Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:15 PM
Glad you liked the look of that bike. It was originally built by another guy. I just sweetened it up a bit and put a shift motor in it before selling it off. I'm on my third Amen Savior now and have put plenty of miles on these frames. I can tell you this, they are great! I really don't mean to piss in anyones cheerios but I have heard the negative remarks about how these frames handle from more than one person so obviously there must be some truth to the story. In my case these problems did not exist. I suspect weak springs (old ones) in back may have a bit to do with these stories. Yes the assessment is true in regard to how the suspension works but the end result is no where near the twitchy action as described with the ones I have ridden including Roadkill's and a few others on Hondachopper.com. When properly set up you can ride the piss out of an Amen Savior on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Roadkill and I did it side by side so I am speaking from experience. Is there a "feeling" the Savior has? Sure. But it's not anything that makes the bike "not handle".
As for riding it hard......you only need to see Roadkill ride his. I bet any guy on any bike would be hard pressed to ride the twisties as well as Roadkill does on a cb750 in any frame, period. My bike never held me back from keeping up with him either....just my own skill and a single drum brake.