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Ok, I guess I gotta build one darn it. Where do I start.
with a cheap *** ugly sportster.
 
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Originally Posted by NCBANDIT View Post

Ok, I guess I gotta build one darn it. Where do I start.
For a factory bike start hunting for a used Rocker then make it yours I think would be the best route for you.

Otherwise find one of many out there and start your education.
 
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If you are a build not buy, these are great...right?



 
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So will the same build not buy guys be proud of these guys making their own styled motorcycle? Have to be some serious back yard engineering here.



Hell yes!!!!

I used to know a guy (he's dead) who got ideas from the old car & bike magazines and he'd just build his own. He used a lot of air cooled VW engines in his builds. Back then they were cheap and plentiful. Couple or three totally custom from the ground up trikes. At least one ended up in one of those magazines he liked. He built a "Munsters" inspired coffin car, yeah, a car with an actual metal coffin from the local funeral home for a body. He built a bunch of others. Thing is, while his son has been a big H-D guy for decades, Bill never owned a Harley. Never desired one that I know. He was a customizing genius. And he did it all off the cuff on a very limited budget with pretty common tools. No million dollar shop. He'd prowl the junk yards for parts and ideas. He was an artist. His medium was cars and bikes.

As I've said repeatedly in this thread, choppers are art. Customized bikes - those with bolt on, off the shelf parts - are cool. I have NOTHING against them!!! I HAVE store bought parts to, like I think all of us probably do. But they're like a limited edition print. Just as awesome, but not the real thing.
 
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So will the same build not buy guys be proud of these guys making their own styled motorcycle? Have to be some serious back yard engineering here.


While style's may not be to my personal tastes I respect the hell out of anyone who stepped up and got busy, everybody was a cherry the time.
 
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Oh one last thing buying a chopper ain't gonna make you a biker.......
Oh no you didnt.......
 
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Ok, I guess I gotta build one darn it. Where do I start.

Maybe you start by contacting ChinoSlim above,,,,,

 
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Owning a "store-bought Chopper " is like the guy that bought a print of a Rembrandt.
He sets it up on the easel, gets out his paints, puts on an apron and brush.
He stands there in the glory of the morning sun on the corner, and passers-by look at awe and wonder thinking he is the artist at work.
A great one!
All the while he knows he is a fking fake and could not tell anyone what a decent canvas looks like much less even paint a hair as good as Rembrandt did.
If you own a store-bought Chop, you are a counterfeit poser, like the wannabee artist above,
You dont have a clue about the soul of the vehicle you attempt to sit your **** on.
You could not even Thread a blind hole.
Accept the fact you are a full-blown plastic poser.
WITH NO CLUES.
 
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Originally Posted by Kingglide549 View Post
Owning a "store-bought Chopper " is like the guy that bought a print of a Rembrandt.
He sets it up on the easel, gets out his paints, puts on an apron and brush.
He stands there in the glory of the morning sun on the corner, and passers-by look at awe and wonder thinking he is the artist at work.
A great one!
All the while he knows he is a fking fake and could not tell anyone what a decent canvas looks like much less even paint a hair as good as Rembrandt did.
If you own a store-bought Chop, you are a counterfeit poser, like the wannabee artist above,
You dont have a clue about the soul of the vehicle you attempt to sit your **** on.
You could not even Thread a blind hole.
Accept the fact you are a full-blown plastic poser.
WITH NO CLUES.
Being an jerk does not make you a biker, just a wannabe.
 

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