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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 05:44 AM
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Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Physician: heal thyself! If you would like...

Physician: heal thyself!

If you would like to meet somewhere IRL for me to tell you your HD sucks, I can meet you at Keystone HD in Parryville, PA. I usually get home from work around 6PM, or we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Hey, it's your lucky day: I've done that!

Hey, it's your lucky day: I've done that!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Looking back over a few replies, the data is...

Looking back over a few replies, the data is consistent with my theory of 'douchebag concentration'

The West is more friendly than the East, IME.
The South is more friendly than the North, IME....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12,769
Views: 1,034,717
Posted By steve68steve
That's funny, right there - I don't care who you...

That's funny, right there - I don't care who you are.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFlCD5CYAcU)
:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Hey ruin, I just quoted you because you made me...

Hey ruin, I just quoted you because you made me think of the "regional" thing - didn't mean to put anything on you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,233
Posted By steve68steve
The fallacy in your argument here is called...

The fallacy in your argument here is called "false dichotomy."

I also think you're being a little hyperbolic: speeders driving cars outnumber police. People texting in their cars outnumber...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Holy crap - that's the other thing I learned...

Holy crap - that's the other thing I learned about HD on this forum (if not entirely in this thread): People assume all people are like the people they themselves know.

I think that's a big part...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,233
Posted By steve68steve
How is it anything BUT being lazy? If loud pipes...

How is it anything BUT being lazy? If loud pipes are illegal, then pull over guys who have loud pipes. Pulling everyone over to verify their innocence is an presumption of guilt, and an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
I did. I don't think HD should try branching...

I did.

I don't think HD should try branching out from cruisers anymore.... and I strongly felt they should before this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,233
Posted By steve68steve
Your point seems to be that since an adulterated...

Your point seems to be that since an adulterated Constitution is still a Constitution, no one has grounds to lament.

I believe the USC was founded on certain principles, and some of those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,233
Posted By steve68steve
The federal gov't has gained a HUGE amount of...

The federal gov't has gained a HUGE amount of power since the Constitution was ratified. They use the interstate commerce clause to insert themselves everywhere, and the threat of repealing funding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,233
Posted By steve68steve
I know many people who have principled attitudes...

I know many people who have principled attitudes towards freedom and liberty who are very lawful and civic-minded. Some are even public servants.

I don't think you were trying to paint with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
I thought the downturn was caused by a bubble...

I thought the downturn was caused by a bubble which got huge (the "roaring" 20's) due to the Fed manipulating interest rates.

I don't think the Federal Reserve = "free market", even in the absence...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-13-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27,668
Views: 1,257,385
Posted By steve68steve
Well, my disposable income just grew a little so...

Well, my disposable income just grew a little so now I'm eyeing one of the Super Teneres no one is buying. Hence, goodbye WeeStrom.

:evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27,668
Views: 1,257,385
Posted By steve68steve
Shameless, self-promoting cross-posts - my DL650...

Shameless, self-promoting cross-posts - my DL650 is for sale in the flea market:

LINK to nice bike priced to move. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1036705)

2012 DL650 ADV, 21kmi,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
You have read the last few pages wrong. The...

You have read the last few pages wrong. The current whine isn't that HD should "drop what they're doing and change their product line" at all. The current lament is that they don't make bikes some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,233
Posted By steve68steve
1. Cops stopping lawful middle-class people for...

1. Cops stopping lawful middle-class people for a broken tail light doesn't make good TV. They take the worst/ most violent/ craziest interactions and splice them together to make an "interesting"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Lol. I guess it was too subtle...

Lol.

I guess it was too subtle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Your analogy is not analogous: it questions why...

Your analogy is not analogous: it questions why car companies don't build motorcycles. An analogy would be, "why doesn't Toyota build a (choose one: sporty sedan, light truck, minivan, electric car,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Where did you get that? He said he'd love to...

Where did you get that? He said he'd love to ride a Harley, but they don't make one he likes/ can afford.

