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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2011, 10:12:58 am »
I don't think so...
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2011, 01:12:07 pm »
I don't think so...
Maybe booger will sell ya his ;)

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2011, 01:32:08 pm »
One trend that I am seeing recently in a couple of movies is that 'Euro/Asian' bikes are becoming more prominent.

In the Arby's Commercial, the bank robbers are using sports bikes.

In Tron: Legacy, one featured bike is a Ducati.

In 'The Expendables', Jason Statham and Charisma Carpenter are seen a sport bike (Ducati I think), and are both wearing helmets.


My point being that Harleys are starting to become 'tired', and as such are less interesting to the younger crowd.  The days of 'Easy Rider' are now 'olden times', especially amongst our youth.

What makes me happy is that more of the younger set are embracing gear (although still not nearly enough, gene pool thinning arguments aside).  Amongst our local group, we keep gently preaching the mantra, and are more than willing to share our 'accidents in gear, and what might have happened if I hadn't had 'x' on' experiences.

I didn't know I needed to spend $50k to be a real biker, though.  I'll get right on that.  In the meantime, this thread/YouTube clip pretty much sums up the 'prevailing' cruiser mentality:
http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=3933.0
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2011, 05:53:17 pm »
I think that Jim is about ready for a Goldwing trike! ;)
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2011, 05:53:56 pm »
Ok...my smart a$$ light came on one afternoon at a local eatery.
I climb off my Connie, pull off my gear and stroll past a truck with a trailer. It has 2 Electraglides on it with Ill. plates. They are headed to Chilicothe, Oh for the whatever they call it now rally.
Now I know they are probably going to park the trailer outside of town, unload and ride in from just a few miles away, but I just couldn't help myself.
I walked past the 2 guys as they were checking the bikes, and I say:
I hate it when the bike breaksdown, and I have to trailer them.
Do you know what's wrong with them yet?[/
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They just pretend that I didn't say anything, and they had no intention of looking me in the eye. I just laughed and went about my business.
They got into the truck and left, my smart a$$ light dimmed, and I cruised down the road.
I love my Connie.
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I can so see you doing that!!!!!! 8)
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2011, 07:49:19 pm »
I can so see you doing that!!!!!! 8)

+1......after meeting you.....ha ha! I mean that in a good way by the way! ;D
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2011, 07:51:44 pm »
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2011, 05:25:26 am »
I think that Jim is about ready for a Goldwing trike! ;)

That's one thing you'll never see me on, well actually two....A Goldwing of any sort or a trike of any sort or combination.   If it gets to the point of not riding at all, I'll buy a convertible.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2011, 06:53:37 am »
That's one thing you'll never see me on, well actually two....A Goldwing of any sort or a trike of any sort or combination.   If it gets to the point of not riding at all, I'll buy a convertible.

Goldwings are incredible bikes........you ever rode one? That is more than likely my next ride after the C14, I love the damn things.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2011, 08:11:31 am »
That's one thing you'll never see me on, well actually two....A Goldwing of any sort or a trike of any sort or combination.   If it gets to the point of not riding at all, I'll buy a convertible.

What about a can am spyder? I've never rode one but I'd like to, they look like a blast.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2011, 08:25:19 am »
What about a can am spyder? I've never rode one but I'd like to, they look like a blast.

I don't like the way it handles.It feels like you're riding an ATV at highway speed!
T-Rex is the way to go.....if I had the money to buy one. :'(
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2011, 10:33:38 am »
What about a can am spyder? I've never rode one but I'd like to, they look like a blast.

No, it just looks like a big boy's tricycle with the wheels on backwards.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2011, 10:50:19 am »
No, it just looks like a big boy's tricycle with the wheels on backwards.


What about one of these bad boys.  These are as close to motorcycle performance and feel on four wheels IMO.




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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2011, 11:24:56 am »
That's one thing you'll never see me on, well actually two....A Goldwing of any sort or a trike of any sort or combination.   If it gets to the point of not riding at all, I'll buy a convertible.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2011, 01:23:23 pm »
That's one thing you'll never see me on, well actually two....A Goldwing of any sort or a trike of any sort or combination.   If it gets to the point of not riding at all, I'll buy a convertible.

Hey, don't diss Wings. I've had two of them and if I ever go back to 2-up riding, would consider another.

Most Wing riders are real bikers and amass some incredible mileage. And you'd be surprised how fast and hard you can ride one in the twisty bits if you know what the hell you're doing. Yeah, they ain't a C14 (what is?) but they're not lard bikes with straight pipes and pirate riders.