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Poll: Motorcycles
« on: May 07, 2007, 06:45:34 PM »
Poll ends 5/21/07

Spring is here and they're rolling out the bikes.  Are you a biker?  Check all that apply.

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Re: Poll: Motorcycles
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 06:50:36 PM »
I wasn't sure if mine was a highway cruiser or a sports bike.
What is the difference?
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Re: Poll: Motorcycles
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 07:05:03 PM »
Highway cruisers are what I would call a heavier bike, while the sports bike is a nice name for a crotch rocket.   :D
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Re: Poll: Motorcycles
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 07:14:45 PM »
Ron,

That clarifies it for me. I definately DON"T have a crotch rocket.
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Re: Poll: Motorcycles
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 07:46:08 PM »
Ever see someone hauling a bike on a trailer on the kick stand? (and you just wonted to scream)
Ever tie a bag on the front tool box and boots on the back and go to work for the week?
Ever gone back to the wood to find pieces that you lost?
Ever choose hotels by ease of getting the bike in the room?
Ever left the bike up on the road and stood in the mud under a bridge cause it was hailing?
Ever kick a car door cause there pulling in on you, they dont see you and you have nowere to go?
Ever dressed till you sweat standing still and figure thats about right?
Ever carry a ice chest to bring your deer back in?
Ever had a dog that loved to ride as much as you?
Ever turn a mirror so you can soak up the smile beaming from the kid your giving the first ride to?
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Re: Poll: Motorcycles
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 08:12:36 PM »
Ever see someone hauling a bike on a trailer on the kick stand? (and you just wonted to scream)
Ever tie a bag on the front tool box and boots on the back and go to work for the week?
Ever gone back to the wood to find pieces that you lost?
Ever choose hotels by ease of getting the bike in the room?
Ever left the bike up on the road and stood in the mud under a bridge cause it was hailing?
Ever kick a car door cause there pulling in on you, they dont see you and you have nowere to go?
Ever dressed till you sweat standing still and figure thats about right?
Ever carry a ice chest to bring your deer back in?
Ever had a dog that loved to ride as much as you?
Ever turn a mirror so you can soak up the smile beaming from the kid your giving the first ride to?
 2000 Victory SC
Ever mount a petcock on the bottom of your downhill saddlebag?

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Re: Poll: Motorcycles
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007, 08:55:38 PM »
I over boogied into a corner and did a face plant with the Suzuki water buffalo on top of me. Kinda lost my enthusiasm after that.
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007, 09:25:12 PM »
Traded my 1992 Fatboy for a 1959 Chevy Fleetside Pickup with a rare wrap around back window 5 years ago while in Daytona.  ::) The Bike had 28,000 thousand miles on it. I sold the truck 3 years later. The guy wrecked the bike. I keep trying to buy the truck back from the guy I sold it to.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007, 10:25:08 PM »
.I had motorcycles when I was young.  Then got a 175 enduro and used it to chase the cows till I got a 4 wheeler in '95.  Always got the fever every spring, used to go down to the mc shop and sit on them and look at prices, would think about it for a couple days, and decide I wouldn't have time to ride it and it would just be in the garage taking up space.  Now I have a bandmill, skidloader, 4 tractors, 5 trucks, and don't need one so bad.  Oh and I go scuba diving, get the fever for that.  Jim
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007, 10:32:55 PM »
I'll probaley be trading a bike for a tractor. I got's bikes but no woods equiptment .... yet...
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Re: Poll: Motorcycles
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2007, 10:33:12 PM »
I had a '96 Suzuki DR650, which I really liked. We parted company one night in august of '04 at a rediculously high rate of speed. This was the beginning of the end for my landscaping business. I was able to work a little that winter, until I got sick and ended up in the hospital march of '05. This was the end of my landscaping business. I think about riding everyday, when the weather gets like this.


