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EFILNIKUFESIN
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I still don't understand how Harley is the epitome of freedom.
It's slow, so you can't run away from a cop's honda/BMW
It's air cooled, so driving under the bright sun is not very free
It's eating gasoline, which is not so free , at least not a long distance
And, It's only for the highways, which is a small part of the freedom.
 

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"Organ Transplantation Organisation" Zuahuahauha.
I still don't understand how Harley is the epitome of freedom.
It's slow, so you can't run away from a cop's honda/BMW
It's air cooled, so driving under the bright sun is not very free
It's eating gasoline, which is not so free , at least not a long distance
And, It's only for the highways, which is a small part of the freedom.
:lol: Not sure where that came from:

1. - I think they're playing on the whole made in america thing, that and motorcycles do give a sense of freedom on the road IMO.

2. - If you need to run from the cops, you're probably riding like a dangerous asshole.

3. - Air cooling has never given me issues on my Suzuki Intruder, even on the hottest summer days. My stepdads Electra glide performs just as well.

4. - My step dads fuel injected Electra glide gets better MPG than my Intruder, and he has a bigger engine and his is a dresser, it's a lot bigger.

5. - How are they only for the highways? Me and my step dad go cruising through the twisty roads in the pine barrens all the time and have a blast.

(keep in mind that when I say "You" or "you're" i'm not referring to you specifically.)

We all just like to ride and be happy :D
 

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:lol: Not sure where that came from:

1. - I think they're playing on the whole made in america thing, that and motorcycles do give a sense of freedom on the road IMO.

2. - If you need to run from the cops, you're probably riding like a dangerous asshole.

3. - Air cooling has never given me issues on my Suzuki Intruder, even on the hottest summer days. My stepdads Electra glide performs just as well.

4. - My step dads fuel injected Electra glide gets better MPG than my Intruder, and he has a bigger engine and his is a dresser, it's a lot bigger.

5. - How are they only for the highways? Me and my step dad go cruising through the twisty roads in the pine barrens all the time and have a blast.

(keep in mind that when I say "You" or "you're" i'm not referring to you specifically.)

We all just like to ride and be happy :D
Hahah, well, we have totally different experiences :)
My friends Dad and his "gang" had Harleys, and we where cruising down (we on a Honda) in 40 Degrees celcius. They had to stop and cool down after 300 km. We don't LOL.
You compare Harley with an intruder, which is unfair. They are both obsolete :rofl: It's about efficiency, burning that much gasoline for riding with 60 miles is not cool for me

I wouldn't like to ride offroad or on small city streets with a Harley. Too heavy, too low, too wide, and wrong riding position. The suspension is horrendous too. Highways are the only place where a Harley shine...well half-way that is.

But as you say, it's a matter of taste, and I obviously do not have that taste :)

I prefer more efficiency, rigidity, bedder riding position, better suspension, better cooling, lighter weight, different sound, and a different community which would be less laughable.

Funny thing, chicks totally like Harleys and are mostly telling "fuck efficiency, this is image" . But after sitting on a Ducati, Agusta, Morini, Guzzi, VMAX, MT-1, this image thing loses it's power.
Even if I would ride a chopper, it would be something custom with modern technology. Or just get a Triumph 6 cylinder. Now that's something worth to pay the money!
 

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Hahah, well, we have totally different experiences :)
My friends Dad and his "gang" had Harleys, and we where cruising down (we on a Honda) in 40 Degrees celcius. They had to stop and cool down after 300 km. We don't LOL.
You compare Harley with an intruder, which is unfair. They are both obsolete :rofl: It's about efficiency, burning that much gasoline for riding with 60 miles is not cool for me

I wouldn't like to ride offroad or on small city streets with a Harley. Too heavy, too low, too wide, and wrong riding position. The suspension is horrendous too. Highways are the only place where a Harley shine...well half-way that is.

But as you say, it's a matter of taste, and I obviously do not have that taste :)

I prefer more efficiency, rigidity, bedder riding position, better suspension, better cooling, lighter weight, different sound, and a different community which would be less laughable.

Funny thing, chicks totally like Harleys and are mostly telling "fuck efficiency, this is image" . But after sitting on a Ducati, Agusta, Morini, Guzzi, VMAX, MT-1, this image thing loses it's power.
Even if I would ride a chopper, it would be something custom with modern technology. Or just get a Triumph 6 cylinder. Now that's something worth to pay the money!
Well considering my bike is a 1993, it's certainly going to show its age :lol: However, with a Corbin seat, forward controls, and progressive suspension, she's certainly comfortable.
 

