: Would you buy this Chopper? Opinions?



Ralph
08-23-10, 06:22 AM
Saw this for sale today and just for curiousity sake I should call the guy tomorrow and see what he's asking. What might be a good price for it?....what do you think he wants for it?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IBT-yCMI20

Florian
08-23-10, 10:29 AM
not unless you like compressed disks and backaches. Hardtails suck!!!

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C&C
08-23-10, 12:55 PM
Yep, hardtail and open pipes; this isn't an impulse buy is it? If not, then you should already know whether you want it or not.

EcSTSatic
08-23-10, 01:24 PM
Choppers never made sense to me as a serious ride. Top that with ridiculous prices and you have a recipe for failure - That's just my $0.02

Ralph
08-23-10, 01:32 PM
A backache? A small price to pay to look cool :P The style can't be beat man, nothing looks cooler on the road (bike-wise) as far as I'm concerned. BUT, that said, the potholes and road construction here are insane, so I definately hear what you're saying and haven't took the plunge maybe because of this. I know my luck, I'll hit one patch of gravel on the street and go down. I've looked at a few over the years. I'll see if I have enough pic space in here to put up the West Coast Chopper Replica that I wanted to buy last year. The guy wanted 20,000 but he settled for 15

Ralph
08-23-10, 04:18 PM
here is the West Coast clone I found last year for sale, pretty sweet I thought, a bit crude in the exhaust department though

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/l_f88c749b23764e56866eed47194def48.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/l_d2160a84d5ad49c8be53333150137da2.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/l_b5ef08ee0a24419b9ece81cb3e0a8952.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/l_a7cc3df9b9e64a8b8b0e4b4447374b0e.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/l_271fdbafbdc34a52bbf0af1dcb81126d.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/l_1f8e516d4f664a0385bc60932061565c.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/l_f3470ecd0c1047de949e668a489e4a58.jpg

Ralph
08-23-10, 04:42 PM
then there is this thing I saw 2 months ago or so, it looks like a 200 CC whatever it is

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/baldhead006.jpg

Ralph
08-23-10, 05:08 PM
and.....more detailed pics from the bike in the video

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/Chopper015.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/Chopper016.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/Chopper018.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/Chopper019.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac101/ralph1239/Chopper048.jpg

ga_etc
08-23-10, 06:10 PM
Sharp bike. I prefer 4 wheels under me personally. At least you have the right car to pick up all the pieces and carry them home if you were to lay it down.

Ralph
08-23-10, 08:17 PM
Sharp bike. I prefer 4 wheels under me personally. At least you have the right car to pick up all the pieces and carry them home if you were to lay it down.

haha thnx bud

Stingroo
08-23-10, 08:19 PM
Nah, he could get a wagon and haul the whole thing home!

:lol:

It is a pretty nice bike, but I could never see myself riding one.

ben.gators
08-23-10, 08:53 PM
Would you buy this Chopper?

My honest answer is hell no!

Ralph
08-23-10, 09:48 PM
called the guy and he wants $20k Cdn. He said he has $30k into it and he got the parts when the cost was high in the last few years. It's a 2007 with an 80 Cu. in. engine or 1350 cc. New engine. I think it's cool but not too fussy about the color

ga_etc
08-23-10, 10:01 PM
20 Grand? That wouldn't even be a consideration for me. I'd walk away, at a very brisk pace.

Ralph
08-23-10, 10:13 PM
20 Grand? That wouldn't even be a consideration for me. I'd walk away, at a very brisk pace.

yeah....he said the prices and values on these dropped quite a lot, so he's kinda stuck, I like it but I couldn't pay that much. You can buy a new Harley Chopper "C" for that kinda $. Or at the very least.....a new Honda Fury Chopper

ga_etc
08-23-10, 11:14 PM
If you're not dead set on a chopper you can get a lot of bikes for a whole lot less than that. My dad has a '95 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 XL he would let go for about $5,500.

Ralph
08-23-10, 11:51 PM
If you're not dead set on a chopper you can get a lot of bikes for a whole lot less than that. My dad has a '95 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 XL he would let go for about $5,500.

cool. Winter is coming now for 5 months or so, so I might just wait. I have a buddy who only buys Harleys...he says they hold their value pretty good, better than any Japanese bike.

ga_etc
08-24-10, 12:02 AM
Yeah, they do. Doesn't hurt that he's added I think every piece of chrome possible too.

Ralph
08-24-10, 02:50 AM
Yeah, they do. Doesn't hurt that he's added I think every piece of chrome possible too.
any pics?

ga_etc
08-24-10, 02:31 PM
Can provide some shortly.

Patrick7997
08-24-10, 05:21 PM
That's high for that bike.... 80 inch motor?? Child, please. Replacing that with a 100 inch motor is gonna cost.

Keep looking.

ga_etc
08-24-10, 06:20 PM
any pics?

http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/austin99etc/0824101712.jpg
http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/austin99etc/0824101710.jpg
http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/austin99etc/0824101711.jpg
http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/austin99etc/0824101710a.jpg

Florian
08-24-10, 08:57 PM
cool. Winter is coming now for 5 months or so, so I might just wait. I have a buddy who only buys Harleys...he says they hold their value pretty good, better than any Japanese bike.

not so much anymore....the HDs have been a dime a dozen here in the midwest...you can pick up a 2-3 yr old RK or EGC for about 12K.....new they go about 20. I cant touch a Goldwing for that kind of money....
So I ride BMW.


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Ralph
08-25-10, 01:33 AM
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pretty SCHWEEET. I still like choppers the most, just a personal preference

Ralph
08-25-10, 01:35 AM
not so much anymore....the HDs have been a dime a dozen here in the midwest...you can pick up a 2-3 yr old RK or EGC for about 12K.....new they go about 20. I cant touch a Goldwing for that kind of money....
So I ride BMW.




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hmm good points. I drool over the BMW R 1200 R

Florian
08-25-10, 04:50 PM
hmm good points. I drool over the BMW R 1200 R

great bike.....I ride a K1200GT and a K1200LT...love em both.


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Ralph
08-26-10, 05:39 AM
great bike.....I ride a K1200GT and a K1200LT...love em both.


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Awesome. they aren't exactly the high-revving the Japenese sport bikes are but they have a smooth power to them. I wonder how they rate quality-wise