I wish I could UNSEE what follows. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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I'm most frightened at the thought and effort required for the construction of this 'hardtail'. "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

 

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Butt UGH-ly!

I'll bet the guy who built this abortion thought it is cool. It can only be worse if the guy used a skull for the shifter knob, and put on 16 inch ape hangers.

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Don't get me wrong I love chops but they have to built to a certain level
They have to work
They should look good
Just my opinion
 
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Looks like a high school 'rescued from the tip' project.... (apologies high school kids everywhere)
'Lots of love put into it'
Probably sleeps with his prize pig as well.. (apologies to pigs everywhere too)
 

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I like that the battery follows the frame lines, very neat.

Anyone who knows the old school way, knows that "Red Line" racing oil got it's name from the case sealant that REAL racers use, just like in the photo of the timing side.

The transmission downshifts (upshifts thru the gears) are automatic; you rev the engine and the vibrations (in conjunction with the weight of the shifter knob) perform the shift without having to tire out your foot.

So cool...
 

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I like that the battery follows the frame lines, very neat.

Anyone who knows the old school way, knows that "Red Line" racing oil got it's name from the case sealant that REAL racers use, just like in the photo of the timing side.

The transmission downshifts (upshifts thru the gears) are automatic; you rev the engine and the vibrations (in conjunction with the weight of the shifter knob) perform the shift without having to tire out your foot.

So cool...
I looked at the battery setup and thought: "I'd feel safer holding the battery in the hand I don't have to shift with." Actually, that is not what I thought since I was unaware that simply adding an extended vertical gearshift lever converted the AMC 'box to automatic (or half-automatic as it were). And as upshifts (downshifts through the gears) are manual, that leaves the gearbox and rear brake to slow the bike (i.e. as the front brake control lever is on the right and the right hand is clutching the REQUISITE skull knob). Since some of the choppers lacked a front brake anyway, that right hand was available I guess...

So I made that stuff up, but GrandPaul, was the last sentence of your post serious? I thought it probably was, but I guessed a synchronized clutch release accompanied those gear changes. I never owned or rode a chopper. I've seen some though. Back when and where the folks riding choppers weren't recruiting suburban mama's boy pussies - otherwise I might have had a shot and could speak from experience.

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I looked at the battery setup and thought: "I'd feel safer holding the battery in the hand I don't have to shift with." Actually, that is not what I thought since I was unaware that simply adding an extended vertical gearshift lever converted the AMC 'box to automatic (or half-automatic as it were). And as upshifts (downshifts through the gears) are manual, that leaves the gearbox and rear brake to slow the bike (i.e. as the front brake control lever is on the right and the right hand is clutching the REQUISITE skull knob). Since some of the choppers lacked a front brake anyway, that right hand was available I guess...

So I made that stuff up, but GrandPaul, was the last sentence of your post serious? I thought it probably was, but I guessed a synchronized clutch release accompanied those gear changes. I never owned or rode a chopper. I've seen some though. Back when and where the folks riding choppers weren't recruiting suburban mama's boy pussies - otherwise I might have had a shot and could speak from experience.

Walker
I don't use smiley faces, or you might have better understood the nature of my replies to the OP.

(pulling my tongue out of my cheek just now)
 

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this is killing me.

in total honesty, I think the worst part about this bike might be that battery set up.
Nah. The stupid. Pointless. Frankly dangerous, gearchange set up.

Or, those ‘look thin enough to kink at any moment‘ hardtail struts.
 

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I will be the positive voice here: think of the warm feeling of Doing the Right Thing as you
UNCHOP it over the winter.
...with a Commando, parts are readily available so really an easy task.
 
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