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Thai Choppers

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now this is what you call a collection of thai proper choppers......many of them owned by dinosaurs mc ..springer club thailand.....

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Can someone explain to me the purpose of extended forks? Is it only style or does it serve a function?

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Can someone explain to me the purpose of extended forks? Is it only style or does it serve a function?

style man..function dosent come in to it with choppers....hard tail etc.........its called being different from the norm..if everyone rode the same bike ,things would be very boring and there would be no such things as motorcycle shows,bike weeks rallies etc....in europe these are called sweedish style chops but in reality thailand was way ahead of any other country regarding choppers...well after america........

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Can someone explain to me the purpose of extended forks? Is it only style or does it serve a function?

Extreme art to impress the naive and ignorant. Same w/ ape hangers. I recall that Peter Fonda had no feeling left in his arms after a day of filming Easy Rider.

What a waste.

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Anybody ridden one of these extended fork bikes?

I never have, but would like to try it to see how awful the handling is. Possibly there is an inversely proportionate law, "never mind the size of my tool, just look at the length of my fork!" :o

And then there are the ones with handlebars extended way way upwards. Wonder if they can be ridden for more than 500 yards?

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its called being different from the norm..if everyone rode the same bike ,things would be very boring and there would be no such things as motorcycle shows,bike weeks rallies etc

I understand what you are trying to say however in the OP's picture all the motorcycles have extended forks and all look the same. So not only is it boring but it also serves no function and actually inhibits the rider while on the road.

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Monkey see monkey do.

My front end is rakied out longer than yours.

Knowing the way shorty welds you'd be taking your life in your hands.

Nothing unique or unusual about any of those "motorcycles".

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Monkey see monkey do.

My front end is rakied out longer than yours.

Knowing the way shorty welds you'd be taking your life in your hands.

Nothing unique or unusual about any of those "motorcycles".

thats a little bit unfair really........you dont see bikes like this everyday on the road. i would call a phantom or platinum chopper as "Nothing unique or unusual about any of those "motorcycles""

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its called being different from the norm..if everyone rode the same bike ,things would be very boring and there would be no such things as motorcycle shows,bike weeks rallies etc

I understand what you are trying to say however in the OP's picture all the motorcycles have extended forks and all look the same. So not only is it boring but it also serves no function and actually inhibits the rider while on the road.

im sure they dont look boring when you see them all ridden together passing you on the road(and certainly not boring to ride as you can hardly turn left or right without coming off!),if the pic was bigger then could probably see a lot more detail and see they arent infact all the same exactly but obviously this group are all into extended forks hence why they are photod together. so whilst i agree with you about it serves no function and inhibits the rider but thats why other chopper riders appreciate what they have done as makes it so much harder to ride just to look different/good. i get it but couldnt ride one like that myself daily.

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Choppers and customs - not cool

150CBR's with custom paint and sticker kit - super cool

Is that right or did i just lose it somewhere ?

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Not all choppers are the same. Some of these guys put a lot of love, attention and money into their rides.

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(can post more later. My 'net connection is sucking big time right now and I can't get any more u/l'd to photobucket)

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Monkey see monkey do.

Knowing the way shorty welds you'd be taking your life in your hands.

Your racism and negativity really gets old. I'm surprised the TV moderators let you get away with it...

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Live and let live. Isnt biking about being a bit away from the norm? When I was younger I thought choppers were cool, and wanted one really bad..I can still appreciate a customised ride and the ethos it represents.

Now I can have a bike for pleasure, I would prefer a KTM, or BMW or even a Ducati to a Harley or a chopper, but only have a baby Honda at the moment. Who cares, these guys are showing that they have an attitude and thats fine by me. May their forks be forever extended and their apes well hung.

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I love looking at custom choppers and am quite impressed by many of the beautiful bikes I've seen here in Thailand. It's apparent how much love and skill these guys put into their rides and I can't knock 'em for it.

On the flip side, I've ridden a couple of choppers and sorry, but the geometry of them really freaks me out. Having a raked out fork and almost no weight on the front tire and is just asking for trouble.

I actually think it'd be fun to build a custom chopper, but I think I'd rather admire it in my driveway than actually ride it! :o

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Even though my preference goes to sport bikes I sure do admire work these guys put into it. Whoever says they aren't headturners is wrong.

Ride comfort and safety is another matter though.

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