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post #1 of 11 Old Mar 20th, 2007, 2:14 pm Thread Starter
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I just buzzed out for lunch and to fill my gas tank.

We have a dedicated motorcycle parking area in front of my office building. It's nice... concrete instead of blacktop, so one's sidestand doesn't sink when it gets hot out.

There were four bikes in the motorcycle area.

Three BMWs.

One Harley.


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post #2 of 11 Old Mar 20th, 2007, 2:43 pm
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I just buzzed out for lunch and to fill my gas tank.
We have a dedicated motorcycle parking area in front of my office building. It's nice... concrete instead of blacktop, so one's sidestand doesn't sink when it gets hot out.
There were four bikes in the motorcycle area.
Three BMWs.
One Harley.
The Harley guy probably thinks you three "other brand" owners must be envious.
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I don't think he's the typical Harley owner. He rides practically every day in practically any weather. He obviously spends more time riding his bike than cleaning it.

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I don't think he's the typical Harley owner. He rides practically every day in practically any weather. He obviously spends more time riding his bike than cleaning it.
Whew!! I thought I was going to read a post about how you went to move it....and tipped it over!!

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I don't think he's the typical Harley owner. He rides practically every day in practically any weather. He obviously spends more time riding his bike than cleaning it.
I went to school with that guy. He was always the guy in the 5th percentile, always blowing the curve for the rest of us.

Just kidding, of course. It's good to read a complimentary story about our HD brethren. See... we can make nice!

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1/8th here. I think there are like 8 HDs to my 1 BMW here.

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No Harleys here... just lots and lost of rice-burners, and BMW's Admittedly there are some Harleys in the UK, but nothing like the percent in the US.

One of my good friends in Ohio rides a Harley and has done for decades, but admits in private that he'd rather have a BMW...
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My ratio is one BMW, one Gold Wing and two Harleys.

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I don't think he's the typical Harley owner. He rides practically every day in practically any weather. He obviously spends more time riding his bike than cleaning it.
Sounds like my friend Mike, who rides his HD every day to and from work and almost anywhere else he needs to go.

We did an IBA SS1000 this weekend, three LTs and Mike on his H-D Road King, and he was definitely in his element riding long stretches!

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I am going to Orange county NY July 4th with my local motorcycle club and 54 bikes have signd up and there is just 1 BMW so far. most are HD as far as I know


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post #11 of 11 Old Mar 25th, 2007, 11:45 pm
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Today, after an all day ride, I saw a gazillion Harley's, several Japanese bikes and I was the only BMW, except for the guy who was transporting his GS in the back of his pickup truck. So, I circled the block several times in my little 400 peep community of Huntsville at the Shooting Star Saloon (USA Today rated this place as having one of the 3 best burgers in the U.S.) and continued to drive around the block several times to wave to the 50 or more Harley people hanging out in front of the saloon. I love it!. They all look and then they point, (I have a 1200 RT with Top Box).
Afterwards, I thought, what am I doing? This is the nature of things. Lots of Harleys in Utah and very few BMW's. So, go out and ride and have major fun.
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