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Old 04-22-2003, 12:10 PM   #41
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Default Re: I've been saying this all along

What if braking ability doesn't even come into question - as in riding around the block? Just stay in first and when you get to your driveway turn in and quickly turn off the ignition.

Each control on your motorcycle is critically important in an emergency. When the SUV on your left starts pushing you off the road or the car in front of you hits the guy in front of HIM, you need all the control options you can get whether you're on an ElectroGlide or a moped.
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:01 PM   #42
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Default Re: Revelation: The Beauty of Simplicity

Or a GSX based air/oil cooled inline four with screw and locknut valve adjustments that anyone can work on, then you'd have the simplicity of a Harley and the performance and handling of a more modern sportbike for half the price, ( now, where have I seen one of those)
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:11 PM   #43
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How about the superiority of Milwaukee engineering?

Large dispacement slow turning roller bearing engines with locomotive like torque and no maintenance!

Belts need no adjustment.

Hyraulic lifters need no adjustment.

Electronic ignition ( built to MilSpecs 8-Ad110) need no adjustments.

Basically just change the oil (Castrol Syntech 5W-50) and check the tires and you are set for tens of thousands of trouble free miles.

I think all German vehicles are shop queens.

I think all Japanese vehicles are precision junk.

The Brits and the Italians make great machines, but they are not as simple to maintain as the locomotives from Milwaukee.
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:11 PM   #44
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If you're a big time bikey type like Kpaul your battery will never go dead 'cause you're to busy thundering along a 9000rpm, crankin' out 4000 miles a year. It's only lame-o Hardley riders who have that problem. And everyone knows that Japanese bikes are reliable and cheap to work on so if you insist on being Euro-centric you're just going to have to pay up.
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:31 PM   #45
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Tha Valkyerie is just as easy (Goldwing too but you have to remove plastic) and the machining on the cylinder heads and even the valve cover bolts is a thing of beauty. Much better motor than the big twins which vibrate way too much in their current size. The best thing BMW could do would be to add cylinders to their R bikes but they won't because Honda did it first. Too bad. I like my R60.
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:42 PM   #46
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As much as I would like to bag on the Harley Posers, I could never call em dumb farts.



Heck, most Harleys are $18k plus. Now, unless your selling drugs you have to be doing something very smark.



Let's admit it. Most Harley riders are CPA's, Dentist or Lawyers who last shave on Friday so that on sunday, they have the bandito 5 o'clock shadow.



Soooooo, I don't think their dumb. Far from it.



Posing cost money.



Geez, I'm gonna get ribbed bad when I finally buy a cruiser.
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:47 PM   #47
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LOL, a GOLDWING RIDER! I use to think Goldwings were so stupid. Buy a car!



But now..... oh god, I'm getting older. I rode with a group of Goldwing and cruiser bikes a few months back.



I thought to myself.."boy that 2002 GoldWing looks sporty".



I guess we all change.



Now to eat my words and get that tatoo and buy a Harley.
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:58 PM   #48
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Precision junk? Uh boy, that doesn't add up.



I love all bikes in and sure would like to have a big stable.



But badmouthing a bike cuz it's Precision made.......



So the new Corvettes are junk? The new Cadi's?



I don't follow that argument.



I do like my ol' simple Duc's I've owned in the past.

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Old 04-22-2003, 03:21 PM   #49
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Does anyone else think that the constant flaming on these forums is annoying? While many of us sometimes succumb to the occasional flame throwing or flame baiting behavior I feel like it is getting out of hand. The first whole page of posts is taken up by jackasses flaming each other.





Longride and KPaulCook please exchange email addresses and insult each other on your own time.
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Old 04-22-2003, 03:42 PM   #50
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You missed the point.



Take cheap materials.



Use precise manufacturing techniques.



Bring them together in a Japanese factory.



Precision junk.



Corvettes? Cadillacs?



What are you talking about?



Badmouthing a bike because it is precision made?



No, it is because it is made of cheap materials.



Precision junk.
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