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Old 06-30-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default This newbie wants what he wants......

I know it's wrong. I know it's exepnsive. But I don't care. I've been looking at lower end bikes....i.e. metrics...Triumph too. I know my 1st should be inexpensive and slightly smaller. I really want the Road King. Is buying it such a bad thing? I'm 6ft, 230. C'mon now....be honest.....
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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If your fond of emergancy room visits, spending thousands replacing scratched chrome and side cases then by all means, do as you like. Sure you could buy the bike of your dreams and have no bad luck, but odds are stacked way way way against you. Roll the dice and see what happens. Just because all of us saying buy cheap, light and used first, have been riding since we could walk, what do we know? Honest enough?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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ahhhh.....well at least you're not co-signing my bulls&^t
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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If you've never driven a car would you want learn to drive in a Peterbilt?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:52 PM   #5
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I bought a Harley FXR as my first bike, figuring that if I didn't really enjoy it, I could sell it without losing my @ss.

I sold it 8 years later and probably broke even (after lots of miles, modifications and upgrades), which tickled me immensely.

Those days are gone, though.

The advice to buy a 'learner' bike remains good gouge.

Don't buy something weird, because no one else will want it when you're ready to flip it for your 'dream bike.'
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:07 PM   #6
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Also with added miles the bike of your dreams changes. I really wanted a Harley growing up, till I rode one... Growing up with a decade of light and nimble dirt bikes, and riding Buddies UJM's, sport bikes and dual sports then hopping on a Harley was a big disappointment. In comparison HD's dont turn stop or go, but they sure are shiny and loud. With my love of the corners and hatred for washing my bike an HD wasnt in the cards as my 1 and only bike. I'd love to own one eventually, and that road king would be at the top of my HD list. Though there is 5 or 6 bikes I'd add to the stable before making room for the HD. But thats just me... Its your life and your money, spend it on what makes you happy.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:24 PM   #7
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I know it's wrong. I know it's exepnsive. But I don't care. I've been looking at lower end bikes....i.e. metrics...Triumph too. I know my 1st should be inexpensive and slightly smaller. I really want the Road King. Is buying it such a bad thing? I'm 6ft, 230. C'mon now....be honest.....
Sure, go ahead. The 'King is one of the best handling bikes HD makes. Cops love 'em because they're really manuverable and comfortable for all day riding. Pop off the bags and windscreen, you've got a nice beach cruiser with the wind in your hair. Plenty of room out back for a bevy of congenial companions. Get the Custom and it comes with cruise control; what more could you ask for?

Be sure to add the "Engine Guards" if your doesn't have them already.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:54 PM   #8
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I know it's wrong. I know it's exepnsive. But I don't care. I've been looking at lower end bikes....i.e. metrics...Triumph too. I know my 1st should be inexpensive and slightly smaller. I really want the Road King. Is buying it such a bad thing? I'm 6ft, 230. C'mon now....be honest.....
If you are ready to throw 18 grand at a bike than spend another 1500 and get a cheap piece of crap so you can figure out how to ride first.

Dropping 1500 dollars worth of bike and denting the tank is a lot less painful than doing it on an $18,000 Road King. Buy them both at the same time if you want.
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...........a BossHoss 502 with a 6-71 Roots blower and Nawz.............

It's the only logical choice for a Man that wants to feel Manly when riding with other Men (in a purely non-homoerotic way).

(unless you're into that homoerotic-type thing, and that's OK too)
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...........a BossHoss 502 with a 6-71 Roots blower and Nawz.............

It's the only logical choice for a Man that wants to feel Manly when riding with other Men (in a purely non-homoerotic way).

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