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FRANKTHECRANK 06-04-2015 10:09 AM

Wow,..I guess the fad is over.
 
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Captain America 06-04-2015 11:55 AM

I have mixed feelings on the fad being over, I've always run in circles where bikes ruled so it seemed kind of normal to me when it finally made it to TV and became part of pop culture, however, that led to the $100,000 chopper and the attitude that if you don't have a billet, WCC, OCC, FU, UP YOURS, latest greatest wiz bang so and so then your bike sucks bullshit. I've noticed lots of guys needing advice on repairs lately which is pretty cool 'cause that means they're riding them, plus unless you love the building process you can buy a chop really, really cheap and then make it your own. Also I've noticed the Revtech, Ultima, and DNA sucks rants have pretty much gone away too which, to me, is a good thing because not everyone can afford a $3000 front end, hell, my first chop was my pride and joy, was beautiful(to me), and I bet I didn't have $1500 in that whole bike. That being said, I don't ride my hardtail every day anymore(haven't for 20 years), but now that I can afford multiple bikes there will always be a "chopper" in my stable.**)

STEINBVG 06-04-2015 12:39 PM

I like to come to CC , see what others building...It is quieter though...

The most active threads are dedicated to WWC...

Once in while i'm glad to see original builds where someone is thinking out of the box. But those are rarity...

I wonder it there's another site where they all hanging out these days...

Rhode Warrior 06-04-2015 12:52 PM

It's been over for years. Have you been to any bike nights lately?

It will never be over for me though. I'm a gear head for life. Bikes, cars, boats. Anything with an engine. Always have been, always will be.

Rhode Warrior 06-04-2015 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by STEINBVG (Post 1261413)
I like to come to CC , see what others building...It is quieter though...

The most active threads are dedicated to WWC...

Once in while i'm glad to see original builds where someone is thinking out of the box. But those are rarity...

I wonder it there's another site where they all hanging out these days...

Most have really died down. The only other forums I go on occasionally are the ZRX, Ironhead Sportster, and Triumph Rocket III forums. Those are still pretty active but they're only about specific bikes.

FRANKTHECRANK 06-04-2015 01:05 PM

I wasn't complaining,...really. Just noticing how the activity seems to be at an all time low here.

I was a WCC fan before the masses found out Jesse James wasn't just the name of an old wild West outlaw. I was into hot rods and muscle cars before bikes, and into them deeper,..and it remains that way.

But, I've always had a Harley, still have one, and yes the rigid chopper build is still in the garage on the lift. I've built and worked on, (painted) quite a few hotrod projects in recent years, and had some health issues, so the chop has had a permanent place on the back burner, but at least I didn't bail on it and sell everything like a lot of "fad" builders did. It will get done someday soon, and when I ride that CFL somewhere, my WCC shirt will most likely be the only WCC shirt at the bar, rally, bike show, or event,...like it usually was before the first Motorcycle Mania documentary aired on Discovery.

I like it that way. ;)

I'm glad every Tom, Dick, and Mary that decided they wanted to be a biker, came to their senses and got out of the hobby/sport.

Rhode Warrior 06-04-2015 01:13 PM

I just missed out yesterday on a 1957 Willys pickup. Gone in one day. There are lots of them around but the sheet metal was nice and the engine and other mechanicals were rebuilt and original. Good price and it went quick. I like those old Willys pickups. Still plan to do a pro touring car too or at least a hot rod. Chevelle, Camaro, or a 70's Mopar would be nice.

maraz 06-04-2015 01:22 PM

I posted “ A Well Kept Secret” because it has become very quiet. I just found out what it is like to ride a bike that requires your full attention. I think a lot of the folks who jumped on the fad have parked or sold them. Riding them is simply not for most people. SSShhhhh.

Rhode Warrior 06-04-2015 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by maraz (Post 1261422)
I posted “ A Well Kept Secret” because it has become very quiet. I just found out what it is like to ride a bike that requires your full attention. I think a lot of the folks who jumped on the fad have parked or sold them. Riding them is simply not for most people. SSShhhhh.

Yup. Some people learned an expensive lesson.

FRANKTHECRANK 06-04-2015 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Rhode Warrior (Post 1261423)
Yup. Some people learned an expensive lesson.

Yeah, expensive in one of two ways,...... 1. by getting hurt doing something they thought was going to be easy,...and 2. by remortgaging their houses to buy the latest, greatest chopper, just so they couldn't give it away for 1/2 price a few years later.

Rhode Warrior 06-04-2015 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by FRANKTHECRANK (Post 1261426)
Yeah, expensive in one of two ways,...... 1. by getting hurt doing something they thought was going to be easy,...and 2. by remortgaging their houses to buy the latest, greatest chopper, just so they couldn't give it away for 1/2 price a few years later.

Half if they're very lucky. I've seen bikes that sold for $45,000 begging to get in the low teens. Probably still owe the whole balance on their 2nd mortgage too. What a joke.

FRANKTHECRANK 06-04-2015 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Rhode Warrior (Post 1261427)
Half if they're very lucky. I've seen bikes that sold for $45,000 begging to get in the low teens. Probably still owe the whole balance on their 2nd mortgage too. What a joke.

Yep,...if I didn't buy all my chopper parts dirt cheap, whether from WCC's big sale, or bargain searching all over the internet, and am doing 95% of the work myself,...I would never be building one, I'd just buy a finished one,...or better yet, a WCC shop built one, for pennies on the dollar.

My engine, trans, and primary all were purchased from a guy who "was" going to build a chopper for his wife.

Got it for a great price,...all brand new,..S&S, black and chrome, Baker black and chrome, BDL belt drive.

Rhode Warrior 06-04-2015 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by FRANKTHECRANK (Post 1261428)
Yep,...if I didn't buy all my chopper parts dirt cheap, whether from WCC's big sale, or bargain searching all over the internet, and am doing 95% of the work myself,...I would never be building one, I'd just buy a finished one,...or better yet, a WCC shop built one, for pennies on the dollar.

My engine, trans, and primary all were purchased from a guy who "was" going to build a chopper for his wife.

Got it for a great price,...all brand new,..S&S, black and chrome, Baker black and chrome, BDL belt drive.

Yeah I remember when you made that score. :cool:

rastoy 06-04-2015 05:52 PM

I'm waiting for all those guys with Harley's in their garage with less then 500 miles on them decided it's time to get rid of them. Fire sale!

Captain America 06-04-2015 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rastoy (Post 1261435)
I'm waiting for all those guys with Harley's in their garage with less then 500 miles on them decided it's time to get rid of them. Fire sale!

Like this.....:LOL:

2005 Harley-Davidson Soft Tail Standard less than 500 orginal miles


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