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Monday, March 10, 2014

Harley chopper of yesteryear

There comes a time in every mans life that he has to take a close look. Not only at his self, but those that surround him. Ponder on that for a few minutes.....!!!!

There was a time in my life when I hung out with a crowd. I was that little guy over there all by his self sit'n in the seat of a home built Harley chopper. The crowd was the Texas Bandidos Motorcycle Club out of the Galveston Texas chapter. When I found out this group was into violence on some occasions, beat'n people up an' stuff like that, I promptly disengaged my self from the group an' went my merry way. 

Ya see, I was only 26 year old (1967) an' I wanted me a fine motorcycle. I looked at a Harley Sportster what was for sale, but my biker buddy, a big ol' boy, tole me that was a "girlie" bike. I didn't have $400 to pay for it anyhows. But I did have enough to buy a 1949 Harley frame an' set of forks off'n a 1946. In a guys garage, I found a 1952 Harley motor an' transmission for $50. Tore apart in a couple boxes. I began building. A year later, after investing tons of $$$$, I had me a work'n Harly chopper. All painted up in "cherry red". Chrome all over the place. A custom BSA gas tank. A custom seat off'n some English bike. A tiny seat on the back fender for the "chick a babies". An' a fancy homemade chromed sissy bar. I was uptown.....go a hunnert mile a hour. Sure do wish I had me some photos of that motorcycle.

Due to the results of my recent posts, today's post will end right here. I'm think'n I need to find something excit'n to do. 



13 comments:

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    1. Heee hee hee....I don't blame ya.....

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  2. Sounds like a nice bike to cruise around on! Shame that you don't have some pictures of it!

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    1. Choppers back in them days was good for shot runs around town.....show 'em off ya know. But a long cruise....you gonna break down.

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  3. Are you telling us that you don't have a single picture of that Harley? I would love to see what it looks like. I'm glad you stopped riding with the Bandidos. I always told my boys if you hang around with losers you will become a loser yourself. One of them had a difficult time understanding me, but he finally caught on.

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    1. There's a long story bout them pictures, but in short, I'll just mention D I V O R C E>....
      I really didn't ride with the Bandidos. I had just joined for probly bout a week. Not all of the Bandidos were losers. I had a electrician buddy, nicest guy ya ever see....he was a member.

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  4. I used to have a little Harley. My son has a really nice big ole hog Harley. He went to Sturgis this year. You ever take your Harley to Sturgis?

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    1. If Sturgis was a bar just down the road a piece, I probly went there.

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  5. Sounds like you had a nice fun chopper to cruise around with, too bad no pictures.

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  6. When we hosted the biker meets, they would dress in, like, a uniform for bad boy bikers, you know. Then if you found out they were some big time lawyer, or highway patrol,,, hard to believe.

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    1. That was the same case with the Bandidos. It's a macho biker thing ya know.

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  7. What do you mean by your next to last sentence? I'm mystified

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