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Motorcycles,do you ride?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Frankie, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Frankie

    Frankie Getting Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    I've been riding
    motorcycles since I was 12. I've owned 8 different bikes ranging from a Honda CB350 to my latest Harley. I love to ride and most days that's what I'm doing. In this part of the country we have a lot of back roads and beautiful scenic country.
     
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  2. omega

    omega Very Tilted

    I have had my endorsement since I was 19 or 20, so about 25 years. I have maybe 15 hours on a bike since I have never owned one. In Maryland it was too crowded to ride; too much traffic. I have been in Colorado now for 11 years, but I have 8 year old daughters. Not yet willing to leave them fatherless. Plus even if I bought a nice used bike I would double the cost for riding gear. When I was a state trooper I had the income. But every 6 months or so I would cover a serious bodily injury or fatality that would dissuade me for a while. Some of them had years of experience. One guy owned a company that distributed harley parts. Laid the bike down on his old lady's knee that was outside of his hips. The streak on the road went from denim to tissue to blood to gristle. The elk vs motorcycle that killed an accountant from vail. My avatar is me from the paper covering that crash. The time harley factory riders were showing several dealer owner the latest models on a weekend jaunt. Dealer owner crashed into the pro. I just have to add that a lot of harley riders really are not very good riders from my experience. Plus when you add their overweight bikes and the extreme age of Harley riders, its a bad mix. Though the new streetfighter model finally looks desirable for someone under 60.
     
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  3. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Yes, I've had my endorsement for 18-20 years or so. Currently I have a 2016 Road Glide Special that is dressed out as an Ultra with a quick detach back seat/trunk.
     
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  4. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
    ive never owned one, ive ridden a few. they have always been Harleys that my friends have owned. they are nice but I have just never purchased one. maybe one day
     
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  5. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass Donor

    Location:
    Colorado
    I've had a motorcycle endorsement since I was 16 ( a week or so after I got my driver's license).

    I gave up riding for 15 years for that reason. I'm riding a 2012 BMW R1200RT, these days. It's a nice fit for the Colorado canyon driving that I prefer.


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  6. Frankie

    Frankie Getting Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    It’s never to late to get started my best friend bought a classic Triumph 650 and at age 65 learned to ride then he bought a Harley Sportster now he has to decide which bike to ride. Most of the time he takes the Harley because the Triimph is a kick start only and he has trouble starting it.
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  7. Frankie

    Frankie Getting Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    For years I rode Honda's they are very good and dependable motorcycle. I bought my first Harley Davidson two years ago and fell in love with it. I can't picture me riding any other bike.
     
  8. wyldmyk New Member

    Location:
    Great Bend Kansas
    Hey all I’m Michael from great Bend Kansas and I’ve been associated with motorcycles my entire life..... my mother drove a Harley dual glide when I was in her womb, and the thump thump of the v-twin was my first memorable sound. I collected Triumphs from my first new one in 1973 until Two years ago , when in a moment of despair I sold the entire collection of 9 as a lot on 4/20/2016. I just got tired of having to move them with me and worry about their security all the time. Last fall I was looking at bikes on eBay and came across a 1996 BMW 1100rs at auction with no minimum, bid on it, and ended up with a tremendous buy on a fantastic motorcycle! I drove to Anaheim to retrieve it in my Dodge Ram
    and after going over it to make sure everything was in good operational condition, I registered, insured and have ridden it for a season. I’d looked atBMW’s in the early ‘80’s when the R90s was popular, and had always wanted one, but raising a family took precedence and I never followed through. Perhaps that’s why I took the sight unseen chance and bid on my ‘96 but it has turned out to be the best thing for my spirit and my enjoyment, for it is truly a “magic carpet” so smooth and quick, and after a season of carefree operation( unlike the Triumphs which always had to be wrenched on to run) I’ve decided it undoubtedly is the premium motorcycle of them all, in every category.
    I’m looking forward to the springtime and another season of wind in my hair and mile after mile of fun on two wheels. I just turned 66 (going on 25) and I’m single, looking for a younger female to join me on my bike and in my life. I’ve got a lot of living left and don’t want to do it without being able to share all of the wonder with another, and in some way enrich her life too![​IMG]






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  9. penak New Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    riding is the experience really fun
     
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  10. Frankie

    Frankie Getting Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    Closest thing to flying without leaving the ground.
     
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  11. Frankie

    Frankie Getting Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    I took my first ride of 2019 today. My Harley Low Rider started and ran fantastic. I always love the first ride of the year.
     
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  12. LMhawk59 New Member

    Location:
    Fernie
    Riding 40+ years dualsport street cruisers I dress for the slide not the ride


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  13. Frankie

    Frankie Getting Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    Rode fifty miles today. 40 degrees snow still melting but it was totally worth it.
     
  14. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Ist Bike a 1980 Honda CX500 (in 1980)...rode like a baby buggy....lived in Oyster Bay LI then...after 2 crashes I sold it
    Then when I retired and moved to Ft Lauderdale I bought a BMW R 65, rode that a bit, then another BMW apart in boxes, had 3 CX 500's a Suzuki 750..
    Then My wife got on my case about being 70 and getting hurt...sold everything and got "into" Porsche 911's ... much safer.
    Now at 84....I don't think I'll be "riding" again....still have the Porsches however...
     
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