Lost my Harley Davidson...

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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ...to my wife!

    She completed today the training and testing of motorcycle riding and she told me the bike is hers!

    That means I'll be getting a bigger bike sometime soon! Woohoo...
     
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    Congrats to your wife!! Sounds like a win-win situation :)
     
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    Yep! Can hardly wait to go riding tandem.
     
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    Congrats to you both then!
     
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    The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club.
     
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    Congrats! You are a very lucky man!
     
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    Congrats to your wife for getting her license and congrats to you for getting out of a sporty :mrgreen:
     
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    If you're looking for a new bike, now is a good time to get something that's not a piece of crap :wink:
     
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    Now's your chance to get a good motorcycle, like a Honda or Kawasaki!
     
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    Would normally agree, but you posted a cramped up uncomfortable racing machine. Not everyone wants to be boy-racer out on the streets.

    A Vulcan or Shadow, that's the ticket. Spend half as much, get the same comfort, and spend less time keeping it running. Or be a loud obnoxious *** and get a Harley with aftermarket pipes. Then you can say ridiculous statements like "loud pipes saves lives." That's probably the most stupid statement I hear constantly from the Harley crowd.
     
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    Ha ha ha... Not for me

    Food for thought though... Could you find parts for this bike in 20 years from now? Because you can with a Harley.
     
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    No matter what you think, my story about loud pipes.

    Riding one day to work, minding my own way and in my lane, I come by a merging area (on my right) and I see a white Mercedes speeding behind me on the lane that was merging onto mine. Just as I see it on my right, I see the driver, a lady talking on a cell phone. Obviously she didn't see me or hear me. She starts moving to her left, onto my lane and into me. I was flanked on my left and had other cars ahead and behind me, so no place to go. Instinctively I revved the engine so she can hear toe 'loud pipes'. She did hear them, almost dropped the cell phone and she moved back into her lane, waited until both I and the car behind were ahead and then proceeded moving. I am convinced that doing the 'loud pipes' thing saved my skin.

    Are there obnoxious Harley riders with loud pipes? Yes. The pipes they use are called drag pipes and they are less effective than stock pipes. They are mostly for effect (noise). But one can't say for certain that the old adage 'loud pipes save lives' is not true. I am living proof. ;)
     

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