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I'd still like to own a Harley. :yesway: I just like motorcycles.

wouldn't like to ride offroad or on small city streets with a Harley. Too heavy, too low, too wide, and wrong riding position. The suspension is horrendous too. Highways are the only place where a Harley shine...well half-way that is.
You sound like me when I was 18. :lol:

I prefer more efficiency, rigidity, bedder riding position, better suspension, better cooling, lighter weight, different sound, and a different community which would be less laughable.
Would you say that people should only play electric guitars, because acoustics are less tech? Try taking my lighter, more efficient R1 out for a 300-400 mile ride, and then tell me you don't want to be on a cruiser instead. :lol:

As far as community - for every Harley guy like the ones that the video is poking fun of, there are THOUSANDS that just enjoy motorcycling dude.
 

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I'd still like to own a Harley. :yesway: I just like motorcycles.

You sound like me when I was 18. :lol:

Would you say that people should only play electric guitars, because acoustics are less tech? Try taking my lighter, more efficient R1 out for a 300-400 mile ride, and then tell me you don't want to be on a cruiser instead. :lol:

As far as community - for every Harley guy like the ones that the video is poking fun of, there are THOUSANDS that just enjoy motorcycling dude.
Hahaha, well, you ride a R1 don't you? And instead a 68 Mustang, you prefer the BMW. You are the last one to argue :nono::rofl::rofl::rofl: I like motorcycles too, and there are very good looking Harleys. But that's it.

I prefer Enduros and there is a reason for that. Good handling, neutral sitting positions, decent milage and confortable enough. Streetfighters and Supermotos are on 2. rank

And for the Harley community, well, 3 weeks ago, there was this big Harley weekend, where every where was full of Harleys and their riders. The Word Harley made me puke, and the big noise everywhere was unbearable. People with Nazi Helmets, people with thick leather jackets under strong sunlight, people with funny bandanas, and the list goes on.

I play both acoustic and electric, but I still prefer newer guitars and more refined ideas. I scallop my boards, I change tuners etc. I order multi scale guitars and custom Neo PUs. That's the effect of German soil, air and water I assume hahahah:rofl: Efficiency, new technologies and improvement is important for me. I rather give my money for the people who really try hard to make things better, and not the ones who charge thousand times more than they should, with 60 years old design and tech.

BTW, If I really would like to ride an old style chopper, that would be an Enfield. At least, you pay for what you get!
 

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I'm generally not a fan of the style, but I like the more stripped-down Sportster. My friend is selling a really nice deep blue colored one with a very posh tan leather seat and minimal chrome, wish he were holding onto it.
 

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It's slow, so you can't run away from a cop's honda/BMW
Except that cops around here drive Harley's, which is why they can't catch the guys on crotch rockets. :lol:

Still, despite all the drawbacks, Harley's sound fucking awesome. There is something about that big V-twin "blat", that ranks right up there with Cuban cigars, big tits, and single malt Scotch. :metal:
 

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Except that cops around here drive Harley's, which is why they can't catch the guys on crotch rockets. :lol:

Still, despite all the drawbacks, Harley's sound fucking awesome. There is something about that big V-twin "blat", that ranks right up there with Cuban cigars, big tits, and single malt Scotch. :metal:
:agreed:

I love the look of old 1940s and 50s era motorcycles personally. I saw one on 95 the other day, looked old as shit, was stripped down, and had two ammo cans screwed onto the back instead of saddle bags. THAT! Is a badass motorcycle to me.
 

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Except that cops around here drive Harley's, which is why they can't catch the guys on crotch rockets. :lol:
Those guys ride so dangerously, that it's probably just better to let them inevitably splatter themselves all over the pavement.

I would love to ride a motorcycle, but you basically have to be borderline suicidal to ride one around the Washington DC area. To me, it's something that's better to do out in the country on a nice spring or summer day.
 

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Those guys ride so dangerously, that it's probably just better to let them inevitably splatter themselves all over the pavement.

I would love to ride a motorcycle, but you basically have to be borderline suicidal to ride one around the Washington DC area. To me, it's something that's better to do out in the country on a nice spring or summer day.
That's why you shouldn't live in the DC area silly. I only venture north of Fredericksburg for work :lol:
 

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Great video, spot on about a ton of things :)

I still have a bad taste in my mouth from Harleys during the AMF years

You had to stop every 20 miles and tighten up all of the bolts
They're not THAT bad - I put over 1000 mi on my '74 in July-October last year, and it never left me stranded, and nothing important ever fell off :)

A lot of the modern Harleys are so-so, IMO, but the Dyna series is solid. Daemon Barbeque, I think we probably just see it differently, but I really like the feeling of riding a bike that's older than I am.
 
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