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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby Danno » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:14 am

concours wrote:It's worse than you think... https://www.hdforums.com/how-tos/slides ... #4-rev-rev



What do you expect from people who trailer their bikes to the dealer for a Genuwine Harley-Davidson oil change and pay $8 a pop to get their tires filled with pure nitrogen rather than the 78% stuff we breathe?

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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby ashman » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:16 pm

Danno wrote:
concours wrote:It's worse than you think... https://www.hdforums.com/how-tos/slides ... #4-rev-rev



What do you expect from people who trailer their bikes to the dealer for a Genuwine Harley-Davidson oil change and pay $8 a pop to get their tires filled with pure nitrogen rather than the 78% stuff we breathe?


Not all Harley riders are like that, in Australia we do things a bit differently, most Harley riders will give the finger wave to other Harley riders or mostly the one finger slute to other bikers on different rides.

Most big group rides on Haries are outlaw groups, if you ride with them for awhile you probably get pulled over and your Harley taken off you, if it a HOG group ride then you be shown the back door if your not a member.

As for loud exhaust on Harlies, they pay so much money for these bikes of course they want to be heard as well as being seen, why else so they can show people their angy face when people look around when they hear them coming or when their ears drumbs bust and of course the cops love hearing a very loud Harley "there is another bad boy lets get him" if you can own a Harley you can afford the tickets or time spent pulled over.

Well its only comon sense to jump on your bike from the side stand side, surely Harley riders aren't that stupid or anyone else for that matter.

As for helping other bikers that have broken down on the side of the road, of course we would stop to help, its the Aussie way to help others wheather they need it or not, I pulled over one day when I seen a loycal Harley
rider broken down, I was on my Norton but he didn't need help from me as I offered to get my trailer, he said he was ok so I moved on a hour later I went past him again still at the same spot so again I pulled over to help this time he gave up his subbieness and took my help, must have got sick of waiting for his Harley mates to show up.

As for Harley bikes and young chicks and some older muture chicks that just get off on Harleys, I can never understand that one, one of my mate's is so ugly not very well spocken but he has a nice looking Harley, but he has alway got a different young chick hanging off the back, model materal I mean, without his Harley he would be a no one, but when you start to chat to the chicks you find out pretty quicly they are short a few brain cells or they are so off their face on something.

As for myself I have a love of motorcycles, I don't need to prove myself to anyone or how good my bikes are, I just ride and if you can keep up with me then all good, if your stranded on the side of the road I will always stop to help, its the way we all should be as we all have the love of two wheels and always willing to help newbies into motorcycles, remember we all started at some stage of our lives, but me its in the blood and hopefully will be riding till the day I die but hope its when I am over 105.

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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby Danno » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:22 am

It's true you can't throw a blanket over all of 'em any more than you can lump all Norton types into one box, but many Harley owners adopt the whole lifestyle/gay pirate/ leather up to the neck but no helmet bs as soon as they get the bike home.

Many Harley types are dedicated riders and many are poser wannabe badasses who don't know a pushrod from a pushpin. About 2 minutes of conversation with a Harley owner reveals which type they are.

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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby frankdamp » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:11 am

No helmet in Washington State gets you a ticket. I don't know if more than once gets you into bigger trouble. There's a youngster in our neighborhood who rides a mini-bike (no gearbox, no lights, a 5 hp lawnmower motor). He got a ticket for no helmet. The police didn't seem to notice it had no licence plates!
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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby o0norton0o » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:07 pm

Sunday there was a burgers, bikes, and babes rally nearby me. Most weekends the venue holds car shows which are pretty cool. It's fun to see all the old cars and their owners who are mostly cool and psyched to talk to people who appreciate the vintage vehicles they've rescued and restored. This weekend was a little different. There wasn't any vintage feel. It was more of a pirate festival of chrome and blazing tattoos. There's always some friendly people regardless of the overall "harley" vibe. I talked to a few cool people who were interested in my bike, and a few who's bikes I was interested in. One guy had a vincent black shadow, and his wife had a 54 indian, but they drove their car to the show!! I scolded them for denying me the opportunity to see those bikes, but they were super nice people.

I found a good place to park...

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The theme of the harley show was different than the usual car show themes...

