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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Scout63 on November 29, 2021, 07:19:58 AM

Title: Honda Chopper
Post by: Scout63 on November 29, 2021, 07:19:58 AM
I think this bike is very cool:

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/d/portland-original-1974-honda-cb750k/7411987970.html
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: JJ on November 29, 2021, 08:12:41 AM
I think this bike is very cool:

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/d/portland-original-1974-honda-cb750k/7411987970.html

Yes, that bike is definitely "Period-Cool"...but how about the modern Honda Fury??!!?? :wink:


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Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: twowheeladdict on November 29, 2021, 08:17:53 AM
If I were to own a chopper, I would want it to be on a purpose built frame instead of raked triple trees. 

The Honda Fury is in the "Pro Street" style which gives it pretty neutral ergonomics.  I saw one with mini-apes and thought it looked better than OEM.  Personally, I would like to test ride one, but would want Buckhorn bars on it. 
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on November 29, 2021, 08:21:13 AM
Wot, no front brake, I think i'll pass.
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: twowheeladdict on November 29, 2021, 08:28:31 AM
Wot, no front brake, I think i'll pass.

A front brake on that bike would be dangerous.   :shocked:
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: larrys on November 29, 2021, 09:42:20 AM
If I were to own a chopper, I would want it to be on a purpose built frame instead of raked triple trees. 

The Honda Fury is in the "Pro Street" style which gives it pretty neutral ergonomics.  I saw one with mini-apes and thought it looked better than OEM.  Personally, I would like to test ride one, but would want Buckhorn bars on it.

No raked trees there, the neck has been cut and raked. I rode a chopper once that had raked trees, very bad method to stretch out the front end. It messes up the trail worse than a raked neck.
Larry
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on November 29, 2021, 10:11:00 AM
wow man that is one ugly motorcycle
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on November 29, 2021, 10:12:00 AM
the more I look at it, the more I see to hate!  :boozing: :boozing: :boozing:  To each his own, I reckon
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: mtiberio on November 29, 2021, 11:20:17 AM
Wot, no front brake, I think i'll pass.

rear drum
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: bigbikerrick on November 29, 2021, 12:55:19 PM
This example is  not one of the nicer 750 honda builds from the 70s. I like the ones with the "savior" type frames, and radical king/queen seats.  The Honda Fury is a nice riding bike. I have a friend that bought one new, and I have ridden it a few times. They are a sweet handling bike, that Honda brought to market 5-7 years too late! after the Fury, my friend bought a Yamaha Raider, which I didnt like as much as the Fury.
If you ever get a chance to ride one, I assure you, you will be surprised at how "natural" it feels.   :thumb:
Rick
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: Alfetta on November 29, 2021, 01:30:19 PM
To me the work "chopper" means that the original machine was chopped, bent, changed, or otherwise altered to the owners personal taste (or current fad). Thus I don't consider the Fury a chopper at all. More like a retro styled cruiser...    but not a chopper...
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: twowheeladdict on November 29, 2021, 05:56:05 PM
To me the work "chopper" means that the original machine was chopped, bent, changed, or otherwise altered to the owners personal taste (or current fad). Thus I don't consider the Fury a chopper at all. More like a retro styled cruiser...    but not a chopper...

The Fury is Definitely NOT a retro styled cruiser.  Google Pro Street Choppers.  It is more like them and they started in the 1990s.  Nothing like that came from a manufacturer that I am aware of.  The word chopper and bobber are sometimes used interchangeably.  The raked out front end has nothing to do with chopping, but has become synonymous with the word chopper.   
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: tazio on November 29, 2021, 06:15:00 PM
Straight from WIKIPEDIA (so it must be true :boozing:)
"The Honda Fury was the first production chopper from a major motorcycle manufacturer Honda."
 
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: NC Steve on November 29, 2021, 06:32:33 PM
Wot, no front brake, I think i'll pass.

A front brake on that bike would be dangerous.   :shocked:

Yep, you might be tempted to ride it if it appeared to actually have working brakes.  :shocked:
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: tazio on November 29, 2021, 06:40:43 PM
Our very own Bobrebos old schooling it on his 750 Honda!

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Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: bobrebos on November 30, 2021, 02:02:46 AM
Our very own Bobrebos old schooling it on his 750 Honda!

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Thanks Tazio! 
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Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: bobrebos on November 30, 2021, 02:11:31 AM
Honda Choppers are COOL!  Rock on brother!!!
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Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: Rough Edge racing on November 30, 2021, 07:38:30 AM
the more I look at it, the more I see to hate!  :boozing: :boozing: :boozing:  To each his own, I reckon
  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: kellercycle on November 30, 2021, 08:54:45 AM
the set up on Honda 750 choppers used to be extended forks no rake high rise bars so called Harley  16 inch rear wheel and yes king and queen seat .In my area they had fiberglass scalloped  tanks
 They were everywhere .
Title: Re: Honda Chopper
Post by: JJ on November 30, 2021, 11:40:07 AM
the set up on Honda 750 choppers used to be extended forks no rake high rise bars so called Harley  16 inch rear wheel and yes king and queen seat .In my area they had fiberglass scalloped  tanks
 They were everywhere .


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