He doesn't hate them, is not blaming or criticizing them for running their business as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 07:29 PM
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Views: 2,090,135
Posted By steve68steve
"There's no such thing as 'bad weather,' only...

"There's no such thing as 'bad weather,' only 'inappropriate clothing.'"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,437
Posted By steve68steve
Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, I'll be the...

Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, I'll be the first to confess:

I'm a WD-40 guy. It's a great cleaner, and very light oil. It's pretty clean (fling), doesn't attract a lot of dirt (wax/ oil...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,169
Posted By steve68steve
Man, we are twins separated at birth... but...

Man, we are twins separated at birth... but you're an inch taller.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,636
Posted By steve68steve
Yamaha Super Tenere has traction control. ...

Yamaha Super Tenere has traction control.

There have been amazing deals on leftover 12's and 13's still sitting at dealerships: in the $9000-ish range, even.

That's cheaper than a new VStrom. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35,965
Views: 9,248,881
Posted By steve68steve
:D That's funny, right there. I don't care...

:D
That's funny, right there. I don't care who you are...

Re: boobs, well... NSFW language:

http://youtu.be/wmnxF_WTOgg?t=4m14s
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Points very clearly made - that's well said, IMO.

Points very clearly made - that's well said, IMO.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 10:06 PM
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Posted By steve68steve
Because they are still worth more, and more loved.

Because they are still worth more, and more loved.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
:rofl Hater!!

:rofl


Hater!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Wait, here's a better analogy: An...

Wait, here's a better analogy:

An established company that does what they do well,
has terrific marketing and brand ID,
has a loyal customer base paying a premium for the their products, ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
This would be a better analogy if Porsche was the...

This would be a better analogy if Porsche was the only car company in America, and sitting back on their sportscar laurels while Toyoda, Nissan, and Honda were selling crap loads of pickup trucks in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
I'd clarify: they didn't, BECAUSE they didn't. ...

I'd clarify: they didn't, BECAUSE they didn't. With the XR, the VRod, Buell...

Cruiser-loving existing customers don't know what to make of them, corporate seems uncommitted, so dealers don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10,022
Views: 2,090,135
Posted By steve68steve
You can tell how long it's been since I've done...

You can tell how long it's been since I've done any maintenance by how dirty my bike is: filth is my "check engine" light. I hate working on dirty equipment.

I think the more you love...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about!!! HD...

Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about!!!

HD "traditional" guys may not know what to make of this bike... but a line of bikes like this would pull in a lot more new HD riders, IMO... but only if HD...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Holy Schnikees!!! Do you know how long I've...

Holy Schnikees!!!

Do you know how long I've tried to get exactly that info from an HD salesperson and their website?

Huh, I thought they only had 2 engines: the 883 and whatever they bigger one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
FWIW, I don't know how you got "HD hate" out of...

FWIW, I don't know how you got "HD hate" out of that - I was actually asking. I know that printed text lacks tone, but don't make the mistake of assuming "bashing tone" where none is intended. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
I'm not sure I'd count a trike as "a fourth kind...

I'm not sure I'd count a trike as "a fourth kind of bike." It's not even a "bike" at all, and it's just converted from one of the others.

What's the standard - the Sportster?
The cruiser line? I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
I share this attitude: HD does motorcycles well...

I share this attitude: HD does motorcycles well in the USA. They do the marketing well, they have a loyal following. People will buy T-shirts, mugs, even pickup trucks that say "Harley" on them......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
As do their riders. Chicken/egg thing, maybe?

As do their riders. Chicken/egg thing, maybe?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
I think a good percentage of riders are on ADV...

I think a good percentage of riders are on ADV bikes BECAUSE they fit taller riders. It has very little to do with ADV riding - this is why so many people never take their ADV bikes off-road, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 66,599
Posted By steve68steve
Fair points - I was just trying to offer a...

Fair points - I was just trying to offer a possible perspective. I think many people (I'm probably one of them) equate "ADV" with adventure touring and the machines made with a nod to these...
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