Hmmm. Yawn. Harley History. I guess long-term updates about current models aren't available. Or articles about which pipes work best on whatever motorcycles. Or a first hand account of riding any NEW motorcycle. And I mean any. You Know, Like a Motorcycle Magazine?
Cool article. As someone relatively new to motorcycling (about 7 yrs) and exclusively a Jap/sportbike rider, I enjoyed the insight into H-D's that didn't have fringe-wearing lawyers and accountants aboard.
An Interesting Idea how to save manufacturing jobs in the United States
"Tax Breaks to Expand Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S. Over 2.7 million manufacturing jobs have been lost since President Bush took office. John Kerry will save jobs by ending the unpatriotic practice of U.S. corporations moving offshore simply to avoid paying their fair share of our nations tax burden. To create new manufacturing jobs Kerry will:
Get the Crane-Rangel-Hollings legislation enacted, which provides a corporate rate reduction to manufacturers who produce goods in the United States;
Propose a new jobs tax credit to encourage manufacturing companies to stay and expand in America. When a manufacturing company creates jobs above their 12 month average, the payroll taxes of the new employees will be refunded for two years.
Immediately restore and double funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership that President Bush slashed by 80%."
Normally I don't even notice Harleys anymore. Like Yogi said, "nobody goes there anymore..too crowded". But this article caught my eye and attention. The XR bikes have such a fine, clean and timeless look.
Want to make a Harley look dumb & fat..take the 18" rear off and put a chubbo 16" on. To complete the cluess look, then add a skinny 21" ft...you will be fully ready for the "form never follows function crowd. Ahhhh, reality forces the race bikes to do the right thing.
Thanks for the memories - again it reminds me of a time not so long ago when the only question was not what you rode...the only question was: "H or CH?"
And if you don't know the difference between an H or CH one of the following has to be true:1. You are not a Harley guy which is OK. 2. You are not up on Harley history..again OK. 3. You are younger and H or CH is like asking if you have spats for your shoes - again OK. 4. You are KPaul again off the subject - this time parroting crap from the Haughty French Looking John Effing Kerry. This is NOT OK. This is just dumb - and rude.
..cause you were on a Sportster. Just ask all the experts who've never ridden one.
I had an XLX with heads flowed by Jerry Branch, S&S carb, etc. My friend on his GPZ750 was always upset that he couldn't pull away from me when we'd go out on some of our tighter canyon roads. Another friend on an FJ1200 was always behind us.
Oh I'm sorry. Couldn't have happened. It would be sacrilege.
Sportsters can be a real ball.
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