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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 514,638
Posted By shupe
Well, here's a reply from a faithful Harley guy. ...

Well, here's a reply from a faithful Harley guy.
H-D came out with its first telescopic front fork in 1949 - with 41 mm tubes.
For over 30 years the big Harley wide glide was considered humongous. ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-02-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,226
Posted By shupe
Agree, especially regarding custom paint. To...

Agree, especially regarding custom paint.
To me, I've never seen a mural painted on a car or motorcycle that I liked better than the stock paint job. I've seen enough wolves, eagles, skulls and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-31-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13,412
Views: 1,941,836
Posted By shupe
Funny you say that. I recently emailed Cycle...

Funny you say that. I recently emailed Cycle World commenting about how their road tests now are almost entirely a discussion of electronics and very lttle about the rest of the motorcycle. Boring.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,824
Posted By shupe
77 clutch: - the clutch hub nut ( 1 1/8 inch...

77 clutch:

- the clutch hub nut ( 1 1/8 inch IIRC) is LEFT hand thread.

- Hub is a taper fit on the mainshaft. You will need a puller. I've used auto harmonic balancer puller on 3 finger...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,824
Posted By shupe
Yes. And if they don't rattle now, they soon...

Yes.
And if they don't rattle now, they soon will.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39,896
Views: 10,669,977
Posted By shupe
Reminds me of something I read once. The story...

Reminds me of something I read once. The story is when Joe Parkhurst sold Cycle World Magazine to CBS, at the meeting to sign the contracts, Paley asked Joe why people rode those damn things. Joe...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,822
Posted By shupe
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/IMG_0...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/IMG_0386_zpsrgxvjw84.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/IMG_0386_zpsrgxvjw84.jpg.html)

...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 993,873
Posted By shupe
Well, yeah, but they never expected to sell those...

Well, yeah, but they never expected to sell those to the public.
The Army MADE them build a copy of the BMW or face a firing squad.
They did make and sell a copy of that weird DKW 2-stroke after...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,822
Posted By shupe
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/008_z...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/008_zpsxttudoem.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/008_zpsxttudoem.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 993,873
Posted By shupe
Harley-Davidson copied Indian (who copied...

Harley-Davidson copied Indian (who copied Douglas) and came out with their own opposed twin in 1919.
It was their first:
- opposed twin
- unit construction motor
- flathead (vs IOE)
- model to...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8,267
Views: 1,729,038
Posted By shupe
Don't know if I ever told you this, Kanakaka, but...

Don't know if I ever told you this, Kanakaka, but I had a R90/6 for a while in the late 1990's, with sidecar, no less.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/bmw7_zps76ae94fe.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By shupe
Barner showed me his collection once. It blew me...

Barner showed me his collection once. It blew me away. I'd heard he had some bikes but I wasn't prepared for what I saw. I left drooling.
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,411
Posted By shupe
[QUOTE=mach1mustang351;24710055]There is no...

[QUOTE=mach1mustang351;24710055]There is no answer.

Hotels win when:

If I am traveling a ton of miles it is way easier after a 700 mile day to check in and crash on a bed rather than set up...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-16-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5,709
Views: 1,165,768
Posted By shupe
So are Ironhead Sportsters with Robison's...

So are Ironhead Sportsters with Robison's Thunderhead heads!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-16-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,599
Posted By shupe
Sorry to hear this. I just wonder, now that...

Sorry to hear this.
I just wonder, now that with all the light-weight, high horsepower, and now all the electronic controls as well, just how big the super sport motorcycle market is? It's a lot...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-15-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
I bought the first Dyna (1991 Sturgis) in 1990. ...

I bought the first Dyna (1991 Sturgis) in 1990. After a trip from Florida to Utah and back I decided I needed a proper touring bike, so I traded in for a 1997 Electraglide Classic. This was during...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-13-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By shupe
Here's my take, fwiw, just my guess: By...

Here's my take, fwiw, just my guess:
By 1999-2000, Erik Buell REALLY felt that marketing-wise the Sportster-based Buells needed to be able to advertise 100bhp.
They developed some really nice...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-13-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,297
Posted By shupe
As mentioned above, when approaching a red-light,...

As mentioned above, when approaching a red-light, multi-lane intersection with cars waiting to turn left in front of you, it's best to have a car or truck run interference for you. Don't go through...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
My 2002 FXDX has a carb, so plumbing in an aux...

My 2002 FXDX has a carb, so plumbing in an aux .tank is much easier than with EFI. I put a Tee in the fuel line between the jugs (between carb and regular petcock) and ran it back to the aux tank. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
They were on the bike when I bought it. They are...

