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    I appreciate the following article is not strictly French Cars, but it reflects a kindred spirit.

    US man buried astride beloved Harley bike - The West Australian

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    I think all Harley riders should be buried astride their bikes. Starting soon!
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    I think all Harley riders should be buried astride their bikes. Starting soon!
    Oh c'mon Kimmy, they're not all bad. I only don't ride one because I can't afford one. Have you ridden one? They're very relaxing and enjoyable to ride. They're a bit like a V8 car - not real fast but torquey and the sound gets your pulse going. Sure my Jap bike handles, stops and accelerates far better but sometimes its just about the feeling ...

    Ok, you can bury the bad ones then!
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    I'd be worried about grave theft.

    Anyway in Australia he's probably be arrested for being a bikie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    I think all Harley riders should be buried astride their bikes. Starting soon!
    Oh c'mon Kimmy, they're not all bad. I only don't ride one because I can't afford one. Have you ridden one? They're very relaxing and enjoyable to ride. They're a bit like a V8 car - not real fast but torquey and the sound gets your pulse going. Sure my Jap bike handles, stops and accelerates far better but sometimes its just about the feeling ...

    G'day,
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Anyway in Australia he's probably be arrested for being a bikie.
    Ignoring a police officer and failing to dismount would be frowned upon too. And as for resisting cuffing, well ...
    cheers,

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    I think postwhores should be buried atop their keyboards.

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    My father was able to participate in British Army trials of the then new Vincent Series "C" Rapide motorcycles. He had a wide smile at the time and for years afterwards. He told me that it was an amazing feeling to be able to go around corners at 120mph.
    He also told me that Americans must have had tender arses and strong wrists, after having ridden WW2 Harley Davidsons. Whereas British bikes had sprung forks and rear wheels, the Harleys had massive springs under the seats and unsprung girder forks and solid rear suspensions. Not a lot has changed over the years.
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    That probably explains why most Harley riders are well padded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Not a lot has changed over the years.
    There's your problem! Just because they look the same and sound the same doesn't mean they haven't had EFI, proper suspension etc for years now and they even have ABS brakes, Bluetooth communication and usual mod cons. I wouldn't ride one if it was uncomfortable. I'm not interested in pushing bikes either!
    When my wife and I got back from the last toy run on my bike, when she got off it she wanted to kick it! It's great fun but being lent over a bit, you get a bit sore after a while and she'd had enough if it by then. I then took her for a spin on my mates Harley (she hates them) and when we got back, much to my surprise she said we need one of these!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    I think all Harley riders should be buried astride their two wheel tractors. Starting soon!

    Fixed it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I then took her for a spin on my mates Harley (she hates them) and when we got back, much to my surprise she said we need one of these!
    Be careful mate. She might be setting you up for a burial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    Be careful mate. She might be setting you up for a burial.

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    Is that why she was rubbing her hands together at the time?

    Nah, she'd chuck me in the boot of the Renault I reckon ...
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