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Old 07-16-2007, 08:27 AM   #31
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In my experience corrosion issues on almost any mechanical device are a function of care and maintenance. I know guys who live 1 mile from the beach whose several year old HDs look like new. Interestingly, you didn't mention the one thing I think HDs really bad on: corrosion on the leading edges of the front forks.

I could write a book on the crappy materials, fit, and finish on the Japanese bikes I've seen that were trashed after a year. Especially the "cruisers" that come with a lot of chrome. There's something for everyone, but if I could have only one bike, it would be a Harley.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:47 AM   #32
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How the hell did you drop it six times?!

How is that possible?
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:32 PM   #33
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Please see my recent $1.0 million dollar motorcycle accident study for details, however, in summary:

1. He was riding over his head.
2. He was riding f'd up on something.

We can't blame the cagers for all 6...
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:44 PM   #34
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He didn't say wreck. He didn't say low-sided. He said "dropped".

As in "I am god awful at riding at slow speeds and dropped the bike in the parking lot" or "I came to a stop light and I am such a tard I forgot to put my foot down and I ened up dropping the bike".

I mean, 6 time is a LOT. Especially for a guy that always b!tches about how HDs are under powered and all cruisers should have at least 2000cc motors.

My wife has only dropped her's once.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:00 PM   #35
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Maybe he was carrying it in to the garage with some groceries and it slipped out of his hand? Or, he broke up with it ("I dropped Jennifer, she was just too weird"). Or, he swallowed it ("I dropped a hit of ** an hour ago...).
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:00 PM   #36
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Maybe he was carrying it in to the garage with some groceries and it slipped out of his hand? Or, he broke up with it ("I dropped Jennifer, she was just too weird"). Or, he swallowed it ("I dropped a hit of ** an hour ago...).
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:08 AM   #37
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Heh heh the drops seemed to get appropriate attention. Oh yes, six times. Mind you I lived in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires those years. That could tell a lot for some. One thing I have learned: if the bike is gonna go, don’t leave your foot underneath. And BrowningBar you got the stoplight example almost right: Once I stopped for a light, put casually foot down, it slipped into a giant pothole, I crashed sideways so heavily my other shoe flew so far I lost it. However the most dangerous instance was when I didn’t crash - I run out of fuel on the fast lane of General Paz autopista Friday night. Six lanes of hell bent crazy drivers under various influences and total motoring mayhem. That I made it alive, during all of my non risk averse life this was the most miraculous salvation.

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