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Old May 11th, 2015, 10:38 AM   #41
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He may be right in claiming he's not gay with touring cases on his bike. What he is, though, is another typical dumba$$ on a POS Harley. The country is crawling with them, unfortunately.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 05:03 AM   #42
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"Love your bikes, was thinking of trading mine in for 4 of them"
Classic! I'll remember this one
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Old May 26th, 2015, 09:41 AM   #43
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i Have owned my Hyper since saturday 3 days, and 3 different people have already asked : "is it brand new?, wow, how much did it cost?" .

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Old May 27th, 2015, 07:55 PM   #44
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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"
Tyipcal Masshole douche bags....they don't only ride Harley's thought....
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Old May 28th, 2015, 07:48 AM   #45
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It's just depressing to see all this trash talk...bikers come in all types. How much less snobby is the guy with the latest, greatest superbike? Or any "BMW ueber Alles" type? Ever seen a "Japanschrott, Nein Danke" sticker on one? (That's "Japanese junk, no thanks" if you don't know German).

I used to have a similar attitude. Harleys are junk, yadda yadda. Then I bought one (used) and rode it 6000 miles in ten days to Florida and back, with the wifey on the back. It was flawless.

I know plenty of HD riders who also own and like other makes. I still think my '06 Road Glide (w/ABS, cruise control, stereo and footboards F&R) is the best two-wheeled choice for traveling any distance on our Interstate highways.
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Old May 28th, 2015, 08:22 AM   #46
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plus one, zippy. if they ride two wheels, they are part of the tribe, full stop.
i really don't care which kind of bike they prefer, and those preferences can vary over time and place. i've ridden Harley and it was comfy, but i wore the hell out of the floor boards - in tight turns it needed to be (nearly) stopped, turned slowly, then re-accelerated again... didn't suit my personal preferences, but i really enjoyed the group ride.
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Old May 28th, 2015, 01:52 PM   #47
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plus one, zippy. if they ride two wheels, they are part of the tribe, full stop.
i really don't care which kind of bike they prefer, and those preferences can vary over time and place. i've ridden Harley and it was comfy, but i wore the hell out of the floor boards - in tight turns it needed to be (nearly) stopped, turned slowly, then re-accelerated again... didn't suit my personal preferences, but i really enjoyed the group ride.
Yep, with you both on this. Heck, I don't even care if there is a motor. If your ride has 2 wheels I will wave, or nod if my hands are busy.
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Old May 28th, 2015, 02:35 PM   #48
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It's just depressing to see all this trash talk...bikers come in all types. How much less snobby is the guy with the latest, greatest superbike? Or any "BMW ueber Alles" type? Ever seen a "Japanschrott, Nein Danke" sticker on one? (That's "Japanese junk, no thanks" if you don't know German).

I used to have a similar attitude. Harleys are junk, yadda yadda. Then I bought one (used) and rode it 6000 miles in ten days to Florida and back, with the wifey on the back. It was flawless.

I know plenty of HD riders who also own and like other makes. I still think my '06 Road Glide (w/ABS, cruise control, stereo and footboards F&R) is the best two-wheeled choice for traveling any distance on our Interstate highways.
You're off-base. They are clearly talking about the assholes on the bikes, not the choice of bikes. I shake my head at retards on sport bikes more than any other platform but, I still like the sports and will probably own one again.

This clearly wasn't a case of blatant HD stereotyping/ discrimination, which you are condemning.
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Old May 28th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #49
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The oddest thing anyone has every said to me about my gear is when hugging a friend of mine. She said 'it feels like I'm hugging a beetle' when I had full leathers and a spine protector on.

Funniest thing anyone has ever said about my bike? 'I'd never ride one 'cause I know I'd kill myself' - like somehow bikers head out the door with a death wish every day?
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Old May 28th, 2015, 04:11 PM   #50
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My favorite question from friends and co-workers:

Q: "How did you talk your wife into letting you get a motorcycle?!"
A: "I didn't ask her."

But, seriously. Unless it's just a cover for being timid about riding (often the case), that's such a selfish stance for a significant other to have. Some people - like my mother-in-law - seriously only see a coffin on two wheels. If you approach your first bike with the intention of doing stand-up wheelies the first day out, it's probably gonna end ugly (speaking from experience). But for those of us that survive the young and stupid years and keep riding, you develop a deep respect for all the limits that surround motorcycling: the bike, road conditions, other drivers, you, etc.

They say operating manuals for aircraft are written in blood. One way or another, you learn from mistakes...it just helps if they aren't all your mistakes.
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