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    Russl, I am Bigun, Charter member and past Pres. of the Southern Vikings MC and I just wanted to say that your post was spot on. Our club strived to be open minded to all bikers whether on a rice rocket or a harley. They were brothers of the road and deserved the same respect. Now don't get me wrong I have never ridden anything but Harleys and one Indian sense I was 15 and after 45 years in the saddle I think I will one day be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gas, but thats the way I would want it. Bigun ASVA

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    It's been fun reading this thread and seeing excellent pictures of leather and chrome.

    I've ridden off and on since I was about 15. I haven't always owned a bike. When my first child was born my wife asked me to sell my bike because she didn't want to be a widow raising children by herself. One year when the children got older, and I had enough life insurance to be considered expendable, she went out and bought me a bike for Father's Day. I've had one ever since. I've ridden about everything, but in my early days I rode a lot of Kawasaki's. I was a really big fan of those old KZs. Today I ride a Harley Electroguide Classic. My wife chose this bike because it looks cool and has a big cushy back seat, as opposed to those smaller back seats, which we affectionately call, "thongs". This will probably be my last bike. I intend to hang on to in until I can no longer ride.

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    I think I'm the first female to post on this thread. Hope to see more.
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    Only Harley I owned was my '64 Kr 750. The wife won't let me near a Harley shop. She has seen what it has done to my brother!. ...and you thought astronomy was expensive!!!

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    Yep Stan, whenever people on here start writing about the high cost of astronomy I look out at my Harley and see the high cost of a hobby.
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    I've owned ten bikes over the years and now ride a H-D TriGlide. In one year, I've put 13,000 miles on it. Some of the bikes I've owned:
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    Hey Joey, I had a TriGlide a few years ago and loved it. Great ride! But I missed two wheels and traded it in this year for one of the new Softail Slim models...loved the all black retro look. Over the years when I graduated from my Kawi's I have had the following HD's; two Rocker's, Road King Classic, an Ultra Classic and the TriGlide and loved them all.
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    I have been riding since about 1964. My first bike was a flat tank HD belt drive single. I traded a single shot .22 for it. It was soooo slow I got rid of it, don't remember what for. 40 mph top end offended my speed demon side really bad. I went through riding a '66 Honda CB160, then a CB350, followed by a series of CB 750s, stockers, rigid choppers, etc. A '57 pan bit the dust, went from beautiful one owner stocker to 16" over wideglide with 1" rake. It has been about 35 years since that bike, and half my MC friends quit talking to me when I sold it and built that Amen rigid frame 750. I'm glad those days are mostly gone. Many, many since, perhaps 200 or more. I was a mechanic at a Suzuki and CanAm shop in the early-mid '70's, and finished by managing it. Current road scooters: 1971 Yamaha XS650, 1955 BMW w/sidecar and R90S engine and trans, '61 BMW R90 Conversion bike, 800 and 1500 Kawasaki Drifters (looks like full skirted fender Indians from the '40's), '77 and '06 (1200 Custom) Sportsters, and a couple of ratty old CB 750's. The old Sporty is more of a "kinetic" experience, shaking, really loud, hard riding, and its own kind of fun. The newer one is much more pleasant, faster, smoother, everything is better. But I still have the ol' Ironhead......Ha! Boardtrackbob
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