Apologies to HD owners.


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Apologies to HD owners.

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:44 am





"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby themainviking » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:21 am

Hahahahaha... That is funny.
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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:48 pm

I didn't quite get it at first but then I saw the HD sign, oh man that's bad.... :shock:

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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby trike lady » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:05 pm

The highway department posts signs like this one.
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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby thrasherg » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:25 pm

I love them both!! And it was probably 85KPH not MPH!! :lol:

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Postby RoadRogue » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:36 pm

Im saving both of those pics , I know just who to send them to. 8-)
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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby redial » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:30 am

According to my copy of the road regs for international signage, the rectangular signs are for MPH, and the circular ones are for Km/h. That is except for the UK, which is the only Commonwealth country not to have Standards Internationale (SI) (metric) signs.

It was a bit offputting when I dove for the first time in the UK and came across a speed limit sign, and immediately thought that it was in Km/h because it was circular.

In Ireland, they paint warnings on the road for hazards, like: SLOW, VERY SLOW, and for really tights blind corners, DEAD SLOW. In Ireland you have to be careful driving in the countryside, as they drive a lot of Lambhorginis (sp), the only trouble is that they are big rear end tractors!
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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby seelyark1 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:44 pm

Back in the days when I was riding a 750 4, I was riding with a buddy that was allways picking on a guy at work that was a HD fanatic. We would tell him that you had to double nut everything then put in a cotter pin, then safety wire it to keep it together. One day we were following a HD and at an intersection, his right foot peg fell off, but he kept riding like nothing was wrong. Bet he had a tired leg when he got home. :lol: Ride safe, Dave
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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby erikwillke » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:51 am

Love the pictures. Not trying to stir the pot but I'd like to add this. I ride both Harley and metric bikes and I can tell you that most Harleys are fast, even stock. What they don't have is comfort.

Based solely on my experience with the people I ride with (about a 30-70 mix, metric to Harley) the Harleys that are slowly ridden come in two catagories. First is new/inexperienced/part-time riders who wanted a bike and bought the hype that Harley is the only bike any red blooded American male should ever own. It is my contention that those riders would be just as slow on an R1. Second is the mostly-in-town riders who, while they may be experienced, only experience life from bar to bar and light to light. Those are the ones you'll find on the tail of the dragon with traffic behind them because they don't know how to ride twisties without being upright.

Beyond that they HDs are woefully built for curves. I went from my Nighthawk 750-4 to a Sportster 1200. I thought that a name like Sportster would imply it was built for more sporty maneuvers. I was mistaken. I took my first twistie like I would my Nighthawk and promptly customized my pipes. Next turn customized my left footpeg. That's when I learned why my riding mates took turns agonizingly slow.

But on the straightaways the 103ci motor and low end torque makes them beasts, absolute beasts (not my sporty, but they guys I ride with). My sporty is very fast with lots of torque and doesn't get whiny at top end.

That being said, I find pics like the first one frickin' hilarious! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby thrasherg » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:09 pm

Whilst I don't own an HD, I have sevral friends that do, they used to race with me in our younger days (Not on HD, but on YZ350's and RG500's) and like you say, an HD can be made to hussle pretty damn quickly if the rider knows what he is doing, but they do lack clearance in the bends!! I just like to wind them and any other HD rider up.. :oops: My evil nature I guess.. :lol: Each to their own..

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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby erikwillke » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:14 pm

thrasherg wrote:Whilst I don't own an HD, I have sevral friends that do, they used to race with me in our younger days (Not on HD, but on YZ350's and RG500's) and like you say, an HD can be made to hussle pretty damn quickly if the rider knows what he is doing, but they do lack clearance in the bends!! I just like to wind them and any other HD rider up.. :oops: My evil nature I guess.. :lol: Each to their own..

Gary


I agree. What i find hilarious is the moment they realize that my GL is still right beside them, after they goosed the throttle and thought they left the "old man's bike" behind.
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Re: Apologies to HD owners.

Postby mbuesing » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:43 am

Now that's good. :lol:


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