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Harley-Davidson Tries To Quiet Motorcycle Noise - Loud Pi...

Well now aren't you an impressive sort. Little short on balls to deal with the rider face to face so you gotta sabotage his bike. F**kin coward!  (Oct 25, 2010 | post #261)

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

New Engine, Four New Models From Harley-Davidson

It would be difficult to find a year for the "perfect " bike but finding a good used machine at a reasonable price, and making the necessary upgrades is a lot cheaper than buying a new model and still have to do the upgrades. I am more than pleased with my 03 Electra Glide. It is 88 cu in and doesn't generate the heat problem found in a lot of the 96's. I have no gearbox noise issues but it did have the destructing cams and harley wobble. By paying about half of what a new bike would cost, I could afford to replace the destructive cams (actually the problem is the cam chain adjusters and bearings), with gear driven cams and the wobble or road weave as you called it, was corrected with a Progressive stabilizer. I now have a good handling, dependable bike that I hope to ride for many years to come.  (Jun 30, 2010 | post #240)

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

New Engine, Four New Models From Harley-Davidson

Why not just sell the new Harley that you don't like and pick up a good used Harley that you do like? No reason you can't ride the older Harley's for as long as you can and then pass it down to the next generation. A Harley can last a lifetime if you look after it and fix it when it's broke. No need to give up riding cause Harley lost their direction.  (Jun 29, 2010 | post #238)

Motorcycle Accidents

Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law?

This is definitely a sad and unfortunate situation for all concerned. It doesn't sway my view on Legislated Helmet use but does reinforce what I have proclaimed for years. Training and education are the keys to motorcycle safety and not Legislation. Legislation is the cheapest, and least effective means of addressing the problem. The more real life situations we hear about as relayed by Truths, the more it impacts riders who don't wear helmets, and reinforces the mindset for those that do. Examples of the effects on the lives of individuals and loved ones from not wearing helmets or other related safety gear should be included and stressed in public service announcements and motorcycle training programs. I would prefer all riders wear helmets but not because the law says so but because each has chosen to of their own accord. Given the circumstances that life has dealt you and your family Truths, I can fully understand your view on mandatory helmet legislation. My opposition to the legislation is by no means meant to diminish the seriousness or importance of your message.  (May 21, 2010 | post #26)

Motorcycle Accidents

Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law?

Truths, it's difficult to argue with the real life tragedies that you reference. You will find no argument from me that wearing a proper fitting, approved helmet can save your life and reduce serious injury. I choose to wear a helmet, even when riding in areas where helmets are not legislated. I do so as a matter of choice and I don't personally feel that freedom of choice is negotiable. Let the Government take your choice away in any aspect and before long you will not have the freedom of choice for anything. Riding motorcycles is dangerous, plain and simple. I've been riding for 43 years and logged over a half million miles on motorcycles without a serious accident. That doesn't mean that tomorrow when I ride out that I will make it home alive. Fatal head injuries can occur from a simple fall from a standing position, a slip in the shower, or an unfortunate dive into a watering hole. Would you subscribe to Government Legislation mandating all persons, standing, walking, showering or swimming, wear a safety helmet? I would hazard a guess that there are more fatalities from the incidents I mentioned than there are from motorcycles in any given year.  (May 19, 2010 | post #24)

Problems in Helena Guergisa office well-known in Tory cir...

In theory Quittner's suggestion is indeed correct but then we see how the Justice System actually worked in the Rahim Jaffer case, and realize any notion of Quittner's suggestion is simply a pie in the sky pipe dream. Helena tied herself to slimeball Jaffer and will no doubt be flushed down the toilet with him. Too bad, so sad, but that's the way it is.  (Apr 15, 2010 | post #5)

Duceppe to sound out Canadians on Quebec sovereignty duri...

I think Duceppe is striving to promote his image on a National basis in order to enhance his position at home in Quebec. I like the guy and have a great deal of respect for him although, I do not support a lot of his ideals. In my opinion, Mr. Duceppe and Quebec as a whole have to decide if they are in or out of Canada. Sovereignty, is simply a nice word to use that indicates having ones cake and icing too. Much like a teenager who decides to leave home and moves into the in-law suite and comes into the main house for meals with the family. Separatism is not supported by a majority of Quebecers and if a referendum were held today, I doubt it would receive as much support as it did in the past and Mr. Duceppe knows that. Watching the Olympics with the representation of Athletes from Quebec and the National Pride demonstrated by them and their communities shows Canadian Pride abounds just as much in Quebec as it does elsewhere in the Country. I think for the most part, most people in the rest of Canada are tired of Quebec's spoiled brat routine and expect them to get with the program and pull together as part of the National Team so that we can all hopefully become more stable and comfortable in these difficult times.  (Apr 8, 2010 | post #5)

Should Canada reinstate the death penalty?

