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Old 06-03-2017, 08:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Actually, I want to get one now, as a learning aid. I think diesels like lugging at wide open throttle, while the boxer four is more rev happy.

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Old 06-03-2017, 10:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Attention-seekers, compensating for lacking certain things.
Harley buyers are usually not looking for a motorcycle, otherwise they would most likely get something technically superior from other manufacturers. All they usually want is to look like a so-called "one-percenter".
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All they usually want is to look like a so-called "one-percenter".
Bought to you by the letter 'M'?

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Bought to you by the letter 'M'?
Since I'm not a native speaker of English, sometimes I don't understand the references
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But why do Harley people have to rev their engines when coming to a stop.
The Harley people around where I live rev their engines anytime they get a chance, not just stopping. Its just their culture and way of doing things. Example - I was working on a antique tractor one day, and the Harley guy across town had to go outside and start/rev his Harley just because he heard our tractor revving while I was adjusting the updraft carb. They're just nuts! -lol

@freebeard, Mine has the stock 2 stroke engine, and is older than your picture. I would never convert it to anything. I think I got it as part of a trade like 15 years ago. But I never had a plan to do anything with it. Its just been in my garage for years collecting dust...
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To be fair, I hear a lot of rev-happy idiots on crotch rockets (sport bikes) too. The most annoying thing is to hear them cruising around in 2nd gear, making a ton of noise instead of getting good fuel economy. I'll go all the way to 6th gear at 35 MPH when I'm at a steady cruising speed. These bikes are geared very low.

Harley riders sometimes ask me when I'm going to get a real bike. My reply is "you mean real affordable, real reliable, real fast, and real smooth?"

I've got nothing against Harley riders in particular; people like what they like. The idiots that want to be loud just to get attention exist everywhere in society. In motorcycle culture, they attempt to justify the noise by saying "loud pipes save lives". I'm not so sure that is true, and being a vigilant and competent rider is much more important than expecting everyone to hear you and avoid.
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I always assumed it was a cry for help.

The blips can't be actual downshifting- the number of blips across the amount of speed they're losing would suggest ridiculously low and close gearing. Wait, that might explain their top speed...


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