They were on the bike when I bought it. They are H-D.
They are slightly different from FXDXT bags. They are not easy to install/remove. Spaceous, though.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
As long as I ride an eye-sore anyway, I had an...

As long as I ride an eye-sore anyway, I had an aux fuel tank made.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/FullSizeRender_zps38znh6op.jpg...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
Yeah, I made the same mistake getting the big...

Yeah, I made the same mistake getting the big National Cycle shield (biggest one they made for the Dyna).
Turned out all I needed was lowers and a small to medium shield to handle the buffetting.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
Sorry I didn't see your post until now. I have...

Sorry I didn't see your post until now.
I have had no issues with water, and get caught in rain occasionally (I don't pull over for it). I believe all the wires down there have sealed connectors.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
Yes, Memphis Shades. That's a National Cycle...

Yes, Memphis Shades. That's a National Cycle windshield. Ironically, I have a smaller Memphis Shades shield, but the lowers won't work with it
unless I bolt them on under the bottom tree, which I...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-06-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By shupe
i would add... 1980 - 1985 Both rigid mount...

i would add...
1980 - 1985 Both rigid mount frame + 4-speed AND rubber mount + 5-speed big twins were offered.
1982 Lighter rubber mount FXR frame + 5-speed came out - 1982-83 Shovelhead, 1984-up...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-03-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,704
Posted By shupe
I keep an eye on CG as well. There are SO MANY...

I keep an eye on CG as well.
There are SO MANY Harleys out there, and lots with relatively low mileage.
So there is a big price difference between bikes with 50k+ and ones with 15-30k.
The...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-17-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
Yeah, they ain't pretty. But with a...

Yeah, they ain't pretty. But with a long-suspension FXDX, not much chrome and a raised seat, I'm so far out of the Harley mainstream anyway, I figure what's one more eyesore?
Forum: Road Warriors 03-16-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
The two side plates allow the adjustability,...

The two side plates allow the adjustability, along with the front mounts.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/FullSizeRender%2014_zpspewyum5t.jpg...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-16-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
Ok, what I did is not elegant or pretty. In...

Ok, what I did is not elegant or pretty. In fact, those two objectives are beyond me. But here is what I did. My main objective was to have the seat several inches higher. I tried to give it some...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-16-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 71,645
Posted By shupe
Those lowers really make a difference on head...

Those lowers really make a difference on head buffeting, right?

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/407_zps2aa129e0.jpg...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-26-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 40,700
Posted By shupe
What I've always wondered was whether tensioners...

What I've always wondered was whether tensioners are needed at all?
Millions of V-8s made in Detroid with a longer chain driving a cam never had tensioners.
I assume H-D's engineers didn't put them...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 54,250
Posted By shupe
Back in the day some people referred to...

Back in the day some people referred to Sportsters as Shovelheads, along with the big twin Shovelheads. That's considered incorrect (and confusing) these days. Of course, the term "Ironhead" didn't...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-25-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By shupe
I would think lower bars would help your tailbone...

I would think lower bars would help your tailbone more than apes.
Leaning forward more puts more weight on the lower thighs?
Forum: Photos 02-25-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 2,672,206
Posted By shupe
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/greas...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/grease_zpsfd61f4fe.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/grease_zpsfd61f4fe.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Warriors 02-24-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 40,700
Posted By shupe
I have to disagree with your wording. SOME cam...

I have to disagree with your wording.
SOME cam shoes were worn out after 20-30k, but many have gone 100k.
Yes, it's something to check at 30k, and pulling the cover to check is easy.
But to give...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,957
Posted By shupe
I always thought those Hurricanes looked awesome....

I always thought those Hurricanes looked awesome.
Hard to believe that bike alone didn't save Triumph.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By shupe
I have a FXDX also, and I keep searching FXRs on...

I have a FXDX also, and I keep searching FXRs on Craigslist.
I think they will become more and more collectible in the years to come.
I wouldn't mind having an Evo in the stable again.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-26-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5,709
Views: 1,165,768
Posted By shupe
And 74 was the last year of the right side...

And 74 was the last year of the right side shifter.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By shupe
Note that the 1936 H-D knucklehead (first OHV...

Note that the 1936 H-D knucklehead (first OHV production Harley V-twin) had like 7:1 or 7.5:1 compression with a hemi chamber. I reckon that was all the gas then could support. But that was a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,900
Posted By shupe
When H-D decided to give the flathead K model OHV...

When H-D decided to give the flathead K model OHV in the mid 50's, there were at least two experimental approaches taken.
They passed up on this one and went with what we know as the Sportster.
...
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