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Re: Saftey at a Harley Biker Bar

#21 Unread post by Johnj » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:03 am

Yep, that's the one.
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Re: Saftey at a Harley Biker Bar

#22 Unread post by Gummiente » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:30 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:LOL.. is that true? AMF that used to own Harley-Davidson is the same AMF that owns Bowling Alleys?
AMF was quite a powerhouse in its heyday; they were involved in NASA space projects, made bombs and other munitions for the US military, large scale food processing eqiupment and systems, etc, etc. But when they purchased Harley, it became the one product line they were most recognised by (with the bowling alley equipment a close second).
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Re: Saftey at a Harley Biker Bar

#23 Unread post by JC Viper » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:16 pm

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totalmotorcycle wrote:LOL.. is that true? AMF that used to own Harley-Davidson is the same AMF that owns Bowling Alleys?
AMF was quite a powerhouse in its heyday; they were involved in NASA space projects, made bombs and other munitions for the US military, large scale food processing eqiupment and systems, etc, etc. But when they purchased Harley, it became the one product line they were most recognised by (with the bowling alley equipment a close second).
They are listed as still being in various industries but I always associate AMF with bowling equipment first... :laughing:
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Re: Safety at a Harley Biker Bar

#24 Unread post by havegunjoe » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:55 am

Eat, drink, and be merry, and park wherever you darn well please.
DEMOCRACY IS 2 WOLVES AND A LAMB VOTING ON WHAT TO HAVE FOR DINNER.
LIBERTY IS A WELL ARMED LAMB CONTESTING THE VOTE.

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Re: Safety at a Harley Biker Bar

#25 Unread post by havegunjoe » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:18 pm

Marvin wrote:When I pull into the parking lot riding my Japanese Scooter of the local HD Biker Bar should I park next to the full custom HD, or should I park next to the std. 883 HD Sportster?
Does this bar somehow say it is specifically for Harley riders only or is it just frequented by Harley riders in general? By “Biker Bar” do you mean it is somehow gang affiliated in some way? If not park where you like and make some new friends. If it is, go elsewhere for your food and drinks.
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Re: Saftey at a Harley Biker Bar

#26 Unread post by HYPERR » Sat May 21, 2011 5:08 pm

Marvin wrote:I have learned from past experiences that many HD Owners take offence of a "rice burner" parked next to their HD
I don't know of anyone that insecure.
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Re: Saftey at a Harley Biker Bar

#27 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat May 21, 2011 11:25 pm

Gummiente wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:LOL.. is that true? AMF that used to own Harley-Davidson is the same AMF that owns Bowling Alleys?
AMF was quite a powerhouse in its heyday; they were involved in NASA space projects, made bombs and other munitions for the US military, large scale food processing eqiupment and systems, etc, etc. But when they purchased Harley, it became the one product line they were most recognised by (with the bowling alley equipment a close second).
Funny thing, the first time I saw AMF and Harley together, the first thing that came to my mind was bicycles and basketballs... Voit was a big part of AMF for a long time as well...
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Re: Saftey at a Harley Biker Bar

#28 Unread post by ceemes » Sat May 21, 2011 11:47 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:
JC Viper wrote:AMF, not AFM. AMF = American Machine and Foundry
Every time I see that name I think "Bowling Alley" (which I know they own) and couldn't picture them owning H-D or running it.
LOL.. is that true? AMF that used to own Harley-Davidson is the same AMF that owns Bowling Alleys? I bowl 5 and 10 pin and never made the connection. !

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Actually I read somewhere that the Indian (the nation, not the bike buider) Car company Tata was actively looking into buying up HD. If they did so, would that not make HD's Curry Cookers????
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Re: Safety at a Harley Biker Bar

#29 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Sat May 28, 2011 10:45 pm

Tata motors is apparently growing. They purchased Jaguar. I've always liked Jag, but I think Ford screwed them up and if I could actually afford one, knowing that it was a Tata would be a bit of a turn off. It would be funny if they purchase HD. Curry is no joking matter either.
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Re: Safety at a Harley Biker Bar

#30 Unread post by Wrider » Sun May 29, 2011 1:10 am

Yeah ceemes, you know better than to joke about curry! Make a joke about it today, it burns your o-ring tomorrow!
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Re: Safety at a Harley Biker Bar

