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ChopperFXR
24-04-2011, 08:29 AM
Fancied one of these for a while. Been looking at them and finally decided to go head to head with the dealer over pricing. I won't mention the dealers name or the sales guy, I think they finally agreed to accept what I was willing to pay, just to get me out of thier showroom! Funny but I don't feel any sympathy for them.

I collected my new bog standard FXDB Street Bob on Tuesday and rode it straight to AFB in Bridgwater to have some bits added and the standard chimney exhausts and other crap taken off, to be replaced with stuff that does what I want it to do and looks how I want it to look.

Forcewinder, Stage 1, Power Commander 5, Big Radious pipes, forward controls, 11/4" chubby 16" apes, braided hoses and a silver and black number plate.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n301/ChopperFXR/Harley%20Street%20Bob/DSC00515.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n301/ChopperFXR/Harley%20Street%20Bob/DSC00516.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n301/ChopperFXR/Harley%20Street%20Bob/DSC00513.jpg

Collected her from AFB Motorcycles on Thursday night. Lovely to ride, absolutely chuffed to fuck with her.

Credit where credit is due. AFB Motorcycles in Bridgwater (01278 444303). Andy owns the place and Tom works for him. Andy is the ONLY guy I trust to work on my engine. Been doing business with him for quite a few years now.

This guy has never let me down, always called me before he does anything if there is going to be additional costs. Always done the job properly AND by the time he says it will be done. No hard sell. Bikes have always been returned to me in excellent condition, cleaned and ready to ride away. His work is excellent. He makes the effort to understand what you want and looks after his customers. (Harley dealers would do well to pay attention to Andys' customer service).

I called Andy to tell him what I was buying and what I wanted done. He called me back within an hour to give me a price for the whole job and had found where he could get everything I wanted within the time I wanted. I had asked for the bike to be ready on Saturday morning, but dropped less than subtle hints about being very happy if it could be ready for me to collect prior to going to church on Thursday night.

Andy and Tom worked like slaves to get the bike done for me by 7.00pm on Thursday. Now tell me which Harley dealer, if any, would work after hours to help a customer?

Not only was the bike ready earlier than originally planned, but Andy beat the dealers quote by hundreds of pounds. Proper work by a skilled mechanic and a damned good bloke. Give him a call.

Thanks Andy and Tom, really appreciate your efforts guys. :thumbu::thumbu::thumbu:

Chopper.

kajir
24-04-2011, 09:01 AM
nice ride chop, i guess the (everso slightly)gay powder blue vn is staying in the shed then lol
(only a little bit jealous!)

mickturate
24-04-2011, 09:48 AM
Beauty!

not only have you the the super chop, you get this as a runaround?

'kin 'ell, whatever you're doing it must be that you're doing it right.

BTW: which bike will come out for next weekend = Predators M.C. Annual Custom Show & Party?
:cool:

ChopperFXR
24-04-2011, 09:51 AM
nice ride chop, i guess the (everso slightly)gay powder blue vn is staying in the shed then lol
(only a little bit jealous!)

Actually the VN has a knackered gearbox and clutch. So it will be staying in my lock up until I can sort out what to do about it.

Chopper.

ChopperFXR
24-04-2011, 09:53 AM
Beauty!

not only have you the the super chop, you get this as a runaround?

'kin 'ell, whatever you're doing it must be that you're doing it right.

BTW: which bike will come out for next weekend = Predators M.C. Annual Custom Show & Party?
:cool:

Hi Mickturate

Probably both will be at the show.

Doing it right? The fetish scene has been very good to me.:D:D Very very busy right now.

Chopper......... Off to runaround on my new Harley!

kidhaf
24-04-2011, 10:50 AM
Hi Mickturate

The fetish scene has been very good to me

Snigger ......so yer lashing oot oan a new bike .......aye bet ye it keeps ye awe tied up........ye have probably heard that about a million times but it amused me aw the same ...............ah wull get ma coat noo....

pale rider
24-04-2011, 04:10 PM
im jelouse as fook,been uming and arring about weather to take the plunge and get one of them haleys,for years now.and now ive seen that porn on weels,im of to the dealers asap,i cant stop looking at the fotos,you lucky bar stuard,

harry
24-04-2011, 05:14 PM
I just love the thought that a bunch of wankers bought you that bike

