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thekid

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so i been on here for sometime now and seen a lot of green bikes now someone once told me never paint your bike green its bad luck has anyone heard that i love the greens in bike its shape and stands out i am just wondering what you have heard
 

shadow

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Old wives tale,i remember as a kid 30+ years ago i used to hear the same thing,never once ever heard and good reasoning behind it.I call Bullshit on the "it's bad luck" tale.
 

Opunui

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Oahu/ East side
Shadow..I kinda have to agree with you bradda.growing up I never would of painted my bike green just becuz..now 40+ years later who cares.

Be interesting to find out how this wife's tale started.
 

shadow

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Someone probablly got beat up by a Vago 30 years ago and didn't want to have anything to do with green after that.lol
 

RainmanCS

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Woodstown, NJ
I was told never paint a bike green because it will blend in with scenery and the people in the cages
won't be able to see you. But unless you only ride in Ireland, I don't think that logic makes any sense.
 

Gary H.

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After putting some miles on my green machine, the only explanation I heard was concerning the guys from World War 1.

Apparently, the life expectancy for the guys that rode the early bikes was not very long. The Germans put quite a hurt on them. I had heard more stories about the guys that drove green bikes would have less people mess with them??
 
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slothy

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St. Clair Shore, Mi
my old green bike meet its fate with a moose 2 years ago...

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and the bitch that killed it..

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3 hours before....last picture of it before it totaled out

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BIG TIME BAGGER

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I was told not to paint my bike green because statistics showed emerald green to be involved in more accidents that any other colored harley, just the story i was told. I wrecked the bitch when it was black so why not paint it green!
 

Bagged64

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Apple Valley, Ca.
Same thing goes for custom cars too. When I painted my '64 Cadillac green everyone told me it was bad luck. I think I just have bad luck and it has nothing to do with the color going onto the car or bike.
 

BLACKIZZLE

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Tempe, AZ
I feel like I have super bad luck then because the day that this got posted was the same day that I just got done spraying my bike green. I feel like this is a bad sign..
 
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Southern MD
I am starting to believe it... 2 months ago, bike fell off the lift...


fell over by lickmstickmman, on Flickr

and then on the way back from MB Bike Week, a buddies bike fell against mine in the trailer... Either there is something to the "dont go green" thing or someone above is telling me to not ride my bike... or I will just keep covering up the scratches/scars with bandaids!


Print by lickmstickmman, on Flickr
so i been on here for sometime now and seen a lot of green bikes now someone once told me never paint your bike green its bad luck has anyone heard that i love the greens in bike its shape and stands out i am just wondering what you have heard
 

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