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post #21 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Part of the reason I love my cruiser is the big double thumper that powers it. Nothing like the sound and feel of it chugging away, stretching my arms out on take off and settling into a comfortable lope at 80mp/h on the highway. You can have the high revving sport bikes - nothing beats the torque and rumble of a big v twin.
So True.

Sport bikes sound a lot like these small import cars that kids mod out.
They both sound like a constipated cat.

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I remember as a kid growing up in SoCal how cool the guys on cruisers looked going down the freeway. The Indian Chieftain was my favorite back then. Not a care in the world, just cruising around the valley and stopping to eat along the PCH.
Now Iím an old geezer and still love cruisers, I donít think the feeling ever goes away. Iíll take being a dinosaur if it means riding with my wife, the grandkids, or even a neighbor, and just getting away from it all feeling the fresh air.


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I will ride with any one at any time. No matter what they ride. If they are too slow i will just wait up.I have a friend that i have rode with that has a scooter.

I ain't lost until the tank is empty!
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We are dinosaurs?!

no

we are stardust
we are golden

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post #25 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 10:23 AM
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Apparently none of you old dinosaurs are willing to admit that not all sportbikes sound like constipated cats/small import cars, nor do they all require you to lay down over the tank, or otherwise feel terribly uncomfortable to ride. No, it's not true that all "sporty" bikes will make your arthritic back snap in the middle, (OK sure, mine has snapped everywhere else, but not in the middle!) Well, I have heard that it's hard to teach an old dinosaur new tricks, but jeez, you guys are a tough sell... you're really dug in!

I explained in an earlier post that I chose my 2014 Honda CB500FA for its completely relaxed, natural upright seating position, and pointed out that not all so-called "sportbikes" are uncomfortable, and I even added some visual aids to back up my statement... seating position diagrams from cycle-ergo.com that show my Honda with a 5'-10" rider sitting quite upright and comfy. Yup, a similar position to when I throw a leg over my V-Star Custom.

Sorry, but that's all I've got. This crippled-up old guy is about to go out for a spin on his V-Star, followed by an equally comfy ride on his "sporty-bike". Wish me luck that my spine won't snap... again! Oh, and did I mention that my "spine-crusher" can travel a whopping 84 miles on an Imperial gallon of fuel? (=70mpg in US gallons)

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I am not saying there is anything wrong with sport bikes. I know there are different levels. Some ride up some down. I do know that some are categorized as cruisers so you save on insurance. I am old and don't need the excessive hp. I need more of an excessive stool softener.

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Hey Camperbc
I'm glad you like your sport bike. I don't dislike them in any way. They are just not an option for me.
I'm sure your sport bike doesn't sound like a constipated cat. (Probably more like a fish farting under water)
Please don't take me seriously !!

BTW: beautiful pic with both of your bikes.

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I am not saying there is anything wrong with sport bikes. I know there are different levels. Some ride up some down. I do know that some are categorized as cruisers so you save on insurance. I am old and don't need the excessive hp. I need more of an excessive stool softener.
Hey, I just so happen to have the inside "poop" on an affordable source for quality stool softeners!! Have your people call my people.

BTW, the Honda CB500FA would be a poor choice for the horsepower crowd, as it puts out a modest 47HP... not much different from my 650 V-Star. But having said that, when you want some spirited accelleration/speed, this bike provides more GPM (grins per mile) than most anything else in its class.

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Hey Camperbc
I'm glad you like your sport bike. I don't dislike them in any way. They are just not an option for me.
I'm sure your sport bike doesn't sound like a constipated cat. (Probably more like a fish farting under water) Please don't take me seriously !! BTW: beautiful pic with both of your bikes.
Actually, it sounds more like a very refined (and quiet!) sewing machine. (hmmm, come to think of it, it is kinda what I would expect a fish fart to sound like!) In any case, a very quiet bike... my wife never hears me pulling right up to the back door!

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I would have my people call your people but i don't think the US wants affordable health care.
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Oh trust me, we pay. By waiting 12 + hours in emergency for anything that isn't life threatening. Bring a lunch.
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