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Deeman3
03-06-2006, 08:44 AM
I had sold my Harley a couple of years ago and wanted another bike as there is not going to be a lot of pool playing in my life until I escape Alabama. Anyway, This new toy is a 1500cc Cruiser called a Boulivard. I had sworn I'd never owna Suzuki but this is a nice bike, plenty of umph and looks good.

Anyway, as I don't know how to carry my blond and my cue on the bike at the same time, how do other bikers carry a cue on a bike? I usually only go about an hour until I am in an area that allows pool tables, so can't make her hold onto a case for that long. I thought about taking the shotgun out of the front fork but the sheath is an open topped leather one that would not protect a stick.

Any ideas?


Deeman

nAz
03-06-2006, 11:59 AM
your buying a rice grinder??? what the hell, must really be hot down there... the man is delirious!

i understand that bike looks a lot like a Harley and probably half the price with no four month waiting.
still... if i was you a would cut back on one of the trailer homes you have for you servants and spend the $$ on the Harley /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

SpiderMan
03-06-2006, 01:54 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr> your buying a rice grinder??? what the hell, must really be hot down there... the man is delirious!
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No, he's practical. Much too hot in Alabama to be pushing a Harley.

SpiderMan

SpiderMan
03-06-2006, 01:56 PM
Dee,

I just turn my case sideways across the seat behind me, and strap it down with a couple of criss-crossed bungee cords. Be sure the top is zipped up, of course /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SpiderMan

eg8r
03-06-2006, 01:58 PM
[ QUOTE ]
i understand that bike looks a lot like a Harley and probably half the price with no four month waiting.
still... <hr /></blockquote> What is this four month waiting you speak of? The Harley dealership over here by my home has quite a large number of brand new Harley's sitting in their showroom. I also am in the market for a bike but I don't think I will be getting a Harley. Too much money right now for me.

eg8r

Deeman3
03-06-2006, 02:30 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr> your buying a rice grinder??? what the hell, must really be hot down there... the man is delirious!

i understand that bike looks a lot like a Harley and probably half the price with no four month waiting.
still... if i was you a would cut back on one of the trailer homes you have for you servants and spend the $$ on the Harley /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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<font color="blue"> nAz,

Respectfully, I did the Harley thing twice and it was not about money this time. I just got tired of losing an acorn nut off the bike every 200 miles and paying Harley $10 for a new one. If you NEED Harley (Like you would tatoo it on your arm) then get one. I'm going to use the difference in price for either a second bike, Triumph Rocket III, or to import that second wife from Russia I've had me eye on.


Deeman</font color>

Deeman3
03-06-2006, 02:33 PM
Spiderman,

Thanks. I'll try that. Not sure if Tori will then fit on the back or not but, what the heck, if she has to go, she has to go.....


Deeman
the Harley-Davidson and John Deere Dealerships are combined down here.....as Spiderman says, "It saves hauling charges"....

nAz
03-06-2006, 03:14 PM
hmm I though new Harleys (1996-present)were very dependable, as much as the Jap bikes.

nAz
03-06-2006, 03:18 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr> &lt;/font&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;font class="small"&gt;Quote:&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr /&gt;
i understand that bike looks a lot like a Harley and probably half the price with no four month waiting.
still... <hr /></blockquote> What is this four month waiting you speak of? The Harley dealership over here by my home has quite a large number of brand new Harley's sitting in their showroom. I also am in the market for a bike but I don't think I will be getting a Harley. Too much money right now for me.

eg8r <hr /></blockquote>

eg8r in the late 90s and i believe ealy 2000s you had to get on a waiting list tobuy a new harley, I remember that happing to me when i went to the dealership in '99 3 months for 1200cc sportser.
Maybe now things have changed with more people buying the Harley look a-likes.

nAz
03-06-2006, 03:22 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr>
Respectfully, I did the Harley thing twice and it was not about money this time. I just got tired of losing an acorn nut off the bike every 200 miles and paying Harley $10 for a new one. If you NEED Harley (Like you would tatoo it on your arm) then get one. I'm going to use the difference in price for either a second bike, Triumph Rocket III, or to import that second wife from Russia I've had me eye on.


Deeman</font color> <hr /></blockquote>

I like that Triumph... sweet bike, if you get take it easy with the throttle that bike is fast! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

BTW Russian mail bride... that may go well with the bike!

Deeman3
03-06-2006, 03:51 PM
nAz,

I test rode the Triumph and it screams....I was thinking about it as a main bike but it's a little squirely for a long trip. They want $16K for a new one but I am trying to find one with a few miles or near wrecked to build up for a weekend drag, fun bike. My other consideration is a used V-Max, add a little Nitros and a cheap 9 second bike. I've owned two V-Maxes over the years and they are hard to get out of your system. Deewoman has not seen the obvious logic of going from zero bike to two or three in a couple of weeks but it sure makes sense to me in the Alabama heat. Hell, there is nothing else to do after the Viagra wears off..... /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

I did actually think about buying few dozen of those Katrina left over trailers to use to house my Korean workers but they are now spoiled to large American homes.

