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Love the US classic bike scene, you either love it or hate it - Harley, Indian etc.

Re: First Post

Postby ginge61 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:57 pm

lol :501 looks like another power ranger hates harlys lol or cant afford one lol have run and runing both types yes jap plastic rockets its horses for courses and any way if it was for a few things harly done first yu still be rideing a honda 50 lol

first to fit disc brakes on a bike for one and all the jap copies of harlys too

the name of the game is bikes no matar what they are if they have 2 wheels thats ok to me ohh 3 wheels can be fun too on an f2 sidecar
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Re: First Post

Postby jeffrey » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:40 pm

Warr wrote:
Gravesone wrote:I like Harleys after having a ride on one at the Bike-Show at the NEC.

The're not really suited to the climate and roads in the U.K. Winter road salt will destroy a HD.

Super ride on a hot dry sunny-day, but again a HD is not complete until you've spent another fortune on the 'Screaming Eagle' stuff.

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Well, having run an '89 FXR for the last 9 years the only SE bit I actually NEED is the ignition module. So that is the only one I have got. Wierdly it was cheaper than the standard unit when that died. And I don't need no shiny bits.
But up to the mid 90s they don't stop in the wet. Which they have in common with most other bikes with stainless / chromed discs of that time.

That said, it has been almost boringly reliable and though it does nothing brilliantly (except munch miles) it does nothing particularly badly. I never thought I would say it (as when I had the Old Brits I always said I wouldn't have a Harley if they were giving them away with cornflakes) but I would buy another. Or possibly two. A Sporty would be a nice little bike for just fooling about on.

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im running an 89 fxr justnow,great bike, stage 3 engine and can scare many 600 sports bikes upto 100ish.each to their own.by the way i wave to everybody and its the head down arse up that dont respond to me :208
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Re: First Post

Postby MOUSE » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:29 am

At 170 mph on a Bimota, can't really blame em :210

Plenty nice people out there riding. Had a guy on a Beema stop and assist when the Trumph blew it's zenor a while ago, friendly wave or head nod never did any harm. monkey
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Re: First Post

Postby Sopton » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:32 am

Hello:) This is my first post so i'll write in First Post thread:D
I want to ask specialists about a motorbike Harley Davidson Shovelhead from 1979.
I have Honda Hornet right know, i don't want to sell it. But i have opportunity to buy this motorbike. I always wanted to have Harley, and when i found this Harley on this website i went crazy:D Current owner is very close to where i live.
It costs a lot (at least for me ... ) but i want it badly :208
Could you tell me if it's worth this money, and is it proper machine for 10years biker? I have motorbike for 10 years, but i don't drive very often.
Thank you in advance for every opinion:)
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Re: First Post

Postby Tman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:25 pm

Jeez Sopton, it's truly awful....
Mate, just don't buy it....and I mean that in the nicest way.

It's been fannied-around with, and just like RDs from way back, you don't want a fannied-around-with bike.

You'd pay less on Ebay UK for better than that.
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Re: First Post

Postby GNC » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:42 pm

Seems a lot of money to me when converted into our $$. Are they thin on the ground over there? The number of harleys we have here means for that price you can get a 04/06 model. Which won't be a classic but could prove to be more reliable and therefore more enjoyable IMO
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Postby tonyturner » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:54 am

Good ya. Happy to see those classic bikes and really this forum is good. I own a Moped and i am happy that i am helping in one way to stop in polluting the environment. :209
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Re: First Post

Postby Tman » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:44 pm

Whatever happened to Allan Fox........... :121
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Re: First Post

Postby Sopton » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:11 am

Hi all. I read a lot about Harleys lately, i've seen a lot of good reviews on Harley Sportster. And i found here one.
It's Harley Davidson Sportster from 2004 with only 350 miles:D And it's not a mistake:D I've already called current owner and i'll go check it soon:D
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Re: First Post

Postby GNC » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:19 pm

Sopton wrote:It's Harley Davidson Sportster from 2004 with only 350 miles:D


IMO seems alot better buy than the Shovel you 1st looked at

Let us know how you get on :29
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