I find this thread interesting. On a Harley site we seem to give the Goldwing respect as a nice well made bike, just not for us.
You'll never hear those kind of props about a Harley on a Goldwing site. Just constant disrespect. Could it be that Harley owners are just that much more secure in their ownership in being able to recognize other brands without trashing them? You guys make me proud sometimes.
Beau, you speak the truth. In a locl Powersport store a few months back and got into a conversation about a Kawasaki Vulcan with an old guy. We were having a pleasent conversation, discussing road trips, motor oils and restaurants. Got to the point in the conversation where he asked what I ride....pointed out the door and told him .."that Harley"..he squinted his eyes at me and, without saying a word walked away. Not another word was spoken. I actually started laughing as he walked away..couldn't believe it.
IMO most guys don't care what you ride, why Harleys bothered this old guy so much, I couldn't tell you. I don't have the time or the inclination to exclude anyone simply based on what brand they ride.