View Poll Results: Harleys - yes or no?
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Yes, best thing I've ever owned. Japs? Pah!
Gay. Not a chance, overpriced nonsense.
- 08-06-2012, 15:22 #121
- Join Date
- Apr 2010
Along with many others
It would appear the best selling bikes at the mo ar BMW GS/Tiger type things and cruisers.
To be honest i don't care what anyone rides, including scooters, biking is an individual thing with a wide range of bike styles and clothing styles, with a mix of weekend warriors, on all sorts of bikes not just sports or cruisers, to those who use it as their daily transport.
I know people who ride all year around, who ride sportsbikes (actually commuting long distance on them!!!), cruiser riders and trailie types, to weekend/sunny day riders. please insert bike type of choice.
I have done the commuting thing, now ride for fun, usually on a sunny day, unless i am actually going somewhere, such as a bike rally, to visit my folks etc
If we all rode the same style of bike or wore the same type of bike gear it would be very boring, plus anything other than a big black naked bike, scuffed black leather jacket, black combat style draggin jeans (urban cam is acceptable, just), matt black lid with dark visor is just gay anyway
- 11-06-2012, 20:06 #122
Just chuckin' me two pennies in, odd how us bikers end up bickering about different types of bikes/biking/clothing etc. For me it's cruisers ( Kawasaki VNs ) and enjoying the laid back approach with like minded bods and smiling alot, going to rallies, listening to headbangingly loud rock bands, boozing, having a laff, going in all weathers etc. We have lots of ex-sports riders in our club, they've had enough of aching backs, trying to kill themselves at mach 7, seeing too many mates ending up dead in ditches/fields etc. Whatever you ride, stay safe and enjoy yer two wheeled freedom.
Last edited by moggly; 11-06-2012 at 20:12.
- 12-06-2012, 20:37 #123
Found a Blue Pearl Iron down south that I really liked, 337 miles, Sep 11 - £5700. I'll fucking have that I thought. So, decided to check out some bits that I wanted to do it, in no particular order:
Stage 1 including air kit, Vance & Hines Shortshots and fuelpak - £810.
Replacement side covers stain black as opposed to the gloss ones - £167.
Side mount licence plate holder and indicator kit - £250.
LED fuel gauge - £200+.
Obviously I don't have to do them all at once but fuck me, that's a little steep. I like the bike and it'd suit me down to the ground for the sort of riding that I do but at what cost? Turned it down in the end and I've gone off the idea for now, pity really because it was a good price for the bike.'Kansas? Fuck that bollocks.' Dorothy Gale 1939.
- 13-06-2012, 07:45 #124
- 13-06-2012, 10:28 #125Hedley Lamarr: I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperadoes, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists.
- 13-06-2012, 15:59 #126
- 30-04-2013, 08:57 #127
Thought it might be time to update this thread. I eventually bought a 1994 XLH 1200 Sportster with a Stage 1. It also came with a screen and a set of saddlebags which I quickly removed as they looked extraordinarily gay. It's a bit of monster in the sense that it's not refined, it is what it is; a nineteen year-old Harley that's not the easiest of bikes to live with. That said, it's got the most 'character' of any bike I've ever ridden and I do enjoy taking it out for a blat. However, I get bored quickly and combined with the shite weather last year, I looked around for something else and eventually I picked up this little fellow last Friday. I've got to say that I am well chuffed with this thing. It looks, goes and sounds the business. Hacking around country lanes on it is quite liberating, you almost feel as if you're back in another age where it's just you and the bike and not a lot else. I like riding it, I can't wait to ride it and I couldn't give a flying fuck what other bikers think about Harleys, this makes me smile and feel like a rebellious teenager. Bring It.
And the Harley Owners Group can fuck right off, not interested.'Kansas? Fuck that bollocks.' Dorothy Gale 1939.
- 30-04-2013, 09:14 #128
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
Make sure you turn up at every soldiers funeral so you can sit astride your Harley, wearing shades and really showing everyone what the military is all about.
- 30-04-2013, 09:15 #129
A few years ago I was heavily into shooting car and bike shows- I'm not a 'real' biker but it was a great laugh. We covered everything from rat bikes to perfect v-twin customs. Most of the donor bikes for the latter were Harleys and were commissioned by people with a lot of money to be ridden on high days and holidays. The blokes we interviewed were generally over 40 years and working in/running white collar business.
Even the blokes who have seriously bought into the Harley lifestyle admit they are trouble and I'm not just talking members of the HOG. The various 1pcters I came across rode them as little as possible and that's despite the HAMC rule that your bike has to be on the road by a certain month or face the consequences.
I shot a big HA ride-out and after about 10 minutes we had to stop because one of the bikes had broken down - one of the 'prospects' a bike mechanic who was later to be shot by another gang... er I mean bike club, on the M40, was kept pretty busy.
The look, the history, the sound and the pedigree of the Harley Davidson are awesome, no doubt: but if I was after a V-twin I'd buy an un-badged Victory.Her Majesty's Press Corps.... only the innocent (and members of the House of Lords) have nothing to fear.
- 30-04-2013, 09:39 #130bring forth the holy hand grenade