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Don't buy a Harley Davidson it might weeble wobble and crash

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by crf69, May 26, 2011.

  1. Jun 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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  2. Jun 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    How about don't buy a Harley since all they do is leak oil?:D
     
  3. Jun 23, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    they also apparently rattle the neck bearings so much they go out after 20k miles.

    better bust out the red locktite for every nut and bolt on these things.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    They are badass bikes but I just wouldn't own one. I would be fine on a Yamaha wannabe. But then I would never own a road bike in So Cal.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    WTtoolman

    WTtoolman Facial bones colapse as I crack your skull in half

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    Just because they their fork is made by the same company doesn't mean they're the same. Each motorcycle manufacturer has their suspension built to their specs, not the suspension companies specs. They just build what the bike manufactuer wants. I guess my shocks are the same ones they run on the trophy trucks since they say bilstein on the side. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jun 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    You sure sound like the guy that rides a Yamaha v-twin (CLONE) from N Carolina. Sure, there are plenty of posers that ride HD and I ignore them for the most part, but the posers that bug me the most are the ones on metrics with shit exhaust that sounds like a pop corn machine, and they always have to crank it up WTF

    BTW: My first tank slap experience was on a Yamaha 500 back in the '70's. HD did not invent tank slap or whatever you want to call it.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    Video in OP doesn't work anymore. I missed it :(
     
  8. Jun 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    You must be reading about pre-evo. LMAO
     
  9. Jun 23, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    sounds like a floor mat problem
     
  10. Jun 23, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    All the throttle tubes must be ground down stat!!
     
  11. Jun 23, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    I own a harley and don't own any harley apparel :( Washed it maybe 3 times in 2 years. I will ride it to work- construction sites. Guess I am your typical poser fashion rider.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    crf69 [OP] scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    it's all about being on the road man.

    when it comes down to it.

    just bike choice depends on how you would like to handle it.

    like this guy....

    he don't care about flex in his handlebars.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jun 23, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    That pic looks to be a bit distorted, and those braids on the grips are a clear indication of a poser. I'm guessing the tool bag is empty too.
     
  14. Jun 23, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    I ride a Harley, '06 Electra Glide Ultra Classic, never had it wobble on me.

    I don't consider myself a 'harley person', I don't wear costumes, just proper safety gear; I don't go to rallies or harley rides. I just really like riding it down the highway at 90mph, gf on back, and all our gear stowed away in the ample storage, while being super comfortable. It's a great machine, even has a stereo; just change the oil regularly.

    I grew up riding dirtbikes, now my main whip is a Suzuki DR650 dual sport modded for offroad, my play bike is a YZ250 2 stroke, and my travel bike the Harley. I only ride the harley if my gf wants to go and the ride is longer than a couple hours.

    I would ride any bike if I liked it as much as the Harley. And any gear-head can appreciate a loud-ass set of pipes when you twist the throttle, regardless of where it was made or how it's branded.

    It's true, there are plenty of status douches on Harleys, but that's true of the street bikers, dualsported that never see dirt, etc. etc. Hell, to be selfish enough to ride a bike on the street already says something about your ego. Anyone that rides just for transportation 1/2 full of bs, in the US anyway.

    My Suzuki is my favorite tho: wheelies, whoops, and a plate!
     
  15. Jun 23, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    I work on bikes for a living, and I HATE loud pipes. Nothing more screams louder "look at me I'm a moron" than that.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2011 at 4:22 AM
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    that guy seems to "know everything" so i'm with you on being the typical poser fashion rider
     
  17. Jun 24, 2011 at 4:37 AM
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    i dont get the whole typical poser fashion rider deal, isnt that alot like all of us?
    we prefer toyota trucks why? and guys with 2wd lift them why? (im one of those)
    because we love the trucks and we love the look of them even if its a pavement pounding mall crawler. and as far as loud pipes my pappy almost got hit more than once because nobody could see him or hear him, not for the rumble or anything but for his safety and my moms safety
     
  18. Jun 24, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    Well it's hard to read my "I'm a moron shirt" when I'm riding, so the loud pipes just make it easier for you to pick me out of a crowd.

    Have you ever ridden a HD Ultra Classic?
     
  19. Jun 24, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Sure have. Our dealership also owns 3 harley dealerships.

    I'd take a Victory over an HD anyways.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    Sure, there are lots of bikes I would take. But man, the HD is really nice to ride on long trips. And from my experience, loud pipes are only loud when you're not the one on the bike. Believe me, we have an annual biker gathering downtown... F my ears, and don't plan on sleeping much that week either. The only time I really hear my HD is when I'm twisting hard for fun/adrenaline punch, but under normal riding it really doesn't seem loud.

    Plus: wow, you guys run 3 HD shops and you hate loud pipes... must be tough.
     
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