Well, you finally got out of "idiotic comment" mode, and actually posted something worth reading. If you don't harbor any prejudices, then why the "spare parts" and "you wanted a good bike" bullshyt? Was that for our entertainment, or yours? For someone that never owned a Harley, you seem to have lots of uninformed opinions on them, and even with this post, the people that ride them. Posts like that, for someone that doesn't post here often, if at all, is called "flame bait". That is the stuff that usually spews forth from adolescent minds looking for attention. If I assuumed you were a teen it's because you posted like one. Somehow if you started off with this post, you would have gotten a better reactionI bet. I question anyone that baits me and gives no personal information on themselves. If you want to be civil, I can do that. If you would like to take this to the gutter, you picked nobody better for the job. You came in the wrong way, so let's see where we go from here.
Yep, you got me......perhaps it (that being the improvement of motorcycle technology) was more like 1950. Then again, can anybody remember a time in which Harleys were considered state-of-the-art? I guess they were defective from day one (or at least day two, anyway.)
My dad taught me that Harleys suck. He rode a CB750. Don't blame me, blame him. LOL
It's usually not the alternator, it's the voltage regulator/rectifier that overheats and quits, it's a 5 minute job to fix, two bolts, one plug and $80 bucks later and your on your way, it's just the idea that you should have to put up with it in the first place. Honda has known about this for years and still no better unit comes along. Plan on $80 every 20k miles or so and your set.
You are correct, in that I do not post much here. I have spent 9 months on this site just hoping to get advance information regarding the latest motorcycle news and because I've always enjoyed Mr. Burns writing. I found this to be an interesting article to follow up on as anything that relates to legal issues regarding motorcycles is of interest to me due to the future effects it may have on the sport I love.
One of the observations I have made regarding posts is that many of them are made tongue-in-cheek as were the 2 I made. The friends I have who ride Harleys are well aware of their limitations and have other bikes to ride when they want to ride a different style of riding. They also are not defensive about their choice of cruisers and can take a joke. Unfortunately, when one subscribes too heavily to the "my bike is better than your bike" philosophy or better yet, "only real men ride Harleys" bull*****, the sense of humor seems to go by the wayside. And by the way, it's not just Harley riders who cop that attitude.
It's becoming much too widespread, just like the little whizzers you see in the back windows of pickup trucks.
In the future, if I choose to make a tongue-in-cheek post, I will be sure to add a smiley face so that hopefully you or anyone else will not take it too seriously.
Ive owned TWO Corvettes, a 96 LT-4 6-Speed and a 98 LS1 6-Speed. Are you making the gratuitous assertion that ALL Corvette owners are "poseurs"? Ill gladly give the autocross trophies back, if youll reimburse me for my tire costs.
Don't fret KPaul. The Corvette has scored well in JDPower surveys ever since the C-5 redesign in 97 (ironic though because the 97s had LOTS of 1st year bugs) Anyway, I put over 50K miles on a 98 C-5 Corvette and 42K miles on a 99 Porsche 996 C2. The Corvette was stone reliable and the 911 though a fantastic car, took 6 trips to Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville FL and Rusnak Porsche in Westlake, CA for nickle and dime type crap (Radio knobs breaking (3 times), disintegrating linkage bushing, Seat belt sensor malfunction, misc other trim and electrical items.) I wonder how many of the Corvette bashers would ALSO say that a modern 911 isn't a world class car? Bottom line, modern Corvettes ARE WORLD CLASS. If anyone says otherwise, they are in direct disagreement with Corvette Owners, Racers, and the worldwide automotive press.
FYI - The CONSUMER rating on the 2003 Corvette is a 9.7 (out of 10). The rating for the 2002's is 9.2. Ratings by OWNERS (you can only hope they aren't lying), from Edmunds.com. For reference, the highest consumer rating for 2003 Hondas is 9.1.