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post #11 of 60 (permalink) Old 06-25-2011, 05:48 PM
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In the old days " chopper " meant cutting the frame or front forks or fenders to get the desired effect and ride and look ya wanted from a factory built bike . It was mostly cutting the fenders early on and stripping excess weight from the bike .

NOW " choppers " has a whole new meaning . IMO
No , the terms have merely been hijacked by a new generation.

Just like GAY used to mean happy or lighthearted.

Choppers need one basic ingrediant. A stock factory frame , cut , bent , stretched , raked , welded or otherwise permanantly modificated.



Custom is overused too. Custom meant unique , an individual part or assembly , made by or to the owners individual specifications. One of a kind.

They ain't 'custom parts' if ya bought it from a catalog and theres many more just like it.

Bobber , an otherwise stock chassis with anything not needed for speed , like fenders removed , cut off or 'bobbed'.

Bobber!
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FXDB is a factory bobber.

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If it's "factory" is it really a "Bobber"? Or would you have to do some bobbing on it?

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I bobbed on my RK once does that make it a bobber?

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I bobbed on my RK once does that make it a bobber?
that just doesn't sound right.......



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A chopper kit: Hacksaw & cutting torch

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Hahaaa no doubt..... and if it has a swingarm its NOT a chopper!

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Hahaaa no doubt..... and if it has a swingarm its NOT a chopper!
Says who!

I'd call this a chopper.

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