Anybody with motorcycle experience? - page 3

i don't expect alot of response here, because it seems most on bikes are guys. however, i would appreciate anything anybody has to offer? me :)... Read More

  1. by   2ndCareerRN
    till Harley got the AMA to change the rules!
    Isn't that just like Harley-Davidson. In the 80's when they could not compete with the imports coming from Japan (imports that were a superior motorcycle for less money than a harley) they lobbied the US Congress and others and there was a 45% import tariff placed on all motorcycles over 700cc's by the then president. Of course this tariff was passed on to whoever bought the motorcycle.
    Repeat after me........ I will never, ever, look at a Harley Davidson motorcycle, much less think about buying one for as long as I live. If I want an inferior product, I will buy a used YUGO, and still be better off than if I bought a underpowered, overpriced, archaic, Harley-Davidson.

  2. by   slinkeecat
    I thought the auto trans bike was sweet!!!! It looked really sharp and when I rode it I was loving the way it handled.... I am a chick and I also have part of my foot amputated(long Story) and so I am thinking that eventually i might need it to get my speed therapy...... It topped out at 84 mph.... not bad....... my opinion...
  3. by   NurseDennie
    ISETTA!!!! The specific one I was thinking of was Isetta.

    I've never seen Mr. Bean, either, but I LOVE the Mini's. I read they're coming back, and maybe be available in the US!! Cool - maybe some day I'll be able to afford a new car. There is a Susuki car that I like the looks of - it's very small and kind of has that old Mini look that was so "CUTE". I drive past that dealership every day on my way to work.

    It's so cool that US cars are getting to be so European now! IMHO, anyway.


  4. by   NurseDennie
    I want to see if this works, it probably doesn't. If not, I'll put it in as a link


  5. by   Furball
  6. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by NurseDennie

    It's so cool that US cars are getting to be so European now! IMHO, anyway.


    Definatly not cool. Big rear wheel drive cars are infinatly better than ANYTHING else. The only reason we have front wheel drive crap is because they are cheaper to manufacture. Period. They suck in the snow. Transaxles can't handle any horsepower so they put these little anemic 4 and 6 cylinder engines in them. High end European cars are ok but dollar for performance dollar you can't beat the good ol American build cars of the 60's and 70's. Evend some of the 80's cars, Buick Grand national, Calloway and ZR1 vette's, 25th aniversary Turo TA's...

    Bike on the other hand are a completly different story.
  7. by   kids
    KZ1000 (one-thousand)

    Was the only vehicle the ex left me with. Rode it all the way thru Nursing school and off and on for a few years after.

    Little girl...VERY big bike.
  8. by   oh-agnurse
    Only bikes we have are dirtbikes---kx125, kx250, and an old junker Yamaha 550xt , which is mine. My husband and son race, and I just putz (?) around on the trails in third gear. Dumped it last year and al ittle leary of it, so taken it slow!!
  9. by   NurseDennie
    Hi Kewl -

    I understand what you're saying about the cars. And I agree in a way. Lord knows you're the expert on driving in snow!!

    I just like the cars to be small and cute. I know.... it's dumb, isn't it? Mini car vs SUV type accident, guess who's going to be hurt the most? I also like having just incredible gas mileage. Although I had a nice ride in my friend's Fort Expedition - man that's HUGE! But comfortable.

    I also love the American classic cars. '57 Chevy, '57 Chevy - Impala, etc. Very very cool.


  10. by   sandstormsdust
    Never owned a bike... am interested in learning to 'drive' one...

    But I love the freedom I feel when I am on one. Just have to say that you have to be really careful....
  11. by   donmurray
    Awareness is the key, imagine constantly that 99% of car drivers are homicidal maniacs, trying to do you in, and you'll be fairly safe. Those who are not, are visually compromised. The most heard expression after a collision between car and bike is "I didn't see you/them!" And it's never the biker's fault! ;o)
  12. by   headin'there
    Hi All!

    I am a mom of five and a pre-nursing student who cannot wait to get a motorcycle!!!!! I don't know that much about them yet, but am hoping to get a navy blue Kawasaki Ninja. One of the smaller ones. I'm planning on putting daisy and happy face decals on it. That's just me. I have to get some more schooling and get a job, then I can save up for one (don't have enough $$ for an 'extra' like that right now).

    My kids think it's pretty cool, but the adults in my family think I'm crazy. This is the way I look at it....I've heard of people involved in small things who died when they shouldn't have and people involved in huge things that lived when they shouldn't have. When it's my time to go... then it's my time to go. Nothing I can do about it.

    Have a good one!
  13. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Well sleepyeyes, maybe its just my age or generation, But these new harleys are overpriced, beautifully built and I wouldnt own one. I dont like the New Sound, it just doesnt sound right to me. Fortunately if I wanted to I can still get the old Harleys at a inflated price, but with their custom rebuilds and such. They are well worth the money. And so much easier to work on.And it isnt hard tracking down those old parts you need either.
    I learned how to ride on my fathers old Indian, They were a trip and well worth it. But then again I dont like the new ones at all, just aint the same.
    And I will never ride anykind of asian bike, By god Im american all the way there.