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Old 11-04-2009, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why do 'MOST' Harley riders not wear gear...

Just curious...it was like 50 here today and I seen a guy riding a harley with jeans and tank top and a half helmet. In 50 degree weather that is nuts. 9 times out of 10 most non-sport bike riders seem to not even wear a jacket when riding esp in the summer. Is it more of just a style thing, I mean I understand your not dragging knees on a Harley(well hopefully not lol) so its not as aggressive as riding a sport bike but still the biggest danger on the road is cage drivers, not the motorcycle rider..Just curious...
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... i think the bigger question you should be asking is, why do they drink and then ride??? (and don't forget about the shorts and sandals)
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... i think the bigger question you should be asking is, why do they drink and then ride??? (and don't forget about the shorts and sandals)

Very true, never thought of that, 2 drinks the whole night is my limit if I ride but granted I am at the same place for 4-5 hrs before I even leave so its like having nothing to drink aty all...Shorts and sandals are sportbike squids. My gf lives about a mile from me and I wear full gear when i ride there with the exception of my boots and she says I am nuts BUT you never know when some a hole is going to pull out in front of you and your gunna eat shit...
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In general most people in life tend to do what others like them have done before. Why do most rednecks drive trucks and wear camo colors (even the ones that live in a big city)? Why do black people like cars with fancy rims and stereo systems?

Most sportbikers buy and use gear because they see the vast majority of other riders do it. Whenever a new kid buys a bike from me i make sure he leaves with a helmet even if i have to take a hit on my commission to make him get one.

Most people who are attracted to Harleys and have seen other Harley riders feel its not needed and most likely the dealers dont try to make them get gear either. They would rather make you buy the extra chrome and vests that put extra profits in their pockets.
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But harley riders drag knee all the time... every time they're out polishing and repairing shit.
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But harley riders drag knee all the time... every time they're out polishing and repairing shit.
If by drag knee you mean pounding beers at the bar you may be correct lol
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bc getting the bikes started taxes all available skill and none left over to operate a zipper
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most sport bike riders by me don't where gear either some times u will see a kid with shorts a pair of jordens and a tank top with his full face helmet just sitting on his head not even fully on.
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Why do 'MOST' Harley riders not wear gear...

Because loud pipes save lives!
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why is the sky blue? why is grass green? why does the ocean look blue?

seriously how many times does this question get asked a year?
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why is the sky blue? why is grass green? why does the ocean look blue?

seriously how many times does this question get asked a year?
Well I'm new to riding and I was just curious if there was a reason for that or if its just the "cool" thing to do, sorry for asking a question on a forum...stupid me...
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why is the sky blue? why is grass green? why does the ocean look blue?

seriously how many times does this question get asked a year?
seriously - I wonder too - I think I'll start a thread asking why
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Didn't you know, when you have to lay 'er down your helmet will catch on something and break yer neck. That's what happened to my cousin's sister-in-law's uncle's buddy.

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most sport bike riders by me don't where gear either some times u will see a kid with shorts a pair of jordens and a tank top with his full face helmet just sitting on his head not even fully on.
well i am by you and on my sportbikes i ride with a track suit everytime
and leather jacket and chaps of the cruisers fullface %100 but thats me
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