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Dumb Joke


greg brillus

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Only thing that's kept them going all these years is people with image problems, no other reason.
 

Bill Thomas

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I have never ridden one, I am too weak and small, But have a look at some youtubes of them Sprinting, Drag Racing, Don't know what they have done, But with all the road gear and sitting upright, They made my Sprint times look Stupid !, As Roy The Mechanic says, They make some BIG ones now !!. Cheers Bill.
 

Chris Launders

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I have one, bought it years ago, we used to go touring through Europe, I had a 650 Triumph chop and my mate had this Harley, both two up, he could take everything including the kitchen sink and it didn't bother it one bit, my poor little Triumph struggled at times.
So when he decided to get something else I bought his Harley, he's regretted selling it ever since. It's not a touring type model, has air shockers, better brakes, and been ported and converted back to chain drive so the gearing could be altered, with a small screen will sit at 100mph all day.
 

Bill Thomas

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I had an Air shock on the back of my "D" once, The Best !!!, Can't think why it didn't catch on.
Cheers Bill.
 

timetraveller

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Don't feel too bad about their sprint times Bill, Their 114 cu inches is actually 1,868 ccs and the 114 weighs about 200 lbs more than a Vincent twin so you might not be as weak as you think. Imagine picking that up off the floor if it fell over!!
 

Bill Thomas

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Did you ever build your Big Vin', Norman ?. I know how time goes by Quick !.
Cheers Bill.
 

Mike 40M

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Seems fitting to have H-D discussions in the dumb joke thread.;)
Though my first bike was an early 45" flathead slightly less weight than a Vincent.
A very reliable machine, never had any problems after renovation.
Liked the hand pump for supplying extra oil to the engine, simulating a 2-stroke. Useful when cars behind was too close.
 

Gary Gittleson

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Here's my list of objections to Harleys.
1) The stupid "weekend outlaw" thing. In other words, the Harley "culture". In that sense it isn't a motorcycle at all. It's a social statement, something like a handbag.
2) The apparent need to remove silencers.
3) Size and weight. I've had Harley owners brag to me that their bikes weigh close to 900 lbs. It may be an exaggeration but what's there to brag about?
4) The lounge-chair seating position. Not the best for cornering, but you don't want to. You're half asleep anyway. Where's the TV remote?
5) That "bat wing" item in front that blocks the nearest 100 feet of road, at least for short folks such as me.

I suppose they're mechanically sound although they seem to need more visits to the shop than any other brand.
 

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