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    Roof Racks = ???

    I've noticed that Honda guys (mostly younger folks) have quite the hard on for roof racks as of late. I've yet to see a bike, board, skis, or other equipment on them.

    Anyone care to help a brotha out as to what's up with this? Just a fad that benefits Yakima? :lol:

    Edit: http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1671362
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    Re: Roof Racks = ???

    Quote Originally Posted by TacoDelRio
    I've yet to see a bike, board, skis, or other equipment on them.
    I just chalk that up to them not being on their way to ride/ski when I see them... :P

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    Taco, I'm hearing you here- I don't get it myself, but each to their own.

    For a wihle it was cool here coz' it implied you surfed and that was okay, but then everyone got them....
    A 320 ute, 2 roadsters, 2 1200's ...... & a Prince.

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    I think it started with the VW guys more than anything. It's a trendy accessory. I relate it to the roof racks on old Beetles. However, I have seen people actually use them- there were a few at a local VW gathering a month ago with bikes strapped to the top (Fixed gears, of course, because they had to be hellatrendy), and I did even see people take the bikes down and ride around on them. That being said, I have a friend with an E30 BMW that he loves as a beater, and he put a Thule rack on it as well... and hasn't put a damn thing on it. Just because he thought it looked sweet. So I don't really know. I guess it's a personal thing. Some of them look alright, I'd rather go without it because I don't have shit to put on my roof and like getting better gas mileage. :shrug:

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    roof spoiler with added luggage capacity!

    guilty of having had one just for looks! I used the fairing for stickers (and tigers grrrrrrr!


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    I dont like them personally. Honestly, I am also torn on the sunroof wind deflector on mine. I think the car looks better without it, but since my car came with it as a factory accessory (which is getting harder to find)..plus it does reduce wind noise which is nice, so I am thinking of keeping it on.

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    I heard someone a while ago say something regarding VW guys, like you said, StationWagonGuy. Funny thing is, I went to In n Out last night, and there was a VW meetup. Roof racks!

    I always find it funny when I see a guy with a roof rack, and he's incredibly overweight. Also, guys with stripped out cars that look like they could hold off on the extra patties. :lol:

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    i did use to bike, but then i stopped. so then i sold my rack..



    back in the day..

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-AT_me
    i did use to bike, but then i stopped. so then i sold my rack...
    That sort of common sense has no place in the import tuner world.

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    [quote=Lincoln Stax]
    Quote Originally Posted by "E-AT_me":ax1qmdy3
    i did use to bike, but then i stopped. so then i sold my rack...
    That sort of common sense has no place in the import tuner world.[/quote:ax1qmdy3]

    Such logical thinking will not go unpunished!

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