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Old 08-17-2006, 06:02 PM   #21
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:55 AM   #22
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Default Re: Harley Stamps!

Heck, now I'll find all my mail in the street! It will vibrate it's way out of the mailbox.
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:17 AM   #23
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Not for me- I heard the printing ink on the stamps is manufactured in Asian countries.
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:42 AM   #24
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Hey at least now you know you can buy stamps to match your Harley jackets, pens, flashlights, calendars, tampons, etc. LOL!

You be stylin!!!!
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:04 AM   #25
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Default Re: I'll Wait for the Riceburner Stamps

But they will depreciate so fast you can't buy them and get them on the envelope to mail them........
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:05 AM   #26
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There should be a Goldwing stamp also, since they're put together in the States.



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Old 08-18-2006, 08:08 AM   #27
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A friend and I rented Road King's in Denver two weeks ago for a 4-day trek around the mountains. Conditions were near perfect, warm but not hot during the day, cool at night, only a few hours of rain the whole time.

( www.joconne.com/Rockies ) The trip was marred a bit however by the bikes we chose to rent. When we made the reservation we tried for wings or BMWs but they were already taken, so decided to go with the Harleys. Since neither of us had ever owned one, we thought it would be a great opportunity for an extended trial. As it turned out, trial was just the right description. I found the Road King to be severely underpowered, with very poor brakes, lousy steering handling at the low speeds required on the many tight switchbacks we rode in the mountains, a big vibration problem, and difficult to see instrumentation. Compared to our regular rides (a 2002 Goldwing and a Suzuki Intruder 800), we both came away with a very low rating for the Harley. We were discussing this with some Harley enthuasiasts and they were quick to point out that these bikes were stock, and so of course needed to be lowered, tuned, bored out, etc. etc. But the question is why in the world does anyone want to drastically overpay for a standard bike that then needs an additional $5,000 of add-ons just to be reasonably rideable when superior bikes can be purchased stock for a fraction of the price? I think the Harley stamps should commemorate the marketing genius that has sold this concept to the American public ... not to the bikes that ride like Hogs.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:05 AM   #28
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"I found the Road King to be severely underpowered, with very poor brakes, lousy steering handling at the low speeds required on the many tight switchbacks we rode in the mountains, a big vibration problem, and difficult to see instrumentation."



You sure they didn't rent you a 1956 Road King instead of a 2006?
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:18 PM   #29
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There's a difference?
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Old 08-19-2006, 09:49 AM   #30
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"we both came away with a very low rating for the Harley"



Wow, you donÂ’t say? IÂ’m going sell my Harleys and buy Suzuki intruder today. (Only IÂ’ll change Suzuki to Anal on my bike)





"and so of course needed to be lowered, tuned, bored out, etc. etc."



Really? My bikes are all stock, right down to exhausts, and they ride fine.





"why in the world does anyone want to drastically overpay for a standard bike"



For the same reason we do not all stay in trailer homes simply because their cheaper.

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