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Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,800
Posted By ALvis?
That looks like a 1958 Indian Trailblazer, fore...

That looks like a 1958 Indian Trailblazer, fore runner in the line up of the RE Indian Chief.
Hitchcock's carries a few Indian items like tank badges and RE Indian front fender Indian head. It was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,422
Posted By ALvis?
I don't think they marketed these bikes very...

I don't think they marketed these bikes very well. When I got my first one in 2000, nobody was even really aware that Triumph was "back."

Funny thing is, when Ducati brought out their Sport...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,422
Posted By ALvis?
I bought my first Thunderbird Sport in 2000 as a...

I bought my first Thunderbird Sport in 2000 as a left over 1999 model. My second TBS was in 2001 and it was a left over 2000. It was an insurance replacement (long story but not my fault!)
I have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,571
Posted By ALvis?
A kick only bike has been my main road bike for...

A kick only bike has been my main road bike for the last 2 seasons.
What I have noticed is that hard starting is usually a tuning issue. Timing, carbs being the major problem.
The Norton runs a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,571
Posted By ALvis?
You should just leave this board. All you ever do...

You should just leave this board. All you ever do is come onto these threads and bash BMW's for no good reason.
BMW makes good bikes. Their bikes are better than those they made even in the 90's. If...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 85,133
Posted By ALvis?
I like it! And as a whole, I don't like HD...

I like it! And as a whole, I don't like HD either. The "tax disc" is perfect.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,435
Posted By ALvis?
My take is, there is nothing special about them...

My take is, there is nothing special about them to justify the crazy expensive price tag.
What are you getting for all that cash? A redecorated Evo powered HD softail clone. Nothing more.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,435
Posted By ALvis?
Indian wanted to use an S&S mill...OK. But why...

Indian wanted to use an S&S mill...OK. But why not the S&S X Wedge? Look at what Kiwi Indian did with one:

http://www.kiwi-indian.com/gallery/chieftain/IMG_8.JPG
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,422
Posted By ALvis?
T300 Birds were approx 495lbs dry.

T300 Birds were approx 495lbs dry.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,435
Posted By ALvis?
Of course they aren't selling. Economic meltdown...

Of course they aren't selling. Economic meltdown aside, who is going to spend that kind of money on a motorcycle? At Southwest Motorrad in Kelowna BC, the on the road price for a new Chief Vintage is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,422
Posted By ALvis?
Are they "down" to $20,000 now?:rofl

Are they "down" to $20,000 now?:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,422
Posted By ALvis?
I guess compared to other heavy weight cruisers...

I guess compared to other heavy weight cruisers it could be on the "lighter" side.
Cruisers are not my thing but a 2011 thunderbird (all lowers) next to a 2011 Indian Chief is no contest.

Bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,422
Posted By ALvis?
:rofl Sorry, did you say it was light?:poser...

:rofl Sorry, did you say it was light?:poser :oscar
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,435
Posted By ALvis?
You're just an Indian basher. Their jackets never...

You're just an Indian basher. Their jackets never fail!
You probably did something to make that jacket fail or you just made the whole story up.
BASHER!!!!! Ban him!!!:deal
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,435
Posted By ALvis?
Southwest Motorrad in Kelowna is an Indian dealer...

Southwest Motorrad in Kelowna is an Indian dealer but I don't know how they move those things when parked next to a Triumph Rocket III or even the new Thunderbird which are much less money.
The only...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,435
Posted By ALvis?
We have Indian Motorcycles in Canada. They are...

We have Indian Motorcycles in Canada.
They are all +$30,000. Big, heavy and expensive.
It's too bad. I'd really like a modern Indian but I can't justify paying that kind of money for a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,869
Posted By ALvis?
This guy will be OK. Looks like he left the...

This guy will be OK. Looks like he left the exhaust alone.
If I'm not mistaken, that is/was an S1.

http://i.ebayimg.com/09/%21B4psbYw%21mk~$%28KGrHqN,%21hME%297sYFYbIBMqpgWQ7PQ~~_3.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,663
Posted By ALvis?
With regards to the infamous an dmusch loathed...

With regards to the infamous an dmusch loathed BMW turn signals:
HD uses a similar set up with left button on the left bar and right button on the right (minus the manual cancel button) and nobody...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,663
Posted By ALvis?
I don't understand why they felt the need to put...

