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    kinghoow here,having a beer with you
    on: Oct 09, 2016, 12.50 am
    Oct 09, 2016, 12.50 am
    enjoy your beer,need info on people that used to ride Harleys.tell me your stories !!!

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    Re: kinghoow here,having a beer with you
    Reply #1 on: Oct 09, 2016, 01.22 am
    Oct 09, 2016, 01.22 am
    I started riding Honda motorcycles at 15 and rode only Hondas until I bought a 2003 FLHT with less than 1,000 miles on it.  I road that for a few years and found the air cooling was insufficient in Metro Chicago stop and go traffic, it was not fast enough to accelerate, and would shake like a paint shaker at Home Depot while sitting at a stop light.

    A buddy who is a dyed in the wool BMW RT rider convinced me to test ride one.  I did and found it quite interesting except for the vibration of the engine and the fact that it was still air cooled.  I decided to wander through a local Triumph dealer to see what they had to offer and saw the Trophy.  The salesman offered me a test ride.  10 minutes into the test ride I had to have a Trophy, however, the price was more than I could afford.

    A couple weeks later I found a 2013 with 1,500 miles on it for $6,500 cheaper than the new one at the dealer.  I bought it and have enjoyed every mile.  I tried to keep the Harley, as the chrome and laid back riding position were cool, however, the boss (wife) said I can only keep one.  I explained that I promised only one wife, not one bike. :745:  She did not find my humor amusing.   :034: The Harley is now owned by someone else, and I look forward to each time I can throw my leg over the Trophy. :821:


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    Re: kinghoow here,having a beer with you
    Reply #2 on: Oct 09, 2016, 08.19 am
    Oct 09, 2016, 08.19 am
    Hi kinghoow and :400: to the Forum !

    Take a Test Ride and then YOU will soon become one of those "used to ride a Harley" Members  :008:

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    Re: kinghoow here,having a beer with you
    Reply #3 on: Oct 09, 2016, 05.57 pm
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    Welcome  :821:
    It wasn't me !!

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    Re: kinghoow here,having a beer with you
    Reply #4 on: Oct 09, 2016, 10.07 pm
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     :400: to the forum.
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    Re: kinghoow here,having a beer with you
    Reply #5 on: Oct 09, 2016, 11.18 pm
    Oct 09, 2016, 11.18 pm
    When I became a born again rider in 2001 I got back on the road with a Harley Sportster.  All the usual chrome and a fantastic custom paint job.  Loved it.

     Of course the wing mirrors were useless above 50 MPH due to the vibration of the engine.  When you buy a Harley you automatically become a member of the local chapter which I declined.   Riding in my teen (in the 60 / 70s)  the word "chapter" had certain connotations which I no longer wished to be associated with.  It so happens that my details were passed along to the chapter and I started getting the monthly club newsletter.  I noticed there was a ride to the Ace Cafe on in the North of London. (for those not familiar with the ACE, it was the place to be if you were a biker and where I spent much of my miss spent youth 1960/70s when younger riding my BAS.  I went along.  It was great to be back at the Ace and I immediately made lots of new friends and started to ride with the Chapter on a regular bases.   

    FAst forward to 2003 and the hundred anniversary of HArley Davidson.   There was to be a big bash in Barcelona and I decided to tag along with my wife on the back.  Many of the ladies in the Chapter thought it would be too uncomfortable to ride all that way on a Sportster and my wife persuaded me to buy the Heritage Softtail.  Much bigger and considerably more comfortable.  Barcelona was my first touring ride on a harley and it was a great trip.    More new friends.   Since then we have done many european tours, Spain, ITaly, Germany, Latvia either singly or with a group and each one was a lot of fun.     The bike behaved perfectly every time and my bum never complained in all that time.   

    Considering I never wanted to join the Chapter I can't explain how I managed to find myself on the Committee.  I held many positions, Photographer, Editor, Safety Officer, Road Captain.  I spent five years on the Committee and even my wife join as Assistant Editor.   UNfortunately, becoming a Committee member actually detracted from the fun of riding and I became a bit jaded of the whole Chapter life style.   After one too many disagreements over the how the Chapter should progress I decided to step down and soon after I left the Chapter.  I joined the Institute of Advance Motorcyclists and found the members to be far more mature about motorcycling.   

    I still have many friends within the Chapter and with whom I socialise and ride.  And while I still have fond memories of the Harley riding I am glad I have moved on. 


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    Re: kinghoow here,having a beer with you
    Reply #6 on: Oct 10, 2016, 01.05 am
    Oct 10, 2016, 01.05 am
    Welcome to the group.

    My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

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    Re: kinghoow here,having a beer with you
    Reply #7 on: Oct 11, 2016, 07.58 pm
    Oct 11, 2016, 07.58 pm
    Used to ride a Harley???????????  People admit to that????????????
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