"That having been said, I have never been accused of living my life prudently. When I want to feel the ocean breeze on my cheeks, or listen to the birds singing as I cruise an all but deserted country road, I just do, and that's my choice, and it's perfectly legal, and yes, when in states with no helmet law, I will sometimes do without altogether."
Dude. I ride a Harley. Have ridden them for years. You gave an example that had nothing to do with Harley, I didn't. I had Japanese bikes that broke after 2000 miles. I have a current Harley that has over 20 grand on the clock without a glitch. Harley's are not as reliable as some Japanese bikes and more reliable than others. Get over it.
I've commited the worst crime by living in Chicago! After going through your list, I would say I think I violated at least 25 in the list, and probably 50 more that aren't. Hopefully, we can all grow to be like Evans some day. All we need is a bad first name and a lobotomy. If this is the journo from Sport Rider, he's got a severe problem. Maybe EB got caught screwing this guy's chick or something.
Evans, you aren't a hypocrite. A$$hole is more like it. How about we test his helmet by cracking your skull with it? If it doesn't pass, we still accomplished a worthy goal. Ridding the world of another safety nazi is high on anyone's "To Do" list. Getting away from your kind of bullshyt is exactly why most of us are here, and not reading you. So far, you have endeared yourself to KPaulCook, the resident idiot here, so you should be proud.
Well, in the 60's there were just 2 Harleys to buy, a Sporty and a FLH (Glide). No Superglide models then. Some guys didn't like all the bags and fairing, so they stripped off the bags and fairing, "chopped" the front fenders and fitted a smaller seat. Harley took that look that the guys rode back then and made the Fat Boy. Basically a stripped FLH from the 60's. Check EBay and look at mid 60's to 70's FLH Shovelheads and I'm sure you will see almost exactly what I'm talking about.