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proefound
10-13-2004, 07:27 PM
hey guys,

i need some personal testimonials for a school project that i'm working on. first of all, let me say that when i get a good paying job i will definitely get an hd. well, any responses will be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance:

1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?
2. what is so special about owning a harley?
3. what is so special about riding a harley?
4. why harley over any other brand of bikes?

i know most of you are thinking: if you have to ask, then you just don't get it.

i agree. but if you guys can throw a dog a bone, i'd be grateful. thanks.

tradrockrat
10-13-2004, 08:49 PM
we would all love to help, but here at the HCG we have a policy. give a little to get a little. The last guy to need a survey done had to post pics of his cute female college friends. What do you got? (this is all in fun, so play along)

:D

Wide
10-13-2004, 08:57 PM
we would all love to help, but here at the HCG we have a policy. give a little to get a little. The last guy to need a survey done had to post pics of his cute female college friends. What do you got? (this is all in fun, so play along)

:D

^^^^TRUE^^^^

1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?
The real American machine that won the war

2. what is so special about owning a harley?
The thoughts of my farther riding his bike in WWll then when he got home.
Plus the sound & ride great

3. what is so special about riding a harley?
See above answer


4. why harley over any other brand of bikes?
See answer #1


OK now where are the pictures? boobs

proefound
10-13-2004, 09:43 PM
hahah, thank you so much. as far as pictures, i don't have any!! i don't have a digital camera!!

but i tell you what, i can email you some nice porn pictures of college-aged women or give you links to free porn sites. haha, that's about all i can do.

thanks

wreckerman
10-13-2004, 10:48 PM
we would all love to help, but here at the HCG we have a policy. give a little to get a little. The last guy to need a survey done had to post pics of his cute female college friends. What do you got? (this is all in fun, so play along)

:D

^^^^TRUE^^^^

1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?
the last pice of american history

2. what is so special about owning a harley?
The thoughts of being on the open road, much like a cowboy
Plus the sound & ride great

3. what is so special about riding a harley?
the feel of a soled pice of iron underneath me , going wherever i desire


4. why harley over any other brand of bikes? [/b the resale . the american pride, and because i can


[b]OK now where are the pictures? boobs

TomF
10-14-2004, 06:14 AM
1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?

It means having a piece of American legend, built by Americans, for Americans to see America!!

2. what is so special about owning a harley?

Since I was a kid, Harelys just meant something big to me. I'd watch guys go by on them and I just thought that someday I'd have one of my own. There weren't a lot of foreign bikes (except British ones) in the 60's and 70's, so I could only envision growing up to someday have a Harley.

3. what is so special about riding a harley?

No other bike offers as much gratification as a Harley for me. I've owned several others over the years and they just didn't have the same appeal to me.

4. why harley over any other brand of bikes?

Harleys are made of metal and not lots of molded plastic, the design is timeless, they're simple, and they have a lot of consistency in the market. There are a lot of nice bikes out there, but in my opinion, no other bike puts it all together like a Harley.

Ratbike
10-14-2004, 12:09 PM
1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?

It means having a piece of American legend, built by Americans, for Americans to see America!!



2. see 1.
3. see 1.
4. see 1.

Ironhead80
10-14-2004, 04:22 PM
1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?

Everything, it's a new way of life. Live rich and ride free.

2. what is so special about owning a harley?

Everytime you're out people will look at you in envy and if they don't see you they will hear you. And for me, my Dad is a big biker and HD lover so it means a lot to him for me to have one and it makes me happy that he's proud of me.

3. what is so special about riding a harley?

Depends on the person, refer to 1 and 2 for me.

4. why harley over any other brand of bikes?

Because they aren't Harleys.

TexasFatBoy
10-14-2004, 05:16 PM
1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?

The realization of a dream. There is a nostalgia and sense of tradition built into Harley that cannot be found in any other bike (except the older Indians). These are the bikes of our fathers and grandfathers, they've seen combat duty and were the ride of choice following WWII. Although a modern Harley has parts manufactured from all over the world, it is still a symbol of American industry and design that has been copied but never duplicated.


