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John Harmon/Sugar Bear Fork's

Discussion in 'Customizing & Add-ons' started by HA Y N, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. HA Y N

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    Two of the Best Chopper Fork designer's innovator's and inventor's Ahead of their time sadly one left us but one is still going strong!
     
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    I'e been on the fence about them sugar bear forks since before I even got my K9.. sure do love em though!!
     
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    Innovative can't argue that but damn those bike are ugly as shit
     
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    Havemt seen the video but I think old school pan and shovelhead choppers are cool as shit...will be my next build with kick start

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    To each their own I guess
     
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    This is a pretty bad ass machine in my opinion.

    Then again I prefer old hand crafted nostalgia vs new and I know most don't agree with me. Why I have a CJ7 with a carburetor instead of a newer model.

    Hitting the road with a bike like this...man I'd be in love. Love the dogs but I'm drawn to this bikes too will be a long time before my garage ever sees something with an engine newer than an EVO


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    I'm kind of with Eric on this.. I'd love to get me an old pan or shovel and chop it out.. That's what u would catch that open primary and sugar bear forks on.. jmo
     
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    I believe The Reaper bike had the Sugar bear forks!
    Harmon had a cool concept hidden spring's and the materials he used were ahead of his time.
     
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    He had the American Springer Dragon

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    Did not know that thank's for correction and there you go forgot about them! It seem's they are more new school jmo.
     
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    Not to put down either of these front ends but Springers and Girders were from HD and Indian many years ago. Sure they have been redesigned and stretched but the basic is still HD and Indian. 39.jpg Me on my 39 Knuckle mid 70's
     
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    You are right if you really notice the technology is basically all the same, I guess what made them cool was the time in which they did these innovation's if that's the right word.
     
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    I wouldn't say there are clicks, I'd say it's more like the people who are more frequent visitors of the site and keep it alive all have a good relationship with one another. There are more people who visit on a regular basis that I have a great relationship with and can tell em where to stick it when they are out of line and just some friendly bs'ing with that keep things going around here. The constant drama is kind of getting old and this is actually a great place and i have have met over 40 members that i can say i really enjoyed time with. Personally i think it would have been awesome if the names above would have went last year. Dont get me wrong i wasnt to excited about where it was taking place at, but turned out to be nothing like i thought. Hopefully yall can show up next year and make this place an even tighter " click".. cheers
     
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    Innovation has been around thousands of years here's another ugly example
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    Try to stay on point
     
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    Very cool you don't still have that bike do ya?

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    Woke up this morning this was on my phone first thing I saw"great inspiration to start my day"not popular 28th alot of people anymore kind of like me! But I'll always love a" real " chopper as they called them when I was a kid and those I just witnessed were beutiful and my ideal example and remembrance of"Man I want one of those when I grow up"!!!!!

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    Here's a way to see more

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