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Old 07-21-2013, 07:13 PM   #106
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Maybe I could give you some tips. You were talking to the chic on the back of the bike, not the rider. Is this the bar you want to set? Granted, I think lots of you guys are gay, cause you choose bikes a woman is not going to want to ride on.
This bullshit again? What a stereotypical gay bashing he-man harley lover. FUCK OFF!
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #107
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Maybe I could give you some tips. You were talking to the chic on the back of the bike, not the rider. Is this the bar you want to set? Granted, I think lots of you guys are gay, cause you choose bikes a woman is not going to want to ride on.
I think that's cause we are trying to pick the bike best suited for the type of riding we want too do, not a social status we are trying personify.

Besides, if you need a certain type of bike to get women you really need to work on your game.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #108
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I think that's cause we are trying to pick the bike best suited for the type of riding we want too do, not a social status we are trying personify.

Besides, if you need a certain type of bike to get women you really need to work on your game.
Did I write that I got a Harley to pick up women? Nope. I said I have a bike that a woman would like to ride on, due to comfort. I just wonder why you guys don't like women.

Maybe I am wrong about you guys. Maybe you are old fashioned. Keep them barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen. They don't need to be on the bike, when you are out with the boys.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #109
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Did I write that I got a Harley to pick up women? Nope. I said I have a bike that a woman would like to ride on, due to comfort. I just wonder why you guys don't like women.

Maybe I am wrong about you guys. Maybe you are old fashioned. Keep them barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen. They don't need to be on the bike, when you are out with the boys.
Oddly I end up with women that are on the back telling me to rev it the fuck out.

They aren't back there for comfort.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #110
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Did I write that I got a Harley to pick up women? Nope. I said I have a bike that a woman would like to ride on, due to comfort. I just wonder why you guys don't like women.

Maybe I am wrong about you guys. Maybe you are old fashioned. Keep them barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen. They don't need to be on the bike, when you are out with the boys.
My wife doesn't ride "bitch" (or whatever mysoginist crap you wanna spew) she has her own bike.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #111
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #112
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I really want that sticker where'd you get it?
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #113
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:04 PM   #114
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This up there with the top 50 dumbshit things I have read here.
So do you blame the gun, or the person who shot it? I bet you are one of the liberals in favor of suing gun companies.

I bet you are one of the liberals in favor of suing gun companies. This is up there with the top 50 dumbass things I've read.

Harley sold/sells a product, that people buy. Other companies have said hey, we want in on it or can improve it. This is how we got cell phones and laptop computers.
What the hell do Halrleys and guns have in common? American values? Are you pissed off the Germans make better bikes AND guns? HD doesn't have a single entry in AMA or MotoGP and the SEALs love H&K.

I've got to give Harley Davidson credit: they know how to make money. By putting people on their bikes, they sell a TON of shirts and thongs.

Most Harley guys I run into are idiots. They know nothing about bikes, they don't even really care about bikes; they just want to look cool. But, I do have a few friends who like them because they're just Harley guys. I get that. I'm a geek, myself. I like odd engine configurations like VW VRs and boxers of any kind and I love the Honda V5. I totally understand the whole visceral thing. It may not perform, but it's a lot of fun. I should have clarified this before. And I may have been a little out of line in the "perfectly fine" comment. For all I know, the poster I responded to has a whole story of how he always wanted a Harley. He was finally able to afford one and he got hooked. So he wanted another one. Maybe he has an F4R, a GSA, and a Diavel in the garage, too. I don't know.

To their credit, Harley Davidson motorcycles perform their intended function very well, and they have shaped the industry. Most owners are weekend cruisers. Their Sportsters and Road Kings and metrics will serve them well. Putt around at a relaxed pace and enjoy yourself.

From a technical standpoint, Harleys are terrible. They look good, but the brakes and suspension are sub par. Let's not balance the engine, let's just use rubber mounts! Let's rubber mount the swingarm so the thing can flex and slip belts around corners because we want a smooth ride on the boulevard for guys to look cool.

