posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 06:50 AM
reply to post by phroziac
Here in Oz some states are thinking of mandating dayglo/reflective clothing.. 5 pieces.. Pants, Jacket, Boots, Gloves and Helmet. I emailed them to
say they will make me an outlaw rider because I will never wear that shyte.
I figure my bike is brightly painted, has tons of chrome that sparkles very brightly, and we have been forced by law to ride with headlights on since
the 90's or so... in my mind I am seen, and heard. I know, coz everyone who cuts me off is looking at the bike.
Back in the 70's in South Australia you were allowed to ride without a helmet up to 30mph.. and I took advantage of that in Summer.. a Lot!
Nanny States.. I despise it and everyone thinks I'm nuts when I speak about it.
Anyway... feel a bit sorry for the "only on a Harley" types. No good to you if it's sitting broken down in the shed is it ?.. or the brakes are
garbage... (insert your own additions here). I ride a Japarharley these days.. best bike I ever owned. As reliable as a Toyota every day, looks like
something from the 40's... oh.. and only a fifth the price of the comparative Harley.
Oops.. sorry to rant a bit.