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    Tune in to American Chopper on TLC, Thursday, June 25, at 9/8c to watch the crew from Orange County Choppers (OCC) build the world's first natural gas-powered chopper. Built to show America the promise of natural gas as a clean energy resource, and in conjunction with Chesapeake Energy's 20th anniversary, the talented crew from the hit TV show American Chopper partnered with the company to build a natural gas-powered bike. The episode covers the bike's production process as Paul Sr. and crew visit a drilling rig and learn how natural gas can power everything form a semitruck to a custom chopper.
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  • #2
    Re: Orange County CNG Chopper

    Cool I am there! Here is a picture and a video of it



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4_Cwdr94GY
    Mario
    AAA CNG SYSTEMS
    CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector

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    • #3
      Re: Orange County CNG Chopper


      In celebration of Chesapeake Energy's 20th anniversary, the talented crew from the hit TV show American Chopper partnered with the company to build a natural gas-themed bike. The episode aired on TLC and covered the production process as Paul Sr. and crew from Orange Country Choppers (OCC) visited a natural gas drilling rig and learned how natural gas can power everything form a semitruck to a custom chopper.


      The bike sports OCC’s usual 117-cubic-inch V-twin engine, six-speed transmission and belt drive. Unlike other OCC choppers, this one features a regulator rather than a carburetor and a “fogger” to feed gas to the engine. In addition, the chopper’s fuel gauge reads in pounds per square inch instead of gallons.


      Adorned with drillbit-inspired handlebars, the blue and green bike is on a U.S. tour to help educate the public on the benefits of natural gas as a clean, abundant, affordable, American fuel.


      See the bike in person. Follow the journey of the OCC natural gas chopper on Facebook and Twitter. It may be visiting your area soon.

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      • #4
        Re: Orange County CNG Chopper

        sorry not the first cng chopper I built a bsa back in 91 or 92 that ran on cng had two 50 lb co2coke tanks and a victor ox regulator and impco 0 pressure with draft tubes in the carbs and ran 1800 psi 12 .1 comp a 20 over fork and 92 inch wheel base I will see if I can find a photo of it I had forgot all about it till I saw this it did not go far just a few hours bar hopping in baltomore dont know mpg as no speedo the regulator was hose clamped to the ex pipe to keep it from freezing LOL

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by cowboy View Post
          sorry not the first cng chopper I built a bsa back in 91 or 92 that ran on cng had two 50 lb co2coke tanks and a victor ox regulator and impco 0 pressure with draft tubes in the carbs and ran 1800 psi 12 .1 comp a 20 over fork and 92 inch wheel base I will see if I can find a photo of it I had forgot all about it till I saw this it did not go far just a few hours bar hopping in baltomore dont know mpg as no speedo the regulator was hose clamped to the ex pipe to keep it from freezing LOL
          Dems fightin words!

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          • #6
            Re: Orange County CNG Chopper

            Sounds cool. How did it run? Did it have any peculiar problems due to the conversion? What ever happened to it?

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            • #7
              Re: Orange County CNG Chopper

              the bigest problem was the joke I had for a compresser itwas a 4 stage upright radil with a 28 volt motor that I ran with a old fork lift charger it was a miltary surplus compresser I think it came out of a aircraft but the bike ran great had a joe hunt mag so I did not have the normal electrical problems caused by lucas the prince of darkness and I have been trying to remember what happend to it I will ask sister she might remember
              Last edited by cowboy; 07-05-2009, 09:52 PM. Reason: missed a word

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              • #8
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                Last edited by cowboy; 12 Hours Ago at 09:52 PM. Reason: missed a word
                hahaha! That is *the* funniest edit message that I have ever seen!



                You missed a word?!



                Forget about proper punctuation. Forget about proper sentence structure and use of paragraphs. Forget about anything that would give anyone a clue you possess even some education but, by God, forget a word ... and you are right there to edit your post!

                Wow. I am truly amazed that you even knew what the edit button was for. Seriously.



                ?Innovation is driven by having access to things.? -- Gleb Budman, CEO of backblaze.com

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                • #9
                  Re: Orange County CNG Chopper

                  Ouch! .
                  _____________________________________
                  '12 Blue Mist Metallic Civic Natural Gas; '03 Galapagos Green Civic GX; '07 Alabaster White Civic GX

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by CNGLO View Post
                    Ouch! .
                    eh .. cowboy is man enough to know what a dutch rub is!! I don't expect him to change anything anytime soon ..



                    Unlike some sissyfied yankees that tend to hang out around here and squeal like a stuck pig when slapped around with the truth.


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                    • #11
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                      Damn John,
                      Is this going to be a post count slamdown with you two?
                      Or should we just arrange a meeting of the minds between you two,
                      so you can kick him in the crotch.
                      Or is there some MO, TN animosity we don't know about?

                      BTW, good to see you again. After leaving the Flying J, we blew a rear tranny seal west of OKC (after almost loosing breakfast on the concrete part of I-40) and limped home loosing about a quart of ATF every few hundred miles. Time for the tractor to go back into the shop! I'm definatlely installing air suspension before the next trip!
                      Your Friendly Nazi Squirrel Administrator

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                      • #12
                        Re: Orange County CNG Chopper

                        Originally posted by cnghal View Post
                        Damn John,
                        Is this going to be a post count slamdown with you two?
                        Or should we just arrange a meeting of the minds between you two,
                        so you can kick him in the crotch.
                        Or is there some MO, TN animosity we don't know about?
                        lol.

                        naw, sometimes I just get tired of reading globs of text and feel the need to speak up. Occasionally, I get kick out of what cowboy has to say when I take the time to read what he posts. But most of the time it is just too much effort to mentally organized his thought process in something coherent, so I just skip it. However, when I saw that he was concerned about missing a word ... lordy .. I could not resist!

                        BTW, good to see you again. After leaving the Flying J, we blew a rear tranny seal west of OKC (after almost loosing breakfast on the concrete part of I-40) and limped home loosing about a quart of ATF every few hundred miles. Time for the tractor to go back into the shop! I'm definatlely installing air suspension before the next trip!
                        Bugger!

                        Nothing quite like a massive road trip to give something a good shake down, eh? It could have been worse I suppose, at least ya made it home.



                        ?Innovation is driven by having access to things.? -- Gleb Budman, CEO of backblaze.com

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                        • #13
                          Re: Orange County CNG Chopper

                          found it it is sitting in idaho at my a friends place who I gave it to in 2000 we are going to visit in late aug and will bring it home might get it running he told me he put new tanks on it but did not know what kind and it is just sitting in the barn I will post photo when we get it home

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