.

The Good: Fast, smooth, good range on a tank of gas, great motor
The Bad: Hottest bike I've ever...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 346,890
Posted By choppahead
Amen! Go Doug Go! And thanks for bringing us...

Amen! Go Doug Go! And thanks for bringing us along for the ride.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,433
Posted By choppahead
Aerostich Transit Leathers vs Langlitz Leathers

Still trying to decide on the first and last expensive riding suit I'm ever going to buy, after 36 years of riding. Can't get into owning a Roadcrafter or Darien. I'm just not a fan of the textile...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,940
Posted By choppahead
We have approx 6 km of well maintained gravel...

We have approx 6 km of well maintained gravel road, off the main highway, into our cottage. Plus 100's of kms of surrounding roads. Of course they get pretty washboard-y with all the truck c/w boat...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By choppahead
I like some of the new Victory models and I think...

I like some of the new Victory models and I think they make a real good motorcycle. I'm real happy (so far) with my older one. This one looks ok. Unfortunately in their unsatiable quest to surpass HD...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 19,991
Posted By choppahead
Actually it's not: Rubber mounted engine vs...

Actually it's not:

Rubber mounted engine vs counterbalanced rigid mounted engine makes for a more rigid chassis.

I actually hit a pothole hard enough, crossing Kansas on my Dyna, that caused...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 19,991
Posted By choppahead
I agree. I'd much rather see them succeed in...

I agree. I'd much rather see them succeed in knocking HD down a couple of pegs by doing something original like, say, making people want their bikes just because they make a damn good product backed...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 19,991
Posted By choppahead
I bought a new 1997 Dyna Superglide 80ci Evo and...

I bought a new 1997 Dyna Superglide 80ci Evo and owned it for about 8 years. I put approx 50,000 miles on it. Spent some money on suspension, cam, pipes, carb etc to make it run and handle the way I...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By choppahead
Roadcrafter or Falstaff? Can't decide...

I am planning to buy a new riding suit. I ride 'cruiser' (hate that word!) style bikes: day trips, short tours, general transportation in all weather.

I've always used a leather jacket, jeans,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,457
Posted By choppahead
These are all really good points to consider....

These are all really good points to consider. Your bike buying budget is only about half of the equation. You may get a great deal on a '80's, '90's or '00's bike but you will be paying 2012 prices...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 45,491
Posted By choppahead
I have an 80 CI rigid Shovel that I love to ride,...

I have an 80 CI rigid Shovel that I love to ride, but it is a bit temperamental, so is not a daily rider. My daily rider is a recently purchased 2002 Victory V92. So far, I'm happy with it. Although...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,225
Posted By choppahead
I bought an older ST1100 from a friend last year...

I bought an older ST1100 from a friend last year and spent the season on it. I had a few complaints and one was that it was very uncomfortable to me. Plus the locked in riding/leg position. In the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,888
Posted By choppahead
Zach Ness: Victory 'Judge'.....

Zach Ness: Victory 'Judge'.....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,437
Posted By choppahead
Here is our starting point.....

Here is our starting point.....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,437
Posted By choppahead
I've read most of the responses and except for a...

I've read most of the responses and except for a select few, it sounds like most have not even ridden a chopper, let alone built one. There are many ways to do this, I can only relate my personal...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 366,868
Posted By choppahead
From what I see, I think it's awesome. I hope...

From what I see, I think it's awesome. I hope they are a success.

I'm gonna wait until they bring out the 'Neanderthal' model though. Flat black and apes with that motor!!!! :wings
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By choppahead
In reality, I don't consider myself a 'cruiser'...

In reality, I don't consider myself a 'cruiser' fan either. I started riding HD's before anyone coined that term and the bikes I've had, for the most part, have been more like standards. Gotta admit,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By choppahead
I thought about changing the bars and the seat,...

I thought about changing the bars and the seat, but in the end, I wasn't enamoured enough with the ST to put any money into it. I traded it on a 2002 Victory V92C. I agree about extreme positions on...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By choppahead
But (in the case of the ST1100 at least) it...

But (in the case of the ST1100 at least) it transfers the weight to your wrists, elbows and shoulders. Plus with the fairing protection, there was no wind pressure to help offset your weight. Didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,090
Posted By choppahead
As I posted in the 'New Victory Neanderthal'...

As I posted in the 'New Victory Neanderthal' thread, Basically a Harley guy. I spent last summer on a Honda ST1100. Probably the most uncomfortable bike I ever owned. Standing up on the pegs is a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,310
Posted By choppahead
After decades on Harleys and other 'standard'...

After decades on Harleys and other 'standard' style bikes, I spent last summer touring around on a '92 ST1100. On the positive side, it was fast and handled very well for its size. It was also one of...
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