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Old 10-23-2010, 02:41 PM   #15
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Alaska
Oddometer: 89
I feel a bike can just look right . . . intrinsically . . . it just does. You know it when you see it.

But I also think your experience . . . on the road . . . or some other subliminal previous experience connects you to the vision of the bike . . . has a lot to do with it (even if you haven’t actually seen that particular bike/model previously before.) Whether it was Steve McQueen getting air time over a barbed wire fence or my “round about” on a Daytona 500 after a year in hell as a medic in the mountains of Vietnam and Laos . . . 1950-75 triumphs just look right. I still have her . . . maintenance nightmare that she is. Choke her, kick her hard, smell her, ride her, listen to the ring, feel the vibration . . . and it’s just right ( I think I’m still talking about my triumph )

Having said that . . . A Norton like my Dad was my first choice . . . SF dealer couldn’t get one . . . and I just had to get out on the road after waste waiting the summer. Either ride is equally just right. But then my R1100 GS is sooo ugly and heavy . . . it just right too.
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