Clifford Olson is a shining example to contradict the suggestion that it would cost more to execute him than to keep him in prison. Added to the costs of his incarceration, not to mention all the private air travel he's received in the past in an effort to get him to devulge the location of more bodies, he has been collecting over $1,000. a month Old Age Pension for the past 5 years. That is totally ridiculous as far as I am concerned. He is a definite example of the need for an executioner.  (Mar 30, 2010 | post #33)

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Should You Buy a New Harley Davidson

Dracul, I hope you are mistaken on the rumors of the V-Rod going the way of Buell. I kind of thought the V-Rod motor would spell the future of HD. When they changed the frames in the 09 Touring models I half expected the air cooled Twin Cam to be replaced by a water cooled Revolution motor derived from the V-Rod. Some may shudder at the thought of a Harley with a rad but the V-Rod has proven itself and I can remember when some shuddered at the thought of electric start.  (Feb 18, 2010 | post #484)

Sports

Cops clash with protesters

Whatever these clowns were protesting has certainly lost any meaning or support from the general public. As far as I am concerned they are nothing but a bunch of rogue thugs very much like a criminal street gang storming through a neighborhood creating damage, and violence. A few well placed bullets and tear gas canisters would put these cowardly dick slaps in their place.  (Feb 14, 2010 | post #1)

Ignatieff sends list of questions for BC politicians to a...

Iggy the Arrogant and condescending, must think he's the only one that can think up questions for others to ask. Since the PM's visit to the BC Legislature is to give them a congratulatory boost for hosting the Olympics, I doubt if any will give much thought to the mental ramblings of the Liberal Leader. While the Olympics are running, perhaps the politicians can just sit in the spectator seats with the rest of us, and let the media light shine on the Athletes.  (Feb 14, 2010 | post #3)

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Should You Buy a New Harley Davidson

I'm glad you enjoy your Rebel 250, there is nothing wrong with that. I've ridden them but preferred the Rebel 450 and wished they had made a 650 or 750 Rebel. However, I've also ridden a Harley Sportster 1200 and I can tell you there is no comparison in performance. The sporty will eat the Rebel and spit it out the exhaust but then that's comparing apples to oranges. Each is a great bike in it's own realm. Be pleased with what you have but you don't have the right to ridicule some one else's choice of ride. I strongly doubt you would have the intestinal fortitude to spew your nonsense in person to someone outside the comfort of your anonymity of this forum.  (Feb 12, 2010 | post #442)

Gadhafi tells Canadians, you're not welcome in Libya

Thanks for the Libyan Tour Guide, I am sure some may be interested. Personally, I don't consider any part of the Middle East or Africa as part of a vacation agenda or travel for any reason. The countryside in those areas may very well be scenic, historic, and educational but the inhabitants leave much to be desired. I have no intention of vacationing anywhere that I can easily get my brains shot out or be forced to shoot someone else. Although we have places like that in North America, most are readily discernible as opposed to the Middle East where it can be anywhere, anytime, by anybody.  (Feb 9, 2010 | post #8)

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Should You Buy a New Harley Davidson

Q.How can you tell is someone is an a**hole? A. If they post on forums for products they don't have any interest in.  (Jan 31, 2010 | post #421)

Honda Motorcycle

Harley driven up by possibility Honda may buy it

You are partially correct for sure. We have been modifying the exhausts on Harleys for a long time but when done properly and used with some common sense, they don't pose a problem. However, there are a number that abuse them and create a negative attitude towards all bikers. In recent years, Harley Owners don't hold the license on loud pipes. I know lots of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha riders that are running loud pipes on their cruisers. Some a helluva lot louder than the Vance and Hines I have on my Harley. Most people just hear a loud bike going by and automatically think it's a Harley. If it's making just a loud racket with no rhythm to it chances are it's not a Harley at all.  (Jan 30, 2010 | post #331)

Q & A with Night Train

Headline:

Living Life One Ride at a Time

Hometown:

Albert Bridge, Nova Scotia

Neighborhood:

Cape Breton Island

I Belong To:

Cape Breton Bikers

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm riding or wrenching

Favorite Things:

motorcycles, music, swimming, riding, and wrenching

I Believe In:

whatever makes you feel good