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Old March 21st, 2015, 04:25 PM   #31
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First day I rode my new Hyper to work a few weeks ago I'm pulling off my helmet in the parking lot next to the bike. Fat fellow employee who is THE stereotypical Harley rider saunters up and starts giving the bike the once over. "Ducati, huh?" I really don't want to engage this moron in any kind of conversation because simply talking to him means you're dropping IQ points by the minute so I simply say, "Yep". He snorts a couple of times and then proclaims, "Kinda cool looking, but I wouldn't be caught dead riding a Jap bike" and waddles off.
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 09:35 AM   #32
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..."Kinda cool looking, but I wouldn't be caught dead riding a Jap bike" and waddles off.
Nice!

I took a shot at my cousin last week when he commented on wanting a Harley. I said, "Hmmmm...well, I suppose you could pull out the engine and put it in your snowblower, so long as you don't care if the blower ever runs right again".

He was not impressed

[p.s. I don't actually dislike Harleys or those who ride them, but I won't pass up a chance to make a wise crack ]
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:40 PM   #33
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You have to distinguish the class of Harley driver. I dig choppers and will probably build one some day (with zero HD parts, I'm sure). But lets talk about the typical Florida HD rider- a comment like a Japan sourced Duc is about on par. They see a doo-rag and goatee with a sun damaged bar whore rolling on an electra-glide and think, "that's cool. I want a bike. And helmets are lame."
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Old March 24th, 2015, 02:50 AM   #34
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"...it would be funny if under all that gear he was just a hot chick..." not that he was wrong about it being funny, but you should have seen his face when I took my helmet off..he then asked me, " .... aww sexy what's the colour of your bike ...." really ??? what you can't see it ?? are you that dumb, and i'm blonde!


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Old March 24th, 2015, 05:49 PM   #35
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"I'd love to get a bike, but I know what I'm like - I'd kill myself"

What, so by getting on a bike it means your common sense goes on vacation?
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Old March 27th, 2015, 03:51 PM   #36
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A sligthly alcool inhibed chap met at gas station was arguing that my bike was Japanese made. And he kept arguing despite the fact that I've told him it's Italian. 8/
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Old March 27th, 2015, 04:00 PM   #37
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I assume he wasn't on his Harley?!?
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Old March 27th, 2015, 04:25 PM   #38
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I doubt it. Hopefully he was only driving his feet home.
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Old May 11th, 2015, 06:13 AM   #39
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Years back I had one of the first, at the time, Joe Rocket mesh jackets in silver. A guy at a gas station asked me if it was one of those metal shark-safe jackets that divers use. I said, "Absolutely! It's heavy but is protective and puts on a wicked spark show if I ever go down."
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Old May 11th, 2015, 06:19 AM   #40
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Got one this past Sunday from a couple Harley Riders on 883s... Was riding on Cape Cod, downtown Hyannis. I was parked having a coffee and a R1200GS parks next to me. I'm standing off to the side sipping away having a smoke, he's staring at me and my bike as well as the Bimmer.

"At least I'm not a faggot and don't have boxes on my bike"

-Normally, I'd just ignore it, but since this was said while looking at me, I took offence. Like I said normally I keep my mouth shut, but... I said back.

"Love your bikes, was thinking of trading mine in for 4 of them"
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