11-10-2004, 08:56 AM #1
Dealing With Motor Cycle Depression
I had looked at a couple of good motor cycles, but everyone insisted that it was either Harley or NOTHING. Sooo, I scoured the classifieds until I found a Harley I could afford. Sure it was beat, old and rusted a bit, but it was a Harley, and my motor cycle buddies assured me that this was all that counted.
Well, let me tell you...it is impossible to do a wheely on the thing, I don't look at all like Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible II when I ride it, and other bikers have NOT been giving me the "harley wave". What in the hell is going on here. It's seriously depressing. Anyone else have to deal with this kind of motor cycle depression? How'd you do it?
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11-10-2004, 09:17 AM #2
Your so silly....
You don’t realize that you are discussing an issue that I am very sensitive too.
If it wasn’t for all of the child support that I have to pay each and every D@mn month, I could have purchased two brand spanking new Harleys…..
11-10-2004, 09:19 AM #3Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-10-2004, 09:23 AM #4Originally Posted by BigGreen
11-10-2004, 09:30 AM #5
Not all motorcycles wheelie my friend. I wouldn't think an old dilapidated Harley would. I'm not anti-Harley, but I don't think they're all they're cracked up to be. A few people I know have them and every time we go riding one of them breaks down. That's not an exaggeration either. I'm not saying all Harelys break down, but from what I've seen, they don't seem to be that reliable. Just my $0.02.
11-10-2004, 09:38 AM #6Originally Posted by BigGreen
I would have to leave town, and find a new home....
Can I, with my three children move in with you...
I, shortly there after, will be able to purchase two Brand Spanking New Harleys....
Think about it and let me know....
11-10-2004, 09:45 AM #7Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-10-2004, 10:05 AM #8Originally Posted by JdJuicer
11-10-2004, 10:13 AM #9Originally Posted by BigGreen
Like Jon and Ponch on CHiPs or like Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, in Easy Rider?
11-10-2004, 10:27 AM #10Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-10-2004, 10:27 AM #11Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-10-2004, 10:48 AM #12
Harleys are becoming cliche. What's happening to them is what happened to disco in the late 70's -- middle America horned in on the trend, and when you start seeing plump middle aged women in leotards riding 'em on mass media, you'll know the Harley mystique is daid and gone.
Another indication that Harley's are living on an image from days gone by, is what you see going on at the Sturgis rally in South Dakota. Used to be bikers would ride in from all over the country; now you see a different type of people--domesticated suburban professionals--trailering in their bikes (or having them trucked in), riding a few miles, then trailering 'em back home. Ya, they're not real bikers; just bored conformists looking for risk-free thrills by buying into an image.
If you really want to ride a bike, I'd recommend choosing one for virtues other than brand. There's some quality manufacturers out there that make it easy to get parts and do maintenance; some bikes are more reliable than others; some are better suited for riding looooooong distances in comfort; some (my preference) have pretty good sized lockable trunks--comes in handy when you're carrying stuff and don't want to leave it unprotected in restaurant parking lots. And then again, there's nothing quite like the charm of a perfectly restored antique Indian . . .
With all the choices available in the motorcycle world, there's no need to follow the crowd . . . figure out what works for you, and go for it.
BTW -- one of the very best magazines around is Motorcycle Consumer News
It costs a bit more than usual mags, but they don't take much (if any) advertising, and when they do product evaluations, their opinions are not influenced by a need to make manufacturers happy. When something's good, they say so, when it sucks, they say so. You don't see that sort of honestly everyday.
Anyway, they cover everything from Harleys to crotch rockets to scooters (they did a story once about some guy who rode a Honda 250 scooter in some endurance competition--1000 miles in 24 hours--through a raging icestorm, too), and related services and accessories. Good, quality journalism. Well worth the subscription price, and I don't say that very often.
11-10-2004, 10:51 AM #13
Geez . . . post "cycle" depression . . .
11-10-2004, 10:54 AM #14Originally Posted by Tock
11-10-2004, 10:58 AM #15Originally Posted by JdJuicer
JD. Most bikes will wheelie. You just have to know how. It is not like a 2stroke dirt bike with a power band from hell. I have had new goldwings doing a wheelie until the bags scraped on the ground.. I know a couple of people that ride Harleys and they do wheelies through every gear..
