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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Of course they know what they're doing. 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. :rofl
  2. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    They're making money, and apparently enough not to need yours.

    You think they look silly, they think you look silly. Why the hate? Did a pirate steal your girlfriend in high school or something?
  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    You truly are an ignorant fuck :1drink
  4. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    Not quite.

    They would be crotchless pants.
  5. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    :huh Where to start?

    (more pics - less "enlightenment")

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    This might get you going :eek1
  6. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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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. :D 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...

    doug s.
  7. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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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.
  8. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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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.
  9. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    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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    doug s.
  10. oldtrout

    oldtrout Been here awhile

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    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 :rofl)

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

    OT.

    Back to the fluff.....
  11. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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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.

    PM sent.
  12. StoneAgeMan

    StoneAgeMan Wanderer

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    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.
  13. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    She has dirty knees.
  14. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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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"
  15. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Somewhere up in the woods a few minutes earlier you could probably heard "squeal like a pig"
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    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    She was hard at work in the Mini-Mart down the street when that stud offered her a ride.
  17. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    YOU are contributing to the split. So either shut the fuck up, or shut the fuck up.
  18. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    The Max lean angle for those bikes is usually around 32-38 degrees.
  19. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    You have hit upon every pro-Harley argument on the entire internet. First, torque. Then, money. Then the old "stole your girlfriend in high school" line. Finally "shut the fuck up." You oughta work for Harley.
  20. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl