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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:51 PM

My first serious shop project after I bought the house.

I'd always wanted to do it, ever since my late teens. It took 30 years but I finally got it done.

Problem is, a couple months before I finished it, the doc told me I had 3 collapsed discs in my neck. It just hurts too much to ride.

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 09:39 PM

Purty ride!  Too bad ya can't ride it.  Looks like fun to ride to me. Thanks for the pic!


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 09:39 PM

I guess you can park it in the front yard and call it "lawn candy", but I'd sure be tempted to take it for the occaisional gentle cruise.
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Posted December 16, 2013 - 10:38 PM

It is fun to ride, and it goes like stink, but its a back breaker.
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Posted December 16, 2013 - 11:28 PM

Pretty machine you have there. Bummer on the not being able to ride it.
Is there any way to soften it up some?
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Posted December 16, 2013 - 11:38 PM

Nice looking bike! Riding is a feeling that you can't understand if you've never done it.

 

edited to move my username explanation to the new thread...


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 11:46 PM

Too many people calling that killer ride Perty... sheeze.. Give your wife her skirt back hahaha  :poke:  perty is for flowers.. for ... ahh.. ya flowers.. back to that killer manly bike...  :D

 

 

I feel your pain Chopperhed i have always wanted a hard tail but my health wont let me ride one these days so i stick to the Fatboy...  (wow did i ever leave a lot open there (i bet Catt is the first to trash me))..


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:01 AM

Cool ride, I'd like to own a bobber someday, just not sure how much fun it'd be to ride in upstate NY, the roads are crappy......


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:17 AM

Bad neck, it's time for a springer. That simple.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 06:46 AM

Nice job on the bike.. It seems that we can only get the toys we want when we can't really enjoy them anymore.
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Posted December 17, 2013 - 07:49 AM

Sorry to hear about your neck. My wife crushed three discs in her back. I built her a traction device to use at home. I used a hand winch with a dunebuggy stearing wheel on it to pull tension. It helped ease her pain. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted December 17, 2013 - 08:45 AM

You want a nice smooth ride? Here is my ride.

 

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 09:42 AM

Sorry to hear you can't ride that sweet machine.  It's been over 25 yrs since I have owned a bike. Still have the urge! This bike would climb a rock wall if you could stay on the pegs. It was tuned and geared like a tractor with tons of torque and instant throttle response.

This is simular to my last one(Mine was green & White with all the Mick Andrews Labeling) He won the International Six Day Trials(in Scotland) on an Ossa three years straight.  I rode Observed Trials AMA Iowa Bogwheelers circuit.

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 11:15 AM

CH, that is a sick looking bobber.  It is good to at least have been able to full fill a dream of building the bike, even if you can't ride it.  That hardtail would more then likely make a bad situation worse. 

 

 

Cool ride, I'd like to own a bobber someday, just not sure how much fun it'd be to ride in upstate NY, the roads are crappy......

 

TGuilles, I love watching Cafe Racer and they had an article about a company in upstate NY that teamed up with a bike builder in NYC and they restored a couple on Norton Commando's.  When they took them out riding the roads didn't look that bad but then they could have set it all up for the filming.  Sure looked like some beautiful country up there.

 

I would love to get an old BSA or Norton and fix it up, but I think I would have a hard time starting it,with a Kick starter.  I hate getting old. :wallbanging:


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Sorry to hear you can't ride that sweet machine.  It's been over 25 yrs since I have owned a bike. Still have the urge! This bike would climb a rock wall if you could stay on the pegs. It was tuned and geared like a tractor with tons of torque and instant throttle response.

This is simular to my last one(Mine was green & White with all the Mick Andrews Labeling) He won the International Six Day Trials(in Scotland) on an Ossa three years straight.  I rode Observed Trials AMA Iowa Bogwheelers circuit.

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Man that's a beautiful bike. What fun that would be on trails! I remember the name Mic Andrews from my early days of dirt biking.






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