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Old 07-21-2010, 06:33 AM   #51
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To be perfectly honest I really think you'd be better off in a Fiesta or Smart Car. I personally consider modern bikes to be astonishingly competent, granted I have an axe to grind with Japanese Cruiser styles but for the most part I find motorcycles to be an economical, useful, practical and fun way of getting around. If I didn't feel that way I assure you I wouldn't be riding one.

I assume your intention is to generate some dialog and sway everyone to your way of thinking....you're probably out of luck but do feel free to try.
He's sells alligators or something. Eventually we'll be seeing a link posted.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:43 AM   #52
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I don't want to be fixing my bike or listening to it tick while I'm in a pub drinking a beer. I want to be riding it. And I want it to have lots of torque and be fast. Much better than the alternative.

And I'm quite impressed with the specs and quality of motorcycles being manufactured nowadays, thank you very much. Which is not to say that I don't want more (power, reliability, economy, whatever), but the bikes that are being manufactured today are pretty darn spectacular.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:00 AM   #53
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He's sells alligators or something. Eventually we'll be seeing a link posted.
All I've done is write my opinion about 'where we are going'. Because that doesn't fit into the dull tedium of your parochial little world you have made nothing but unpleasant comments about me.

Do you really like to portray yourself as the quite unpleasant and small-minded little person that you currently are?
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:09 AM   #54
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You seem to be mixing up the bikes with the riders again.

Do you really think loud pipe v-twins and hooning about sports bikes are only 1% of the bikes out there? Things must have changed dramatically since I was in the US last if that is the case.
What is "hooning?"
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:29 AM   #55
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from wikipedia:

Hoon is a derogatory term used in Australia and New Zealand, to refer to a young person who engages in loutish, anti-social behaviour. In particular, it is used to refer to one who drives a car in a manner which is anti-social by the standards of contemporary society, that is, fast, noisily and/or dangerously. In New Zealand, the term "boy racer" is also widely used. Another slang term, revhead — derived from "rev", an alternate term for RPM — is sometimes used in place of hoon. However, "revhead" can refer to any car enthusiast, while hoon is always pejorative. "Anti-hoon laws", while they generally concern road vehicles, sometimes also target anti-social behaviour in motor boats.

Hoon activities can include speeding, burnouts, doughnuts or screeching tires.[1] Those commonly identified as being involved in "hooning" or street racing are young, predominantly male although increasingly female drivers in the age range of 17 and 35 years



So I suppose the equivalent term here in the U.S. would be "squiding"

And this indicates that Voyager is an Aussie, yes?

Anyway, Voyager, you are being a mite unpleasant yourself. Chill, dude.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:32 AM   #56
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Where's my pop-corn?
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And this indicates that Voyager is an Aussie, yes?
No, it would indicate that Wikipedia is not particularly up-to-date.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:37 AM   #58
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Ok where did I put the butter,...
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:27 AM   #59
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Do you really like to portray yourself as the quite unpleasant and small-minded little person that you currently are?
What do you mean by..."currently?"

Besides, you can't pick on Zawa yet. You have to have at least 60 posts or so.
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Hooning! Man, I like that.

"Yeah, we wuz hoonin' the wheels off our bikes last night. Got me some real good hoontang."
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