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#100158 - 04/10/07 02:59 AM Harley on his Harley  
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Well, Dad tried to take me for a ride today on that old motorcycle he named after me, but that thing is too noisy! When he started it up, I didn't like it at all! I'm supposed to be loud and obnoxious too, but I don't think I'm THAT bad! Once he turned it off, we had fun in the sun anyway! The handlebars are cool! And the leather looks REAL Chewable! I hope you enjoy my slide show adventure! VROOM VROOM! TooHog Heaven

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Both of those Harley's are beautiful.Harley looks quite proud on his Harley. <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

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#100160 - 04/10/07 04:25 AM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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Nice Softtail Harley's Dad!
Someday I will get my M2, and I know for a fact my M2 will NOT be louder than my husband's Dyna Super Glide...(Had to hot rod it, all I know is my windows vibrate whenever he starts the thing!)


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"I don't want a pickle,
Just want to ride on my motor-sickle.
An' I don't want a tickle,
Just want to ride on my motor-sickle.
An' I don't want to die,
Just want to ride on my motor-cy-y-y-y-y-(VROOOOMMMM) cle. . ."

Or is anybody else that old? laugh


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#100162 - 04/10/07 05:34 AM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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I think I missed that one jm47,but I do share the sentiment!! laugh Great pix HD,that Harley is a real looker and I know they are bad loud eek Bet the bike is too. <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />


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#100163 - 04/10/07 12:44 PM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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Arlo Guthrie, about 1968? The "back side" of the Alice's Resaturant LP. laugh


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Wow nice bike! What year is it? Beautiful paint job. I have a 96 sportster. Cassie hears it and goes wild. She knows Im home. Nancy


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Matthew says the birds go wild when I pull up on my bike, too. It's a rather rickety 10-speed mountain bike with a 2-toddler trailer that converts to a stroller <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" /> . Don't know whether they hear the squeaky pedals, or the rattling trailer.


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#100166 - 04/10/07 07:41 PM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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Hi, TLL.. Yep. VERY loud. Both of them. I like to ride through downtown Nevada City CA on a Saturday when all the tourists are in town. 2nd gear 25 miles an hour sets off ANY alarm! Fun for an old guy...Speaking of old guys... Woody's kid was a no brainer for me, jm47.. I still have the RECORD with that song on it! AND a turntable to play it! You can STILL get anything you want at Alice's.. Maybe some oil for your bike.

For Vondooly - "Woody" Guthrie was Arlo's dad.Rather obscure conversation for anyone under 50.
BE2Cassie.. IT started out as a 1987 soft tail custom. Now has lots of "Fat Boy" stuff added plus a little work on the engine...Hee Hee.. The best thing I've used it for lately is a perch for the other Harley. He seems to like it in the morning sun. Lotsa Happy Dancin' going on as long as I keep the motor quiet!

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Rented a Fatboy in Florida this winter. Was a bit bulky for me I'm only 5'3" So I will stick to my sportster. I lucked out with mine it was customized when I bought it. Mother of pearl paint with turquoise design and all the chrome it can hold. I refuse to grow old I bought it last summer at 50, didnt get my bike license until I was 48! I have always wanted a Harley. Had to be conservative until my son grew up. Now I'm bad to the bone! LOL I do turn heads when I drive it to work through one of the worst neighborhoods in Boston. Most people don't know what to make of an old lady on a harley, they just sort of stare until I say hi. I refuse to grow old, just starting my second childhood! Happy & safe riding. Nancy


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#100168 - 04/10/07 09:00 PM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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Beautiful. . .JUST BEAUTIFUL!! (Oh, and the bird is easy on the eyes as well). smile

Honestly. . . .both are gorgeous Harley AND the harley!


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#100169 - 04/11/07 12:22 AM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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okay, that was totally cute! harley is such a ham on the hog! i love nevada city! i grew up in the bay area and my uncle's family lives in penn valley...


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"I don't want a pickle,
Just want to ride on my motor-sickle.
An' I don't want a tickle,
Just want to ride on my motor-sickle.
An' I don't want to die,
Just want to ride on my motor-cy-y-y-y-y-(VROOOOMMMM) cle. . ."
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No I'm not old enoughto remember it first hand, but my parents have been singing that song since my dad is in his mid-life crisis and is goign to get a motorcycle, or as my grandma who used to work in a hospital, called it, donorcycle.


