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Old 04-29-2009, 10:22 AM   #21
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You have more guts than I. I wouldn't want that spikey airfilter cover pointing at me if I could help it, but pretty bike.
It's kinda below the tank. I think if I ate it it would only go in about a 1/2 of inch. I might live even.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:23 AM   #22
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Heck, with that custom buy my Bourget Low Blow Chopper. I can drag the pipes on mine when turning and it will go about 140 mph. It has a got a 117 S&S, a jims fat 5 overdrive with two sneaky pete nitrous and alligator seat, p pad and backrest. I will sell it for the same price as that ugly green one. PM me if you are interested.
Once again, what makes it so special for the price? The frame looks whack at the rear wheel too.

While it could be a good bike, it's pretty much for show. One would not attempt commuting, track, or a long trip on one of those for an obvious reason.

Custom does not mean more money.
IE. I made my "custom" luggage for the VFR. And it was $60. And it also effectively stays the same price when people ask me to make them one.
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they're expensive because they're expensive. Its kinda like $140 jeans: if someone is dumb enough to spend the money, you shouldn't say no.
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Once again, what makes it so special for the price?
First it's a Bourget is one of the most functioning choppers made. I only have a 200 for the back tire which lets me have good lean angle in the twisties. I have passed sportbikes guy that were begginers in the twisties. It is almost all custom billet by bourget. It also runs the oil through the frame which give it the lowest seat height in game. Also when I roll into a parking lot every head will turn and girls will be coming over to look at it like a diamond ring or something. I don't think a yami will have that effect.


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First it's a Bourget is one of the most functioning choppers made. I only have a 200 for the back tire which lets me have good lean angle in the twisties. I have passed sportbikes guy that were begginers in the twisties. It is almost all custom billet by bourget. It also runs the oil through the frame which give it the lowest seat height in game. Also when I roll into a parking lot every head will turn and girls will be coming over to look at it like a diamond ring or something. I don't think a yami will have that effect.

What are you talking about here?
Ok, so, it's mostly a show thing. Kinda like a Hummer, a diamond ring, expensive china, etc. It's expensive so people use it to show their abundance of money and lack of judgment.

I enjoy my bike for its function, not because people will look at it and say "Oh, that's ugly!"

The rear swingarm... looks like something you would find at a playground.
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Ok, so, it's mostly a show thing. Kinda like a Hummer, a diamond ring, expensive china, etc. It's expensive so people use it to show their abundance of money and lack of judgment.
Not an abundance of money. Just that is one off it doesn't look like every other bike you see going to down the street. It has character and it is fine work of art. If I want function, I will ride my goldwing. If I want to bling, I ride my chopper. And it is fun to ride lots of torque and just raw power and very freak'n loud. And as far as going down the freeway nothing feels better than doing it on a chopper. It is ultimate statement in freedom. Every seen Easy Rider?

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People tell you your bike is ugly? That sux bor. Must be hard on the ole ego.

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Again, that is your opinion but I haven't been to a "playground" in quite a while so I have no idea if it does or not but it sound like you hang out there quite often.
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Gixxerbill - If I owned that bike I'd get tired of wiping off all the spooge off the tank when I park it somewhere. That's sweet!
thanks man, and you can own it. Lets talk.
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Not an abundance of money. Just that is one off it doesn't look like every other bike you see going to down the street. It has character and it is fine work of art. If I want function, I will ride my goldwing. If I want to bling, I ride my chopper. And it is fun to ride lots of torque and just raw power and very freak'n loud. And as far as going down the freeway nothing feels better than doing it on a chopper. It is ultimate statement in freedom. Every seen Easy Rider?
Gotcha. Good we agree on something. This this is for show, for function pick another bike. But yeah, I am very much impressed by the weekend warriors every Sunday revving their engines - I live right by the Woodlands Harley dealership. I might think it's silly but if it makes them feel patriotic, better, cooler, more power to them.

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Nah, it's my anti-theft device. My bike does exactly what I want it to do.
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Again, that is your opinion but I haven't been to a "playground" in quite a while so I have no idea if it does or not but it sound like you hang out there quite often.
Hey, gotta take the kids there sometime. IE. Your insult failed.
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well, you stated that it didnt look like it had a 110cubic inch motor.
Trust me it does. That is the Evo motor, and there is so much aftermarket for it its insane.


I know that there are some 145 cubic inch evo motors that you can buy prebuild that look almost stockish.
Oh huh. Thats interesting. What are the power numbers on it?
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Not on the same scale as main stream bikes. Accessories yes,,,but frames n stuff no. Plus your paying for the labour of some guys slapping it together instead of a factory doing it.
Really? Even OCC uses carbon copy frames............made by someone else.
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OCC are custom "assemblers" (NOT BUILDERS) use frames that are bent and welded by hand. not a robot. it costs a of a lot more to pay a person to do it, than a robot. Go look at a REAL builder's shop and you'll see a much different type of operation than OCC. They'll build their own custom frames, tanks, fenders, etc. Big Dog, Bourget, Iron Horse, etc all the pre-made custom builders over charge and under-build. they all capitalized on the chopper craze, and now they're all losing their . Just ask gixxerbill how hard a time selling he's having trying to get rid of his chopper. You almost can't give them away! They go for 30-40% of what they were new, for a few reasons, 1. all the yuppies already had one, realized it wasn't practical to ride for any reasonable amount of miles, 2. the economy, few can afford "designer bikes" 3. the fad's over.
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OCC are custom "assemblers" (NOT BUILDERS) use frames that are bent and welded by hand. not a robot. it costs a of a lot more to pay a person to do it, than a robot. Go look at a REAL builder's shop and you'll see a much different type of operation than OCC. They'll build their own custom frames, tanks, fenders, etc. Big Dog, Bourget, Iron Horse, etc all the pre-made custom builders over charge and under-build. they all capitalized on the chopper craze, and now they're all losing their . Just ask gixxerbill how hard a time selling he's having trying to get rid of his chopper. You almost can't give them away! They go for 30-40% of what they were new, for a few reasons, 1. all the yuppies already had one, realized it wasn't practical to ride for any reasonable amount of miles, 2. the economy, few can afford "designer bikes" 3. the fad's over.
Yep, I agree with what he is saying. Bourget laid off more than 60% of it's workforce. They said the only thing keeping them alive is the HIGH end bikes that are more than $70,000
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Gotcha. Good we agree on something. This this is for show, for function pick another bike. But yeah, I am very much impressed by the weekend warriors every Sunday revving their engines - I live right by the Woodlands Harley dealership. I might think it's silly but if it makes them feel patriotic, better, cooler, more power to them.



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Hey, gotta take the kids there sometime. IE. Your insult failed.
So what are you really trying to say, redux? That you are a real motorcyclist, high and holy above all others? Especially if all others includes successful people with enough expendable income to buy a chopper?
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To add to the original question...

Why are Harleys, so expensive?

Not putting anybody's ride down, I'm just saying...
They are pretty low tech, with lower end suspension, old technology motor design.
They do not use alot of high zoot materials, like carbon fiber or magnesium.
They don't really need to handle extreme forces like those generated by hard cornering and big horsepower, so they don't need computer designed frames and swingarms.

I like Harleys and in fact owned one for 7 years. Great bike.
But, I still don't get why they cost so damned much.
Other than, "Because they do".
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