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    Harley Davidson Khon Kaen

    It looks as on though HD are opening a dealership store in Khon Kaen.

    It's located opposite Big C on the Mitthaphap Road.

    They were still fitting out when I saw it a couple of days ago, pretty impressive signage out front, should be a nice place for gays to meet up and discuss all things Harley

    I'll post some photo's soon, I should be passing there again in a couple of days.

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    And what bike do you ride Spin ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    should be a nice place for gays to meet up and discuss all things Harley


    You're gonna get some stick for that... (but, leather trousers and big mustaches do spring to mind.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    You're gonna get some stick for that..
    I meant to type "guys" but i think I'll leave it as it is



    Quote Originally Posted by Rogatm
    And what bike do you ride Spin ?
    Last road bike i had was a Honda Blackbird, currently focussing on motocross on a kx250 which is just a little bit safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Last road bike i had was a Honda Blackbird
    That's not a real bike. The power output is used for propelling the bike rather than making a loud noise!

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    There will be one opening in Koh Samui also at the beginning of the year (2011). As I understand they already sold 6 that have been delivered to their owners and the place hadnít officially opened up yet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post

    I'll post some photo's soon, I should be passing there again in a couple of days.

    Ask how much a brand new XR1200X is out the door.

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    It was mentioned on another thread... but, these just seem so much nicer in every way:




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    You know Buell went 'tits up' earlier this year, right?

    They were crap compared to what you could get from Japan (for less money), but it seemed like they may have actually been moving towards building a decent sportbike if they could have hung on for a few more years.
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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    ^ yeah, but that's a shame cause as yank bikes go (not very well...) they were nice/good.

    They had personality, like British bikes and Italian bikes of not long ago (i.e. they kept breaking down, but were an interesting alternative to Jap stuff...). Can you love an R1? Maybe, but a Triumph Speed Tripple is real love...

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    R1s haven't been 'lovable' since they changed the market with their debut in 1998- I loved my Hayabusa in 2000...

    Quirkiness and poor reliability don't make a bike lovable, imho- give me something that starts every time, doesn't need maintenance every 5K miles, and does the job it was intended for (and that sure wasn't Buell).

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    What a waste of money Harley's are in this country. Still, it's the punters money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    R1s haven't been 'lovable' since they changed the market with their debut in 1998- I loved my Hayabusa in 2000...

    Quirkiness and poor reliability don't make a bike lovable, imho- give me something that starts every time, doesn't need maintenance every 5K miles, and does the job it was intended for (and that sure wasn't Buell).
    But where's the romance??? Your relationship seems to be based on a quick bang!

    I don't know bikes too well, I've only had a couple (Japanese...), but Jap cars are boring; my crappy old Lotus or Fiat, which both broke down the whole time and were never likely to start in the mornings, were far more loveable than any Jap cars I've owned.

    I've used your argument with firends: that Jap bikes are just BETTER, but... where's the romance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    What a waste of money Harley's are in this country. Still, it's the punters money.
    You cannot put a price on image sabang, and that's what the Harley experience gives you.
    They make short fat old men into virile young gladiators, they deliver a dick lengthening noise and they don't challenge any riding skills, as well they drop 20 yrs off the riders age.
    A twenty year old mianoi has the same affect at probably about the same price.

    A miraculous transformation.
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    Theres a short, fat Chinese bloke- obviously with a bit of dosh- who I sometimes see in Ubon when I'm there on an infrequent night out. I get the idea he's out on the town most nights. Anyhow, he always seems to have a nice young boy on the back.

    Quite the virile young gladiator.
    probes Aliens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I've used your argument with firends: that Jap bikes are just BETTER, but... where's the romance?
    There is NOTHING romantic about sitting around on the side of the road dicking with a broken-down bike.

    I look at bikes from a performance aspect- I'd like them to be pretty (which my Busa was not), but they are tools to achieve a goal- to go fast around a corner, to flatten my eyeballs with massive acceleration, etc...

