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Old 12-04-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:53 PM   #2
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The Eagles! How old are you? I figured you for a Rush type of guy. Bet you own a Supertramp disc, too.
Could have lived with Steppenwolf or Mother's Finest- Eagles, whew!
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:09 PM   #3
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The Eagles! How old are you? I figured you for a Rush type of guy. Bet you own a Supertramp disc, too.
Could have lived with Steppenwolf or Mother's Finest- Eagles, whew!
"I really hate the eagles man..." Lebowski was onto something...
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:48 PM   #4
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"I really hate the eagles man..." Lebowski was onto something...
Ah!, you beat me to The Dude reference. Well done. That aside, this is my favorite of the HD tourers. Great looking bike, I even like the batwing fairing. I believe a taller windscreen is available for when you wanna hit the highway. Wish I wasn't coming out of professional school into the worst economy this country's seen in a long time. I need a bailout so's I can get a Street Glide.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:26 AM   #5
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"I really hate the eagles man..." Lebowski was onto something...
God no sh*t..the most overplayed-overrated band in history.. Supertramps Crime of the Century on the other hand....

Street Glides are cool, I love my Electra Glide Standard even if it is a (sniff) '08 with the antique frame design...The patented "Rear Cylnder Butt Warmer" option is darn handy on these chilly NW mornings though


YouTube - Supertramp with Roger Hodgson - Live - 1983 - München - Crime of the Century
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God no sh*t..the most overplayed-overrated band in history.. Supertramps Crime of the Century on the other hand....

Street Glides are cool, I love my Electra Glide Standard even if it is a (sniff) '08 with the antique frame design...The patented "Rear Cylnder Butt Warmer" option is darn handy on these chilly NW mornings though


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I saw the Eagles open for Alice Cooper in '72. That's about their actual status as a group. Why people paid $80 to see them a few years ago is a total mystery.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:42 AM   #7
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I saw the Eagles open for Alice Cooper in '72. That's about their actual status as a group. Why people paid $80 to see them a few years ago is a total mystery.

Really, I saw Alice Cooper in '76 or '77 around then anyway, pretty cool show.

"On the Border" was passable I suppose ....It's funny because when Joe Walsh was in The James Gang he did pretty good. Guess it went to his head bein' all famous and stuff..
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:39 PM   #8
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I'm glad they're putting something wider than a bicycle tire on the back of the Glides now. My pal Mike got an '08 Ultra, and that skinny little rear tire of his just doesn't look right. Especially when he's loaded up with his GF and stuff; I've seen it stepping out on him many times.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:14 PM   #9
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with the smaller diameter tires on the older bikes. They supposedly don't last as long, but I still get 12 to 14 thou out of my rear tires and I got 20 thou out of the front one and they will certainly grip all the way to scraping frame parts with no issues. I have ridden mine to the limit 2 up and never had a tire grip issue. Ask Buzglyd. Frame wobbles with the older bikes are there for sure, but the fat tire thing is just a fad to me.
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:11 PM   #10
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I think HD is great and all that, but they can take freeking board track technology from 70 years ago and give us four valves and an OHC design, while still retaining the 45 degree air cooled split-rod masterpiece we all love and cherish. I think that would be the bestus HD ever made. A little more power, a few more revs...and some neat technology from their racing past to go along with it. Ah, too many pain pills and shine I guess...urp...where was I?
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