2. what is so special about owning a harley?

You're questions appear a bit redundant, so refer to my answer for #1 :D but I'll add that my Harley is "special" because it is my open canvas to express myself. I can choose to modify my bike in a multitude of ways to increase performance, fit the bike to my style of riding, and express my personality through paint and other mods.


3. what is so special about riding a harley?

There is no other bike out there that can duplicate the feel of a Harley. You will hear people say "Why does it vibrate so much, the metric cruisers don't vibrate like that?" And they're right - the metrics don't vibrate like that because the foreign makers have engineered that comforting, alluring aspect of the ride OUT of their bikes, so they will never be a Harley. So the overall feel of knowing the bike is under you and the engine is running properly is something you can feel on a Harley. You also get the attention of every kid in the neighborhood when you ride by! ;)


4. why harley over any other brand of bikes?

I've ridden other bikes and some of the metric cruisers have a nice ride, good power, smooth transmission, etc., but they are also boring. A member on here and I were talking about this a while back (and he can speak up if he likes, but I won't call him out) who said he used to ride a Goldwing and could get on it and run for hours, but it lacked so much of that "rough around the edges" feel, that he found it to be a very boring ride. Why Harley over any thing else? Cause the metric makers started building cruisers to emulate Harley and try to cash in on the Harley market, but in thinking they could do it better, they engineered out the Harley-ness. A Harley is like a great painting - a poster of the painting never has the depth of expression or the feel of the original. Would you rather own the copy or the original? I'll take the original, thanks.

Hope this helps and if you end up writing a paper or doing a presentation, etc. we'd like to see it. Best of luck!

wrench95747
10-14-2004, 06:38 PM
1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?

The realization of a dream. There is a nostalgia and sense of tradition built into Harley that cannot be found in any other bike (except the older Indians). These are the bikes of our fathers and grandfathers, they've seen combat duty and were the ride of choice following WWII. Although a modern Harley has parts manufactured from all over the world, it is still a symbol of American industry and design that has been copied but never duplicated.


2. what is so special about owning a harley?

You're questions appear a bit redundant, so refer to my answer for #1 :D but I'll add that my Harley is "special" because it is my open canvas to express myself. I can choose to modify my bike in a multitude of ways to increase performance, fit the bike to my style of riding, and express my personality through paint and other mods.


3. what is so special about riding a harley?

There is no other bike out there that can duplicate the feel of a Harley. You will hear people say "Why does it vibrate so much, the metric cruisers don't vibrate like that?" And they're right - the metrics don't vibrate like that because the foreign makers have engineered that comforting, alluring aspect of the ride OUT of their bikes, so they will never be a Harley. So the overall feel of knowing the bike is under you and the engine is running properly is something you can feel on a Harley. You also get the attention of every kid in the neighborhood when you ride by! ;)


4. why harley over any other brand of bikes?

I've ridden other bikes and some of the metric cruisers have a nice ride, good power, smooth transmission, etc., but they are also boring. A member on here and I were talking about this a while back (and he can speak up if he likes, but I won't call him out) who said he used to ride a Goldwing and could get on it and run for hours, but it lacked so much of that "rough around the edges" feel, that he found it to be a very boring ride. Why Harley over any thing else? Cause the metric makers started building cruisers to emulate Harley and try to cash in on the Harley market, but in thinking they could do it better, they engineered out the Harley-ness. A Harley is like a great painting - a poster of the painting never has the depth of expression or the feel of the original. Would you rather own the copy or the original? I'll take the original, thanks.

Hope this helps and if you end up writing a paper or doing a presentation, etc. we'd like to see it. Best of luck!
Very well said TFB, I couldn't have said it better.

TexasFatBoy
10-14-2004, 10:39 PM
Very well said TFB, I couldn't have said it better.

You just wanted to get out of typing it all up! :lol:

j/k, and thanks! 1beer

Ironhead80
10-14-2004, 10:50 PM
Very well said TFB, I couldn't have said it better.

You just wanted to get out of typing it all up! :lol:

j/k, and thanks! 1beer

So, I guess the college guy can put in his paper that bikers are a little bit lazy and manipulative!

