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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #1 on: Today at 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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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #2 on: Today at 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. 
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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #3 on: Today at 08:21:13 AM »
Wot, no front brake, I think i'll pass.
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Re: Honda Chopper
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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #4 on: Today at 08:28:31 AM »
Wot, no front brake, I think i'll pass.

A front brake on that bike would be dangerous.   :shocked:
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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #5 on: Today at 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.
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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #6 on: Today at 10:11:00 AM »
wow man that is one ugly motorcycle
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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #7 on: Today at 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
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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #8 on: Today at 11:20:17 AM »
Wot, no front brake, I think i'll pass.

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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #9 on: Today at 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:
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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #10 on: Today at 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...
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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #11 on: Today at 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.   
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Re: Honda Chopper
« Reply #12 on: Today at 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."
 
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