1998 Big Dog Vintage Classic

Joshua.bauman1980

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1998 Big Dog Vintage Classic Armageddon Promotional Bike

I have a 1998 Big Dog Vintage Classic and am wanting to know more info on it. The number of the bike is #602 and the paperwork I have to go with it shows the bike is one of two or three made as promotional giveaway bikes for the movie Armageddon. Not a lot out there on line and while running the vin # it comes back as a Bourgets Bike Works bike. Really just wanting more info on my bike.
 
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What are you wanting to know? In 1998,Two companies were making frames for Big Dog if memory serves correct. A local company named Jenkins and another outfit named Chopper Guys. (Based on FLH design) The motor would be 80" standard Evo. Should have S&S cases, H-D flywheels, Edlebrock cylinders and heads w/H-D pistons.Some had stock H-D cams, some had the V-thunder EVL2000. Most had an Edlebrock Quicksilver carb. Tranny should be a Delkron case with Andrews or Rev-Tech gears. (5 spd) 1998 was about the time they were making the conversion to a true assembly line. Before the assembly line, it was "One man...One bike" meaning one guy built the entire bike. (except for motor & tranny, which were assembled in the motor room) I don't know if this helps you out, but it was kind of a cool trip down memory lane for me. That's the year I hired in. C.A.Jones V-Twin | Custom Builds, Parts & Service
 

Joshua.bauman1980

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Thank you for all the info. When running the Vin# on the frame it comes up as a Bourgets Bike Works which of coarse I know it isn't. Just was wondering if it went through a different process being a promo bike.
 

TimNY

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Josh
Real nice !
How about a shot from the other side . Also known
as the "Money Side" showing pipes and carb . Just alot
more to look at .
Thanks for posting .
 

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Thank you for all the info. When running the Vin# on the frame it comes up as a Bourgets Bike Works which of coarse I know it isn't. Just was wondering if it went through a different process being a promo bike.
That seems extremely odd. Bourget? Doesn't make sense....
 

TimNY

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Hey Franco
Do your magic and make that pic bigger !
You computer genious .
Thumb nails :down:
 

Dogly_Davidson

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My '98 has a 96 cid S&S sidewinder motor, delkron tranny case. It had the same paint as the '94 Vintage Classic #1. I feel in love with it the minute I saw it! :) Mine was #690

Anyway to tell for certain who made the frame??
 

tcarroll

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Hi, was researching my grandfathers bike he wants to get rid of and came across this thread. Its old but, figured Id give it a shot. Supposedly the story is that big dog only made 3 of these in the pearl white paint. He says its a 1997 Big Dog Vintage Classic Light.

1 of these bikes in white was wrecked while filming Armageddon and Bruce Willis supposedly took the other one. Ive attached a pick and if anyone could help me find out what this bike should worth I'd greatly appreciate it as I cant find info anywhere else. Thanks
 

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mjsk9

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Hi, was researching my grandfathers bike he wants to get rid of and came across this thread. Its old but, figured Id give it a shot. Supposedly the story is that big dog only made 3 of these in the pearl white paint. He says its a 1997 Big Dog Vintage Classic Light.

1 of these bikes in white was wrecked while filming Armageddon and Bruce Willis supposedly took the other one. Ive attached a pick and if anyone could help me find out what this bike should worth I'd greatly appreciate it as I cant find info anywhere else. Thanks
I have mentioned this before on here.... Google is your friend!

Did not watch whole movie but here is the link.... Doesn't look to me to resemble the bike you have pictured?


From this pic, still no correlation? They are black?

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Further.... Here is a link to all photos related to Armageddon?

 

knothead

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Hi, was researching my grandfathers bike he wants to get rid of and came across this thread. Its old but, figured Id give it a shot. Supposedly the story is that big dog only made 3 of these in the pearl white paint. He says its a 1997 Big Dog Vintage Classic Light.

1 of these bikes in white was wrecked while filming Armageddon and Bruce Willis supposedly took the other one. Ive attached a pick and if anyone could help me find out what this bike should worth I'd greatly appreciate it as I cant find info anywhere else. Thanks
If you decide what you are wanting for it let me know....kinda interested in the bike...i have a 96 vintage and wouldnt mind owning your grandfathers bike to go with it
 

tcarroll

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I have mentioned this before on here.... Google is your friend!

Did not watch whole movie but here is the link.... Doesn't look to me to resemble the bike you have pictured?


From this pic, still no correlation? They are black?

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Further.... Here is a link to all photos related to Armageddon?



Bruce Willis didn't ride the bike in the movie it was another actor in the Armageddon. Just "google' Armageddon motorcycle scene. Bruce will says "he will be the only black man in South Dakota riding a big dog" Ive attached a movie promo poster with the bike on it.
 

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tcarroll

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If you decide what you are wanting for it let me know....kinda interested in the bike...i have a 96 vintage and wouldnt mind owning your grandfathers bike to go with it

I have no Idea what we're wanting for it. Thanks to all for replying in this thread and if anyone can ballpark the value, I guess thats a good start. Thanks again.
 
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