    If you consider a 200kg bike with 150+hp at the wheel boring (my Busa was 230kg and 175hp when I got done modding it- it would gear out at 194mph and run the 1/4 mile in 9.8s- new 1000cc Japanese sportbikes are limited to 186mph but they're much lighter and accelerate as fast or faster and handle way better), I don't know what you could possibly consider 'exciting'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    There will be one opening in Koh Samui also at the beginning of the year (2011). As I understand they already sold 6 that have been delivered to their owners and the place hadnít officially opened up yet.




    Wheres this bike for Sale ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogatm View Post
    Wheres this bike for Sale ?
    I know some girls in Patong who would torture you for a whole lot less money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogatm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    There will be one opening in Koh Samui also at the beginning of the year (2011). As I understand they already sold 6 that have been delivered to their owners and the place hadnít officially opened up yet.
    Wheres this bike for Sale ?
    Im gunna take a wild stab in the dark and suggest Koh Samui.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post



    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
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    There will be one opening in Koh Samui also at the beginning of the year (2011). As I understand they already sold 6 that have been delivered to their owners and the place hadnít officially opened up yet.
    Wheres this bike for Sale ?

    Im gunna take a wild stab in the dark and suggest Koh Samui.

    Southeast or southwest part of the island. Thereís a telephone number on the building. If I pass by there again (should be by Sunday), Iíll get it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    There is NOTHING romantic about sitting around on the side of the road dicking with a broken-down bike.
    There may be some element of truth in what you say; particularly as it tends to be late, raining and cold every time you break down...

    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    If you consider a 200kg bike with 150+hp at the wheel boring (my Busa was 230kg and 175hp when I got done modding it- it would gear out at 194mph and run the 1/4 mile in 9.8s- new 1000cc Japanese sportbikes are limited to 186mph but they're much lighter and accelerate as fast or faster and handle way better), I don't know what you could possibly consider 'exciting'.
    Again, it's hard to disagree, but I'd still rather have a Speed Tripple (even the older brake down versions; do the modern versions still break down - being a Triumph, they must mustn't they?).

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    There's nothing wrong with Triumphs from the last 15 years or so- the Speed Triple is a bit dated now (ever ridden one? The seat is a torture rack and it's nearly impossible to ride two-up unless your passenger is a spider monkey, but it's a torque-monster wheelie-machine), but it was a pretty cool bike in its day- triples in general sound great, but, again, you're giving up performance and will (usually) spend more money on a Triumph compared to what you can get from Japan (though that will be a twin or a four-banger).

    A new Speed Triple came out this year- the reviews are pretty decent and it's supposed to be much improved- I haven't ridden one and I don't know anyone who owns one, though (the Kawi Z1000 is cheaper and more powerful if you want the best bang-for-the-buck in a street-fighter style bike).

    I definitely see the appeal of certain models even if they under-perform a bit, but I have never seen the appeal of potential unreliability.
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    ^ I bought a Triumph Triple in 1999, the Trident which was a Speed Triple in a less-sporty style, faultless in the time I owned it, sold for a new 2005 Speed Four which I still own - stored with a friend in NZ. Again, apart from standard maintenance, tyres etc never a problem.
    The only non-standard expense on the S4 I have had was replacing the magnet thingees (too technical) inside the front hub that are sensors for the speedo. Cause - too many heavy landings from wheelies, only myself to blame. The S4 since replaced by the Street Triple 675 which has won a few Bike of the Year awards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    They make short fat old men into virile young gladiators, they deliver a dick lengthening noise and they don't challenge any riding skills, as well they drop 20 yrs off the riders age.
    sorry I don't fit your stereotype; 6'3, plenty of hair, and bought my first HD a few months before my 30th. Or would that be my 10th, then? Another one a few years later before switching to Triumphs.
    But have encountered plenty like you mention - so often saw used HDs in the dealers for sale, 2yrs old with 4000km on the clock, looking like they'd never been ridden in the rain (quite likely) sometimes with the extras of expensive genuine HD riding gear, like dress-up time for kids in some cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogatm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Wheres this bike for Sale ?

    The Harley Shop is within walking distance (South) from the Namuang Waterfalls on Koh Samui Island. The telephone number can be seen in the picture.


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