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Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,955
Posted By Drifting Fate
Harley Road Glide. Got fed up with BMW back in...

Harley Road Glide. Got fed up with BMW back in '04 and went to the H-D dealer where they treated me right. Turns out it's a great bike for what it is despite my years of bias against the brand. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,170
Posted By Drifting Fate
Great pics and a cool report. What kind of...

Great pics and a cool report.

What kind of helmet is that? It's a sharp looking unit.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,062
Posted By Drifting Fate
Don't know about the new ones, but the original...

Don't know about the new ones, but the original 250 Eliminators were cool little bikes and handled amazingly well.

As for this guy - more power to him. He built his own bike: that's cool. He...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,185
Posted By Drifting Fate
Is it the new Gurney Alligator prototype? ...

Is it the new Gurney Alligator prototype?

I'm thinking this wasn't an attempt to make a cruiser, but at lowering the CG. And boredom, boredom had to figure in there heavily.

You never know. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,917
Posted By Drifting Fate
I know this is a suspension/weight thread, but...

I know this is a suspension/weight thread, but how is the power on a 650cc or 400cc single with that kind of weight? It seems like it would really make the things a dog on the road.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,381
Posted By Drifting Fate
Cold Steel 5" Voyager, because sometimes size...

Cold Steel 5" Voyager, because sometimes size does matter.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l214/driftingfate/coldsteel.jpg


And, Swiss Army Classic, because sometimes it doesn't.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By Drifting Fate
Gotta love the New Mexico pics!

Gotta love the New Mexico pics!
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,325
Posted By Drifting Fate
What is that little, yellow buggy? Other than a...

What is that little, yellow buggy? Other than a little, yellow buggy, of course. :huh
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,096
Posted By Drifting Fate
I don't see this as a collector item. The XLCR...

I don't see this as a collector item. The XLCR is because it's different - a performance minded bike from an icon manufacturer not known for putting an eye towards performance.

The Rune was a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,726
Posted By Drifting Fate
The VX800 is a sweet bike. A friend used to have...

The VX800 is a sweet bike. A friend used to have one and, as a package, few bikes are so well balanced. I guess they are getting a bit old, but if it's clean and runs well, I think $2K is a heck of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,328
Posted By Drifting Fate
I went the other way. Every time I visit a BMW...

I went the other way. Every time I visit a BMW dealer, I remember why.

BMW builds good bikes, but they aren't head and shoulders over the rest of the market in quality and haven't been for...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,238
Posted By Drifting Fate
I appreciate posts like this. It reminds me that...

I appreciate posts like this. It reminds me that aesthetic taste isn't purely subjective and that some people have none of it.

Star Raider? ::shudder::

As for the Harley, it proves they...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,947
Posted By Drifting Fate
Great ride and pics. Please, don't make...

Great ride and pics.

Please, don't make the mistake of so many people - WATER, where ever you go, when ever you go.

We'd hate to lose a guy who loves the desert to a greenhorn's mistake.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,040
Posted By Drifting Fate
This thing has been hoped for for so long, maybe...

This thing has been hoped for for so long, maybe it's nearing the end run to production. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I want a KLR, I like diesel engines, this thing has the potential to be a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Drifting Fate
I'm as guilty of anyone for not liking trikes,...

I'm as guilty of anyone for not liking trikes, but, damn, I'd love to give that thing a try.
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,827
Posted By Drifting Fate
Subaru (thinking Forester) - 2,400lbs towing...

Subaru (thinking Forester) - 2,400lbs towing capacity vs. the normal 1,500lbs of most small, car-based kinda-SUV's, all wheel drive, durable and reliable (they aren't the same thing), good gas...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,015
Posted By Drifting Fate
2008 Harleys

I didn't see this posted anywhere else and I thought some people here would be curious.

2008 Harleys...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,003
Posted By Drifting Fate
I wanted one until I finally got some seat time...

I wanted one until I finally got some seat time on one. Like the original post says, I can see why people like them, but not for me. It's an old design and it feels like it. The word "raw" comes to...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 878,574
Posted By Drifting Fate
That's cool. Not too many people get to have a...

That's cool. Not too many people get to have a professionally made video of them and their bike.

Of course, you aren't helping my ever growing need for a Uly.
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,494
Posted By Drifting Fate
Thank you for posting those pics! Like many...

Thank you for posting those pics!

Like many in Phx, I wanted to make it up there but wasn't able to. You did a great job recording the event.
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By Drifting Fate
Cool, that's the only episode of the show that...

