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Forum: Trip Planning 10-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,187
Posted By choppahead
2015 Indian Scout

2015 Indian Scout
Forum: Trip Planning 10-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,187
Posted By choppahead
Figured that's what you were getting at and yes...

Figured that's what you were getting at and yes I'm already thinking of a route and some points of interest...:thumbup



So far, I'm relatively young and in good health. I plan to play at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,175
Posted By choppahead
Yes it is!! Great looking bike.

Yes it is!! Great looking bike.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-22-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,187
Posted By choppahead
:ear:ear:ear

:ear:ear:ear
Forum: Trip Planning 10-22-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,187
Posted By choppahead
At 21, working labour type jobs I bought my first...

At 21, working labour type jobs I bought my first brand new HD. My dream was to be like Billy and Wyatt and ride cross country to California and beyond..
Two months later, met my wife, got married...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,175
Posted By choppahead
My first HD was a brand new '78 Sportster. I have...

My first HD was a brand new '78 Sportster. I have always regretted selling it but it had to go at the time. The next HD was a 4 year old, but worn out Shovel - ex police bike. After seven years with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,175
Posted By choppahead
Kinda ironic.. I sold my Dyna after we finished...

Kinda ironic.. I sold my Dyna after we finished building my Shovel chopper.
Life was never gonna be complete without doing that. I love the Shovel. I've never missed the Dyna.
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,175
Posted By choppahead
I like them. By the time I was ready to buy a new...

I like them. By the time I was ready to buy a new HD in the '90's, the FXR's were no longer being made. So I bought a Dyna. Good bike in general, but had I bought an FXR I'd probably still have it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,931
Posted By choppahead
I've reserved a new Scout. Only time will tell if...

I've reserved a new Scout. Only time will tell if it's a keeper or not.

But my old Shovelhead is not going anywhere unless I'm riding it. Future plans include putting the drivetrain back in the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,634
Posted By choppahead
Great looking Sporty and maybe the perfect...

Great looking Sporty and maybe the perfect touring bike!

Have a great trip. I'm enjoying the RR. Looking forward to more pix!
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 131,844
Posted By choppahead
My post was pure sarcasm. I reserved mine in...

My post was pure sarcasm. I reserved mine in August..:evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 131,844
Posted By choppahead
It really is too bad that parent company Polaris...

It really is too bad that parent company Polaris let their new Indian Motorcycle division release such an important new model that was so poorly thought out. Haven’t they seen other companies fail...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 299,662
Posted By choppahead
Great looking bike. I sold my '02 V92 to reserve...

Great looking bike. I sold my '02 V92 to reserve a new Indian Scout. The V92 was the best bike I've owned to date. As excited as I am about the Scout, I do miss my old Vic. Hope the new owner is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 90,354
Posted By choppahead
Go Doug!

Go Doug!
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 131,844
Posted By choppahead
Thanks for posting a picture of my new bike! Glad...

Thanks for posting a picture of my new bike! Glad you liked it!

Ordered it a week ago. Delivery December. First ride probably April '15... Gonna be a looong winter:cry:cry
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,474
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, 10:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,474
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, 06:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,848
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, 01:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,323
Posted By choppahead
:huh :rofl

:huh :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,323
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, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 299,662
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,607
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, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 181,559
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, 07:33 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,607
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, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,186
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,641
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,641
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, 08:10 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,215
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, 07:54 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,215
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, 05:52 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,215
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,597
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, 05:53 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 30,130
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,903
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, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,903
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, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 357,628
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,157
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,289
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 21,732
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...
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