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So my bike broke down today. Nothing major, just a dead battery. There must have been 50 bikes ride right past us, save one guy. He was a really cool cat on an old bonnie that stopped and asked if I needed help. I thought that was really cool. Just another reason why I like the brand and MOST of the people that ride it.
 

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smashtime said:
So my bike broke down today. Nothing major, just a dead battery. There must have been 50 bikes ride right past us, save one guy. He was a really cool cat on an old bonnie that stopped and asked if I needed help. I thought that was really cool. Just another reason why I like the brand and MOST of the people that ride it.
Old Bonnies require that you keep your Karma balance proper. Ask me how I know. :drink:

People just don't stop to help like they used to. I think it's something in the upholstering of SUV's.
 

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Must be the thing,I pretty much stop all the time as well.Although I once stopped to see if a guy needed any help with his Harley tractorson and he didn't even respond when I asked if he needed a hand,what a Ponce.
I was on the rocket 111 then so when I left I mad sure the front wheel carried some air for a while ;D
 

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... I think it's something in the upholstering of SUV's.
You may be on to something. ;D

As for others on bikes....not all are riders. There is a difference.
 

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That's interesting. I ALWAYS stop, especially if I have to turn around. It means I get to spend just a little bit longer in the saddle.

I don't really blame the Hardley crowd for not stopping though--they have such a hard time balancing and all. Besides, do you really want to take the chance of them running you over?

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Back in 83-4 i wrecked my brand new, ( 200 miles ) V4 Sabre in Vallejo, Ca. The only person that stopped was an old grizzled 1%er on an old Panhead hardtail. Sat me on the side of the road, pulled my bike over, gave me a smoke, and sat with me til Leo got there. It's the person not the bike.
 

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Back in 83-4 i wrecked my brand new, ( 200 miles ) V4 Sabre in Vallejo, Ca. The only person that stopped was an old grizzled 1%er on an old Panhead hardtail. Sat me on the side of the road, pulled my bike over, gave me a smoke, and sat with me til Leo got there. It's the person not the bike.
+1, when i used to ride a bonnie, i had an experience where i forgot to put the petcock back to full instead of reserve. i ran out of gas, and an old grizzler biker that looked like he was gonna kick my ass pulled over and asked if i was ok, i sheepishly told him what happened and he burst out laughing, at first i was a little incencsed about it. but then he said "man, i've been riding 40 years and still do it, then he pulled out a quart of gas from his pannier, dumped it in my tank and wished me well. i offered to follow him to a gas station and fill up his quart container, but he wouldn't have it, just told be to pay it forward, and off he went...really changed my oppinion of "harley riders".

although i do feel a greater association with triumph riders, my encounters with the dealership have been less than satisfactory. i don't think i'll buy another one, but i'll sure miss the folks.
 

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Maybe some of us (me included) need a real definition of a 1%er.
Wikipedia - [edit] One Percenters, Gangs and Outlaws
Motorcycle clubs are often perceived as criminal organizations or, at best, gangs of hoodlums or thugs by traditional society. This perception has been fueled by the movies, popular culture, and highly publicized isolated incidents, the earliest of which was a brawl in Hollister, California in 1947 between members of the Boozefighters MC (motto: a drinking club with a motorcycle problem) and the Pissed Off Bastards MC (precursor to the Hells Angels). The press asked the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) to comment, and their response was that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens, and the last one percent were outlaws. Thus was born the term, "one percenter".

During the 1940's and 1950's, at rallies and gatherings sponsored by the AMA, prizes were awarded for nicest club uniform, prettiest motorcycle, and so forth. Some clubs, however, rejected the clean-cut image and adopted the "one percenter" moniker, even going so far as to create a diamond (rhombus) shaped patch labeled "1%" to wear on their vests as a badge of honor. The 1% patch is also used to instill fear and respect from the general public and other motorcyclists. Other clubs wore (and still wear) upside down AMA patches. Another practice was to cut their one piece club patches into three or more pieces as a form of protest, which evolved into the current form of three piece colors worn by many MCs today.

One percent clubs point out that the term simply means that they are simply committed to "biking and brotherhood", where riding isn't a weekend activity, but a way of living. These clubs assert that local and national law enforcement agencies have co-opted the term to paint them as criminals.





The term is often misused and misunderstood. VERY few have actually ever met a 1%er. Hell, Ebay sells 1% patches like they are going out of style.
 

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+1 on that one....I am also having a hard time with the dealership...they seem a little apprehensive when I bring up warranty work, concerning the front brake issue...it kind of sucks because the sales people are pretty cool, its the service manager that seems a little abrasive...

About 4 weeks ago riding back from the bookstore on the 820 overpass over highway 26 in North Richland Hills I spoted two riders, a chick, very hot, but very tall, and her boyfriend. They were on Harley Customs...with gorgeous paint jobs and not too crazy on the chrome.

He couldn't get the bike started...it sounded like he was out of gas. He had just finished calling in a tow truck. I told him to rock the bike sideways and then try to start it. He managed to get it started. As I was leaving the lady was super nice and thanked me for stopping.

They passed me on the frontage road on my way back to Fort Worth and gave me a nice wave....

Thats what its all about....however...I have been broken down twice and I have yet to have a Fucker on a Harley stop, much less yell a nice...yehawwwww!!!
 

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I don't ride a Bonnie but my karma needs all the help it can get!!!! Therefore I always stop, no matter what kind of bike the other guy is riding. What goes around comes around.
 

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HA...i almost forgot that on the way up to NC on some back ass road there was a rocket on the side of the road and a man and a woman were up the hill approaching what looked like an old abandoned house...i stopped to see if they were alright...they looked kinda freaked out...i think that they pulled over to fuck...oh well i get point for stopping right? :horse:
 

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Oh God, that's awfull. I know Old people gotta fuck (right Limey?) but I still dont wanna hear about it.
 

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Basically had the same thing happen as jdonly1 did,stopped to see if the Harley rider was ok,got a grunt in reply,did a wheelstand as i left.Fn arrogant c*#nt. :popcorn:
 
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Maybe some of us (me included) need a real definition of a 1%er.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think back in the 50's a politian was asked what he was going to do about the bikie gangs, he said not to worry about them as they were only a 1% minority group. So the bikers jumped on it and have worn it proudly ever since.
 

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Bucket said:
Basically had the same thing happen as jdonly1 did,stopped to see if the Harley rider was ok,got a grunt in reply,did a wheelstand as i left.Fn arrogant c*#nt. :popcorn:
I got the same response from a Harley rider when I was working at the Triumph dealership. I off-handedly mentioned I started out on an 88 Sportster and an 85 Superglide and he perked right up. Sometimes you have to prove you're not a total twat/squid before some people will lighten up and drop their 'I'm a badass biker' front.
 

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Thats funny this weekend we took a ride to fort myers and I got tired of waving at Harley's and not get it back, and at one point I stopped to make a call and a million Harley's past me and not one stopped  some minutes later a squid /Zx pulls up and asked if I needed help!
 

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Thats funny this weekend we took a ride to fort myers and I got tired of waving at Harley's and not get it back, and at one point I stopped to make a call and a million Harley's past me and not one stopped some minutes later a squid /Zx pulls up and asked if I needed help!
Mate those big bloated things are like an oil tanker. They can't turn around and can't stop for fear they won't get started again :)

that said when I ran out of petrol in Jan on the Sprint the first bike along was a Harley and he stopped. But he was a realy rider (not 1%er) not a poseur.
 

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I ran out of gas on my 74 Trident years ago, and the first guys that stopped were Harley's. Gave me a beer bottles worth of gas and I was on my way. 8)
 
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