Surrounded by Harley Dudes for 2 days [2018 Daytona Bike Week]

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  1. dABIT

    dABIT New Member

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    I spent the last 2 days surrounded by Harley nation. Friday I did the 'Light the City Ride' to benefit the North Florida Police Motorcycle officers, P.A.L., Morocco Shrine and Concerns of Police survivors. 800 motorcycles with Police escort riding through north Florida at night. Great group of people and a good time for a good cause. 20180309_200032.jpg
    Buried in a sea of Harleys.

    Saturday the wife and I went to the track and vendor area in Daytona for bike week. All ways an interesting collection of motorcycles, mostly Harleys but enough custom and original creations to keep it interesting. 20180310_120520.jpg 20180309_200044.jpg 20180310_120532.jpg
    Got the gear off and ready to check things out.
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    I saw this beautiful 4th gen. parked by the Honda tent. One of us??

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    I can only imagine how many you saw broke down out& about,..
     
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    Indian must have had a huge budget
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    Some cool custom Bikes. A lot of talent out there!
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    Yamaha had the best display and coolist bikes.
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    I had one of these back in the early 80's. Great bike did everything I asked of it. Was my only transportation for 2 years. Did everything from commuting, touring and trail riding. Great memories.

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    Complete R1 cut away. I love this stuff. What a cool job I wonder who get to do this.
     
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    Heres 10 more pictures 20180310_142112.jpg
    This could be my next bike. Did not get a chance to test drive one or any thing else got there about 10:30 am and all slots were full.

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    With out the bags.
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    Kawasaki Z1 original and new retro.

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    Open table solid gold today. A place to sit and eat. 20180310_125016.jpg
     
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    Cool pics. Although I don't think I could do this event or Sturgis, can't stand the sound of Harleys and knowing that HD riders love nothing better than revving their engines, I think I would go insane!
     
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    There was a lot of that very annoying.
     
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    Pfff, please...2 days of that for 2 days of work? Any freaking time. We all ride so I could care less what it is or what it sounds like. Great pics too. Thanks!
     
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    Nice! A couple of guys from my Riding group were there also. I have not been but Daytona Bike Week is on my Bucket List

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    You're practically next door, rvmiller!
    If you go, definitely plan to ride down main street. We ride up to Ormond Beach and hang out at the Broken Spoke or Iron Horse for the shows. And of course river front park is a great area as well as the track. I've been going for years but I missed it this time around. It's like an Adult Spring Break. Oh, and I almost forgot, Boot Hill Saloon is a must.
     
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    Great pictures, good to see the interest in all types of bikes. Pictures of the Kawi 900 brings back memories, had one when they came out.
     
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