Why Harleys suck

I hate harleys, the only people that drive them are fat ass 50 year old IBMers who think that it makes them cool.

Re: Why Harleys dont suck

well, to start.....because there are harley MOPEDS. and because they are the only american motorcycles currently in production.

~dave~

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InfectedBootSector /

Not true man... there are plenty of custom bike builders and I think Indian was reborn a few years back. I'd love to find an old Indian to restore.

Harleys are OK, but I like Hondas because I grew up around them.

I don't like the dudes that buy bikes becuase of a midlife crisis... get a MIata instead.

Just buy to ride, not because you want to be cool.

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Shane, what do you know about mid life crisis. Call me back in 25 years and we'll talk. SHANE, SHANE, CALL BACK. bruce

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InfectedBootSector /

Haha.... I've seen it TONS of times with my friend's fathers.

Most guys don't go through it as far as I can see. I've seen these dudes cheat with younger girls, buy all kinds of "toys" and just take off somewhere.

I can relate somewhat I guess. Life is stressfull, especially when you get to the point where you realize your not getting any younger, and I guess it does feel good to get out there on the open road on a hog, but I've just seen some people that are overkill and just have more money than brains. I saw a Harley the other day with a plate that said "Pimpin Aint Easy" on it. The guy on it was in a suit heading to a law office here in town. I mean, come on... ; )

That would be like us riding down the road witha shirt that said "If you can read this, the old lady fell off..."

No offense meant! I can't wait to be around 40 and be much more financially secure with a good job and all that.

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they just opened a new INDIAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER by me. they are american, are alive, and look awesome. :}

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ya i know about the custom bike makers...i watched a show on discovery (yes discovery) channel about custom chopper makers last night....real cool show. had jesse james in it and everything (he's a legend for his bikes) and its my dream to get an old indian or harley, chop it out and custom paint it.

How could u like honda's more than harley's?????

~dave~

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40 , 40 , man I wish I was 40 again. No offence taken, but remember when you were 10 and you just new what if felt like to be 25. Totally old and wasted. bruce

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On my bio there's a photo of me in 1969 on my 1947 Indian. Bruce wilkinson, Canada

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Look at the pricetag on those Indian motorcycles...It's sick.

I can't resist.

Reeperette /

Spotted this joke on the wall of the Courthouse mens room.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HARLEY AND A HOOVER?

The location of the dirt bag.

Enjoy,

-R

Crotch Rockets

are the only kind of motorcycles i would get

Re: Crotch Rockets

Hey my dads fat owns a harley and rides every day hes owned harleys since he was younger and i can tell you one thing his harleys never broke down as often as my tomos.And another thing being old or young, enjoying rideing is what its all about not what you ride. My brother chops bikes in his garage mostly cheap bikes he finds hondas kawasaki what ever he finds. he does all this cool stuff and spends very little on the materials.I think it has something to do with the $ for sure cause if Me or my brother could aford it we would probably both own harleys.Id deffinetly still cruze a moped around there just to fun.Is all im saying is take it easy on the harley guys.Ive never ran in to any one riding a harley that gave me a hard time. Later

Walker

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AnOnYmUs FukIn PrIcK /

my dads coworkers have all hit mid-life crisis's theres about 9 or ten harleys at his work now and then the vice pres is custom building harleys and selling them after they're finished afew sweet ass bikes have came out of his garage.

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yeah, it was a good show. saw it at my friends house.

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david f martin /

A friend of mine pulled every Harley emblem from his 14-year-old bike, never wears H-D gear, and has a sticker on the tank: "Harley riders are a dime a dozen. Bikers are a rare breed."

david

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Are we allowed to say that Harleys suck ?? ha

Most Harley riders seem like nice enough guys,as are most bikers of any sort really.

Hey,if that's the world they want to live in, paying those inflated prices for a perceived image,emblems and outdated technology, hey, all the power to them..any Harley on the road while Im driving is one less cage on the road . The only thing I wish is that so many of them would stop the straight-pipe and noise-exhaust mods nonsense.... by altering their exhaust system they are losing power and speed...not to mention the fact they are giving bikes a bad public image and downgrading other people's lives by running down the road with their exhausts screaming.....BBBRRRUUUUM-ASSHOLE HERE -BRUUUMM!!!!! The Harleys with the stock exhausts sound sweet though..

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david f martin /

I used to tend bar at a biker club. Some of these guys had brand new bikes with all the chrome, constantly polished them, wore all the H-D leather (even in the summertime!)... These guys often wore heavy gold chains around their necks, and they reeked of money. These guys constantly had their bikes at the Harley shop, upgrading them or just having them detailed. Still, most of them were nice guys. Scotch and soda for these guys...

Then there were the "real" bikers, the guys with the leathery skin and long hair and denim jackets and tatoos, riding old beat up bikes that they maintained themselves. They had lots of stories of long trips and breakdowns and being hassled by the cops and girlfriends with large breasts, etc... most of them were nice guys, too. Bud in bottles for them...

Those different types tend not to like each other very much, though. I think maybe it's envy (money vs. experience). I liked the "real" bikers better, myself.

david

harleys DO run forever!

at the riding stable i used to work at, they had a 70s AMF/Harley 175cc dirtbike, the damn thing NEVER died, EVER!!, and we BEAT on that thing, it was like a VW, it took the beating and asked for more. i loved that thing dearly, broke my heart 2 leave that barn!

and the V twins? i dont like 90% of them because their too babied, im with the hardcore bikers, if your gonna buy it, buy it to just RIDE! i cant stand how those guys TREAT them, i mean, they dont really love them either, its like a big toy, although the new ones i bet are designed to be just that, they probably couldnt take the stress of everyday riding rain or shine, like the old ones can.

i stopped at this cafe like place in my town where a lot of bikers of all types hang out, i was lookin at this OLD "knucklehead" harley, a lil ratty, but still wicked nice, and this old guy walks over & was like "like it?...ive had her since i was your age!" he was its ORIGINAL owner, bought it NEW in the 50s i think he said, he didnt own a car, lived by himself, and rode that bike most of his life. so all i gotta say is this, those riders are some of the most awesome people ive ever met, its the midlife crisis "im gonna buy a bike because i like big toys" types that suck, its a motorcycle for crying out loud! treat it like one! it aint a baby!

-Garret

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InfectedBootSector /

Here here!

I totally agree with ya. I work at a two way radio company with this dude that is a "real" biker. I'de rather talk to him any day than these "wannabe" bad asses. I've never met a "real" biker I didn't like.

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david f martin /

BTW, the rich Harley riders tip better.

david

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minutemade /

yea they also pay better:)and plus they pay the local bike shop enough so i get wholesale prices...

my mechanic had a 1974 harley he had bought new je pistons,balenced,hi po cam,strait exhaust etc

one time it was stolen in marin county luckily he had afew friends that we're in hells angels they spotted the bike around went to confront the guy needless to say they got the bike back and then another bike for the inconvinence

it was stolen again in 1994 and never found-.-

Re: Reality check

Here we have bikes from the 40's 50's, 60's and 70's mentioned.

So how many rice burners from that era are still around in constant use??

Jim

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Ron Brown /

Beats me, but my daily rider is a 1971 CB500-4.

I think the majority of visitors to this site have peds at least 20 years old.

I do have to admit that it is hard to find "rice burners" prior to '65. Could it be they were none. or few imported?

Ron

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One of my neighbours pulled up on a Harley last night. I didn't even know he had one. He said it was a 98, bought it new and it had 800 miles on it . What a waste ! Ride the damn thing man. bruce

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