My New Toy

Discussion in 'The Locker Room Bar & Grill' started by Bill Mattocks, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Don't blame you. And if I get back to bikes their 650 would be big enough for me. But then I am a fan of the old 81-82 Yamaha 500 XT so 500cc works too.
     
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    Made in the same place
     
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    I’ve always wanted a bike. Ever since I used to ride on the back of my father’s on the highway when I was 5 years old. Yeah, times have certainly changed :)

    The only thing stopping me is everyone else on the road. I’ve been in a few car accidents that weren’t my fault - 2 people ran red lights and hit me, totaling both cars. I’ve been rear ended twice. I would’ve survived one of those 4 accidents on a bike.

    Yet I keep looking into the motorcycle riding course at a local community college and asking about my friends’ Harleys.
     
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  4. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Harleys are made in the USA the Royal Enfield is now made in India I believe
     
  5. Bill Mattocks

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    Harley's are made in the US for the US market, and in India for the Indian market. RE is made in Chennai, India, a continuation of the original factory built by RE of the UK before they folded. RE claims with some justification to be the oldest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. And although RE is not well known in the USA, they sell three times more bikes in India than Harley does world-wide. They're not a small company.
     
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    Damn dangerous machines for crazy people.

    But if you really like them, and you haven't seen this movie from 2011, you should. I promise you won't be disappointed.

     
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    I thought the movie was pretty good. Proves they can make a good movie out of any theme.
     
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    I have had three Harley's but it has been several years since I owned one. I rode our counties only PD police bike which was a Suzuki 1100. Pretty quick but handled like a dump truck. Heavy. I have ridden and raced in Enduro and hare scrambles since I was old enough to straddle a bike. Tricky Dick Burleson is an old friend of mine. Man I miss doing multi-day trials races.
     
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    Yeah. We get them imported. And they go cheap here.

    Harley krishnas
     
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