"you can call it a fetish if you want to but hell yes I look at a males seat. Just like you look at a females seat. We are human, and we all like eye candy, now don't we????"
I agree, but I have neverrrr looked at your seat. The two pictures on your profile only show that you seem to like to have certain objects quite close to your mouth. Okay, so what kinda seat are you sporting girl?
Angel, you and I talked about this a few weeks ago, and I told you exactly the same thing as Eye_M did.
I have been riding 35 years, and no matter what I rode, I would get some sort of snide comment from at least one guy in the bunch. Even when riding my 1978 1/2 FLH... only then it was, "Isnt that a little large for ya?" I used to get peeved over these comments before I came to the realization that it was all a form of insecurity, didn't matter if the comment came from a male or female... it came from some hangup they had. Once I came to understand this... it became easier to drop a gear and leave em behind in my dust without a single word from me. Just that patented Cheshire grin as I pulled away from them... silence can be satisfying... when accompanied by a sly grin!
I ride both an 80XL and a 04 V Star. I dont care what it is as long as I ride. Some HD riders have said that my XL is a girls bike. They dont relize that the sporster is a caffe' racer that was built to keep up with the european models of the time. Its not a cruiser. The Yamer is a cruiser but still get gruff from those that don't know I also ride a HD, I don't let them know any beter, I ususally dont associate with them beyond that and probably wouldnt want to (both of our losses) I love to ride Ilove to do many things but of all the things ive done this is what I like doing the most you all know the feeling, but we couldn't explain it to those who don't. I dont care what others think of my rides I'm usually marching to the beat of my own drummer anyways. If annyone of you are in central AR and I got the time off I'll ride with ya and show you some good rides in the area, and I dont even care if ya ridin a moped or the latest high tech "credit card" ride. Lets just ride.
Sorry Due, andnot startin a fight here, But when Harley outsoursed parts to Japan it was a good bussiness call. I dont get pissed when ppl talk about the Japan parts on the bike. Anymore then i would with the Japan parts on my Ford Truck. Maybe there are Harley owners out there that sound like you say. But with all theones i knw, I know None that really care about Japan parts , or what kind of Bike others ride. When we are riding there are all kinds of bikes along. all sorts of riders, We all watch out for one another help when one has problems. for us i reckon the motto would be FTW .
Newbluestar just look on those people that have the attitude that everything that is not a Harley is second rate as emotionly handicapped and deserve our pitty. So treat them as you would anyone else with a handicap and try to over look it.
Harley riders get real pissed when you ask them if there bike would run without the japanesse parts.
Really I don't care what people ride just ride and feel free, BUT don't pull up next to me at a red light and get pissed because I am a woman on a harley,
That's what I prefer so that's what I ride, ride beside me and be a friend or blast on up the road!!!
I'll take the breeze either way..
I ride with a group of friends. We have every make possible including HD. Its the love of the ride that gets us out there. I ride an Intruder and its the best bike I have owned. I would like something a little bigger than the 800cc someday. But it doesn't slow me down when riding with the big boys. I receive more comments on my riding abilities than on what I ride. Although I do get a lot of compliments on "the good looking bike".
I agree with you all. I rode on a Vincent before I even got to school. Rode with my Dad on Indians, Harleys, Phantoms, choppers and every English bike made. I have raced Hondas, and other European bikes. I have owned all sorts and kinds of bikes. Yes, I have my preferences, who doesn't but I have never looked down on a bike just the way a rider rides. By that I mean by being reckless and giving other bikers a bad rep. I have listened to people that think anyone without a certain type or kind of bike are low life and cash poor. Call em wanna-be-harleys. That ain't my style and I think it is getting less and less in this day and age. But I also find that it is not just Harley riders that can be snobbish.
I do not like the so-called crotch rockets only because of the way the rider has to sit. But heck if that is how you like it better you with the sore back than me.
When I get on a bike especially behind my partner there is nothing in this world that can compare. The experience of riding in the wind together is fabulous. It is the ride and the companionship that is utmost not the bike. I like riding on my own also very much that is where I can sort my thoughts out and work out any problem that I may have. I salute any bike that passes me because we are brothers and sisters after all.
Angel: He was probably trying to cover his wounded male ego with that comment about "get a real bike." There are those that need a bike to validate who they are and when they see a woman riding alone and not needing a man, it kinda un nerves them in a primal sort of way. Or maybe he realized that the bike you are riding is a much better value dollar for dollar then his Harley. Let's face it: those of us who ride HD and actualy work on our own stuff have all, at some point, wanted to fling a wrench in disgust and muttered "Hucking Farley!"
Not sure how to answer this one, all I know is that when I'm riding, it answers a need for me. I am alone, even tho there are hundreds surronding me in thier cages... I feel more connected with the world... during and after the ride... even tho i am riding alone... or walking my path alone. I have tried all kinds of other intrests... the closest that comes to this feeling is when I am kayaking (spelling?)in the wilds of the Florida wetlands, and also when I was riding cross country on my horse back in the '70's. It's the nature that brings me home again...