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Hey guys:waving:

When a biker said to me they were giving away a $65,000.00 :shock:Chopper at a gambling casino in Oklahoma. I ask him how on Gods earth can anyone justify that much money for a frame, chromed engine,andfancy paint job and some out of this world wheels? I think some of them are magnificent to look at, I have only rode one, they are great as long as you are going straight, the extended front end is a nightmare especially when leaving a paved highway onto a gravel or dirt road, the front wheel might as well be a bowling ball. I like to look at them but that is about all. What do you think about them? Do you want one?

Maybe they are just a work of Art?

Now I see one on ebay for a buy it now price of $139,000.00 :stumped:

Item# 4550248569





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Geico, can I help you?

Yes, this is Brojees, policy number 12345678910.

Yes, how can we help you Mr Brojees?

I would like to add my El Diablo to my policy with full coverage for $139,000........Hello? Hello? Hello?

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If you would like to make a call, please hang up and dial the number.
 

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I love to research items on ebay. This of course includes those I bid against. I think it gives me an edge.

But this one blows me away. What type of person, who has the money to bid in on ebay for this piece, (Currently >$85,000.00!!); actually sits around and bids on ebay?

So if you buy it, would you ever ride it? Would the price flash before your eyes as you were making the dread, "Put it down" decision? I could see my local ride club when I rolled up on it. And where would La Reina Del Mundo sit?

I think I am going out to polish the jukebox and take her for a spin, I need it after seeing this! Dean you have me going now! I may even need to write a poem.
 

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I remember pulling up and parkingnext to one of these expensive choppers one time on my Wing. When I got my helmet off and looked at the chopper I said to my wife, "What a cute little motorcycle." I think that if the guy had a gun he would have shot me. The only thing that I can possibly understand about these kinds of bikes is image and ego.

My friend has a Harley and his wife is always telling me that she sure would like to know what he's trying to make up for by riding that Harley. She rides a Honda Shadow which is a smooth, reliable version of a Harley.

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I choose comfort over looks, but hell if I had that much extra money to throw away, Maybe I could use one for a lawn decoration, They have a unique look, But I want to ride more then around the block without hurtin, Never understood ape hangers, I think my arms would fall off, plus it's fun to watch the guys turn, you know it's bad when you gotta let go with one hand to turn.
 

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I think that a lot of the custom choppers that we see are basically collectors items. They get ridden to the local bike show and then the owner stands around and beams about his toy. I've got no problem with this. If you've got that kind of money to toss around, more power to you.

We've got Mid-West choppers(www.midwestchoppers.com) here in Galesburg, and I've dropped in to take a look. The builders are nice people and don't mind window shopping. I read that they were distributors for Progressive Shocks so I went in the shop waving my Credit card, pointing at a couple of new choppers(about $75,000 worth)saying "I'll take that one and that one":DThe very nice looking lady said " do you want those wrapped"? We both had a good laugh. Unfortunately, they couldn't come close enough on the price of the Progressives that I could buy from Vencowings. The funny part of this company is that they do very little machining and designing of new parts. Most of the stuff is purchased from other speciality companies and assembled by them. They do their own painting however and the bikes do look sharp, if not practical. Clik on the link and take a look at their site, if you want to. If nothing else, you get a glimpse at some nice looking girls.:clapper:

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Somehow I think the appeal of what they now call choppers is much the same as that which causes people to but the Hummers. Just another way to say mine is bigger than yours. I saw one the other day in California that had a tire that had to be 18" wide. The thing didn't need a side stand. I asked the owner how he got around a corner and he told me "slowly". There seems to be a division in bikes between 'show' and 'go'.

The whole chopper thing is really kind of funny, when I was a kid a chopper was just about any rat bike with as much stuff stripped off as possible. Don't remember any of them with much paint, much less custom stuff.
 

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Just think, a tank to tank cross country ride through the Ozark Mountains on this beauty.



I'll be glad to carry your Advil and Bengay in my saddlebags.
 

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Don't forget the preperation H.:grinner:
 

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I didn't even think of that.....OWWW!!!
 

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Makes my bum hurt just looing at it. Can you imagine the noise being blown up at you by those upturned unmuffled pipes and that exposed chain just inches from your hip is an amputation going somewhere to happen. Wow.

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I went to one of our most popular rides , Parked my bike and sat on it just taking in the sites and low and behold got my bikes pic taken twelve times, along came in a $65,000 custom Harley as I said to most who took my bikes pic , wouldn't you rather take this ones pic ? To me it did look %100 beter than My GL , and the answer they gave me was we'd rather take a pic of something the looks like its ridden . So there you go .





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"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" !
 

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I'm with you Wingdawg.... Saw a blue one up in Laconia last year. Immediate headache from the loud pipes... Something struck me odd about the battery.. It sat in the open under the driver's seat right in front of the rear tire.. No fender protection.. Nothing... I asked the owner about the battery shorting out if riding on a rainy day.. He told me the bike has never seen a cloudy day...

Can you imagine spending that much money for a chopper and NOT being able to ride it if it rains????? :baffled: More money than brains... (no offense meant)..:?
 
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