BMW and Hardleys

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by mwood7800, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Yet according to your sig you own neither.
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  2. TT RDHS

    TT RDHS Been here awhile

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    I don't own either one of those (either), but I'd love to.
    They're Blandtacular!

    I mean, great!
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  3. BadKarma

    BadKarma Long timer

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    He doesn't need a bike like that, West Central MN has no curves and very few hills :lol3
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  4. Rapid_Roy

    Rapid_Roy finally understands

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    Comfortable is relative.
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    Bland my ass.:lol3
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  5. scrannel

    scrannel Scrannel

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    Ridden a K1200R/K1300R lately? I like HDs but to me -- along with Goldwings -- they are the ultimate bland-o-matics. The Goldwing feels like an appliance; the HD like an appliance... that's busted.
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  6. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :rofl
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  7. ka5ysy

    ka5ysy Doug

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    My boring BMW...

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    NOT !!!! :clap
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  8. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Harleys are fine if you want one specific thing. Myself, I prefer a bike that can go around corners

    :dunno
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  9. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Well, I wager you'd be surprised how fast a good rider can make my wife's Super Glide go through the twisties.

    But I'll posit 2 things. The average Harley rider doesn't corner fast and the average GS rider thinks "off road" means packed, gravel two lanes.
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  10. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Eventually I'll get old enough that looks don't matter till then I'll keep this.

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  11. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    another blandtacular bmw
    when i grow up i want one of these:

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  12. pmelby

    pmelby Home Brew Adventurer

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    True, after the K1200R I tried a MTS1100S then a year later, bought my current exercise in blandness:
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    You feel my pain.:lol3

    cheers,
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  13. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    I know right?!! Every time I get to a corner with my HD I have to get off the damn thing, pick the whole bike up over my head (there's an owners strength training course when you sign up with your local HOG chapter ) and physically point it in a new direction. This task is exacerbated by the fact that it takes miles for it to slow down on account of barely functioning brakes!! ...And if you run over an earth worm or worse yet, a small crack, pebble or carelessly discarded Viagra medicine cap (very common on HD traveled routes especially between bars) ?! WATCH OUT because the suspension will do it's best to throw you off the bike!! :eek1 Still totally worth the $70k I spent on chrome, bar end tassels and custom chaps......:deal
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  14. Nadgett

    Nadgett Been here awhile

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    It's strange that even though the brakes hardly work, the slightest touch on the front brake will throw you right over the handlebars. :huh
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  15. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Sadly, I have to agree with you on both counts. Ive seen the outliers on both bell curves.... and they are rare

    :lol3
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  16. 131unlimited

    131unlimited Been here awhile

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    That is one sweet Beemer.
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  17. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    The Goldwing does indeed feel like an appliance. It's one appeal is that it is extremely comfortable, allowing you to travel long distances without pain. The bike itself is dead boring. It's what you can do with it that is not boring. I never rode mine around town, would rather drive a car. But I don't see anything boring about a Harley. I can (and have) had fun on those riding around a parking lot. They have a sound and feel that I don't see how anybody could find boring. They actually corner fine, but that is not what they were designed for. The only BMW I would probably not find boring would have to be the GS, but I could have just as much fun on a KLR for 1/3 the price. As for BMW road bikes, I do not know of any modern ones that do not have a sportbike riding position, which to me means not only boring but painful as well. The R1200C was also boring, but comfortable, making it a great bike to enjoy traveling on. But as far as the title of the thread, I would take any Harley over any BMW in a heartbeat. An Electra Glide has both comfort and character. What more could you want from a touring bike?
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  18. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    You don't want any BMW motorcycle in the same way that I find Harley's fantastically boring.

    Except the XR1200 - I liked that bike a great deal but it needs the V-Rod motor

    :augie
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  19. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    :rofl
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  20. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    it takes a real man to ride these untamed beasts. Not for girly men. :1drink:deal
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