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Old 02-27-2013, 08:00 PM   #2011
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:58 AM   #2012
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Bought for $350.00


WTF???????

Lets hear it
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #2013
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #2014
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Bought one of these for $1400, the other for $1500. Not so sure my decision to sell the 4x4 and replace it with a motorcycle is saving me any money.



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Old 03-02-2013, 10:23 PM   #2015
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ok... some stuff that's currently in my garage

bought for way under $1500 as a complete with tons of spares, not started in over 30 years...
'67 harley xlh. ridden hard and often. it's my daily driver for months on end.




have well under a grand into this thing, whatever ya want to call it
'77 yamaha IT250, YZ jug/piston, buncha jive done to it



this old enough to count? less than $1500. my other daily driver.
'89 gsxr 750, 884cc and gobs of Yoshimura thrown at the motor. all the speed and none of the handling of new open class bikes.



i've got some other bikes too, but none that were bought complete for under $1500... more just stuff that was pieced together and ended up costing way, way more than they're worth.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:02 AM   #2016
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Cool! Welcome to the site!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:11 AM   #2017
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That's a HD I'd actually ride.


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Old 03-03-2013, 10:28 AM   #2018
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^^ that's what I was thinking. Choppers/bobbers usually do NOTHING for me, but seeing a ratty vintage ride that actually gets RIDDEN is awesome. And that old GSXR is tits!
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #2019
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ok... some stuff that's currently in my garage

bought for way under $1500 as a complete with tons of spares, not started in over 30 years...
'67 harley xlh. ridden hard and often. it's my daily driver for months on end.

Much respect for that ride.

How would one get any of that, let alone as a complete bike, for far under $1500?
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #2020
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^^ that's what I was thinking. Choppers/bobbers usually do NOTHING for me, but seeing a ratty vintage ride that actually gets RIDDEN is awesome. And that old GSXR is tits!
Thanks... That sporty is my favorite bike by a long shot. Nimble, barely over 400lbs, simple (no batt, magneto + kick only), an absolute blast to ride.
Brakes are utter shit, even with ferrado shoes and being arced properly.
Over 100 and things get blurry from the vibration.
Grab a handful of throttle in any gear at any rpm and the wheel comes up to say hi...

The "ratty" part, though... :(
J/K... I know its not for everyone. Me, i love vintage choppers (as in the real deal)... And most anything with wheels and an engine.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #2021
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Thanks... That sporty is my favorite bike by a long shot. Nimble, barely over 400lbs, simple (no batt, magneto + kick only), an absolute blast to ride.
Brakes are utter shit, even with ferrado shoes and being arced properly.
Over 100 and things get blurry from the vibration.
Grab a handful of throttle in any gear at any rpm and the wheel comes up to say hi...

The "ratty" part, though... :(
J/K... I know its not for everyone. Me, i love vintage choppers (as in the real deal)... And most anything with wheels and an engine.
Are the parts available to re-create a bike like that?

I was looking at '67 xlh's, and they don't seem raked out as much. And that super low profile seat - is that still available? or is it custom?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:45 PM   #2022
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Are the parts available to re-create a bike like that?

I was looking at '67 xlh's, and they don't seem raked out as much. And that super low profile seat - is that still available? or is it custom?
Choppers are SUPPOSED to be custom. Nowadays, a "chopper" is usually a bunch of pre-made bullshit somebody orders from a catalog and throws on a Harley, has somebody paint it candy-uber-flake purple, and then they call it a "custom" because it's not how it came from the factory.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #2023
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Are the parts available to re-create a bike like that?

I was looking at '67 xlh's, and they don't seem raked out as much. And that super low profile seat - is that still available? or is it custom?
there's nothing off the shelf on the bike; it's all hand made... triple trees, bars, seat/pan, sissy bar, oil bag, exhaust, damn near every bracket on it, all started as stock material. heavily modified frame, narrowed tank, list goes on and on.
made it all in my 100 year old carriage house, mostly in the wee hours of the morning before work, over the period of a year or two. all welding on this one is oxy/acetylene, even the aluminum.

there's a build thread on jockey journal if'n you're curious.

i'm building another... a '59 xlh, but it'll be mostly stock. i really like old harleys... but the newer ones do nothing for me. most newer bikes, for that matter. the GSXR is my newest bike and was a huge leap into
"modern" times for me. even with dirtbikes, anything past the mid 80s, meh...
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:10 PM   #2024
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Thanks!

Those later 1950's Harleys have the most appeal to me - they look really comfortable.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:18 PM   #2025
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I agree with the new wave choppers.They aren't real choppers.They are pretty much kit bikes,or P&As as I refer to them.P&A = Paint and Assemble. A real bike can be pieced together far less that modern knock offs,and look better.My GS500 is a chopper of sorts,if you go back to the 50's and 60's meanings.All of the mods to my bike came from parts modified from other bikes,or one off parts.Nothing is store bought.Just rebuilt old parts and modified to taste.
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