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Old 07-19-2008, 06:04 PM   #41
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this thread makes me laugh...

but at the same time I wonder...

MY days 69 F-100 in B.R.G. was flipped four times and he got a gun rack shoved through his neck... He lived, the truck didn't... That was a sad day, that was the first vehicle I ever worked on. We put a floor shifter in it when I was 8.

I guess it doesn't help that he was drinking and driving at the time...
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:39 PM   #42
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From what I could summize about the color green and motorcycles, and this dates back to boardtrack racing is the rookies wore green jerseys and or green #plates. The reason being is most rookies crash and crash alot. It was a way for the upper level guys to know that your coming up on a lapper or someone whos likely to crash.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:57 PM   #43
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Most bikes I see that crash are usually black, and sport bikes are usually red or blue! Never seen a green bike on it's side, nor any cars that I can recall.
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:09 PM   #44
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kus you will burn your fingers?????????
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:03 PM   #45
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My old man used to race and he told me green bikes were bad luck. I asked him why and he told me " They just fuckin are !" Good enough for me!
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:09 PM   #46
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Sorry guys, don't buy it.
Did some horse tradin' in the 70's, ended up with a low miles 550 Honda that some guy had got killed on. Started rebuilding it, this time in Honda green, and moved across the state line. Ended up meeting and becoming best friends with the original owner, whose father had wrecked it while drunk, and hit a car head on. Finally got it built after several years, and let my new best friend have the first ride, on his old bike. Bad juju, don't think so. After 30 yrs, still buds with him. He don't ride anymore, but I do.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:44 PM   #47
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I just did mine in green / gold mad flake powder, I'll post up picts when I get the tins back from Magic with the aibrush goodies.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:55 PM   #48
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i buy it. my brothers bike was blue when we bought it. painted it green and nothing but trouble. was stranded countless times. when reasembling it there was so much bad luck. parts dinged dropped. gas tank started leaking within a weak. oil pump took a crap and started leaking oil out, bought lost it on the road cuz the oil went all over the rear tire. countless head lights burning out all the time. trust me when i say i will never ever paint another bike green.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:10 AM   #49
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http://www.bikernet.com/bikebarn/Pag...sp?PageID=1883

Green is slick.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:32 AM   #50
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Still cant see a bike in these pics
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:29 AM   #51
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I'd ride it.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:56 AM   #52
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i dont give a shit what the superstition is...i dont believe in that...

but...ill never paint another bike green.
I remember watching Caffeine build his bike (through forum watching) and was thinking about the whole green being bad luck thing. Glad that I did a search on this and found this thread before reposting an already asked question.

Just to be on the safe side, I dont think that I will paint my bike green. I think that I will need to put the number 13 on it some where though just cause of my shit luck.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:08 AM   #53
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Ok, I'll shed some light on this, what I heard from the OLD old timers, the JD's and VL's/D/RL's were green, compaerd to the knuck's and pans, they broke down a lot! pucked oil all over the road, and so forth, that is the start of the bad luck green! In other wise, make shure your bike is in tip top shape, and it wont mater what coler it is....Roach.
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Still cant see a bike in these pics

Damm!!! What bike?????
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:46 AM   #55
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green being bad luck has nothing to do in it's origins with bikes, cars, WW2, etc, etc... it predates all that stuff... and i guess it carried it onto other stuff... it's a 'bad luck' colour...
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Damm!!! What bike?????
it wasn't bad luck for the guy who owns this bike though...!
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:21 AM   #57
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Next time you see someone on a green bike, shoot them and steal their newspaper. Tell the police you did it because it's "old school."
Ha......Thats some good stuff......

Its all bullshit, belief is a powerful thing, if you believe green is bad luck then it will be, plain as that.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:41 AM   #58
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the knife thing
not returning a blade the same way you recieve it, wiil cut the relationship
just like giving a knife as a gift
the one recieving the knife must give the presenter a coin, so it does not cut the relarionship, I gave a buddy a knife for his bday several years ago he did not and would not give the coin, I did not see him for 3 years after that!!
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:07 AM   #59
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Ha......Thats some good stuff......

Its all bullshit, belief is a powerful thing, if you believe green is bad luck then it will be, plain as that.
Why do you think they call them "Little Green Men", when all the evidence shows that they are gray.
All BS, but if you think thats bad, you should have a friend that was a professional baseball player. Some of the superstitions they have are just flat ass dumb.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:29 AM   #60
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I've never seen an army bike any other color than green...
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