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The Harley image......... Tough guys....
Posted July 18, 2002 - 06:18 PM
It drives me crazy when they get like 6 inches from my left side mirror. How many of those guys really know how to ride? I would love to see some of them try to ride an East coast Hare Scramble or a muddy race in Europe on a dirt bike. Know what I mean??
I think this guys pretty tough...
[ July 18, 2002: Message edited by: Dan Lorenze ]
Posted July 18, 2002 - 06:43 PM
Posted July 19, 2002 - 02:24 AM
[ July 19, 2002: Message edited by: edareus ]
Posted July 19, 2002 - 05:49 AM
Posted July 19, 2002 - 06:31 AM
You are right. We know who the real tough guys are. It takes all kinds to ride both street and dirt, but I think the dirt guys are mostly pretty gnarly compared to the general public.
Posted July 19, 2002 - 06:39 AM
Posted July 19, 2002 - 06:42 AM
Man Traffic is gonna suck bad, starting this afternoon...
Posted July 19, 2002 - 06:44 AM
[ July 19, 2002: Message edited by: Bill ]
Posted July 19, 2002 - 07:42 AM
Posted July 19, 2002 - 07:59 AM
I do take some exception to the "I ride a Harley because it's a good investment" mantra. I own and ride the bikes that I have because I like them, and they work for me. I don't feel that I need any more justification than that. Plus the whole Harley image thing is just blown so way out of proportion that it makes me ill. For the record - I like Harleys just fine. They do have a certian appeal that is hard to describe, you really do just have to ride one and see for yourself. Mind you, I don't think that I'll be buying one any time soon either.
Peace Eh P.Z.
Posted July 19, 2002 - 09:56 PM
Loud pipes save lives? I don't buy it. Some irate soccer mom in a Ford Excursion will probably run em over.
Posted July 19, 2002 - 10:34 AM
How about listening to the Iron Butt guys. They claim they are the world's toughest riders. Would love to see them on a dirt bike for a H&H or enduro, hare scrambles, etc.
[ July 19, 2002: Message edited by: WR400Rock ]
Posted July 19, 2002 - 11:24 AM
In seriousness, all ive ever had is a dirt bike. This winter im gonna start building a street bike, though. I will not, however, EVER cut my hair into a mullet or think that im tough just because I ride it! (that is, if it ever gets done!)
They are all on two wheels, the whole harley trike deal is a whole different thread!
Keep on ridin. We all got bikes to have fun, no matter where we ride them.
Posted July 19, 2002 - 11:37 AM
Posted July 19, 2002 - 11:45 AM
One sure way to deflate a Harley rider’s ego is to blow him away with a Vmax! NOW THAT’S FUN!!!
Posted July 19, 2002 - 12:27 PM
I grew up in Grand Lake Colorado. Back then, Harley riders were bad asses that would just as soon beat you to a pulp than look at you. They shot people, broke car windows and just plain raised hell. So when I see some Yuppie on a Harley that OBVIOSLY has no motorcycle skills riding around trying to look like a bad ass, it certainly rubs me the wrong way.
What's even a bigger joke is that there is a Harley dealership in Highlands Ranch Co. These people go buy their bikes, some over 20k, then take lessons on Buel's at a school near my house so they can learn to ride. So many of these guys and gals on loud bikes that are WAY heavy and handle like crap, DON'T KNOW HOW TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE! I've seen three Harley's dumped by obviously inexperienced riders this summer.
Man, I love to vent on this forum!
Posted July 19, 2002 - 02:20 PM
You hit the nail on the head! I know a few seriously tough guys that ride Harleys, but those guys are a small percentage of today's HD riders. I also know some yuppie HD riders, and I just have to chuckle a little. I can't think of ANY guys riding dirt bikes that are weenies, though.
Posted July 19, 2002 - 03:45 PM
Posted July 19, 2002 - 04:01 PM
[ July 20, 2002: Message edited by: Bill ]