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post #31 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 04:43 PM
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Try owning and riding a Buell! Ya get no love from anybody. Other than from a fellow owner.
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post #32 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 04:49 PM
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. a) A motorcycle is somewhat similar to sex , in that , the worst I've ever had was still a remarkable experience !
. b) There is no such thing as bad sex or cycles----only varying degrees of good !
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Yep, I too agree to some degree.

I've owned a bunch of bike thru the years and haven't really disliked any one of them.

And as far as reliability goes, I have a good friend who claims he likes to wrench almost as much as ride! I believe him in that he's always picking up new projects to work on in his large garage. Not me tho. While I do admire folks like him, I prefer less wrenching and more riding.

It can also be really good to have other bikes to ride if one is broke down for a while.

I also have an idea of what a certain models of bikes are capable of and don't really expect more out of 'em.

Still loving all my bikes, among them a Harley. Mark H.
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Anything with ape hangers. No offense to the apes.
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post #34 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 09:41 PM
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It sounds cliche but I have friends that ride Harleys. Sure, there are Harley riders that are jerks. However, I've seen plenty of jerks on Sport bikes too. My bashing has more to do with the value of the bike. Way over priced. I've ridden a few Harleys and wasn't impressed. If they were in line with the price of other bikes, I don't think I would include Harley. Well, at least not the current lot.


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Sportys are not over priced, got mine for the price of a Bonnie. I'm not part of the Harley snobs that think Sportys are not real Harleys. I've heard the talk from them but they don't want to follow me on a spirited ride.

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post #36 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 04:17 PM
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The title of the thread confuses me.
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post #37 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:18 PM
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Everything mechanical has flaws but bikes are not just machines they move the soul. I've had less than perfect bikes and they taught me how to mend things. For that I'm grateful. For me working on my bike is the next best thing to riding it.

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post #38 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:30 PM
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btw, I luv my Buell.

So I am on the other side of the topic. Riding one of those "krapp" bikes.
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Worst day on a bike is better than the best day in a car.
Everything mechanical has flaws but bikes are not just machines they move the soul. I've had less than perfect bikes and they taught me how to mend things. For that I'm grateful. For me working on my bike is the next best thing to riding it.

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Absolutley, I agree 100%.

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Anything with ape hangers. No offense to the apes.

I will take that further: Any cruiser. Any bike where your feet are in front of your bum. Prolly 'cause I can't feel comfortable heading into a corner feet first.

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