So some of you know I'm selling my bike cause its too quick.
I was looking at things to slow me down. I'm considering a Deauville touring bike, if I can find one at the price, or a Yamaha Virago 535, or any other custom chopper I can get for under a grand. I'd LOVE to build a chopper, do it on the cheap how its meant to be done. I saw a beautifully chopped Virago 535 today but I called up too late. It had 16" hangers, slashcut exhausts, and a home-made paint job.
I'm hoping I can get an old virago.... I saw a 1983 500cc virago, that was crying out for chopping... What I really wanna do is fit middle-height ape-hangers, 10" ones, a big BIG sissy bar, literally 16" tall, and exhausts sticking up at 30 degrees and about 24" long. I'd spray it myself, in 'Oakland Orange'. It's based on a 1960s Hell's Angels bike, very loosely, kinda a tribute to rebels and freewheeling 1%ers....
Much as I love my sportsbike, I've always wanted to build a chopper. I'm really sad, that I've gotta sell my bike, I've cried a few times, but its too fast. So I've now got to ride something else. And I don't want a shitty un-faired commuter bike, I'd much rather ride something with a bit of charisma.