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Funny that the couple of bikes featured on the MO homepage to lure people into the feature probably aren't even true Harleys. Looks like klones--anybody care to hazard a guess which brand? Even if they are modded, according to Harley's legal department, if they are sporting aftermarket frame or engine, they aren't Harleys anymore. Good thing they're painted different or we probably couldn't tell them apart.



Celebrating a 100th anniversary after closing mom and pop shops that kept them alive during the years they weren't doing so well, replacing these well meaning stalwarts with fashion stores which refuse to service or carry parts for pre-evo bikes takes a lot of nerve. The factory is also guilty of cashing in on a culture and lifestyle they officially disdain and litigation that have made them the laughing-stock of the industry (although successful industry leader laughingstocks anyone will admit...).



FTF.



Sorry to be such a critic. Any gathering of bikers, no matter what they ride, is a good thing, and showing up in that kind of force for sheer revelry no matter what the excuse, can only be a good thing. Party-on Harley dudes and dudettes.



Aside: In "The Bikeriders," the photographer caught on film and described men in bike gangs kissing each other to freak out the normals. This is why there are so many pictures of women kissing each other in the pix section, yes?



 

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Nice article.As an oldstyle HD guy(I hesitate to say hardcore),I chose to spend Labor Day at the AAMCA club meet in Davenport(a 1000 mile drive)where I got to ogle old Indians and harleys(including a tasty 8 valve Harley boardtreacker--in action at the track)and race my first dirt track race------in the brakeless 250 class on a borrowed Aermacchi-HD Sprint.But I enjoyed your recap----the words you used describe any biker gathering,whether it be an HD gathering,a group of KAWASUKIYAMADA sport riders or vintage racers.Ride safe and party hard!
 

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Hopefully, the author wasn't trying to suggest that Harley's have a monopoly on this group camaraderie. Last July in Zanesville Ohio a thousand Honda Valkyries (yep, all same model...not just brand) enjoyed a similar magic...minus the clichéd tattoos, drunks and breast exposure. Harley riders "pretend" to ride to a different drummer...all in unison. We actually do it...without apologies. 6 cylinders vs 2...you do the math.

 

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Not only are the "passionate" women's pictures a throwback to another story, but did anyone notice how the top photo of the story is similar to the faked photo from a 1947 issue of Life magazine - covering the Hollister Rally that gave us ALL a bad rep?
 

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I've been reading MO for a long time, a long time, and I can't say I've ever seen a nipple shot, be it a peak or purpose. This has to be history or something. Just don't go showing too much of it, I don't want MO getting trashy. Otherwise keep up the good work, it's well worth my money.
 

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Nice article. Hate to be negative, but hey MO...

How 'bout some proofreading and spell-checking? This is a good website. Make sure the details reflect that.

"For years I bowed and worshipped at the heavy metal alter of Milwaukee iron"

Surely you mean altar? There's a joke in there about HD and change, but it's too easy.
 

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I came real close to buying a Valk as my last bike. I love the look, the power and the ride. But that radiator fan blowing hot air on me was just too much aggravation for riding in South florida. At least with my Gold Wing, the air was diverted away from me. I'll still with my EH - with 47 years of riding, I get more pleasure out of the EH than any bike I've had since my first Whizzer anyway!
 
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