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Posted on Mon, Jan 10, 2005 16:13

Wow this can be a "hot" topic, well you know the old saying, "For those that ride an HD no explanation is necessary, for those that don't no explanation is possible" HD is my choice after 30 year never owned anything else. But I still love to ride with anybody that loves the open road. Name of the game is "get in the wind" and enjoy the lifestyle.
Michael



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Posted on Sat, Jan 08, 2005 06:35

Many years on a bike and I fail to see why it matters what someone rides as long as they enjoy the ride.
LIVE TO RIDE!!!
I see the term lean used when someone is trying to turn. Leaning does not turn a motor. Next time you are out try pushing on the grip in the direction you want to (turn)lean. And don't forget the throttle. Counter steer.
Enjoy the road.

  


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Posted on Fri, Jan 07, 2005 21:05

big88twin, ya got me, I just found it now! 2005!!!!anyway best for the New Year all and safe blattin....and if ducati's dont 'blat', hope all stay safe on those there crazy roads. regards from downunder (always an interesting place to hang out 'down here') Psybergrub.

  


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Posted on Fri, Jan 07, 2005 11:08

On this Harley thing about it being the best or better than . . . .

I'm on my 4th and 5th bike and liked all of them. Had not owned anything except Honda and would still have the 'Wing if I hadn't run into a fuel spill in a poorly illuminated tunnel on the way to work.

Haven't liked 'Wings since they came out with the 1500. IMHO they just keep geting bigger and heavier and uglier.

I was without a road bike for three years, but ended up buying a used "crotch rocket" Yahama 700 Maxim X to get to and from work. BEST bike I've ever had and all I've done in three years and 33,000 miles otrher than regular maintenance is a set of tires and rear brakes. This thing is NOW 20 YEARS-OLD and runs like qa dream, although my mechanic tells me the valves are starting to go bad. I like the bike enough to have the engine rebuilt rather than buy another unknown mid size bike.

The '04 Concours that I bought last year is strictly for the road. It isn't a 'Wing but it runs like a bat out of . . . ., and will run off and leave a "Wing in the dust.. Took it on a seven week 10,000 mile trip and now it is "old" mileage wise for its age.

Last but not least, I could buy THREE Concours for what Honda or Harley want for ONE of their machines. Biggest bang for the buck, not perfect but it get me to where I want to go!



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Posted on Fri, Jan 07, 2005 10:20

i ride a beemer with a sidec ar .. only asked once why not a harley and i said.cus i got cancer terminal, very bad back, travel alone across the states with little money so need room for stuff and besides,donations from bikers nfriends n family got me this so its what god thought i needed..argue w that or ride my way and then tell me about yours



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Posted on Fri, Jan 07, 2005 10:20

i ride a beemer with a sidec ar .. only asked once why not a harley and i said.cus i got cancer terminal, very bad back, travel alone across the states with little money so need room for stuff and besides,donations from bikers nfriends n family got me this so its what god thought i needed..argue w that or ride my way and then tell me about yours



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Posted on Thu, Jan 06, 2005 09:10

Many of the people here (including me) seem to agree; who cares what others choose? But notice all the comments, even on this site, about a "Harley only" requirement! You never see that from import riders even though it is understood how good the import product is! So, I think if anyone needs to do some accepting it aint the import riders!



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Posted on Wed, Jan 05, 2005 22:01

Now Boys, lets not argue over our toys....ride what makes you happy and respect the other riders out there and help them if they need a hand...

  


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Posted on Wed, Jan 05, 2005 20:10

I don't care what you ride, just like I don't care how your girlfriend/wife (male perspective, if I was a woman it would be reveresed) looks or what she does or doesn't do for you ... you picked it/her/him and if you like it/her/him that's all that matters.

My friends ride Harleys, Triumphs, Yamahas, Hondas, Suzuki's ... each other (they do, it's true !) and they don't complain about any of their choices, or those of others who choose differently.

Sometimes they do complain about their partners, but I never give 'em any sympathy for it. You get what you went looking for, or you'd still be looking.



