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Old 01-11-2019, 10:38 AM
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If someone asked me to ride mine because they are considering buying one, I would more likely than not, tell them mine is not for sale but just about every dealer has at least a few that are and they should be happy to let them ride one.
 
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I let my kids, my nieces and nephews and friends kids sit on my bike , sometimes I even start it and let them twist the throttle. I've also let kids who asked me to sit on my bike when out on a ride do it as well, as long as their parents were ok with it.

I've switched off bikes with my buddies on rides just to test them out.

My Glide has nicks , scratches and dings. It gets ridden all year (except if there is ice or too much salt).

To me it is a great ride and I love it, but it is not a show bike or a piece of Garage Art and I don't thibnk of it or treat it that way.
 
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1. Only people I trust are my two friends and one has a SG and the other has a RG
2. Never been asked. But the answer would be no. Except for my son. Who is 3:
 

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1) This is a very small circle of people. These are the people that I know beyond a shadow of doubt can pay for the entire bike in a worst case possible scenario.

2) Family and close friends that also ride.
 
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I let my kids, my nieces and nephews and friends kids sit on my bike , sometimes I even start it and let them twist the throttle. I've also let kids who asked me to sit on my bike when out on a ride do it as well, as long as their parents were ok with it.

I've switched off bikes with my buddies on rides just to test them out.

My Glide has nicks , scratches and dings. It gets ridden all year (except if there is ice or too much salt).

To me it is a great ride and I love it, but it is not a show bike or a piece of Garage Art and I don't thibnk of it or treat it that way.
Mine is far from pretty and I consider it transportation that happens to make me smile. I donít think of it as a show bike, or garage art and I also donít allow anybodyís *** but mine to sit on it.
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:58 AM
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Why care WTF others think, it's your bike, do what you want to with it, you don't need approval from anyone here. Several folks have ridden my bike, one the oldest daughter has ridden my bike, I don't need to be scared something might happen to it, it's just a bike.
 
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I will let a couple of riding buddies, that I know can pony up for damages. But their riding skills are top notch, so I don't worry about it. A stranger, never.
 
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#1, One. Only one. My son in law, who is a great guy and has ridden Harleys for years, came to visit us in Arizona. I knew he wanted to ride up the mountain to Jerome. I loaned him my 09 EG and followed on my KLR. He understood why I offered: he takes care of my daughter.

#2. Nope
 
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I don't have a lot of friends, but the ones I have are welcome to anything I own, to include my motorcycle.

Anyone that asks to sit on my motorcycle will likely be able to do so. I wouldn't appreciate someone helping themselves to it without being respectful enough to ask.
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:18 AM
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A question to the op...how are people getting on your bike if you're telling them to swing their leg high over the gas tank? Am I missing something or not reading that right? And the answer to both questions is #1 No and #2 Maybe a cute woman ...if the old lady wasn't around.
 

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