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Motorcycles,do you ride?

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

  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I don't ride, have only ridden a motorcycle a couple of times in my 55+ years.

    That said, I wouldn't mind having a reliable & comfortable (but not a recliner-on-wheels) bike for occasional rides. There is the real possibility that my first near miss would cause me to quickly park the bike.
     
  2. terryna New Member

    Location:
    Luxembourg
    Agree...[​IMG]
     
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  3. Frankie

    Frankie Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    I’ve had many close calls but that said a good rider is always defensive always defensive I can’t stress that enough. Close calls are part of riding and they happen. Riding a motorcycle is one of the most dangerous things you can do and from my 45 years of experience I can state most close calls are the fault of other motorists (cars). They just don’t see you or they are distracted (cell phones).
     
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  4. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    One thing that I really appreciate about cold weather is that a pall of quietness descends upon the land as most of the Harleys get put away for the winter.:D
     
  5. Frankie

    Frankie Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    That’s funny because around here it’s the screaming crotch rocket rice burners we hear most.
     
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  6. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX


    With our short & usually mild winters, the bikes never really get put away. Maybe February & March. Maybe.

    We get Harley straight pipes, and the copies to give other bikes "the Harley potato sound." But the race bike performance pipes are by far more common.
     
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  7. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North
    There are a handful of hardcore bikers up here who use trikes and ride year round.
    More power to them.
    I ride my bicycle in the winter and that is scary enough.
     
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  8. Frankie

    Frankie Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    New England
    I’ve ridden year round twice but it’s pretty hard to pull that off up here in New England. Still it’s a bragging point for me with all my biker friends.
     
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