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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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I'm brand new around here, that being said during my lurking I've observed some members with hostility towards Harley riders, and since getting my Vic I've experienced first hand how piss poor some guys' attitude can be towards anything that isn't a Harley. I've never bought anything to please anyone else, when I make a big-ticket purchase I always just buy whatever "does it" for me for lack of a better term. This time around the horrendous Harley dealer here and lack of anything that really jumped out and said buy me from Harley drove me elsewhere. The improvements victory has made since I last rode one in 07 or so really seemed to make the bike come alive. That being said can't we all just enjoy the ride. Every time you throw a leg over your bike you're experiencing something that most people don't experience or refuse to experience for their own reasons, and that's fine. I don't feel the need to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, but I don't tell people that do that they're idiots or that my choice in recreation and how I choose to risk my life is superior to theirs. To anyone who reads this just remember we're all the same, we've all got one shot on this rock to have a good time. Enjoy the ride and keep the shiny side up guys. Stepping off my soapbox now.
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 02:22 AM
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U made some good points.

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We've owned more than 50 bikes of all makes and models. In recent history, our collection included bikes from Honda, Yamaha, Harley, and Moto Guzzi.

Some folks (both sides of the fence) are just shallow.
Mine is bigger than yours.

Although, I do have to say that I catch more crap from metric riders when I'm riding one of my Harleys, than the other way around.

The easiest thing to do is just to ignore them.

BUT - be aware than many folks are just trying to be friendly and maybe start a conversation..... and maybe they just suck at it.

Sometimes a guy will throw you a bone, to see if you throw it back.

Oh yeah, I'm normally guilty of that..... pulling up next to a Honda, while riding MY Honda, and saying something like "HEY - I hear them Honda's SUCK."

It's a character flaw. I know it. I'm working on it.

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Like you, I ride what I want and like. I expect others to do the same.

That said, as a career aviator, I can say with absolute confidence that there is no so thing as a perfectly good airplane. Those who train to jump out are a step ahead of the rest...

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I ride the best I can get for what I can afford!

I'm also a career aviator... LOL

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post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 05:29 PM
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If someone doesn't like my bike, car, shirt, hat, etc., it's their problem not mine and I refuse to let them make it my problem.
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post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 05:36 PM
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There are bozos in every group. It just so happens that the HD group is larger than any other, and therefore contains more bozos.

Don't think there aren't any Victory riding fellas who try to put you down for your choice in brand of oil, tires, fuel controller, helmet, etc. You just have to be able to recognize bozos and not waste your time or energy with them.

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post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Scar1203 View Post
I've never bought anything to please anyone else, when I make a big-ticket purchase I always just buy whatever "does it" for me for lack of a better term.

well said.

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