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Old 03-17-2012, 02:09 PM   #4756
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"Why would you want to ride a motorcycle in the rain?"
if i get asked that i just say i need to get to work. and dont bother with a car
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:57 AM   #4757
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What country is this from? Is this available with subtitles?

Umm, he's from somewhere up in the hills (billies) of NC, in the vicinity of Smokey Mountain National Park. He lives or lived close to Robbinsville, NC, sounds like. No subtitles. He's an American, and speaks English, albeit with a.... shall we say...hilly accent...
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:59 AM   #4758
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So what? It's not the same motor that was made in 1940s. Like anything else it's been improved over the years. I don't get why some people are so stuck on bringing up that it's "1940's technology".
Actually, everything pre-EVO was 1930s technology. The 1936 EL bottom end was essentially the same as a shovelhead's.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #4759
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While stopped at the pedestrian cross walk on SE Hawthorne Blvd, a totally whacked meth-hippy walks past me while I am on my modded Enfield Bullet cafe':

Pedestrian: "Yo Bro, sweet ride."
Me: "Thanks"
Pedestrian: "Too bad it's not a real bike like a Harley."
Me: "I know. Poor me. I wish I were walking too."
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:46 PM   #4760
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Actually, everything pre-EVO was 1930s technology. The 1936 EL bottom end was essentially the same as a shovelhead's.
And another thing, Marilyn Monroe's body was pre 1940 technology...

I guess some things can be replicated by new technology but is it really that much of an improvement?
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #4761
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While stopped at the pedestrian cross walk on SE Hawthorne Blvd, a totally whacked meth-hippy walks past me while I am on my modded Enfield Bullet cafe':

Pedestrian: "Yo Bro, sweet ride."
Me: "Thanks"
Pedestrian: "Too bad it's not a real bike like a Harley."
Me: "I know. Poor me. I wish I were walking too."
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:13 PM   #4762
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Standing in a park in monkey suits getting pics taken for my BIL's wedding, the local HOG chapter comes past on a weekend ride-out. Mostly Harleys, but there were a few Buells following at the tail of the pack.

The groom's 18 year old brother yells out at the Buells, "CROTCH ROCKETS SUCK!!!!"
So I turn to him and say, "I take it you like 'em slow, fat, and loud?"

He didn't respond, but the rest of the group got a pretty good chuckle.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #4763
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"Why do you ride such an old slow bike?"

Well... when I was young and foolish it was a fast new bike, and back then it was fast enough to scare the crap out of me but I'm a lot smarter now.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:51 AM   #4764
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And another thing, Marilyn Monroe's body was pre 1940 technology...

I guess some things can be replicated by new technology but is it really that much of an improvement?
You do realise that Marilyn varied from a size 10 to a size 16?
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #4765
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You do realise that Marilyn varied from a size 10 to a size 16?
You do realize that a 1940s size 12 is smaller than a 2000s size 4?

Monroe's dresses had a 22" waist..... that's _all the way around_ not _across_!

Mae West..... considered a voluptuous woman in her time..... only had a 26" waist.

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Old 03-21-2012, 01:14 PM   #4766
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"Why do you ride such an old slow bike?"

Well... when I was young and foolish it was a fast new bike, and back then it was fast enough to scare the crap out of me but I'm a lot smarter now.
When I was young and foolish, I bought a fast new bike, a Triumph, which I still own. It's not very fast anymore, and it no longer scares me. So I bought a Ducati, which DOES scare me. Gotta keep the adrenalin flowing.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #4767
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You do realize that a 1940s size 12 is smaller than a 2000s size 4?

Monroe's dresses had a 22" waist..... that's _all the way around_ not _across_!

Mae West..... considered a voluptuous woman in her time..... only had a 26" waist.


You know way too much about dead actresses and dress sizes.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #4768
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Buell???

Being a Buell rider, I know, orphaned again. I get treated fairly good by the educated Big Twin set, it's the "I watch alot of OCC and even have an Ed Hardy T shirt to prove I'm cool enough to make payments on my new H-D (Insert Model Here)" that make conversation difficult.

It is mostly funny when the words Jap Crap or Buy American come out from behind the skull bandana, I sometimes engage and say Buell is manufactured in Wisconsin and has always been an American Company, but that never ends well.

The best was while at a dealership, straddling my Buell S3T, some dude in full on T-shirt/hat/boots and chain drive wallet says "Only American made iron gets to park up front" then he slid behind the wheel of his Toyota Tundra. I love irony.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:20 PM   #4769
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It is mostly funny when the words Jap Crap or Buy American come out from behind the skull bandana, I sometimes engage and say Buell is manufactured in Wisconsin and has always been an American Company, but that never ends well.

The best was while at a dealership, straddling my Buell S3T, some dude in full on T-shirt/hat/boots and chain drive wallet says "Only American made iron gets to park up front" then he slid behind the wheel of his Toyota Tundra. I love irony.[/QUOTE]


Where do you think Tundra's and most of their components are made?












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Old 03-21-2012, 02:26 PM   #4770
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Being a Buell rider, I know, orphaned again. I get treated fairly good by the educated Big Twin set, it's the "I watch alot of OCC and even have an Ed Hardy T shirt to prove I'm cool enough to make payments on my new H-D (Insert Model Here)" that make conversation difficult.

It is mostly funny when the words Jap Crap or Buy American come out from behind the skull bandana, I sometimes engage and say Buell is manufactured in Wisconsin and has always been an American Company, but that never ends well.

The best was while at a dealership, straddling my Buell S3T, some dude in full on T-shirt/hat/boots and chain drive wallet says "Only American made iron gets to park up front" then he slid behind the wheel of his Toyota Tundra. I love irony.
The 06 Buells had, "American Motorcycles" under Buell. My 07 didn't. It was a "world" bike as far as parts sourcing but still an American company and assembled in the U.S. obviously.

As for the Harley nonsense, how much of their crap is made elsewhere, shirts, watches and so on.

Also-

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