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Decent article, I always resent authors who praise the boomers for everything then blame the younger generations for the shortcomings, things change, markets change, don't blame the gameboys.
Also at no point is the recession mentioned in this article and I think that had a lot to due with the declining sales in the later 2000's.
Not just the lack of growth of the economy or stagnant wages, but the atmosphere of giving credit to anyone was responsible for inflating those sales numbers in the early 2000's.

was easy to buy a bike when you could use your house as an ATM.  $30k harley?  what's that over 30 years?


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The US moto market is shrinking and with new generations showing little interest in anything other than gadgets and video games it wouldn't take Nostradamus to see where our future is heading.

I think what this, and every other article I've read fails to recognize is that absolute explosion of used sales. I mean 10-12 years ago you could find decent used bikes for pretty cheap.  Now?  Some POS 80's japanese USDM bike that doesn't run costs $1k.  What they fail to recognize is that younger adults don't NOT want bikes, they can't afford them.  They have crippling student loan debt, upwards and sometimes over $1,000/month.  Video games are cheap!

What kind of fun purchases are you making when wages have been suppressed for 30 years and you're barely scraping by with 3 roommates?

stop blaming consumers and start blaming manufacturers who have failed to respond to an evolving market place.

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SBK Corse Bike Night "Special Edition" at Fire Breather BBQ

Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Fire Breather BBQ
22722 Lambert St
Lake Forest, California 92630

Come one, Come all! All motorcycle makes are welcome to join us for some great BBQ! We can chat about the upcoming 2018 MotoGP and WSBK Championship season or talk about Troy Bayliss coming out of retirement to race the Australian Superbike Series...
Kid Friendly
Motorcycle racing

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http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/01/10/motorcycle-news/ama-nra-working-together-protect-curtilage/

"Last week we reported on Collins v Virginia making its way to the Supreme Court, a Fourth Amendment case challenging a police officer’s right to lift a bike cover to look at a (stolen) motorcycle in a private driveway without a warrant. "

AMA: "Motorcycles should receive no less protection from unreasonable searches than other vehicles. When the police removed the cover from Petitioners’ motorcycle, a search occurred. And as Petitioner contends, because that search occurred without a warrant and in the curtilage of a home, the search violated the Fourth Amendment."


what do you think?

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http://twoslow.com/2018/01/womens-motorcycle-show-3/

i went to the motolady show.

even ran into a couple OCMoto people.





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BTW The flyer says,  the 21st... not today,  the 12th.

yeah, typo sorry

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Bike Nights / Re: Women's Motorcycle Show 3
« on: 01/11/18 05:55PM »
i got my hall pass so I'm in for sure, unless it's raining.

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Bike Nights / Re: Women's Motorcycle Show 3
« on: 01/11/18 06:30AM »
why it have to start past my bed time?  :(


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the lossa tank logo is kind of.. odd.

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Gear For Sale / Dainese Orange County WINTER SALE 1/13
« on: 01/11/18 05:53AM »
UP TO 50% OFF!
SALE BEGINS SATURDAY JAN. 13, 2018

It's time for our Bi-Annual Clearance Sale, and this one is going to be great!

50% OFF 1- and 2-piece Racing Suits for men and women

50% OFF Summer Textile Jackets for men and women

50% OFF Leather Jackets for men and women

50% OFF select AGV helmets

All discounts are for select discontinued styles, while they last.

Sale begins at 10:00 am Saturday Jan. 13, 2018

DAINESE ORANGE COUNTY | 1645 SUPERIOR AVE | COSTA MESA | 949-650-2300

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https://rideapart.com/articles/help-wanted-rideapart-news-writer

Join the Motor1.com team
Hey y'all! We need a new News Writer to join the RideApart team, to help us keep the content flowing through the week. Duties include producing daily news articles and creative originals, as well as being available during the weekday to cover breaking news.

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https://youtu.be/p_LV-uihcU8



"First gear feels jerky and insecure like the guy who realizes he hasn't seen anything on his facebook feed from Kelley Creamcheese in a while and decides to look her up to make sure he hasn't been de-friended."

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Dirt track and TT racing all day




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Racing Headquarters / Dakar Rally starts 1/6 4pm
« on: 01/06/18 10:44AM »
Looks like they're streaming the race on Red Bull - https://www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1TPGKRJUD2111/dakar-rally

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Bike Nights / Re: Women's Motorcycle Show 3
« on: 01/06/18 09:10AM »
strong maybe.

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Off Topic / Re: Forum Design Opinions
« on: 01/06/18 08:01AM »
Other than that, just keeping up-to-date with SMF versions would be a plus (security.) I know that's made difficult with the event plugin that's used; there wasn't an updated version last I checked.

my understanding is we wrote that event/thread plugin ourselves and it's what kept us from updating. 

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Is moto parking free there?

No free parking or moto-specific parking at Downtown Disney, but parking is free for up to 2 hours with a $20 purchase, or up to 4 hours with validation at a sit-down restaurant.

Clarification - HoB isn't in Downtown Disney anymore.  It's at the Garden Walk, which also doesn't have free parking as of last time I went down there.

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Happy new year!
Yes, so glad to see this site is back! It was out for so long without any news. I checked Facebook but there was no news.

Mike

the lack of communication should not be a problem, moving forward.

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Off Topic / Re: Forum Design Opinions
« on: 01/04/18 06:21PM »
Didn't know Xenforo couldn't split a thread... Is there a need for that?

when valuable thread drift happens, it's nice to split things off.  conversely, merging threads is nice for duplicate topics.

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