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I can't believe how popular Harley's are. They are underpowered, poor quality, terrible brakes, vibrate and rattle, unreliable, and ugly. I was concidering getting a Harley because I love motorcycles, but now - NO WAY DUDE!

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It took you 600 miles of riding to figure thatout????HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAAH

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Awwwww Sh!t here we go again... Yes they
do suck. Waiste of $$....


NOW LISTEN - YOU - IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO DEFEND
HARLEY DAVIDSON -

This is SPORTBIKE WORLD - Got it? NOT HD
World.. There would be 3 users here if it
was.

I could have 2 R1s for the price of a Harley.
Makes you think what the hell are you paying
for? They don't even have to ship the G*D
damn thing....

Yes I've ridden them... Blah! No wonder the
guys have attitude... YOU HAVE TO, Cos you
ain't got bike!! :p


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I'm a huge Harley-Davidson fan! I think they're the greatest bike ever made. I don't know why all you guys bitch about them. They can kick the crap out of your sorry sportbikes, especially the RC51. Now if you want to talk about turds, look at the R1 and the 929...junk. Not to mention Ducati's hold nothing to Harley's. I'd gladly throw out the 748 for an 883. And those Heritage Springers...to die for. Oh yes...someday.

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HDs are not that bad! Most of the new ones do not vibrate real bad and most HD riders know the way the bike is going to be before they buy them except for the want-to-bees who buy them cause they think they are cool. HDs have there purpose in the riding world but I really do not know what that is. I think if I was going to buy a cruiser it would be one of the new jap cruisers cause they look good and ride very well.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Twistiesman:
HDs have there purpose in the riding world but I really do not know what that is.

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It's too wake up old ladies that go to sleep at 10pm. :D


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C'mon people - Harleys aren't THAT bad... At least they're bikes! Granted, I wouldn't want to ride one, but hey, if it floats your boat.... They're kind of like the hot rods we had when we were in high school - sure they look good sitting in the parking lot, but you wouldn't want to go cross-country or on a twisty road in one. This is precisely why there is such a big rift between sport riders and harley riders.

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I just hate when someone sees that I have a bike and the first question they ask is "When are you going to get a Harley?" I think that having a bike is cool, regardless of brand, displacement, or style, but it drives me crazy that people somehow think that it's better to own something that weighs 3 times as much, costs at least twice as much and can't match any aspect of performance. No, I've never ridden a Harley and couldn't have one as my ONLY bike, but to each his own...

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Did ya wreck in your OWN oil slick?

How many of those miles were spent pushing that rusty bag o' bolts?



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Can't we all just get along!! :D


I ride with people on HDs, talk to people on HDs, and always wave to people on HDs.I just don't ride a HD.To each their own as long as they are on a bike.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Twistiesman:
Can't we all just get along!! :D


I ride with people on HDs, talk to people on HDs, and always wave to people on HDs.I just don't ride a HD.To each their own as long as they are on a bike.

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I would wave to them but I'm sick I waisting
the effort just to be ignored... I don't think
that it's on us sportbike guys, if they wave
I wave back but it's not reciprocated.

Never understand why those with less machine
have more of an attitude problem... to me it's
compensation.... :mad:


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Damn, we are some harsh folks. :eek:

BTW, most of the other bikers return my wave regardless of what they are riding. I wave real energetically(sp), as if I know them and it worries them not to wave back... like they're going to piss off a friend. ;)

I do agree with Dave, at least they are motorcycles. :cool:

One neat thing is that you never see two Harleys alike. It must be the natural varience that gravity puts on those oil leaks... gives each one a unique sheen. :rolleyes: :p

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Damn, we are some harsh folks. :eek:

BTW, most of the other bikers return my wave regardless of what they are riding. I wave real energetically(sp), as if I know them and it worries them not to wave back... like they're going to piss off a friend. ;)

I do agree with Dave, at least they are motorcycles. :cool:

One neat thing is that you never see two Harleys alike. It must be the natural varience that gravity puts on those oil leaks... gives each one a unique sheen. :rolleyes: :p

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i refuse to get worked up about this shit anymore,you guys have fun i'll be out riding my harley

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I can agree that at least they are on 2 wheels as opposed to being in a cage.

But how many times do we (sport bikes) have to endure getting the 3 finger salute or ignored?

I bought my bike for the thrill, acceleration, and the fun of riding a high performance machine.

IMHO, HD owners (for the most part) are in the sport for the image and a whole hell of a lot of shade tree mechanical work.

I would rather ride/race my bike everyday than work/clean it. Think of all the money would save in oil alone. Plus, you might not lose your hearing or lose you spleen because of the rattles.

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I've never even sat on a HD and I absolutly think there worthless, why do people pay for craphola. Must be the Tough guy image. If I wanted to ride two wheels just for the tranportation, I'd atleast of bought a moped, there a little more reliable. Which reminds me of this guy I work with, now I try to make a point of not putting down someones bike in their face but this guy gets shit for his bike and sometimes I laugh alone with the other guys. He rides a suzuki savage which is basically a lawn mower on two wheels. One cylinder 650, crazy. I guess I kind of understand why that's what we rides because I've seen him try to sit on a R6, couldn't even tippy toe the bike. The other day he asked me what type of exhaust he should put on his ride so it would be louder and people would hear him coming. I really don't know anything about cruisers so I told him he should try drilling some holes in the can to liven up his purring machine. He accually did it. :D

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OK, I have to put my 2 cents in on this one. I bought a 2000 Sportster Custom 1200 in January. I "thought" I wanted a Harley since I don't know when. I kept my YZF600R for 3 months as well, then decided I needed to get rid of one of them. So for some reason I chose the YZF600R :confused: . The night I sold it, I stayed awake wondering WHAT I JUST DID?? Seriously, I had trouble sleeping every night after that. Finally I couldn't take the fear and aggravation of not making it home everytime I rode because something might fall off, or the rough riding of almost knocking the wind out of myself on bumps and numb hands from the vibrations and poor stopping/slow acceleration/handling ability and the kickstand dragging in all the corners . . . . and sold it and bought an R1. Now I live in a perfect :) :D Motorcycle world again and can sleep at night :) ! The Harley was pretty and had a "Classic" look, but was not my "cup of tea" :eek: . To each their own!

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