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#3394064 - 06/10/14 02:37 PM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
rossn2 Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 373
Loc: Kempner Texas
I always thought a Rider was my passenger???
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#3394357 - 06/10/14 09:06 PM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
LoneRanger Offline

Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 2016
Loc: Midwest

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'13 Ducati Multistrada 1200 (Spectro Platinum 15W50)

#3394369 - 06/10/14 09:18 PM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
Joe_Power Offline

Registered: 04/18/13
Posts: 557
Loc: USA - Coast to Coast, Border t...
You tell me. I have over 200K miles on several motorcycles, from my first, a 1979 HD Wideglide, to what I'm currently on, a 2011 HD Streetglide. Been coast to coast, Canada, The Keys, Cali to Maine. Also have been on countless poker runs and day trips.
2011 Jeep Wrangler
2015 Chevrolet 2500HD LTZ
2011 Harley Davidson FLHX

Common sense is a flower that doesn't bloom in very many Bitoger's gardens.

#3394453 - 06/10/14 11:32 PM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
feliz Offline

Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 9
Loc: Vancouver Canada
That's too much thinking!! I have four bikes, ride because I enjoy motorcycles and riding them. I avoid Starbucks and could care less what I look like. I have never bought anything Joe Rocket or Icon. I have a dual sport and as an earlier poster said, they're the funnest.

#3394585 - 06/11/14 07:33 AM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
kmrcstintn Offline

Registered: 05/11/06
Posts: 420
Loc: Palmyra, PA
I'll nibble a bit...

I've only been riding since mid-2011...scooter, first, interjecting motorcycle, then more motorcycle with some scooter, and currently motorcycle only; I'm no biker...i'm no scooterist...I'm a rider (as in I enjoy riding without the stereotypical labeling that is associated with the different subgroups)
2015 Jeep Patriot Sport (2.4L 4-cyl), 2009 Suzuki GZ250 (249cc air-cooled single cylinder), 2006 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (745cc liquid-cooled v twin)

#3394873 - 06/11/14 02:32 PM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: sunruh]
williestreet Offline

Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 30
Loc: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Originally Posted By: sunruh
D none of the above

i am a RACER!

I have had Sportbikes, cruisers, a Harley, BMW's, Dualsports,MX bikes over the last 25 years and wouldn't call myself a biker or rider. Don't really care what someone else wants to call me.

After I started Roadracing 12 years ago the only street riding I do is commuting to work on my KLR. I don't think I have taken a pleasure ride in the last two or three years.

The only thing I want to be called, is to the Podium smile

#3395343 - 06/12/14 06:27 AM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
Smoky14 Offline

Registered: 04/23/03
Posts: 1098
Loc: Nowhere NM
I'm a motorcycle enthusiast. Have been since 1950.

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#3395463 - 06/12/14 09:10 AM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
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Enthusiast. If it has two has my attention.

#3395738 - 06/12/14 02:13 PM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
john_pifer Offline

Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 821
Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis
I know a rider when I see one, and I know a non-rider when I see him, too
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#3397052 - 06/13/14 10:44 PM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
Panzerman Offline

Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 2763
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
I think the big difference is if you know about the motorcycle and how it works or do you just sit on it and when it stops, do you call somebody to come fix it. I am in "costume" capital of Daytona Beach. I see a lot of Bikers cant even change their oil and the chain thingy-yuk? I am a rider.
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#3407061 - 06/25/14 09:02 PM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: 02SE]
OtisBlkR1 Offline

Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 3191
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: 02SE
I am a Motorcyclist. I've ridden a variety of Motorcycles on dirt trails to Roadracing tracks, and all kinds of roads in-between. I choose to live a life painted in bright, bold colors, and amazing experiences. Not huddled at home living a drab, gray existence, afraid to enjoy life.

I'm also a registered Organ Donor, as noted on my Drivers License. The life saved by a registered Organ Donor, may be your own or that of someone you love.

well said +1
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#3407119 - 06/25/14 09:55 PM Re: Are you a Biker or Rider??? [Re: BusyLittleShop]
Cujet Offline

Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 5091
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
I'm 50, first dirt bike at 7. Been a dirt rider ever since. It's my first love. I also have a SV1000s Suzuki that I occasionally ride. Still more interested in the dirt bike stuff. My current bike is a KTM 380EXC with tag! What fun!!!

Does that make me a true filthy biker? Yes, I think it does...

As for the HD brand, not for me, unless it's a Buell Ulysses.
Turbo's rule.

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