:thumbsu: :thumbsu: :thumbsu:

by the way very nice. :D

Suzukiron
24-04-2011, 05:50 PM
CLASS....nuff said

Later
Ron
:thumbsu:

Grav
24-04-2011, 07:45 PM
Nice bike mate. :)

And Kidhaf is a naughty person for slipping in an unofficial snigger.....

willie2006
24-04-2011, 07:50 PM
wow! now thats one nice bike you got there chop. :thumbsu:

ChopperFXR
25-04-2011, 09:47 AM
I just love the thought that a bunch of wankers bought you that bike

:thumbsu: :thumbsu: :thumbsu:

by the way very nice. :D

Harry

If only you knew what some of my customers do to each other and what they do for a living. Nothing much shocks me any more after 25 years of making fetish equipment, but every now and again some one comes along and makes me raise an eyebrow.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n301/ChopperFXR/Expo/280907-0059acw.jpg

This was at The Expo promotional event a couple of years ago. I got fucking drenched on the way home.

Chopper.

Mitchjr
25-04-2011, 10:04 AM
Nice looking clean lines , i can think of worst jobs the perks look nice and the thought of some nutter paying for nice toys does sound good:D

kidhaf
25-04-2011, 10:10 AM
Harry


http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n301/ChopperFXR/Expo/280907-0059acw.jpg

This was at The Expo promotional event a couple of years ago. I got fucking drenched on the way home.

Chopper.

Uhhu and all those females dressed in kinky gear a smart bike and we are gonny feel sorry fer ye cos ye got a wee bitty wet.....away ye go ya daft bugger yer livin the life some folk can only dream aboot :thumbsu:

knuckle
25-04-2011, 10:11 AM
Looking good Chop you should have taken it to Talgarth at the weekend. ;)

Fungus
25-04-2011, 10:33 AM
Very nice ride. I'm not jeolous.........well only a little bit!:thumbsu:

John Hopkins
25-04-2011, 10:40 AM
I quite like that bike.

congratulations.

John.

harry
25-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Harry

If only you knew what some of my customers do to each other and what they do for a living. Nothing much shocks me any more after 25 years of making fetish equipment, but every now and again some one comes along and makes me raise an eyebrow.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n301/ChopperFXR/Expo/280907-0059acw.jpg
.

Chopper.

An Eyebrow ? :confused:

ChopperFXR
25-04-2011, 03:07 PM
yer livin the life some folk can only dream aboot :thumbsu:

I know. Its a dark and lonely job but someone has to do it. Has its moments.

This was taken on a quiet day. :D

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n301/ChopperFXR/Chopper%20and%20C/Chopper-and-slave-C.jpg

Chopper.:cool:

choppermann
28-04-2011, 01:32 AM
very tasty indeed
bikes not bad either.
nice job on the street bob.

Beano
28-04-2011, 11:05 AM
Lovely bike :D

The idea of anal spurs makes me cringe :blink:

Pugwash
28-04-2011, 01:48 PM
just needs a towbar for the Caravan :whistle:

Shifty
28-04-2011, 04:15 PM
Very nice that. If I was going to change my Superglide Sport for another Harley it'd probably be a Street Bob.

ChopperFXR
28-04-2011, 08:53 PM
just needs a towbar for the Caravan :whistle:


BOLLOCKS!

Chopper

ChopperFXR
28-04-2011, 08:56 PM
Got her on Thursday evening. Now done nearly 500 miles, smile a mile. Love it, sounds good goes round bends properly, brakes are not bad at all. Pulls lovely and sounds great.

Chuffed to fuck with her.

Chopper.:cool::cool::cool:

Shifty
28-04-2011, 09:23 PM
Chuffed to fuck with her.

Chopper.:cool::cool::cool:

Just how a new bike should make you feel. Enjoy!

Grav
29-04-2011, 09:47 AM
Indeed. :)

pyro
29-04-2011, 10:04 AM
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n301/ChopperFXR/Expo/280907-0059acw.jpg

This was at The Expo promotional event a couple of years ago. I got fucking drenched on the way home.

Chopper.

