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Old 10-10-2006, 01:30 PM   #101
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:33 PM   #102
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This is kinda like comparing a Rolls Royce to a Ferrari. Two similar machines with a different purpose.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:37 PM   #103
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Buell is a nice concept, but they don't cut it.

They use low horsepower antique engines with belt drives. They are also of poor manufacturing quality controls.

Now if Harley made Buell to raise their quality controls and forced them to use the V-rod engine only, that would be a different story.

A well made Buell with a V-rod engine and a fairing would be nice.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:38 PM   #104
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I would buy a V-Rod...............but the prices on most of the Harley line IMHO are out of line. I will not pay 20-25K for one...........

Like I said, Harley are for posers, prestige or image.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:44 PM   #105
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It might be just me, but i never really counted them as harley's sport bike because they didn't give them their own engine.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:49 PM   #106
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Like I said, Harley are for posers, prestige or image.
I just don't see myself fitting in to any of those categories. I'm a beginning rider over 40 who found a good deal on a Sportster. It's not sexy, it's not flashy, it's 10 years old.

I ride it.
It's fun.
I like chicken too.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:50 PM   #107
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I just don't see myself fitting in to any of those categories. I'm a beginning rider over 40 who found a good deal on a Sportster. It's not sexy, it's not flashy, it's 10 years old.

I ride it.
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I like chicken too.
Oh, and I do wave at Sport bikes....they hardly ever wave back.
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I just don't see myself fitting in to any of those categories. I'm a beginning rider over 40 who found a good deal on a Sportster. It's not sexy, it's not flashy, it's 10 years old.

I ride it.
It's fun.
I like chicken too.
Why did you buy it? Is it cheaper than a used or new bike? Highly doubted but if it is, congrats. If it is not, then my friend, you are in denial. You bought a Harley because your friends have them or because the name Harley is prestigous in the motorcycle industries. I bet the custom chopper owner would look down on Harley owner like Harley owner look down at 's bike owner.
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Oh, and I do wave at Sport bikes....they hardly ever wave back.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:00 PM   #110
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Why did you buy it? Is it cheaper than a used or new bike? Highly doubted but if it is, congrats. If it is not, then my friend, you are in denial. You bought a Harley because your friends have them or because the name Harley is prestigous in the motorcycle industries. I bet the custom chopper owner would look down on Harley owner like Harley owner look down at 's bike owner.
Well....why did I buy that bike? As a new rider, I was familiar with Harley Davidson. I didn't know anything about sport bikes. To a new rider, they look intimidating--especially to an old "geezer" rider. So, I went with what I knew. A friend was selling it. It was $1000 under blue book. It was the right size, right price....

I didn't put ALOT of thought into the purchase. I know I'll get my money back out of the bike.

I don't look down on any type of motorcycle owner. Why would I? Different people have different preferences. Why look down at one versus another. I own a Harley--that doesn't mean that I look down on sportbiker riders. You just don't seem to get that point.

And, if I'm in denial....who cares. I ride it, I have fun and I still like chicken.
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I wave at all the helmet-less Harley riders out here in the woods and they never wave back.

There is also a bar on my way home from work that usually has lines of bikes out front. It is the only bar anywhere close to my neighborhood. I stopped in one day on my way home from the office and they wouldn't serve me because what I rode in on wasn’t a “hog”.

So I left.
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Well....why did I buy that bike? As a new rider, I was familiar with Harley Davidson. I didn't know anything about sport bikes. To a new rider, they look intimidating--especially to an old "geezer" rider. So, I went with what I knew. A friend was selling it. It was $1000 under blue book. It was the right size, right price....

I didn't put ALOT of thought into the purchase. I know I'll get my money back out of the bike.

I don't look down on any type of motorcycle owner. Why would I? Different people have different preferences. Why look down at one versus another. I own a Harley--that doesn't mean that I look down on sportbiker riders. You just don't seem to get that point.

And, if I'm in denial....who cares. I ride it, I have fun and I still like chicken.

Right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dig your style, bad mama.

I used to have an 05 VTX1300R and I just can't get respect when I ride next to a Harley or passing them or anything at all.
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I wave at all the helmet-less Harley riders out here in the woods and they never wave back.

There is also a bar on my way home from work that usually has lines of bikes out front. It is the only bar anywhere close to my neighborhood. I stopped in one day on my way home from the office and they wouldn't serve me because what I rode in on wasn’t a “hog”.

So I left.
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^^^dude, I sear that all I see out this way are people on chromed out sissy choppers wearing T-shirts and no helmets.

I saw one guy this past Saturday on my way to the office on a Yellow Sport Bike and full leathers and I thought he was lost.
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I wave at all the helmet-less Harley riders out here in the woods and they never wave back.

There is also a bar on my way home from work that usually has lines of bikes out front. It is the only bar anywhere close to my neighborhood. I stopped in one day on my way home from the office and they wouldn't serve me because what I rode in on wasn’t a “hog”.
So I left.
Maybe you look too young and don't have goaties or beard or facial hair?
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^^^dude, I sear that all I see out this way are people on chromed out sissy choppers wearing T-shirts and no helmets.

I saw one guy this past Saturday on my way to the office on a Yellow Sport Bike and full leathers and I thought he was lost.

Each bike has it's own look or image.
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This thread is now closed. Thanks for ruined it Moody.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:20 PM   #120
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What did any of your comments have to do with this new cafe style Harley? Here, I will answer for you so we do not go off in search of new thread topics. Nothing!
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