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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Some very nice bikes. I've always been partial to the red wheel, wide whitewall, satin black paint look on bobbers. Kind of a ratrod look. I thought about doing that to my Rebel, but you can't do good job painting wire spoke wheels without taking them apart and painting just the rims. A bike that small and cheap wouldn't be worth it.
To me the word "chopper" specifically refers to a bike with a super raked out front end, ape hangers, tiny teardrop tank, a tall sissy bar, a fairly skinny large diameter rear tire, and a hardtail frame, like Peter Fonda's bike on "Easy Rider". I think the WWC and OCC style of so called "choppers" with 300 rear tires look like garbage.
I even thought about doing a "half bob" on my '85 Goldwing LTD. Remove the trunk, bags, rear fender, and cut the frame right behind the rear seat, while leaving the whole front fairing and windshield on. But I like all the carrying capacity to much.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike