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Peter Fonda who represented a big part of the 60's chopper scene and became a household name has passed away on the 16th August from lung cancer.
It was 50 years ago when Easy Rider was released and was a big influence on the chopper scene back in the day and inspired a lot of people to go down the Chopper route.
Rest in peace Peter, a true icon.

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I am one of them!! I turned 66 this past June. I grew up on Long Island and had many influences as a young'n. My world was Brit motorbikes and sporty cars early then muscle cars. Went to see ER 3x's when it came out along with On Any Sunday when it came out. At 16 had a really insane trip to Yasgurs farm in a 62 Plymouth Valiant wagon with 3 good friends. I was totally crazed over Billy's panhead!! I have 2 Franklin models of both bikes. I got my first full blown chopper in 98 It's a 1969 T100 (don't tell it's a #'s match bike) with a weld on rear, stretched and raked neck with a Durfee girder & Hallcraft frt. wheel with a small drum brake. Rear is the stock hub laced to a drop center 16" HD rim. Still have it and ride it often, along with 2 BSA's and a 69 T150!!
RIP Captain America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When I was a teenager, 10th - 11th grade, me and my buddies would skip home from school early to watch Easy Rider at my place on multiple occasions ! That was around 1984-1985 and me and my father had recorded it off Cinemax, so we had a VHS tape of it. I always loved that movie as well as The Wild Angels. There are many memorable lines in Easy Rider and for some weird reason, one of the first that always comes to mind is.. "You know Billy, we blew it" as well as the exchange in the canyon between Luke Askew and Peter Fonda...among many others.

RIP Peter Fonda aka Wyatt....Captain America.



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I still refer to the Vanushuns almost daily!!!

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good landmark movie. fonda himself was an asshole and wasnt any better than his sister as far as that crap he has been quoted saying over the years. the latest some nasty stuff about trumps youngest son on face book. never mind he gave no credit to benny hardy whom built the bikes for ER. and he has even signed off on capt america replicas as genuine knowing they were fakes. credible friends of mine whom
have had encounters with pete at the rock store and shows say he always travels with a
entourage of suck ups and he is just full of himself. i dont wish him dead. but his death doesnt bother me any. as a landmark in biker cultural time , i guess its meaningfull as its the 50th anniversary of the movies release. i think. myself i liked the billy bike better than cpt america and i liked Hopper as an actor much more. RIP both men.

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I've tried to watch that movie ever since it came out. I've watched some of it from the start. I've watched clips of it in the middle. I've tried watching it lately, hoping that with years going by, it might be an acquired taste. I never saw anything to convince myself that it was worth my time to keep watching.

Never understood the characters' motivations, their lifestyles, their habits, wasn't particularly enamored with the motorcycles; I guess I just couldn't identify at all with the world they were trying to portray.....

DSFDF....

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I see Sonny Barger died recently.


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I was 14 when the movie came out. I saw it a number of times then and was captivated and influenced by it. Didn't see it again until about 5 years ago, when it impressed me as a lot of pretentious nonsense.

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I was a 21 year drag racer in 1969. Long hair and knew what weed was.... I agree with Lannis, movie is way over rated , nothing to see there


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what impresses me most about the film was the that at the time fonda? claimed he and hopper made it for $250,000.

since then ive heard up to 400K.

thats impressive when you consider we re still talking about it.


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Originally Posted by kevin
what impresses me most about the film was the that at the time fonda? claimed he and hopper made it for $250,000.

since then ive heard up to 400K.

thats impressive when you consider we re still talking about it.

What's even more impressive is that the original "Mad Max" was made for about $190,000 US (depending how it's calculated; you can find anything from $90,000 to $400,000US), and that was well after Easy Rider. They got an unknown Australian to play the lead, eventually made about $100,000,000 from the movie, and spawned three sequels that are still spinning off money after 40 years.....

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The man is in the window, the man is in the window...


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Originally Posted by Lannis
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what impresses me most about the film was the that at the time fonda? claimed he and hopper made it for $250,000.

since then ive heard up to 400K.

thats impressive when you consider we re still talking about it.

What's even more impressive is that the original "Mad Max" was made for about $190,000 US (depending how it's calculated; you can find anything from $90,000 to $400,000US), and that was well after Easy Rider. They got an unknown Australian to play the lead, eventually made about $100,000,000 from the movie, and spawned three sequels that are still spinning off money after 40 years.....

Lannis

roadcwarrior was by far superior to mad nax


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Originally Posted by kevin
roadwarrior was by far superior to mad max

Well, of course. Mad Max was just a low-budget, let's-try-it-on movie. Road Warrior was a very big effort with a very big return; the stunt riding-driving in that movie was incredible. Not to mention Max's little Blue Heeler dog, the gyrocopter pilot, the truck mechanic in the compound ....

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...05397BE6EE&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Great stuff.

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Mad Max was actually quite good....The cars, the evil fiends on bikes, dystropian atmosphere..


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One thing I failed to mention about Easy Rider is the soundtrack. Born to be Wild is still the music in my head on those occasions I ride with reckless abandon (those occasions seem to be less and less as I get older)!

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Originally Posted by Hillbilly bike
Mad Max was actually quite good.

There's another Max movie in production at the moment.

I remember seeing some of the cars from the first movie passing through on a truck in about 1979.

At one stage some of the locals here had a black 2 door XB Falcon with a GM blower sticking up through the bonnet and "MADMAX" numberplates.

Easy Rider was easier to swallow here because it was about another country's culture. The music was still great.

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I agree, Roadwarrior was much better than Mad Max, but both great. Didn’t like Thunderdome. As for Easy Rider, I rode a BSA bobber when the movie came out. I thought it put us all in a bad light.

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