The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > GENERAL AREA > Off-Topic/General Discussion
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Off-Topic/General Discussion Here is you can submit non-Sportster related topics. NO POLITICS OR RELIGIOUS DISCUSSION PLEASE.

Active Threads
0 79-85 Breather Vent Mod - Adding a Secondary Vent Hose at 6:00 Position
Last Post: BigMek
Posted On: 2 Minutes Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,359
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 2 Minutes Ago
Replies: 22,197
Views: 2,270,312
0 so it's officially ended
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 493
0 Any Banjo-Playing Sporty Riders here?
Last Post: bklyngeezer
Posted On: 48 Minutes Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,768
0 Sportster fans, tell us why!
Last Post: 1200CustomHD
Posted On: 55 Minutes Ago
Replies: 687
Views: 182,229
0 cant bleed my brake please help !
Last Post: LLOYD883
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 819
0 S&S Super E Carb
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 133
0 What brand synthetic oil do you use
Last Post: hexnut
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 506
Views: 131,085
0 What cams are these
Last Post: keithnh
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 3,261
0 New to me 55kh
Last Post: blueandy88
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 241
0 New build. Won't start. Funky compression numbers
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,490
0 Piston Question '82 Ironhead 1000 Electric Start
Last Post: Gulf Coaster
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 127
0 Iron head swingarm 6 Inch Stretch
Last Post: kitabel
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 60
0 82 E84 L84-85 charging systems?
Last Post: class of 82
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 178
0 Cylinder head painting and battery and kick start advice
Last Post: Uberstorm
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 167
0 Whats the Ironhead TOP SPEED?
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 18,369
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (Ironhead)
Last Post: rocketnorton
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 264,391
0 Restoring stainless exhaust back to new?
Last Post: beard.tailor
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 513
0 My 08' Nightster
Last Post: beard.tailor
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 812
0 Nup 1009 (Bearing)
Last Post: juzyHD
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 75
0 Generator conversion kit question
Last Post: 77IRHD
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 50
0 Potential future changes for the Sportster motor?
Last Post: retread08
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,255
0 front brake caliper interchange question
Last Post: JacksBrother
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
0 AGM battery for 76' XLH
Last Post: forqueue
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 292
5 1200 or 883
Last Post: Clevspeed
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,122
Views: 356,557
0 Can I use heads and jugs (top end) from 2001-1200
Last Post: ReddTigger
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 255
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 48,397
Views: 7,811,051
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 18,112
Views: 1,068,708
0 Exhaust differences from 98 to 99
Last Post: Cablejudge
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 108
0 New pn OEM battery for Sporty 04 up
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 276
More...
Members Birthdays
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 12th August 2020
Folkie's Avatar
Folkie Folkie is offline
Brass Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Western Weald
Posts: 46,643
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CB
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Other Motorcycle Model: CRF250L
Other Motorcycle Year: 2017
Reputation: 17007410
Folkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
I think Harley riders should be above that kind of shit.
I think riders should be above that kind of shit.
__________________
Folkie
Super Moderator
South East England Riders



There is nothing at the end of any road better than may be found beside it. Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917)
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12th August 2020
Iron Mike Iron Mike is offline
Master Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,030
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH IR EFI
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1971
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW K1200RS
Other Motorcycle Year: 2001
Reputation: 1228892
Iron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Im an extreme longhaired greasball and I stop for all bikes to offer assistance. However i gave up waving along time ago. Reason being I commute daily, same time of day, same route, neighborhoods ect, 50 mies each way. I often see the same riders of all sorts. I have several brands of bikes and when I realized I would get a wave from brand X when I was on brand X. The "brotherhood' is a matter of conveniance and attitude anymore. i personnaly dont give a crap that your riding to the bar or dealer in the oncoming lane. Im heading the other way. Call me old and grumpy, dont really care. Its just not the same anymore. Like i said i will not pass on distressed rider though no matter what brand.
Small caveat: I will give the one, two , three finger when off road on a trail t alert oncoming riders there is 1.2, 3 more riders in my group coming along behind me. that still has a meaning.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12th August 2020
ZCarFan ZCarFan is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 115
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Reputation: 261653
ZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant futureZCarFan has a brilliant future
Default

