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Speedmaster05
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Dwight]
      #663370 - 12/26/16 05:42 AM

In all fairness, I've seen guys on most major brands of bikes - especially cruisers - that don't ride well. That includes Triumph.
You just notice it more with HD riders as there are so many of them.
The first time I rode with my Indian motorcycle crew, I realized that just because someone has a $25K motorcycle, a long gray beard, tattoos and a leather vest doesn't mean they know how to ride that motorcycle - regardless of how long they've been riding.


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Edited by Speedmaster05 (12/26/16 05:45 AM)


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Dwight
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #663371 - 12/26/16 07:51 AM

Quote:

In all fairness, I've seen guys on most major brands of bikes - especially cruisers - that don't ride well. That includes Triumph.
You just notice it more with HD riders as there are so many of them.
The first time I rode with my Indian motorcycle crew, I realized that just because someone has a $25K motorcycle, a long gray beard, tattoos and a leather vest doesn't mean they know how to ride that motorcycle - regardless of how long they've been riding.





There's a whole lot of truth in this statement, Kevin.

(...btw, and speaking of Indian motorcycles...I sure do love the looks of their new Springfield...especially the less raked-out front end and which I've read makes 'em handle fairly well on those aforementioned curvy roads, and especially for a big comfortable and cool lookin' motorcycle)

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Bedouin
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Dwight]
      #663373 - 12/26/16 09:34 AM

Quote:

Quote:

In all fairness, I've seen guys on most major brands of bikes - especially cruisers - that don't ride well. That includes Triumph.
You just notice it more with HD riders as there are so many of them.
The first time I rode with my Indian motorcycle crew, I realized that just because someone has a $25K motorcycle, a long gray beard, tattoos and a leather vest doesn't mean they know how to ride that motorcycle - regardless of how long they've been riding.





There's a whole lot of truth in this statement, Kevin.

(...btw, and speaking of Indian motorcycles...I sure do love the looks of their new Springfield...especially the less raked-out front end and which I've read makes 'em handle fairly well on those aforementioned curvy roads, and especially for a big comfortable and cool lookin' motorcycle)




Dwight, you gotta keep an eye on this Kevin fella ... he secretly works for the Polaris group.
He's gonna pound you to buy a Springfield now you've said that.

Happy holidays guys.

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tinmantwo
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Dwight]
      #663374 - 12/26/16 09:34 AM

Sorry guys but I sure don't consider my old B/A a "handling"bike. I nice bike to ride but the rake is way to much for sporting riding. It is what it is, a slow cruiser just as it was designed to be. You may be passing the Harley guys on the twisties but that ain't saying much. No bike is good at every thing, some are hot rods, others are tour bikes and most are cruisers, it's all good.

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Speedmaster05
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Bedouin]
      #663375 - 12/26/16 10:08 AM

Quote:

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Dwight, you gotta keep an eye on this Kevin fella ... he secretly works for the Polaris group.
He's gonna pound you to buy a Springfield now you've said that.

Happy holidays guys.




Man, let me know when my commission check is in the mail. It's way overdue! lol


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Alatamoc
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Dwight]
      #663376 - 12/26/16 10:08 AM

Agreed......over here the Harley is a big seller to the recently retired......who often haven't ridden a bike for many years.
I also know it's a lot easier to throw my TBA about than it is to try the same on my Switchback......

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Bedouin
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #663377 - 12/26/16 12:11 PM

Quote:

Quote:

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Dwight, you gotta keep an eye on this Kevin fella ... he secretly works for the Polaris group.
He's gonna pound you to buy a Springfield now you've said that.

Happy holidays guys.




Man, let me know when my commission check is in the mail. It's way overdue! lol





Since I have known for quite some time Kevin, I have been intercepting your cheques all along. Thank you.

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Dwight
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Bedouin]
      #663378 - 12/26/16 04:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

In all fairness, I've seen guys on most major brands of bikes - especially cruisers - that don't ride well. That includes Triumph.
You just notice it more with HD riders as there are so many of them.
The first time I rode with my Indian motorcycle crew, I realized that just because someone has a $25K motorcycle, a long gray beard, tattoos and a leather vest doesn't mean they know how to ride that motorcycle - regardless of how long they've been riding.





There's a whole lot of truth in this statement, Kevin.

(...btw, and speaking of Indian motorcycles...I sure do love the looks of their new Springfield...especially the less raked-out front end and which I've read makes 'em handle fairly well on those aforementioned curvy roads, and especially for a big comfortable and cool lookin' motorcycle)




Dwight, you gotta keep an eye on this Kevin fella ... he secretly works for the Polaris group.
He's gonna pound you to buy a Springfield now you've said that.

Happy holidays guys.






Well T-Man, if Kevin can talk Judie into lettin' me get another motorcycle, and now days preferably that beautiful Indian Springfield, I'd write him a separate check for his services right this very instant!

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Dwight
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: tinmantwo]
      #663379 - 12/26/16 04:48 PM

Quote:

Sorry guys but I sure don't consider my old B/A a "handling"bike. I nice bike to ride but the rake is way to much for sporting riding. It is what it is, a slow cruiser just as it was designed to be. You may be passing the Harley guys on the twisties but that ain't saying much. No bike is good at every thing, some are hot rods, others are tour bikes and most are cruisers, it's all good.




While you do make somewhat of a valid point about the BA/SM's raked-out front ends not being conducive to the sharpest of handling, Dennis, as Alan just pretty much said here, throwing around a 575lb machine in the twisties IS and always will be a hell of a lot easier a task than doing the same on an 800+lb big twin Harley or any other large cruiser.

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tinmantwo
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Dwight]
      #663389 - 12/27/16 02:51 AM

Anything is possible, I've read that the fastest bike on the Tail of the Dragon is a Gold Wing owned by a local. Kind of hard to believe but I read it on the internet so it must be true.

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