WTF is it with chopper riders??!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Automatic, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Automatic

    Automatic mmmmm, shiney!

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    What in the hell happened?? Chopper dudes used to ride old honda cb750s, triumphs and harleys that they built in their garage/front room with blood sweat and beer. They RODE hard and fast and never washed the bikes. Now, they are a bunch of non-building lames that average 1000 miles a year. WTF???!!!!
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  2. toothy

    toothy Grin

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    It is an amalgamation of machismo cultural symbolism commodified by corporate omnipotence.

    That's what the fuck it is.
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  3. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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    You score a mercy 1
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  4. Just_Sean

    Just_Sean herewegoagain

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    It's hard to turn with that back tire

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  5. jazzmans

    jazzmans fickt euch

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  6. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    Is that yours? Using the Comstar wheels is an excellent touch.
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  7. jazzmans

    jazzmans fickt euch

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    My buddies build. We agreed the comstars had to stay. I've got a alotta love for mag wheels.

    she ran this week, (then seized, then ran again)

    another buddies Tronda (1/2 64 triumph 1/2 honda cb 550) fired up tonight, should be road worthy after a carb battle tomorrow.


    jaz
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  8. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    Jazzmans, the more I look at that photo the more subtle detail appears. The neck of the beer bottle matched with the long springer front end, gold metalflake helmet, padlock for the steering head and what appears to be an open belt primary drive is a nice still life.
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  9. Ranmar850

    Ranmar850 Been here awhile

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    1000miles a year? What, on the trailer?
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    Not referring to homebuild choppertown guys, of course. Respect. People buy OCC stuff in K-mart.
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  10. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Now that is cool.

    I stopped in to the local "custom" chopper shop. I asked about them fabbing a mount for something for a supermoto I had a while back. The sales staff looked at me like I asked them to suck my dick. Then they sent me to the "shop". I roll out to the shop and asked the same thing. The "shop" guy said "well, we don't MAKE anything. We just buy the parts and assemble them".

    So much for custom. Now, we do have a couple straight up biker places that build stuff. But they don't service the average idiot that wants Khakis M-F and a chopper on the weekend. I hate the new chopper craze. Seems a lot of guys found the standard HD isn't cool enough for him, he needs a 200+mm rear tire. UGH.

    Barry
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  12. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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  13. k12steve

    k12steve DON'T REWARD SUCKAGE

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    Well, now that you've got your mandatory "real biker" post in . . . :becca

    And just think, its been what, 10, 20 seconds since our last "Harleys suck", "OCC Sucks", "Loud pipes suck", "cruisers don't ride much", "ATGATT sanctimony" blah blah blah threads. :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
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  14. Motornoggin

    Motornoggin Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    You musta got a new "Word-a-Day" calendar.
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  15. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    :lol3

    I've got to hang out with you some day.....

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  16. CaveDave

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    Them things is phe - nom - e - nol.
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    2001 called, they want that rant back....
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    Word. :1drink

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  20. Dick

    Dick Its a big old goofy world

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    I have a bowl head but it might be too big for that frame
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