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Old 11-23-2012, 07:12 AM   #61
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You are not worth my time.




And neither are you.

This was a 16 year old to. Took him 3 years i think?
http://www.fordification.com/forum/v...st=0&sk=t&sd=a

He built a home made prerunner and raced it out of a 1971 f250 and a 1968 f250. Started as this....


to this.....




to this....


and finally this.


So if your gonna spend your time trying to diss a 16 year old how about you go and do something productive. Or do you not want to break a nail?
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:07 PM   #62
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funny thread...

Back in the old days around the bonfire, my non-riding buddy would tell scary biker Harley dudes that I had motorcycles too....

"what-cha-got, Jap crap?":......"a Beemer"......."a Beezer?[BSA] cool":...."no, no, a european shaft drive 1000cc horizontally opposed air cooled twin."....."a what?"

And then we were all motorcycle buddies without me having to explain myself or get raped.

They didn't understand the bike but it was cool because it was 1000cc and had two cylinders.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #63
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When I planned to ride coast to coast across the US in 2002 and 2006, each time I was asked "Are you going to hire a Harley?" and "Are you going to ride Route 66?". I flew and shipped my own motorcycle over there, and yes, I did ride on Route 66 for a couple of hours only. And at one filling station, we got talking to a small group of riders. One gave me the keys to his Electo-Glide which I took up the road for a couple of miles before gratefully handing it back. Nice people the Americans.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #64
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When I planned to ride coast to coast across the US in 2002 and 2006, each time I was asked "Are you going to hire a Harley?" and "Are you going to ride Route 66?". I flew and shipped my own motorcycle over there, and yes, I did ride on Route 66 for a couple of hours only. And at one filling station, we got talking to a small group of riders. One gave me the keys to his Electo-Glide which I took up the road for a couple of miles before gratefully handing it back. Nice people the Americans.
Why thank you!
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #65
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Harleys are popular so people who don't ride think speaking about them in a positive light will make themselves sound cool.

When I was into muscle cars it was the same story. I'd commonly get asked what V8 I was building when at the machine shop or buying parts. I'd tell them a 289 Ford motor and they would say that I should be building a small block chevy because they're the best V8 ever made. Then they'd drive away in a Dodge Shadow.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:27 AM   #66
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I rode to a local "Bike Night" weekly gathering on a perfectly restored Honda NX125. I pulled into the parking area and did some figured eights while standing on the pegs deciding where to park my tiny bike. Most all of the bikes were chromed out V Twins.

I was immediatly approached by a leather clad gentleman who stated, "Son - You really need to upgrade your ride".
With out hesitation I replied, "I know, but Husaberg's are expensive!" We just grinned at each other.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:45 AM   #67
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Something I have always wondered; do they teach you how to duck walk when you buy a Harley, or do you have to figure it out on your own?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:53 AM   #68
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At the shop I always get surprise when they ask what bike is mine and I point out the Tuono. And when sportbike guys ask about mods they always come and pull me away from working on a Harley. I am a motorcycle enthusiast who happens to own a few Harleys and know what makes them tick. And that's far less unusual than many would think.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:55 AM   #69
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I am fortunate to have an airhead, an oilhead, a KLR, a TW, and a Harley. I ride the Harley the least because I feel I do not fit the "stereotype" and hate having to deal with it. On a recent sunny day I got the Harley out from a two month break and thought I'd ride it just to charge up the battery. Took a 50 minute ride and on the way back while sitting at a red light a couple of young men in a junk car drove by, one hung out the window and flipped me the bird. They must have felt really good about their bad selves when I didn't respond. I'm sure they felt tougher than the old grey haired guy on the Harley.

I suspect there are those who wish to perpetuate the stereotype, and those who welcome being included though they might not really fit in during the work week but, I'm not one of them. I just like to ride. I don't mind talking about my ride but I hate feeling like the brand I am on puts me on the defensive.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:12 AM   #70
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I ride the Harley the least because I feel I do not fit the "stereotype" and hate having to deal with it. ....
... I don't mind talking about my ride but I hate feeling like the brand I am on puts me on the defensive.
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You mean to tell me that you have a $10,000 + bike in your garage, but you dont ride it because of some stupid stereotype that other people might have about it??? If you're that sensitive, then sell the fucking thing and get over it.

Did it occur to you that there is a large segment of the population that think that BMWs are for stuck up nerds? That's right...every time you are riding around on your airhead or oilhead, people are pointing and laughing at you. Are you going to not ride them either because of the "stereotype"??
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #71
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Just goes to show you it isn't the Harley hardcore who think life is a fashion show. I could care less what others think about me or my rides. I'll begin caring about what you think when you pay my bills.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:51 AM   #72
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... I ride the Harley the least because I feel I do not fit the "stereotype" and hate having to deal with it. On a recent sunny day I got the Harley out from a two month break and thought I'd ride it just to charge up the battery. Took a 50 minute ride and on the way back while sitting at a red light a couple of young men in a junk car drove by, one hung out the window and flipped me the bird. They must have felt really good about their bad selves when I didn't respond. I'm sure they felt tougher than the old grey haired guy on the Harley.

I suspect there are those who wish to perpetuate the stereotype, and those who welcome being included though they might not really fit in during the work week but, I'm not one of them. I just like to ride. I don't mind talking about my ride but I hate feeling like the brand I am on puts me on the defensive.

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That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You mean to tell me that you have a $10,000 + bike in your garage, but you dont ride it because of some stupid stereotype that other people might have about it??? If you're that sensitive, then sell the fucking thing and get over it.

Did it occur to you that there is a large segment of the population that think that BMWs are for stuck up nerds? That's right...every time you are riding around on your airhead or oilhead, people are pointing and laughing at you. Are you going to not ride them either because of the "stereotype"??

So how do you know that his HD is a "$10,000 +" chrome-wanked tosser-unit?...

Fer cryin' out loud...he owns a KLR too.

Speaking of stereotypes... did it ever occur to you that it's attitudes like yours that create them?.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:01 AM   #73
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Ok? You're almost as ignorant as you think I am. Of course I know what a stereotypical asshole is. I go to a liberal high school. I'm surrounded by the bastards.

And stereotypes are there for a reason buddy. THEY ARE TRUE!
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So if your gonna spend your time trying to diss a 16 year old how about you go and do something productive.
So let me see if I understand... stereotypes are true. The people in your high school are stereotypical assholes, but you're not. And you are using the accomplishments of someone else to validate your opinion of yourself.





Classic.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:26 AM   #74
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Obviously just mentioning the fact that one has a Harley and doesn't like the "image" that goes along with it, can bring out the beast in others. It doesn't make sense to me. I didn't respond to the flippin finger and I won't strike out here either because you just can't win when dealing with those who are superior in every way.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:01 PM   #75
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Did it occur to you that there is a large segment of the population that think that BMWs are for stuck up nerds? That's right...every time you are riding around on your airhead or oilhead, people are pointing and laughing at you. Are you going to not ride them either because of the "stereotype"??

I would much rather be stereotyped as stuck up nerd than white trash... thats just me though ;-)

On a side note, I ride a Honda... I don't have any of these problems...haha
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