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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-04-2004, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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something i have noticed from the members on this board and cruisers

i noticed more and more experanced riders going to cruisers of all makes and models.

sure its a change and a differant ride, i understand it, hell i might be getting a goldwing, or a custom chopper.

times change and so do our likes.

but remember a differant bike doesnt change the person you are.

2wheels brothers are still 2wheel brothers, and a group ride with sportbikes and cruisers as this site has always been cool with and me personally.

its a GREAT thing to promote then some of the rocket groups and cruiser groups that only allow there own kind.

we as CLSB diverse members rock!



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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-04-2004, 10:46 AM
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Hell ya, although I have a tendency to deafen the people behind me with my pipes

I love seeing the groups mixed, thats one of my goals for my lif is to get rid of the sportbike verses cruiser brand of racism in the world




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Hell ya, although I have a tendency to deafen the people behind me with my pipes

I love seeing the groups mixed, thats one of my goals for my lif is to get rid of the sportbike verses cruiser brand of racism in the world


ABSOLUTELY!!!!! everytime I allow Tony to ride with me the noise comin' from those damn pipes makes it sound like there's something wrong with my bike. But I still ride with him.


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Hell ya, although I have a tendency to deafen the people behind me with my pipes

I love seeing the groups mixed, thats one of my goals for my lif is to get rid of the sportbike verses cruiser brand of racism in the world

Some of my best friends ride cruisers.

no really, I have a friend with a Harley(I have no idea what model), it's so loud I can't even hear my ZX-9 when we ride together. Good times.

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but remember a differant bike doesnt change the person you are.
Sure it does. Take 1 girl and add one harley and you get: instant dirty hairy armpit girl!

I will stick to the f4i for now.
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Sure it does. Take 1 girl and add one harley and you get: instant dirty hairy armpit girl!

I will stick to the f4i for now.
Awwwww....did someone get beat up by a girl on a Harley?

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Sure it does. Take 1 girl and add one harley and you get: instant dirty hairy armpit girl!

I will stick to the f4i for now.
Sloroll... sounds like someone's been bit by the jealousy bug!

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i noticed more and more experanced riders going to cruisers of all makes and models.
As the saying goes "The older you get the faster you were."

I'll have my cruiser on order along with my walker. I still have about 40 years left in me before I go the old man route.

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I belong to group Chicago cruisers I'm the only one with sportbike.I'll take that back Fz to one guy sold his yamaha hybrid sport cruiser.I wish could afford have both like to get that Victory "hammer". That not going happen unless win lotto.

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Riders DO get older, slow down, want to just enjoy the ride, and relent and buy "straight line" cruiser bikes (this is the midwest, after all). I can understand.

But not me.

I ride a bike for a lot of reasons, but the main buzz for me after all these years is handling, agility, cornering, and acceleration.

I ride cruisers occassionally, and all I can think to myself while riding them is "no freakin' way!" The riding position always feels immediately goofy and un-natural to me- I hate having my feet forward, and the farther away/more remote from the front end I am, the less feel I have for it. Very disconcerting. I also am constantly aware of the lack of ground clearance and scraping vs. a sport bike, and find it takes away from some of the enjoyment of the ride. Just doesn't do it for me, not nearly enough to ever buy one. They're just too compromised in the wrong direction for me. Sport bikes just feel like home to me, even when I just sit on them at the annual show. I currently ride a CBR1100XX, and don't see myself wanting anything less sport oriented- I'll adapt and modify that baby for longer distances before I'd ever change my "bike lifestyle"!
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cruisers are great-

BUT, the thing that has always bothered me is that they dont perform very well on the whole, very few bikes like that work well, from a performance standpoint, from a fun stand point they are a blast for around here, what we all need is a GIXXERBUSALOUNGER- ONE THIRD GIXXER, ONE THIRD BUSA
AND ONE THIRD BARCALOUNGER. horsepower and comfort and performance all in one!

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Riders DO get older, slow down, want to just enjoy the ride, and relent and buy "straight line" cruiser bikes (this is the midwest, after all). I can understand.

But not me.

I ride a bike for a lot of reasons, but the main buzz for me after all these years is handling, agility, cornering, and acceleration.

I ride cruisers occassionally, and all I can think to myself while riding them is "no freakin' way!" The riding position always feels immediately goofy and un-natural to me- I hate having my feet forward, and the farther away/more remote from the front end I am, the less feel I have for it. Very disconcerting. I also am constantly aware of the lack of ground clearance and scraping vs. a sport bike, and find it takes away from some of the enjoyment of the ride. Just doesn't do it for me, not nearly enough to ever buy one. They're just too compromised in the wrong direction for me. Sport bikes just feel like home to me, even when I just sit on them at the annual show. I currently ride a CBR1100XX, and don't see myself wanting anything less sport oriented- I'll adapt and modify that baby for longer distances before I'd ever change my "bike lifestyle"!
I love the point of where the feet are. I don't like that feeling either. I feel I would try to find a middle but I must have that sportbike position. I actually feel safer that way. Oh well.
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