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Sunday sunshine and a pic for Dacious...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Wally, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. Wally

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    @Dacious, since you liked my chrome Thunderheader pipe, I thought I would show it to you clean and in the wonderful sunshine here today. This bike is from 1998. Good scooter. 65D69971-C722-4409-BEE6-BF51BE1D6641.jpeg
     
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    Sweet ride. Maybe a 4-6” extended tubes to give it a bit of stance
     
  3. Dacious

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    That's purty! Coming into good riding weather, too. Just the time for some clean and gleam.
     
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    No, it handles well. Extended forks are not what I want to be riding. Motorcycles are dangerous enough without having screwed up geometry. Ommv...
     
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    BCDBA2A0-000E-46A4-AF8A-EBBBAE42A22C.jpeg I do have a ‘chopper’ though...
     
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    I will respectfully disagree. A slight rake always made me feel better with a slight change of COG to the rear. But that’s just me

    Still a sweet ride. Enjoy
     
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    Each to their own, but when a motorcycle rider or a rider of a horse for that matter want to maximize control of the situation, they lean forward. It is a matter of physics.
     
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    You call that extended forks, this is extended forks....
     
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    Yep. Nice poseur ride.
    2:45- "give me a little room, theres a turn coming up"
     
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    I don't recall where I read it, but I remember Fonda saying it wasn't pleasant (or safe) to ride.

    Changing the geometry of a motorcycle may make it look cooler, but in terms of road safety, it's generally not a good idea,
     
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    I remember being 18 and taking a ride on a suicide clutch chopper with at least as much extension as that Captain America bike has. The fellow who had put it together built some nice looking bikes...this one was rough to look at but functioned. He had built a metalflake gold chopper on a Sportster frame with an aggressive extension and pipes that ended on Cadillac tips at the level of the top of a tall sissy bar. Everything that was not gold was chrome. Beautiful to look at.
    I understand such a bike, I just prefer to ride something with safer geometry.
     
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    Ooooh...i have an older cruiser bike that would make a nice project bike to chop and stretch....
    I have a welder too.:)
     
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    I forgot to say that this suicide clutch operation was a true hardtail.

    ce24, I have people of all ages and genders gawk at this bicycle. Many of them ask me ‘where is the motor?’. I reply that I am the motor!
     
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    Is that a custom ground up frame or just a modified bike frame.
     
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    Ce24, that is a Switchblade bike built by Nirve out in California in 2004. I bought it about six years ago.It was UL ridden at the time...and was not prepared to be ridden. The true triple forks were out of alignment and the bars were loose. Killer ride.
     
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    Very nice Heritage! I just sold off my FLHX. As much as I enjoy riding, it was time to move on. I'm sure I'll return at some point, but for now it's fun on 4 wheels.

    Enjoy!
     
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