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'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

Film star Peter Fonda rides the original chopper that he used in the classic film Easy Rider during day one of The Goodwood Festival of Speed at The Goodwood Estate on July 3, 2009 in Chichester, England. The auction house Profiles in History says it estimates the motorcycle will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at a sale on October 18, 2014.
Film star Peter Fonda rides the original chopper that he used in the classic film Easy Rider during day one of The Goodwood Festival of Speed at The Goodwood Estate on July 3, 2009 in Chichester, England. The auction house Profiles in History says it estimates the motorcycle will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at a sale on October 18, 2014.
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The Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is coming to auction.

It's one of the most recognizable motorcycles of all time.

The auction house Profiles in History tells The Associated Press it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at its Oct. 18 sale.

The seller is Michael Eisenberg, a California businessman who once co-owned a Los Angeles motorcycle-themed restaurant with Fonda and "Easy Rider" co-star Dennis Hopper.

Eisenberg bought it last year from actor Dan Haggerty. Haggerty was in charge of keeping the custom-designed bike humming during filming.

Eisenberg plans to donate some proceeds to the American Humane Association.

The chopper is being offered online and at Profile in History's galleries in Calabasas, California.