Easy Rider Movie Famous Freedom Quotes In Superb Typography Video

Ryan Grassley a.k.a. Half Throttle sincerely loves Harley-Davidson motorcycles but also like to conceive and produce parodies and satires making fun of the brand. You’ve got a few video samples in my Blog. Exception with this only typography video using some of the most famous freedom quotes of the 1969 Easy Rider Movie. Harley-Davidson was at the top of its game in the coolness department. Watch, listen and at the end admire the freedom scene building into the Harley-Davidson logo. Superbly executed…

23 Responses to “Easy Rider Movie Famous Freedom Quotes In Superb Typography Video”

  1. 1 Larry Prince Nov 5th, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Excellent typo work.

  2. 2 Bryan Nov 5th, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Bring back memories…

  3. 3 Brother T. Nov 5th, 2010 at 9:38 am


  4. 4 burnout Nov 5th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Watch out Half T, The company may try to hire you! peace

  5. 5 Phil Nov 5th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Brilliant – great work!

  6. 6 csajokamotoron Nov 5th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    It is a very good ad. I like it.

  7. 7 Todd8080 Nov 5th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I disagree that Grassley “sincerely loves Harley-Davidson motorcycles” since he’s never owned one in his life (he not only rides strictly foreign but continually touts the superiority of foreign brands) and his numerous YouTube comments clearly show that his anti-Harley clips aren’t just good-natured ribbing but reflect genuine contempt for Harleys and those who ride them. Applauding his efforts amounts to autophobia.

    Some of Halfthrottle’s comments from YouTube (these are direct quotes):

    “The number one definition of a Fag according to the urban dictionary is a person who rides a harley davidson motorcycle”

    “Well yeah that stuff about Harley riders being fags is true.”

    “Harley owners are Fags you dumb bastard.”

    “Pop quiz: What kind of people wear lots of leather every where they go, and are covered with metal studs and tassels? Answer: Fags. no wait Harley riders, no wait I can’t tell them apart from each other.”

    “You ride a Harley Davidson because they have clever advertising.”

    “Many other companies style their bikes after Harley. Which has probably stifled the progression of the motorcycle industry as a whole, but they have to make what sells. Although they are styled the same, Japanese bikes are technologically superior.”

    “Comparing the riding position of a Harley to a bullet bike would be foolish. Almost as foolish as buying a Harley Davidson.”

    “Open your eyes Harley riders and look at the amazing selection of motorcycles our world has to offer.”

    “I paid cash for my BMW 1200GS. The GS is a bike which is about a million times better than any Harley Davidson for about the same price. But really what I’m trying to say is, I think your dumb.”

    “Some cops ride Harley’s, but the ones who enjoy their jobs ride BMW’s and Honda’s.”

    “BMW’s and Honda’s are faster, safer, handle better, more reliable. I’m sure most officers would prefer to ride a BMW all day over Harley.”

    “Tell me another company that has been in business for 105 years and made such little progress.”

    “Probably the smartest thing Harley could do is go with a Japanese carb. They need all the outside they can get.”

    “Harley’s look so at home on a trailer it’s amazing.”

    “Oh I’m sure there are worse bikes out there. Ever taken a Jezhang for a ride?”

  8. 8 Halfthrottle Nov 5th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Don’t mind Todd8080 he is the President of the official Halfthrottle fan club, and is just trying to create controversy so more people will watch my videos.

    Thanks Todd

  9. 9 Administration Nov 5th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    From Ryan Grassley To Cyril Huze
    By email.
    November 5th, 2010, 9.05 am EST.

    “Hard to believe, I know. But I don’t hate H-D. I do find it entertaining how easily many of their riders get fired up.”

  10. 10 Todd8080 Nov 5th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Have I misquoted you, Ryan? I think your comments are a pretty clear indication of your true feelings about Harleys and their owners (and I only posted some of them).

    It’s a shame, really, because those of us “fags” that are “foolish” and “dumb” enough to ride the world’s most famous, revered and sought-after brand of motorcycle might just know something that you don’t.

    The only thing I get “fired up” about is people who go to great lengths to disparage something they obviously know nothing about. It makes me question their motives, and after seeing your bike and reading your comments I can only conclude your motive is jealousy.

    Incidentally, my “inferior” Harley has already gone five times as many miles as your BMW (enough to circle the globe ten times) and will still cruise comfortably all day at 100 mph without a hiccup and without losing a drop of oil.

