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post #1 of 31 Old 11-01-2006, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sold!! And Im gone.

Sorry to say guys, Sold all my bikes to buy a custom built chopper, Even my brand new DL1000. Something I always wanted. So more than likely I wont be around the forums anymore. Been fun, ride safe.

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post #2 of 31 Old 11-01-2006, 07:32 AM
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Take care Vinny. It's been fun having you around, for a little while anyway. When you get that chopper thing out of your system, we will always welcome you back. But don't be whining to us about the buffeting on that beast.
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Sorry to hear that you are giving up motorcycling.

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To be, or not to be, that is the question.
To Pose, or not to Pose, that is the other question
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to stand
By your shiney Chopper at the local bar
Or to take off on a functional motorcycle,
To cover thousands of miles, swiftly and
In relative comfort or to have the chicks
Dig you as you chopper-flop your way
Down the strip. To be, or not to be.

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To be, or not to be, that is the question.
To Pose, or not to Pose, that is the other question
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to stand
By your shiney Chopper at the local bar
Or to take off on a functional motorcycle,
To cover thousands of miles, swiftly and
In relative comfort or to have the chicks
Dig you as you chopper-flop your way
Down the strip. To be, or not to be.
LMAO. Been there and done that! We've each got to learn our own lessons...

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Sorry to hear that you are giving up motorcycling.

now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are...
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post #7 of 31 Old 11-01-2006, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys. The wind buffeting is not a problem with me. I been riding choppers with my brother for a long time. Just never owned one of my own. Now I have that chance. I like how the wind feels without a wind screen. Its a solid flow of air, not the buffeting of turbulance like you get from a windscreen. Believe it or not the seat on this chopper Im buying actually feels better than the one on my ex-vstrom. Alot of you say I wont like it. I actually do. I like the way the bike feels and rides. Bike is going to take 8-10 weeks to build. Ill try and get some pics up the day I pick it up. So long for now! Ride safe!
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Those Big Bear choppers are nice bikes IMO. If I was going that way I would go Big Bear. Custom without stupid high price. The bike gets registered as a Big Bear and not a special construction which keeps your insurance cost low. Big Bear kits rock.

I wonder how many hear have even ridden a chopper? Not my style anymore but don't knock it until you try it. Much of the poor handling is over stated caused by people in the 60s and 70s adding raked trees and long forks without making the other frame geometry changes necessary for good handling. Kits like Big Bear are a good way for people to build a bike and know they will be working with correct frame geometry.

Good luck Vinny. Stop by from time to time and let us see your progress with the build.
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for 30k you can buy several very good bikes...
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I work on the TV show Biker Buildoff. So far I dont think I have seen one that I would ride myself.

To each there own. I hope you enjoy it! If not, it was an expensive error.

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