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I've started a listing in the reference section for 'need a break' reading pleasure. This for funny stuff, serious stuff, advice and stuff or just stuff in general if you want.

Post them here and I'll add them to the wiki. Please make sure they are either yours or that you provide a link to other's quotes from the forum threads.
I've started here: http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/techtalk:refes02

Not so fast, I reserve the right to not get into trouble with this so please post at your discretion
I'm assuming the 'No' imoge came up as part of the wiki link? Oh it's because of the : n o t in the link
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Don't know if it was original to this place, and I don't know the author, but I've always liked "Most Sportster problems are owned induced".
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Vegas1200C:
I strongly believe that there is a balance with everything. Motorcycles, cars, children, pets, women; doesn't matter. Once you achieve that balance you cannot change it. I have had things go wrong with my truck until it got to the point where I didn't need to fix it, I just settled on that as being what was wrong. In the last 4 years nothing has gone wrong with it. Before that time, something went wrong within a week of me fixing something. It has happened to me with most things I care about. I have come to understand that I need to live with certain quirks that happen to the things I love. I will never have a perfect existence and as long as I accept things I will be happy. Old adage: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. New adage: If it is broke, decide if that is the least of your worries.
Flathead45:
I used to pray to god to give me a Harley, then I found out he don't work that way, so I stole a Harley and prayed for forgiveness.
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I tried to think, but nothing happened.
xena:
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Whiffy:
There are 10 sorts of folk who understand binary, those that do and those that don’t.
PlanB:
I'm not allowed to die until the government finds a safe place to bury my liver!
Debster:
Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of gas before you can think straight.
Rottenralph:
Two paths diverged in the woods and I choose the one with tire tracks. It is sometimes a rocky mother but you never know what’s around the next bend.
Thumper26:
It doesn't matter where you are going or how fast you are going, if you’re on a Sportster you get there too soon!
Avnsteve:
When that bike first shows up in frame, you can see the bike wiggle a little, he was trying to brake, probably felt the back end wiggle a little and then just quit riding, and started getting ready for the fall. I believe he could have made the turn (I know all about the armchair quarterback crap so save it). I’ve been in similar a situation on my wing and just remembered a comment my IP told me about flying, dont ever stop flying the aircraft, until it crashes. And I think the same lesson can be applied here, dont EVER stop riding (read CONTROLLING) the bike until you actually do crash.
Bugsy Siegel:
An acquaintance is someone who helps you move. A friend is someone who helps you move the body.
vpats:
naw, I don't sweat it .. the BT's usually have to run stops signs to catch up to tell me this is a girl's ride. I usually just smile and pull another bug from between my tooths, and say yeah .. I knows.
milmat1:
I sorta gave up on life at one point Bill, and was headed in a very wrong direction. And thanks to a wise old man (an old biker full of scars, both inside and out!), I realized the two golden rules:

1. Don’t sweat the small stuff!

and

2. It’s all small stuff!

RIP Bobby Clark
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I really don't care what you ride, what you wear when you ride, how often you ride or your reason for riding. If you were born with motorcycle oil in your blood or you're just having a mid life crisis, it matters little to me. Vespa or V-ROD, I make no judgements. If you're on two wheels on the road, you're a friend of mine.
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I never, ever tire of hearing that a sportster is a girly bike. Hell it’s one of the funniest, stupidest things I have ever heard. I’m happy when someone says that, it’s at that moment I realize what a meathead I am dealing with. It’s nice when they give you a heads up.
JeePing:
If it an't broke, take it apart and see why the #*&% not!
Sandman883:
All of us will be older and have more riding experience than SOMEONE.

All of us will be younger and have less riding experience than SOMEONE.

Stereotypes will always be around, even the President and the Pope can’t stop that, so I know I sure as heck can’t, so I ain’t going to worry about it.

Keeping all of the above in mind, we have to understand it’s about RESPECT. We all need to give respect, but of course the world is not perfect and there are going to be times when we don’t. Then another word comes to mind: TOLERANCE.