Joker
10-14-2004, 11:46 PM
You might as well copy me in on TexasFatBoy's answers too he took the words right out of my mouth. I too have ridden a lot of Metric bikes and the feel just isnt there. Nice call on Goldwing rider too. Ill take my original and enjoy miles and miles of riding in STYLE.
Joker B)

tradrockrat
10-15-2004, 12:09 AM
Alright, since nobody is holding out for pics, I guess I'll tell ya my views B)
I'm going to try not to repeat myself, but there is crossover in all of these questions.

1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?

As this is my first Harley, it means an accomplishment of a life-long deam -- to own a piece of motorcycling legend and history.

2. what is so special about owning a harley?

Harley is a survivor, and it is so wrapped up in the american way of life, that Harley has come to stand for freedom in a way no other machine could -- freedom to ride, freedom to live your life in your own way, freedom to live the American Dream.

3. what is so special about riding a harley?

Harley always has, and always will have a uniqueness about it that other bikes will try (and fail) to emulate. It is a bike that allows and demands the rider be right there in the present, riding and feeling everything the bike is doing at any given moment. I've owned many bikes, but none of them has ever been such a "total" experience for my senses that my sportster is. Every moment and part of the ride is visceral: the noises the engine makes, the feel and sound of the tires, the vibration of the engine -- cold or warm, and of course the wind and sense of being part of the world, rather than a lonesome observer.

4. why harley over any other brand of bikes?

Because the essence of "Bike" is spelled H-A-R-L-E-Y D-A-V-I-D-S-O-N
It is THE motorcycle.

Hope this helps. Now...you sure you don't have any pics? (what's wrong with me? ) :lol:

HoustonFatboy
10-20-2004, 06:21 AM
1. what does it mean to you to own a harley?
2. what is so special about owning a harley?
3. what is so special about riding a harley?
4. why harley over any other brand of bikes?

1. Owning a Harley, to me, is the fullfillment of a dream. I've owned foreign dirt bikes all my life and never thought i could afford or even be the type of person to ride one. I bought one because i recently lost my mom, dad, and aunt, who was my second mom. I realized that life is precious/special/short and you have to live it. Owning/riding a Harley is living life to the fullest. It's the freedom you feel when you are on the back of a Harley. It is a piece of history under you. And, as i am a very patriotic person, it's American.

2. i think this question is the same as number 1.

3. Riding a Harley is special to me, other than what i listed in question 1, because it is something i've wanted my entire life. it's the acquisition of a dream. a dream come true. how many people can say that a dream came true for them. may sound hokie, but everytime i look at it and then ride it, i feel i am still sort of in a dream. call me goofie.

4. I chose Harley because, well it's a Harley. American made muscle motorcycle, similar to the same thoughts as the shelby mustang, the 68 camaro, etc. It's the bike all other bikes aspire to be. I feel so much pride on the back of it, sitting at a stop light, when another motorcycle of another breed, stops next to me, or across the intersection, and i know they wish they were on my bike.

bugsquawsher
10-20-2004, 03:07 PM
I'm not sure who TFB was refering too, But I too use to ride a Goldwing.
I won't knock the bike it was a Great Ride.
I have also had many other Metric Bikes.
I always wanted a Harley.
The Feel , The sound , The reputation.
Going anywhere on the goldwing was Comfortable, but was Unnoticed by anyone short of the Retired Old man. And I was in my 30s.
The First time I take My Harley to the store , I have three people standing around it Drooling when I come out.
Thats not the only reason to love a Harley But it sure feels good to be Envied :D

TexasFatBoy
10-20-2004, 04:28 PM
Actually, bugsquawsher, it wasn't you! :P

johnnyb57
10-21-2004, 03:16 PM
Since you couldn't get him to send any pics, I thought I'd help him out with one..You'll all get a kick out of this one... Oh yea i assume were all of legal age..

johnnyb57
10-21-2004, 03:17 PM
Sorry but it wouldn't let me send the one i really wanted to...

Joker
10-21-2004, 03:55 PM
Flag folding 101!
Joker