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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-04-2015, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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I was getting fuel in Conway NH this morning , and a fella on a HD came over to me and said , " is that a Victory ?" I said yes it is . He says "looks like its right out of a Mel Gibson movie" ... "Sharp lookin though"... Mel Gibson ? WTF does that mean ? He just turned and went back to his bike .... I didn't respond , I think I just scoffed . Was that a compliment , or a snide remark ? This is not a shot at HD riders , but that's what he was riding ...

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Jealousy man!! I kept getting my balls busted for wearing my victory gear while in Laconia cause I didn't look like the rest of the guys there.. I was talking to a former Harley dealership owner who is one of my customers at work and he says he's beyond happy leaving the hd family, there was no help or support

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He is just used to looking at a 100+ year old style. Anything resembling a newer style will look odd to a lot of HD riding folks. Basically they are set in their ways and have no interest in adopting a newer style that doesn't have an HD emblem on it.
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A Mel Gibson movie? Hmm, would that be Brave Heart or Patriot?

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Referring to Mad Max Likely.. Shoulda kicked him in the balls just to be cover all the bases.
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Man, HD riders...

I ride my bikes and every time I pass by one of those 'Plywood Palace' bars, its lined from left to right with road glides and street glides...and 90% of them are black...how the hell do they know which one is theirs?

I like HD's because I like motorcycles, but I will not own one that can get lost in the parking lot of a nursing home.

I rode my Stratoliner down to Myrtle Beach last week. I was at the Waca Bar and Grill on the Waccama River in Murrils Inlet...I went to leave and a couple in their late 40's left at the same time. I noticed them eyeballing my bike the entire time I sat there.

I got on my bike and here they come. "OMG this is the most beautiful bike I have ever seen, I know its a Harley but what kind is it?"

My reply "I wont own a Harley, motors are too weak, cost too much, old technology and they can get lost in a nursing home parking lot" (I coined that one so I use it a lot)

"well, what kind of bike is it"? he asked as he looked real confused.

"Its a Star Stratoliner by Yamaha...."

All of a sudden, after telling me its the most beautiful bike they have seen, they have no interest and almost look mad as if I tricked them....HA...go away, I have no Kool-aid for you.
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I was getting fuel in Conway NH this morning , and a fella on a HD came over to me and said , " is that a Victory ?" I said yes it is . He says "looks like its right out of a Mel Gibson movie" ... "Sharp lookin though"... Mel Gibson ? WTF does that mean ? He just turned and went back to his bike .... I didn't respond , I think I just scoffed . Was that a compliment , or a snide remark ? This is not a shot at HD riders , but that's what he was riding ...
Am Sure He was Referring to the Movies " Mad Max " and the " Road Warrior " Both which had Futuristic Looking Motorcycles and Other type All Terrain Vehicles ..

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I LOVE IT!! I was at a small well known biker joint in conneticitt and was sitting next to a table of Harley biker wanna-B's. Two cross country's pulled out and one of them say's "hey, their goes one of those George Jetson bikes". My wife looks at me as a Harley goes by and says "Hey , there goes one of those Fred Flintstone bikes".... Luckily they laughed and we ended up having a great conversation about victory.. They were very interested and impressed with my bike, but being part of that HD fraturnity over rides a quality bike... Soon they all headed off on their black Glide something's making lots of noise and hardly moving...
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A Mel Gibson movie? Hmm, would that be Brave Heart or Patriot?
Hmmmm , both excellent choices .... I do refer to my bike as my Horse from time to time .

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"hey, their goes one of those George Jetson bikes". My wife looks at me as a Harley goes by and says "Hey , there goes one of those Fred Flintstone bikes"....
Great comeback , this made me laugh !

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