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Farmboy
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PostSubject: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:28 pm

Wondered if anyone saw this site from AME choppers

Boulevard chopper kits

...big looks for decent cash.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:01 pm

They look great, but I think I will pass on really long rakes for my bike,
considering the area where I live.

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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:00 pm

Farmboy wrote:
Wondered if anyone saw this site from AME choppers
Boulevard chopper kits
...big looks for decent cash.
Thanks for that one Farmboy, thats definately a link to keep. I would love a +9 Rake with an extra 4" of fork, and the price is definately not to be sneezed at.

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OMG Badger You live in a wonderfull place
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:57 pm

At those prices it has been added to my wish list.

The +9 Rake with a 4" extended fork would keep the cruiser look quite nicely



Badger, you got yourself a little slice of Heaven in your backyard, lucky you.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:28 am

Afraid that's not for me. I'm very happy with the way my M800 handles, and I wouldn't want to cock it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:03 pm

Prince 'O' Darkness wrote:
Afraid that's not for me. I'm very happy with the way my M800 handles, and I wouldn't want to cock it up.

Would it have a detrimental affect on handling?
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:52 pm

I would love one, but I don't think I will be able to afford anytime soon
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:30 pm

Actually, there's a sidebar on the left concerning rake and trail. Clears up a lot of how and why your motorcycle steers the way it does.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:47 pm

Thanks but as much as I look I can't see it
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:09 pm

D'oh! Must be old age. Here's the site.




Rake & Trail explained
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:35 pm

I thought I was losing the plot, not that I ever really had one to lose
Ahhhh So it would seem if I have read that right that by adding one of those, even the smaller rake that I was looking at, it would actually stabilise the bikes steering.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:43 pm

That's the way I read it as well not that there is any issues with the steering to begin with.
I do think your right tho, that theThe +9 Rake with a 4" extended fork is the one to go for. It would keep the cruiser look without going to far down the chopper end of the spectrum
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:11 pm

I must be missing something here. I looked at all the Suzuki bikes in the Gallery and to me they look like nice bikes with a silly front wheel that doesn't seem to match the solid back end. I wonder if real choppers need to be designed and built from scratch. I think its perhaps the pushed out forks which look wrong. But that's just my opinion and probably those who do the conversion think they are the dog's whatsits. I like choppers but I think perhaps the Intruder is too chunky a bike to carry it off. I fancy slightly higher bars but probably would leave it there.

Just looked at them again and the 9 degree with the 4" tubes looks the best I agree.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:33 pm

Badger wrote:
They look great, but I think I will pass on really long rakes for my bike,
considering the area where I live.


I live not that far from you - where the 'eck's that?
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:23 am

I agree with Bluesman on this one I'm not too blown away with the look these kits give the bike, a chopper is something that is built from scratch, not a road bike trying to be made to look like a chopper, this is of cause only my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:16 am

I have been looking on that site at the pictures for the C800/C50 and as you will have noticed, sadly there is no picture for the 9 degree with the 4" tubes. However when studying the two pictures that they do have I think they are both pictures of the 18 degree rake and not of the 14 & 18 degree.
I also think that the bike with the mudguard that is on the picture that supposedly is the 14 degree rake as it is over it is a bad example, as in my opinion for what its worth, the moment you add any degree of rake the mudguard should go and white walls should be added.
I think if a proper picture of a 9 degree rake was displayed it may look a lot better than those pictures might lead one to believe…… Maybe!
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:42 pm

I personally think the front end is kicked out nicely as it is. I could consider 4" with minimal rake and a brief fender if I were going all out. One thing I did feel naive about was the rake/trail writeup for explaining that the wide(r) bars on different makes and models are more than a styling exercise. Not that I had really given it much thought, but I didn't really connect the two .
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:07 pm

Bluesman wrote:


I live not that far from you - where the 'eck's that?

Bwlch mountain road.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:29 pm

Badger wrote:
Bwlch
Bloody Hell man did you not learn to spell at school lol!
You better correct that quick or the Bluesman will be keeping you behind after lessons
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:01 pm

captain crash wrote:
Badger wrote:
Bwlch
Bloody Hell man did you not learn to spell at school lol!
You better correct that quick or the Bluesman will be keeping you behind after lessons

Ah the joys of Welsh - words without vowels, it's to confuse Englishmen when they visit so they might not come again! I'm English with a Welsh wife so it obviously did not deter me. When I arrived here to retire I first did some supply teaching in Swansea - making myself understood was not always easy because of the accent. Thankfully the lessons are in English - further west, all lessons are in Welsh even for English pupils and non lingo speaking teachers need not apply! Most locals don't mind too much if you speak Welsh or not as long as you support the rugby (and I don't mean Johnny Wilkinson's mob!!)
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:39 pm

Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:44 pm

Badger wrote:
Very Happy


That's not Welsh, it's the name of that plant.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:01 pm

I think Badger speak's Klingon
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:55 pm

'Klingon' is actually a clever mix of Welsh and Japanese. FACT.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:11 am

Beam me up Scottie
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PostSubject: Re: Classic chopper styling kits for Suzuki C50   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:43 am

Badger wrote:
'Klingon' is actually a clever mix of Welsh and Japanese. FACT.
Or possibly beam me up taffy .....
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