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WTF is it with chopper riders??!!

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

  1. vtwinmotors

    vtwinmotors Pippi Bongstocking

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  2. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer Supporter

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    And those that don't want to, laugh at both sides.
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  3. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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    :nod
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  4. Jinx

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  5. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer Supporter

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    It's code for "I like one in my ass and one in my mangina."
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  6. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    I guess my dad must have started it. In the mid 70's he built a 750 chopper and a 53 pan chopper that both had deep laquer paint jobs and really only got ridden to shows. They were always clean and he never has been much of a beer drinker.

    He rode mostly a CL350 and later a CB500 with homemade rear sets and one of those ugly fiberglass headlight cowls that meant "sport bike" at the time. The kids at my Kindergarten were so jealous when I got dropped off on that bike on his way to the ship yard, but I never got to ride on the choppers.
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  7. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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  8. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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  9. JESSEJAMES

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  10. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    Don't listen to Pirahna.. he's just pissed someone changed his avatar from a fish to a little doggie (all bark and no bite)...

    If I'm understanding you right... you don't like the direction he's going with his bikes right?? What with all the understated sculptural elements and such??

    So what is the point of building your own and making your ride fit your personallity then???

    Are we back to the 'Conformity-to-Non-Conformity' arguement??

    Do we need to get Chopperman to weigh in on this.... :lol3

    I went to Bike week in Laconia last year and saw only a handful of bikes like this.... and I thought they looked great.... It was nice to see some different influences mixed in with the sea of sameness....

    I even said so in my ride report: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352563

    Now, I don't know squat about custom bikes or the culture surrounding them but I know what I like when I see it...

    This I like:

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  11. SaltWindandFire

    SaltWindandFire Binary System Sucker

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    The OP was a commentary on retail riders, people who don't build but like the "chopper aesthetic"

    Whatever. I think you should do what you enjoy.

    But say what you want about JJ, that cat can build stuff out of metal.

    Keep flappin your gums, I'm sure somebody is listening.
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  12. Aqualis

    Aqualis Chaotic Fuzz

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    It's the same with choppers as it is with any other niche: It's radical and exciting until someone comes along and mass-produces it to cash in street cred. Then it's just another annoyance. But there's always someone out there keeping the old ideas alive.

    I may not always like what they build, but I wish I had the skills to build it.
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  13. Jungle Jim

    Jungle Jim buckle up buttercup

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    wow thats cool :tb
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  14. vtwinmotors

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  15. pirahna

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    You think Jesse might love his bike? :lol3

    My guess would be he puts more miles on a bike than you ever will.
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  16. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    who pissed in your corn flakes today???...

    Sounds like Eddie has a couple of miles under his belt....
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    I stole that one :lol3
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    linkweewee tantum quantum

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  19. InfoManiac

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    Sounds like pirahna found a new leg to hump.. :nod

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  20. JESSEJAMES

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    You watch a little to much Biker Build Off.......I didn't build either of those bikes mentioned.

    Next?
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