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Old 02-11-2018, 09:06 AM   #1335
captainhook455
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Most motorcycle manufacturers made bicycles. As engine manufacturing improved they were applied to bicycles. Obviously the frames of bicycles at that time couldn't handle the stress of an engine.

The engines weren't hard to kick over so a bicycle pedal was adequate. As cc's increased something heavy duty was made.

I imagine if the foreign manufacturers hadn't put electric start on their bikes we would still be kick starting our Harley's. Don't get me wrong I love mine, but Harley seems to wait 20 yrs to see what the Japanese have done.

Their worst mistake is the abs system. The fluid has to be purged every 2 yrs or the modules will corrode. Whats with that shit? Do you think they would fix this defect on their own. Oh hell no. 177,500 bike owners are being recalled, because of insistence by Uncle Sam.
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