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#100171 - 04/11/07 01:24 AM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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Loved it! And way to go, Nancy! I wish the kids would grow up so I could go get one. We have a '57 Panhead here, but there is no way I will ever drive that bike- I could just see me dumping it wink .I do kick it over if Tony is feeling too tired, and that alone gets some looks- no electric start here! I think I'll wait until I get my own to attempt driving. I wish I could get pics of Raven or Skoke, my CAG, on it, but I don't know how well that would go over, lol! Beautiful bike, and Harley looks like he's loving the "ride"!

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BE2 - You've got guts at 5'3 renting a Fat Boy! Glad you tried it, though. LOVE the sportster story. I am from Mass and when I go home for reunions, I rent a Harley in New Hampshire near the beach for a few days. Got the ultimate Ultra Glide in Kauai last October!
Thanks, Heide. The little white one is being LOUD right now. Past his bedtime and I still have the light on! Shame Shame!
Umbie! I was in Penn Valley last weekend on the Big Harley! One thing I've learned being on MyToos is the world is definitely small... and the people are wonderful!
Chewy! You got it! great song, great times. Too bad Nancy is so YOUNG... She'd remember too!
Ayers... No - I do have electric start. But NO Reverse...I paid my dues starting with a 1957 Matchless (Let's see who's REALLY old out there..) and most of my bikes have bean kickers..
Thanks, all, for a trip down memory lane and a fun time talking about Birds and Bikes! My Little White Wonder is really Kicking up a fuss so I'll sign off now! Beddy Bye Time for this Too..

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My hubby's Grandpa decided, many years ago (probably in his 60s or 70s) that he needed a motorcycle. He bought one, I'm not sure what kind (I married into the family when Grandpa was about 80) and told Grandma it was her birthday present. She got him a sewing machine for his next birthday wink . It became a tradition for him to announce that he wanted to "borrow her bike" to go somewhere, and she would ask his permission to use the sewing machine. He quit riding about the time he was 90, but she used the machine for a while after he died at 97. Both are gone now, and sadly missed.

edit: she used the SEWING machine laugh


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#100174 - 04/14/07 07:46 PM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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WOW-- THese are awesome pictures.... thanks for sharing!

#100175 - 05/07/07 06:20 AM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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Nancy you're a woman after my own heart.I turned 52 in April and started riding a little Rebel last year just to learn.Hubby told me how the gears worked and to ride it around the block a few times.WELL an hour or so later I came back home and had been all over town.Had a ball.In Oct we bought a Boss Hoss trike,a '32 coupe with a 350 Chevy engine,385 HP and now that is what I drive.Your right about the stares.Some think it's funny and some are just amazed.I wouldn't take anything for it.I've always ridden behind hubby and had no idea what I was missing.You go girl!!!!! laugh laugh


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#100176 - 05/07/07 11:05 AM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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HOLY S--T!!!!! Even my hubby is shocked! I had to google the boss hoss never have seen one. You should try to post pic. How fast have you gone on it? Isn't it addicting. I've always wanted to ride but just can't ride on the back of a bike. Got the life scared out of me when I was 16 by my Dads' friend. Think it was intentional. Dad never wanted me on a bike. LOL. If he could see me now! Do you live somewhere that you can ride year round? I'm in MA so I'm limited. Plus I can't ride it to work during the weekdays. Work in Boston and the traffic is hell. Enjoy and you go girl! Have you joined WOW? Nancy


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Wow, Way Cool, more women riders! I learned about 5 years ago. Started on a Sportster and graduated to a Victory Vegas a couple years ago. You go girls!

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(EDIT) I forgot to mention - Hubby works at a Motorcycle shop here in town. Last summer a customer brought his Boss in for work - I couldn't believe how BIG it was. Never seen a trike though - post a pic PLEASE, preferably one with you ON IT! wink

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Here is my Boss Hoss.We have a matching trailer that is a small horse trailer.My hubby did all the horse shoe chrome and the passenger seat.Yesterday we went with a group and rode for about 10 hrs.It is very comfortable! laugh That is my sister on the back,it was her first motorcycle ride.

