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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by btcn, Jan 26, 2011.
I'm glad to see this thread is going strong after 2.5 years, every 10 pages repeats itself, it's like a Philip Glass composition
Would you rather ride sled on rough track on this:
Or on one of these?
The newer sled places the rider and mass of the machine more toward the center, maximizing the effectiveness of the suspension and also allowing the rider to absorb the bumps with his/her legs. All snowmobiles are made this way now. I can tell you from experience that the older style sled will beat the crap out of you in the rough stuff. Motorcycles are no different, they perform better when designed to handle rough roads. Most riders do not realize this, especially cruiser riders who spend most, if not all, of their riding planted square on their ass on smooth roads. Touring riders, I would expect to require better ergonomics, especially since touring riders spent more time in the saddle and are riding more varied roads surfaces.
The truth is that 'standard' motorcycles don't sell in the US. It is a shame.
I think owned one hell of a nice bike, people posting bad shit about Harley, shame on you. This was my bike it did everything I expected from it
Ya mine is an old one with M10 suspension. But I don;t think I would want to be one one like the pic of crotch rocket above.
I also wrote I am into touring and that is different from an off road posistion where you use your knees. Look at the GL and Ultra. Why the LT isn't this way, is just the Germans being stuburn.
I don't really get the single seat Harleys, the only reason you would get a HD is to pick up chicks (they don't know that is a "girls bike").
Otherwise I like it.
^^^ Sportster ignorance at its finest ^^^
Maybe, but an intrenched view:
07 May 2011
Harley-Davidson Sportster: A Girl's Bike?
Are Sportsters Chick Bikes?
Is a Harley Davidson Sportster a girls bike?
Not my view, but that of many (it would seem) American riders or non-riding Harley enthusiasts.
Try other motorsports - you are not looking in the correct locations:
And its a Harley too!
Harleys are very 'traditional' in their form. Look back a century (or more) and notice how riders sat on the ancestor of the motorcycle:
The rider's position had to make it easy to drive the pedals. Many early motorcycles had pedals used to start the machine up (before clutches & gearboxes). Why is the form still similar after the kickstarter replaced the pedal-starting and now that most employ electric starting?
Is there a single thing on that bike from Harley?
Harley enthusiasm and mindset?
Sportsters are very good for picking up chicks. What do you recommend for picking up boys?
This got misunderstood. I said Harleys are good for picking up chicks, thats why I dont understand why people would buy one with a solo seat.
That's a bit different than your other post.
Highest quality of both available.
Pick up a lot of boys, eh?
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