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Jesse James - History of the chopper.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:31 pm
by Bearcx
Before you start bagging the dude, watch this old school build up
1970's frame, knucklehead, kick start, girder front end , gold leaf and flames.........

Found it on YouToob, it's in three parts, 7 or 8 mins each.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qby3TzQoh_4&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvhSDY0f ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsfpFwk2 ... re=related

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:00 pm
by Bacca
Looks like we have been checking out this stuff ate the same time.
You found it via the Vicious Cycles link too?

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:03 pm
by Bearcx
Sounds like it Bacca. Great minds think alike.....

or is it Fools never differ??

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:11 pm
by dg6oo2
Wheres the infighting the smashing of random objects and the beeping of swear words :roll: :roll: :roll: .Its good to see that not everything that is built is a new idea, with the death of the mega dollar theme bikes with easter egg paint jobs looking back is a good way to go forward and besides only a seventies bike can really have a lairy paintjob.

If that bike was truly seventies style it woulda had muttonchops.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:12 pm
by Bacca
Tho not into outlaws found this interesting as to why they build their choppers as they do.

Hells Angels-History of the Chopper-Jesse James

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4HZcKJ55Zc

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:15 pm
by El Skitzo
Good stuff, thanks for the links.

Re: Jesse James - History of the chopper.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:50 pm
by BobbaZooki
Bearcx wrote:1970's frame, knucklehead, kick start, girder front end ,


This is great viewing , well reserched and totally unbiased .
Fuel injected knuckle , John Harmons fork's , that are totally priceless nowday's , only $150 back then , and very ingeinus in design , and the frame, only 4 EVER made , and he (Mr James) manages to track down the original "builder" ....... just loved this "Doco"

Re: Jesse James - History of the chopper.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:28 pm
by El Skitzo
BobbaZooki wrote:John Harmons fork's , that are totally priceless nowday's , only $150 back then , and very ingeinus in design
You can buy them new again now, but don't bother to ask about the price unless you have deeeeeep pockets!

http://www.executivechoppers.com/

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:55 pm
by Neo Dutch
Never been off the market. Just popular again now. The bloke was John's partner back then. John was an Aussie as well. Built 120ci Shovelheads.

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:41 pm
by Bacca
Been thinking about what the Hells Angels said about choppers as they are knowen for riding hard, a mate got a nudge from a car changing lanes a few days back so another good reason to make sure ya chopper handels as well as lookin cool me thinks :roll:

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:43 am
by Bearcx
Saw in interview with Dennis Hopper (RIP) about building the bikes for Easy Rider. Nobody would do it so they ended up chopping them for themselves.

He went on to say, they asked Harley Davidson to supply the bikes for the film, and they said

"No, we dont want our bikes, being associated with Outlaw Bikers"
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bollocks.

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:35 pm
by Neo Dutch
Dennis was on drugs. Easy Rider bikes were built by Ben Hardy and Cliff Vaughns. Hardy also built the Pan with the dragon on the tank that Fonda rode in Wild Angels.

Image

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:08 pm
by Bearcx
Ooops, wrong thread. Should be under Bacca's thread

The building of Easy Riders choppers..

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:47 am
by El Skitzo
I was lucky enough to get a copy of the doco on DVD for Xmas, well worth watching!!! Was awesome to see the old footage of John Harman and Dick Allen's bikes

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:28 pm
by psychomatt
where can you buy them from i have been lookin