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post #1 of 92 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a hint from my wife?

So we went to Outback for dinner tonight and I parked the Caddy away from the other cars in the lot.
Come out after dinner and there's a big ass HD parked next to the Caddy. The prego wife gets in while I strap in the snoring 6 year old tornado. i get in the car and the wife looks at me and says, " You see that, now i would ride on that with you." i asked her what was wrong with my old bike and she just rolled her eyes.

WTF, I'm not ready for a Mid-Life crissis bike.

Does this mean I'm never gonna have another sport bike???

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She knows you can't get into trouble with that big lead sled like you can on a sportbike. That seals the deal on what she sees as a non-high perf. bike. I can see it now, she talks you into a HD and then a few years later she no longer likes riding on it and suggest you get a nice minivan or car and sell the bike. Resist the force, you are strong. Saw it start with one of my friends. His wife wants him to get ride of the bike and even told him to by a Porsche instead, why do some women hate men on bikes so much, jealous maybe

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Now I know why I liked your wife. She has GREAT Taste..In bikes anyways

HD is not Mid-Life it's called riding in style.

Bro go test ride one and you will see. It's a whole different ride I guarantee.

Might be a little hard for ya being so short, but can be done.


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TRAITOR!!! DOn't give up the rocket!!! Just get the HD to be a stablemate. I can't say I wouldn't own a Harley, but I love the sportbike too much to have a HD as my only bike. +1 Chey about riding in style... SOme of them are comfy... and some of them (sportster) are like riding giant vibrators LOL.

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Chicks like that piss me off, or anyone that things harley is better because it's a "harley" If i bought a V twin thats a honda, will it suck cuz it doesn't say harley, or will it be a kewl bike cuz it doesn't have plastics?? A majority of these people even dont own a motorcycle.

Will it make a difference if shes on back? If she loved being on a bike, she would be on one 24/7. If you had a scooter and she pointed at a real motorcycle then, ya, i can see a difference.
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It's something in the H2O down there. Industrial runoff or some pesticide. It rots your brains.

You better move before something permanent happens.
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The ole lady has good taste. You'll be my next convert.

Your Satan himself, I swear to ..........God

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Just ask HDTony how much money 4 & 6 took from him, to make his run like......a motorcycle I'm sure he's dumped into that bike at least 6K, of course he'll deny it, but ask him what he has had done to it and do the math yourself. As for Chey, he'll be paying for his and his mods for the next 5 to 10 years So he just got his mid life crisis bike and payments early. If the wifey wants something comfortable, show her some nice sport-tourer you can pick up for under 10G's, and will out handle, out run any known stock HDs and most modded out HDs, and you can take off the luggage and still play silly bugger on the track if you so desire. But, if you have this desire for owning a HD for the only reason "just because" go for it and enjoy your purchase, but please don't tell me it's a "great ride" you can tell me it's a "piece of Americana Rick" that I'll understand

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HD is not Mid-Life it's called riding in style. " Who do you think your fooling?"

Bro go test ride one and you will see. It's a whole different ride I guarantee. " After spending at least 4G's to make it ride "
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Might be a little hard for ya being so short, but can be done.

Haha ... Ok ok is this quote by Chey only funny to ME ?

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Just ask HDTony how much money 4 & 6 took from him, to make his run like......a motorcycle I'm sure he's dumped into that bike at least 6K, of course he'll deny it, but ask him what he has had done to it and do the math yourself. As for Chey, he'll be paying for his and his mods for the next 5 to 10 years So he just got his mid life crisis bike and payments early. If the wifey wants something comfortable, show her some nice sport-tourer you can pick up for under 10G's, and will out handle, out run any known stock HDs and most modded out HDs, and you can take off the luggage and still play silly bugger on the track if you so desire. But, if you have this desire for owning a HD for the only reason "just because" go for it and enjoy your purchase, but please don't tell me it's a "great ride" you can tell me it's a "piece of Americana Rick" that I'll understand

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Rick its a cruiser I dont care what out runs or out handles it. its not that kind of riding. And yes I dumped at least 5 grand into mine, but thats only becasue I wanted to, it didnt need it at all. I do that with every bike I own, hell I dumped money into the busa becaseu I felt it needed more power. I've owned 15 different bikes overt he years inclusing every big brand out there. None compare to the harley in comfort and style. That is all.




