Living in York, PA..home of the Harley Assembling Plant, and the international hog rally and other mundane, blah blah blah yearly rituals...it's a pain in the ass every single time these events are held. I mean, dont get me wrong, its great that they have 100,000 motorycles or better show up to support them, etc..but my god, talk about no common courtesy, no manners, and just plain being a nuisance all hours of the nite, just becuz, "they ride the only bikes in the world worth riding, and we should be proud that they support america" and " harley riders do alot for the community and charities, etc"
yeah yeah whatever, bite me!!!.
I ride japanese bikes, and damn proud of it. Mine doesnt break down every time I go on a trip, or cause the local resident retirement homes to get up in arms because my bike is too loud, etc. or wake up the little neighborhood kids when they are sleeping.
Does that mean that all non harley riders are perfect..of course not, there are plenty of a$$e$ out there on sportbikes too..but the harley rep preceedes them everywhere they go, and that just compounds the problem.
Wheelie / Stunt riding sportbikers on the highway dont help either, and if your gonna stunt, by all means, do it..just do it in a controlled environment where its safe. But if you ask any run of the mill John Q. Public resident why he doesnt like motorcycles, well over 50% of the time, its something to do with harely riders.
And there are plenty of sportbike riders that contribute to charity thru rallies and poker runs, etc..just like everybody else.
We are all motorcyclists, and we all share the same passion for 2 wheels..why do they have to be better than anybody else? get off your high horse and wave to us japanese/italian/german/ etc riders as well, once in awhile. I can bitch about that, because I do wave to, ALL motoryclists, no matter what they ride, because its common courtesy and shows respect for your fellow rider. The fact that some wont wave back and stick their noses up in the air even further when you pass them, just verifies my gripe.
ok, Im done for now.