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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-06-2015, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah! I got all excited years ago before owning a bike watching Orange County Choppers. I didn't give a flip about all the drama but loved the idea that just maybe I could one day have the $$ and time to simply order all new pre-fabbed parts so I could build my own bike the way I wanted it... or as close as I could get with not being mechanically inclined. Hopefully, one day!

There ain't a perfect bike but one you could put all your ideas and thoughts into could possibly be pretty close. huh?

Chain, shaft, belt? > final drive

Air/oil cooled, liquid cooled? > cooling requirements

Heavy, medium, light? > overall weight

Large, medium, small? > fuel tank

Black, red, blue, white, silver, custom? > paint

Alloy, chrome, spokes? > rims

16 F/B, 16 back/18 front, whatever? > rim sizes

Grip on road, feel, range, popularity, price? > tires

Soft/cushy/firm, back support, cool looking? > seat

5 spd, 6 spd, 789 spd DCT automatic transmission?

Ear splitting loud, medium loud, fairly quiet, cool looking > pipes

Apes, minis, pulled back for comfort and reach? > bars

Standard, full sized, custom? > wind shield

Full, 3/4, 1/2, skid lid? > helmet

Lots of low end, higher rpms, big hp, electric or hybrid, economical but worthy? > engine
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What weight oil will you run in the engine...? That is if you're using a gas engine......

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Good question Dill- IMO I dont think the perfect bike exists- I would prefer like 4 bikes (not getting too greedy) for the perfect garage.

Those Orange County Chopper bikes are good for STRAIGHT and SMOOTH roads only. So for freeways you'd have a blast

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If you were to put a Vision fairing on a CCT, then make it shaft drive, naked pics of Hillary wouldn't subdue my arousal.....

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The perfect bike for me is the one I have .

I have put much time (and money ) into it ...making it my own ,
as long as it continues to make me smile everytime I saddle up will remain my bike.

When that no longer happens .... I will move on to my next perfect bike.


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The perfect bike is a relative term. It really depends on what you want to ride and the stage in your life. I have met guys that will only ride a GW on a long trip and others that will only ride a dual sport bike, because they like to ability to go off road if they see a butterfly over yonder. Then I know guys that love their 24 inch apes, but there is no way they are riding cross country with those.

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They are all the perfect bike for me! Even my 2 stroke 175 puts just a big of a smile on my face as my XR.

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I owned a VTX 1800 for a few months. The power blew me away!

It didn't feel heavy and cruised on the slab better than any I've owned. The brakes were awful prob because prev owner didn't know what he was doing. What sucked more, gas! The measly 4.5 gal tank was thirsty all the time. I had to let it go.

The Vulcan 900 was a fun ride and good on gas but I got bored with it.

The mean streak I had was loud and would go but I could see it needing some work done that I did not want to fool with.

I've basically needed something just like what I've got for the money. The Vegas has fit my needs and can proudly say that it really didn't need any additions. Not perfect! Still lots of fun to ride.

I find myself lusting over a Triumph Thunderbird for sale but sadly, out of my price range.

Twice tonight I've seen a new Victory commercial for the new CCT and I drool. Wow!

I don't want a chopper like on OCC, I want to one day build a cool cruiser that is great on the straights and the curves. Call it a addition to my bucket list.
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Someone asked me a few weeks ago what my dream bike might be. I said 'The one I got'.

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 03:47 AM
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Bikes are a bit like women, you think you've got one that will do everything well, until you approach "the apex" and then some how you've warped deep into the braking markers, only to run wide, get grazed and now you have second thoughts on your choice.

Problem is most times there's no warranty and the cost of returning her to the dealers is an arm and a leg.

That said...

I'd take a Pikes Peak Victory in a heart beat for the time the boy racer comes out and.... well my Hammer S just doesn't cut the curves or brake like a sports bike. If I reside myself to having a 600lb bike I would certainly like to have buckets more power. Which is pretty illogical when you need to stop and turn said 600lb Hammer S.

So as it is I'd settle for a souped up 106ci in a trellis frame with uber suspension and brakes. A bit like the Ness Cafe melded with Project 156.

Am I asking too much?

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