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Old 06-14-2011, 09:19 AM
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I believe it's time to change the general image of today's Harley rider...the bearded dirty overweight badass pirate look is now out of style and needs to be replaced with a more modern metropolitan look to help attract the younger generation into the Harley Davidson family in order to help keep the legend alive. After all...kids today want a sleek streamlined look and lets face it...none of them know what a wrench is let alone actually own one.

So in order to keep the brotherhood alive I am asking for suggestions as to what we need to do. I'll start with a few:

1. All of you big fat sloppy guys with beards need to join a gym, bathe, shave, and start eating vegetarian and working out 2 hours a day until you can look down and see your shoes again.

2. You guys with the blacked out denim painted bikes need to get some shiny paint and chrome right away. These young kids like BMW cars...ever see a black primer BMW driving around?? I didn't think so.

3. All tassles have to go....those are for stripper nipples only

4. Tats...are out...start getting them lasered off

Ok...who else has some suggestions?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:25 AM
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Iím a modern day biker, got a scooter to prove it,
Got ink on my arm, took 5 minutes to choose it.

My putt sheís a beauty 40 grand worth of chrome,
I didnít know now how to ride her, so I trailered her home.

I bought her on credit, accessories up the wazoo,
Bought some worn chaps and a leather jacket on HD credit too.

I got me some apes, about 3 feet tall
Theyíre way over my head, canít reach them at all.

Big carb and big cam, big tire to boot,
But I pray she donít break cuz I canít fix my own scoot.

Couple falls, couple crashes another 5 grand in fixín
Now I got my permit just canít take my little vixen.

My ol lady sheís a hottie, sheíll be 18 in June,
She loves all the chrome and now gives me the poon.

I wear a bandana, all folded and pressed,
No helmet for me, I ride to impress.

I got me an attitude, Iím the baddest in town,
But I check it at the door when real patchers are around.

I bought a big knife but I leave it at home,
I wore it out once but got in the way of my phone.

I call my friends ďbroĒ now, they got new scooters too
We think we need an oil changed, just no sure how to.

I watch Pauly and Cody and Vinny and Senior
But I love Mikey the most, heís the freaking ring leader.

And donít forget Jessie and his West Coast Choppers,
Building every bikers dream, 50 thousand dollar bar hoppers.

I wonít ride to Sturgis, man thatís way too far
Iíll just load up the trailer and tow with the car.

Iíll stay in a motel, five stars thereís no doubt
One with great food and were credit has clout.

I will trailer near town then jump in with some scooters
1200 miles to drool at some girl with fake hooters.

I might get my ear pierced or another tattoo
Of skulls or of dagger or maybe F**k U

If the ol lady donít like it and thinks Iím a dope
No problems here, itíll wash off with soap

Sleep on the ground! Youíre kidding me right?
Next thing youíll want me to do is stay up n party all night.

Iíll buy me a patch that says ďI RODE MINE THEREĒ
Who the hells gonna know, itís a lie but who cares.

Ride to live, live to ride, I got riden in my veins,
Except when itís too hot or too cold or windy or it rains.

Yea, Iím a modern day biker, you got something to say?
Send me an email, I'll answer it someday.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:17 AM
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Have you seen all of the tattoos that all of the kids have these days. What the hell are they thinking. They will never find jobs making enough money to be able to afford one of these modern day Harleys.

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I believe it's time to change the general image of today's Harley rider.
Why? It has worked for the last 100+ years.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:50 AM
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I believe it's time to change the general image of today's Harley rider...the bearded dirty overweight badass pirate look is now out of style and needs to be replaced with a more modern metropolitan look to help attract the younger generation into the Harley Davidson family in order to help keep the legend alive.
You're joking (and a good one at that!), however, you better believe it that the Motor Co. has teams of marketing people sitting around having this very discussion!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:54 AM
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I believe it's time to change the general image of today's Harley rider...the bearded dirty overweight badass pirate look is now out of style and needs to be replaced with a more modern metropolitan look to help attract the younger generation into the Harley Davidson family in order to help keep the legend alive. After all...kids today want a sleek streamlined look and lets face it...none of them know what a wrench is let alone actually own one.

So in order to keep the brotherhood alive I am asking for suggestions as to what we need to do. I'll start with a few:

1. All of you big fat sloppy guys with beards need to join a gym, bathe, shave, and start eating vegetarian and working out 2 hours a day until you can look down and see your shoes again.

2. You guys with the blacked out denim painted bikes need to get some shiny paint and chrome right away. These young kids like BMW cars...ever see a black primer BMW driving around?? I didn't think so.

3. All tassles have to go....those are for stripper nipples only

4. Tats...are out...start getting them lasered off

Ok...who else has some suggestions?
you have to much time on your hands....
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:55 AM
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Ya'll can do whatever you want, but I'm pretty comfortable with the old bike image. In fact, I prefer it.
The image of today's biker has already changed to the point of people not afraid of laughing at ya'll when you drop your bike at an intersection.
It is very hard for me to find something in common with someone who thinks his bike is "custom" because he got h-d limited addition paint job or think his chrome turd is soooo special because its a commemorative 37th anniversary of Willie G dropping 12oz hammer on his big toe.
Sorry folks, I will not be joining your revolution. It will be easier to cut off my arms than lazer off my ink .....
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:58 AM
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None of them know what a wrench is or how to use it???? You need to head to the Jockey Journal. Those kids are building some of the coolest bikes ive ever seen and using old HDs and Trumps to boot. They are taking styling from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s and putting their own spin on it with **** for a budget. What they cant afford they are making and doing a hell of a job.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:03 PM
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Yeah most kids I know have more ink than me! As far as wrenching some kids do and some don't just like some old men do and some don't. I know this thread is light hearted though
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:03 PM
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"WHY"
I have Tats from the 70's, 80's 90's 00's
I have cleaned up a little, I no longer where my Levis for 5 years straight.
I still have my Grey Beard, to me it says, Im still here....
No long hair, short, don't like helmet head and it's a USMC thing....
And if have not noticed the image is changing, Kids riding with Tennis shoes....Shirts hanging out of there pants, baggy pants....
Went to a Chili cook off run last weekend, mostly MC members there....No sterotypical look, clen cut, beards, long hair short hair....Dynas with T-bars baggers the whole spectrim of style and looks....
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