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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone up for Harley bashing?

Why I hate Harley Davidson, let me count the ways...

Seruiously, I dont hate the comapany per say, even though my dad spent 15 years or so wrenching that damn thing every weekend till he replaced just about everything on the bike. I know they have meant so much to motorcycling history but they are not the greatest manufacturer by any means. Thats one reason I went with the RC. A better design, more performance, better sound...oh and reliability. Just wanted to see what you guys thought about Harley and the harley dudes/bad ass bikers out there that cant stand us "sportbike motorcyclists". Feel free to swear as needed.
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An old joke...

What do dogs and Harleys have in common?





















They both like to ride in the back of pickups!

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Another...

What is the difference between a Harley and a Hoover?

























The placement of the dirtbag!

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they blow or suck.....but you gotta love that all image no substance bandana helmet hells angel attitude

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What does a blonde and a Harley have in common?
































Ride them hard for 20 minutes and they will drip for hours.
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Harley is as much a part of the motorcycling community as any other brand. They're not that competitive in the sportbike market, but they have nothing in comparison in R&D in road racing, when compared to the Japanese. Flat track and drag racing are other stories, but the Japanese are still the leading MFGers.

However, a lot of people say the Japanese market wouldn't be what it is today, had not Harley-Davidson aided its own competition in 1935 when they licensed all their machinery, blueprints, and tools to an Asian company, Sankyo, who built Harley 74 ci replicas in their factory. Ironically, it was based in Hiroshima.......

The Japanese just capitalized on motorcycling and made it better, instead of keeping the same basic principle and technology for over 100 years. The Harley V-Rod is the first major change Harley's done, and went out of the country to have a better engine designed. (Porsche) The Buell was another attempt, however, went farther under the guidence of Erik Buell, then it ever did with Harley, regarding road racing.

I started messing with Harleys when I was in my barely 20s. Then, (early 80's) the people that owned them worked on them, built them, and you couldn't go buy a "custom" machine off anyone's showroom floor. There were no "Leather boutiques" to get biker jackets, and being a biker, was a lifestyle, not a fad. There's always going to be hobbiests, but if you rode almost every day, fixed your own stuff, and customized your own stuff, you were a biker.

It's different today. Take a loan, buy a bike, put $4K in chrome and $2K in leathers on your credit card and you're an instant biker....... Then ride it 1000 miles a year, and brag of all the miles you rack on.

At 18 years old, I couldn't afford a car, but I rode a Honda CL360, 365 days one year, through a PA winter, including ice and snow..... I had Harley guys telling me I was insane......

The poser population has increased 5000% . Most bike owners can only stand and look at their broken bikes, with not a clue in the world as to what's wrong.

I try not to bash all Harley owners. Just the posers........... Kind of a one-by-one judgement basis, really.......

As for the "Harley's the best, and Japanese bikes suck" attitude....... I feel sorry for them. I think most people buy Harley's out of a desire to be accepted, or a feeble attempt to get laid, then anything else.

It's not for handling.....speed..........or stopping ability, now is it?

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There's some idiot in town that rips through the neighborhood at 8:40 am, every Sunday morning on his full dress Harley. He's got loud pipes (of course) and he likes the sound of his own noise so much that he actally blips the throttle between shifts!
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blaming harley for the idoits that flock to them is like blaming the camaro for the mullet if i could have another bike id take a v-rod i just cant afford it yet love my rc's but ill take one of each if your listening santa

1 vrod
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3 or victory hammer (instead of the vrod of course)
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im with rigor judge each person not the group based on a few bad apples

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Talking Define scrambler please....thanks

Dave, you got picks of the 360

BTW If you can see your feet while riding you MUST be ghey {except ROBERT of course}Then again he's too busy watching DVD'S
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Dave, you got picks of the 360
Not anymore. (angry exwife) It was the metallic maroon, with the gold stripes. 1977 Honda CL360 to be exact. It had the high mounted pipes for on and off road riding.


Bought a "Winnjammer" fairing for that winter.....it was an ugly white with scratches, but it helped keep me warm (less then freezing to death).

I used to hum the tune to "Chips" to myself.............. It couldn't pull a sick whore off a toilet seat, but it got 50+ MPG........ Even rode it to the Harley plant in York, PA in 1981, the day after Thanksgiving.

