Motorcycle Catch-All

Moggy wrote:

For the first time since 1997, I'm motorcycle-less.

I hope I can survive it!

Just a temporary deficiency I hope?

Rob_Anybody wrote:
Moggy wrote:

For the first time since 1997, I'm motorcycle-less.

I hope I can survive it!

Just a temporary deficiency I hope?

Hard to say. I've moved to a part of the country (Tampa Bay) that isn't conducive to motorcycling. We'll see, I guess.

Moggy wrote:

Hard to say. I've moved to a part of the country (Tampa Bay) that isn't conducive to motorcycling. We'll see, I guess.

What about it is not good for motorcycling? As someone from New England, I have always thought southern riders had it great - warm temps most months of the year...

dewalist wrote:
Moggy wrote:

Hard to say. I've moved to a part of the country (Tampa Bay) that isn't conducive to motorcycling. We'll see, I guess.

What about it is not good for motorcycling? As someone from New England, I have always thought southern riders had it great - warm temps most months of the year...

Roads with little elevation change and minimal curves.

Best year round motorcycling I've experienced has been in California, though I'd rate Georgia and Tennessee close seconds.

Rainsmercy wrote:

What model?

Sorry man, just saw this.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Harley Davidson that caught my eye. Possibly my time with FFXV gave me a greater appreciate for a more chunky design. No clue what model it actually is, but I like it.

IMAGE(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn50/ColdstreamGWJ/IMG_20170203_122457_zpslmg16chg.jpg)

Coldstream wrote:
Rainsmercy wrote:

What model?

Sorry man, just saw this.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Harley Davidson that caught my eye. Possibly my time with FFXV gave me a greater appreciate for a more chunky design. No clue what model it actually is, but I like it.

IMAGE(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn50/ColdstreamGWJ/IMG_20170203_122457_zpslmg16chg.jpg)

Ahh, a V-Rod, they are a good bike from what I have read, more modern aesthetic and decent power and handling.

I was thinking of going with a Victory Gunner for my next bike, I just paid mine off last month, going to wait a year before getting a bigger bike with a 6 speed, but Victory is dead now. I kinda like the Indians, but not their big fenders.

Yeah, was pretty sad to hear about Polaris killing the Victory brand in favor of Indian. Victory was such a love it or hate it look, but I liked'em. I mean, I like the looks of the Scout, but I feel like the Indian brand should just rest in history, unless you are going to legit bring back the original designs. Do something like what Ural and Royal Enfield did and keep the same form and design, but update the materials.

Agreed. From my limited perspective, Victory was gaining in respect and prestige over the years - building solid bikes (without the reliability issues of HD) that had good looks. Clearly their internal sales numbers told a different story. I have a Honda Shadow ACE now, but was thinking about getting a Victory Vision as more comfortable alternative for the missus and I to take on longer trips - not sure what to look at now.

So now I am thinking of selling my motorcycle and being done riding. Yesterday I was riding home after working on a Habitat for Humanity home and some guy in an SUV passed me right at the end of a lane merge going into the opposite direction traffic to do so, then at the next stop light starting purposefully backing up towards me(he was nowhere near an intersection, there was a car ahead of him) and then when I switched lanes after the green light, drove halfway into my lane before getting onto the highway. I am prepared/always watching for distracted drivers, but when someone purposefully tries to hit me, multiple times? I'm done.

Rainsmercy wrote:

So now I am thinking of selling my motorcycle and being done riding. Yesterday I was riding home after working on a Habitat for Humanity home and some guy in an SUV passed me right at the end of a lane merge going into the opposite direction traffic to do so, then at the next stop light starting purposefully backing up towards me(he was nowhere near an intersection, there was a car ahead of him) and then when I switched lanes after the green light, drove halfway into my lane before getting onto the highway. I am prepared/always watching for distracted drivers, but when someone purposefully tries to hit me, multiple times? I'm done.

Wear a GoPro (or mount one on the bike). Make sure it's angled to be able to catch the license plate. Then report the driver to the Po-Po and pursue an "Assault with a deadly Weapon" charge.