I respect what they've done as a business. They were bleeding funds, and they turned around and basically started printing their own money. They have the money and the resources to do something great, and they tried with the Revolution, but fans just don't like it. A shame. I would own a Revolution-powered XR12. Just can't have it. That is a cool bike. They should have explored that in the '80s. If they had, maybe, now, it would have suspension and brakes that work as well as every other brand on the market.

I hated loud pipes when they woke me out of a sound sleep at 3 am. It's stupid. It's pointless. It comes from this biker lifestyle. And it's not all Harleys. Squids are stupid, too. Every group has its idiots. Since the most popular motorcycle is a Harley, it's got the most idiots. IBM created the laptop computer. Why couldn't American ingenuity create a bike worth riding?

Ducati did it right. They had a whole classic brand. You could buy a Paul Smart inspired street bike and love it or buy a state-of-the-art 1098 and set times.

As far as my political affiliations, F- you! I work for the D.O.D. I fix warships. I also know that most of our bill of rights has been violated. Take a look at the document and think of all the news stories that have proven that it's a nice idea, but it isn't really true. Patriot Act?

Liberal vs consertive? This is about bikes and the experience. I have an opinion about HD bikes: they suck. Nice paint and chrome, terrible mechanicals. Prove me wrong. There's a photo on here somewhere of a guy ripping a Road King at a track day. He's just loving what his machine can do... while getting lapped buy guys on proper track bikes. I love his spirit. He's probably a geek like me who like to see things outside of their natural environment.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:00 AM   #115
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You think harleys are terrible because they don't do track days well? :


Do you also think Ferraris are awful because they get bad gas mileage? You're just making the wrong measurement, that's all. Harleys are predominately built for a cruising environment, that is to say, a mode of riding which is not focused on riding as fast as possible. They're built for long distance, which they excel at. Once again, you jumping in with your notions of what a Harley should be is 1) pointless, and 2) stupid. Harley doesn't build a bike you like. OK. Don't buy a harley. They are, however, very well built bikes.

Do you know WHY Harleys shake like that? Because that's what the customers WANT. The paint is nearly unrivaled for a factory paint job. The touring bikes have Brembo ABS, Showa forks (I think), great radios, stock Pirelli rubber, FI, cruise, 6 gears... I mean shit, man, what else do you fucking want on a touring bike? Not everybody out there likes to push the limits of sanity around corners. Some of us like a slower paced, easy going ride. Ain't a goddamn thing wrong with that.


Besides, if wanted to ride a plastic motorcycle, my son has a power wheels... ;)
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:20 AM   #116
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Some of us like a slower paced, easy going ride. Ain't a goddamn thing wrong with that.
I have no problem with this whatsoever, ride your ride and enjoy the day. But please for the love of god please move the fuck over when there is traffic built up behind you, Bike Week Gettysburg was here not long ago, the roads were full of loud ass rolling road blocks as they "enjoyed the ride". Great enjoy your ride and let everybody else enjoy their ride while not being stuck behind you....
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:13 AM   #117
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I would own a Revolution-powered XR12. Just can't have it. That is a cool bike. They should have explored that in the '80s. If they had, maybe, now, it would have suspension and brakes that work as well as every other brand on the market.

I own an 11 XR 1200 X dont you mean Evolution not Revolution. Its a great bike.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:19 AM   #118
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What the hell do Halrleys and guns have in common? American values? Are you pissed off the Germans make better bikes AND guns?
I hated loud pipes
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Can people on this site read?

The post I was quoting was from a guy who was pissed off at Harley. He blamed them for creating the J word cruiser market and for the Harley riders. I wrote back do you blame gun companies for murder.

I don't have any Germans guns. Italian, Austria, Romania, and Turkey, and lots of American. Off hand I can't think of a German company.

Consumer reports stated that BMWs have the worse reliability in the industry. But that is off topic as to you being a liberal.

You will find plenty of off road bikes with loud ass pipes.

I ride Harleys cause they make comfortable touring bikes. BMWs are to small, an I don't like my legs bent back. I don't sit on the couch with my legs bent bike, why would I want to ride 12 hours like that?

