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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-09-2005, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Look, I know it's wrong and intolerant, but I really hate the bobbers, particularly the ones with ape hangers. You have every right to do what you like with your bike, and we can still be friends, but IMHO making a bonnie into a bobber makes about as much sense as taking a ***** on a wedding cake.

I even hesitate to buy accessories from websites featuring bobbers. I wish it weren't so, but it is.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-09-2005, 09:28 PM
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Yo,yo Doc E , I feel you. It doesn't make sense....it's like making an apple taste like an orange.
Who would buy a thruxton(or any bonnie),a bike with almost perfect geometry for riding(real riding),and hack it up into some wanna be somethin' else kind of bike?
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 04:42 AM
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Who would do it? Somebody who likes apples that taste like oranges.

My pet hate is choppers with the tank sitting on top of the frame rails. Why don't they have the tank straddle the rails a bit????? They stick up there like a pimple on my bumm, trust me that ain't a sight you want to see (even if you do like apples that taste like oranges)

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 10:45 AM
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The only reason I can think of to chop a Bonnie is if the thing is wrecked to start with. If the bike is destroyed beyond the limits of reasonable repair then it becomes chopper fodder quick with me.

I like a well done chop, but I am in no hurry to mess with my T100. I love this thing, this extension of my own personality, my one favorite posession. She is, and I do refer to her as she, my baby.

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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 11:56 AM
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On 2005-11-09 19:28, jlzmeehan wrote:
Yo,yo Doc E , I feel you. It doesn't make sense....it's like making an apple taste like an orange.
Who would buy a thruxton(or any bonnie),a bike with almost perfect geometry for riding(real riding),and hack it up into some wanna be somethin' else kind of bike?
Fully agree, plus why would you put a tractor seat on a motorcycle. :lgh:
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 12:11 PM
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I think bobbers are like abstract art: 99% of the time it doesn't work and looks like a wannebe, but the other 1% are pretty interesting. I agree it's something to do with a wreck, but even a wreck deserves better than ape hangers.

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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 01:10 PM
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So!! What your saying is not to show up for a ride with ape hangers on my TBS??? Would I be stoned and my bike set on fire?
Haveing been around the motorcycle scene since 1958, beleive me I have seen it all, and I do mean all, choppers, mild to wild..Bobbers, mild to wild!! if you look at all of Harleys dyna's most of them are direct copies of what the custom, chopper folks did back in the 60s and 70s some were cool, some were junk..I personally never did own a chopper in the true sence, but I did build a couple of custom bikes, one for my wife with a hardtail frame with a Harley XA springer front end, she loved it, I rode a custom 71 superglide at the time, well almost it was a 62 panhead with a sporty front end, stock 3 gal tanks with a reversed front fender for the rear..I suppose it is all in the eye of the beholder, some like them, some don't...

I was just kidding about apes on my TBS. :-D But I must say, I have done some custom work to it. took off the after thought Lic. plate lite and put a custom plate holder on there with lights in it, change risers and bars, got different seats for it, all little things to make it my own. I like it, perhaps you will not?? what is it they say, "to each his/her own"

I think a speedmaster with about 8 inch apes on it would be a good improvement in the looks dept. and maybe even in the rideing comfort?? maybe someday I will find out. :???:

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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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On 2005-11-10 11:10, Bear wrote:
So!! What your saying is not to show up for a ride with ape hangers on my TBS??? Would I be stoned and my bike set on fire?
Hmmm...I dunno. Are you smoking a bowl with the gas cap off? :-)

So long, and thanks for all the fish!
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Yeah, I got my likes & dislikes........ you gotta problem with that? (By the way, it would be YOUR problem and not mine.)

The only bikes I care to appreciate would be functional bikes. By "functional", I don't mean utilitarian..... just that they work well. Therefore, I don't go for bars that prohibit riding above 45 mph, or geometry that makes the bike unstable, or brakes that don't stop, suspension that sucks, etc........

That being said, I would LOVE to have a good Bobber THAT WORKS!

Big Dogs, Fat Dogs, Running with Dawgs,
Texas Hardtails, Look'n fer tail, Tail between yer legs,
whatever kind of $50,000.00 "LOOKATME!" glamor bikes
do NOTHING for me.

But a creative, good look'n, functional, sane machine that has been fabricated by a REAL motorcycle enthusiast, now THAT will get my attention!

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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 02:00 PM
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