That was a fun day!!

harleytom
20-05-2011, 03:02 PM
the streetbob is a great bike loves the twisty roads but the build quality is shite i had problems with my bike like my led tail light givin up the ghost after one year the matt blue paint job peeling off the bike:eek: they never primed the fenders before painting:thumbsu:

ChopperFXR
21-05-2011, 02:24 AM
the streetbob is a great bike loves the twisty roads but the build quality is shite i had problems with my bike like my led tail light givin up the ghost after one year the matt blue paint job peeling off the bike:eek: they never primed the fenders before painting:thumbsu:

Well the build quality on mine is pretty good. I went over her with a fine tooth comb before I signed the handover paperwork. I told the sales guy that there was to be absofuckinglutely no advertising on the bike as they normally do on the reg plate. Made him take the plate off and cut the dealers name off the bottom of it before I took delivery.

Only problem I have found so far is the seat leaks!! Soaks up water, looks dry until I sit on it then get a wet arse. Now stop it you lot.:D

I will be having a word with the dealer about it.

Chopper.

Grav
21-05-2011, 01:17 PM
Snigger.... :D

harry
21-05-2011, 03:16 PM
[QUOTE
I will be having a word with the dealer about it.

Chopper.[/QUOTE]



Oh to be a fly on that wall :D

Pugwash
21-05-2011, 06:47 PM
Well the build quality on mine is pretty good. I went over her with a fine tooth comb before I signed the handover paperwork. I told the sales guy that there was to be absofuckinglutely no advertising on the bike as they normally do on the reg plate. Made him take the plate off and cut the dealers name off the bottom of it before I took delivery.

Only problem I have found so far is the seat leaks!! Soaks up water, looks dry until I sit on it then get a wet arse. Now stop it you lot.:D

I will be having a word with the dealer about it.

Chopper.

blimey you've taken it out in the rain :eek:

that'll void the Warranty :whistle:

Lone-Wolf
21-05-2011, 07:07 PM
looks dry until I sit on it then get a wet arse. Now stop it you lot.:D

I will be having a word with the doctor about it.

Chopper.

Wotcha.

There, fixed it for you :D





Sorry, couldn't resist. :rolleyes:

ChopperFXR
22-05-2011, 12:56 PM
[QUOTE
I will be having a word with the dealer about it.

Chopper.



Oh to be a fly on that wall :D[/QUOTE]

Well I had a word...... several in fact. Got the expected bullshit about not being covered by the warranty, as the seat is stitched it cannot be made waterproof, Harley are really tightening up on warranty claims blah blah blah.

I did mention a few things like, "Brand new bike", "Trading Standards", "Two year manufacturers warranty", "NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE", "EXTREMELY BAD PRESS", "LOSS OF CUSTOMERS" last but not least, "I AM NOT HAPPY.... GET IT FUCKING SORTED...... I WILL SEE YOU ON MONDAY TO COLLECT MY NEW SEAT".

Service manager came and had a look, took details etc and promised "I will call you on Monday....save you having to come back in!!" Got the distinct impression he would rather I did not come in on Monday.... or any other day for that matter.

Chopper.

ChopperFXR
22-05-2011, 01:10 PM
blimey you've taken it out in the rain :eek:

that'll void the Warranty :whistle:

Jesus, I didn't buy it to just sit and look at it. :D

Know what you mean though. Sales guy did mention that corrosion is not covered by the warranty!! (Wonder if he was trying to tell me something then?).

Joking apart, you would expect to be able to keep the bike in good order with the minimum of effort, having spent so much to buy the bike in the first place. Harleys are definately NOT the cheapest bike on the market. Parts wise, I have found that if it has the HD name on it, is shiney or Go Faster parts, they cost about three times what you might expect to pay for Jap parts.

Don't get me wrong, I love Harleys and have spent god knows how much on those I have owned and still own. I always alter my bikes to how I want them to look and perform. To do that you have to spend money, quite a lot of money if it is HD stuff.

What Harley offers for sale is the basic bike in my opinion. Everything else is an optional extra. I am not a lover of chrome, too easy to fuck up and costs a fortune to have re-done. I much prefer polished alloy or stainless steel. However, a huge part of the Harley customer base is the HOG members who have shiney part syndrome. Most of them have yet to learn that chrome will not get you home and paying outrageous amounts for chrome bolt on shite does not normally increase or enhance the value of a bike.

Brilliant marketing exercise on the part of HD. Build quality has had to improve over the last decade or so. In my opinion Harley have done the bare minimum to move with the customers demand for better build quality, improved braking, suspension, styling and engineering. The plethora of after market products available and the numerous cloned copies of the HD design prove that there is a huge possibility for improvement, but that would mean that HD would lose a massive section of thier profit opportunity, if they built the quality and after market parts into thier standard bikes.

