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Offline Groover

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Re: Beemer Chopper, you have been warned
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2018, 08:28:58 AM »
For me Choppers have a place.  if well executed they can actually handle quite well for a chopper meaning that they are safe enough to ride on the road and go around curves.

One of my favorite bikes was my '85 Honda Shadow 700.  After the jeep took me out while sitting at a stop sign it was 20 years before I bought another cruiser style bike because of the cherished memory of that bike.







It was definitely chopper inspired.

I used to have an '86 just like yours in the early 90's, but in candy apple red. Really loved that bike. Only had it for about a year, then sold it and didn't have a bike for about 10 years after that.
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Offline Toecutter

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Re: Beemer Chopper, you have been warned
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2018, 09:07:51 AM »
For me Choppers have a place.  if well executed they can actually handle quite well for a chopper meaning that they are safe enough to ride on the road and go around curves.

One of my favorite bikes was my '85 Honda Shadow 700.  After the jeep took me out while sitting at a stop sign it was 20 years before I bought another cruiser style bike because of the cherished memory of that bike.







It was definitely chopper inspired.

I had an '83 VT750. Bought it for $700.00. Learned to wrench on that thing, but it had an electrical gremlin I could never find. That bike was cruiser like in handling, but not in performance. It could haul.


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Re: Beemer Chopper, you have been warned
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2018, 07:57:12 AM »
BMW can produce some ugliness with no outside help.






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Re: Beemer Chopper, you have been warned
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2018, 08:42:27 AM »
I love choppers. Love them. The more "homebuilt", the better.

What says "motorcycles" more than someone buying a ratty old bike, getting it running, and making it into something unique? They're not all to my liking, but they're also not my bike.

Nah, I'm all over it. Love it. As long as they get ridden, I have nothing bad to say about any of them.

There was a guy that used show up at various British meets with the rattiest Triumph chopper ever. Sissy bar made of galvanized pipe fittings, forward controls that looked like a blacksmith made 'em, you get the picture. Had a sign on the sissy bar that said,"If you bought it in a store, it ain't custom."
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Re: Beemer Chopper, you have been warned
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2018, 11:09:17 AM »
I will have to get a second breakfast meal, just lost my original!! Gross🤮
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Re: Beemer Chopper, you have been warned
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2018, 10:11:22 PM »
The Mad Max - Fury Road movie from 2015 had a decent looking chopper style airhead BMW.


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