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Old 09-17-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring $1 million to $1.2 million at its Oct. 18 sale being held online and at its galleries in Calabasas, California.

The seller is Michael Eisenberg, a California businessman who once co-owned a Los Angeles motorcycle-themed restaurant with Fonda and "Easy Rider" co-star Dennis Hopper. Eisenberg bought it last year from Dan Haggerty, perhaps best known for his roles in the "Grizzly Adams" TV show and movies, who was in charge of keeping the custom-designed bike humming during the 1969 movie's filming.

The gleaming stars-and-stripes panhead chopper with chromed hardtail frame is accompanied by three letters of authenticity. One is signed by the National Motorcycle Museum, where it was displayed for 12 years. Another is from Fonda and a third from Haggerty.

The bike features a forward-angled front wheel and handlebars, fishtail exhaust pipes and a teardrop-shaped gas tank where the protagonists stashed their cash. It was designed with input from Fonda who insisted on it being decorated with the American flag.


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Looks mint.
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Mmmmmm nice, beautifully nice
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:54 AM   #4
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Great way to become an organ donor huh?
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Already am got on my driving license.
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Sadly, that bike would be near useless on UK roads, too many pot-holes, cars/lorries/cretins and twisty bends make it impracticable to ride - It would have a 15/10 'Cool' factor though, unbeatable for posing on
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Last time I saw that bike it was sliding down the highway in a shower of sparks.......well, that's how the movie ended.

I've seen guys riding bikes with 'ape hangers' and wonder if their hands get numb from lack of blood flow.......
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I don't know about numb hands, but a pal of mine got severe cramps in his arms, along with abrasions and scratched paintwork on his bike, just from being blown off the back of his bike (no 'sissy-bar') when he hit 50-55MPH.... (the cramps came from having to hold on so tightly, to get back home afterwards)
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Sure, I'll buy it - with my next paycheck... LOL
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