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Old 10-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #17686
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They're building overweight underpowered barges to stroke the egos of all the Sonny Barger wannabes who don their Harley Pirate Costumes on sunny days and cruise at 15 under the speed limit showing off how bad and macho they are. Performance isn't critical as long as they can set off the alarms of the parked vehicles they pass.

I have fun making them look silly with my little 400 pound 650 twin.

You truly are an ignorant fuck
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:56 PM   #17687
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #17688
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blah, blah and freaking blah

Where to start?

(more pics - less "enlightenment")



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Old 10-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #17689
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The Ducati Diavel is what H-D SHOULD have designed. They got rid of Buell because he was more intelligent than all of the H-D engineers put together.
i love ducati's. including my '78 darmah. some day, i will own a gt1000 or an ss/sp or a multi-strada. or all three. but, the diavel is one sorry eyesore - i don't care if it's a nice ride, if it hurts me to look at it, i am not interested.

my buell s2, w/upgraded internals from the later buells, and race kit, makes 90hp/90ft-lbs torque at the rear wheel, and it's a hoot to ride. i never rode a sportster, but i can't imagine, at ~150lbs heavier and much less sophisticated suspension, that it would be as fun. i agree that erik buell was too good for h-d. the fact that h-d refused to sell the company when they had a willing buyer shows how spiteful they were. i have ridden a heritage softail, and to be honest, my gen-1 scion xb is more fun to drive than the softail is to ride. not sure what the fascination is w/those bikes...

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:27 PM   #17690
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i love ducati's. including my '78 darmah. some day, i will own a gt1000 or an ss/sp or a multi-strada. or all three. but, the diavel is one sorry eyesore - i don't care if it's a nice ride, if it hurts me to look at it, i am not interested.

my buell s2, w/upgraded internals from the later buells, and race kit, makes 90hp/90ft-lbs torque at the rear wheel, and it's a hoot to ride. i never rode a sportster, but i can't imagine, at ~150lbs heavier and much less sophisticated suspension, that it would be as fun. i agree that erik buell was too good for h-d. the fact that h-d refused to sell the company when they had a willing buyer shows how spiteful they were. i have ridden a heritage softail, and to be honest, my gen-1 scion xb is more fun to drive than the softail is to ride. not sure what the fascination is w/those bikes...

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I've ridden a friend's Lightning 12ss with the rear chopped down to the seat. I'm 6'4" and felt like a gorilla riding a coconut. That thing is so short and stumpy. It's got a wheelbase 6" shorter than my Husky...

I sat on a Diavel Carbon the other day, and that thing is like a giant football with handlebars. I've never sat on a bike that felt so big around in the tank area.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:45 PM   #17691
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You truly are an ignorant fuck
And you make a living selling H-Ds to those I commented upon.

All of this silliness didn't exist when I began riding in 1960. Most everyone got along then. I owned a '38 ULH and an Indian at times. But I was just another motorcyclist in a society that didn't really care who rode what. We did field meets where it didn't matter what anyone rode. Not until Easyrider and all of the exploitation films came out and divided the motorcycling community. The AMA didn't help, either. They just drove a wedge in between H-D and everyone else who was progressing technologically. I still remember when 750 H-Ds were getting their asses handed to them by 350 Yamahas. H-D paid good money to Porsche to design the VR1000, a concept they didn't have the expertise to develop into a competitive contender. Even today, H-D is having problems on dirt track from the Ducatis and Kawasakis who are blowing away the old XR750s. All they can depend on today is the outlaw image of those who still believe in the Harley fairy tale.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:46 PM   #17692
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I've ridden a friend's Lightning 12ss with the rear chopped down to the seat. I'm 6'4" and felt like a gorilla riding a coconut. That thing is so short and stumpy. It's got a wheelbase 6" shorter than my Husky...

I sat on a Diavel Carbon the other day, and that thing is like a giant football with handlebars. I've never sat on a bike that felt so big around in the tank area.
at 6'-0",, i actually fit on the newer fuel-in-frame buells quite nicely. (tho i am not sure i would like having one chopped down to the seat - not much room to move around, then.) but, the older tube frame buells like my thunderbolt are certainly more roomy. i have a relative who is also ~6'-4", and he has no issues riding my s2...


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Old 10-26-2012, 10:46 PM   #17693
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Hey Folkinride !

Are you the guy on the KTM that crashed outside of the Gang Ranch last year (on the BCBTR) ???

You are one tough amigo ! How are the ribs ??.

PM me and I can give you a play by play. (Only guy behind you - omg )

Hope you did some good KM's this awesome summer. Ride safe.

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Back to the fluff.....
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #17694
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"the guy on the KTM that crashed outside of the Gang Ranch last year (on the BCBTR)"

That would be me - not my finest moment! Picked the wrong 10 meters to gaze around and smell the roses!
All good now, but 4 days in Williams Lake hospital was, uh, interesting.

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:48 PM   #17695
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"So, uh... I think I found the maximum lean angle of the bike. It's seventeen degrees."
My protractor says that's 35 degrees, but I'm thinking that the angle of the bike, turning away from photog may have affected that.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:33 AM   #17696
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Where to start?

(more pics - less "enlightenment")



This might get you going
She has dirty knees.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:25 AM   #17697
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She has dirty knees.
If Mr. Bird dumps it, she ain't gonna have knees.

WTF was she thinking? "I'm going to hop on Jimmy's bike wearing beach clothes while he is dressed for the crash"
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:29 AM   #17698
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She has dirty knees.
Somewhere up in the woods a few minutes earlier you could probably heard "squeal like a pig"
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:01 AM   #17699
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If Mr. Bird dumps it, she ain't gonna have knees.

WTF was she thinking? "I'm going to hop on Jimmy's bike wearing beach clothes while he is dressed for the crash"
She was hard at work in the Mini-Mart down the street when that stud offered her a ride.
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And you make a living selling H-Ds to those I commented upon.

All of this silliness didn't exist when I began riding in 1960. Most everyone got along then. I owned a '38 ULH and an Indian at times. But I was just another motorcyclist in a society that didn't really care who rode what. We did field meets where it didn't matter what anyone rode. Not until Easyrider and all of the exploitation films came out and divided the motorcycling community. The AMA didn't help, either. They just drove a wedge in between H-D and everyone else who was progressing technologically. I still remember when 750 H-Ds were getting their asses handed to them by 350 Yamahas. H-D paid good money to Porsche to design the VR1000, a concept they didn't have the expertise to develop into a competitive contender. Even today, H-D is having problems on dirt track from the Ducatis and Kawasakis who are blowing away the old XR750s. All they can depend on today is the outlaw image of those who still believe in the Harley fairy tale.
YOU are contributing to the split. So either shut the fuck up, or shut the fuck up.
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