    There’s another fellow on the web named Chris Shields whose sole purpose in life appears to be denigrating Harleys and their owners. Like you, he’s never owned one, but he doesn’t let a little thing like that keep him from being a self-proclaimed expert on them. Maybe you guys could start a Harley haters circle jerk.


  11. 11 Darin Maltsberger - Instructor @MTI Nov 5th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    “Four wheels move the body….Two wheels move the soul” – author unknown.
    Says a lot about why we all ride, no matter what we ride. peace brothers.

    P.S. I did think it was some cool graphics and it did spark memories.

  12. 12 Richard Nov 5th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Interesting…Is it true that Grasseley does not ride a Harley??? He didn’t deny it in his response. If that’s true then how would he know how good/bad Harleys are??? It sure sounds like TODD8080 has enough knowledge of Grasseley that says he’s uninformed and biased. Reading his “stuff” all I have to say is if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, he’s probably a duck. However, based on his response above, it appears that he doesn’t have the balls to just come out and admit that he really does have some kind of a chip on his shoulder about H.D.

  13. 13 Halfthrottle Nov 5th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Yes it is true that I don’t ride a Harley. Todd8080 enjoys trashing my videos as much as I enjoy making them. I could block him from my account, but I figure if I’m going to dish it, its only fair that I take it.

    In the description of the video I wrote, “I don’t hate Harley Davidson, I make parodies and satires in hopes that this American company will someday return to greatness. They can’t do that if the American public continues to buy their motorcycles because of patriotism. The Harley customer needs to demand more.”

    My opinion of Harley doesn’t really matter, it certainly isn’t the motivation behind the videos. I don’t hate Harley Davidson so badly that I sit around thinking up creative ways to poke fun at them. I sit around and think of topics for videos that I hope people will enjoy and will get a lot of views. There are 112 videos on my youtube account only 2 of them making fun of H-D. I think if you watch them you will find out I’m not such a bad guy.

    The comments Todd posted above are all replies to comments people made on my “Honest Harley Davidson Commercial.” People post a mean comment they get a mean reply, a mean reply starts an argument which leads to many more comments and views. What Todd doesn’t realize is that in his effort to explain to viewers how full of shit I am he is giving my video loads of comments. When a youtube video gets loads of comments it gets “youtube honors” which places the video in a place where more people can find it, helping it to go viral.

    One of the reasons the Honest H-D commercial has nearly 350,000 views is because people like Todd worked so hard to warn people it wasn’t true. I refer to people like him as “president of my fan club” because they unwittingly help me so much.

    As a YouTube partner I use my videos to generate passive income, the more views they get the more money I make. It isn’t always a lot, but for now it pays the rent.

    Hope that answers some of your questions. Thanks again for all your help Todd.

  14. 14 John E Adams Nov 5th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Don’t care what you ride or not – great stuff Halthrottle!!!

  15. 15 Todd8080 Nov 5th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Ryan, most of your comments trashing Harleys and calling their owners fags aren’t in response to people posting “mean replies,” they’re you backslapping other foreign-riding Harley haters in agreement.

    You can try to put a noble spin on your words and actions but to claim you do it “in hopes that this American company will someday return to greatness” is pure hogwash. In 1983 they sold less than 30,000 bikes; in 2006 they sold over ten times that amount.

    Even in this current economic slump Harley is selling many times the bikes they sold just a few years ago, and continues to expand their market.

    You keep claiming the MoCo never improves their product, yet you won’t find any model of any year that wasn’t improved from the year before. Harleys have always been continuously refined, even during the infamous AMF years.

    Stock displacement of OHV Big Twins has steadily risen from 61 cubic inches a few decades ago to 96 cubic inches today (with 103 and 110 versions offered as options). Compression ratio has risen from 6.5:1 to over 9:1 while engine management has gone from hand-operated spark advance and points to fully computerized ignition and fuel injection.

    Today’s Harleys are smoother, faster, more comfortable and better handling than Harleys of just a few years ago. But you wouldn’t know that because all you do is repeat the same old misinformation that foreign-riding Harley haters have been repeating for decades (like Harleys all leak oil, rattle your teeth out, lose parts on the highway, etc.).

    And while people like you who have no interest in Harleys scream for more and more unnecessary complications from the MoCo, true Harley aficionados want less. We like the simplicity of two huge pistons making gobs of low-end torque (more torque at idle than some multi-cylindered foreign bikes produce at redline).

