Im not sure about the foot thing, but as for the choppers i think the name for it is a riged mount. I think but i could be wrong(if someone knows for sure please correct me), but the fat boys are like that and use some sort of a rubber block for a dampining effect. As for a full fleged chopper ya it is one uncomfortable ride. My dads friend bought a captain america replica bike from i think panzer or something and it came with peter fondas autograph on the tank, but he told the guys he didnt want peter fonda any wear near his bike so he autographed a helmet. Anyways he rode it up to sturgis one year abought eight hours from omaha. He spent most of the day in the tent sleeping the ride off cause it was so bad. I think the main reason is for looks than anything else. That bike halled ass though, but i guess anything else would with only a seat a two gallon gas tank and a alluminum(sp?) frame.
there's hope in the words and emotion in the eyes
it's so easy to be misled by the savvy gentle guise
and like fools we trust the delivery
but it's all just drunk sincerity