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post #271 of 4516
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Man, if I had a dollar for every time I heard that...
I'd have like 4 bucks.
post #272 of 4516
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I love the look of the Triumph Bonneville...



If I could just convince my wife to let me get a bike

+1 Bonnevilles are amazing...I'm a big fan of the t100
http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/Bonnevi...T100_5312.aspx

I was looking to get one of those used. I looked up this company Zero Engineering that make some awesome bikes. I'm not really familiar with the style. I know they're custom, but is there a type of bike that comes close to this look?
http://www.zero-eng.com/graphics01/IronManMovie02.jpg
post #273 of 4516
Not really, unless you have lots of money. You could definitely get someone to build you something like that but it's not a standard kit or anything. That's some kind of psycho chopper or something. And it would suck to ride, I have to imagine.
post #274 of 4516
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I was looking to get one of those used. I looked up this company Zero Engineering that make some awesome bikes. I'm not really familiar with the style. I know they're custom, but is there a type of bike that comes close to this look?
http://www.zero-eng.com/graphics01/IronManMovie02.jpg
Sure, a late 40s Harley with the fenders "bobbed." That's why they're called bobbers. That one looks like a shovelhead motor with a WLA frame and fork and a seventies Sportster tank. I like it.
post #275 of 4516
gold wing fun

post #276 of 4516
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Sure, a late 40s Harley with the fenders "bobbed." That's why they're called bobbers. That one looks like a shovelhead motor with a WLA frame and fork and a seventies Sportster tank. I like it.

The tank looks more like a narrow peanut tank like this one. The frame is also goosenecked, and raked forward, and the front tire and rim are the same size at the rear. Zero makes some cool bikes, but they cost a ton. I was reading that they make about 10 bikes a year.
post #277 of 4516
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My bike was taken advantage of recently, but luckily I caught the violators in flagrante delicto:




Did you know them?

A couple of weeks ago, my neighbor said that a couple of girls were taking pics of each other on my motorcycle. Each girl would sit on my bike while the other would take the pic.

I wasn't home and I had the bike parked out front with the cover off. WTF?

I hope I NEVER see anyone doing that...
post #278 of 4516
The tail chop came out nice J.....

I got a few new mods on my R6 will post updated pics when I get a chance
post #279 of 4516
Rode a WR250X this weekend for a magazine review. Nice bike. Great power for a 250 and extremely nice handling.
post #280 of 4516
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Did you know them?

A couple of weeks ago, my neighbor said that a couple of girls were taking pics of each other on my motorcycle. Each girl would sit on my bike while the other would take the pic.

I wasn't home and I had the bike parked out front with the cover off. WTF?

I hope I NEVER see anyone doing that...
Yeah, it was a bachelorette party that was hanging out at a bar where some Ducatisti met up, and after forcing us to sign the bride and take pictures with them, they took some pics with our bikes as well. I would be less than thrilled if they hadn't asked.
post #281 of 4516
I'm thinking about putting together a project targeting motorcycle riders. Would you guys agree that the average income level of motorcycle riders in the U.S. is higher than non-motorcycle riders? I'm finding some demographic info that supports this but you guys are a good sounding board.
post #282 of 4516
It would be really hard to say. In my experience, maybe slightly above average, but you also have to factor in all the squids who finance bikes because they are cheap and fast, and don't really have any money to speak of. Of people online though, I'd bet the motorcycle riders online have income a fair bit higher than the average person online.
post #283 of 4516
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
I'm thinking about putting together a project targeting motorcycle riders.

Would you guys agree that the average income level of motorcycle riders in the U.S. is higher than non-motorcycle riders?

I'm finding some demographic info that supports this but you guys are a good sounding board.

Have you ever checked on this type of information at the library? You can probably get exactly what you're looking for (i.e. income level of those with motorcycles).
post #284 of 4516
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Have you ever checked on this type of information at the library? You can probably get exactly what you're looking for (i.e. income level of those with motorcycles).

Yes, I've looked into the demographics. I was just curious if my finding are confirmed by the firsthand experience of board members.
post #285 of 4516
I came across this one in a customs warehouse this morning. According to the customs guy, the low dollar rate has made for some very nice imports from the US in the last year. The bike looked really pristine, except for a mirror and a brake handle, which seemed to have been broken off in transport. The photos don't do the (original?) gold metallic paint justice.
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