Sure when I got to Alaska it would have been fun to have one, but the ride there would have sucked. Still made it two up to the Arctic Circle on one.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #119
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What the hell do Halrleys and guns have in common? American values? Are you pissed off the Germans make better bikes AND guns? HD doesn't have a single entry in AMA or MotoGP and the SEALs love H&K.

I've got to give Harley Davidson credit: they know how to make money. By putting people on their bikes, they sell a TON of shirts and thongs.

Most Harley guys I run into are idiots. They know nothing about bikes, they don't even really care about bikes; they just want to look cool. But, I do have a few friends who like them because they're just Harley guys. I get that. I'm a geek, myself. I like odd engine configurations like VW VRs and boxers of any kind and I love the Honda V5. I totally understand the whole visceral thing. It may not perform, but it's a lot of fun. I should have clarified this before. And I may have been a little out of line in the "perfectly fine" comment. For all I know, the poster I responded to has a whole story of how he always wanted a Harley. He was finally able to afford one and he got hooked. So he wanted another one. Maybe he has an F4R, a GSA, and a Diavel in the garage, too. I don't know.

To their credit, Harley Davidson motorcycles perform their intended function very well, and they have shaped the industry. Most owners are weekend cruisers. Their Sportsters and Road Kings and metrics will serve them well. Putt around at a relaxed pace and enjoy yourself.

From a technical standpoint, Harleys are terrible. They look good, but the brakes and suspension are sub par. Let's not balance the engine, let's just use rubber mounts! Let's rubber mount the swingarm so the thing can flex and slip belts around corners because we want a smooth ride on the boulevard for guys to look cool.

I respect what they've done as a business. They were bleeding funds, and they turned around and basically started printing their own money. They have the money and the resources to do something great, and they tried with the Revolution, but fans just don't like it. A shame. I would own a Revolution-powered XR12. Just can't have it. That is a cool bike. They should have explored that in the '80s. If they had, maybe, now, it would have suspension and brakes that work as well as every other brand on the market.

I hated loud pipes when they woke me out of a sound sleep at 3 am. It's stupid. It's pointless. It comes from this biker lifestyle. And it's not all Harleys. Squids are stupid, too. Every group has its idiots. Since the most popular motorcycle is a Harley, it's got the most idiots. IBM created the laptop computer. Why couldn't American ingenuity create a bike worth riding?

Ducati did it right. They had a whole classic brand. You could buy a Paul Smart inspired street bike and love it or buy a state-of-the-art 1098 and set times.

As far as my political affiliations, F- you! I work for the D.O.D. I fix warships. I also know that most of our bill of rights has been violated. Take a look at the document and think of all the news stories that have proven that it's a nice idea, but it isn't really true. Patriot Act?

Liberal vs consertive? This is about bikes and the experience. I have an opinion about HD bikes: they suck. Nice paint and chrome, terrible mechanicals. Prove me wrong. There's a photo on here somewhere of a guy ripping a Road King at a track day. He's just loving what his machine can do... while getting lapped buy guys on proper track bikes. I love his spirit. He's probably a geek like me who like to see things outside of their natural environment.


I guess I must be out of my natural environment.
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You think harleys are terrible because they don't do track days well? :


Do you also think Ferraris are awful because they get bad gas mileage? You're just making the wrong measurement, that's all. Harleys are predominately built for a cruising environment, that is to say, a mode of riding which is not focused on riding as fast as possible. They're built for long distance, which they excel at. Once again, you jumping in with your notions of what a Harley should be is 1) pointless, and 2) stupid. Harley doesn't build a bike you like. OK. Don't buy a harley. They are, however, very well built bikes.

Do you know WHY Harleys shake like that? Because that's what the customers WANT. The paint is nearly unrivaled for a factory paint job. The touring bikes have Brembo ABS, Showa forks (I think), great radios, stock Pirelli rubber, FI, cruise, 6 gears... I mean shit, man, what else do you fucking want on a touring bike? Not everybody out there likes to push the limits of sanity around corners. Some of us like a slower paced, easy going ride. Ain't a goddamn thing wrong with that.


Besides, if wanted to ride a plastic motorcycle, my son has a power wheels... ;)
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