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Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,979
Posted By Xdriver
Type.... Momentary hijack here. Look into the...

Type.... Momentary hijack here. Look into the site propilotworld.com. Great networking there for you.


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Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 351,496
Posted By Xdriver
Do the dealers sell individual shims or can they...

Do the dealers sell individual shims or can they only be had as a package of multiple sizes?


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Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,238
Posted By Xdriver
Been following this since first post. That's a...

Been following this since first post. That's a nice looking bike. Cliche I know but at least with an HD you can find whatever you need to make you comfortable.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,902
Posted By Xdriver
I think any of these would last longer than most...

I think any of these would last longer than most would own them.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,238
Posted By Xdriver
Harley finally got smart and now the '14 Road...

Harley finally got smart and now the '14 Road Kings come with the "Heritage Style" bars. Still not quite the Heritage ergos, but much better.


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Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 28,371
Posted By Xdriver
I've owned an '09 RT, and now an '11 C14. I'd...

I've owned an '09 RT, and now an '11 C14. I'd have to say, the RT handles better. The C14 is more work to flick from side to side, and the brakes can be a little weird, but it's really not a big...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 45,959
Posted By Xdriver
Another thing to remember, and I had to remind...

Another thing to remember, and I had to remind myself of this, when shopping at a dealer, you're paying extra for convenience. Could take days to visit all the CL/CT sellers in your area looking at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 45,959
Posted By Xdriver
They can be "greedy" if you want to call it that....

They can be "greedy" if you want to call it that. I like Harley's...some of them, but I had such a bad experience at a dealer I won't think of one again for years probably.

Had a used E-Glide...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By Xdriver
Agreed. Nice objective review. To add to the...

Agreed. Nice objective review. To add to the previous post, the new frame from '09 on with either that 103" or even a 96" would probably add to the positives even further.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 339,127
Posted By Xdriver
Mine is about the same as well. I'd also agree...

Mine is about the same as well. I'd also agree just to use for flat detection. At what PSI does it alert you of a problem? I'm not near an owners manual.

Also, on a side note is 40-42 a good...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 339,127
Posted By Xdriver
I'm running a silver Connie, but the Arabian Red...

I'm running a silver Connie, but the Arabian Red really is my favorite color on this bike. Really looks good.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 339,127
Posted By Xdriver
I read somewhere else, and I'd agree, that those...

I read somewhere else, and I'd agree, that those great deals are due to Kawi over production and are killing resale values on the older models. I bought used so it was good for me, but really sucks...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 339,127
Posted By Xdriver
Just picked up a new to me C14. Had planned to...

Just picked up a new to me C14. Had planned to take a break from riding upon the recent sale of my Super Tenere. Well, that break only lasted a month. I hated not riding. Picked up this '11 with 9300...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,209
Posted By Xdriver
I'll bet they sell quite a few of these. Honda...

I'll bet they sell quite a few of these. Honda has been doing quite well with the F6B, and of course HD sells thousands of Street Glides each year. There's obviously a real market for the trimmed...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,294
Posted By Xdriver
Makes sense you'd get some vibes. I think this...

Makes sense you'd get some vibes. I think this friend was comparing with 4 cyl bikes, which is like apples to oranges.
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,294
Posted By Xdriver
Question for those with the HD touring bikes.......

Question for those with the HD touring bikes.... Do you find vibration above 80 mph? I've only been been able to test ride them following a dealer guy, and never got over 70. Smooth as glass there....
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,294
Posted By Xdriver
The Vic touring bikes look nice. I sat on one at...

The Vic touring bikes look nice. I sat on one at Iron Pony in Ohio. I liked the suede paint. May be hard to care for but looked cool. I probably wouldn't fit the bike well being short, but build...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,294
Posted By Xdriver
This was a pretty good thread at it's start that...

This was a pretty good thread at it's start that I've been following. Too bad it's been derailed now due to the the "Harley and all that surrounds it is crap" mantra that seems to emanate from a few...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,283
Posted By Xdriver
I was at the BMW dealer getting some new shoes...

I was at the BMW dealer getting some new shoes for my Tenere and they offered me a test ride on the 1600 even after I told the sales guy that financially that bike was not within reach at this point....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-29-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By Xdriver
Thanks for the info. I am planning to camp up...

