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Old 11-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #151
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What amazed me about him was that he would kill the engine on his lawnmower by grabbing the spark plug and holding on. True story.
And the point of that was? Tough guy parlour tricks are ghey.

EDIT - sorry, I'm stuck in the office today so I'm a cranky.

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Personally, Harleys don't appeal to me but neither do a number of other bikes, and in all of my years of touring Harley riders are, by far, the riders I see out there on the road in all types of weather.
Sure, we see pirates screaming for attention but my sense is that they're a tiny minority compared to the Harley riders who are piling up big miles and enjoying the ride.
It's unfortunate that a small group of riders are seen as representative of a larger group when they actually aren't, and it's unfortunate when we lump all riders of one brand together like so many people lump all motorcyclists together.
Meh.. my experience is the other way around. 90% pirate dorks, 10% cool guys. Living just off P2P highway we get hoards of Harley posers all summer. They'll intentionally block up the roads in long, slow strings and sometimes fill all the parking spots at the gas station just to make a "tough guy" point. I've gotten out of my truck and moved bikes over to park. Lots of shit talking ensues, but they never want to follow through. True fun is splitting through a pack on a dirtbike. Nothing manlier than getting outridden on pavement by a 2stroke with nobbies.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:07 AM   #152
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If Harley made airplanes, would you fly in one?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #153
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Maybe, as long as it didn't have tassels hanging off it and the pilot wasn't wearing a leather vest and a T-shirt telling me that "if I can read it, the bitch fell off".
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #154
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If Harley made airplanes, would you fly in one?
Yes, as long as it had a gremlin bell hanging off the landing gear.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #155
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Yes, as long as it had a gremlin bell hanging off the landing gear.
Probably need to be a triplane, like those WW1 Fokkers, for room to mount all the 1930 low tech V twins needed to taxi, by the time it got to the runway for TO, they would be ready for a rebuild
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:10 PM   #156
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Meh.. my experience is the other way around. 90% pirate dorks, 10% cool guys. ...
There are some Harley pirates at work, but I have met some really cool guys. Like the 30-something woman who was riding cross country by herself. Or the grizzled, 50+ rider in his well-worn leathers, and bike with close to 100k miles on it when stopped outside of Ouray waiting for the rain and hail to subside.

How can we forget the Original ADVRiders thread from Wes Weber? They could ride most of us into the ground.





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EDIT - sorry, I'm stuck in the office today so I'm a cranky.
OK, that explains it. I thought Harley bashing was only allowed on Fridays, according to the Jo Momma rules.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:38 PM   #157
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pfb's dirty little (harley) secret.

A few years back, I thought it would be cool to buy a Harley.

Looked great, rode like shit, couldn't get rid of it fast enough.



Mad prop's to the original ADVriders. If there bikes rode anything like mine, you would need ostrich huevos to ride them the places they took 'em.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #158
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pfb's dirty little (harley) secret.

A few years back, I thought it would be cool to buy a Harley.

Looked great, rode like shit, couldn't get rid of it fast enough.



Mad prop's to the original ADVriders. If there bikes rode anything like mine, you would need ostrich huevos to ride them the places they took 'em.
Man .. You must have save A LOT of lives with those pipes
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:10 AM   #159
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Man .. You must have save A LOT of lives with those pipes
Loud, low performance, poor handling, and uncomfortable. What more can you want?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:14 AM   #160
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Loud, low performance, poor handling, and uncomfortable. What more can you want?
I went from a K100RS to a '90 FXR-S Conv back in late '89. Stock, the motor was weak enough that passing a car took courage....but a few well chosen tweaks got an honest 89rwhp out of it without spending a mint, and it was a fairly quick bike.

I put 49,000 trouble free miles on it, and the FXR-S was a pretty decent handling bike for being as long as the Queen Mary.
Moving to Vegas in '92 - the heat started taking it's toll on electrical parts and it spent enough time in the shop....that I switched to a new '93 VFR.

The H-D years were fun, that bike took me all over the western half of the U.S. and Canada and never did anything wrong. The VFR years were much more fun though. Every now and then I think of getting a big tank rubber mount Sportster and doing a few things to it...
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:16 AM   #161
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How can we forget the Original ADVRiders thread from Wes Weber? They could ride most of us into the ground.


That's the thread that got me to Adv in the first place
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:23 AM   #162
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[QUOTE=Blakebird;20125254]I went from a K100RS to a '90 FXR-S Conv back in late '89. Stock, the motor was weak enough that passing a car took courage....but a few well chosen tweaks got an honest 89rwhp out of it without spending a mint, and it was a fairly quick bike.

I put 49,000 trouble free miles on it, and the FXR-S was a pretty decent handling bike for being as long as the Queen Mary.
Moving to Vegas in '92 - the heat started taking it's toll on electrical parts and it spent enough time in the shop....that I switched to a new '93 VFR.

The H-D years were fun, that bike took me all over the western half of the U.S. and Canada and never did anything wrong. The VFR years were much more fun though. Every now and then I think of getting a big tank rubber mount Sportster and doing a few things to it...[/QUOTE]

Here ya go, Blake!

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I have a 1993 Harley Davidson PRICED TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Its an 883 clean, new tires has 25k original miles and has been seldom riden in the past 2 years. I don't really need it right now and would also consider a trade for a pick up truck. Attached are some pictures but they dont do it justice. Reasonable offers will be considered. As stated, it's for only $2,700. You could call/text me at (602) 570-3476. I will also include an alternate exhaust system. Mention the ad please.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #163
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Here ya go, Blake!

Great opportunity to Own a Harley Davidson - $2700 (Central/West Phoenix)
I think the rubber mount Sporties started in '04
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:31 PM   #164
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That's the thread that got me to Adv in the first place
Ditto. Nothing has matched it since IMHO.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #165
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How can we forget the Original ADVRiders thread from Wes Weber? They could ride most of us into the ground.
Damn! Never seen that.. badass mofos.

Those guys must view modern Harley dudes like current day dirtbikers view "that guy" that shows up at the trail head with a perfectly clean, scratch free Husa.

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