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Anyone seen or heard anything about Big Bear Choppers ??
Looking for opinions
Looking for opinions
I appreciate your insight trust me. I am writting a letter to BBC with lots of questions and concerns. But people do start business' some make it some dont. I looked at some of the bikes on cycle trader someone had a BBC with a Rev Tech they must have bought the rolling chasis kit or something.ricinfl said:It was not my intention to bring ya down just wanted you to look at the darker side. Stranger things have happened you may get $28,000 for that bike and life would be good. Keep the link for cycle trader it runs $45.00 for an ad in there with up to 6 pics. I've had great luck with them, thats the mag you see in the 7-11, circle k's ect with all the bike for sale.
I'd be interested to know how this shakes out for you, and needless to say if I can be of any help lemmie know.
Interesting Idea. It does look like BBC has the EPA covered though they refer to it on their site.1bdBagr said:don't know about how the new approaching EPA regs impact a kit BBC bike but I've heard it's going to be tough to be a small low volume bike builder/assembler next year. I think you'd make more $$$ taking EVO softails that can be bought cheaply and putting a PM phatail (or something similar for those of you that presently are hatin' on PM) kit on it and selling some one a H-D custom that can be readily insured & registered (as a HD). I'm real curious on how this is all going to shape up...
Good to get some positive feed back. I am in Maine. The down side here is that our riding season is short. The upside is everyone goes kinda nutty awaiting spring. I also think that the market here isnt flooded yet. You dont see that many of this style bike around still. Lots of Harley's just not as many custom's. Maybe at Laconia, but even there? Have they been a good company to deal with ? Hows the shipping ? How did you advertise ?pwrage2000 said:I have been doing just what you are asking about for about a year now. I have built both BBC and Custom Chrome bikes (4 over that last year). I have not gotten rich doing it but have made decent profit on each (3k-5k) depending on the model. BBC is by far a better kit bike for the up comming year as far as the EPA is concerned. I live in AZ and the market here seems to be extremly hot for these types of bikes. I did sell one thru e-bay as well. If you have any questions let me know.
I have nothing but good things to say about the company. Last year the shipping times got extended but they have gotten them down to just a few weeks now. The time involved is typically getting all the parts pulled for the order, the actuall shipping time is only a few days. I know a couple companies (One In Ohio) that sometimes keeps a few in stock and can ship next day once payment is received. Most of the advertising we do is in the local cycle trader and web. We try and get out to as many local shows as we can (Bike, car, etc). The best is just word of mouth and riding one of the bikes around and keeping a bunch of bussiness cards with you. We have built the Venom pro street, Venom chopper from big bear and two of the Hard Core II from custom chrome.hotshotfxdl said:Good to get some positive feed back. I am in Maine. The down side here is that our riding season is short. The upside is everyone goes kinda nutty awaiting spring. I also think that the market here isnt flooded yet. You dont see that many of this style bike around still. Lots of Harley's just not as many custom's. Maybe at Laconia, but even there? Have they been a good company to deal with ? Hows the shipping ? How did you advertise ?
There was a big dog place that tried to open up and they went under after a year, big place lots of over head. There is another place that does Iron Horse they have been around for a while now. I think the BBC looks a lot more like a real custom then the others I mentioned. Which models did you do ???