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Old 06-15-2013, 02:19 AM   #21571
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Any idea what is hanging from the left forward control mount? A charm, fishing sinker, ???

Cool bike (sorry, I know that goes against the theme of the thread), but couldn't imagine riding a hard tail too far.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:53 AM   #21572
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Any idea what is hanging from the left forward control mount? A charm, fishing sinker, ???
Gremlin bell. It's a device used by idiots to enhance the notion it's not their fault when they have to lay 'er down.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:27 AM   #21573
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Some idiot killed one of Erik Buell's finest to build that piece of crap.
Most of the time, someone else has killed a Buell before it becomes a chop. Low buy-in is the key, so wrecked bikes are a great start.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:44 AM   #21574
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Some idiot killed one of Erik Buell's finest to build that piece of crap.
I disagree with the "piece of crap" statement. Although it is not very practical and not my cup of tea, someone did do a lot of nice fabrication to build that bike.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:03 AM   #21575
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Some idiot killed one of Erik Buell's finest to build that piece of crap.
narrow up that mind. is life more fun if the only valid point of view is yours?
that bike looks to be very well made and is probably a gas to ride (just not on a cement highway).
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:45 AM   #21576
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Another decent looking bike with clean lines. I suspect we'll be seeing a lot of chops in the weeks to come. Smokeout is June 21-23 in Rockingham, and a lot of the guys riding in from the west coast will be hitting the Dragon.

Yes, people with homebuilt chops actually ride them across the country. It's the fancy chops that get trailered everywhere.

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Is it me or does something look wonky with the lack of rake? Wonder how it handles?
Like a pig in shit, looks like it too! I don't see clean lines, or anything else, on that bike.

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #21577
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(yeah, them's car tires)
An appropriate use for them.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #21578
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I see nothing fabricated, most likely built from a J&P Cycle catalog.

I see scrape marks on the lower frame tubes, whats the max lean angle on that pile? I'd guess 10-12 degrees ......... might be a gas if you only go in a straight line, might be well made but poorly engineered.

Looks real comfy to ride with his knee damn near touching the elbow.
Only thing it needs is a cup holder on the top of the air cleaner.
It is entirely possible that you are retarded, but you're mom loved you too much to tell you. That is far from J&P bolt-on parts.

Something about that bike looked familiar. I finally realized that I recognized the frame as being from Redneck Engineering in SC. Then I went back and looked, and that sure as hell looks like Jack, one of the frame builders down there. If it is him, then it would be a sure bet that he built that from the ground up, as he has many Redneck Engineering motorcycles. Hell, he's probably built more motorcycles that most of you have ever ridden.

Even if you aren't a good fabricator, you owe it to yourself to pick up a trashed bike off Craigslist and turn it into something roadworthy at least once in your life. It'll give you a whole different perspective on what it takes to build a chop. It is one thing to ride a motorcycle, but it is a whole different feeling to ride a motorcycle you built yourself. You'll never know that feeling until you do it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:47 AM   #21579
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Even if you aren't a good fabricator, you owe it to yourself to pick up a trashed bike off Craigslist and turn it into something roadworthy at least once in your life. It'll give you a whole different perspective on what it takes to build a chop. It is one thing to ride a motorcycle, but it is a whole different feeling to ride a motorcycle you built yourself. You'll never know that feeling until you do it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #21580
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Even if you aren't a good fabricator, you owe it to yourself to pick up a trashed bike off Craigslist and turn it into something roadworthy at least once in your life. It'll give you a whole different perspective on what it takes to build a chop. It is one thing to ride a motorcycle, but it is a whole different feeling to ride a motorcycle you built yourself. You'll never know that feeling until you do it.
I rebuilt my '00 kx250. No fabrication but it was a ground up rebuild. I do find extra pleasure in that. Also, it hasn't fallen apart yet. ;)
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:33 PM   #21581
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Any idea what is hanging from the left forward control mount? A charm, fishing sinker, ???

Cool bike (sorry, I know that goes against the theme of the thread), but couldn't imagine riding a hard tail too far.
You wouldn't want to ride THAT hard tail too far because whoever built it doesn't know shit about them. For many years, H-D had a telescopic sprung seatpost that absorbed most of the bumps. It was good enough that they used it with their telescopic forks, and those were actually fairly nice to ride.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #21582
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If I went to the trouble of rebuilding a trashed bike, I would put a shock absorber on it. But I guess that might make me a rebel.




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It is entirely possible that you are retarded, but you're mom loved you too much to tell you. That is far from J&P bolt-on parts.

Something about that bike looked familiar. I finally realized that I recognized the frame as being from Redneck Engineering in SC. Then I went back and looked, and that sure as hell looks like Jack, one of the frame builders down there. If it is him, then it would be a sure bet that he built that from the ground up, as he has many Redneck Engineering motorcycles. Hell, he's probably built more motorcycles that most of you have ever ridden.

Even if you aren't a good fabricator, you owe it to yourself to pick up a trashed bike off Craigslist and turn it into something roadworthy at least once in your life. It'll give you a whole different perspective on what it takes to build a chop. It is one thing to ride a motorcycle, but it is a whole different feeling to ride a motorcycle you built yourself. You'll never know that feeling until you do it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:56 PM   #21583
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Gonna lose a toe... or break an ankle... I've gotten better at getting up on the balls of my feet.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #21584
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because whoever built it doesn't know shit about them.

What a bunch of pompous asses in this thread.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #21585
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It is entirely possible that you are retarded, but you're mom loved you too much to tell you.
I was thinking that some of these guys moms didn't tell them they were dropped on their heads as babies.
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