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08-14-2010 08:41 AM  7 years agoPost 121
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Respect works both ways.
Absolutely... but when all three of your sons don't respect you, you failed at being a father in one way, shape or form. Perhaps the sons don't respect him, but that's something that's taught early on by the parents. Growing up, I always greeted all of my elders at any family function, and anytime I came home I'd greet my parents to show them my respect.

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08-14-2010 11:58 AM  7 years agoPost 122
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Fantastic job on the bike Hockeysew I'd rather have your bike than one of those OCC ,way too long front fork web covered half-powder coated montrosities

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08-14-2010 12:59 PM  7 years agoPost 123
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now that's a motorcycle hockeysew

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08-14-2010 01:24 PM  7 years agoPost 124
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Anyone ever notice the OCC crew NEVER used loctite on their builds?

I wonder how many of their bikes break down or rattle apart?

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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08-14-2010 01:55 PM  7 years agoPost 125
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I have seen them using loctite.............

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08-14-2010 02:00 PM  7 years agoPost 126
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if jr. ever cut tubing and welded up a frame on a jig he might not have been bashed as much. all he ever cut was bubble wrap

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08-14-2010 03:05 PM  7 years agoPost 127
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actually not true. They bought a frame jig and custom built quite a few frames. Not fond of the whole ape hanger/tall front end/big sissy bar look that Sr. goes for, but that's just me. What I really never did get, was how many things they built or bolted on that were impalements waiting to happen. I'd hate to lay one of their bikes down, there's 100 different things waiting to slice and dice you. They made an axe head and bolted it to a down tube that was so sharp, they didn't install it til the end because they were worried about getting cut by it just working on the bike.
Vinny was my favorite, I hope he kicks their a$$.

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08-14-2010 03:42 PM  7 years agoPost 128
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You need to do a search,they built a frame on a jig for one of the theme bikes....

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08-14-2010 04:23 PM  7 years agoPost 129
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towards the end, they built a lot of their frames. Well, actually Vinny did most of the work, as usual.

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08-14-2010 05:54 PM  7 years agoPost 130
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they had a frame builder who actually made a frame jig for them. whatever happened to that guy?

these bikes they build, do they have to have an ID number on them, sort of like a VIN number on cars?
[quote]towards the end, they built a lot of their frames. Well, actually Vinny did most of the work, as usual.
so true. and Vinny corrected all of juniors screw ups.

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08-14-2010 06:00 PM  7 years agoPost 131
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I just watched that show a few days ago. They had a company come in and show them how to set the jig up and they (Vin and Jr.) proceeded to build the frame. Most of the time, I saw Jr. throw around ideas, then it was mostly Vinny after that point. I don't think they were real happy when he left.
Not sure of the process, but yes, you have to register the frame number.
They got it sorted out eventually, but that was a hang up with kit cars when company's started building their own chassis. Federal government never makes anything easy.

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08-14-2010 06:06 PM  7 years agoPost 132
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There must be 2 different shows,American Chopper and American Chopper For Dummies.....

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08-14-2010 08:08 PM  7 years agoPost 133
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How so?.....The first half of the series they ordered everything.When the show took off and they moved shops with the gazillion dollars,they started buying tons of equipment and hiring experienced guys to keep it in house.I have no doubt they were successful.My bitch is when they get called master builders.I see Manning throw a bomb pass right on a receiver's hands at a full run consistently.I can't ever do that.I see Eddie VanHalen play guitar.I can never do that.I see OCC build a bike.I could get in a car,drive to New York,and start being a productive addition to the team tomorrow.

As far as the family goes,they all went rockstar insane full of themselves.They still play the pilot special of the jet bike build.They have changed so much it's not even funny.

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08-14-2010 08:53 PM  7 years agoPost 134
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these bikes they build, do they have to have an ID number on them, sort of like a VIN number on cars?
Yes- Any vehicle that must be licensed and registered must have a VIN number. If OCC builds the frame the must provide a MSO (Manufacturers Statement of Origin) with the frame. The engine will have it's own MSO from the manufacturer. On a build you must take these documents to Motor Vehicle and apply for a title. Depending on where you live the Motor Vehicle division may require a bunch of other stuff in addition to the MSO's. When I built the bike pictured it was titled as a new build. I had to provide reciepts for major components, document how parts were obtained if I had no reciept and sign an affidavit stating that none of the parts used were stolen. I had to post a Surety Bond equal to the value of the bike. I also had to provide pictures of the bike. After all the paperwork was approved (4-6 weeks) and I got some documentation back from Motor Vehicle I had to trailer the bike to the State Patrol and they inspected it and issued a Colorado VIN tag. Only after all of this was done was a title issued and I could register it.

I am sure with an OCC bike it was easier. They probably had a single MSO and reciept seeing how they ordered the basic bike kit out of a catalog

It seems that the Discovery Channel is the kiss of death to any family.

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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08-15-2010 12:09 AM  7 years agoPost 135
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everything you said is spot on. I had a friend that built sweet Cobras.
As far as their dysfunction....I wonder how much of it waS REAL and how much was camera ready. I can't imagine me talking to my father like that or him doing that to me. Sorry, but if I'm Jr., I'm punching that douche' bag in the face. Jr. wasn't all that, but he's got way more skills than 'roid head. When I saw they were charging 100K plus for that crap, I lost all respect. I thought HD was overpriced......

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08-15-2010 12:46 AM  7 years agoPost 136
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junior never realized what the responsibilties were of a 20% share holder of the company. to him it probably meant Fing-Off 20% of the time .

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08-15-2010 01:00 PM  7 years agoPost 137
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Thos shows are so played. Jersey Shore is the latest. They bleep every other word. Stupid TV.

Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep

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08-15-2010 01:15 PM  7 years agoPost 138
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Jersey Shore is the latest.
You know you love.

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08-15-2010 02:53 PM  7 years agoPost 139
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Jersey Shore is SO BAD I can't help but watch it. I've got a few friends from Jersey and they just turn red when you mention that show.

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08-15-2010 04:37 PM  7 years agoPost 140
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No cable, no satellite, don't miss this crap one bit.

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