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I met a dude today while I have a smoke and ice cream break. We were talking bikes and junk. He really like the Victory. He tells me he rides too, he has a Big Dog. He was telling how everyone told him not to get it unless you have a tow truck following him. Tons of problems, turns out it dont matter to him, he says he cant even ride it. He bought cause it was nice looking and he had just gotten his endorsement to ride lol.

Sure burn 30k on a bike to sit in the garage lol
 

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Hopefully he didn't refinance his house to buy it, like tons of other guys did when money was easy to come by.
 

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There's nothing wrong with that in my book. Some collect artwork, some collect old junk, and this guy wanted to collect a chopper. At least he's honest about it. Who knows, maybe one day he'll also ride, especially since he went through the trouble to get his endorsement. Sure, through our eyes, he's not the sharpest tool in the drawer to blow all that money on a bike he doesn't ride, but if it makes him happy, more power to him.

NJ8BALL, you should have been a nice fella and offer to ride it for him on weekends. Where are your manners? :ltr: cheers
 

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Maybe things are different where you are, but there were a lot of people in the Las Vegas area who refinanced homes (when they doubled in value almost overnight) and bought custom bikes, custom sand rails, rvs, boats, adorned their homes interior walls with gold wallpaper, you name it. Then most of 'em walked away from their homes, got their toys repossessed and I got stuck with a portion of the bill because my tax dollars bailed out the banks. There is something very wrong with that.
 

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Went to the Big Dog website and those are really nice, I think the "Wolf" model is my favorite. $35,900 base msrp on that one.
 

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I'm kind of with Crossroads on this one. It's all a matter of degree. There are some people that ONLY own a bike and ride it every single day and they would look at someone who only does the majority of their riding on weekends as not a "real" biker. I know a guy that owns about 12 guitars and can barely play. But he appreciates the beauty and crafstmanship in each one of them. So is he not a guitarist??

I think each of us defines what a "biker" is based on what WE do with a bike. But, bear in mind, in someone else's view...you might not really be a biker. ;)
 

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There's nothing wrong with that in my book. Some collect artwork, some collect old junk, and this guy wanted to collect a chopper. At least he's honest about it. Who knows, maybe one day he'll also ride, especially since he went through the trouble to get his endorsement. Sure, through our eyes, he's not the sharpest tool in the drawer to blow all that money on a bike he doesn't ride, but if it makes him happy, more power to him.

NJ8BALL, you should have been a nice fella and offer to ride it for him on weekends. Where are your manners? :ltr: cheers
Bingo! That's the way I've looked at it. There'll always be those who ride more, longer and harder than I...and those I'll ride more, longer and harder than. Doesn't much matter to me...I'm just going to go have fun. I rode 80 miles one way yesterday just to go get some fresh cheese curds. lol
 

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Ice cream and cheese curds... You guys are making me hungry...
 

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"Art" is about all a Big Dog is good for.. Living in their hometown, they were foreclosed on by Intrust bank in August of last year.
Empty building. Big Dog-Gone.
Don't see how Polaris is going to make it with the Indian line. Considering they are selling in the same $30K price range. Think that ship has sailed.
 

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Yes ice cream break. I'm diabetic I needed a snack, and it was hot as hell. Don't hate LOL

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thumb up I make special stops for an interesting ice cream shop. Next best thing to a winding road.
 

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Maybe ,,,stop for a smoke + munchies = ice cream...Doesn't make him a bad guy ..lol
 

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Having a Big Dog in your garage is just a one up for the guys that have HD stickers on their trucks. Some people have wants, some have needs but it's rare for someone to have what they want or to want what they need.

Oh yeah, ice cream stop are probably a little better for you than beer stops. We have a group here in Utah that rides just to tour the bars. They plan their rides to have an hour between bars and plan to only have one beer per bar. For some reason none of them could be considered a picture of health...
 

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Don't be knocking Ice cream breaks theres about 4 little seasonal Ice Cream shops on a popular loop up here and they always bikes in the parking, every one likes Ice Cream dont they!!
 

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Well, i certainly don't agree with his logic, but then, if he has $30K to burn he's not an idiot:D

Different strokes..........cheers
 

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Don't be knocking Ice cream breaks theres about 4 little seasonal Ice Cream shops on a popular loop up here and they always bikes in the parking, every one likes Ice Cream dont they!!
I Scream, You scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!! :crzy:

Somebody Give Me A CHEEEEZBURRRGERRRR!!! cheers:

Dude's from Jersey, give him a break! thumb up

At least he had a choke with his Ice Cream! :ltr:
 
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