If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Wisconsin State Journal)   Harley-Davidson joins GM bandwagon, recalls over 66,000 penis compensation devices   (host.madison.com) divider line 28
    More: Sad, Harley-Davidson, motorcycles  
•       •       •

567 clicks; posted to Business » on 10 Jul 2014 at 2:18 PM (23 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



28 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-07-10 01:08:32 PM  
Points from the article...

Motorcycles with anti-lock brakes built between July 1, 2013, and May 7, 2014, are included in the recall.
Harley-Davidson Inc. says the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame. That could cause front brake fluid pressure to increase, increasing the risk that the front wheel could lock up while riding.
The company knows of five crashes and two minor injuries related to the defect, which it discovered last fall through warranty claims.


 
What the fark Motor Company?  Are you TRYING to kill your customers?

Front brake lock = highside
Most Harley riders do not wear helmets...

You waited 9 farking months AND kept production running while you knew about the problem?\\
 
2014-07-10 02:22:43 PM  
Seeing that the majority of cruiser bikes copy Harley's style to a greater or lesser extent, then they are all penis compensation devices.
 
2014-07-10 02:25:24 PM  
baka-san: 
 
What the fark Motor Company?  Are you TRYING to kill your customers?

Front brake lock = highside
Most Harley riders do not wear helmets...

You waited 9 farking months AND kept production running while you knew about the problem?\\


Reminds me of the spoke jam maneuver from Road Rash 64.
 
2014-07-10 02:27:40 PM  
"Vroom vroom!  I'm a rebel!  But only on the weekends, and only when the weather's nice!  I'm taking my bike to Sturgis on a trailer!  Look at my official Barbie Davidson chrome valve stem caps with the flaming skull logo!  I'm a rebel!  Yeah!"
 
2014-07-10 02:30:01 PM  

Robo Beat: "Vroom vroom!  I'm a rebel!  But only on the weekends, and only when the weather's nice!  I'm taking my bike to Sturgis on a trailer!  Look at my official Barbie Davidson chrome valve stem caps with the flaming skull logo!  I'm a rebel!  Yeah!"


It's funny cuz motorcycles are lame.
 
2014-07-10 02:38:45 PM  
"Dear Tumblr,

I hate how these stupid cagers don't look out for us cool, awesome motorcyclists. I was going 90 in a 45 zone, weaving in and out of lanes, and some idiot came barreling through a green light right toward me! I never felt so afraid for my life. I went home and decided to make my exhaust sound even louder. That's sure to make people notice me. I'll make sure to rev my engine extra loud next time I'm at a red light... if I decide the red light is worth stopping at. LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES!"

---

"Dear Tumblr,

Cagers are so stupid. The other day I was riding along and I saw a car about a half-mile away. I'm pretty sure it was parked in a parking spot and nobody was actually in it, but it made me soooo mad. Stupid cagers need to realize this is our road. And how come the local pizza joint doesn't have motorcycle parking? The owner says he doesn't have any parking spaces at all except the employee one in the back, and I have to use the municipal parking down the street. But I think he's just a stupid cager, jealous of how awesome I am. Well, it's almost 5:30. Time to go over to the drive-thru restaurant and rev my bike really loud so people can't make orders."

---

"Dear Tumblr,

I'm leaving my wife. First she claims I'm a completely different person ever since I got this bike for my 55th birthday. Uh, yeah. Because I'm no longer constrained by the laws of normal men. I'm a hardcore biker now. Then she says I need to stop calling people in cars 'cagers,' especially since I drive a minivan five days a week. I only drive a minivan because that's what  the man is making me drive. But the last straw came last night. She said she wishes I'd drive the speed limit instead of going 105 in a school zone. She told me she's really worried about me, and then she said she got me something. I was hoping it'd be a new set of Snap-On tools or maybe some saddlebags for my bike. But it was a helmet. A helmet! Do I look like I need a helmet?! That's only for people who don't know how to ride. I've had this bike three whole weeks, and I know what I'm doing."
 
2014-07-10 02:49:38 PM  

baka-san: Most Harley riders do not wear helmets.


By my count, 20 of the 50 states require helmets for all riders, regardless of age.  Hard to say that most Harley riders don't wear helmets when it's mandatory in 40% of the states, including some of the most populous ones (California and New York).
 
