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Old 06-07-2009, 07:56 PM   #11
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When telling friends I'm buying a Harley, I don't want to have to go on to explain

What a dipstick. You're so concerned about what other people think, or even more pathetic, what some marketing weenie tells you to think, that you'd pass on a motorcycle you really like.

I'm a novice biker, but I do know this: brand is key and image is everything.

The most utterly shallow life perspective I've heard in years. And then this:

can this bike transcend the brand, or will it doom me to public ridicule?

No. It's not for you. Go buy what all your friends and the marketing agencies tell you to buy. If you want to avoid public ridicule, stop sharing your thoughts and values in public.
What he said. +1, and all that.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:49 PM   #12
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Buy an R1 a man's bike. Harley's are for fat old men who voted for W.
Or you can just pretend to own a bike, or pretend to ride a horse, or even pretend to have a girlfriend.

Never stopped certain other people that can't seem to wash the MO forums right out of their hair............
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #13
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Ya know, I don't want any guys riding a bike like mine. My 99 Harley Sportster has "GIRL" written all over it with the throaty growl when idling, the waspish waist of a tank, the nice round seat, the stripped look of stock.

I think a nice sissy bike with hand brakes would work well for him, what the heck, how bout a banana seat and sissy bars, too.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:45 AM   #14
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When telling friends I'm buying a Harley, I don't want to have to go on to explain

What a dipstick. You're so concerned about what other people think, or even more pathetic, what some marketing weenie tells you to think, that you'd pass on a motorcycle you really like.

I'm a novice biker, but I do know this: brand is key and image is everything.

The most utterly shallow life perspective I've heard in years. And then this:

can this bike transcend the brand, or will it doom me to public ridicule?

No. It's not for you. Go buy what all your friends and the marketing agencies tell you to buy. If you want to avoid public ridicule, stop sharing your thoughts and values in public.
I used to ride an Ironhead Sporty on the HOG rides back in the 80s. No one ever made any girl's bike comments to me. Probably because I wore my Vietnam War service ribbons on my vest. Difficult for draft dodgers and dentists to play that phony patriotism game with me since I just laugh at them with contempt. It's such a silly game. Espeically for people who have never sacrificed anything. Buying an HD to pretend patriotism is pathetic joke. That's one reason I quit the HOG scene. Sick of the sunshine patriots and armchair warriors.

If one is afraid that someone will accuse one of being on a girl's bike then one is already a wuss. The Big Hog is just compensation.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:26 PM   #15
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I never got the "girls bike" think either, I think that's a fairly new phenom, mainly from dipsh*ts who couldn't tell a Sporty from a Superglide.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:03 PM   #16
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I never got the "girls bike" think either, I think that's a fairly new phenom, mainly from dipsh*ts who couldn't tell a Sporty from a Superglide.
What's a Superglide?
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:08 PM   #17
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Ain't that the truth. I rode and Ironhead for years, and I'm riding one currently. I still think they are the coolest Harleys made.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:20 PM   #18
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Ya know, I don't want any guys riding a bike like mine. My 99 Harley Sportster has "GIRL" written all over it with the throaty growl when idling, the waspish waist of a tank, the nice round seat, the stripped look of stock.

I think a nice sissy bike with hand brakes would work well for him, what the heck, how bout a banana seat and sissy bars, too.

Y'know, Lil'Red...


You're gonna fit right in around here...

Apparently OP has taken his bat and ball and gone home...

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Old 06-15-2009, 01:40 PM   #19
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I never got the "girls bike" think either, I think that's a fairly new phenom, mainly from dipsh*ts who couldn't tell a Sporty from a Superglide.
I'd dare any of those poosies to ride the Barstow to Vegas run on an XLCH. See how long he lasts. "Girls bike". Ha! Compared to an XLCH Desert Sled any new MXer is a "girl's bike".
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