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Old 09-22-2013, 12:48 PM   #16
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I highly encourage everyone to consider doing this.
No thanks.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #17
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Meh. I've owned many and want none
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #18
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I first rode the new water cooled Ultra Limited - very comfortable, great stereo and wind protection, handled well for its size - just a really fun, laid back, really big cruiser.
I rode a friends Ultra Limited earlier this summer. Beautiful bike. Dark Blue Metallic and a lot of shiny bits to polish. He has the whole "Screaming Eagle" package as well. I was actually surprised at the acceleration as that land couch would get up and run.

But then it came time to stop. Brake. More Brake. Holy Crap BRAKE.

Was a lot like my old 71 Camaro... Would run like a scalded cat in a straight line. But ask it to stop or turn and all bets were off as to what might happen.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #19
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I go to those all the time. I live a couple blocks from Santa Maria HD Honda Triumph. I've ridden a couple Buell Ulysses, all the HD models, and I honestly tried to like them. The Buel was one of the more enjoyable, but they stopped the parade and made me stop doing wheelies. Even the 110, 103 and the supposed faster of them , are still slugs. I just don't get it, the biggest sellers are just mediocre performers. For the money, you can get so much more bike.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #20
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A person would see fewer turds spending the day at the local sewage plant than they would 5 minutes at a harley dealership. No thanks.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #21
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A person would see fewer turds spending the day at the local sewage plant than they would 5 minutes at a harley dealership. No thanks.



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Old 09-22-2013, 05:06 PM   #22
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A person would see fewer turds spending the day at the local sewage plant than they would 5 minutes at a harley dealership. No thanks.
I don't really understand the purpose of this post. I doubt seriously that you have ridden a modern Harley.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #23
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I don't really understand the purpose of this post. I doubt seriously that you have ridden a modern Harley.
Actually I have unfortunately.

Overweight, under powered, bad handling seems to sum them up pretty accurately.

I just do not get the harley lifestyle either, a slow bike with a loud exhaust being revved up at every stoplight trying to make people think it is a "bad ass fast bike" when it is anything but that.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #24
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Wow you harley guys sure are sensitive
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:24 PM   #25
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Wow you harley guys sure are sensitive
You are right. I think it's because idiots like you have to jump into every Harley thread and try to start a fight. Where's that ninja thread??? (who cares)
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:50 PM   #26
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Actually I have unfortunately.

Overweight, under powered, bad handling seems to sum them up pretty accurately.

I just do not get the harley lifestyle either, a slow bike with a loud exhaust being revved up at every stoplight trying to make people think it is a "bad ass fast bike" when it is anything but that.
Which modern Harley have you ridden?
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:51 PM   #27
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You are right. I think it's because idiots like you have to jump into every Harley thread and try to start a fight. Where's that ninja thread??? (who cares)

Will you gentlemen stop quoting that moran? It defeats my ignore list.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:54 PM   #28
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You are right. I think it's because idiots like you have to jump into every Harley thread and try to start a fight. Where's that ninja thread??? (who cares)
lmao, resorting to personal attacks because someone doesn't like the pirate lifestyle?


Sorry you bought a turd, maybe if you keep revving the engine up at stoplights someone might be impressed eventually instead of rolling their eyes at you and laughing.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:01 PM   #29
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Will you gentlemen stop quoting that moran? It defeats my ignore list.
Yes. I checked out some more of his posts and he does not seem like a happy person. I suspect he will be gone soon. It happens.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:02 PM   #30
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My guess is that people who bash Harley's haven't ridden one. I did a demo day fully expecting to hate a Harley based on what I'd read on the internet. I should note that I am only speaking of Harley Touring bikes. I went in with an open mind though. I tempered my expectations with a healthy dose of reality too. I certainly didn't expect a 900 pound Harley dresser to be anything like the SV1000 I had. That said, I was sure I would have fodder for bashing Harley. I had a grin on my face for the entire ride. It was a fun ride. When I got serious about buying a dressed out touring bike, the experience I had with the Harley demo found me in their shop negotiating to buy one. I ultimately went with a Victory as I was able to get it about 5K cheaper than a comparably equipped Harley, but their demo days won me over as a prospective buyer.

If people are expecting a 900 pound dressed out touring bike to behave like a sport bike that weighs half as much, they will surely be disappointed, much as a full dress touring bike rider would be disappointed in a 400 pound sport bike on a cross country tour.
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