You pays your money and takes your choice.

Chopper.

John Hopkins
22-05-2011, 03:25 PM
Jesus, I didn't buy it to just sit and look at it. :D

Know what you mean though. Sales guy did mention that corrosion is not covered by the warranty!! (Wonder if he was trying to tell me something then?).

Joking apart, you would expect to be able to keep the bike in good order with the minimum of effort, having spent so much to buy the bike in the first place. Harleys are definately NOT the cheapest bike on the market. Parts wise, I have found that if it has the HD name on it, is shiney or Go Faster parts, they cost about three times what you might expect to pay for Jap parts.

Don't get me wrong, I love Harleys and have spent god knows how much on those I have owned and still own. I always alter my bikes to how I want them to look and perform. To do that you have to spend money, quite a lot of money if it is HD stuff.

What Harley offers for sale is the basic bike in my opinion. Everything else is an optional extra. I am not a lover of chrome, too easy to fuck up and costs a fortune to have re-done. I much prefer polished alloy or stainless steel. However, a huge part of the Harley customer base is the HOG members who have shiney part syndrome. Most of them have yet to learn that chrome will not get you home and paying outrageous amounts for chrome bolt on shite does not normally increase or enhance the value of a bike.

Brilliant marketing exercise on the part of HD. Build quality has had to improve over the last decade or so. In my opinion Harley have done the bare minimum to move with the customers demand for better build quality, improved braking, suspension, styling and engineering. The plethora of after market products available and the numerous cloned copies of the HD design prove that there is a huge possibility for improvement, but that would mean that HD would lose a massive section of thier profit opportunity, if they built the quality and after market parts into thier standard bikes.

You pays your money and takes your choice.

Chopper.

Have you thought about triking it?

If so don't try filtering..

John.

Pugwash
22-05-2011, 03:41 PM
Jesus, I didn't buy it to just sit and look at it. :D

Know what you mean though. Sales guy did mention that corrosion is not covered by the warranty!! (Wonder if he was trying to tell me something then?).

Joking apart, you would expect to be able to keep the bike in good order with the minimum of effort, having spent so much to buy the bike in the first place. Harleys are definately NOT the cheapest bike on the market. Parts wise, I have found that if it has the HD name on it, is shiney or Go Faster parts, they cost about three times what you might expect to pay for Jap parts.

Don't get me wrong, I love Harleys and have spent god knows how much on those I have owned and still own. I always alter my bikes to how I want them to look and perform. To do that you have to spend money, quite a lot of money if it is HD stuff.

What Harley offers for sale is the basic bike in my opinion. Everything else is an optional extra. I am not a lover of chrome, too easy to fuck up and costs a fortune to have re-done. I much prefer polished alloy or stainless steel. However, a huge part of the Harley customer base is the HOG members who have shiney part syndrome. Most of them have yet to learn that chrome will not get you home and paying outrageous amounts for chrome bolt on shite does not normally increase or enhance the value of a bike.

Brilliant marketing exercise on the part of HD. Build quality has had to improve over the last decade or so. In my opinion Harley have done the bare minimum to move with the customers demand for better build quality, improved braking, suspension, styling and engineering. The plethora of after market products available and the numerous cloned copies of the HD design prove that there is a huge possibility for improvement, but that would mean that HD would lose a massive section of thier profit opportunity, if they built the quality and after market parts into thier standard bikes.

You pays your money and takes your choice.

Chopper.

Thing is half the reason Harleys "Market Share" is dwindling is because there bikes are seen as ,

1) A Luxury Item for people who collect shiny things

2) A Must have item for the Weekend Bad Ass Office Worker

3) Overpriced piles of crap built in the yesteryear of Nostalgia but at Tommorrows Prices

4) HOG OWNERS .....erm not saying nuthing thats another shit storm :p

5) Twin Cam "B's" , god alone knows what Cunt at the Motor Co came up with the Idea of putting a Balancer shaft in a V-Twin , From varying sources i've been told it was done because all the "Newer" Owners where whingin about the vibration :rolleyes: ( Maybe there EX Honda Owners :p )

5) The Land of the Rising Sun ( or should that be Tidal Wave ) Building clones for a Cheaper Price (thing is though your Average Honda V-Twin sounds like a sewing machine and even with loud Pipes its well still like Susans Boyles Boyfriend , Flaccid when you Ride It .

