Originally Posted by SpocktheVulcan
Thought about it before I read your offhanded remark about Harley riders. I ride a Heritage Classic and a VN750. Love them both. Ride with a lot of different brands. Narrow mindedness I don't ride with. Thanks.
I have to agree with you on that Spock, I have ridden with and still ride with Harley Owners. Since I ride a JAP BIKE the issue has never come up unless I brought it up. Before I completely costomized my scoot I asked a Harley guy with a $60,000.00 Custom why he has yet to rag on my JAP BIKE. His answer was unexpected, he said "If you wan't to ride you have to ride something" On this occassion there were over 60 Harleys and I was the odd man out.
We were on a trip to Myrtle Beach for Bike Week, which was STUPID on my part. I just got he bike running and only put 40 miles on it, I had no license, no insurance, no DOT approved helmet, and my buddies drive out tag.
Most of the guys had heard I was on my first venture on a Cruiser but spent years on a dirt bike. Even though some of them looked like they just broke out of Prison, and smelled like it. They were the best bunch of guy's you could meet. One rider swapped my Novilty with his DOT half helmet, another rider with a Low Rider of similar color to my bike offered to swap tags, and we did.
I was against it at first but it was quickly apparent I offended him and was told by others to accept his offer or stay home. My reply was what if I get pulled over? Followed by a big laugh from the group my buddie Tom said , If you get pulled over we ALL get pulled over. I figured I would be trailing the Group, Tom said since you are a new rider we have decided you will lead the group so we can keep an eye on you. I never felt a Welcome like this in my life, and it was Frikin Awesome. The pride and joy I felt leading theese guy's into Myrtle Beach was a feeling I will never forget.
I will never Forget the way they took me under their wing, and for those who HATE Harley Riders. KISS MY ASS !!!!!
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