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Posted on Tue, Jan 04, 2005 19:26

You missed the point entirely! Have you ever heard groups saying "imports only" ? No, it's the Harley people that constantly have to declare that! I wouldn't mind it so much if their product was any good, so I felt compelled to say what import riders know but usually don't say. So no lectures to me about "it's not what you ride...", tell that to all the Harley owners!



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Posted on Tue, Jan 04, 2005 16:43

One of the best things that ever happened in the good ole USA was when Harley's were invented. The sound of a Harley is just so sweet. If you ride, ride what you like or can afford, and enjoy it. I think the HD is the best damn motorcycle ever built.

  


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Posted on Tue, Jan 04, 2005 09:15

Spirit, that is very scary when it happens!!! As you get more comfortable on your scoot, you'll find that you'll be willing to risk passing trucks again, just be careful doing it and know the road you're travelling. Keep the rubber side down ;-)

  


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Posted on Tue, Jan 04, 2005 09:12

I always find it quite amusing when I'm out with my friends and I meet some guy who spends the whole night bashing my metric bike only to end up asking me out thinking that he's scored points. If someone can explain this to me, I would really appreciate it LOL.

My personal opinion is that if you're riding two wheels, you're a cut above the average person because you accept the risks of life in general, doesn't matter what you're riding!! Life uncaged is life tasted and savoured.

  


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Posted on Mon, Jan 03, 2005 22:06

Excuse me, 1vulcan, but I doubt you are qualified to speak for "everyone", especially me, whom you do not know. Bikes are like everything else in this country. You have a freedom of choice about what you ride and who you ride with or beside. It would be a boring life if we all like the exact same things, including bikes. We all have our own reasons for choosing what we prefer to ride. "If I gotta explain it, then you wouldn't understand it". Besides, it's probably not wise to get into a pissin' contest over what's best because you never know who you may be lookin' at to help you if you ever find yourself stranded on a long stretch of lonesome highway. Take it from someone who's been there and would have been happy for the help from anyone, even if they were ridin' a Moped. It ain't what you ride, it's the fact THAT you ride and appreciate it for what it is - freedom. That's what makes you a true biker. And I know what I'm talking about. I've been in the wind for over 30 years.

  


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Posted on Sun, Jan 02, 2005 19:07

This "Harley 0nly" thing cracks me up! Everyone knows that anything else is better! But hey, keep kidding yourself if you want to...



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Posted on Sun, Jan 02, 2005 16:06

Thanks for dredging up scary memories, Zee LOL. j/k

I fortunately haven't had many close calls, but one time had me so freaked out that I had to pull over until the adrenaline wore off and I stopped shaking. I was riding down south through the mountains and got hit by a freak gale wind that pushed me from the far right lane to the far left shoulder in about 2 seconds. I was barely still on the pavement by the time I was able to get the bike under control and had to lean hard right just to keep the bike on the road (this part of the road was totally straight, but I was leaned all the way over). At 90MPH, that was pretty damn scary!!! You know, I'll ride in a driving rain or scorching heat, but wind is one thing I really don't like.



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Posted on Sat, Jan 01, 2005 16:55

"Harleys only.. what a GOOD GIRL"
.....hmmmm.



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Posted on Sat, Jan 01, 2005 14:46

Let's talk about something OTHER than romance for a minute. Like, how much do your butt cheeks clentch when you go in deep to that corner, and the camber runs away from you, and you have to lean in more than you thought, while the edge of the wrong side of the road gets closer and closer, and you still aren't around the apex yet ... hoping that nothing is going to be coming the other way while you try to wash off enough speed to get the thing back on the right side of the road.

I remember one time I had to have my touring sheepskin surgically removed I had gripped it so tight.

Happy New Year everyone.

  


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Posted on Tue, Dec 28, 2004 05:43

Well Barbiwire you may of thought "what does forever mean" as a ridiculous question but you answered it anyway sorry you got that stuck next to your name!



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Posted on Sun, Dec 26, 2004 17:59

Harleys only.. what a GOOD GIRL

  


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