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Old 06-15-2009, 11:04 PM  
 
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I know it's not a work truck but this is what I did in my spare time a few years ago.


Another of my HANDYMAN projects...
Yes it's a 76'Honda Chopper!

Engine: CB750-Four cc Honda Bored out to 836cc by NASCAR Mechanics for John Page NASCAR Driver (Original engine owner) Both kick and Electric start.
Tank: Suzuki Intruder Year unknown (But I liked the shape)
Wheels: Spoked Front 19" Rear 16"
Handle Bars: Drag Bars w/6" Risers and still hits the tank!
Brakes: Front and rear Disc (I disabled the front!)
Seat: harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide. Custom Mounts by MZ-HANDYMAN
Girders: "Forks" Late 60's Early 70's P&P Brand Girders (NOT SPRINGERS)
Chrome: Honda Chrome dress up kit. Installed by MZ-HANDYMAN
Headlight: Rare Square Not round Not Halogen like most choppers.
Tail Light: Sparto universal tail light Custom fit to fender by MZ-HANDYMAN
NOTE: Chopper only has Head & Tail Lights! but, coverd with over 200 incospicuous reflective Silver, Red and Amber Dots & Stripes (Try to find them)
Tail Pipes: Actual "Amen" 4 into 2 Turnout pipes from the 70's Very Rare & VERY LOUD!
License: Turned on it's side and wired by MZ-HANDYMAN
Frame lowering kit: Swiped it off a junked out trumph Chopper
Rear Shocks: Adjustable Chromed Springs & Still hard as hell!
Tach: Removed
Speedo: V.D.O. 0-160 MPH Only taken to 115 Mph out on a deserted road
Frame Mods: 3" Stretch in front 15 degree rake added to neck. by...Guess who?
Graphics: Spartan Intl.
Alarm: SPAL AC-900 Shock, Movement, Perimeter & Sound Installed by MZ-HANDYMAN
Articles: Underground Chopper v1.3 Fall of 2003 "Readers Rides"
Awards: First Place "Peoples Choice" 67'-82' Import @ 26th Annual St. Valentines Day Massacre Rally in Boerne TX Feb. 2003'
Bike Show: Display @ St. Valentines Day Massacre 2004', 2005, 2006, 2007'. Display @ River City Bike Fest 2005', 2006' & 2007'. Display @ CrAwfish Festival & 99.5 KISS Beer Booth 2004', 2005' & 2006'. Display @ Best Damn Car Show & 99.5 KISS Beer Booth 2004' & 2005.

It's not a "TRAILER QUEEN" I ride the hell out of it, Rain Shine Hot or Cold Light or Dark... I don't care, I just ride....Do you hear it? Git yer motor runnin' head out on the Highway, looking for adventure....

You think I'm proud of my Project?
H.E.L.L...Y.E.A.H.!.!.!

What is your "Off season" project?

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:06 PM  
 
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Hey it didn't show my Chopper!

I fixed it!

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Engine: CB750-Four cc Honda Bored out to 836cc by NASCAR Mechanics for John Page NASCAR Driver (Original engine owner)


I'm too lazy (or dont care) to run the numbers but I'm pretty sure you cant bore a 750 out to 836.
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Then why make a stupid response?
I have no way of checking it but I was told it was bored out to 836 and I know there is a honda bore out kit that does 836... So, I didn't question the numbers either. Lets just call it a 750 and be done with it!
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So many things wrong in that list. But this:

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Brakes: Front and rear Disc (I disabled the front!)
is just asking for a Darwin Award.
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So many things wrong in that list. But this:



is just asking for a Darwin Award.
Why in the world would you....... never mind...

When I was a punk kid I used to ride a rice rocket.I would disconnect the brake light to the rear break...So cops would not see and notice I was speeding.
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So many things wrong in that list. But this:

is just asking for a Darwin Award.
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whats the purpose of disabling the front brakes?
not trying to start anything just curious....
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Not good looking at all (no lines) top heavy and dangerous.
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whats the purpose of disabling the front brakes?
not trying to start anything just curious....
I was kind of wondering this myself.
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shouldnt the brakes cables be ziptied or something to the tubes instead of just hanging like that? again just curious

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No front brakes = bad IMO good luck stoping fast
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I was kind of wondering this myself.
cuz... if one disabled the back brakes and left the fronts intact, one would flip over the handlebars when tryna stop at a stoplight...
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Why the hell would you disable any of the brakes? I could understand it on a show bike where they keep the minimalist look by not installing any of th front brake hardware, but to have it and just disable it makes no sense.
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Is that a fog light?
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Why in the world would you....... never mind...

When I was a punk kid I used to ride a rice rocket.I would disconnect the brake light to the rear break...So cops would not see and notice I was speeding.
Actually, a front brake on a raked out bike could be a problem if one were to panic and hit it for a quick stop; especially if there's a few pebbles around. But it'd be better than nothing if the rear brake went out.
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