What Bike Would You Absolutely NOT Buy?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by BeerIsGood, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Number of bikes. And before you step in it too badly you may want to look into how they are doing in Europe (up 28%) and Australia (up ?)
  2. RustyStuff

    RustyStuff Been here awhile

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    Is that suppost to be a strech limo scooter???:eek1:lol3
  3. Zippydapanhead

    Zippydapanhead Damn kids, get away!

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  4. klaviator

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    Actually, almost every bash on this forum seems to have a common theme: "If you don't ride what, or how I ride, you must be wrong"

    I personally have never owned a Harley but I see anyone out there on 2 wheels and a motor to be a fellow rider. I won't bash them unless they are a jerk or an idiot and those can be found on any brand of bike.

    I often talk to Harley riders and have yet to have one trash talk my ride no matter what I was on at the time.

    I used to have a list of bikes I would NEVER buy such as a cruiser or big touring bike. Since that time I have owned a few bikes I would "never buy" and I try to keep a more open mind. Almost every type of bike has it's advantages and may be the ideal bike for a certain type of riding. Don't knock something if you have never tried it.
  5. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I'm not sure I could get past the BLAAAAAT noise. Seriously.
  6. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    What is a "BLAAAAAT noise" ? Serious question. :ear
  7. klaviator

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    I'm not sure what you mean either. If you are talking about obnoxiously loud straight pipes then I agree. Not every Harley has those. I have heard some pipes that sound pretty good.
  8. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Yep, that straight pipe noise. I guess I just associate it with the big cruisers, as most of the ones I see (and hear) have it.
  9. klaviator

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    I saw a Harley the other day. The rider was ATGATT, wearing high vis gear, and I believe he had a stock exhaust. Nothing says you have to put straight pipes on a Harley and dress like a pirate. If I ever bought a Harley I'd probably do the same thing just to be different.
  10. WormShanks

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    This matches my experience. Funny what you learn by actually talking to people. :evil
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    scmopar Been here awhile

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  12. BeerIsGood

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  13. DAKEZ

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    Beer Is Good. :1drink
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    Ditto. Some of the nicest riders I've come across have rocked the pirate aesthetic. It's an interesting dichotomy.

    The only jerk I've come across in a long time was a guy on a DL650 who lectured me (yes) regarding the alleged advantages of his "Wee" when compared to the DL1000. What a nitwit. Don't these guys get their fill when typing their tripe on Stromtrooper? They're not all like that, but the ones who are tend to shine very brightly.
  15. stubmw

    stubmw some what aloof

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    And people are crazy. :nod
  16. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    I have straight pipes on my Triumph bobber.... They sound great!
    that 750 Tiger motor is STRONG. Not as loud as a big V-twin. Sounds just right to my ears.


    As for buying a new bike- I don't have any brand or features I dislike. BUT I wouldn't buy a new bike unless I hit the lottery, BIG time. I'm into vintage bikes, and they are a dime a dozen.
  17. BeerIsGood

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    What is this pirate thing that you guys are talking about? Not to be mean, but I always thought the bagger guys always kind of dressed like the "Village People" not pirates. You know you got the construction guy with the flannel and the skull cap. The "Indian" guy with the fringe jacket and bandana. And the Leather "Domination" type with the ass-less chaps.
  18. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    ...and the "Astronaut type" in the space suit. :lol3
  19. dwoodward

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    NO! That's not allowed. You have to be different the same way everyone else does it!

    Same with KLRs- you can't go buy a KLR and then spend money on it.

    I mean it'd be like buying a BMW and then trying to find accessories other than through Touratech.

    Jeez, might as well buy a LeadThing and not wear a satin jacket.
  20. thumpty dumpty

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    Aren't chaps with an ass in them called "pants?"