I've just realized something that surprizes me about my attitude to Colt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brassmonkey View Post
    I love OLD Colts, in just the same way I love old Harleys.
    I have no interest in anything after Panheads, except XR750's. My youngest rides modern sportbikes, plenty of posers there too.
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    I agree with much of the OP's comments. Only disagreement would be on the Harley. My 2003 Fatboy was a superior motorcycle in many ways versus my 70's Shovel. Harley had quality issues in the 70's and 80's - just like Colt. The difference is that made changes, addressed QC issues and made some really good motorcycles. I don't think COLT as a company has ever corrected those issues. Muscle cars, motorcycles, guns...hard to beat the 50's and 60's quality.

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    Colt may not be the company it used to be but there enough fine examples to be had. I personally don’t like or own anything made by Ruger.
    I don’t even like seeing their name on a Colt site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ersiii View Post
    I agree with much of the OP's comments. Only disagreement would be on the Harley. My 2003 Fatboy was a superior motorcycle in many ways versus my 70's Shovel. Harley had quality issues in the 70's and 80's - just like Colt. The difference is that made changes, addressed QC issues and made some really good motorcycles. I don't think COLT as a company has ever corrected those issues. Muscle cars, motorcycles, guns...hard to beat the 50's and 60's quality.
    Once you went through them and straightened out any small issues, the AMF Harleys of the '70s were fine bikes. Without AMF, Harley Davidson would not have survived.

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    I'm going to be fitted for my custom leather eye patch for my next biker meeting at Starbucks. I want to feel like I belong....RLOL!
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    Just typed for 1/2 hour and lost content , will try again @*$1%*;
    COLT TO THE CORE

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    Wow crazy thread drift here , but relevant .I read the OP yesterday and responded with
    a panzer panhead in a paughco rigid with a baker four speed is a bad ass sled.
    however , still not a Harley . A ruger ( or any other possibly high quality firearm or repo brand ) is still what it is

    I did not send it yesterday ...... more to come
    COLT TO THE CORE

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    Speaking of Harley posers. There was a pharmacist in my home town. Ran his own drug store. Clean cut, mild mannered, un-assuming guy like all pharmacists. Every summer he would don a long wig, fake beard, leathers and even a jean jacket vest adorned with patches and take his Harley on trips by himself. I guess he wanted to be a 'biker', maybe an alter ego thing. But if you saw this guy, the last thing you would think is 'outlaw biker' haha. I don't know what would happen if his wig blew off going down the road. It was a very weird thing.
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    I have ridden four speed evos since I was 17 in 86 .
    this was before Harley’s became poser main stream .
    The evolution motor and wannabes saved Harley.

    my low riders and Wide Glide are the last link to Harley’s great past.
    they are shovels in every way except an aluminum top end
    My silver FXSB has 100 rw horse and torque outta 80 cubes , basically full race.

    ersiii made comment on his 03 fat boy . I had a 03 night train . It buried the speedo @120 .
    i loved the smoothness and technology of the tin can - but just didn’t have the cool factor of the four speed.
    i realized how sick the FXSB was on daily or weekly switches
    COLT TO THE CORE

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    Chaff , that guy really was the real deal ...... long trips by himself- for him
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    COLT TO THE CORE


 
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