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Old 09-23-2011, 01:04 PM   #4401
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and occ is in financial trouble because of it
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:16 PM   #4402
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All that torque is going through a G50 'box, right? Just checking; I haven't read whether or not they've come up with a stronger and/or cheaper alternative yet?
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Resist the urge. It is not 1995 and you will not enjoy the game. It will ruin your fond memories and you will be a grumpy old man like me. I rediscovered telnet BBSes 8 years ago and the magic is definitely gone.
Yeah, you're probably right. Can't go backwards...

I do still fire up the NES games from time to time. I finished Kid Icarus a few months ago. Never did that before.

And that BBS documentary, I actually downloaded it when it first came out, but I honestly didn't find it all that interesting. I only watched the first hour or so, but all I took from it was a couple of guys sitting around talking about their machines. None of the social aspect of early computing seemed to be reflected...


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it looks retarded and non functional.
Kinda reminds me of that piece of **** Chrysler wasted millions of dollars to design and build.

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and occ is in financial trouble because of it
Why not, I'll comment on this too. Thats what happens when you build 500 bikes that look identical, yet expect $200,000 for them. I don't and never did watch the show on a regular basis, but if I saw one more webbed bike I was going to vomit.
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Why not, I'll comment on this too. Thats what happens when you build 500 bikes that look identical, yet expect $200,000 for them.
Is that honestly the sort of money people spend on those things?

I mean, I knew they were pricey, but $200k? Seriously? Is it really that much better than a Ferrari F430?
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they built their $12 million HQ in 2009, now its worth like 7 mill because of the econ...

so they stopped paying went into "foreclosure" and are renegoitating the mortgage. sad thing is, the lender pretty much has to play ball, because some money is better than none.


A factory OCC bike starts at around 30K, im sure the ones on tv are at least a quarter mill.
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I love when people total my car.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:28 PM   #4411
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W T F. That sucks!
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they built their $12 million HQ in 2009, now its worth like 7 mill because of the econ...

so they stopped paying went into "foreclosure" and are renegoitating the mortgage. sad thing is, the lender pretty much has to play ball, because some money is better than none.


A factory OCC bike starts at around 30K, im sure the ones on tv are at least a quarter mill.
IIRC their HQ is something like 90,000 square feet. You don't build a 12 million dollar building selling 30k bikes Joe, I've heard some of their bikes have sold 'retail' for over $200k and some at auction even more. Have never personally seen one of their custom "theme" bikes myself however a friends company paid them to build one a few years back and he said its pretty cheezedick.


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I love when people total my car.
That really sucks man, sorry to hear. Whats sad is I'd completely trade places with you right now, I wish to hell someone would total mine (preferably without me in it..)

Hopefully they're insured..
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A factory OCC bike starts at around 30K, im sure the ones on tv are at least a quarter mill.
Ok, I'll start by admitting that I know next to nothing about OCC or the custom chopper scene in general. My entire knowledge base here consists of having seen part of their show a couple of times at a hotel.

So, as best as I can tell, people will actually pay a quarter of a million dollars for a motorcycle which they can't ride that was thrown together at the last minute by an angry man with a beard, his idiot son, and some of his idiot son's slacker friends.

I'm in the wrong line of work.



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A roughly equivalent HD chopper is $20,000, figure that out.

That being said this seems reasonably priced at $8000 and I want one:


Although I'm sure it sucks.
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So, as best as I can tell, people will actually pay a quarter of a million dollars for a motorcycle which they can't ride that was thrown together at the last minute by an angry man with a beard, his idiot son, and some of his idiot son's slacker friends.

Basically, Except two idiot sons don't talk to their father anymore and have started their own custom motorcycle shop.


I've been wanting one of these...





The Harley "custom chopper" is guaranteed to be a bike you can actually ride. Most of the crap OCC builds is custom junk that sits in a showroom. Not to mention, Harley builds things like that on an assembly line here in KC...




I've been attempting to find this video for a couple years and finally found it..
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:30 PM   #4416
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The most uninteresting Nurburgring video ever..



The Fiat 500 Abarth SS gets passed by a ******* BMW X5..
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I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb here and state, with great honesty and sincerity, that the CB250 Nighthawk is still the greatest motorcycle which has ever been built.

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Right company, wrong bike. This is the greatest ever:

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Nope.

Some day, when you become a man, you will understand why this is so.
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Actually, if I'd been allowed to buy a motorcycle as a teenager as I had wanted, chances are good I'd never have reached manhood.
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