2014-07-10 02:51:02 PM  
To Wave or Not to Wave

By Shalom Auslander

I love motorcycles, and I love riding. Like many of you, what first drew me to bikes was not just the experience of riding, but the feeling that I'd become part of a special community--a brotherhood, really. Nothing calms me more than a long ride down the interstate, waving to the members of my beloved clan. Except when I pass Harley guys. I hate Harley guys. Hate, hate, hate. When they pass me on the highway, you know what I do? I don't wave.
With their little tassle handlebars and the studded luggage and the half-helmets--God, they drive me crazy.

You know who else I hate? BMW guys. Oh, I do hate those guys. I don't wave at them, either. They think they're so great, sitting all upright, with their 180-degree German engines. God, I hate them. They're almost as bad as those old bastards on their touring motorcycles. You know what I call those bikes?
"Two-wheeled couches!" Get it? Because they're so big. They drive around like they've got all day. Appreciate the scenery somewhere else, Grandpa, and while you're at it, I'm not waving to you.

Ducati guys--I don't wave at them either. Why don't they spend a little more money on their bikes? "You can have it in any color you want, as long as it's red." Aren't you cool! Like they even know what a desmo-whatever engine is, anyway. Try finding the battery, you Italian-wannabe racers! I never, ever wave at those guys.

Suzuki guys aren't much better, which is why I never wave at them, either.
They always have those stupid helmets sitting on top of their stupid heads, and God forbid they should wear any safety gear. They make me so mad.
Sometimes they'll speed by and look over at me and you know what I do? I don't wave. I just keep on going. Please, don't get me started on Kawasaki guys. Ninjas? What are you, twelve years old? Team Green my ass. I never wave at Kawasaki guys.

I ride a Honda, and I'll only wave at Honda guys, but even then, I'll never wave at a guy in full leathers. Never, never, never. Yeah, like you're going to get your knee down on the New York Thruway. Nice crotch, by the way. Guys in full leathers will never get a wave from me, and by the way, neither will the guys in two-piece leathers. And I'll tell you who else I'm not waving at
-- those guys with the helmets with the loud paint jobs. Four pounds of paint on a two pound helmet - like I'm going to wave back to that! I'll also never wave at someone with a mirrored visor. Or helmet stickers. Or racing gloves.
Or hiking boots.

To me, motorcycling is a like a family, a close-knit brotherhood of people who ride Hondas, wear jeans and a leather jacket (not Vanson) with regular gloves and a solid-color helmet with a clear visor, no stickers, no racing gloves and regular boots (not Timberlands). And isn't that what really makes riding so special?
 
2014-07-10 02:53:30 PM  
It takes a lot of work to de-tune your motor to get the harley fart just right. Also they're extremely uncomfortable, inefficient and slow. Most people who buy a harley at age 50 would really enjoy a Gold Wing much more.
 
hej
2014-07-10 02:56:36 PM  

Kurmudgeon: Seeing that the majority of cruiser bikes copy Harley's style to a greater or lesser extent, then they are all penis compensation devices.


The penis compensation comes from deafening levels of attentionwhoreness.  My personal observations are that Harley has got a monopoly on that one.
 
2014-07-10 02:57:21 PM  

phlegmmo: Ducati guys--I don't wave at them either. Why don't they spend a little more money on their bikes? "You can have it in any color you want, as long as it's red."


Mine is blue.
 
2014-07-10 02:57:49 PM  

baka-san: Front brake lock = highside


It's hard to imagine a scenario in which a front skid would lead to a highside. By definition, a highside occurs when regaining traction at the rear after the bike has skewed; a front contact patch loss of traction would lead to a lowside drop.

On the other hand, skidding the rear wheel until such a point where the rear is cambered or skewed relative to the front and then releasing the brake will generally lead to the bike regaining traction while out of sorts, at which point it will straighten itself out -- via a highside tumble.
 
2014-07-10 02:58:57 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: It takes a lot of work to de-tune your motor to get the harley fart just right. Also they're extremely uncomfortable, inefficient and slow. Most people who buy a harley at age 50 would really enjoy a Gold Wing much more.


But then how would they be able to make believe that they're Peter Fonda in  Easy Rider and not just a middle manager in Accounts Receivable?  And what would they do with all of the time they wouldn't have to spend polishing all those chrome-plated doo-dads?
 
2014-07-10 03:05:57 PM  

Robo Beat: And what would they do with all of the time they wouldn't have to spend polishing all those chrome-plated doo-dads?


