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Jeezis, people!

If nobody gave a rat's ass about how something looked as long as it worked, we'd all be riding rat bikes, and none of the performance companies would chrome their accessories. Everybody cares to a greater or lesser degree how their equipment, and their gear, looks. In that regard, lowrider01 is no different than the majority of the members here. All he did was ask for opinions -- just like thousands have previously done on these pages.

This turned ugly in a hurry. Where were the moderators with the quick trigger finger on this one? Perhaps piling on was more attractive than keeping things reasonably hospitable to a relatively new member with fewer than 10 posts who was interested enough to ask the opinions of members whose experience may have mattered to him. I doubt it does anymore.

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Jeezis, people!

If nobody gave a rat's ass about how something looked as long as it worked, we'd all be riding rat bikes, and none of the performance companies would chrome their accessories. Everybody cares to a greater or lesser degree how their equipment, and their gear, looks. In that regard, lowrider01 is no different than the majority of the members here. All he did was ask for opinions -- just like thousands have previously done on these pages.

This turned ugly in a hurry. Where were the moderators with the quick trigger finger on this one? Perhaps piling on was more attractive than keeping things reasonably hospitable to a relatively new member with fewer than 10 posts who was interested enough to ask the opinions of members whose experience may have mattered to him. I doubt it does anymore.

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Nothing wrong with havin and expressing a different opinion.

Plenty of different reasons for owning and enjoying a bike.

No reason at all for abusing or being out right rude to another person in particular some you have never met.

Being well riden or riding a rat makes you no better a person than some one whos just picked up their first bike.

How do i contact a moderator Silverback.







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We are in red...

And silverback nobody crossed any of the lines.

No, cursing, nudity, or the like.

Op basically stated he was a poser... Worried about what people think. Not what is comfortable or safe for him to operate.

But I'm good to tango if you wish to call any more mods onto the carpet!
 

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Why do people wear beards ? Comfortable and Safe to operate I guess.

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And that has what to do with this?
 

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Why do people wear beards ? Comfortable and Safe to operate I guess.

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Well if that is directed to me...

I wear it because I like it... I did not poll a bunch of people on the Internet to ask what facial hair I should grow...

Thank you for making my point.
 

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FWIW. Used to have a full beard. Now just a gotee.
Why? Because I like it.

Wanna try something else?
 

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Dont be offended by my comment the point i make is we all do things for different reasons. .. even for the look.

Secondly I would of though this forum would be a safe place to share, talk about and ask questions about your bike, I thought you would be free from any vilification for posting some pics of your bike...

Thirdly the question i asked was a genuine question I dont know wether to put on beach bars given the cost ... but based on the paint and general lines of the bike I was looking for "intelligent" feed back.

Fourthly to those who state im casual YOUR WRONG .. I dont own a car..this is my own transport ... I ride it every day, i am retired due to disability and this bike is my passion an joy... i am 55 and have ridden sice i was 12 ..this is my 4th harley. .i am a mechanic by trade most of the work has been done by myself. ...as i said pay me out all you want i just love bikes like you..


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And of course i care about performance. .the reason i said i didn't want to focus the question on performance was because i was interested in thoughts from a "look" perspective. ... i didnt want a thousand people telling me what they like based on what they ride. Because 90% of the time people will just say what their riding is the best...

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Apologize. :nah

True. Many here ask what someone thinks what will look good/better.

I have never seen anyone make this statement.

Dave its like this....

If i wanted one that handled good etc .... i wouldn't be riding a harley ... for Me I ride a harley cause they look good and go Ok.....each to his own everyone rides them for different reasons
And this is not the only HD Board I have been on.
Nice try blanking out your posts by the way.
And you want an apology?
 

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Apologize. :nah

True. Many here ask what someone thinks what will look good/better.

I have never seen anyone make this statement.



And this is not the only HD Board I have been on.
Nice try blanking out your posts by the way.
And you want an apology?
I blank out my post because you made me feel bad...

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You want me to apologize?

How bout this, go shiz in your hat and pull it over your ears.

You delete your original post to make you look less like a total tool and want me to make nice?

A real man would stand behind what he said/ typed.

Best of luck on whatever you decide...
 

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To everyone their own! The bike looks good the way it is. As far as apologies, hey! We don't. Hard to follow a thread that is not complete. Brother biker, let it go and enjoy the ride. We say things at times that get people brewing and the pot melting. Just hang on, it gets better.
 

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I don't think any apologies are needed when somebody expresses how they really feel about an issue. And certainly, no apology is valid if it is demanded. If you thought about it, and you meant what you said, then any apology would be hollow. I would just hope that when the comment is made about somebody's character, it would come after a little forethought and consideration of the effects of that type of comment -- unless it's made in jest, "ball-busting," as it were. Lord knows, I'm very familiar with that, and I've loved every minute of it over the years I've been here.

As fas as the difference between "poser" and "biker", that horse has been beat to death ad nauseum in multiple threads, and there are as many opinions about which is what as there are members here and beyond. To me, both terms can be considered labels, and as such, supposedly nobody here would care to have one them applied to them if the intent was derogatory, even though most would profess not to give a damn about it. I was just a bit surprised to see it go so far so quickly, and directed at a relative newcomer to this forum.

I've seen some moderators take more offense at less, and then choose to use their "power" with the result being the banishment of a member who happened to chance upon a section of thin skin.

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Get back on and ride! The same guys posting here are true and tested. It might rub you wrong, but they are the walking tech manuals.
 
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