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    The man with the plan  The First 100 TX Wide Glide's Avatar
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    Question about clubs and engine sizes

    I was reading another post and it said they accept anyone that has an engine larger than 450. I am guessing it is so the people can keep up with the other riders? If I am wrong, can someone fill me in on why they have an engine size requirement? Just curious I guess.

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    Your most likely right about the motor size and ability to keep up. Most clubs/organizations ect. require the ability to ride safely at highway speeds.
    Also 450cc alows smaller riders and new riders to participate while not having a bike that is too big for them.

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    Yes CC size is important if a bike cant keep at highway speeds for long it becomes a danger to all involved in the ride. Just think about 190 at 17:15 you need to be able to keep up with traffic at least.

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    yes the engine size is important in regards to being able to keep up with group
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    "It's NOT tha' size, but what you can DO with it!"... Oh,wait... Different post =) Most MC's and RC's have a 500cc limit. The other guys above are correct; It's about keepin' up with a group. Your more "hard core" MC's and support clubs mandate American iron and your 1%ers mandate American iron, exclusively (at least in tha' States). Respects
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    Too funny Tom, I wounder if clubs will be changing American iron rules soon being there really is no true American made bikes.
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    Dennis, you are a BBBRRRAAAVVVEEEE man to even THINK about addressing the "made in America" topic. =) I use to argue and carry on back in tha' day about the number of Japanese made parts on your typical Harley, but the only thing the arguing accomplished was hurt feelings, increased blood pressure, and strained vocal chords. =) There's some folks who get downright unfriendly when this topic comes up. =) As for me? I'll ride anything that starts and goes...
    I've had Sportys and Shovels and a whole load of Jap bikes. Just recently had to decide between a very cool '72 Sportster hardtail bobber and a '82 Honda Goldwing, both selling for $2500.00. You look cool just standing NEXT to the Sporty, but I chose the wing ding because I need a bike I can throw a leg over and ride. Havin' said that, if'n it's MAN MADE then it can be MAN BROKEN so you won't get the "Harleys are a piece of crap" spiel from me. I've buddies with 150,000 mile Harleys and buddies who rode their "metric" a few thousand miles before needin' a new engine, so it's all relative if'n you ask me. =) Respects 'n take care out there. Tom
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    Is that purely a cruiser thing? I have a good buddy with a 250 who has no problems at all keeping up in the twisties... Oh wait you said highway speeds. I forgot that highways are generally straight.

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    "...I forgot that highways are generally straight." LOL! =) Yeah, I would say it's a "cruiser thang" =) There's a lot of animosity out there about "Joe Racer" and his "Rice Rocket" in the cruiser/ Harley crowd. I personally don't understand it, but then I don't give two craps what anybody rides. IMO, Freedom to choose is what makes our defunct, dysfunctional country one of the greatest in tha' world. For me, the brand, shape or size doesn't matter because it's all tha' same wind and gettin in tha' breeze is what trips MY trigger. =)
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