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My new bike!

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Soootylad, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Drangueos

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 27, 2012

    Posts: 3,260

    Location: London

    It is the only Harley I would have, my friend has one, it looks amazing but after 1 hour riding he need to have an one hour break before we can continue :D
     
  2. atpbx

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 21,452

    Well done for getting into the biking world.

    But buying a Harley? Not for me Jeff.
     
  3. Soootylad

    Gangster

    Joined: May 5, 2014

    Posts: 256

    Location: Staffordshire

    Yeah I've heard a few people say that but I find it really comfy, then again this year the big update was the suspension and the seat is also new so that probably makes a sizeable difference.
     
  4. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,752

    Fixed that for ya :p

    I was actually considering the new Yamaha Bolt - It's pretty much an 883 Sportster but 950cc with Yamaha touches. Weirdly, it wins hands down in all the comparison reviews against the Sportster it emulates.

    I started off wanting a Harley, but the price put me off, as did the amount of attention and maintenance they required. All the HOGs I know have that kind of cash, but they also keep spare bikes for when the H is down the workshop.
    "95% of all Harleys ever made are still on the road... the other 5% actually made it home", as the old joke goes!
     
  5. Evian

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2014

    Posts: 1,595

    Looks great man now get yourself a GO PRO and do videos!:p
     
  6. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,841

    Location: West mids

    No one wants to watch videos of someone wafting around on an arm chair with wheels ;):p
     
  7. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,752

    It's a Harley, not a Goldwing...
     
  8. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,448

    That and they need to be protective to go with the obligatory HD leather chaps. :p
     
  9. Soootylad

    Gangster

    Joined: May 5, 2014

    Posts: 256

    Location: Staffordshire

    If we were to believe stereotypes based on the bike we ride, then a lot of you would be wearing power ranger suits that look like they're fresh out of the MotoGP just to nip down the shops on your plastic jet ski looking things... But I wouldn't like to assume :D
     
  10. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,841

    Location: West mids

    I look like I should ride a Harley :o :D
     
  11. snappyfish

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 14, 2008

    Posts: 986

    Location: UK

    Great bike, I'm currently looking for a breakout. Waiting for winter bargain. Will be my first hd. Had a gixxer 600 for 8 years. Need a bike with character now.
     
  12. snappyfish

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 14, 2008

    Posts: 986

    Location: UK

    In the same way no one wants to see a guy fuelled on monster energy with a recent test pass and a gsxr 1000 pulling wheelies like a child with a 12" wheeled postman pat bicycle.
     
  13. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,752

    I look like I should be riding something designed in 1978.... oh look - I am!! :D:cool:
     
  14. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    they look far better in matte black than the bright orange one I rode
     
  15. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,841

    Location: West mids

    I'd definitely watch a child pumped full of monster pulling wheelies on a 12" wheeled postman pat bicycle!
    Apart from that I have little interest in watching others ride.

    My cam is there purely for when something goes wrong.
     
  16. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,651

    Location: Devon

    That's because it makes your arse sound like an HD on open pipes i.e. a flatulent hippo.
     
  17. scottomus0

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 719

    Location: Manchester

    Are there some good fiance offers for these at the moment? Might go test ride one.
     
  18. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,752

    Depends on the dealership, I think.
    Go up there anyway and enjoy yourself!

    Then you can use your own kid - That way the resulting hyperactivity is your problem!! :D
     
  19. snappyfish

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 14, 2008

    Posts: 986

    Location: UK

    Same, I used to ride a gixxer.. Arai helmet tinted visor. Alpine stars blue and white jacket. Alpine stars leather trousers.. sidi race boots.

    .. then I got a little older. Test rode a Dyna Fat bob. Loved it.. Really want a breakout just need to test one.
     
  20. Mucky_Pup

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 21, 2008

    Posts: 4,685

    Location: Hebburn

    Went to look at one today, quite impressed, may have to get one :eek: