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Offline Mad River Marc

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« on: May 26, 2010, 01:08:00 am »
Came across this and thought it was apropos..    
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 07:41:00 am »
Yep, some of you just knew I'd show up here  :mad:    I was getting pretty irritated watching that, preparing my scalding reply to this useless, negative, brand-bashing post that has no business in a motorcycle friend club forum...    Till the last few seconds.... I love good well produced humor  :p  Dave Muir  1980 LTD1000 - Rocket  1999 Concours - Rocket II  1997 Dyna - wife's  CT-COG #3649
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 02:52:00 pm »
This was meant in fun,  but I am pretty pissed at what they did to Buell..    Fired everyone just before the holidays too,  Merry Freaking Christmas everyone....  
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 01:12:00 am »
Camper Dave,    I bet you own several of those Banana helmets too!  Opps!  I meant Bandana!  HA!  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor  133K and counting!    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 05:05:00 am »
Very funny!  
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 09:34:00 pm »
Where I live the stereotypical drunken barfolk don't ride harleys, the greying mid-life crisis folk with more money than they need ride them ...    ... for about 1500 miles before stuffing it in the back of their garage along with all their other toys with which they've become bored.  

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 11:51:00 pm »
I just never got Harley Davidsons. When I was in college I had a Triumph 650.  A new neighbor moved in with a Sportster. I asked how big the engine was and he said 800cc. I said wow it must be fast and he said "no your triumph is faster"  That cemented it for me. Shortly after that conversation Honda released the 4 cylinder 750.  I'm not going to bash Harley's because they are fellow bikers.I just don't get it.  I'm more interested in riding than image.      
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2010, 11:42:16 pm »
I have to agree with you in that I never "got" the H-D thing either, however I recently started teaching the Riders Edge course for them at the Savannah H-D dealer, and have a little different perspective on them now.  I truly believe the quality and product offerings have improved a bunch over the years, tho they still do not have a true beginners bike (or Sport bike).  The Buell Blast which we use for a training bike is not that good.  It uses half a Sportster's engine and has a clutch that is difficult to hold in the friction zone.  Really too much for many beginners.  I had never ridden a H-D and decided since I was working for them that I would try one out and give it a shot.  I found a 2003 Road King with only 8600 miles on it and the owner offered me a test ride.  I had some problems with getting used to all of that extra weight and location of some of the controls, but decided that I would buy it and see how it goes.  Anyhow, I have had it for a short while, put a little over a 1000 miles on it and must say, I really enjoy riding it.  It is a different experience from Sport Touring, but I am 70 years old and my reflexes are not all that good, so slowing down is good.  Also, my wife has never liked getting on any of the bikes I have owned, especially my 97 Concours which I had for 10 years and more recently my 2008 Verysys (still have it).  Well she eagerly got on the back of the Road KIng (which has the optional Tour Pak) and really seemed to enjoy it.  So my recent experience with H-D has been good.  As they say, different strokes for different folks.  My take on riding is, if you are on 2 wheels or even 3, you are a brother of the road.  So, let's not bash our brothers.  I did see the humor in the "commercial" tho  :)
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 07:23:18 pm »
I have to get in on this one. I have driven every kind of bike out there. There is nothing like getting on a Harley, made me feel like a little kid and isn't that what we all want. Pure power period. I had my 2002 Fatboy for eight years. I got rid of it for a 2010 C14. Not because it was uncomfortable or unreliable. I just wanted something different. It's two totally different rides. It's like comparing a 69 Camaro to a Farrari. It depends what you like. I ride on Sundays with a group of 6-8 bikes. I'm the only one without a Harley and I'm OK with that. I love my C14, a lot of fun for me. Taking turns, handles great and it's fast. I joke around and say my Fatboy would go 70 to 72 in 10 seconds. My C14 goes 70 to 110 in 1 second. My next bike will be a Electra Glide Limited when I get closer to 50. I love motorcycles. It just depends on what I am in the mood for.   

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 08:21:44 pm »
I'm actually thinking about replacing the Mean Streak with a Harley Fat Bob in the future. They are similar in the riding position. Although I have a feeling the MS is a faster, better handling and stopping bike.  But I just like that Harley. Plus if there was ever a bike named just for me!  :D

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 01:25:13 am »
As  most Harley riders will tell you, it's not about going fast, it's about enjoying the ride.
I've riden Harleys, and they are no rocketship for sure, but some do have decent power for the amount of horsepower, or lack of horsepower they have, but you would never know it was so little when riding them.
I feel that the brakes could be a whole lot better, and that they could really use a hydralic clutch and water cooling.
They do have a lot of good features that our bikes don't have, such as the self cancelling turn signals, and a keyless starting system.
With Harleys, you only use a vending machine style key to lock and unlock the ignition switch knob.
You can start and turn off the bike, and gas up the bike without a key.
I also missed the guages that the Concours had, like the tire pressure moniture system, the fuel guages that tell you how much fuel you have, instant mpg, average mpg, how many miles you have left before you run out of gas, a clock,outside temp., and even the dumb gear selector gauge.
Plus, unless you own a "dresser" Harley, things like gps, radar detectors, and such, don't look right or fit well on these bikes.
But....... they are enjoyable for what they are, and that is for easy riding and cruising, sitting back and taking in the sights.
To compair a Harley to a Concours is like compairing a Concours to a dirt bike.
Two different motorcycles all together.
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 11:12:18 pm »
I cant see paying over $10,000 for a bike that is not a good commuter and not efficient at all. I love the look of old hawgs but I could never force myself to ride an enormous gas guzzling slug. I love the lighter bikes.
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