I don't understand why Harley riders have attitudes like they do. Now before I get too far into this rant, I want to make it clear that this doesn't fit all Harley rider profiles. This is just a general observation from my experiences with them. Some Harley dudes are cool enough, they don't care that you are on a "jap" bike. I have ridden a lot of miles with guys on Harley Davidson motorcycles, but some of them will not give you the time of day. Sometimes they are a lot worse than that. I have had some guys tell me that if I park my "jap bike" anywhere near their baby, they will kick it the hell over. My reply, of course, is that a monkey wrench makes a fine body re-molding tool. But why the attitude? I have had others just ignore me completely, like we were in high school and I told on them for sticking gum under the desk or something. Just this past weekend, a Harley rider, with his woman, turned his back on my buddy and me just as soon as we pulled up. No head nod, finger wave or anything, just his patch on his jacket. Don't get me wrong, when they act like that it lets me know I didn't want to know them in the first place. Where does the mental superiority come from? Is it the crap-ton of money they spend on a less reliable, and sometimes slower motorcycles? Is it secret jealousy? I personally do not want a Harley because of the horrendous vibrations all through the bike. I just do not understand the brand bashing. Are they not all motorcycles? Do we "jap bike" riders not deal with the same dangers, thrills, and basic overall enjoyment that comes with being on two wheels? Maybe some dudes are just bastards, and they let it come out even more when they are out on their "hog" so they can maintain the "bad assness" they have built up in their own mind. But, as we all know, they just make themselves look like douche bags. The only negative experiences I have had, in all my years of riding, have been from a few Harley Davidson riders. I would be willing to bet that if any of you have had negative experiences from fellow riders, that they were on a Harley. Final question, why can't they ride without wearing Harley clothing? They look like rolling advertisements.
I don't have to have fast, I just have to have fun!
Last edited by blueblitz09; 04-23-2018 at 05:41 AM.