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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2011, 08:23:27 am »
Well, Katata1100, did you scratch the bike or not with your car door or is this guy just a numbnuts?
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2011, 09:21:06 am »
Well, Katata1100, did you scratch the bike or not with your car door or is this guy just a numbnuts?


Nope, my car never touched. When I exited the car, I put my hand on the edge of the door so just in case the door WAS going to hit his bike, my hand would be between the door and his bike. Hey, I don't want my door to get scratched by some flat black painted HD tractorcycle!
In Virginia City, they close school for friday because it is dangerous to have kids walking to school with these idiots about.

Three people were shot (biker violence)
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2011, 02:46:39 pm »
Let's really think about what links we post here, ok?  The one I just deleted won't be tolerated, period.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2011, 05:08:37 pm »
smite, smite, smite..............
Keeping the economy going, one tank of fuel and two tires at a time.

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2011, 05:45:31 pm »
You know, I really like my new avatar  :)
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2011, 06:22:58 pm »
Judges 15:8 And he smote them hip and thigh with great slaughter....
Thank God for good men willing to do extreme violence.

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2011, 06:30:29 pm »
Judges 15:8 And he smote them hip and thigh with great slaughter....

Yep, that's the way I do my baked chickens...
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2011, 06:30:50 pm »
Judges 15:8 And he smote them hip and thigh with great slaughter....

Was it for a 10 piece bucket?

Just kidding of course, I don't want to be turned into a pile of salt.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2011, 06:31:25 pm »
Yep, that's the way I do my baked chickens...

Dang, you beat my to the punch.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2011, 06:34:07 pm »
Was it for a 10 piece bucket?

Just kidding of course, I don't want to be turned into a pile of salt.
Don't look back.
Thank God for good men willing to do extreme violence.

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2011, 11:32:15 pm »
Sadly enough, these type of events bring the gangs, and not just "Harley riders".  Hells Angels & Vagos going at it again. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/24/hells-angel-boss-dead-in-nevada-casino-shootout/?test=latestnews
Death as predicted, just a different cause.  Sadly, the gangs are referred to as motorcycle clubs, which is a perversion.  Sorry for those who live there, and for all of us who ride.  The bad guys harm us all.

Sometimes I want to take back every nice thing I've ever said about Harley riders, and wanna-be's, but I realize that it is an over-reaction.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2011, 07:40:36 am »
I figure to just  live and let live.  If someone wants a harley and wants to do the whole fashion accessory deal to look a certain way, let him.  Esp. in the last few years, life seems to have become harder.  If someone can get a little mental escape by dressing like a pirate and riding a certain style of bike, let him. As long as he pays his own way, what harm can he do?  It is America, at least for the near future.  I kind of like watching people in general.  The outrageous styles of the cruizer crowd can get pretty interesting.  I tend to ride alone or in smaller groups. 

I have a confession to make to you all.  I have been going to custom car shows and have kind of taken a liking to looking at custom cars.  The same thing as with some of the Harleys, many are almost unusable, but they are interesting to look at.  It is a good thing I am broke.  I fell in love with a four wheel Independent suspension Jade Green '32 Ford with a Hemi last show I went to.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2011, 01:18:47 pm »
+1 Leo. It's a free country so far. To each his own. I had a very interesting discussion with my pest control operator a while back when he asked about my Connie sitting outside the window when he saw my helmet on the file cabinet. He whipped out his cell phone and showed me his new HD that he was riding to Sturgis. Nice guy, no cracks about my Connie.

Not to meaning to hijack, but I've read Tom Cotter's "Cobra in the Barn" and "The Vincent in the Barn" books while sitting around recently on my Kindle. Basic premise is finding old cool vehicles in odd places. You might find them interesting Leo.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2011, 02:44:09 pm »
Ya all crack me up.  Why do they bother ya so much.  Chill 8)

No doubt... I've never understood why someone is worthy of derision simply because they have different tastes... my guess is the derider has some serious self-esteem issues..
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2011, 06:17:37 pm »
I have a confession to make to you all.   

Me too Leo. I would love to have a V-Rod just to cruise around on, mainly because they are cool looking, but actually because its the only newer technology bike they have. But like yourself the "broke" thing keeps me grounded. I love when the "real bikers" tell me I should have gotten a "real" motorcycle. Thats when I tell them my Connie is more comfortable, faster, gets better mileage, and has more horsepower than they do, Oh and cost 1/3 of what they paid for theirs. After that they sorta leave me alone.   
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #55 on: September 26, 2011, 07:51:34 pm »
Same wind, different tool, though every once in a while you do run into a tool. ;)



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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #56 on: October 15, 2011, 08:16:27 am »
Me too Leo. I would love to have a V-Rod just to cruise around on, mainly because they are cool looking, but actually because its the only newer technology bike they have. But like yourself the "broke" thing keeps me grounded. I love when the "real bikers" tell me I should have gotten a "real" motorcycle. Thats when I tell them my Connie is more comfortable, faster, gets better mileage, and has more horsepower than they do, Oh and cost 1/3 of what they paid for theirs. After that they sorta leave me alone.

In 2006, all H-Ds had digital speedos driven by electric motors.  Did the C-10?  No.
In 2006, all H-Ds, save for the XL models, were fuel injected.  Where was the FI for the C-10?

My XLH routinely ran mid-upper 40s in fuel mileage.  My Concours has never gotten above 35.
If my XLH's carb was worn, I could buy new rubber and jets for the entire carb from top to bottom (including diaphragm) for under $100, using OEM parts.
If my XLH happened to fall over for some reason, I was out for a brake or clutch lever and maybe a grip.
When my C-10 fell over in a parking lot, victim of the perfect storm of a crap air shock, a cover, and a stiff crosswind, it bent or broke the following parts:
Upper fairing
Fairing stay
front turn signal
footpeg
footpeg bracket
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I'm sure if I would have had my lowers on, it would have been worse.
What a fragile design. 
The design of the rider and passenger pegs proves that some engineers should not design parts for the real world.  The rider and passenger pegs should be interchangeable and the rider pegs shouldn't have to be ground down to rotate properly in their mounts.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #57 on: October 15, 2011, 09:36:44 am »
In 2006, all H-Ds had digital speedos driven by electric motors.  Did the C-10?  No.
In 2006, all H-Ds, save for the XL models, were fuel injected.  Where was the FI for the C-10?
Well you had to get something for that extra $20k! :stirpot:

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #58 on: October 15, 2011, 10:34:11 am »
Well you had to get something for that extra $20k! :stirpot:
My H-D was $7k OTD in 2001.  Bought it late in 2001.  And even it had an electronic speedo.
Didn't have a stupid cartridge oil filter either.
Not all of the FI bikes were $20k.
Kawi isn't the most hi-tech manufacturer anyway, they never have been.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2011, 02:58:49 pm »
My H-D was $7k OTD in 2001.  Bought it late in 2001.  And even it had an electronic speedo.
Didn't have a stupid cartridge oil filter either.
Not all of the FI bikes were $20k.
Kawi isn't the most hi-tech manufacturer anyway, they never have been.
In my defense I wouldn't know the difference between a XLH PLH ZLH POS or what ever the model of HD your were talking about.
If you like Harley Davidson products, good for you. I would think you would have enough common sense not to bash a Kawasaki product on a Kawasaki forum.

You did notice this was a Concours forum right?  ::)