Thanks for the info. I am planning to camp up there. Coming up from Mulberry on 215, but headed east the next morn to Oark for breakfast. Let me know what you come across up there. Have fun.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-29-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By Xdriver
Arkansas- White Rock Mountain roads

I'm thinking of heading up there middle of next week to camp at the rec area, and was curious if the roads leading to the park north from Mulberry, and then east towards 23 are just dirt or more or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9,049
Views: 1,892,647
Posted By Xdriver
Those Garrett's are crazy loud. You can still...

Those Garrett's are crazy loud. You can still hear?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9,049
Views: 1,892,647
Posted By Xdriver
I'll look for you next time I'm around. I always...

I'll look for you next time I'm around. I always wondered who rode the KLR, but never asked around. I've been frequenting that place for over 6 years now.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9,049
Views: 1,892,647
Posted By Xdriver
Houston Hobby? If so, one of my favorite FBO's. ...

Houston Hobby? If so, one of my favorite FBO's. I spend too much of my time in the pointy end of that first plane in your window view. I'll have to look for that bike next time I'm there. Used to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-09-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26,192
Views: 5,012,232
Posted By Xdriver
Just picked up a used S10 with a Sargent which i...

Just picked up a used S10 with a Sargent which i think the previous owner picked up in August. Have to say this seat is killing me. It's hard as a rock. I only ring in at about 155 lbs, so that may...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,787
Posted By Xdriver
I'd agree. Just as you don't see Jeep owners...

I'd agree. Just as you don't see Jeep owners getting all wrapped up in quarter mile times.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,787
Posted By Xdriver
I had an '09GS(purchased at FTW BMW as well) for...

I had an '09GS(purchased at FTW BMW as well) for a couple years and now have a Tenere. The Tenere I bought used and it came with the wind deflectors at the base of the shield and and deflector on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,934
Posted By Xdriver
The GSA is actually a consideration because of...

The GSA is actually a consideration because of all the "knowns", lack of plastic and big tank, but for a couple years, I've been on the balls of my feet(without issue so far), and the idea of flat...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,934
Posted By Xdriver
I'm on the fence with this very issue right now....

I'm on the fence with this very issue right now. I just took a deposit from a guy buying my RT because I just couldn't get comfortable on it. I liked the easy maintenance and performance, but comfort...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 351,496
Posted By Xdriver
I really like the motor on my bike('09), wind...

I really like the motor on my bike('09), wind protection, etc, but the transmission and dry clutch annoy me each time I ride. I've owned a few bikes at this point, one of which was a GS of the same...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,109
Posted By Xdriver
Another HD thread.....

I've currently got a BMW 1200RT, I keep going back to HD and test riding the RK's(not a RG, but still touring frame). I come home, I ride the RT, and love the performance. Love the light weight, lack...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,667
Posted By Xdriver
I was at the dealer a couple weeks back and in...

I was at the dealer a couple weeks back and in talking, he told me this was the last year for the 1300S. A 1600S was coming down the pipe next. Not sure when. Obviously not in '13.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,114
Posted By Xdriver
I agree. They do look cool. Too complex and too...

I agree. They do look cool. Too complex and too much garage space for me, but I like them. Always have to check one out when I see it parked.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,945
Posted By Xdriver
From the HD Museum when I visited. ...

From the HD Museum when I visited.

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And

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Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 351,496
Posted By Xdriver
I went from a Cee Baileys tall to a Cee Bailey...

I went from a Cee Baileys tall to a Cee Bailey sport and noticed a slight bump maybe 3-4mpg. Which seems high to me, so could be something else I suppose.

On a side note, I'm not sure I'll put...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By Xdriver
My RT has has GSA head cover protectors on it....

My RT has has GSA head cover protectors on it. Previous owner installed after an incident similar to yours I'm guessing. They're pretty stout from what I can see. Could be helpful in the future.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 351,496
Posted By Xdriver
Been reading this. I'll post up a photo of mine....

Been reading this. I'll post up a photo of mine. Came from a GS and really like the RT. Would have both though if money grew on trees.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 351,496
Posted By Xdriver
That's a tough one. What's your height. That...

That's a tough one. What's your height. That would make a difference. I've got the 1200RT and had an ST1300 at one time. No knees hitting cowling on those two. Never ridden an FJR. I'm 5'8 with a 30"...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,343
Posted By Xdriver
Nice. When I saw this title I expected a tee...

Nice. When I saw this title I expected a tee shirt, and a dew rag.
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,553
Posted By Xdriver
How is it cruising at 80? Still is a pretty...

How is it cruising at 80? Still is a pretty relaxed ride?
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