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Old 01-04-2007, 04:04 AM   #111
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Fortunately I never had to set foot ashore to chase anyone, unlike the famous Swift Boat war hero. I used to supplement the 50s with my trust M-79.



That's why we had .50cals. Twin mounts. Accept no substitute.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:05 AM   #112
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i am not sure about that ..



i did say that accidents due to someone elses bad driving were not avoidable not matter what machine you were on.



what i was trying to avoid were accidents due to rider error/inexperience which are magnified by the size/power of the machine you are riding.



this i felt was the benefit of the tiered system...ok maybe where you live it makes no difference but by the sound of it maybe you need to be driving a truck !



..but then you kind of prove my point when you say "I wanted something I could easily control and not feel overwhelmed on"



and that was the whole idea behind the tiered system to allow you learn without the big bite a litre bike will give you when something goes wrong.

i dunno maybe we are arguing the same point here !
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:11 AM   #113
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There is a much simpler and effective answer to all this goverment nanny activity - don't let women vote. Think about it!
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:14 AM   #114
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No folks like you who voted for the idiot W are causing deaths in Iraq. God can you now see how wrong you were?
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:15 AM   #115
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in europe and asia for sure ..all the japanese and european manufacturers make massive quantities of smaller displacement machines ...especially commuter types



i think the uk highest selling bike last year was the honda 125 four stroke

the very large engined cruiser type machines just are much too impractical, and dont sell in large quantities at all



so i dont think there would be much change for these manufacturers at all
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:16 AM   #116
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Default Stay the course says the GPTB.

So predictable.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:16 AM   #117
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Maybe he rides a Buell, but as far as I know Harley is the only one that actually has rider instruction courses that can be taken at the dealership. Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Triumph, and Kawasaki don't to it. I'd have to say that Harley is making an attempt to train people before they get a bike, but his post somehow shows them against anything related to safety classes.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:17 AM   #118
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We can't get the perfect solution so do nothing..
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:20 AM   #119
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I think anyone who wants to drive an SUV should have to get a commercial trucker's license, to demonstrate that they know how to control such a large, cumbersome vehicle. And I really don't have a problem with tiered motorcycle licenses. If you're into riding for the long haul, spending a season on a less powerful bike won't be a problem, and might save your life. Of course if you're mostly interested in looking like a badass, then the wait won't be acceptable.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:21 AM   #120
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There would as they plan on selling XXX amount of bikes based on trends. They would have extra stock losing value and there is a big difference between selling twelve thousand 8-10 grand bikes and twelve thousand 2-4 grand bikes.



So the first 2-4 years would be painful to reajust to such a large market.
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