#31 Unread post by Johnj » Sun May 29, 2011 5:49 am

Wrider wrote:it burns your o-ring tomorrow
Now that's comedy gold.
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Re: Safety at a Harley Biker Bar

#32 Unread post by Marge » Sun May 29, 2011 3:55 pm

Wow! Change your attitude. What's so different about a HD rider than any other rider? If you ride like a biker you'll get treated like a biker. Harley riders don't care what you ride. The scary ones out there are the BMW riders.........locally, anyway,..... if you don't dress like they do....which I don't...... Snobs.......... I did meet a group of young BMW riders from California a couple of years ago, at the northern rim of the Grand Canyon, now they were super nice, even dressed like I did. Met a nice BMW dude on top of Mount Evans once. Must be a local thing.

I ride to the Sturgis Rally every year for 10 days, 20+ years in a row so far, doesn't matter if I'm riding my HD, Kawi, BMW or Yamaha, I never fear for my safety. Harley riders are the good guys. They aren't out to impess anyone.

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Re: Safety at a Harley Biker Bar

#33 Unread post by ceemes » Sun May 29, 2011 6:13 pm

Marge wrote:Wow! Change your attitude. What's so different about a HD rider than any other rider? If you ride like a biker you'll get treated like a biker. Harley riders don't care what you ride. The scary ones out there are the BMW riders.........locally, anyway,..... if you don't dress like they do....which I don't...... Snobs.......... I did meet a group of young BMW riders from California a couple of years ago, at the northern rim of the Grand Canyon, now they were super nice, even dressed like I did. Met a nice BMW dude on top of Mount Evans once. Must be a local thing.

I ride to the Sturgis Rally every year for 10 days, 20+ years in a row so far, doesn't matter if I'm riding my HD, Kawi, BMW or Yamaha, I never fear for my safety. Harley riders are the good guys. They aren't out to impess anyone.
I guess it all depends on what type of HD rider you run across, the breed has a lot of sub-species.

One sub-species is the middle aged professional type who is well into their late 40's and beyond. They can be lawyers, doctors, accountants or what have you, generally ride full dressed machines and by and large are an agreeable lot.....discounting the lawyers that is. :lol:

Another sub-species is the Harley Ridus Alotus, basically real bikers who spend more time riding then polishing and pruning their machines. Again a fairly agreeable lot who generally can be identified by the amount of dirt and grime on their machines and riding gear. For a good example of this sub-species, I give you our own Gummiente. Feel free to take him....please. :mrgreen:

One sub-species to be wary about are the so-called 1%'ers aka the outlaw bikers such as the Hells Angels and the like. However, I have ridden with a group of them once while coming back back from Penticton after running across them at the Merrit Chevron while fueling up. While some of the younger associate members gave me a bit of grief about my V45 Sabre, the older full patch guys knew a good classic bike when they saw one and shut the young puppies down. Rode with them all the way to Hope, kinda cool really. So with 1%'ers, it best to be wary and don't push them.

The most dangerous of the HD sub-species are the wanna-be's or posers. You can easily identify them by the amount of chrome on their bikes, the obvious amount of time they spent polishing and pruning not only their machines but also themselves, and by the ridiculously low amount of mileage on their odometres. They also have a fondness for basically unridable custom jobs. These lads are generally high on 'tude and short on manhood...in other words, big ego's, small willies. So they feel they have to prove something by dissing other riders who don't ride either a Harley or Custom. On the road, they are generally easy to get away from, mainly due to their lack of riding skills, going around a simple corner usually suffices in confusing them. If confronted by one in a bar, I recommend either glassing the bugger, or head butting him, though the odds are while he might be big on talk, he most likely wont want to get his expensive brand named riding outfit (can't honestly call it gear) spoiled or soiled.
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Re: Safety at a Harley Biker Bar

#34 Unread post by Gummiente » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:54 pm

ceemes wrote:Another sub-species is the Harley Ridus Alotus, basically real bikers who spend more time riding then polishing and pruning their machines. Again a fairly agreeable lot who generally can be identified by the amount of dirt and grime on their machines and riding gear. For a good example of this sub-species, I give you our own Gummiente. Feel free to take him....please. :mrgreen:
Hey, I wash my Harley once in awhile!

I wash my Jeep once a month, too...

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