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Old 10-28-2008, 08:29 AM   #1
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The Joy of Harley Davidson Ownership

I noticed a bike, old electaglide at work yesterday that I hadn't seen before and thought how it's seen some days. The front fairing had lots of chips all over it from rocks etc. and I was realizing that most harleys on the road are fairly new due to the popularity explosion from old mid-life crisis guys that 10 years ago would have just bought a miata and maybe an 18 year old strlpper girlfriend.

Another reason that you don't see many old Harley's on the road is because it's probably a pain in @ss to carry around 2 pieces of cardboard to put under your bike to catch the leaking oil! Ha, I gotta give it credit though, the beast had over 84,000 miles (and probably on it's 3rd engine. There's nothing more annoying than oil leaks; I replaced my crush washer (had to drain the oil obviously so a PITA) 2 days after I noticed it leaking oil.

Here's a quandary...I noticed this morning that the driver left the cardboard in the small bike parking area here which gets really full on nice days. I'm not going to park on top of it, but should I leave room for the bigace bike to get to that spot all the time or should I assume the driver is able-bodied enough to move two pieces of greasy cardboard?
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:34 AM   #2
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The Harley Davidson Experience:

- The on the back got more leather and ink than tha seat!

- Ride out, push home

- Never need to change the oil, just add more
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:35 AM   #3
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Just emailed this pix around work to some harley riders......hahaha, theyre gonna be
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:45 AM   #4
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I was trying to figure out what year it was but I couldn't see the front of the frame where the sticker usually is because of the fairing. It might have been from the 80's when AMF owned them and I've heard (my dad had one the first year of non-AMF that was great) that those are POS' and leak oil more than an old Triumph.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:52 AM   #5
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Just emailed this pix around work to some harley riders......hahaha, theyre gonna be
shouldn't be anything new to them.
to them, a pic of a harley leaking oil is about as rare as a pic of a sportbike being ridden by a gearless squid is to us.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:55 AM   #6
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..Hey give the guy credit, most HD riders don't bother to try to potty train their rides.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:58 AM   #7
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looks like it was a cop bike. That would also explain the milage
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:06 AM   #8
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Harley's have their place. Chugging through the mountains on a cool fall morning. Very relaxing.
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I recently rode on and man that thing is a peice! If I were to get a crusier it would either be a honda vtx1800 or a rocket III. Probably the british tbh.
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I recently rode on and man that thing is a peice! If I were to get a crusier it would either be a honda vtx1800 or a rocket III. Probably the british tbh.
Stated by a man who clearly doesn't get it. Ba ha ha ha.
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Thank you captain obvious.
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Maybe I just like odd .

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Just emailed this pix around work to some harley riders......hahaha, theyre gonna be
me too...
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shouldn't be anything new to them.
to them, a pic of a harley leaking oil is about as rare as a pic of a sportbike being ridden by a gearless squid is to us.
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me too...

owned lol
i gave allen wrench sets to the harly riders up here for christmas last year w/ a note that said.....just in case yor mirrors fall off.
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I actually really like the Harleys that have the big front fairing with very short windscreen and hard saddle bags. Not sure what it is about them, but I wouldn't mind having one of those for weekend rides.

BTW, what are those? Street Glides?
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yes street glide
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the VTX sounds so funny
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if i had the money i'd buy a street glide in a heartbeat... well, after i got a sport bike. they're very cool looking bikes.
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looks like it was a cop bike. That would also explain the milage
That's what I was thinking
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