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Old 12-24-2003, 05:19 AM   #131
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BigJames,



Your "stable" tends toward the "Draught Horse" end of the spectrum, eh?



2003 HD E-Glide Classic

2000 BMW K1200LT

1988 HD E-Glide Sport/Watsonian Sidecar

1951 HD Servicar



You might consider changing your handle to "BigIron"!



I have the picture in my head of a big turntable in your garage (like the RR depots) to help you arrange your "locomotives".



I'm kinda jealous. Except when I think of Washday!



Have a Happy Holiday!
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Old 12-24-2003, 05:49 AM   #132
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Great article guys, thanks. Not my kind of bikes but different strokes for different folks and all. Happy Holidays to all you MOrons out there.
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Old 12-24-2003, 06:34 AM   #133
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Default Re: Winger, it's not 1980.

The comments people make that call HDs "old" technology make me chuckle. Much of the supposed "new" technology that you see on bikes actually was pioneered before WWII. It's only seen on production bikes today because of improved manufacturing technology, improved (and cheaper) metallurgy and a general improvement in affluence since WWII. Remember how much the first titanium parts were? Aluminum also has become substantially cheaper and that is the reason you see it as frame members... not because it's a suddenly discovered "new" technology.



Look at the pre-WWII race engines offered by such companies as Mercedes before you wax on about the fantastic "new" technology.



What, pray tell are the "new" technologies? Well that would EFI. But HD had EFI on many of its bikes before Honda. Imagine that.



Some people just aren't happy unless they can find a group of people to insult and look down on. Makes them feel better about their own miserable lives.



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Old 12-24-2003, 06:35 AM   #134
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I notice that he is pointedly ignoring you.
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Old 12-24-2003, 06:41 AM   #135
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Kawazukiharleywannabe. Got that right dude.

That's why the jap bikes are in business so that those with lesser coin can ride inferior plastic chrome wannabe wingdingers.
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Old 12-24-2003, 06:43 AM   #136
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We own a 1500 & 1800 Gold Wing, as well as a Buell M2 Cyclone, so I understand both types of engines. The V-Twin is a throbbing, rumbling beast, with a cadence similar to a heartbeat. The six rips with a silky resonance that reminds me of a Porsche 911. Definitely two very different personalities, but each is a personality in its own right.
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Old 12-24-2003, 06:48 AM   #137
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Default Re: What a crock.

The only people who win these arguments are the Sierra Club or Safety-Nazi types who would just as soon see all bikes banned.
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Old 12-24-2003, 07:44 AM   #138
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Merry Christmas to you and Seru and Sarnali and even KPaul and all the rest. I'm flying in next week. Do I get the Duc or the Geezer? LOL
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Old 12-24-2003, 07:46 AM   #139
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I just sat on a Kaw 2K and that thing is a MONSTER! Nice, and it's BIG. The Rocket III would be cool if I could stand to look at it, But that may take some doing.
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Old 12-24-2003, 07:54 AM   #140
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I test drove a Mazda RX-8 the other day so you might get that!
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