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vondooly, the link didn't work!


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#100180 - 05/08/07 12:00 AM Re: Harley on his Harley  
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I'm not sure why I can't get it to work this time but I've gotta go to a ball game,click on any of my other posts in the photo section and it will pull it up.Sorry for the trouble! laugh


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OOOOHHHH Nice Ride! 10 Hours, comfortable - unbelieveable! Maybe I need a Boss Trike! :rolleyes:

Love it!

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Vondooly So have you gotten it into second gear yet? Hubby was telling me they only have 2 gears. What a beauty! Nice paint job. Bet that set you back a little!
Stormy I started on a Alpha Sport 250 and last year bought a customized 96 sportster 1200. Love it but I'm short only 5'3 so can't see myself moving up. Although I'ld love to get a soft tail. Maybe if I could find it in a trike.
Harleys'Dad haven't heard from you in a while, how are you doing? I think about you often so my thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Nancy,he's right about the bikes but the trikes have a 350 turbo Chevy trans automatic with three gears and reverse.I think the bikes have manual transmissions.I've only gotten it to 80mph but hubby has had it over 100mph with me on it but he has been a biker for many years and I trust his driving!I do know it will smoke most anything on the road. eekIf you are 5'3 you should try the VTX 1300 by Honda.They are sharp.We have a friend who is about your heighth and she drives a Goldwing 1800.They are balanced so well,you could too.


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Hubby said the same thing! He said that I should get a Honda VTX. But I love my Harley! So for now I'll keep it until I can't hold it up anymore. Maybe five or so years. I really wish I had started riding when I was younger. It's the best way to relax, although tiring but such a rush. I have had my Harley up to 80 but was terrified. Hubby was ahead of me on the highway and not paying attention to me. He usually keeps it to below 75. I don't mind the speed but I don't have a windshield and at 80 and on a windy day I felt like I was going to be blown off the bike!!! Maybe I should move to New Hampshire "Live free or die" or my new motto "Live to ride, ride to live" LOL Nancy


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You need a windshield!!!!At 80mph without one my helmet would blow off eek Yea Harley riders are very reluctant to change to another bike.Do you ever go to Daytona for Bike week or Biketoberfest?We usually go down in Oct,it's a lot calmer for old folks <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" /> We are going to ride to Key West this year and end up at Daytona.We usually ride with a large group which makes me feel safer.


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This past winter we went to Key West and rented bikes and drove up to Key Largo and back what a great ride! My butt was killing me though! I rented a Fat Boy. Won't ever be getting one of them. I haven't been to any bike weeks yet. Hopefully next year we will be going to Americade in upstate NY. Thats for old folks too! We want to get a trailer so that we can take the bikes on more vacations. Hubby wants to do the Dragon soon. I'm not so sure I'm up for that! Nancy


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If oyur talking about the Dragons Tail in the Smokies,it's awesome fun.We were there in March of this year,I've got pix here somewhere of the station with the tree of shame,very cute.We really enjoy riding in the Smokies.We try to go to Shades of the Past every year and see all the antique cars.My husband is retired on disability and so we have the time to travel.We load up our horse trailer and take off. laugh


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Just wanted to say, I am only 5'3" also. My Victory was lowered 2" and all the controls were pulled back about the same amount. Works Great!
I loved my Sporty too - but then I test rode the Vegas at an open house - that was IT. I sold Lucy (Sportster) and bought Jewel (Vegas).

I agree about the windshield though - without it I get such a neck ache and I tire very quickly. I vote yes on the windshield. You will be very happy once you get it!

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Maybe I'll let him talk me into doing the dragon's tail. It looks awful scary though. Nancy


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Ralph your post continues. Nancy


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GIRLS CAN RIDE TOO...HAHA..I GOT A TSHIRT THAT SAYS THAT..I GOT A HONDA SHADOWW SPIRIT 750...IT ROCKS..I HAVE BEEN RIDING NOW FOR A YEAR....SO MUCH FREEDOM....I LOVE MY BIKE

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Saw a pickup truck with a fun sticker a few days ago: "Harleys do NOT leak oil. They just mark their spot". I bet this goes for the feathered kind too, right Ralph? laugh


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