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Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
Updated pic of Galactic Jam

Just added Wild 1 Chubby's, HD Slipstream grips and LRS windshield.

The handlebars allow for much greater control. It's easier to push the bike deeper in the turns. What a bitch it was to run...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
My wife loves the stock seat on her FLD. ...

My wife loves the stock seat on her FLD.

I recently picked up a HD Tallboy seat. I'm 6' w/ 34" inseam. I'm digging it.
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By rauchman
Selling a bike blues

Literally just sold Spike, my black 2007 SV1000S to a young guy who drove an hour to see the bike. While visually inspecting the bike, you could easily see he knew the in's and out's of the bike. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,943
Posted By rauchman
I'm 6' / 34" inseam and currently ride an FLD...

I'm 6' / 34" inseam and currently ride an FLD (Switchback). I have no issues regarding leg length. The bike has floor boards with out a heal toe shifter. This allows great flexibility for foot...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,104
Posted By rauchman
My buddy purchased a used 1986 BMW K100RT last...

My buddy purchased a used 1986 BMW K100RT last weekend. It sucks that no one even comes close to making a modern equivalent....even BMW.

Perfect bike to tour on.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,788
Posted By rauchman
Awesome to hear you found "your" ride. Congrats...

Awesome to hear you found "your" ride. Congrats and enjoy.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
Agree!

Agree!
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,722
Posted By rauchman
Awesome!!! Great shot!

Awesome!!! Great shot!
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
My latest of Galactic Jam. Just finished the...

My latest of Galactic Jam. Just finished the Stage 1 setup this past weekend. Noticeable difference in engine smoothness and zing.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
What seat is that? Mustang?

What seat is that? Mustang?
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,983
Posted By rauchman
I bought a Switchback last fall. Actually, my...

I bought a Switchback last fall. Actually, my wife and I each bought one. I'm coming off of a 2007 SV1000S and she a 2003 Kawi Z1000. We both like the FLD's better.

My buddy picked up a 2013...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
Ballzy!!!! Did you gut the CAT yourself? Are...

Ballzy!!!! Did you gut the CAT yourself? Are your bringing it somewhere to have it welded back together, or are you doing it yourself? I'd love to do the same, but don't have the skill/balls to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,818
Posted By rauchman
Ahhh, yeah. Nice contribution to the...

Ahhh, yeah. Nice contribution to the thread.:rolleyes
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,719
Views: 447,612
Posted By rauchman
My wife and I just bought 2 HD Switchbacks this...

My wife and I just bought 2 HD Switchbacks this past Oct. We still have our old bikes (she has a 2003 Kawi Z1000 and I have a 2007 SV1000S). I love the SV engine. We just bought our bikes and I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
Thanks for the explanation. Took it out of...

Thanks for the explanation. Took it out of context. Sorry.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
Agree. Don't think the 4 pot caliper on the rear...

Agree. Don't think the 4 pot caliper on the rear would be necessary. I saw a brake test recently from a magazine where an ABS FLD (Switchback) came in 2nd place for shortest brake stop. IIRC, some...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
That's an odd statement. I'd argue that yours is...

That's an odd statement. I'd argue that yours is a funny statement since just about every other cruiser out there is pretending to be an HD. HD's success is rooted in giving it's customers what...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,498
Posted By rauchman
I've kicked the tires on ones in the showroom. ...

I've kicked the tires on ones in the showroom. They are supposed to handle well and have good suspension / brakes. They sit very wide. They have some nice paint, but I'm not a fan of the gauge...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,881
Posted By rauchman
I've had an SV650S, Yamaha Roadstar, SV1000S and...

I've had an SV650S, Yamaha Roadstar, SV1000S and now an HD Switchback.

My wife also purchased an HD Switchback and she's coming from an Kawi Z1000. The Z1K or Ninja 1K is something you may want...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,026
Posted By rauchman
Gorgeous bike!!! I almost bought this same setup...

Gorgeous bike!!! I almost bought this same setup as a new bike in 2002. Wound up going w/ the silver SV650S instead. Really really miss that bike. The Gen 1 bikes with the tubular tressle looking...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 34,726
Posted By rauchman
My guess as well.