Cool, that's the only episode of the show that I've seen.

Ok, so I did question the whole, "epic" going to Vegas. But on those bikes - just maybe. Still, it seems like it would be a blast to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By Drifting Fate
Thanks for posting. These "international"...

Thanks for posting. These "international" contributions always fascinate me. I love seeing the differences and similarities with other countries.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,039
Posted By Drifting Fate
It's a Victory Road Glide, and I love the Road...

It's a Victory Road Glide, and I love the Road Glide.

Good for them for trying something really different and not doing another "I'm trying really hard to look like a Harley."

Oddly enough, the...
Forum: Hacks 12-25-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,971
Posted By Drifting Fate
Going to be very, very cool!

Going to be very, very cool!
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Drifting Fate
The only thing really sad there is the styling. ...

The only thing really sad there is the styling.

The old Connie was never a prom queen, but that new bike just makes me :puke1
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,745
Posted By Drifting Fate
Sweet! Good luck to him. I applied last...

Sweet!

Good luck to him. I applied last time - didn't get picked obviously and just decided I really wasn't up for it and didn't apply this go around. Now, I'm kicking myself. Because you never...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 65,868
Posted By Drifting Fate
I always liked the look of those older style...

I always liked the look of those older style Buells over the new ones. Those S3's are sweet bikes. I wish they would come out with something like it again, with better quality control, but they...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2006, 12:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,462
Posted By Drifting Fate
And yet another tale about the legendary BMW...

And yet another tale about the legendary BMW reliability.

I was a complete kool-aid drinker of boxer twins until I saw this sort of thing time and again, and again, and again, and again.....,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2006, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By Drifting Fate
Dude, good for you for asking, but a bit of use...

Dude, good for you for asking, but a bit of use of the "search" function is going to give you plenty of reading for the weekend.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By Drifting Fate
What a fantastic ride!!!! Thanks for...

What a fantastic ride!!!!

Thanks for sharing the pics. You really make me want to head back to that part of the world.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2006, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Drifting Fate
I think it gives it a very Road Warrior/retro...

I think it gives it a very Road Warrior/retro look. I like it. You don't see three of them every day like a Road King or GS.

Of course, the Jesse bags really help give it that post apocolyptic...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By Drifting Fate
Continental Divide? What bike can do it?

Ok, I know all sorts of bikes can do a Continental Divide ride.

What I want to know is, what bikes can do it and still give me many years of good service for street and good dirt service.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,870
Posted By Drifting Fate
I can't believe you guys. Yeah, I know,...

I can't believe you guys.

Yeah, I know, reading is hard - but the guy enjoyed a ride and tried a first ride report.

I'm as guilty as anyone about the "see Dick ride" picture book ride reports....
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,030
Posted By Drifting Fate
That Beau Pachinco (however it is spelled) that...

That Beau Pachinco (however it is spelled) that writes for the magazines once made a point of saying a street bike can go anywhere that a car can go if you just take it a bit easy. I would probably...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,496
Posted By Drifting Fate
The KLR/Concours combo gets a fair amount of play...

The KLR/Concours combo gets a fair amount of play in a number of forums. You can have both for the same money as a single more modern bike.

Of course, there are detractors whining about...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 173,064
Posted By Drifting Fate
Hmm, my initial reaction was "less dirt worthy,...

Hmm, my initial reaction was "less dirt worthy, that sucks swamp water."

But, then I asked myself why do I want to buy a KLR:
1) Cheap communter bike to save miles on the Road Glide. Ok, new...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-23-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9,197
Views: 2,864,415
Posted By Drifting Fate
Ok, let's see if I can understand this new...

Ok, let's see if I can understand this new photobucket account. Of course, I am a Harley owner, so that means if it has more complexity than a stone axe I'm going to have to scratch my head for...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 36,280
Posted By Drifting Fate
No, I don't like it, but then I'm obviously in...

No, I don't like it, but then I'm obviously in the minority here.

It just looks like it's trying to play catch-up with the Jap bikes, and that just doesn't work.

I liked the old Tiger because...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,709
Posted By Drifting Fate
These guys really embody the true meaning of...

These guys really embody the true meaning of "Adventure Rider." I love it!

:clap
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 20,283
Posted By Drifting Fate
That is a real problem with lots of bike dealers...

That is a real problem with lots of bike dealers - not just H-D. And, they keep selling $20K bikes (figure TTL and farkles and a lot go out the door for over 20) even without test rides.

On the...
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