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Old 02-21-2013, 01:40 PM   #19156
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Definitely 205. Back in 1986 my wife bought one of the new 883 Evolution Sportsters. When we walked in the showroom and up to an 883, the salesman came over, eagerly pointed to the floor under the bike, and exclaimed "LOOK! NO OIL!"

So this joke is at least 2(0)5 years old.
these yokes are no different than the "lucas - prince of darkness" yokes regarding the infamous british electronics mfr. anyone who takes offense needs to chill...

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #19157
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at least y'all aren't contributing to the blather.
or commenting on the blather...
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #19158
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or commenting on the blather...
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #19159
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these yokes are no different than the "lucas - prince of darkness" yokes regarding the infamous british electronics mfr. anyone who takes offense needs to chill...

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Hey, I used to own a '72 Land Rover.....I was on a first name basis with the Dark Prince.

Sure, I can laugh about it.......now.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #19160
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WELL KNOW FACT: Your LAME joke is based on things that are almost 30 years out of date. Are you so unimaginative that you can't come up with any new material and are stuck wallowing in your outdated parroted ?
Sim; Buddy...

You're taking the Harley jokes pretty personally these days.

It's all in fun.

Kinda.




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Old 02-21-2013, 04:15 PM   #19161
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i always thought it was a bad thing when no oil leaked out......it ment it was empty
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #19162
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:45 PM   #19163
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Sim; Buddy...

You're taking the Harley jokes pretty personally these days.

It's all in fun.

Kinda.




Must be hitting close to home. I owned a Buell, everybody's favorite joke was, "your bike is leaking." After I went to go look... "NOT FUNNY!!!" And yeah, I spent as much time chasing oil leaks as any other maintenance. But how 'bout them valve adjustments and TB/Carb syncs.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #19164
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #19165
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Must be hitting close to home. I owned a Buell, everybody's favorite joke was, "your bike is leaking." After I went to go look... "NOT FUNNY!!!" And yeah, I spent as much time chasing oil leaks as any other maintenance. But how 'bout them valve adjustments and TB/Carb syncs.
interesting; i own a '95 buell s2; i have owned it since '98. i got it w/8k on it; it has ~45k now. i had the 101hp/84ft-lbs engine bits installed when i bought it. it's been quite reliable, and doesn't leak. is this not normal?


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Old 02-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #19166
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it's been quite reliable, and doesn't leak. is this not normal?
The leaking oil was about the only thing keeping the Midas muffler from rusting out completely. I loved the bike, and it was reasonably reliable, but...
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:17 PM   #19167
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Sim; Buddy...

You're taking the Harley jokes pretty personally these days.

It's all in fun.

I don't take them personal. But can it truly be called a joke when it is based on the AMF Trouble Head (Shovel Head) that hasn't been used for almost 30 years?

It was true LONG AGO but it is no longer a joke if it is just outdated parroted Bullshit.

It is like "Don't use the front brake, you'll go over the handlebars"

Or: "Had to Lay 'er down to avoid a crash"

I joke about Harley's (and all feet forward bikes) all the time (and as you know I sell them)
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:42 PM   #19168
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I don't take them personal. But can it truly be called a joke when it is based on the AMF Trouble Head (Shovel Head) that hasn't been used for almost 30 years?

It was true LONG AGO but it is no longer a joke if it is just outdated parroted Bullshit.

It is like "Don't use the front brake, you'll go over the handlebars"

Or: "Had to Lay 'er down to avoid a crash"

I joke about Harley's (and all feet forward bikes) all the time (and as you know I sell them)
The last I remember about leaks was the first Evos, and they had cylinder base gasket problems IIRC.

All of the old twins with tin primary covers were MEANT to drip because the engine breather lubed the primary chain and the excess went out a hole in the bottom of the case.

H-D wasn't the only make that got bad press for oil leaks. Same went for Brit bikes, but modern sealants and careful assembly will work wonders for all of them. My Triumph doesn't leak a drop.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #19169
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My '74 Trident left it's mark on the ground, as the pushrod seals would seep oil. I tell people that my '01 Speed Triple is"an oil on the inside model"
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My '74 Trident left it's mark on the ground,
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