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    BREAKING NEWS:Harley Davidson closing a plant due to declining sales.

    Apparently the Baby-Boomers all have motorcycles, Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any at all. A recent study was done to find out why. Here are the reasons why Millennials don't ride motorcycles:
    1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.
    2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on.
    3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving.
    4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one.
    5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped.
    6. Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.
    7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning.
    8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get educated in gender studies .
    9. They are allergic to fresh air.
    10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes.
    11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil.
    12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen.
    13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch.
    14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding.
    15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did.
    16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes.
    17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield.
    18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up.
    19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face.
    20. They would need to upgrade before the in-transit expired.
    21. It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water.
    22. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy.

    Makes perfect sense to me!!

    The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot -
    the guy who invented the second one... he was the genius!


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    You know, this would be funny if not so true!!!!!!

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    I started to laugh, then got to thinking.
    Well what I came up with is half of this is true.
    You fill in which you think it is.
    I know which ones I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGLRY View Post
    Apparently the Baby-Boomers all have motorcycles, Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any at all. A recent study was done to find out why. Here are the reasons why Millennials don't ride motorcycles:
    1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.
    2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on.
    3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving.
    4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one.
    5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped.
    6. Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.
    7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning.
    8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get educated in gender studies .
    9. They are allergic to fresh air.
    10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes.
    11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil.
    12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen.
    13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch.
    14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding.
    15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did.
    16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes.
    17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield.
    18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up.
    19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face.
    20. They would need to upgrade before the in-transit expired.
    21. It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water.
    22. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy.

    Makes perfect sense to me!!
    While I agree with most of what you say, My over 60, retired Navy chief, disabled Vet WIFE has a Spyder with three wheels, reverse, power steering and a semi-auto transmission ..... So #5, 13, 15, 16 and #18 are really not relevant ....

    She is not a millennial by any stretch of the imagination, as anyone who has ever crossed her has found out she is a true "NAVY CHIEF" !!! She has melted more than a few "bad-ass bikers" as well as the odd snowflake here and there.

    Remember Larry, You and I are pretty close to the same size, and she keep me in check ....


    2013 F6B
    2016 Spyder F3 Ltd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navvet View Post
    While I agree with most of what you say, My over 60, retired Navy chief, disabled Vet WIFE has a Spyder with three wheels, reverse, power steering and a semi-auto transmission ..... So #5, 13, 15, 16 and #18 are really not relevant ....

    She is not a millennial by any stretch of the imagination, as anyone who has ever crossed her has found out she is a true "NAVY CHIEF" !!! She has melted more than a few "bad-ass bikers" as well as the odd snowflake here and there.

    Remember Larry, You and I are pretty close to the same size, and she keep me in check :
    sounds like a keeper to me.

    The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot -
    the guy who invented the second one... he was the genius!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGLRY View Post
    sounds like a keeper to me.


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    Millennials...Some people get on their knees and beg you to hate them. I must say though they do love dogs and usually adopt shelter dogs so there is one saving grace about them.
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