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Well guys & gals although we all love or kawi's dearly i love to see a real nice chopper built from scratch.

I love the old school look of Yaffe's bikes and the mean bad *** look of Roland Sands creations so i'd go for a combination of the two.

If only i had a spare $100K

Anyone else have a favourite?
 

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my personal favorite is the living legend Arlen Ness or Denver's choppers puts out some amazing rides , I don't think I do to bad of a job either both bikes below were built by me , I've built alot of harley's but I will always revert to the metrics ...............




first pic is of a Z1 900 in one of our complete frames total cost $5400 to build
second is a customers Roadstar that only uses the back half of the roadstar chassis and the front half is custom , total cost $10,500
 

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my personal favorite is the living legend Arlen Ness or Denver's choppers puts out some amazing rides , I don't think I do to bad of a job either both bikes below were built by me , I've built alot of harley's but I will always revert to the metrics ...............

first pic is of a Z1 900 in one of our complete frames total cost $5400 to build
second is a customers Roadstar that only uses the back half of the roadstar chassis and the front half is custom , total cost $10,500
Why such a dramatic difference in the price?
 

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Indian Larry -he's gone but his bikes remain.
 

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Why such a dramatic difference in the price?
all of the prices include the purchase of the motor donor bike the Z-1 cost $1200 to buy and the roadstar cost $3600 to buy , that and the fact that the roadstar is a lot heavier and more torquey so thicker materials were used , also the Z-1 is all paint by me even the frame is painted with lots and lots of clear the roadstar is powdercoating and a custom painter did the tins.


The Kaw is mine and the Yamaha is a customers , i'll cut corners on my own lol but not when i'm spending other peoples money
 

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my personal favorite is the living legend Arlen Ness or Denver's choppers puts out some amazing rides , I don't think I do to bad of a job either both bikes below were built by me , I've built alot of harley's but I will always revert to the metrics ...............

first pic is of a Z1 900 in one of our complete frames total cost $5400 to build
second is a customers Roadstar that only uses the back half of the roadstar chassis and the front half is custom , total cost $10,500
Both the Z1 and the Roasdsta look great, good job my friend. Cheap build costs compared to the UK too. Should export to the UK, you's make a load of cash.

Oh then there's import tax. Darn it.
 

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all of the prices include the purchase of the motor donor bike the Z-1 cost $1200 to buy and the roadstar cost $3600 to buy , that and the fact that the roadstar is a lot heavier and more torquey so thicker materials were used , also the Z-1 is all paint by me even the frame is painted with lots and lots of clear the roadstar is powdercoating and a custom painter did the tins.


The Kaw is mine and the Yamaha is a customers , i'll cut corners on my own lol but not when i'm spending other peoples money
Geez...I like yours better than the customers!
 

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Thanx guy's I really appreciate the kind words , NCDave thanx man that bike has been in that trim for 12years and it's on the rack right now the frame and rear fender will be chrome getting rid of the spring blocks in the rear and sending the new gas tank to renker boats to have the flake process done like you see on their bass boats
 

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... as I said, I was standing right there...

 

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1) Indian Larry
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999999999) OCC. No hang on, I rather drive a Volvo station wagon than own their crap!!
 
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