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*I edited out my final comment,... because a picture is worth a thousand words... :lol:
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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby acotrel » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:49 pm

Harleys are like Cadillacs. Some things are so bad that they are good ? When Harley Davidson produced the XR750TT road racer, they actually proved they could build a motorcycle. Where is it now ? When I was a kid, I used to go for Sunday morning rides with a group of friends. It was great thundering down the roads, however the novelty soon wore off when I found out what you can actually do with a good-performing motorcycle on a race track. In about 1972, I was practising at Calder Raceway near Melbourne when Don Emde was there with the XR750TT. He blew me to the weeds with it - a very respectable motorcycle, even though it destroyed the timing side main bearing and so could not race the following weekend.
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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby ashman » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:49 pm

A good friend of mine who I have known for most of my life is going through a bit of a bad time and blaming things on everyone else except for himself, but thats another story, he has owned and rode old Triumphs for most of his riding life 45 years but I found out the other day from his misses that he said to her one day " no one visits me no more sense I have owned my Harley" which isn't true, he gone a bit pranorded from drinking cheap wine in a box everyday, when I visit I have notice that when we are up in his shed and if we go up to house for a few minutes he locks his shed up then unlockes it when we go back down there, he has a cattle dog that won't let strangers near the back without him around, he never done this when he had his Triumphs.

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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby acotrel » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:03 pm

Some people have their Harley chained to the floor of their garage, they are a prime target for thieves in Australia. Talking about Harleys attracting the ladies. When my mother was still alive and was about 85 years of age, She used to love talking to the big bad bikie boys up at the Victoria Market. She was used to the guys who use to hang around with me when I was a kid and she always loved big American motorcycles. Long ago, she chastised me for selling my old Indian Scout - said she wanted it. It had the performance of a moped.
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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby ashman » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:02 pm

Its not only Harlies that are big on the hit list for stolen bikes in Aussie land, lots of British, Jap and European bikes as well, but most are packed in containers and shipped overseas, just the Harlies bring the bigger prize of all for the thieves, another old friend of mine had his prized Shovel stolen from his place his new Harley was also chained to it but they only took the Shovel, his daughter was up stairs at the time, they broke the chain lifted the bike and carried it to a waiting F100, the daughter didn't hear a thing and all done in a few minutes, they have camera pics of the F100 going over the bridge to Redcliffe but couldn't get a clear pic of the number plate, to this day bike is still missing that was over 2 years ago, the thieves seem to be going for more of the rarer bikes these days.
My friend has owned his Shovel for as long as I have owned my Norton, after his split from his misses he was living in a flat and the bikes locked in the lurndary, they think his ex had something to do with it as she is now with a bad arse club biker but proving it is the hardest part.

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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby Bernhard » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:29 am

There is a wireless motion detector on the market that is under £30 , but it is so sensitive it should only be used in confined spaces –the alarm is quite loud.

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Re: What is it with Harley and HOG members

Postby ashman » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:50 pm

Two of my best mates own Harlies we have all known each other sinse kids and been riding for over 45 years together but these days it so hard to get them out on the bikes, I have been doing a lot of traveling on my Triunph Thruxton of late and clocking up a lot of miles but getting my Two mates to get out with me for even just a ride is so hard, they keep saying how well their Harleies are but some time they sit in the shed for weeks on end, my mate Paul doesn't work and Steve works when he wants to so they do get the time to go away for a few days at a time.
My mate Paul is having a few problems at home with his ex and kids, his own fault and at the moment his Harley is locked in my shed as he is not allowed home for the time being but the best thing for him is to get away, but the bike hasn't moved sinse it been here, he can get his bike out anytime when I am away but after a week or two away his bike is still in the same spot, all that money tied up in their Harlies and they don't ride them, I can't understand that, I go 2 or 3 days without going out on the bikes and I go crazy, life is to short to be sitting around.

I find that with a lot of my friends who have jump the Harley life, a few ride them everywhere but most sit in the shed for weeks and another thing I have notice with a lot of Harley riders is how many ride around in long short pants with just light shoes or even thongs (flip flops to our US friends) and just a singlet with out any protection at all and its not just the younger ones doing it and they don't ride to the the law or speed limits and they wonder why the cops are cracking down on them.

Well I had my wingding for the day.

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