On the assumption that was aimed at me, I couldn't agree more.
The first bike I rode (after the seriously embarassing scooter) was a TriBSA - a Triumph 650 shoveled into a DBD frame. That thing didn't have a single component on it that didn't make it go.
At the time - '60s' - that might have been called a rat bike if the term had existed.
I rode it for transport.
Now I ride for fun. I have two bikes, a shovelhead and a Suzuki GS.
The shovelhead was heavily modified before I got it, and I have done a little more - mostly aimed at reliability and comfort. It's currently in the dealer cos it blew the crank bearings. That's an ongoing story, but I am not going to be doing the work on that.
The Zuki is bone stock and that's the way it's going to stay.
Personally, I couldn't care less what bike anybody rides, nor could I care less whether they clean the damn thing or not. It's a machine. I don't clean my cars either.
I don't look like a biker, I am not a biker, and I don't give a flat flying fukc what anyone thinks I look like.
Nor do I give a flat flying fukc what any 1%er thinks, beyond the fact that I have usually found them to be decent, honest and sensible people.
I would like to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I have failed to offend
Oh Man, you are a scream
”This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
"Generally speaking, you don't die on motorcycles.
You die a few yards away from what's left of them."
It appears I am not only a NRA Life Member, but also a Patriot Guard.
**** - I didn't know that
Holy Mololey, Batman, I didn't know I was a GOA Life Member, either
Being drunk seems to be better