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Old 12-08-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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OK, so who watched this? A build off with Sr. Jr. and Jesse James. Sr. talked it up. No way they can beat us. Jesse talked smack, and Jr built his bike.

Sr. shows up with, not a bike. He has a reverse trike. Did he miss the memo that a bike has 2 wheels. To make it worse, it had tank tracks on the front and a caster wheel on the back. And just to top it off, it was electric.

Jesse shows up with a really nice chopper, all stainless. Great chopper, but looked like every other chopper he builds. But I will admit, a truly beautiful bike.

Jr. shows up with a bike based on a P51 Mustang. Holly cow, a true work of art.

The votes all come in.

In 3rd place, that'* last if your counting. Was Sr.

In 2nd, was Jesse.

Jr. took it hands down.

I thought it was funny, how vocal Jesse was, he just stood there and said nothing. But what really got me was Sr. While Jr.* team and I will assume family members ran up to congratulate him. Sr. did come over. And a woman pushed him away, and she didn't look real happy. You could see Sr. standing in the middle of the stage all alone. I have no pity for him. He reaps what he sews.

IMO, sense Jr. left, OCC has gone down hill. Their bikes don't have that, flash. They look nice, but Jr.* bikes are far better.
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sr. did it to himself.. you cant act like a total *** to your own family in front of millions of people and not expect that to happen. And he needs to stop trying to build like his son he cant, he needs to stick to old school bikes he seems to do a good job with those.

it just goes to show how fame, and TV can totally ruin a family.
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Sr. needs to accept the fact that Jr. is a artist.
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Jr builds great bikes, but if given more time, Jesse would wipe the floor with him. Jesse is not a 7 day builder. He'* a month to six builder.
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Don't get me wrong, Jesse built a great bike.
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Yeah, it was. Jr is just more used to the crunch because of TV.
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imo, they should have done it like the old biker build off..... you know, the ones where you actually had to ride your bikes 500 miles or so to the show.... instead of that juddery crap sr did every time they showed him on it. to be honest every time he attempted to ride it it kind of made me cringe. and i wont deny that jr built a great bike, but all he had to do was make the exhaust non functioning use the gas tank as a gas tank and it could have done the classic build off easy. as for jessie, he built a clean bike, and having worked with stainless i can attest to the fact that it is a royal pain in the *** to work with. but that isnt really the point of a build off. youre supposed to build this crazy *** bike that in jessies own words, "makes people go how does that thing work". clean isnt the point of a build off.

i just think discovery did a bad job of producing it. had they used the old biker build off rules and hugh king, it would have turned out alot better.

if you never saw the original build off series, read this, then you will understand why im so disappointed with how discovery handled it.

"Each week on Biker Build-Off, which airs Monday nights on Discovery, King brings together two builders with very different styles from different parts of the country and, sometimes, different parts of the world then gives them just 10 days to fabricate a custom motorcycle. The builders create works of art, but the bikes need to be functional, too, since the creators need to ride their work hundreds of miles to biker shows, where the paying customers cast votes for the set of wheels that deserves the week'* prize.

But before these builders get to celebrate, they must pass muster with the Chopper King. Possessing the sensibilities of an artisan and the temperament of a Zen master, King doesn't merely officiate at the BBO events, he also imposes order. Any competitor who gets too full of himself or who tries to short-cut the Build-Off process faces judgment from the Chopper King."

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Jesse tried that on Jr. ripping on his tiny tank. However, Jesse challenged them, on their show. So the rules change.

One thing I will say. Sr. trike would rock in the snow. If he lost the electric drive and put a real engine on it.
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i just dont think it was as good as it could have been. i mean even a 100 mile ride would have made it so much more competitive. i dont think it would have as much of a popularity contest if one of their bikes broke down all the time. but the way discovery did it, it was a landslide before anyone even saw the bikes.
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I would agree. I don't think I would want to drive Sr. bike for a mile. That would be a rough ride. And I really wouldn't want to ride Jesse bike either. Don't like my arms up that high. Even Jr. bike would be a hard ride all stretched out.
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