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Old 06-30-2011, 08:47 PM   #31
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I've enjoyed riding motorcycles since eight years old (off road), and I'm now 57. I've owned about 25 bikes. Owned some of all the Japanes big four plus an old BSA, a Bultaco, a Royal Enfield 500 Bullet, and two Sportsters. An '84 iron head and my present 2006 XL883. I have worked in parts at an HD dealership for five years now.

I still love to ride, and I like them all. Big, small, dirt, street,etc.

I have to say the Blackline, in my geezerish opinion, is a great looking motorcycle. I have not ridden one yet. I'm more a Sportster fan. I don't care for bikes that scrape easily in the corners. My Sportster has standard length suspension (all current Sportsters save the fine XR1200 series have shortened suspension causing a problem for my "I live for the corners" type of joy in riding. I had a younger co-worked with his Nightster follow me for a ways (me on my XL883), and he couldn't belive how far I was leaning my bike. Can't do that on his Nightster without a shower of sparks.

Not saying my XL is a sportsbike--far from it, but as a nice standard motorcycle that can do about anything I need to, it's a good, and reliable ride. I think most twin cam Harleys would hold me up in the twisties if I was following them too. Now an XR1200-that would be a different story.

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Old 06-30-2011, 11:10 PM   #32
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I'm Sarnali and I like to wind up Libertarians and Republicans by asking them what they'll do with all the poor and unemployed their selfish bullsh*t ideas will cause...
What? You mean that there could be more?
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:13 AM   #33
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it doesn't look cool. it doesn't even look good. harley needs to hire some weekend builder from bikeexif.com or pipeburn.com and give them a budget to come up w/ something that doesn't look like another regurgitation of the stuff they've been producing for years. I don't know that they've made anything since the 50's I'd want in my garage.
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it doesn't look cool. it doesn't even look good. harley needs to hire some weekend builder from bikeexif.com or pipeburn.com and give them a budget to come up w/ something that doesn't look like another regurgitation of the stuff they've been producing for years. I don't know that they've made anything since the 50's I'd want in my garage.
To be fair, Harley has tried a few times. The V-rod... which gathers dust. The XR750-styled 883... also gathered dust while chopperseque 883lows flew out the door. The customers just want cruisers so that's what HD gives them.
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Tell me more, I'm intrigued....
About what ... Harley? A 40 yr old hooker? Or, wearing a new dress? 'Cause you might look pretty in a dress ... Cuzin, he shur do got a perty mouth don't he? LOL
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:04 AM   #36
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Looks like we got us a sow here instead of a boar...
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About what ... Harley? A 40 yr old hooker? Or, wearing a new dress? 'Cause you might look pretty in a dress ... Cuzin, he shur do got a perty mouth don't he? LOL
We've already seen a picture of him in one O' them "Man-Skirt" thingies. I'd care NOT to see it again. Not enough eye-bleach in the World... IN THE WORLD... to burn that image away.....
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I've enjoyed riding motorcycles since eight years old (off road), and I'm now 57. I've owned about 25 bikes. Owned some of all the Japanes big four plus an old BSA, a Bultaco, a Royal Enfield 500 Bullet, and two Sportsters. An '84 iron head and my present 2006 XL883. I have worked in parts at an HD dealership for five years now.

I still love to ride, and I like them all. Big, small, dirt, street,etc.

I have to say the Blackline, in my geezerish opinion, is a great looking motorcycle. I have not ridden one yet. I'm more a Sportster fan. I don't care for bikes that scrape easily in the corners. My Sportster has standard length suspension (all current Sportsters save the fine XR1200 series have shortened suspension causing a problem for my "I live for the corners" type of joy in riding. I had a younger co-worked with his Nightster follow me for a ways (me on my XL883), and he couldn't belive how far I was leaning my bike. Can't do that on his Nightster without a shower of sparks.

Not saying my XL is a sportsbike--far from it, but as a nice standard motorcycle that can do about anything I need to, it's a good, and reliable ride. I think most twin cam Harleys would hold me up in the twisties if I was following them too. Now an XR1200-that would be a different story.

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Yeah, Harley has been chasing lower seat heights for the last several years. They believe that when a customer sits on a low seat in the showroom, it leads to much greater sales. Personally speaking, they're going too far, but then I'm not a six-figure marketing guy...
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