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If you were to go Harley

Besides the V-Rod here are a couple of pics I found of Harley's I would love to own.

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Did anyone else watch Bike Weekend on the Discovery Channel last weekend ? They had some radical bikes on there. They way they build those bikes out of steel tubes and sheet metal is amazing.

I did find it humorous that on every trip that I saw going to a rally somewhere..... at least one of the bikes broke down
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LOL yeah those are nice but thier not even harleys they are full on customs.




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LOL yeah those are nice but thier not even harleys they are full on customs.
go ahead and get all technical on me.

Sorry Tony that's what I like.

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I'll take a Bourget in blue please...

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Did anyone else watch Bike Weekend on the Discovery Channel last weekend ? They had some radical bikes on there. They way they build those bikes out of steel tubes and sheet metal is amazing.

I did find it humorous that on every trip that I saw going to a rally somewhere..... at least one of the bikes broke down
No but I did see Jesse James turn a '96 Impala SS into a Zamboni on "Monster Garage".


I love that show

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Where did you see these tricked out choppers?
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speaking of blue bourgets, i had a friend who had one. some of you may know him as Ducati Joe from hanging out in Naperville.
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I got this from the new stuntlife message board......


Retiree buys, crashes Harley motorcycle
By Associated Press, 10/01/02

SAGINAW, Mich. — Baby boomer Jim Zimmerman's brief fling as a tough biker ended in pain very quickly.

The retiree's misadventure began when, facing 60, he gave into a youthful yen and got a local dealership to deliver a brand-new Harley-Davidson to his door.

"It was a mid-age crisis thing," Zimmerman admitted last week. "I'd see these dudes with women and thought a motorcycle would put me in like Flynn.

"I didn't look at the obvious, that I hadn't been on a bike in 30 years and probably didn't remember much about it."

Ten seconds after he climbed aboard for the first time, he struck a neighbor's utility trailer at 40 mph and broke several ribs. The odometer logged a tenth of a mile.

"It was so fast, and I didn't think fast enough," he said. "I probably panicked and throttled the gas in a death grip.

"Oh my god, I hurt in places I didn't know could hurt. The cops said it's a miracle I'm alive."

After $2,000 in insured repairs on the bike -- and more on the neighbor's trailer -- Zimmerman sold his Harley for an $800 loss. But the experience isn't quite over. Until his complimentary membership in the Harley Owners Group runs out, "I get a mailing every two to three weeks, reminding me of how stupid I was," he said.

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Speaking of west coast choppers, has anyone visited their new site that went live yesterday. www.chopperdogs.com ??? They want a membership fee that is monthly.
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Where did you see these tricked out choppers?
I'm sorry dude I can't find the link back. I just did a search.

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No prob, I was wondering if you actually took those pics at a bike show somewhere.
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No prob, I was wondering if you actually took those pics at a bike show somewhere.
No it came off a site. I just can't find it a again

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Crazy, if you really want and if I can figure out how to get it off a cd, I have a bunch of cool pics from my trip to Sturgis this year. If you want to see some really customed stuff let me know.
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Crazy, if you really want and if I can figure out how to get it off a cd, I have a bunch of cool pics from my trip to Sturgis this year. If you want to see some really customed stuff let me know.
That's ok dude. I'm not too upset about it. If you want to post them though put it up in the PHoto Gallery. I'm sure some of the people here would like to see.

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Or, head down towards DB Harley during BiketoberFest... the 6-block stretch is all rented out to the custom shops.

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Well, as we all know the V-Rod is not a real Harley, so I'd go with an undressed Softail Fat Boy.

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Softail.... eeek!

The 'Rod may be more of a Porsche than a Harley, but at least it has a midrange, half a suspension, and can get out of it's own way!

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I know a certain bike named after a falcon that can get out of ones own way twice as fast as a V-Rod.

Seriously, I must admit that I did see a V-Rod do an impressive job of navigating the Dragon at Deal's Gap. Nothing wrong with the Rod, but I like the Fat Boy and I like to give V-Rod owners a hard time Of course, that's not to say I would not ride one. One of my guilty pleasures is riding my girlfriend's Sportster 1200 Custom. But, don't tell anyone.

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ROFL! You're secret is safe with me.

It's easy to poke fun at 'Rod owners - most of their bikes will never see 10,000 miles 'cuz they're parked next to the pool table in the rec room. I'll bet the sparks were flying as that 'Rod came down the mountain! I've never ridden anything that's dragged parts so readily. And you're right - there's nothing in the WORLD like a 'Busa. Softails aren't so bad for cruising around town... I had a Heritage for a couple of years - traded it in on a 'Bagger basically for the handling (and the stereo). Was doing more traveling at the time.

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if i where to buy a harley it would be the road king. very versatily can be set up for a trip or stripped down easy for local posen!!
but i really dig these bikes!!!!

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That does bring up an interesting point. I would like my next bike to have the ability to play some tunes. Although, I would be a little out of place playing Paul Oakenfold and some Trance music on a Harley.

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I like the granddaddy of the V-whatever, the VMax! However it really needs to be brought up to date. The motor pulls strong, but should be lightened and converted to fuel injection.

The suspension needs work, along with the capability of using wider radial tires.

If you could bolt on a windscreen and bags that would be a plus for longer trips.

Add a larger fuel capacity, better lighting, fancy gauges, updated VBoost, and smoother grearbox and you've got a neat machine.

But then, I basically asked for a complete redesign.

Then again, I'd also like to see a cruiser-type bike with the Busa motor. A bit of overkill I suppose since you can't sit up straight at 100+ very well.

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Then again, I'd also like to see a cruiser-type bike with the Busa motor. A bit of overkill I suppose since you can't sit up straight at 100+ very well.
It's not so bad, as long as your helmet fits properly... otherwise you get this annoying lift.

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I would want a copy of the bike Jesse James built for himself without the suicide shift though (ya know the green bike with the holes in the front down tube.)

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I like the one he did for Shaq

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But your right his personal one is kool

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Never was much for choppers. they should call them barhoppers. can't seem to do much else with 'em....

This would be my HD of choice......it of course can't hold a candle to a GoldWing, but if i had to by HD, this would be it.....
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