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Old 06-27-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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, but hurt and sweaty. Where is the joy?
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:38 AM   #4
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I've been tempted getting a cruiser just cause I cruise at 80-85 on 45 N on a 250. I'm scared that I'll get comfortable going 85-90 cruising ona KTM duke 3, which i hope i won't. I know its about right wrist control and self control, but honestly when I'm going 85 mph on 45 the only thing I'm doing unsafe is making it more likely for a ticket. Otherwise i'm only passing cars at maybe 2- mph faster, that's how insane Houston is. I thought about it and figured a cruiser would help, but knowing me I'd be miserable. I enjoy the "sporty feel" and control. I enjoy not having to be a bandito to be cool and wearing power ranger clothes without feeling self concious.

I enjoy being able to wear a helmet without being the guy on the harley thats a bit "off".

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Different strokes for different folks!

Personally, I believe you can't have just one bike. At least for me, I would love to have a different bike for different moods, tasks, and/or occasions. I don't own a cruiser, but I'll rent a Harley every now and then. Once even for a weekend motorcycle trip to the Hill Country. Not as exciting, per say, but enjoyable all the same. It's just a matter of adjusting your mindset.


Sometimes, you just wanna take your time, cruise, and take it all in, and a cruiser suits the task.
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My brothers Road King has been at my house for about a week so I rode it to work today. It is 48 miles from my house to work. I ran in to rain coming out of Alvin which wasn't to bad with the big windscreen. Next I hit a skunk which is nasty as and I almost barfed in my helmet.....I am gaging just thinking about again. I got Angleton and got into rain again and stuck behind some jackazz doing the speed limit.


I have come to realize that cruisers are bad luck, slow, heavy, bad handling.

I got to work and my feet were a sleep, but hurt and sweaty. Where is the joy? Do you think he would be mad if I asked him to bring me Dino?
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Different strokes for different folks!

Personally, I believe you can't have just one bike. At least for me, I would love to have a different bike for different moods, tasks, and/or occasions. I don't own a cruiser, but I'll rent a Harley every now and then. Once even for a weekend motorcycle trip to the Hill Country. Not as exciting, per say, but enjoyable all the same. It's just a matter of adjusting your mindset.


Sometimes, you just wanna take your time, cruise, and take it all in, and a cruiser suits the task.
Exactly. Different tasks for different bikes. One is just not enough.
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My brothers Road King has been at my house for about a week so I rode it to work today. It is 48 miles from my house to work. I ran in to rain coming out of Alvin which wasn't to bad with the big windscreen. Next I hit a skunk which is nasty as and I almost barfed in my helmet.....I am gaging just thinking about again. I got Angleton and got into rain again and stuck behind some jackazz doing the speed limit.


I have come to realize that cruisers are bad luck, slow, heavy, bad handling.

I got to work and my feet were a sleep, but hurt and sweaty. Where is the joy? Do you think he would be mad if I asked him to bring me Dino?
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That's some funny .



Yea, you should stay off cruisers. Sounds like yall don't get along too well.
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My brothers Road King has been at my house for about a week so I rode it to work today. It is 48 miles from my house to work. I ran in to rain coming out of Alvin which wasn't to bad with the big windscreen. Next I hit a skunk which is nasty as and I almost barfed in my helmet.....I am gaging just thinking about again. I got Angleton and got into rain again and stuck behind some jackazz doing the speed limit.


I have come to realize that cruisers are bad luck, slow, heavy, bad handling.

I got to work and my feet were a sleep, but hurt and sweaty. Where is the joy? Do you think he would be mad if I asked him to bring me Dino?
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I think cruisers are more practical for street riding. Specially in Houston traffic. Sport bikes belong more in the track

I wish I can get me a Suzuki M109..!!!


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Yea, if I had the $$$ and enough space in my garage, I'd like to have a Harley Softail Heritage for just "cruisin'" and ride my Z1000 when I'm in the mood to "play".
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yep, you should try a sportier cruiser...

i don't think i would particularly enjoy a big harley like that myself unless my goal was 2-up highway riding at a very leisurely pace.
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what is even worse is when 1mudbug passes up the parking lot while you are riding a fiddy and doesn't even wave.
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