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#1 posted 04-17-2009 11:31 PM

First off, if Jr. was really fired he wouldn’t be frequenting the show, secondly he would be snatched up by another company in no time at all. Unless of course he was to start his own shop. Personally I think it is just a way to get attention back to the show. Jr really hasn’t been an asset to them as far as designs ever since it went computerized with that one kid. Sure he helped but lets face it, there has to be a lot of back and forth between them and the client. Time I don’t think “famous” Jr. was really sparing.
Now moving forward about the show itself. Remember what it was like when they first started? You know, they’d make most of the parts themselves, and show them doing the fabrication, welding, etc. The bikes were truly custom made, with very few parts ordered. Then they started ordering parts and only making accessories to add, such as nice grips, air covers, sissy bars, etc.
Then the waterjet machines arived and the designing started to be computerized. Vinnie eventually walked away and there has been some random people. The Episodes started to show less of the work and more of the fighting and playing. It started to be about them and their lives as opposed to the bikes.
Now they build a bike and we don’t even know anything about it. They show them fighting, going to the circus, following Jr. around his fancy house, etc. And what about the Facility? Wholy crap. They have more money invested in the building then you could imagine, and yet they drive fancy cars, live in fancy houses, etc.
My problem with the show is this: 1) It has become about them, not the bikes 2) they outsource to much, and rely on to many machines, which is fine if you want to watch a show about production. But then why not go film Kawasaki or some high production shop like that. 3) they shouldn’t show them flaunting the money they make with all the games, outings, fancy cars, nice houses, and amazing shop 4) they need to make it about the bike, the design of the bike, and the client they are making it for. Not just say “oh we’re delivering a memorial bike to such and such” or whatever. That’s what I watched the show for, was to see the production of the bikes. I could also respect the labor, talent, and skill involved in making them. Now the only custom thing about the bikes is the paint job. They don’t even need talent over there anymore. Just some bum able to press a button on the machine and some grunts to slop it together.
Personally I think Jr should take Mikey, Rick, and hire Vinnie back and go start up the original show again. Problem is that the fame has gone to Jr’s head and he’s now lazy. He has way to much skill to just let it go like he is. I almost can’t sit through it anymore, and commonly don’t. $$$ + blue collar = jackasses

I like that one show….what was it….Southern Choppers or something like that. At least they still had pride in their work.

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