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    When a Harley rider buys a BMW . . .

    Words fail me . . .



    I didn't know they made bikes that ugly in 1953 . . .

    C.

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    is that at one of those "Barrett-Jackson" Auctions , like on espn?

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    Sadly it was at a motorcycle "show" (quotation marks used because, while there were some nice bikes there, it was waste of time going to it).

    I still just can't imagine doing that to a 1953 anything.

    c.

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    Beauty is as beauty does,
    But ugly cuts to the bone.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    haha, i would totally take that bike, for the "ratbikes and sweatpants" gang

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    I kinda like it.

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    While I can't honestly say I like it, I do bet the guy who owns it has fun with it. I guess that is the main thing.

    Better to be ridden ugly than stored beautiful . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Campanula
    While I can't honestly say I like it, I do bet the guy who owns it has fun with it. I guess that is the main thing.

    Better to be ridden ugly than stored beautiful . . .

    c.
    Agreed!

    It does grow on you, but the seat has to go.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    That's how choppers really got started kids. Folks took the bike they had and changed it around to the way they wanted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa
    That's how choppers really got started kids. Folks took the bike they had and changed it around to the way they wanted it.




    The ugliest part is the seat and that's mostly a reflection of when this bike was modified.

    I am so not a cruiser guy (is that Helen I hear laughing), but I'd love to see what someone like the folks at zero engineering would do with an old beemer.




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    I love Zero. Those guys do the greatest bobber style bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa
    That's how choppers really got started kids. Folks took the bike they had and changed it around to the way they wanted it.

    Not just choppers. Modifying things to suit our taste is one of the joys of motorcycles, particularly "naked" bikes like the Roadster and the Rockster.

    The seat still has to go.

    And whats up with the drip pan under the engine. It is a German chopper not British
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1ka
    Beauty is as beauty does,
    But ugly cuts to the bone.

    Most Men Sould Know....
    Some Can't See Ugly Through Blood Shot Eyes......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWBeauty
    Most Men Sould Know....
    Some Can't See Ugly Through Blood Shot Eyes......
    , Not ment as a challenge or editorial comment BMWBeauty, perhaps I should have paraphrased the old saying and written - but ugly cuts to the frame.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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