Deeman
I think Rice Burner is a non-P/C name. We now refer to them as Metric Munchers... /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

onepocketfanatic
03-06-2006, 06:45 PM
I used to ride a Honday Valkyrie. The best way is to buy a small single cue case, and bungee it on the handle bars. I used to ride mine every day to the hall, and never had a problem. You can also put someone on the back of the bike with the case bungeed to the handle bars.

ryushen21
03-06-2006, 07:28 PM
You have a problem with rice rockets? I'm soon to be the proud owner of an 06 Suzuki GSX-1000R. And it'll smoke just about anything on the road.

nAz
03-06-2006, 08:12 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote ryushen21:</font><hr> You have a problem with rice rockets? I'm soon to be the proud owner of an 06 Suzuki GSX-1000R. And it'll smoke just about anything on the road. <hr /></blockquote>

no not really, I just don't care for that hi-revving noise, i prefer the roar of a big V-twin. personally i would not want to own one for daily use or rather for long distance riding, the rocket your buying looks bad on the back.
watch yourself on that bike dude or any bike for that matter, speed is fu@king thrilling but it also kills especially with a lot of blind cars on the road.

ryushen21
03-06-2006, 08:18 PM
I know what you mean about the v-twins. There are a few
v-twin crotch rockets but they all tend to run on the expensive side. I've been riding all kinds of bikes since i was 15 and have taken my share of falls. I've been able to ride this bike before i buy it so i have a really good idea of what to expect.

eg8r
03-07-2006, 06:06 AM
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eg8r in the late 90s and i believe ealy 2000s you had to get on a waiting list tobuy a new harley, I remember that happing to me when i went to the dealership in '99 3 months for 1200cc sportser.
Maybe now things have changed with more people buying the Harley look a-likes. <hr /></blockquote> Hmm, that is pretty interesting. The dealership here in town sells about 300 bikes a month, but they did not say how many of those were used. The showroom is full of new bikes though, and the place is packed on Saturdays.

I am guessing in the end I will also buy a Harley look-a-like. I have been looking at the V-Stars and the Honda Shadow, and it will probably be used. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r

dg-in-centralpa
03-07-2006, 06:12 AM
I had a Harley years ago, '69 sportster. It was fun to ride especially with open pipes. But I sold it due to one to many close calls. Nobody watches out for bikes.

DG

Deeman3
03-07-2006, 06:51 AM
Ed,

I liked both the V Star and Hondas but this Boulivard is kinda the perfect blend of smooth and quick for me on the open road.

Deeman

SpiderMan
03-07-2006, 11:52 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr> hmm I though new Harleys (1996-present)were very dependable, as much as the Jap bikes. <hr /></blockquote>

If this story turns out to be true, they'll be very dependable /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SpiderMan

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Cycle News, February 22

HARLEY TO ABANDON MAKING MOTORCYCLES

In response to ever-increasing sales volume of clothing, accessories, and other Harley paraphernalia, and coupled with tight financial times that put a further squeeze on overpriced, under-performing machinery, Harley-Davidson has partnered with Proptronics to produce a specialty motorcycle called "Stylin' Iron". Proptronics is the company famous for making fake appliances that are used in model homes for purposes of show only. In a brilliant management decision, Harley-Davidson is acknowledging that the only reason most people buy their equipment is indeed as a fashion accessory. By building a prop motorcycle, costs can be dramatically cut.

The new Stylin' Iron will have the look and feel of a real Harley motorcycle, and even comes equipped with a recorded “potato-potato” sound synthesiser, smoky air pump to simulate exhaust, and an adjustable-rate oil leak. The bike is priced under $1200 and is available immediately. Corporate-wide sales are expected to soar, as the new model will allow Harley owners to spend more money on leather, hats, sunglasses, black/orange underwear, watercolor tattoos, fake ponytails, and jewelry, due to no longer having to keep the machinery in actual running and riding condition. This expected surge in accessory sales has prompted the Milwaukee company to begin talks with the American clothing designer "Dickies" to supply genuine Harley-Davidson clothing, and retailer K-Mart to feature the new Stylin' Irons in their sporting goods department.

A spokesman for Harley-Davidson commented "We expect Stylin' Iron to be a huge success. The phase-out of current machinery will relieve the company of having to deal with complaints from the small minority of customers who actually understand motorcycling, and allow us to focus entirely on the large majority of fashion-conscious customers who will continue to buy our products. Parked in front of your garage, or towed on a trailer (surveys indicate that 90% of Harley-Davidsons travel to “events” on trailers), Stylin’ Iron is indistinguishable from the current line of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, at least in a fashion sense”. Company engineers who have tested the new machine claim “it actually performs just as well on the road also, given a suitable downhill grade and tailwind. And it's far easier to push"