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Old 04-06-2005, 01:07 PM   #55
Studly Adventurer
Joined: May 2004
Location: 96' Dr650 - 200 wr400f street legal -- Hot xr50
Oddometer: 883
Rick G,

My HS friend has a chopper that was on the front page of Iron Horse Magazine.
He put like $80k into it. It has a huge springer front end like 4 feet long, hardtail frame, like 1600 S&S motor with everything but Nitrous or a supercharger. It had NO FRONT BRAKe. Tiny little seat narrow little bars etc.

He pulls up one night in front of my brothers house and says, take it for a ride...

Well first of all the transmission was all down because of the linkage so I started off in top gear, slipped the hell out of the clutch to get going. It did pull real strong becaseu of the big motor. The suspension was an undamped chassis flex...up and down ...up and down. didn't feel too stiff really because of all the flex. Would not stop worth a damn though, couldn't turn it either, u-turns were out of the question. Vibration is not the word for it. but what a beautiful bike. My friend actually rode it from NY to Daytona one year for bike week.....Man he must have been hurtin'.
Not for me even if it does draw a crowd.
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