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  • mikecwik
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    i wouldnt turn down an invite to any of their shops. heck i wouldnt even turn down an invite into one of the posters of this threads shop so i could see how its supposed to be done.

    like its been said, maybe they do suck at building bikes but how are your marketing skills?
    Last edited by mikecwik; 12-12-2011, 08:39 PM.

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  • Sberry
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    I doubt Jesse is a daily driver of a tig machine anymore. I would trade the fab skill for the business acumen he has 3 for 1. I don't watch the stuff, have seen about 1 of each of those. Of course Jesse is a self promoter, its obvious he is right, it works and you don't need every one in the world to love you anymore.
    Personally I see junk, the subject matter of a motorcycle doesn't interest me to start with then add the fact that they build junk, most intended to appeal in a wanton way to a class that can least afford it designed to sell a shirt or hat. I could hit the mega lottery tomorrow and you still couldn't pay me to buy a piece of **** like them guys do. The drama adds another layer of insult.
    A show I do watch is this old house, put Norm and Tommy with a Maxstar and a plasma and I would be all over it. Build a set of stairs and I gonna watch it.

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  • H80N
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    So he goes to Isreal to take blacksmithing lessons... and then makes a video basking in the skills of his teacher...

    a 2 hour puff piece of Jesse James self promotion..... and the Drake Bike ends up being a trailer queen anyway .... while he rode one of his old bikes through Big Bend country.....(Cisco Bike)

    guys like Dave Perewitz or Arlen Ness are the ones that should be put up as examples... not the spoiled whiner................

    Oh by the way..... the "Copper Bike" would not have been possible without lessons from and handholding by, master metalshaper Fay Butler.... (the subject of another self promoting Jesse James videos)......

    believe what you like.... time and the light of day will reveal the truth...

    the world of unreality TV is not where we should be looking for examples.... most of it is just as real as pro-wrestling.................................. the real guys are boring to watch... while the fools make "Good TV"
    Last edited by H80N; 12-12-2011, 07:24 AM. Reason: clarity...

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  • BELLBOYMOTORSPORTS
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    best fabricator

    Jesse is the best fabricator out of all of them example no.1 he was the first to make a bike out of copper and rivets and rode it thru Mexico. no.2 he builds bike that are meant to be rode and rode hard. No.3 how many springer front ends have senior or junior ever forged from scratch none Jesse has done it. when was the last time you saw senior or jr build a water cooled antique race car engine from the ground up and install it in in a bike let alone a engine very few people alive have ever heard of or even seen. If you dont believe this look into the last show discovery ever did for Jesse right before he shut down west coast choppers in 2010 called Jesse James blacksmith and seeing how jr and Sr have people do most if not everything for them and Jesse was working alone **** near the entire time. the tank he built, the frame he built lacing spokes is kinda a fading skill there is no real comparison Jesse builds Road bikes Sr and Jr build SHOW bikes.
    As for the copper bike
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  • con_fuse9
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    All 3 'bikes' we dissappointing. At least Jesse built his own frame (still jealous of that table he has). PJD's bike, well it looks goofy. More like a bicycle. Sr's, well who knows. I've seen older Jesse James choppers and they were much sleaker/lower and very spartan looking. This one he could barely ride (handle bars too far forward/not enough rake)

    Back when they had the biker build off series, I really like the bikes where they custom designed the frame and built it with little or no straight lines. All the OCC bikes, PJD's and as far as I know all the Jesse James bikes, have the same basic, off-the-shelf, frame.

    Here's some real nice ones instead:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=biker+build+off+bikes

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  • LarryO
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    so you are trying to tell me that Jesse's welds look professional to you???

    yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    did you even look at those Stainless Steel welds he did on that frame...
    Must be my eyes, but those welds are hard to make out with all the shine and not an extreme closeup.

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  • JIMMI
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    Jesse bike

    Where would you put your right foot after it caught fire .

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  • tommy2069
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    i don't know about the crackin of stainless after heating it .i worked at north american shipyard for a few years and made a prybar out of stainless steel round bar.that was years ago and the hotter i got it so i could flatten the end and bend it the harder it got it seemd to make stainless even stronger when i put heat to it.i just recently lost that prybar after lending it to a friend but i'll say one thing after i heated it up to bend it that thing never cracked nor did it ever bend out of shape.now this was 3/4 solid round bar so i don't know how stainless tubing would react but i figure it would react the same way.

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  • TJS
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    so you are trying to tell me that Jesse's welds look professional to you???

    yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    did you even look at those Stainless Steel welds he did on that frame...
    I am having the same argument on a mustang site I hang out on. They think he is the best tig welder in the world. I wonder when the frame will crack, even more brittle after heating it cherry red to bend.

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  • tommy2069
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    what i don't understand is they have the hightech bender that can bend any shape they need and as many as they need so why do they buy frames that are made already?be a man and a true fabricater and use that machine and make your own frames

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by bob_e95482 View Post
    Jesse is a true fabricator. All I've seen Sr and Jr do is tack metal together, usually without a hood.
    so you are trying to tell me that Jesse's welds look professional to you???

    yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    did you even look at those Stainless Steel welds he did on that frame...
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  • bob_e95482
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    Jesse is a true fabricator. All I've seen Sr and Jr do is tack metal together, usually without a hood.

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  • brims
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    Jesse had to keep trying to look around the handle bars to see, he couldn't just look straight and see.

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  • benny365
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    jesse james portrays himself as a bad asz bike builder, in reality he is just an arrogant self centered jerk with fabrication experience and alot of money. Its one thing to joke around with occ and pjd, but he just kept running his mouth about how stupid they were and how great he was. pjd may use a few off the shelf parts but his bikes are innovative and impressive.

    I love how jesse changed his tone twards the end when he realized he wasn't going to finish.

    whatever, It's just a tv show right.

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  • chewinggum
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    I saw Jr build a frame out of large hex stock on an early OCC. He can do it.
    He is a fabricator and an artist.
    CG

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