Well, my Dad who is an old fart who rides a big old Kawi cruiser spends his time making fun of his Harley buddies while they work on their bikes.
 
wee
2014-07-10 03:35:24 PM  
Here's my subby impersonation: "Stop liking what I like!"
 
2014-07-10 04:03:46 PM  

baka-san: What the fark Motor Company? Are you TRYING to kill your customers?


For Harley Davidson, I'm okay with this.

/ in fact, I encourage it
 
2014-07-10 04:17:25 PM  
baka-san:Most Harley riders do not wear helmets...

That's because all Harley owners don't have anything that a helmit would protect.
 
2014-07-10 04:18:04 PM  
*helmet
 
2014-07-10 07:55:10 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: It takes a lot of work to de-tune your motor to get the harley fart just right. Also they're extremely uncomfortable, inefficient and slow. Most people who buy a harley at age 50 would really enjoy a Gold Wing much more.


I never de-tuned mine. I put a better carb, air cleaner kit and exhaust on it. Couple other functional items too. That's about it. Mine is comfortable to ride, gets 51mpg and tops out at 110mph.

It's not a cruiser either, just a standard motorcycle, almost no chrome, nothing flashy about it... I didn't buy it because it was a Harley. I bought it because it was two years old, a one owner bike with less than 3000 miles and was only $5k.

I don't work on it other than standard maintenance and the occasional power wash. I don't wear Harley gear or leather stuff that looks a few hours old either. Most of my gear is old. Also been told I don't look like a "Harley douche". I have two helmets, a half helmet for local riding and a full face for travel or highway riding. I've ridden bikes my entire life and use them for what they are. efficient modes of transportation.
 
2014-07-10 09:46:33 PM  
Harley Davidson riders are idiots ... super-functional retards. Sometimes I wonder why they don't make ass helmets, because that's really where their brains are.
 
2014-07-10 10:42:42 PM  
Was driving on the freeway today and passed a Harley rider who went above and beyond beinga true asshole.  It wasn't the sound of his muzzle exhaust drowning out my glorious Testament CD (The Formation of Damnation, highly recommended).  No, it was his farking STEREO system cranked up loud enough to overcome his shiatty exhaust noise.

Good god, is there no end to how assholey these assholes can become?
 
2014-07-10 11:20:28 PM  
I swear... My favorite thing on Fark is peoples irrational hatred for other peoples modes of transport.

/fark hatch backs!
 
2014-07-10 11:58:59 PM  
A koan for Farkers, especially my fellow 'liters:

When I pass bikers in my Sentra, I make a point to wave. I used to ride,and appreciate the camaraderie.

The question is this. Who is the tool, I for waving, or are the 3 or 4 bikers who've waved back at me, in my Sentra?

/2001 Yamaha V-Star Classic

//2007 FLHPI
 
2014-07-11 01:12:45 AM  

NEPAman: A koan for Farkers, especially my fellow 'liters:

When I pass bikers in my Sentra, I make a point to wave. I used to ride,and appreciate the camaraderie.

The question is this. Who is the tool, I for waving, or are the 3 or 4 bikers who've waved back at me, in my Sentra?

/2001 Yamaha V-Star Classic

//2007 FLHPI


"There is no tool"
 
2014-07-11 09:52:33 AM  

wee: Here's my subby impersonation: "Stop liking what I like!"


I was thinking subby had hit on a troll headline that would have all sorts of angry posts but pretty quiet.
 
2014-07-11 10:33:27 AM  

Snotnose: Was driving on the freeway today and passed a Harley rider who went above and beyond beinga true asshole.  It wasn't the sound of his muzzle exhaust drowning out my glorious Testament CD (The Formation of Damnation, highly recommended).  No, it was his farking STEREO system cranked up loud enough to overcome his shiatty exhaust noise.

Good god, is there no end to how assholey these assholes can become?


Says the douchebag trumpeting some shiatty, second rate "band"....fark you.
 
2014-07-11 02:21:01 PM  
I'm going to go downstairs and hug my 30 year old Virago.
 
2014-07-11 03:44:23 PM  
I'd also like to thank you farkers for the hearing loss when one of you "rebels" roars by on your bike while I'm waiting for the bus.

Honestly, put a muffler on that shiat.
 
Displayed 28 of 28 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report