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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007, 11:23:02 PM »
I always wanted one when I was a kid.  I finally got an old Honda 350cl when I was about 30.  It didn't last long, and I was glad when it was gone.  What a miserable way to get about!
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2007, 11:25:53 PM »
DanG, ya shoulda bought them Indians....
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2007, 12:13:52 AM »
What a miserable way to get about!

I agree. I can still remember cars without air conditioning where the wind pounded on you all the time.

Couple of years ago I met a logger from Wisconsin that took two weeks off one spring to ride out thru Yellowstone with his dad on their Harley's. After two weeks and over a thousand miles on the road, they were 30 miles from home when a small black bear jumped out in the road right in front of his dad. Hit the bear dead center and almost killed his dad and did kill the bear.   :(
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Re: Poll: Motorcycles
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2007, 12:42:54 AM »
A coworker of mine almost met his end after hitting a woodchuck. The woodchuck did. Squirrels are the worst, with dogs not far behind


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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2007, 12:46:11 AM »
I rode without a visor... until I met an oncoming bee. Thought I had been shot. :o
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2007, 12:54:14 AM »
Got my first motorcycle in 78, it was a 250 enduro trail bike. Then it was a Kawasaki 500 street bike. I seemed to get away with taking chances on the trail bike, but not on the street bike. I was leaning into a left curve in the other lane when a car met me head on. I had to over correct to the right to miss the car and it whipped me off the road and straight toward a big pecan tree. The only choice I had was to lay it down on the left side and when I did, my left hand was between the handle bar and the ground. It broke two metacarples and twisted my back. Thank goodness I had on a helmet. I decided it was too dangerous for me so I sold both bikes and got an ultralight aircraft.

What I don't understand are these Florida laws. An adult can ride a motorcycle without a helmet, but a child can't ride a bicycle without one.  

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2007, 06:34:56 AM »
This is a very timely thread for me. After 10 years of not really wanting my wife to get a bike, I relented. The first picture is her new bike (5/4/07). The second picture is after her first solo ride (5/5/07)...and trip to get stitches. That is all I have to say about this subject really.


 
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2007, 07:33:44 AM »
That is all I have to say about this subject really.


I said that is all I have to say on the subject...but I have been saying that for 10+ years and it didn't work :D. My wife Lisa's middle name is Evette, she really has never liked the name. She does laugh now when we call her "Evette Knievel". I will have to say her wipe out was an impressive site (if it was not so horrifying, I had bad dreams for 3 nights). She freaked out and climbed a pretty decent pile of logs on a street bike, it was the coming back down that got her. The bike was almost totally unscathed, one itty bitty dent on a back shock.
This saga is not over ::) I have a FOR SALE sign already made for it. She insists the tetanus shot was the only part that hurt and she claims "I am good there for a few years, you only need them once in awhile"
I have the keys to the bike, at least till these stitches come out.(which by the way don't really match her business suits. She had meetings all day yesterday and everyone would glance, then look away. She offered no explanation, just to make them uncomfortable I think) What is a guy to do  ??? . She is crazy as a pet 'coon, she was walking around the house this morning going "Vroom, Vroom" and cranking back an imaginary throttle. My stomach hurts now, I am done typing on the whole subject.

 
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Re: Poll: Motorcycles
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2007, 07:55:53 AM »
This is a very timely thread for me. After 10 years of not really wanting my wife to get a bike, I relented. The first picture is her new bike (5/4/07). The second picture is after her first solo ride (5/5/07)...and trip to get stitches. That is all I have to say about this subject really.

This is why my hubby doesn't want me to ever ride without a full helmet.

I've been riding for 18 years. I bought the first bike. Learned to ride it first, but hubby was never far behind. I'm not that great driving a car, but scored perfect on my motorcycle test (a point I love to rub in when I get jabbed for my poor driving skills). Now we have our own bikes. Him: '04 BMW R1200CL. Me: '93 Guzzi California III.

Guess its all about life choices. Dropping trees is very dangerous too - or many of the other things talked about here on FF. But if I'm doin' what I love, death is always a possibility.

I'm more likely to die from the fat behind I develop with not exercising and working on the computer all day than on my bike.


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