Earlier model.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1974-...QQcmdZViewItem

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You guys crack me up. Yes, there are plenty of posers on Harleys, but there are far more squids on sport bikes. If I have to pass another guy all duded up in Dainese riding a gixxer @ 45mph in a 120mph corner, I am going to go insane. I am willing to wager that my RC is the equal of most on here, but yet my Harley is certainly faster to 100. The key is not to put down another genre of bike and rider, but embrace the idea that we love the feeling of independence that only riding a bike can provide. No matter what I am riding, I wave to everyone, including Vespa riders.
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No matter what I am riding, I wave to everyone, including Vespa riders.
Your first post, and you're bashing Vespa riders............hater...........

Hardcore "bik-a"...........


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You guys crack me up. Yes, there are plenty of posers on Harleys, but there are far more squids on sport bikes. If I have to pass another guy all duded up in Dainese riding a gixxer @ 45mph in a 120mph corner, I am going to go insane. I am willing to wager that my RC is the equal of most on here, but yet my Harley is certainly faster to 100. The key is not to put down another genre of bike and rider, but embrace the idea that we love the feeling of independence that only riding a bike can provide. No matter what I am riding, I wave to everyone, including Vespa riders.
Hey, my MX 'bro chaser has got a VTX "dat's da bomb"I will not even think about staging near it
But, he can see his feet while riding
No shit the thing is sick we go out and pass by the horse pasture ; can you say STAMPEDE

The best is watching the shaft drive jack his ass off the seat
In a non ghey way

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I'll tell you what makes me chuckle...When I ride the Harley the sport bike guys look down their nose at me...and when I'm on the sport bikes, the Harley guys do the same. I have to laugh at some of the sport bike squids that complain about the Harley exhaust noise...The first thing they ask when talking about purchasing an exhaust for their sport bike is "what's the loudest system". I just ignore all that stuff and enjoy the ride, whatever it is on.

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YOUR SHOP ROCKS


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Way to take the high rode guys. I am thouroghly impressed. I was hoping to hear a few good jokes but I was also seeing who would lay it down truthfully with a few compliments. There is truth to all these posts about Harley but just as much the sportbikers. Ignorance rides all types of bikes. I have seen both sides since my dad is a die hard Harley guy but seeing him accept my decision on getting a japenese sportbike was even more gratifying. He even wanted a Honda t-shirt to wear just because he swears every year he's gonna sell that thing and get a Honda, but of course he never has. Posing is simply unavoidable and I accept that but it was refreshing to hear some intelligent posts. (Not to mention a few bad jokes).
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YOUR SHOP ROCKS
That's not just a shop............it's where doctors got the idea for Viagra.


It must be, cause every time I see pics of it, I get wood..........

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greyhound, do you charge admission to your garage/museum?

i only live about 50 miles from you, and i have to come see it.

also how much would you charge to make my 04 as clean and shiney as yours?

fairview, Texas will sonn be the mecca for RC51 owners!

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This discussion could go in so many directions but we have all heard it before. My personal take on Harley Davidson is that if they built a plane, I certainly would never fly in it. Unless they let Porsche design it like they did the V-rod

There are some H-D's that are simply stunning to look at right out of the crate. Same goes for sportbikes. Not every model is a homerun. For a couple of seasons my dad had a Yamaha Roadstar. I would loan him my 900RR at the time and he would offer me his huge roadstar. I grinned equally on each machine. I can see the appeal of the cruisers, and now the power cruisers. I worked for a guy during some of my college years and he realized his dream of owning an H-D. He went with a fatboy. I also traded bikes on some rides with him. He used every bit of power the fatboy offered out in the country roads and that was a thrill to him. When he was riding my 900RR he was petrified to open the throttle and made only one pass at the 100 mph plus area because he knew he would never own something that could go so fast. Meanwhile, his fatboy was just as fun to ride at a relaxed pace. I can't see why someone would spend what he did for the same thrill, but I learned that it was just a different dose of two-wheeled fun he was after.

H-D's are no doubt loud at times and the owners of those loud bikes are obnoxious. But the local 600 sportbikers are just as bad and probably much worse. Therefore, I can't throw stones at H-D and it's following because I am a part of the sportbiking community and in the last few years a lot of bad eggs have made us as a whole look a lot worse.
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