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The guys who are doing the choppers Gary and I have finally got their website together. I think you guys will enjoy it although there's not a bunch on it...yet. Just type in the address as listed on this topic title.

One of the featured choppers was just sold to the owner of Dixie Chopper (lawnmowers). That is the same guy who had Paulie Sr. and Jr. of Orange Cnty Choppers design and build him a OCC chopper with a Dixie Chopper lawnmower motor, hee hee. One of our buds in Punta Gorda just bought the orange one with flames shown on the site.

These are the same guys associated with Kannon but this is a totally seperate enterprise. Gary and I have had ours now for 4 months and we're still going wild with them. They now have a 100 horse nitrous shot and I'm sorry to burst the bigblock Boss guys bubbles but...we stomp them. While the Bosses are melting tires we're eating pavement and have beaten all the local stock bigblocks, a 540 stroker, and another 540 with a 175 hp nitrous shot. Lots of difference weight, transfer, traction.

Gary has been on again, off again to sell the spare frame and tranny we have. A guy who committed to it got in a bad wreck on his Boss and wasn't able to take it. Then Gary decided not to sell it, now he wants to do a blower motor on his red chopper. Bottom line....the frame and tranny are again available for sale and someone could save a few hundred bucks relative to the price the V8chopper guys are selling them for.

Take a look when able. I think most of you V8 guys will like what you see. Best regards from the SW Florida hurricane victims :shock: .

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Man, those bikes are the wildest things I have ever seen . If I was 30 years younger , I'd start ordering parts today to build me one . I wonder if those header pipes would fit on a Boss ?

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Jack,

The headers are our headache right now on the choppers. These headers would most definitely fit the Boss. We're having a few problems with them though. Burned the crap out of my leg last night moving it from the front to the rear garage at Gary's :cry: . Had a pair of shorts on but those mother's will cook your leg right through jeans. The huggers that you have on the Boss sure get the heat in and away from your loins. We looked into a set of huggers for the choppers but we have some frame and bellhousing issues that prevent us using them. Ours also get real fugly with discoloration so we're going to have to have header shields designed similar to the Bosses. Unfortunately, the Hoss covers don't come close to fitting these pipes so we'll have to start from scratch.

Sure appreciate the kind words. Seeing what you've done to your Boss and your attention to detail, you'd be a great one to build one. Regards,

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El,

I sat on the silver one at Sturgis and talked to him for quite awhile. They are definitely comfortable rides, really like the low height. Only thing I would change is to add a rear wheel foot brake.....just too hard to teach an old dog new tricks :lol:

I would think someone like Sanderson could build a set of headers that would work, maybe dump early and down like "street sweepers" or "ground pounders" on HD's ???

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The guys who are doing the choppers Gary and I have finally got their website together. I think you guys will enjoy it although there's not a bunch on it...yet. Just type in the address as listed on this topic title.

One of the featured choppers was just sold to the owner of Dixie Chopper (lawnmowers). That is the same guy who had Paulie Sr. and Jr. of Orange Cnty Choppers design and build him a OCC chopper with a Dixie Chopper lawnmower motor, hee hee. One of our buds in Punta Gorda just bought the orange one with flames shown on the site.

These are the same guys associated with Kannon but this is a totally seperate enterprise. Gary and I have had ours now for 4 months and we're still going wild with them. They now have a 100 horse nitrous shot and I'm sorry to burst the bigblock Boss guys bubbles but...we stomp them. While the Bosses are melting tires we're eating pavement and have beaten all the local stock bigblocks, a 540 stroker, and another 540 with a 175 hp nitrous shot. Lots of difference weight, transfer, traction.

Gary has been on again, off again to sell the spare frame and tranny we have. A guy who committed to it got in a bad wreck on his Boss and wasn't able to take it. Then Gary decided not to sell it, now he wants to do a blower motor on his red chopper. Bottom line....the frame and tranny are again available for sale and someone could save a few hundred bucks relative to the price the V8chopper guys are selling them for.

Take a look when able. I think most of you V8 guys will like what you see. Best regards from the SW Florida hurricane victims :shock: .

Elliot
They look neat but you would have to be out of your mind to take one even to where my shift light comes on (145) much less more than that! I would love to run one with my BH and my tire sticks better than the one I see in the pictures on the web site. I doubt very seriously if those tires are rated for that weight and HP. Unfortunately, the first one that fails that causes an accident or death the ensuing lawsuit will bring the company to its knees IMHO.
 

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Tim, believe me, I was trying to press a non-existant right side foot brake for the first 2 weeks. All under control now, hee hee. To make matters more cornfusing, the right grip is the front brake and visa versa. I think it's the result of the rear brake caliper being on the left side and cable routing.

There is the possibility of a few exhaust options but I've gotten to really like the existing pipes. If I can get a nice set of header covers made, the discoloration and burning the crap out of myself goes away.

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El,

I'm assuming that the swing arm is what makes the weight transfer/traction so much better, similar to what Marv is doing with the shortened BH items??

I think Wag got a look at Marvs in action a couple weeks ago when he ran a guy and the front end just came right off the ground....guess it was pretty impressive to see.

They are 'the' ultimate bar bike, a V* & chopped......

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Tim, I'm unsure as to any single reason. I've thought it to be a number of factors. Weight (or lack thereof), center of gravity (front to rear), gear ratio and tranny probably all contribute. Everything just seems right. We can cruise at 80 mph with no problem, have been getting appx 80 miles p/tank (4.3 gllns). The tranny with the Ford C4 parts seems indestructible. The Demons, now that they're tweaked, have also helped with very crisp response.

Believe it or not, the nitrous gets the front end slightly airborne. Very controllable and really adds to the excitement, both driver and spectator. For whatever reason, the way the front end is set up and driver position relative to the tank and handlebars, there is a much lower volume of air at speed in my face than expected w/o a windshield.

My only gripes had been the chain stretching which was fixed with a EK530 used by the NHRA guys, and an inadequate rear brake system. The front brakes are great so that's what is primarily relied on.

Hard to believe nobody here wanted to pony up less than $5k to do a V8 chopper project that would turn out as incredible as these dudes are. Hmmmm.

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power

Marv stood his straight up at 100 mph, I saw the top of his tank riding behind him......
 
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