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Ohhhhh I can see this becoming a circular thread, where it goes around and around, to the debate on what's more stylized, what's more comfortable. To me cruising is super slabbing, which has all the charm of a unlanced boil. Yep it was fun crusing at 80 on the slab from Flagstaf to Phoenix on an Electraglide, just not the type of ride I like doing, was fun hauling that beast thru the twisties on Alt 89 between Jermone and Sedona? Nope, that was freaking work The whole time I'm thinking "This road was made for the FZR or the St3" Crusing on the Vrod wasn't comfortable it just hurt, crusing on the Sportster, not a whole lot better. The Electraglide was comfortable, but so is the ST3, and the ST3 is a hell lot more fun in the tight stuff. As for styling crusier, don't get my juices flowing

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Ohhhhh I can see this becoming a circular thread, where it goes around and around, to the debate on what's more stylized, what's more comfortable. To me cruising is super slabbing, which has all the charm of a unlanced boil. Yep it was fun crusing at 80 on the slab from Flagstaf to Phoenix on an Electraglide, just not the type of ride I like doing, was fun hauling that beast thru the twisties on Alt 89 between Jermone and Sedona? Nope, that was freaking work The whole time I'm thinking "This road was made for the FZR or the St3" Crusing on the Vrod wasn't comfortable it just hurt, crusing on the Sportster, not a whole lot better. The Electraglide was comfortable, but so is the ST3, and the ST3 is a hell lot more fun in the tight stuff. As for styling crusier, don't get my juices flowing

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Harleys are great. They are cool, can look phenominal, can be fast, popular with the non-riders and chicks dig em'. But as for being a good bang for your buck they are probably the worst out there. They just don't provide enough of what I need out of a bike. I like good looks, good brakes, comfort, handling, speed and reliability all in one package at a minimal cost. Harley can't provide this, so I shop elsewhere.

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I like good looks, good brakes, comfort, handling, speed and reliability all in one package at a minimal cost. Harley can't provide this, so I shop elsewhere.
Before someone gets on my case about this...

I don't mean that Harleys don't provide any of those attributes. I mean to say that a Harley can't provide them all at the same time. To improve on one you must take away from another. I'm sure you can have it all, but it will cost more than a lot of people make in a year.

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Harleys are great. They are cool, can look phenominal, can be fast, popular with the non-riders and chicks dig em'. But as for being a good bang for your buck they are probably the worst out there. They just don't provide enough of what I need out of a bike. I like good looks, good brakes, comfort, handling, speed and reliability all in one package at a minimal cost. Harley can't provide this, so I shop elsewhere.

+1... I guess it is about $$$. I can afford one, and I love it. Would I get another Sport Bike someday ? Absolutely... I love them also they are a rush to ride... , at this point in my life, I like the Harley. I guess it is the "narrow minded live in their own bubble" peeps that irritate me and bash Harleys or Cruisers in general, without realizing that there are alot of riders here that enjoy the Cruiser type of ride, and yes it is a total different type of ride. Its meant to be.. period. But dont rip on Cruisers because you personaly dont like them. Appreciate the difference and accentuate the positive. Dont look at the negatives, but then again everything is negative to them. Thanks for your optimistic view on cruisers DR. its refreshing..

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I don't know why this had to turn into harley vs jap bike, who knows if the wife could even tell the difference between a harley and a jap bagger.
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Ugh..again...
You got to give him credit, it used to be only one bike worthy of riding in his motorcylce prejudice laden everyone should ride the same bike as me rants, now its two.




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I don't know why this had to turn into harley vs jap bike, who knows if the wife could even tell the difference between a harley and a jap bagger.
Its not really one against the other, I like all bikes, Rick can just never let it go that some people might like to ride a different road or a different bike then him.




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Its not really one against the other, I like all bikes, Rick can just never let it go that some people might like to ride a different road or a different bike then him.

Nawwww it's my complete lack of comprehension, why riders that I know, knowledgeable, talented (you three, Tony, Greg & Chey) would try to sell me on the joys of HD, I just don't get. I try to be openminded as possible ( I realize you guys don't think that) but, I'm the one throwing a fair hunk of change down everytime I go out of town to rent these machines, to figure out what I'm missing. What I don't like is the "herd" mentality, it annoys me to no end. I have never been a fan of BS pop culture, and in my eyes that is what HD has done to motorcycling, made it pop culture. I ride for the pure joy of it. Yep, I have my favorite labels, but I'm not a slave to them, when I was shopping to replace the FZR, I was looking at everything...even HD, I did a fair amount of soul searching, what kind of ride did I want, walked in to CC with the determination that the Interceptor with ABS and luggage was the bike for me, walked out with the ST3, because I had a "Zen" moment while sitting on it, and the price was good too! Did you guys experience the same moment while buying your bikes, did the "machine" speak to you? I can honestly say, any bike that has "spoken" to me I have always had a great time on it, whether it was a CB350, RZ350, FZR600, all great machines in my eyes, I felt like it was an extentsion of my body.

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