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Old 06-07-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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Bobber is out, Chopper is in.

I trade my 2011 HD Iron 883 for a 2008 HD Softail Rocker. Nothing wrong with the Bobber I just wanted a little more power and like the looks of the Rocker. The Victory Cross County will remain my travel/touring bike for the weekends with the GF and the Rocker as my main commuter and bar hopper bike. Pictures are from the dealership website. Planning to install a Dynojet Powervision soon.

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Old 06-07-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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Those Rockers look good. I don't know why they quit making them, they have good lines.

Interesting powder coating going on there, that's some unique stuff.

Nice looking ride, bro, congrats.
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congrats nice bike I dig everything except all that gray.
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:48 AM   #4
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Thank you guys.

Looks very different with all that grey but I am not a big fan of chrome. I ride everyday and keeping all the chrome shiny is a . My bikes are not garage Queens and I really don't spend time cleaning them and detailing them. What sold me on the Victory was that all the engine is "blacked out". no chrome at all. On the Rocker just the exhaust and some bits here and there are chromed.
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"choppers are built not bought". Not to even approach that it has the "B" motor in it. Nice enough bike but I'd be careful portraying it as a "chopper".
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"choppers are built not bought". Not to even approach that it has the "B" motor in it. Nice enough bike but I'd be careful portraying it as a "chopper".
Do you always take everything so literal?

That's what Harley-Davidson had in mind when they create this bike as a "factory chopper"

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fe...dson_rocker_c/


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Do you always take everything so literal?

That's what Harley-Davidson had in mind when they create this bike as a "factory chopper"

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fe...dson_rocker_c/


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sorry about that. it didnt come across as intended.

rock(er) on ....
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Thank you guys.

Looks very different with all that grey but I am not a big fan of chrome. I ride everyday and keeping all the chrome shiny is a . My bikes are not garage Queens and I really don't spend time cleaning them and detailing them. What sold me on the Victory was that all the engine is "blacked out". no chrome at all. On the Rocker just the exhaust and some bits here and there are chromed.
You know, that powdercoating is a different direction than I prefer for MY bike, but the one thing I really appreciate about people's rides in the Harley world is when they're unique, and that one is. It gives you ideas, makes you look twice at how that idea comes off and what alterations you might make.

I think it works. The entire package makes you look twice, and makes you think hmmm, different, that's cool. And when you can draw that reaction, that is a pretty good place to be on the look of your bike.
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sorry about that. it didnt come across as intended.

rock(er) on ....
Is all good! Wish I can afford a real chopper. What ever happened to American Ironhorse and Big Dog Motorcycles?. They were the close a manufacturer got to build fancy Choppers in mass production.
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You know, that powdercoating is a different direction than I prefer for MY bike, but the one thing I really appreciate about people's rides in the Harley world is when they're unique, and that one is. It gives you ideas, makes you look twice at how that idea comes off and what alterations you might make.

I think it works. The entire package makes you look twice, and makes you think hmmm, different, that's cool. And when you can draw that reaction, that is a pretty good place to be on the look of your bike.
I can agree with that
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pretty sure they both went under when the fat tire craze and insane price gouging went out of style. Ever rode one? They handled horribly. Rode a Bourget once that was in the shop for some work. That was by far the worst handling, biggest pos I've ever ridden and those are some of the most expensive (new) choppers out there.
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jewelry at its finest. Their transmissions are offset so much that you can forget about taking one hand off the handlebars. Rotational force offset from your center line will make the bike want to severely drift (more like pull) to the left. I also remember one model (maybe all, I don't know) that didn't have an oil tank. Instead it used the frame tubing as the oil "tank".

They used to sell those bikes around $75k but now there's many that are hidden under sheets in the backs of garages because they were "stolen" and the insurance company paid them off. Meanwhile, where do you think all those nice forward controls and engine parts came from that are flooding ebay?
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