    We like Harley’s signature power pulses that can’t be found in ugly, soulless, electric-feeling high-tech bikes. We have no interest in owning the latest whiz-bang technology. We like being able to get parts for any year of Big Twin, unlike the oriental bikes which change motors every couple of years, rendering them obsolete in a very short time.

    And I can only speak for myself here, but I’m not keen on the idea of riding around laying on my gas tank with my ass in the air like a doe in heat. Geez, talk about fags.

    If you want proof of the true value of a motorcycle, look in any motorcycle junkyard anywhere in the world for a Harley. This will require digging through mountains of scrapped late-model foreign motorcycles. If by some rare chance you happen to find a Harley, buy it quick because it’s there entirely by mistake.

  16. 16 Wiz Nov 6th, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Half-assed, half a mind, half-cocked, half sexual, half dick, one ball, Halfthrottle. You sellout FAG!! Oh, I’m sorry, do you take offence? I was only kidding to make money. Kinda whorish don’t ya think? To do anything for a few sheckles of coin. You say we are helping you by replying to your derogatory bullshit! At least we stand up when we are insulted. I’d like to help you into the emergency room after us Americans kick the shit otta you like Harley is doing to all other motorcycle manufacturers the world over. There has to be some reason that is alluding you why Harley has lasted so long ang continues to dominate with an “inferior product”. Harley is the only one people tattoo into their skin for life! Definition of a fag would be someone with a “Honda, Suzukie, Kawasuckie, Toyotie, Nissan, or Mitsubishie” tattoo. Mitsubeshie made the Japanese Zero that attacked us too but we sent them down in flames while riding to our airplanes on Harley-Davidsons! I’ve got to give my anger at your comments away to my Higher Power and I will pray for you to maybe see the folley of posting your drivel on a predominately Harley website. Wiz Oh, by the way my name is Rick Strand in Sioux Falls, South Dakota so you can’t say I’m an anominous blogger.

  17. 17 Wiz Nov 6th, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Oh yeah, Desperado tattoos too. Your bikes are still American made, ain’t they Jeff? I know I got to take a chill-pill, mellow out, and lighten up. Wiz

  18. 18 Bigfoot Nov 6th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I liked the way he worked with the letters. That was really col. As for his feelings about Harleys and their riders. He should come to New England. We ride here. One of my so called crap Harleys has 167,999 miles on it so far and still runs great. I have a few and they handle very well. I have a lot of winding back roads here and have no problem with the curves at any speed. It isn’t the bike that has the problems, it’s the rider that can’t ride. As for leather. I wear a leather jacket to keep warm and dry plus for the added protection in case I ever get hit and go dowm. I am not a honda rider that wears sandles, shorts and a tank top that will end up with a body full of road rash. Try a Harley and you will never go back to another make

  19. 19 Taco Nov 9th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Those were really cool custom choppers. Harley-Davidson REFUSED to give the movie bikes! Now they want to assume credit. Don’t fall for it you IDIOTS>

  20. 20 betty Nov 9th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Actually, a good amount of those comments are quotes from an episode of South Park…. . If you’re not a stereotype then there’s no reason to be offended by them.

  21. 21 Wiz Nov 10th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I don’t think the movie would have been the same if they were riding STOCK Harley-Davidsons, do you? It would have fallen through the cracks like the empty, predictable story of “Wild Hogs”. “Easyriders” made a statement about breaking loose and going for the uncertain enjoyment [or folly] that the freedom from the mainstream, “Brick in the wall”, society is trying to put us all in, as evidenced by the conversation in the lettering. Did anyone get the MESSAGE? Einstien, the Wright brothers, anyone who dares to venture “out of the box” were and are considered “Idiots” by the chickens in the coop. If they were to look upward past thier cozy cage where they get fed regularly for their submission they would see the Eagle soaring far overhead, not knowing where it’s next meal is coming from but expieriencing the Joy of looking for it. And Man, What a view!! Wiz

  22. 22 Ben Nov 19th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Once again, Betty is right….I ride a harley that I heavily customized myself….I saw the episode of South Park and thought it was hilarious….google it up….not sayin that we’re fags….(gay in the US)….but the rest of the episode was spot on for most harley riders…make more noise, no one is lookin at us…lol

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