New Harley

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  1. shaneadams90

    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    I'll ride your Cast off RT.....

    that African Twin is cool....dig the KTM version too....but the GS Adventurer still blows my skirt up.
     
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    Ye Olde Flying Brick. What a piece of machinery that was. Ahead of its time, in some ways, aesthetics not necessarily being one of them.

    Always thought they looked a lot better nackt:

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    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

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    They all look cool to me. Dont know anything about motorcycles but always wanted one.
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    I've always been a fan of BMW/s.....whether Airheads or Oil heads.......I had a buddy that had a K100 I was very fond of...

    the R90/s is what started it for me!!
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    Some how @Expat 's Harley thread has turned into a BMW thread.
     
  5. Expat

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    As it should be. Many a man wised up and went to BMW from a Harley.

    The /5 does it for me:

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    Although, if I can get a few more cleavers sold, this new baby will be in my garage:

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    I just don't know if I want it in that color, or the patriotic theme:


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    For me is was the R80 GS. First time I laid eyes on one of these, I was about 13 years old, and it lit the fire like no moto I'd ever seen before. My mind began to dream of all the possible places you could take a bike like that....and I knew someday I'd have to have one.

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    In '03 I bought a barely used 1150 GS off a guy I used to guide moto trips for in Alaska. Used it for "work" for the rest of the season, then picked up my soon-to-be fiancé in Whitehorse, we rode it to Calgary where she smartly got on a plane to Toronto. A week later and more mind-numbing Canadian flat prairie and Tim Horton's stops than I'll probably ever recover from, I arrived to meet my future in-laws for the first time - wet and bedraggled from 12-hour days of riding in the rain all the way across Manitoba and Ontario. I then rode back across the U.S. to Cali, stopping off to spend 5 days wandering all over the backroads of southern Utah. From there up to Wyoming for a summer of work before riding it to Vancouver Island to get married. And then we rode it all the way back down the Hwy 1 to Santa Barbara before heading to Chile to work for the next 8 months (but that's another story...).

    Still have that bike, though I barely ride it anymore, for a variety of reasons. The new ones sure look nice....

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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    Seems to me like we need to start a BMW Thread....

    That Bumblebee was always cool to me too @Hammer !! and I'd ride either of those dual sports @Expat

    There is something about how an airhead moves when stopped at a red light...unmistakable...


    On another note, I remember the first Buell I ever saw as an Arctic white Thunderbolt at a dealership in Chattanooga....I watched the salesman roll Beautiful and sexy bike out side to "let him hear it" and when the guy cranked it up it was awesome.....until I noticed that it looked like it was going to vibrate off the side stand....after a few moments of idling the ride side mirror actually fell off the bike and onto the ground and shattered....That bike left an impression on me....

    Years later I almost both a Ulysses.....but then I remembered...
     
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    Thats the best post youve ever made.....
     
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    ..... :D :D Only because it is based in so much truth !!!!!!!!!! ;)
     

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