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    Quote Originally Posted by FindingMyWay View Post
    Well the snow and ice would ground me but not the temps..Of course I have a fairing and electric windshield so I'd probably feel different without it! LOL
    The temps, to me are a matter of how many layers I got to wear.

    In my Sport touring riding circles, some of these guys are mile eaters galore..and I mean EAT them..The most of know of in a single year was my Ohio friend Mac, 87,000 miles in ONE GADDAM YEAR! on his 06 ST1300.. (His girlfrield lived in San Diego, he road every corner of the country and Canada constantly that year.. Must be nice to be retired with some dough...

    These guys were hard core man... aka, on a whim, he lets ride 'over to Washington State (from CT) I need to drop by so and so's house...
    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....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRider View Post
    I mean honestly look at sportbikes....they are WAYYY worse....take pretty much any Ducati in the last 10 years or so and you will find the Termi Exhaust, the programmed chip, and some Marchesini wheels and the guy says he "Customized" it....
    At least these are "performance" add ons. How much performance do you get out of 50lbs of chrome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRider View Post
    I still LOVE seeing show bikes that really cant be ridden much but look AWESOME....
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky65 View Post
    At least these are "performance" add ons. How much performance do you get out of 50lbs of chrome!

    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....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FindingMyWay View Post
    One HUGE sacriledge in my book WHATEVER the ride, unless its broken or your are touring the country in an RV with your family, dont EVER, EVER put it in a trailer! Trailer a 30k bike 3 hours to drive it a mile down the road, park it all day and stare at it...WTF!??? IMO, trailers are for snowmobiles...ride there or dont go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRider View Post
    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....
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I want a Norton.
    A friend of mine posted this on facebook. It's pretty bad ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    A friend of mine posted this on facebook. It's pretty bad ass!

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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!

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    That looks like a mean bike.
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    the sound ow the sound it has a pissed off harley note!

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    Do not go and look at the fighter F131. It is mental.
    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.



    The Hell Cat is pretty nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    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.

    The Hell Cat is pretty nice too.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    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.



    The Hell Cat is pretty nice too.

    Wow! I've never seen those before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HANGAR18 View Post
    Wow! I've never seen those before.
    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.

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    Those are the most incredible bikes I've ever seen!
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    These things are wild. I need to do some web searches to see more.
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