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Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 29,436
Posted By rauchman
Kawi hit it with the styling. Way better than...

Kawi hit it with the styling. Way better than the previous version. I'm lusting after the 1k, but still, this is a great looking bike that I could easily live with.
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,204
Posted By rauchman
If I were in the market for a naked roadster,...

If I were in the market for a naked roadster, this bike would easily be in the running. Looks like a great bike.
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,329
Posted By rauchman
I wound up buying the N43 helmet, as did my wife....

I wound up buying the N43 helmet, as did my wife. I put on about 5500 miles using the helmet, and wanted to share my thoughts.


I've discovered that the headshape this was designed for me fits...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 376,726
Posted By rauchman
Cool 1st post. Congrats on your bike. It looks...

Cool 1st post. Congrats on your bike. It looks very cool.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,725
Posted By rauchman
Laugh Awesome!:rofl:rofl:rofl

Awesome!:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,430,487
Posted By rauchman
My first bike was a brand new 2002 SV650S in...

My first bike was a brand new 2002 SV650S in silver. Still think it's a great looking bike, as well as it's naked sister. Way better looking than the Gen 2's.

Memories...............:D
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,336
Posted By rauchman
I've had a 2002 Yamaha Roadstar and my wife has...

I've had a 2002 Yamaha Roadstar and my wife has had a 2001 Honda 750 Shadow ACE. We've both had sport/standards and are both now on HD Switchbacks.

The only Japanese cruisers that I've noticed...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,265
Views: 697,241
Posted By rauchman
Saw a 2014 while riding today. I'd love to test...

Saw a 2014 while riding today. I'd love to test ride one. I love the styling and color. I sat on one at the IMS show last winter and found it surprisingly wide to sit on though. Still think it's...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,430,487
Posted By rauchman
+1! Why can't they take the one on the right,...

+1! Why can't they take the one on the right, give it modern suspension and frame w/ the Ninja 1000 motor. That would be a really comfortable bike that would be really fun to ride.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 302,627
Posted By rauchman
Very cool. I'd love to see this in a glossy...

Very cool. I'd love to see this in a glossy olive drab and black everything else.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 302,627
Posted By rauchman
If they made this today with the 106 engine, this...

If they made this today with the 106 engine, this would be my bike. I have an HD FLD now, and they seem very similar with the sporting edge going to the Vic.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
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, 02:27 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
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, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,846
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,075
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
Posted By rauchman
Agree!

Agree!
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,865
Posted By rauchman
Awesome!!! Great shot!

Awesome!!! Great shot!
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
Posted By rauchman
What seat is that? Mustang?

What seat is that? Mustang?
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,309
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
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, 09:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,629
Posted By rauchman
Ahhh, yeah. Nice contribution to the...

Ahhh, yeah. Nice contribution to the thread.:rolleyes
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 627,932
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
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, 07:31 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
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, 06:59 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,528
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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,281
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, 08:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,548
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, 06:32 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 37,718
Posted By rauchman
My guess as well.

My guess as well.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 37,718
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, 07:33 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 104,345
Posted By rauchman
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 104,345
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, 12:18 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,666
Posted By rauchman
Beautiful bike and pic. Congrats!

Beautiful bike and pic. Congrats!
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
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, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
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, 07:56 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,666
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...
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