Entertainment Value can be had on any Sunny Saturday by popping along to your local Stealership and openly laughing at the prices for Genuine bolt on Crap Shiny bits

I'd skip going on any cloudy days as the Dealership Car Parks are full of Cars , there again so as there "Theme Cafes" filled up with Leather Clad Hero's and just not many bikes outside it kinda explans a lot anyhow :rolleyes:

mickturate
22-05-2011, 05:07 PM
t'other week:

saturday afternoon in a town 'somewheres in the south west'

Belgium HOG: fill up a petrol station 30 dentists, sorry, HOG riders, FILL up the petrol station, don't let anybody out as they close the exit with HOGS until all their 'patch' wearing HOG riding friends have filled/paid up

cue motorists getting F'irate with said HOG riders (are there that many dentists in belgium?)

I don't know any Harley riders'd do that...but y're right open pipes & speakers in the seat IS unforgiveable

tho' the only time i've had a wet seat of late is when I gave a young 'lady' a pillion thru' open country....
:thumbu:

ChopperFXR
22-05-2011, 11:56 PM
Have you thought about triking it?

John.

I would rather discover my sister shagging a welshman.

Chopper.

ChopperFXR
23-05-2011, 12:22 AM
Thing is half the reason Harleys "Market Share" is dwindling is because there bikes are seen as ,

1) A Luxury Item for people who collect shiny things

Mine is not shiney, but I do seem to collect them!!
2) A Must have item for the Weekend Bad Ass Office Worker

Got to agree with you there as per my earlier comments. Problem is that because these fucking wannabes are stupid enough to pay for all that bling, THEY have created the market which HD are happy to supply.

3) Overpriced piles of crap built in the yesteryear of Nostalgia but at Tommorrows Prices

That opinion tends to be voiced by those that do not own a Harley, never have and never will, but are jealous of those of us that do own one.

4) HOG OWNERS .....erm not saying nuthing thats another shit storm :p

I think there is not much to say about HOG owners that has not already been said and in rather colourful language.

5) Twin Cam "B's" , god alone knows what Cunt at the Motor Co came up with the Idea of putting a Balancer shaft in a V-Twin , From varying sources i've been told it was done because all the "Newer" Owners where whingin about the vibration :rolleyes: ( Maybe there EX Honda Owners :p )

A very wise man once told me, "You can't polish a turd". I suppose if you try you end up covered in shit. A Harley is what a Harley is.

5) The Land of the Rising Sun ( or should that be Tidal Wave ) Building clones for a Cheaper Price (thing is though your Average Honda V-Twin sounds like a sewing machine and even with loud Pipes its well still like Susans Boyles Boyfriend , Flaccid when you Ride It .

I have owned and ridden several jap V-Twins. They have thier good and bad pints the same as every bike on the road. The bit that makes me laugh is the amount of jap V-Twin owners that buy a new one and then spend thousands trying to make it look and sound like a Harley. For the same money or usually a lot less they could buy a good used Harley that already has the extras done.

Entertainment Value can be had on any Sunny Saturday by popping along to your local Stealership and openly laughing at the prices for Genuine bolt on Crap Shiny bits

Now you are stating an obvious, well knownand often lamented fact.

I'd skip going on any cloudy days as the Dealership Car Parks are full of Cars , there again so as there "Theme Cafes" filled up with Leather Clad Hero's and just not many bikes outside it kinda explans a lot anyhow :rolleyes:

My recent visit to the local dealer where I bought my new bike from was quite amusing in some respects.

I pulled into the carpark, making a few slack jawed HOG people move rather sharply. Got off the bike and hung my helmet on the handlebars, just about to walk away from the HOG triple that were looking at my bike and one of them says "Excuse me, that number plate is highly illegal".
Me: "Yeah Probably", and walked away.

It was a short conversation.

Chopper.

kajir
23-05-2011, 03:05 AM
the greatest compliment i was ever given.........

stuck behind some dayglo derek on a f800 all the way into town...20mph...yawn
got ont the old iron bridge on st davids hill, two lanes, nothing oncoming....

pulled alongside on the TL, big handfull, second gear, up she comes like a goodun

40 yards over the bridge, smles thru my pisspot as i overtakes......

at the lights , Mr Fuckwit pulls alongside, caberg flip front goes up, and the immortal line.......
"it's hooligans like you that give us motorcyclists a bad name "

fuckin job done ,........:thumbsu: