Re: How to have fun without spending much
- From: George Leppla <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:25:40 -0600
Chef Kurt wrote:
On Mar 10, 1:33 am, "Ace*" <avlvsvery...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You've been brainwashed by Harley Davidson’s marketing campaign.
It's lake saying the only car worth having is a Mercedes Benz.
Why is it Kurt that you wouldn't have a problem with accepting a Honda
Actually Ace, you're right. I probably have been brainwashed by HD.
However, that's my bike of choice. It's also what many of my friends
ride here in Oregon, putting me that much closer. It's all a matter of
preference and we could argue all day and neither of us would be right
And just so you know, I've never owned a Harley, but I did own and
ride a Kawasaki 750 LTD at one time. Probably very similar in style to
the bikes you like. This was back in 1980 though when you were just
knee high to a grasshopper. :)
The Kawasaki 500 and 750 triples were the original production crotch rockets. Stop light to stop light, they couldn't be beat. On w winding road at speed, they often felt like the frame had a hinge in the middle with the front and rear ends trying to go in different directions.
I always rode Japanese bikes.
1971 Suzuki Titan 500 http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/T/T500-adverts/1971_T500R-ad_500.jpg
1972 Suzuki 750 triple (water cooled) http://home.earthlink.net/~troyce5/ourbikes/GT750.jpg
1978 Yamaha 850 http://classic-motorbikes.net/images/gallery/xs850g.jpg
1982 Honda Goldwing Interstate http://classic-motorbikes.net/images/gallery/1980-gl1100-interstate.jpg
Best built bike I ever rode was a BMW. Bulletproof. Most fun bike I ever rode was a Moto Guzzi. You could really lay it over at high speeds and feel very safe.
Scariest bike I ever rode... a Jawa CZ Speedway Racer, built in Czechoslovakia. One speed, no brakes, one foot peg (on the high side... you dragged the other foot). I'm not sure, but I think it burned alcohol. Small seat but you never sat down. Did one half of a lap ( 2 turns) under power, shut her down and coasted the rest of the way. Looked to see if I needed to change my pants.
And like Kurt, that was all back in the 70's and 80's.
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