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chockman
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Ok we learned yesterday that nice Mustangs me be a target for thieves. What about the subject of nice Harleys ?

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Topic starter Posted : August 25, 2009 8:58 pm
lc98
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They're a target for rust. 😉

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Posted : August 25, 2009 9:00 pm
sewbtc
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Trade ya the Mustang for it? Hmm, where will I hide my gun and system though? 😛

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Posted : August 25, 2009 9:10 pm
chockman
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It has it's own system. She is a lot of bike for a small island,but I really like her.

What is not a Target for rust down there. I remember the old cars of the 70' as a kid living on St John. You want to talk about rust buckets ?

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Topic starter Posted : August 25, 2009 9:16 pm
sewbtc
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What I can't figure out is - on an island the size of St. Croix, where do they hide said "targets" when they obtain them????

When we lived there in 2007, we tried to befriend some of the island's more seedy individuals so that we ourselves wouldn't likely become their target. Somehow, I think it worked......remember Dennis?

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Posted : August 25, 2009 9:22 pm
lc98
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Chockman, you are absolutely right -- everything! Turtle Wax will help protect any painted metal, including household appliances, but that chrome will pit faster than you can finish cleaning it. Me, I'd rather ride than polish. 😀

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Posted : August 25, 2009 9:41 pm
trw
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it all goes into containers bound for dominica or st lucia

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Posted : August 25, 2009 9:43 pm
Lizard
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About Two years ago, there was a group of riders about Twenty (20)all Harley riders and they had a dinner ride to Tutu Bene. They all lived on the island (STX) and would get together and ride on different day's. They were not a HOG Chapter or MC. They did have a guy on the island that could service the bikes and get parts. I don't know where they park for security against theft, because you never see them parked outside of a house or condo complex, but they are there. There are a lot of sport bike's on the island, you see them all the time. There is a guy on this forum Marty who's ride i believe is a "sportster" on stt. He might know some of the riders on STX. Hey Marty jump in.

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Posted : August 25, 2009 10:06 pm
Trade
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Harley riders bring their bikes on cruise ships occasionally. It's organized groups. I can't remember the ship they use but they've come frequently to STT.

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Posted : August 25, 2009 10:30 pm
lc98
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Trade, is this the one you're thinking of? http://www.cruise-eta.com/motorcyclecruise.htm

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Posted : August 25, 2009 11:07 pm
Trade
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Looks like it! 🙂

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Posted : August 25, 2009 11:18 pm
stxem
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They hide cars deep in the bush where it is hard to find them. Plenty of space in the bush for hiding cars on this island. Some of the more desirable cars for parts (like my poor 1990 Bronco, RIP) get stripped after a couple days of being hidden in the bush when they are a little less hot. Or the car (often the more "popular" cars like Honda, Acura etc) get sent to body/paint stores and get repainted, new plates etc...

The police doesn't have a stolen cars department anymore, but they do have a taskforce of police officers who like to go around looking for stolen cars on their own spare time. I kid you not, this came from the mouth of a an actual VIPD officer. Apparently they are pretty good at it when they actually are out there looking.

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Posted : August 26, 2009 3:27 am
rotorhead
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It's funny to hear this because I fly around the island very frequently. I see many cars hidden in the bush. I used to call the police department and report them. I even reported one that was still burning where it had been torched. The police department really doesn't care. They don't even want to take the information when I call.

John

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Posted : August 26, 2009 3:32 am
East Ender
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To me, Harleys are the land equivalent of PWC. 😛

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Posted : August 26, 2009 11:15 am
Trade
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What's PWC, EE? (I gather it's not good. LOL)

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Posted : August 26, 2009 11:53 am
Ronnie
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And who would steal a Harley?

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Posted : August 26, 2009 1:50 pm
East Ender
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Trade: Personal Water Craft or jet ski. (td)

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Posted : August 26, 2009 9:02 pm
Trade
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Ahhh, gotcha. I hate jet skis. Actually, I'm against the hot dogs that become water terrorists.

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Posted : August 26, 2009 9:24 pm
East Ender
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Amen.8-)

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Posted : August 27, 2009 1:10 am
dougtamjj
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Aww guys. I love to ride jet skis. Never around people though and there are some quiet ones out now. I'm a hot dog but not a water terrorist. 😎

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Posted : August 27, 2009 1:14 am
Trade
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Yeah, yeah, that's what they all say. :@) Did you ever watch the cop show where they patrol that lake in Arizona with all the drunk college kids?

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Posted : August 27, 2009 10:04 am
Jules
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EE-- I'm not very fond of motorcycles or PWCs either.

I'm bummed because someone in my neighborhood apparently just got some type of insane fartmobile-- sounds like a fat hawg-- and he/she takes great delight in BlatBlatBlatting around, idling and revving. I haven't actually seen it but its loud enough to make phone conversation difficult when it is around. On Sundays it's gonna be dueling noise pollution if the PWC Posse comes RRRrrrrRRRrrrrrRRRrrrrr-ing across the water on their way to Magens when the Fartmobile is out and about.

Here's a nice quote from someone complaining about loud bikes:

"The ungodly racket from motorcycles is a form of infantile attention seeking deeply rooted in childhood issues. Perhaps their mommies didn't change them quickly enough when they didn't cry loudly enough."

I'm not opposed to motorcycles, just the unnecessarily loud ones.

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Posted : August 27, 2009 6:33 pm
DUN
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They don`t need to be that loud.
Though, I can understand wanting to hear the precision of a well balanced/tuned engine, it`s like a symphony (I know the difference, I was a cellist for 8 years in school).

IMO you can still hear & enjoy your engine through a finely tuned (and not so loud exhaust).

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Posted : August 27, 2009 9:46 pm
Marty on STT
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I am going to only make this one comment on this thread, as I see how some people have varying opinions on the subject....Harley's are not stolen here anywhere near the degree that rice burners are, due to the fact that Jap bikes are more popular here in the Caribbean...hence, the 'supply and demand' thing...Haley's just aren't targeted here...plus, us HD fellows are generally less tolerant of people stealing our rides than the rest of the population (nice way of saying that the thieves know that they are risking their very lives when they try to take a Harley)...and, regarding noise, the general population here, and in the States, are automobile drivers and they don't keep a sharp eye out for 'cycle riders...the more noise you make, the safer you will be, as the sound may draw the attention of someone that may not have been paying close attention ('Loud Pipes Save Lives' is a very popular saying)...the kids driving around in their tiny cars with very loud exhaust and very loud stereos tend to disturb more people than loud bikes do, but they are more 'tolerated' than us bikers...why? I have no idea...

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Posted : August 28, 2009 12:11 pm
chockman
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Marty you have said many things I agree with,We don't dial 911. As for the loud pipe issue,she is loud and proud to be American. I have learned to respect other peoples noise issues but if it bothers you at just idle,oh well. The add ons I have made to the stereo will really hurt some feelings.

Can anyone say Poker run,ending with a neighbor hood burn out contest ? No matter how much we try to listen to and respect other peoples noise ideas,we can never win,so we continue to fight.

I find it funny as hell that all these people are pushing fuel economy and all of these green issues can still find things to bitch about even though we are the one's who elect to ride in continuous 100 degree heat to, I don't want talk about winter. They are wining all of there green BS and they are not satisfied with that. I guess we will have to buy a horse and start recycling horse poop,you know to combat the greenhouse gas effects. There is an old Muddy Waters song that comes to mind when trying to talk to some people. Some people "Ain't never satisfied " .

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Topic starter Posted : August 28, 2009 1:56 pm
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