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post #1 of 10 Old 01-06-2009, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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May need a new job

Boss pulled up today with a new harley glide. Offers, wanna' take it for a ride? Immediately, and without thinking it through I say "are you kidding?, someone may SEE me, I have a reputation to uphold".

Anyone need a good machinist?

Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-06-2009, 09:55 PM
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-09-2009, 08:33 AM
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One of the managers picked up a new Ultra Classic and asked me if I wanted to take it out for a ride.. I told him I don't like riding heavy bikes..

He turned his head and said "you have a Goldwing!"..

I told him it may weigh as much as a tank, but it doesn't handle like one..
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I would have been on it and gone before he changed his mind. It has two wheels and the rest is to be discovered. Honestly I am not a HD fan but I would ride one if it was free.

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Well, the last time I rode one was just that. The last time. No hard feelings. Just not agile enough for me.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-14-2009, 06:34 PM
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Yes an HD can make you appreciate the weight of a nimble KLR.

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I did ride a semi-agile harley once. A Sprint 350. What a POS.

Took a little road trip once in the early 70's with three other guys, me on a Honda CL 450, a guy nicknamed "Dumpy", for his riding technique on a Suzuki 250, Mike on the Kaw Z-1 900, which I later bought, and poor Steve on the Sprint. We were only going from LA to Big Bear Lake to camp for the weekend. About halfway there I see the Sprints speedo dangling from the cable. Stop and tie it back on. A little while later we have to stop because it has now shaken off the left footpeg. He can use the rear pegs but is having a hell of a time shifting. It is dark now and we finally make it to camp. Being young and stupid we are all freezing because we didn't gear up anticipating the temperature change that high elevation brings about. No sooner had we stopped the sprint catches on fire. We are reluctant to put it out, as it is now serving a useful purpose...heat for our frozen bodies.

Hence my introduction to ADV riding and distaste for HD.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-14-2009, 09:13 PM
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I've ridden several, and the only ones I've enjoyed said "Buell"..
Double A's brother had a 1200 Roadster, and I figured it'd be somewhat nimble.. Nope.. Heavy, long, and I couldn't wait to give it back..

For the long haul, down an Interstate, a dresser Harley isn't all bad, but not my ideal motorcycle by any means..

Someone must like them.. They're everywhere!!!
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I will own a harley someday my brother has had quite a few of them and I really like riding them.
I bought a klr because I can justify it, and it takes me anywhere I want to go I like off roading and pavement riding both. try that on a harley haha
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