This concludes todays sermon, now hand me a damn beer and let’s get ready to fire up that grill!
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HTFFSPTM; this is a technical term that means: hammer to fit, file smooth, paint to match.
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There are 2 secrets to life that I live by:
  1. Never tell anyone all your secrets.
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For what it’s worth, if I have to ride in a group (which isn't very often, if at all) I wanna be in the front, or the very last dude well behind. This way I don’t have to watch any carnage behind me, or I can see what’s gonna happen and have a chance to avoid it.

As a footnote, I’ve been riding for well over 40 years and I’m still alive an well to talk about it, and the other secret is to ride about a quarter mile ahead of your bike.
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George Carlin explained this more than a decade ago.

Anyone on the highway who is going slower than us is a moron (can't drive, get off the road).

Anyone on the highway who is going faster than us is a crazy asshole (gonna kill someone).

We all have our needs and desires.

A bike that can't meet them is ‘useless’.

A bike that exceeds them is ‘excessive’.
Shameless:
Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end.
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Othering is a way of defining and securing one’s own positive identity through the stigmatization of an ‘other’. Whatever the markers of social differentiation that shape the meaning of ‘us’ and ‘them’, whether they are racial, geographic, ethnic, economic or ideological, there is always the danger that they will become the basis for a self affirmation that depends upon the denigration of the other group. … In other words, convenient though othering is as a way of propping up one’s ego, it has an inherent fragility because it must constantly be fed by the illusory inferiority of the ‘other’; and is thus constantly at risk of being discredited.
Durockrolly:
Been chatting to a 14 year old girl online. She's funny, sexy and flirty. Now she tells me she is an undercover cop! How cool is that at her age!?
Stairman:
I spent most of my money on women, whiskey, and motorcycles. The rest, I just wasted.
CaveDog:
I can't say I know too many actual bikers who don't or haven't owned a sportster so none of them down them except maybe in friendly jest. When someone says something seriously about it being a girl's bike or half a Harley all I hear is "I'm a wannabe", so I really don't care about their opinion in the first place. Comments like that say a lot more about the person commenting than it does about my bike. Usually my thought when I hear those kind of comments is "there's ten seconds of my life I'd like back".

I've paid my dues when it comes to riding so I have nothing to prove. I feel I've earned the right to ride whatever strikes my fancy. The only reason someone would down Sportsters is if they feel like they still have something to prove, which is all I really need to know about them.
Sweet Terry Smoove:
Owning a BT doesn't make you a poser. Thinking that you are superior to other bikers because of what they ride makes you a poser.
Wedge:
This discussion again? I think I would prefer to be a poser than sit around talking about what constitutes being one.
Shu:
I will proudly say to anyone that it takes a tough person to ride a Sportster all day long, but ANYONE can ride a Softail Heritage the same distance or time. Anyone who calls a Sportster a 'girls' bike (like that is supposed to be a derogative statement anyhow) doesn't know what the hell they are talking about and doesn't deserve to be heard. I will forever have a ton of respect for anyone (male or female) who does more than bar hop on a Sportster.
Mosey:
I subscribe to the theory that ALL women are like motorcycles.

They take all yer money and will kill you in a heartbeat. Ya love the one ya got but ya still wanna ride almost every one ya see...
the48sportyrider:
Girls bike, guys bike, same thing. Sex makes no difference in riding ability. As long as you’re in the wind who cares what you ride.
cherokee jim:
Don't know about the rest of you all but I learned how to ride on a metric. So for me to bag on somebody who rides one now would make me look like an idiot and a hypocrite. Same goes for the different models of HD. Knees in the breeze baby that's what it's all about.
one intruder:
Happiness is finding that delicate balance between ‘riding it like you stole it’ and ‘not riding faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!’.
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Don't know if it was original to this place, and I don't know the author, but I've always liked "Most Sportster problems are owned induced".
Yep, seems like I've read that a few times on here...while sub-consciously fading away....giving the left to right look.
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