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Ride what you want to ride but that attitude many have like they're the penultimate riders is what I find ridiculous.
How does being second-to-last result in an attitude?



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I don't think anyone bought a Harley because of the way it drove. With their styling and attention to cosmetic details though they have a strong emotional appeal to many.

With the Versys form follows function, styling was an after thought. The much lower finish quality (limited color selection, no metal plating/chrome, lower paint quality, more plastic, etc.) of Kawasaki is a function of the more reasonable price. Harleys have a finish quality at the top of the industry but a price as well. With a Harley function follows form, sometimes from a safe distance.
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It doesn't matter to me if it is a Honda or a Harley, but I dislike choppers and cruisers, they just don't appeal to me at all.
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I find more hate on this forum towards riders of other models than I do on any other forum I visit. It is almost like everyone is hypersensitive about choosing the Versys as their ride of choice.

I've never gotten any flak for any bike I ride. Looking at adding a Concours to the stable. I'm sure I'll hear the crotch rocket remarks.

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How does being second-to-last result in an attitude?
LOL. Just curious which manufacturer you figure to be in last place?

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LOL. Just curious which manufacturer you figure to be in last place?
I wasn't ranking manufacturers, I was wondering what El Tig meant in his post. "Penultimate" means second-to-last...maybe he thought it meant something else.



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to kinda quote Indigo from the Princess Bride
I don't think that word means what you think it does.
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to kinda quote Indigo from the Princess Bride
I don't think that word means what you think it does.
Inconceivable!

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LOL. Just curious which manufacturer you figure to be in last place?
Would that be URAL...?

The Kawi shop in Red Deer, Alberta has/ had an older (but WAY COOL) Harley 750 OHV flat-tracker in the show room. Aluminum engine, twin carbs, spool hubs... I'd give my left nut....

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Bones, you sir are correct and thanks for the definition!

I was on a keyboard roll and threw that word in borrowing it from when a friend in high school had used it many years ago. I'm pretty certain he didn't think The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" was the second to last best rock song of all time! I think I should've used "ultimate".

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Bones, you sir are correct and thanks for the definition!

I was on a keyboard roll and threw that word in borrowing it from when a friend in high school had used it many years ago. I'm pretty certain he didn't think The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" was the second to last best rock song of all time! I think I should've used "ultimate".
Words are my business so I tend to pay attention. Now I realize that what I thought you meant is actually what you meant.



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That's a porsche
Sure. And we can buy one at the Porsche dealer. Right?

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Whats the difference between a Harley and a Kirby Vacuum?


The Harley can hold 2 dirt bags.:yeahsmil e:

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Would that be URAL...?

The Kawi shop in Red Deer, Alberta has/ had an older (but WAY COOL) Harley 750 OHV flat-tracker in the show room. Aluminum engine, twin carbs, spool hubs... I'd give my left nut....
Sounds cool. On a side note, I've actually been to Red Deer for a family reunion, (my second wife's family that is). I remember it stayed light out till around 10 PM or later.

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Sounds cool. On a side note, I've actually been to Red Deer for a family reunion, (my second wife's family that is). I remember it stayed light out till around 10 PM or later.
In the height of summer the sunrise starts lightening the skies in the 3 to 3:30AM range.

Course, in the winter it's dark around 4:30PM till 8ish....

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Whats the difference between a Harley and a Kirby Vacuum?


The Harley can hold 2 dirt bags.:yeahsmil e:
Ok time for HD to have joke on jap bike to be fair.

A young squid goes out and buys a brand new Busa. He takes it out for a spin and while stopping for a red light, an old man on a Harley (looking about 70 years old) pulls up next to him. "What kind of Bike ya' got there, sonny?" The squid replies, "A Suzuki Hyabusa, the most powerful production motorcycle in the world." So the old man gets off his bike and closely inspects the sleek, shiny red Busa and the young squid sitting on it all dressed out in full leathers. Then he scratches his do-rag clad noggin and exclaims how it surely is a fine looking machine. Just then the light changes so the young squid decides to show the old man what his Busa can do. He pops the clutch, winds it out and within 10 seconds the speedometer reads 150 mph. Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer! He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly, whhhoooossshhh! Something whips by him, going much faster! "What on earth could be going faster than my Busa?!" the young squid asks himself. Then, ahead of him, he sees a dot coming toward him. Whoooooosh! It goes by again, heading the opposite direction! And it almost looked like the old man on the Harley! "Couldn't be," thinks the squid. "How could a Harley driven by an old geezer outrun my Busa?!" Again, he sees a dot in his rear view mirror! Whooooosh Ka-BbblaMMM! The Harley plows into the back of his Busa, demolishing the rear end. The young squid and old man are sprawled out on the pavement and, of course, hurting for certain. But the young squid is resiliant, runs up to the old man and says, "You gotta tell me how you got that thing to be faster than my Busa !" The old man looks up and replies, "OK..., but first, unhook my suspenders from your side-view mirror, will ya?"
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Check out this guy's HD rant... http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html



Here's a SMALL sample of his rant:
It's amazing that people who want a HD will do just about anything to get one ... so great is the need to be accepted, to be wanted, to be complimented and admired for what you own and how you dress that the wish becomes a dream and then the dream becomes a desire and then the desire becomes a necessity. These people will surrender integrity that they never had to begin with. To ride on the back of and be seen on a Harley women will have sex with men they normally wouldn't give their phone number to. HD makes you more popular at the same time that it makes you less likable. HD offers conformity in the guise of freedom, group belonging in the guise of individuality, fashion in the guise of safety, obsolescence in the guise of heritage and stagnation in the guise of engineering. When you ride a Harley, you allow yourself to do something completely foolish in order to be considered totally cool and that's the worst choice that any smart person could ever make. This is how pop culture works; you allow yourself to be convinced that you're sharing a reality that doesn't exist and you pay for it each step of the way. HD is perhaps the worst kind of poser lifestyle because it offers you coolness in exchange for money. You buy your cool rather than earn it and in the true nature of being cool there are no shortcuts ... something that Harley Davidson failed to learn many, many decades ago.

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Our group went on a ride to Hermosa Beach when we got to the dining spot. Everybody was putting thier gear away and an older guy who for sure didn't know the difference between the harleys and the cruisers saw my bike and goes Hey these guys let you ride with them" I replied "Yea they need some one that can show the tow truck driver where thier broke down" He laughed his butt off and just walked away......

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Oh yeah... I just remembered it's Thunder Beach here in Panama City this weekend. Yawn... Thousands of Harleys are clogging the roads... Rattling the windows... And their riders are stuffing the coffers of local businesses. I especially enjoy seeing the super posers who TRAILER their hogs to town for the weekend.

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