I think regional differences come into play. Though not riding-specific, when I moved from west of Baltimore to northwest of Atlanta I had some culture shock. Around here, it's not too unusual for strangers at the store etc. to just start talking to you like they know you already. Pretty soon they are telling all about Junior and his wife, the family, Joe down at the barbershop and his cancer treatment etc. Back in MD, do that and people will think you're a weirdo and walk away (or worse).

Out my way in the exurbs even the car drivers wave sometimes.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 12th August 2020
Iron Mike Iron Mike is offline
Master Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,030
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH IR EFI
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1971
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW K1200RS
Other Motorcycle Year: 2001
Reputation: 1228892
Iron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

i moved from Jersey to South Carolina for a bit. In Carolina, @ 50mph drivers in oncoming cars would wave like you were long lost friends. There it wasnt selective, everyone did it.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 12th August 2020
Highly-Dangerous's Avatar
Highly-Dangerous Highly-Dangerous is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 2nd Class
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: 17130 Spain
Posts: 1,423
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 883 ₪ 1275
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: Big Dog K9
Other Motorcycle Year: 2006
Reputation: 3374689
Highly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond repute
Default

That's like comparing small towns with big cities.... in the city you are just a stranger and nobody gives a shit about you... in a small town you are 'more" of a person, and everyone waves or talks to you about anything and everything.
__________________
[B][COLOR="Red"]CLICK->>[/COLOR][URL="http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/start"]"Maintenance is as much art as it is science"[/URL][COLOR="red"]<<-CLICK[/COLOR][/B]

[IMG]http://xlforum.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=20617&d=1576580635[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 12th August 2020
wedge's Avatar
wedge wedge is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 11,774
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Other Motorcycle Model: 5 bikes and 1 quad
Reputation: 6307555
wedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Highly-Dangerous View Post
That's like comparing small towns with big cities.... in the city you are just a stranger and nobody gives a shit about you... in a small town you are 'more" of a person, and everyone waves or talks to you about anything and everything.
In a small town they also have their nose firmly in your business and talk about you to everyone, about anything and everything.
__________________
A Biker is not just any guy who rides... that's a motorist.
A guy that gets up and rides again after every crash... that's a Biker.

Whitworth Fork Brace: http://xlforum.net/forums/m...outme&simple=1
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 13th August 2020
Highly-Dangerous's Avatar
Highly-Dangerous Highly-Dangerous is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 2nd Class
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: 17130 Spain
Posts: 1,423
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 883 ₪ 1275
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: Big Dog K9
Other Motorcycle Year: 2006
Reputation: 3374689
Highly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wedge View Post
In a small town they also have their nose firmly in your business and talk about you to everyone, about anything and everything.
True True, fuken true that!!!.... I am glad I moved 10 clicks out and up on to the mountain... I don't even go to do shopping, bars, etc. in my own home town (10,000 population) and/or the surrounding villages (3-5 K population)... I just jump on the road and go to the nearest bigger towns (30 & 50 K population) when I feel like going out... in the bigger towns I am not hassled with questions like where have you been all these months, etc, etc.

Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 13th August 2020
rejeanprimeau's Avatar
rejeanprimeau rejeanprimeau is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: On a farm
Posts: 6,341
Sportster/Buell Model: XL77.2R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 2805471
rejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Folkie View Post
Well you're not going to wave with your throttle hand, are you!

Luckily we've developed the nous and coordination to be able to direct a wave in whatever direction we choose; abilities that are apparently beyond some people.
Do you wave like the queen, hand turning or like Andrew, finger bending?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:30.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC