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The Pope's selling his Harley
« on: January 14, 2014, 06:21:56 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/01/the-pope-is-selling-his-harley-yep-hes-got-a-harley/



Now, that’s a popemobile!

Pope Francis is selling his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The pope, known for riding through Buenos Aires on a bus and taking to the streets of Rome in a modest Ford Focus, plans to see the chopper auctioned off next month with the proceeds going to charity, according to the auction house.

The 1,585 cc Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide was presented to the pope as a gift from the motorcycle company in June 2013.

The pope signed the gas tank of the bike “Francesco,” the Italian form of his papal name. The motorcycle will be auctioned by Bonhams on Feb. 6. Proceeds of the auction will go to Caritas Roma, a Catholic charity, which plans to use the money to restore a soup kitchen and shelter, according to the auction house.

“Funds raised by the sale will go towards the renovation of the charity’s Don Luigi di Liegro hostel and soup kitchen based at Rome’s Termini railway station,” Bonhams said in a statement.

The bike’s worth is estimated between $17,770 and $20,500.

“We are incredibly honored to be selling this item on behalf of Caritas Roma. We hope to be able to do both Pope Francis and Harley-Davidson proud by raising a significant amount of money for a very worthy cause,” said Ben Walker, head of the motorcycles division at Bonhams.
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 06:38:19 PM »
He never rode it?
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 06:47:07 PM »
Since he became Pope, it's really hard to get the helmet to stay on with that pointy hat thingy.
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 06:50:33 PM »
Since he became Pope, it's really hard to get the helmet to stay on with that pointy hat thingy.

I just lol'd and snorted a little!
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 06:51:02 PM »
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 07:52:42 PM »
Somehow it all ties together with him holding a bouncer job in time past...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/pope-bouncer-francis-buenos-aires_n_4378446.html
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 09:19:49 PM »
Now if got the HD to wheelie, THAT would be a miracle.
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 12:08:08 PM »
He never rode it?

Yeah, that's weird when people don't ride new bikes.   ;)

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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 12:28:34 PM »
Since he became Pope, it's really hard to get the helmet to stay on with that pointy hat thingy.

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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 12:38:42 PM »
Since he became Pope, it's really hard to get the helmet to stay on with that pointy hat thingy.


well..he could get something like this to fit over..

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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 12:45:05 PM »
Probably wants a BMW.

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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 06:15:54 PM »

Probably wants a BMW.

Isn't his family originally from Italy? He'd probably go with the Guzzi. He likes the underdog.


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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 12:32:36 AM »

Probably wants a BMW.

Isn't his family originally from Italy? He'd probably go with the Guzzi. He likes the underdog.


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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 03:14:57 PM »
I'd luv to read a craigslist ad for that bike      ;D
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 03:15:58 PM »
I'd luv to read a craigslist ad for that bike      ;D

It probably ships with an alter boy or two.

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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2014, 03:12:27 AM »
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2014, 05:16:28 AM »
Loud pipes not only save lives, they feed the hungry now also.

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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2014, 12:47:34 PM »
Loud pipes not only save lives, they feed the hungry now also.

But a new, stock H-D is remarkably quiet. 
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2014, 01:22:36 PM »
But a new, stock H-D is remarkably quiet.

Shocking, since they all need to pass the same EPA dB requirements. 

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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2014, 03:35:10 AM »
Did it have the Screamin' Angel package?

Pope have the patience of a saint waiting for delivery?



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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2014, 07:46:35 PM »
I don't think even HD could sell a black leather Pope hat.
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2014, 06:37:34 PM »
I know what it was. The little red velvet loafers.
Cant ride a forward control Dyna with little red velvet shoes. HD would have to make him a pair of 30 eyelet steel toed he-man work boots, in bright red.

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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2014, 06:38:54 PM »
Hey. Maybe he's just not into motorcycles anymore. Ever think of that?

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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2014, 07:19:12 PM »
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2014, 07:23:00 PM »
May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?

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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2014, 07:24:02 PM »
What did Marilyn have to do with Jack?

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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2014, 07:27:32 PM »
What did Marilyn have to do with Jack?

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Well, he was the president. I'm sure she was a patriot.
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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2014, 07:29:26 PM »
What did Marilyn have to do with Jack?

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She drank alone with him?
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2014, 07:48:42 PM »
The people in the background of that pic are…interesting.
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2014, 08:24:45 PM »
The people in the background of that pic are…interesting.

Especially the cameraman. I used to wear shorts like that. But I'm from Texas; we lead where others follow.  ;D
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Re: The Pope's selling his Harley
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2014, 09:41:25 PM »
The people in the background of that pic are…interesting.

Especially the cameraman. I used to wear shorts like that. But I'm from Texas; we lead where others follow.  ;D

Glad i never got in that line.
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