BIGGREEN your bike will prolly do a wheelie.
11-10-2004, 11:05 AM #16Originally Posted by BigGreen
However as I have matured, I would now view it as something that would be done, by sissified city boys.
I personally picture myself, roaring down the deserted highway, with my beard flying in the wind, dressed in blue jeans and leather chaps, sporting my Terminator shades and a sleeveless tee shirt, with “If You Can Read This The Bitch Fell Off” printed on the back. In search of a lovely biker chick in which to spend the cold dark lonely night with.
Last edited by Bigen12; 11-10-2004 at 11:32 AM.
11-10-2004, 11:07 AM #17Originally Posted by Bigen12
that was so eloquently stated bigen hahahaha.. the t shirt really kicked it off for me hahahahaa.. i have seen those around. why dont you guys try holding hands while riding these harley machines.. put the manhood crap behind and let your true feeling flow in the wind.. hahahhaha
11-10-2004, 11:11 AM #18Originally Posted by hung-solo
After what you offered to do, in order to get my Autograph, I would keep my mouth shut about "True Feelings"....
It is obvious that by your enthusiasm you are mealy feeling left out, perhaps one of the Harleys could have a side car, and you could be the guy that we carry around with us for comic relief, our court jester.
11-10-2004, 11:15 AM #19Originally Posted by hung-solo
11-10-2004, 11:31 AM #20Originally Posted by Narkissos
It is obvious that he spends a large amount of his time visualizing scenarios, exchanges of sweaty man love.
11-10-2004, 11:37 AM #21Originally Posted by Bigen12
yeah you are right. i am jealous as hell can one of you guys buy a buggy that can attach to the side of one of the bikes? i want to ride also!! i dont mind being the villiage idiot.. we have one for president.. but really, it really hurt my feelings that you wouldnt give me an autograph bigen. what kind of man are you?? hahahahaa that was sick
11-10-2004, 11:38 AM #22Originally Posted by Bigen12
hahahaha sweaty man love? dammn thats gross!
11-10-2004, 11:55 AM #23Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-10-2004, 11:58 AM #24Originally Posted by hung-solo
Don't knock it if ya haven't tried it . . .
11-10-2004, 12:00 PM #25Originally Posted by Tock
See Hung, you aren’t alone......
Tock you are the best!!!!
11-10-2004, 12:05 PM #26Originally Posted by Bigen12
holy shiit! i think i will pass.. no offense tock
11-10-2004, 12:10 PM #27Originally Posted by hung-solo
11-10-2004, 12:12 PM #28Originally Posted by Juggy Snout
11-10-2004, 12:12 PM #29Originally Posted by hung-solo
Oh hell . . . just bend over and take it like a man . . .
11-10-2004, 12:17 PM #30Originally Posted by BigGreen
11-10-2004, 12:17 PM #31Originally Posted by getinbig
11-10-2004, 12:18 PM #32Originally Posted by BigGreen
A "stuffed platypus" now that is kinky....
Juggy, are all the old men in Florida as deviant as you?
11-10-2004, 12:21 PM #33
I feel your pain.
I myself ride a Honda cruiser. I'm not into wheelies, I guess I'm too old for that sheit. But I do get the wave from every bike I pass.
The depression I get is this time of the year when I have to put the bike away for the winter.
11-10-2004, 12:33 PM #34Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-10-2004, 12:37 PM #35Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-10-2004, 12:44 PM #36Originally Posted by Juggy Snout
It is just that, sweaty man love is one thing, but sweaty OLD MAN love, I think that even Tock will agree, is Nasty!
11-10-2004, 12:50 PM #37Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-10-2004, 07:14 PM #38Originally Posted by Bigen12
Only if you do it right.
11-10-2004, 08:43 PM #39
Worst parody thread EVER. It's not your fault though, BG, too many cycle fiends came on and started talking story about two wheeled exploits. The lack of sarcastic comprehension here often floors me.
11-10-2004, 08:59 PM #40Originally Posted by rambo
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