dissapointed about american chopper, dixie chopper bike

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by General Grounds, May 3, 2004.

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: i was really looking forward to the 2 episodes of american chopper because they were building a bike for dixie. well today i recieved my new pro mag. and there a picture of it. i really thought there would be some stainless steel and some black stuff, wasnt what i was expecting, dont know if anyone else saw it and feels the same. tony
  2. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    wow i just saw a commercial for it today , i was planning on watching it, i didn't know it was to episodes though.
  3. LynyrdSkynyrd

    LynyrdSkynyrd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179


    I do not care for OCC's bikes that much.

    Thery are very few parts that they coustem build themselves. 90% of a bike is just slapped together from parts that come from other real custom bike builders..

    Dixie Chopper should have had Randy Simpson and his crew at Milwaukee Iron build their bike. For those Lynchburg, VA boys builds their bike from scratch and right..
  4. primecutmo

    primecutmo LawnSite Member
    from SWMO
    Messages: 85

    yeah i think that bike is lacking much detail work. i was expecing something like the detail in the fire truck bike. this bike is lame and slapped together.
  5. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    I have to agree. It's anything but impressive. On the other hand, look at a dixie chopper. It looks like a box on wheels. Guess they really didn't have much to work with.
  6. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    I like their bikes pretty well. The chopper bike wopuld have looked better orange with tiger stripes though.

    Actually it looks pretty good to me.

    Realize this they are using a freaking lawn moser engine.

    Would have rather seen a harley
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Other than the Generac motor and the blades for the spokes, I really don't see much Dixie IN it. I mean, I'm not expecting a mower deck on it, but you would think they'd have a LITTLE more to help. Why didn't they make the tank and fenders lokk stainless? They could've had running boards that were actual edges off a floor pan from a Dixie. I have NO idea where the brown and green paint came from.
    The last but most important thing they could've (and should've) done, since it was DC that had the bike built, was to place an engraved plate somewhere on the bike that said "In Memory of Eric".
  8. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Yep In memory of Eric!
  9. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    Hey here is an idea. Since we are all critics and all can do better let's build our own. Personally I think Dixi's are ugly to begin with and if I had the bucks they could build one for me looking like a Tiger.
  10. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    they did make a majority of the parts on this bike, looks better than anything dixie chopper has ever made.

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