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shubharamani

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2010, 03:37:44 pm »
Man - every gal working for Iron Heart is riding a bike...and here I am with a moped....
Time to get a real motorcycle then, Beatle. I'm too scaredy-cat to ever ride a motorcycle. It's not death I fear -- it's emerging from an accident maimed for life. I tend to be fatalistic in my thoughts. But I can totally see you (Beatle) on a Harley !

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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2010, 04:27:33 pm »
Motorcycle season is pretty short in Germany. Sometimes you get lucky and you can ride as late as October - but with insurance and stuff it turns out to be quite expensive. Having my little scooter makes up for it - 60 Euro registration and insurance for a year - no taxes..it's tuned so it goes 60 k/h which is plenty of fun...Big engine will come when I really have extra money to spend....
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2010, 04:46:32 pm »
So your dog can run that fast?
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2010, 05:09:34 pm »
Man - every gal working for Iron Heart is riding a bike...and here I am with a moped....
Time to get a real motorcycle then, Beatle. I'm too scaredy-cat to ever ride a motorcycle. It's not death I fear -- it's emerging from an accident maimed for life. I tend to be fatalistic in my thoughts. But I can totally see you (Beatle) on a Harley !

Hey Shubz, I guess your pleased that Readers Digest went bust then; I remember reading those RD true stories about some dude that got caught in a thresher and then had to walk three miles carrying his own severed arm.

(N.B.: Edited to cringe at my off topic interjection)
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shubharamani

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2010, 06:38:48 pm »
Hey Shubz, I guess your pleased that Readers Digest went bust then; I remember reading those RD true stories about some dude that got caught in a thresher and then had to walk three miles carrying his own severed arm.
(N.B.: Edited to cringe at my off topic interjection)

hectic, I wouldn't say that I'm pleased that Readers Digest went bust. That was a charming little magazine...I used to enjoy reading it.  I do remember such "motorcycle disaster" stories in RD though. The truth is, I've met far too many people (mostly acquaintances) in life who've suffered severe motorcycle accidents and lived to tell the story.

I enjoy a tremendously great quality of life. I ain't braggin', but I feel great pretty much all of the time -- though I'm 45, I have the energy level and vitality of an 18-year-old. I am risk-averse in that -- I will not participate in activities that could fuck with "feeling great". If I got into a bad wreck, I would rather just die...the last thing on earth I would want is to "be saved", only to return to life in a lesser state.

In the US, I suppose riding wouldn't be unsafe if you just stuck to city streets. It's the highways that maim (and kill).

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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2010, 07:18:50 pm »
Well I didn't mean to be flip, re: RD demise...

Rather, I was reminiscing about shivery, vicarious damage.

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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2010, 07:43:02 pm »
Giles - my dog
So your dog can run that fast?

Giles - it´s possible




wait for it


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tfar

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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2010, 08:32:36 pm »
Love the bikes, especially the matte black Harley. Very nice. Helmets and fuel tanks are cool, too. Nice pictures, thanks, Lando.

Riding a big motorbike in Germany is indeed a costly affair. You can ride it maybe for half the year unless you are really hardcore. As Beatle says, insurance and taxed aren't cheap. Just getting the license with the required minimum driving lessons will probably set you back $1000.

Shuba, the maiming happens at any speed. Riding in American cities with really bad roads, lots of traffic and very unskilled drivers plus many who don't have insurance and many objects to hit is probably more dangerous than riding overland. I haven't read the statistics on that, though.

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« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2010, 08:37:55 pm »
Miho's bike gets my vote.

My wife and son hate me riding a motorbike - nuff said !

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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2010, 08:39:15 pm »
Mrs Giles would be Mrs somebody-else if I got one...G
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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2010, 10:35:11 am »
Mrs Giles would be Mrs somebody-else if I got one...G

hahaha this gave me a good laugh (:

My mother said the same thing to my father when he was younger.


I plan on purchasing a motorcycle by next fall, just a cheap one. There are many people that do motorcycle cafe racer conversions in my area, and you could buy a fairly reliable bike for just $2100 USD. Insurance per year is $60 liability insuarance which means it only covers damage that your bike does to other objects, ie, someone's car, city property....but most likely you'd damage yourself first before you damaged anyone's property.



Guess what your mom and dad are gonna tell you! :)

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2010, 09:21:51 pm »
I had my first bike lesson (well i drove for 1 hour behind the guy his SUV in the rain) last saturday.
Never been on a bike before and the guy let my ride for an hour in saturday traffic in the city and highway.
it was great...

when  i get my bike license ima buy a HD WLC from WWII or Liberator as we call them here
like this 1

stewart

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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2010, 09:56:09 pm »
love that bike

tfar

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2010, 06:19:52 am »
Simon Badass doesn't sound good. But Badass Simon has got the right ring! ;)

Just the initials aren't cool.  :P

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2010, 04:18:09 pm »
My twin bro just bought this bad boy...now for some 21oz