Motorcycle Riders..Let's SEE 'em!

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  1. RedRider

    RedRider New Member

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    I've ridden from 29 Palms to Daytona and back on an 86 Ninja1000 a number of times....Stumps to Salinas every year for the USGP or World Superbike, NC to Daytona a number of years...and for prolly 3-4 years we would do a 600 mile round trip at least once a month on a sunday afternoon to go ride the Blue Ridge while living here in Raleigh...I actually ride WAY less now that I own a Harley than I ever did on my sportbikes...there were a number of years when I was stationed in California that I didnt own a car, just a bike...however I still LOVE seeing show bikes that really cant be ridden much but look AWESOME....
     
  2. Sky65

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    At least these are "performance" add ons. How much performance do you get out of 50lbs of chrome! :dontknow:

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  3. Todd_FindingMyWay

    Todd_FindingMyWay New Member

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    Agree..not my thing personally and its doesnt make sense why one would bother dumping so much money into a garage queen/ass candy, but I still apreciate the time, effort and beauty..

    Hell the only way I wash my bike is ride it in the rain LOL...If its nice enough to wash it, its nice enough to go ride.
     
  4. RedRider

    RedRider New Member

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    Harleys (or at least ones ridden on the street) are hardly performance type bikes...I mean on half of them a 40% increase in power (that would probably require turbo on a street bike) STILL nets you a 700lb bike with less than 100 hp..LOLOL

    Its more a labor of love than anything else....whether its appearance or performance...its still time spent in the garage working on your BIKE rather than at the office, bar, or whatever else wastes peoples time. Even on my sportbikes I loved the time I spent out in the garage with some tunes playing, polishing my wheels, levers, whatever appearance stuff I did to the thing....I always considered anytime at all I spent with my bike, whether it was riding or tinkering with it was better than pretty much 70% of anything else I could be doing...

    Take my wife for instance....no matter how great she is performance wise....I still want her to look good....:rock:
     
  5. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    I've got a patch on one of my leather vests which reads "Nice trailer, Yuppy."
     
  6. Sky65

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    I'm with you. Any time with the bike is good time. I unfortunately don't ride much any more. Both bikes are in need of some repair and I have been neglecting them. I have a small garage and have to move my car to get to the bikes and that's the problem. When I get in the car I can't seem to get back out to get to the bikes!

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  7. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I want a Norton.
     
  8. LJD

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    1972 Yamaha DS7
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  9. Shawn@PRS

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    A friend of mine posted this on facebook. It's pretty bad ass!

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  10. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    just bought my secoond bike about 4 months ago its a 2013 ducati 1199 s just broke 1k lol nice bike but uncomfortable as all hell lol but heres mine!
     
  12. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    That looks like a mean bike.
     
  13. CHI GUY

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    the sound ow the sound it has a pissed off harley note!
     
  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Do not go and look at the fighter F131. It is mental.
     
  15. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    The first confederate motorcycle I ever saw nearly cost me my life. I was screaming down from the Black Hills during the 60th Sturgis rally and a guy rode past me on a long curve. By the time my eyes went back to the road I was almost in the ditch. Needless to say, they are really something to behold.

    Here's my favorite from that manufacturer.

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    The Hell Cat is pretty nice too.

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  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Interesting. I have a poster of the first Hellcat on my wall, but it was the Wraith that really captivated me. The wife took me to visit the factory for my birthday to see how they worked and to consider signing up to get one of the 10 that were planned for delivery Halloween, of corse including a parade through the French Quarter. A few months later Katrina hit.
     
  17. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    Wow! I've never seen those before.
     
  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Confederate really upped the ante this century. A great combination of styling and engineering.
    A lot of other small builders went out of business in the last ten years.
     
  19. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    Those are the most incredible bikes I've ever seen!
     
  20. jfb

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    These things are wild. I need to do some web searches to see more.
     

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