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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by southernspeed, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've been putting fatter and fatter rear ends on Harleys over the last few years but now.....V Max's! That's a 280 which will make it handle like cr*p but they don't care...and the customer is always right!!:grin:

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    why not a 44 bogger?



    ok i am not a bike guy but i though a wide round tire like that would let you lean in to you turns more?



    where is my error in thinking?
     
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    wow thats a wide tire. You work on bikes for a living? I did not know that.
     
  4. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    No, they're so wide you're actually having to lift the bike up to lean it over. Too wide, too heavy. Just a pose really. If they were usaeble all sports bikes would have them. 180 or 190 is as big as you need for handling.

    And 44 boggers....now there's an idea!!!!!:grin:
     
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    so like 44 boggers on a half ton pick up with 20" of lift and more crome than brains?
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, that's how I make my living!:crazy:
     
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    That's about it!!!:grin:
     
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    Ol' school

    there are a lot of bikers that have gone to big beefy tires. On the right bike the look good. But I'm more of the old school. I like spokes, hard tail, springer or girder choppers.
     
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    You must have smooth roads or a strong back!!!:grin:
    We still build a few like that. I prefer building something traditional (but done right...not like when we were teens and knew no better!) but a lot of customers just want these 'showy' mall cruisers. Each to their own eh!
     
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    one more when you say 180 or 190 you mean mm?


    so that tire is 280 mm?!?!?!
     
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    Yep!!!!!!
     
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    280? WOW i can't imagine a tire that wide on a bike. i bet it handles like total crap, i would not want to ride that. i bet he brings it back to put a realistic tire on it.
     
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    I don't really think the riders of these custom "choppers" really need to worry about the handling of those stupid wide tires. If they actually lean over in either direction the frame, pegs, or ehhaust will scrape way before the tire becomes a factor. They look cool, but I consider them useless. Kinda like that Colorado a few posts back. But at least that was probably comfortable!
     
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    You hit the nail on the head there my friend! They're expensive jewellry!:grin:
     
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    Yeah it's what ever you want to spend your money on. Everyone has some thing. If the k-10 keeps running good i will get me a new yzfr6 in sept or oct. Everyone says with the discount at work you can make a few hundred to a grand when you are allowed to sell it in a year. Then get anther. Ride a new bike every year and make money off of it to. Paint supervisior got his 05 r6 for 6100 tax and all. He expects to get 7000 for it when able to sell it next winter.
     
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    I run a 180

    Not the most comfortable bike, but fun to ride.

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    whats that motor? I've been looking for a Kawasaki 1000 to build something like that out of. My dad had one back in the day and he loved it. He traded it even for a Harley and hated the Harley.
     
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    Hey!! I had one real similar to that years ago!!!!:grin:
     
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    a couple months ago one of those neon colored, chrome covered choppers went passed my house. What was really cool(to me anyway) was it had some type of old 4 cylinder motor. I heard this thing that sounded like a hot crotch rocket coming and see this big long thing fly by. It got my attention quite well :D
     

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