I don't understand why they felt the need to put the chain drive on. The S and ST don't have belt issues, so why do it? Besides the single sided swing arm was much nicer looking than the double sided...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,940
Posted By ALvis?
Kane's HD in Kelowna might be in the same boat....

Kane's HD in Kelowna might be in the same boat. Big new store, in an area that is already one of the most expensive places in Canada to live AND an area were most of the traditional, middle class...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,663
Posted By ALvis?
It's the mess I can't stand. Also, for a chain...

It's the mess I can't stand.
Also, for a chain to last that long it NEEDS to be lubed. Sure an o-ring chain keeps the lube IN but what about sprocket to roller wear? You still need lube. Myself, I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,663
Posted By ALvis?
I agree, that is the number one "deal killer" for...

I agree, that is the number one "deal killer" for me.
When I first saw home brewed F800"R" made from F800S/ST' I was hooked! One big round headlight (like a R1200R) and belt drive. This is what I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,705
Posted By ALvis?
Agreed! ...

Agreed!
http://www.festivals-and-shows.com/images/1999-harley-davidson-fatboy-flstf-north-haven-connecticut-21311746.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,816
Posted By ALvis?
Like I said, I don't see the point of it.:deal ...

Like I said, I don't see the point of it.:deal
Some people can't understand why my bikes are NOT festooned with all sorts of rubbish.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,816
Posted By ALvis?
Interesting concept...:rofl I just don't...

Interesting concept...:rofl

I just don't see the point of adding stuff to a bike that serves no purpose.
Saddlebags, tank bag, OK, even windshields. But tassles? A whip on the handlebar?
I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,705
Posted By ALvis?
Um he IS riding a Jap bike....:deal

Um he IS riding a Jap bike....:deal
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,816
Posted By ALvis?
1)Since when has advocating for betting rider...

1)Since when has advocating for betting rider training become bashing? Poor rider training with an emphasis on "sell Sell SELL!" is leading down a road of increased legislation not to mention...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,816
Posted By ALvis?
Who am I bashing?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Seriouslly, WHO...

Who am I bashing?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Seriouslly, WHO AM I BASHING!?!?!??!?!
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,816
Posted By ALvis?
TOo bad it wasn't humour.:deal Steve G...

TOo bad it wasn't humour.:deal

Steve G brings up a good point: Inexperienced riders buying into an image instead of learning to ride safe.
Yes, bikes are CAN be dangerous in the wrong hands....
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,705
Posted By ALvis?
http://www.daytonamotorcycletraining.com/images/mo...

http://www.daytonamotorcycletraining.com/images/motorcycle-handsignals.gif

http://www.glogster.com/media/1/4/90/9/4900950.jpg

fail.....:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,705
Posted By ALvis?
As a rider of a bike with no turn signals, I can...

As a rider of a bike with no turn signals, I can say that majority of people DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL I AM DOING when I signal with my hands.
I lose track of all the right turn signals I make and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,736
Posted By ALvis?
I really want to like Sporties, really I do but...

I really want to like Sporties, really I do but you are correct, HD doesn't really know what to do with it other than making it a small big twin, which, works well for them. So why would they change...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 104,787
Posted By ALvis?
If that is the Bananarama tour bus, that means...

If that is the Bananarama tour bus, that means all three of those girls would need to sit on my lap....:wink::evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,412
Posted By ALvis?
I've wanted an F800S since they first came out!...

I've wanted an F800S since they first came out! It reminds me so much of my Triumph Thunderbird Sport that it is spooky. On the ST, if I close my eyes, I alsmost couldn't tell it from my TBS. I can...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 901,754
Posted By ALvis?
Why are the foot controls almost near the front...

Why are the foot controls almost near the front wheel bearings? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 104,787
Posted By ALvis?
And I'll bet that the skin on that bike is soft...

And I'll bet that the skin on that bike is soft so if you dump it, it won't dent.
Damn, I'm starting to see the point of this bike and the beauty in its function.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 104,787
Posted By ALvis?
It's a rather nice shade of yellow.

It's a rather nice shade of yellow.
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 901,754
Posted By ALvis?
Interesting...I have never seen the W4 Shovelhead.

Interesting...I have never seen the W4 Shovelhead.
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,886
Posted By ALvis?
Why you guys feeding the troll?

Why you guys feeding the troll?
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,886
Posted By ALvis?
Yep. This whole thread is :spam and the OP...

Yep. This whole thread is

:spam and the OP should be http://www.gigabikes.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/ban.giffor trying to stir the pot.
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