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Old 04-17-2009, 01:03 AM   #21
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i dont care what bobber or chopper mean. im making it how i want it

There you go buddy, Now you are on the right track. Just go look at pictures of what you like and try and think why its made that way.

Best of luck to you and chop on
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:21 AM   #22
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Could someone tell me why my post was removed?
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:37 AM   #23
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Buy an older rigid with the motor, tranny, some other parts you want. cheapest way to go bar none. you build from scratch and your into a shit load of time just assembling parts, with a complete bike your half way there. plenty of tools is a must unless you want to pay someone 60 an hour to do anything. good luck dude.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:50 AM   #24
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Buy an older rigid with the motor, tranny, some other parts you want. cheapest way to go bar none. you build from scratch and your into a shit load of time just assembling parts, with a complete bike your half way there. plenty of tools is a must unless you want to pay someone 60 an hour to do anything. good luck dude.

yeah that would be ideal but theres not too many rigid completes around here. i found a triumph but its c-list with crappy photos and no email back.

i dug deeper in the jockey journal and found that you can "bolt-on" a hard tail. why does that seem scary to me? is it dangerous? does it work?
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:59 AM   #25
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i dont care what bobber or chopper mean. im making it how i want it and the easiest way to describe it would be bobber. when i think chopper i think stretched, when i think bobber i think smaller less rake less shit. thats just me.
That's because you've only been hip to this scene since last thurs. You should try learning the history of choppers BOCC (Before Orange Cunty Choppers).
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:04 AM   #26
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Bolt-on is the usual way of hardtailing a Triumph or BSA. There's nothing wrong with that. There's also bolt-on hardtails for ironheads but they are not so nice looking as weld-ons. A lot of bikes in the "best Triumph customs" thread have bolt-on hardtails. Cheapest way to go for the look your after would be an Ironhead sporty with bolt-on or weld-on hardtail. A unit Triumph with bolt-on hardtail is also a good choice but I guess triumphs cost more than sportys to start with. Good Luck!
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:34 AM   #27
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It seems that you don't have a lot of experience with bikes..and that's just fine, no problemo !
That's why I say now in all honnesty, stay away from the ironhead Sportsters..

Ok, they are cheap, but not in the long run..
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:41 AM   #28
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That's because you've only been hip to this scene since last thurs. You should try learning the history of choppers BOCC (Before Orange Cunty Choppers).
fuck the scene.
fuck occ.
fuck everything.

i just want the accumulated knowledge from this wonderful website and its members to help me in my quest for fun.

thanks for the info everyone.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:44 AM   #29
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It seems that you don't have a lot of experience with bikes..and that's just fine, no problemo !
That's why I say now in all honnesty, stay away from the ironhead Sportsters..

Ok, they are cheap, but not in the long run..

whys that? motor wise or frame wise?
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:14 AM   #30
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It seems that you don't have a lot of experience with bikes..and that's just fine, no problemo !
That's why I say now in all honnesty, stay away from the ironhead Sportsters..

Ok, they are cheap, but not in the long run..
that depends on who you are...if you have a problem on the road and cant fix it on site...A. call a towtruck, B. call a friend and tell him to get the hell outta bed and bring his truck..
then does it go to the $$ shop...or go to your house?

i dont know much about ironheads but i ride one...and when there is a problem i figure it out....all you need is friends, the interweb and some tools...but if your a useless tit then your fucked....
go lease a new harley and get them to throw in an ugly orange and black harley jacket to go with it
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:54 AM   #31
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Hey dummy, watch who your callin a useless tit. derektoo, find a clean bike to start with and go from there. doesnt matter what it is. much more fun if you can ride it when you get it, then mess with it from there. otherwise you'll end up with a bunch of parts that you are frustrated with. Like I said before, google bratstyle and look at the custom bike section. mostly xs650's (cheap) some HD stuff too. good style
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:34 AM   #32
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buy something under 1000 bux, fix it upmake it you're own, ride it then sell it for 1500 and buy another one with that cash, repeat this process untill you know what you're doing and how to ride and you will end up with youre dream bike financed through the learning experience.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:36 AM   #33
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Maybe its me being a dick. But that bike isn't a "bobber" its a straight up chopper. It seems like guys that are new to bikes are afraid to say they want a Chopper. Like its a bad word. So they take up the word Bobber because its cool right now to say you have one.
yea your probly right its just you being a dick
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:26 AM   #34
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cheap bobber/chopper/cafe racer/etc,, no such animal,, it will cost double what you think,,
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Buy a bike (anything that runs) and go and ride it. Go and see places and meet people, maybe a few runs etc.
Come back in November and THEN tell us how you want your bike to look and/or perform.
It might be very different to what you have in mind now.
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:08 AM   #36
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I think everybody loves that gold sporty----you should be able to do something similar on the cheap
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