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Old 02-10-2019, 11:12 PM
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I was a kid in the 70's, I remember the bike shows. Coffin tanks with big titted woman or wizard airbrushed. Metalflake paint. Smoothed out frames filled with Bondo. Long girder front end. Single drum 'break'.

The only retro bike I would like to see is the FXR. I know it's better off just left alone. It would be bastardized.
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by NCBANDIT View Post
If Honda can sell enough Furys to make them as long as they have a Harley chopper would surely be successful enough to make it worth while.

Thoughts?
There's a Honda Dealer in my town, and I don't believe I've ever run across a Honda Fury on the road, and they don't go to the same bars that I do either.....
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:08 AM
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Nothing wrong with buying a chopper; some people dodn't have the incination, time, or ability to build one. I am one of them...no desire to build a bike, but I love old skool chops.
But if the MoCo made one, I guarantee it would look like ***, again with that stupid looking bobbed rear fender I'm always bitching about.

If I were in charge of design, I would bring back the NightTrain, WITH the original ducktail, gloss black engine covers, & a 117". I wouldn't be able to get to the dealer fast enough to plunk down my cabbage.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by NCBANDIT View Post
I would buy one for sure and I think it would sell well.
........ if true, all those Orange County et al customs wouldn't be not selling @ 30% of original retail
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:01 AM
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No one said they would not sell...and the resale on the things is prolly 20 cents on the dollar for Store bought.
A 100K bike is worth 20K if you are lucky
A real beating.
Every time I see a store bought I know I see a wannabee.
Give them a patch.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:05 AM
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You don't buy a chopper. You have to build it. Building is the journey you have to make in order to have that one of a kind something that a chopper is. Nobody can build it for you. Riding a chopper you didn't build is the ultimate example of a fraud, dell' impostore, of being a poser. And it's a fact that a majority of riders don't even know what a chopper is.





 
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:09 AM
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Agreed- explain the origins, then explain why one chooses to be a fraud?
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:10 AM
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Build it = Pride of craftsmanship & ownership

Buy it = Pride of ownership.

Either one is okay. Whatever works for you.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:28 AM
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Build it = Pride of craftsmanship & ownership

Buy it = Pride of ownership.

Either one is okay. Whatever works for you.
Well, yea its America and do what ya want...sort of.
But to appreciate something is to have hands-on, know the pedigree, know the heritage.
know the reasons.
The "chopper buyer" is a poser. Simple.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Sierra977 View Post
If you don't/can't build a chopper, you don't deserve one.
Another opinion I have to disagree with.
 
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