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Old 12-16-2008, 10:23 AM
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Gold Digger Chopper By Jesse James
Published by Cyril Huze November 6th, 2007 in Builders, Customs and Editorial.



"Here one chopper I like very much by WCC Jesse James. Frame: Greg Newton Up 1969. Fork: John Harman Girder. Motor: Accurate Engineering built by Aki at WCC. Transmission: 5-speed kicker by Miller, Germany. Wheels: Rear Sun, Front DID ribbed. Pipes: Jese James. Oil tank: Out of Bob George’s El Camini swapmeet for 5 bucks. Seat: Mauricio. Paint: Pete Filand. Assembly: Skippy & Rockabilly Jay. West Coast Choppers"
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:26 AM
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hey frank do you think the seat on the airstream sidecar bike is a standard cfl type pan? im looking for one for my bike, but want it to sit close and cover the open area of the frame becasue my electrical is there but i dont like the look of a regular seat, thanks for the pics the gold digger is crazy , the frame is wild
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:32 AM
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hey frank do you think the seat on the airstream sidecar bike is a standard cfl type pan? im looking for one for my bike, but want it to sit close and cover the open area of the frame becasue my electrical is there but i dont like the look of a regular seat, thanks for the pics the gold digger is crazy , the frame is wild
It's probably a standard "Dominator" seat pan, cause that's what the frame is.

I don't know if that is the same as the "CFL" pan.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:34 AM
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Another pic.

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Old 12-16-2008, 11:57 AM
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damn.. I thought my Irish ass was pale.. not that I'd kick her outta bed or anything....
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:41 PM
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damn.. I thought my Irish ass was pale.. not that I'd kick her outta bed or anything....


I got some other pics of that bike with some naked Asian chic posing with it, but just as pale.

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Old 12-16-2008, 04:50 PM
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Not the naked one but, you get the idea.

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Old 12-16-2008, 04:58 PM
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Here's a picture of the owner riding the bike. His name is Ballentine and is now marketing bikes built with Rotec radial aircraft engines.



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Old 12-16-2008, 06:30 PM
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Here's another picture of "Gold Digger" and a little more info before I move on to other bikes.

If you don't already know it, this chopper was featured on the documentary, "The History of the Chopper". The show not only highlighted this old chopper restoration, but also paid respect to old time M/C's, bike builders, custom parts fabricators and many of the people who were choppin bikes long before the new wave of "bike builders" we know today.

Here's a couple of comments from older bike builders from the Cyril Huze bike blog, about "History of the Chopper".

(MILES BROWN Nov 10th, 2007 at 7:42 pm)

"Just a brief comment if i may about this unique bike . First off the soul it has is completely un questionable . Any time a guy can source vintage original parts , especially parts that had an influence on the overall trends and styles in the industry , and incorperate them into a ride of this caliber itís a real treat for old guys like me that have watched the industy develope right from the beginning . This bike reminds me of a time when building a chopper was in its purest and most blue collar level . Simple lines . the illusion of speed on its side stand , attention to detail and the absence of bullshit all score big points with me.
I really liked this bike , and enjoyed watching the building of it and it is , in my humble and modest opinion , one of Jessieís best executed efforts ."
MILES G. BROWN EíVILLE TWIN MOTORSICKLE CO.

(Bill Holland Nov 12th, 2007 at 2:06 pm)

"I was the the partner to John Harman and built all the front ends while John built the frames.Its great to see that people still appreciate the styles that we and other builders were doing in the 70ís, so much so that Iím still building the original Harman/Holland Girder for some of the old schoolers and have redesigned the girder and hoping to grab the attention of the new builders."
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:49 PM
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This is a chopper/bagger Jesse built for Keith Ball, better known as "Bandit".

He used to be an editor at Easyriders magazine and now is the man behind www.Bikernet.com. The entire build is documented on bikernet and is presented as follows:

Bandit's Touring Chopper Project Bike

Three years ago Jesse James worked with Bandit on the construction of the first Touring Chopper, a cruising chopper that would do all that a dresser could but maintain the integrity of a custom motorcycle with sleek lines and a bad-ass appearance. These articles document the progress and changes to this motorcycle right up until a few months ago.

* Part 1 - Introduction
* Part 2 - The Engine
* Part 3 - The Front End
* Part 4 - The Frame
* Part 5 - The Sheet Metal
* Part 6 - Handbuilt For A Reason
* Part 7 - Almost Done...
* Part 8 - Final Assembly
* Part 9 - The Final Product
* Part 10 - Warranty Work
* Part 11 - Performance
* Part 12 - Fashion Model
The Touring Chopper as a Cover Girl...

Here's the link, scroll almost to the bottom of the page. http://www.bikernet.com/garage/

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Not like all you other advertising fools!!! 1st thing did with all my HD's was remove all of HD's advertising......
Yeah did the same thing with my new Mercedes - broke off the hood emblem and grinded down the logo on the rims...now I have myself a real clean car and don't advertise for the Germans...Phewwwwpt
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Yeah did the same thing with my new Mercedes - broke off the hood emblem and grinded down the logo on the rims...now I have myself a real clean car and don't advertise for the Germans...Phewwwwpt
I know, right.
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Yeah did the same thing with my new Mercedes - broke off the hood emblem and grinded down the logo on the rims...now I have myself a real clean car and don't advertise for the Germans...Phewwwwpt
I think yer being sarcastic...... To each his own....I personally would rather not see all the advertising especially on something I built, whether it be a kit bike or not.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:58 AM
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I think yer being sarcastic...... To each his own....I personally would rather not see all the advertising especially on something I built, whether it be a kit bike or not.
I see your point, and understand what you're trying to get across, but what you call advertising, it seems, many others just consider it giving credit.

I'm not about to pretend I designed, CNC machined, and produced my Maltese cross air cleaner, so I don't mind having the WCC logo on it.

I didn't design, bend the tubing and weld together my CFL frame, so I don't mind the WCC axle covers and neck badge.

On the other hand, I have six gun risers and oil bag cap that don't say Jesse James or Choppers Inc on the bullets,.....because they are neither.

If I pryed the bullets out and put in JJ bullets,....that would be worshipping the name over the product.

You're all about removing labeling, like with your HD, and that's your decision, but there's different degrees to this, that I'm sure even you, will agree.

I'm sure you don't sand off the Avon, Metzeler, etc.... names off your tires, wouldn't remove the "Baker" engraving off a transmission, or file down the PM, Jaybrake, or Brembo names off some brake calipers,...how about removing the S&S from the heads of an engine?

Just because people choose to have many genuine WCC parts on their WCC build, (and can actually afford them ) doesn't make them,...in your own words,...."all you other advertising fools".

It's all how you word things, Rick, and you really have a nack of putting people down, perhaps without realizing it, ...because then today you say, "to each his own".

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