My guess as well.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 34,726
Posted By rauchman
I just went from a cafe racerized 2007 SV1000S to...

I just went from a cafe racerized 2007 SV1000S to a 2013 HD Switchback purchased in Oct….and I love it.

I haven't ridden the Electra, but have test ridden the 2014 RK and rode my buddy's 2013 Road...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 42,084
Posted By rauchman
2013 fld

My wife and I each got 1 one of these. Mine's blue and hers is red. Stock for now, but really digging the bikes.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 74,227
Posted By rauchman
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 74,227
Posted By rauchman
Nice looking setup. My friend had that bike, and...

Nice looking setup. My friend had that bike, and my wife had the 750 ACE Shadow. Like the fairing/screen. Very agile rides. I've been thinking hard on a new screen for my bike (HD Switchback). ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,361
Posted By rauchman
Beautiful bike and pic. Congrats!

Beautiful bike and pic. Congrats!
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By rauchman
Thanks all. DiabloADV, appreciate the kind...

Thanks all.

DiabloADV, appreciate the kind words. Thanks!

ADK, yeah the rims were one of the things that visually sold me on the bike.

Dakez, thanks for the tips. On the front suspension,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By rauchman
2013 Harley Davidson Switchback

Greetings,

My wife and I recently purchased 2 2013 HD Switchbacks. Just got back from a 150 ride w/ some friends and am loving the bike.

10 years ago, my wife and I eloped on a hot air balloon...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,361
Posted By rauchman
Thanks! Sometimes I think I'm crazy for spending...

Thanks! Sometimes I think I'm crazy for spending the money, but I find myself at the age where people I've known, or who are in my age group, are starting to die off. I think you should fit the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,361
Posted By rauchman
Thanks. Joined the site. Agree with your...

Thanks. Joined the site. Agree with your assessment.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,361
Posted By rauchman
Perfect description.

Perfect description.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 598,271
Posted By rauchman
Got some time on my buddy's 2013 version with...

Got some time on my buddy's 2013 version with Stage 1. Amazing motorcycle. Felt like driving a spaceship out of a 50's movie on air. Handled way better than I would have thought.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 598,271
Posted By rauchman
Thanks. The rims sort of remind me of Krager...

Thanks. The rims sort of remind me of Krager (spelling?) rims for a muscle car.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 598,271
Posted By rauchman
Hey, I've been following your Switchback...

Hey,

I've been following your Switchback threads with interest. Good stuff.

On the blue, thanks. I've never seen a pic do it justice. In the sun, it reminds me of a 60's hot rod muscle car....
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 46,203
Posted By rauchman
Being in the unique position of having owned...

Being in the unique position of having owned both, I'd say I have a credible opinion.

But, I hear ya. In my mind, I can only speak to my experiences. I'm not going to get caught in the infantile...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 46,203
Posted By rauchman
Somewhere in this thread, I posted about having...

Somewhere in this thread, I posted about having had a 2002 Roadstar, and now have a 2013 HD Switchback that I just got last Friday.

The Roadstar was a good bike that provided value in probably...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 598,271
Posted By rauchman
Just got this last Friday. The wife got one in...

Just got this last Friday. The wife got one in red. I've had an SV650S 1st Gen, Yamaha Roadstar and 2007 SV1000S. I've ridden a bunch of other bikes including a variety of Harleys.

This one...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,361
Posted By rauchman
Which is what prompted my wife and I to go to a...

Which is what prompted my wife and I to go to a dealer outside of Philadelphia and buy 2 of them last Sunday. Moving some money around right now. They will be delivering the bikes in about 8-10 days....
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7,639
Views: 1,127,730
Posted By rauchman
My wife had one for about 10K miles. Nice bike...

My wife had one for about 10K miles. Nice bike w/ an engine that didn't do anything for me.
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,361
Posted By rauchman
Funny you mention that, as the Swithback was THE...

Funny you mention that, as the Swithback was THE bike that my wife and I were both hoping to test. I checked a multitude of dealers' online inventory close by and........nothing. Not one. While at...
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