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Forum: Vendors 12-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 43,287
Posted By vaexplorer
Question: I ride a Road King. Seems like the 20...

Question: I ride a Road King. Seems like the 20 - 50 semi-synthetic is tailor-made for Harleys. But, Harley says if you run the Harley synthetic that you can run the same oil in Engine, Trans,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 640,969
Posted By vaexplorer
I love the old fenders that bolted to the axle. ...

I love the old fenders that bolted to the axle. Anyone know if an old fender will bolt on to a newer sportster? I'm sure the chances are slim that it would fit, but I sure like the look.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,157
Posted By vaexplorer
To the OP, my answer is that Advanced Training is...

To the OP, my answer is that Advanced Training is just not that important to me at the moment. There are other things in life at the moment that occupy my mind, and connotations from others that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,477
Posted By vaexplorer
Question for you, Dean. Are you using part #...

Question for you, Dean. Are you using part # 57400143 or 57400146A for your wind deflectors? Here (http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/fork-mount-wind-deflector) or here...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,496
Posted By vaexplorer
Congratulations. You've got to feel like you're...

Congratulations. You've got to feel like you're near the very end of this project. I think many folks are watching but not saying much. Keep posting for us lurkers.
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 251,904
Posted By vaexplorer
How about the NT700V, aka Deauville?

How about the NT700V, aka Deauville?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By vaexplorer
Funny you bring this up. When I wanted to get...

Funny you bring this up. When I wanted to get back to running, I drove to the Blue Ridge Parkway, parked at an overlook, and jogged down the Parkway. It was during the week and there was little if...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,514
Posted By vaexplorer
Love this thread... great encouragement to...

Love this thread... great encouragement to consider a project.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 940,861
Posted By vaexplorer
Bluebone said, " i'm certain my next ride will be...

Bluebone said, " i'm certain my next ride will be a Sporty done up Roadking style." I nearly went for a Roadster, hard bags and a windshield when I bought my RK. Sometimes, I still wonder.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,565
Posted By vaexplorer
I love a ride report with a little historic...

I love a ride report with a little historic scenery thrown in. Just looking at the pictures made me feel hot. Looks muggy down through there. And flat. Very interesting. Thanks for the tour.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 940,861
Posted By vaexplorer
Aha! See, they can't fool me... :D

Aha! See, they can't fool me... :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 940,861
Posted By vaexplorer
This seems quite a bit like the old Roadster to...

This seems quite a bit like the old Roadster to me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By vaexplorer
Thumb Thanks Matt!

See, now that's what I like about this forum. I get a response from the other side of the world! Yes, it was a great day to putt around. Looks like your temps are a little cooler than ours right...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By vaexplorer
Talking Old VA Roads -- Three Chopt Road to Jarman Gap

So, I'm reading the other day about how Jack Jouett warned some Virginia legislators about British General Tarleton's sneaky attempt to surprise and capture them (more information here...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,491
Posted By vaexplorer
Regarding not having the potato sound in 30...

Regarding not having the potato sound in 30 years, can you expound on what you mean? What did they change and how did the sound change? Just curious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 65,636
Posted By vaexplorer
I'm in VA and would love it be legal. I...

I'm in VA and would love it be legal. I mentioned it to an MSF Ridercoach when we taught a class a few weeks ago and was surprised he was against it. I'm not holding my breath it will ever happen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By vaexplorer
Hmm... Great post. So much of life is Rules...

Hmm... Great post. So much of life is Rules Without A Ruler, and the only way to know the best answer is to have the ability to see the future, which we can't. You make the best decision you can...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,146
Posted By vaexplorer
Got no Valkyrie experience, but your reasons for...

Got no Valkyrie experience, but your reasons for looking at one sound much like the reason I bought a Road King. If you end up with a Valk... enjoy that scenery! I do.
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,192
Posted By vaexplorer
My impression is that any of your list would have...

My impression is that any of your list would have no problem keeping up with your friends... moreover, that any of that list would be easier to hustle along than an Electra Glide. Any of them you...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,821
Posted By vaexplorer
I see two different questions in the original...

I see two different questions in the original post.
1. "Her question to me was, "Why do people choose a Harley cruiser type bike over a lighter weight, more manueverable bike?"" I read it with an...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,034
Posted By vaexplorer
I'm not sure of the situation in Canada, but I...

I'm not sure of the situation in Canada, but I bought a used 99 Road King with 13,000 miles for a good bit less than $10K down here (in the US). Very clean. I don't wrench much either, so I just...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,321
Posted By vaexplorer
Cool2 Will do. Thanks.

Will do. Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,321
Posted By vaexplorer
Dang you... got me thinking about a Glide. Ride...

Dang you... got me thinking about a Glide. Ride a RK now but I like having still air. I have a Clearview Recurve and it's much better than stock, but still a bit turbulent. Curious about a Glide...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 69,357
Posted By vaexplorer
I bought mine because it looked so old. It's a...

I bought mine because it looked so old. It's a '99 Road King, but it still looks like Elvis' bike. Plus, it's got F.I., which I really like, and is nearly maintenance free. I'm a day tripper, not...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,913
Posted By vaexplorer
I ride a 99 Road King. My favorite bike I don't...

I ride a 99 Road King. My favorite bike I don't own is an R1200RT. BMW is definitely lighter, to say the least, and has more comforts (heated grips, heated seat, electric windscreen, better wind...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,741
Posted By vaexplorer
High Mileage? I personally tend to think...

High Mileage? I personally tend to think anything over 30K, but that's not because 30K means anything. It's just because there are so many out there that I didn't see any reason to buy one with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,741
Posted By vaexplorer
Well, I suppose one CAN do anything, and plenty...

Well, I suppose one CAN do anything, and plenty of folks make good time on their Road Kings. But, if I were contemplating strafing backroads and choosing between a Sportster and Road King, I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,741
Posted By vaexplorer
I have a 99 Twin Cam with F.I. -- really like it....

I have a 99 Twin Cam with F.I. -- really like it. It's a classic so it has the leather covered bags, which I don't like because they don't lock and I don't like fooling with the buckles. They are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,631
Posted By vaexplorer
I've had a similar experience in the "collection"...

I've had a similar experience in the "collection" area. Growing up, I wanted every kind of "cool" car and motorcycle. Couldn't figure out how I was going to ride them all. I am not very talented...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,454
Posted By vaexplorer
Fantastic pictures. That is pretty country out...

Fantastic pictures. That is pretty country out there.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-22-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 80,638
Posted By vaexplorer
Powhatan, VA Area

I went to grab some this morning...

http://richmondvaclassics.com/wp-content/gallery/huguenot-ride/cemetery1.jpg

http://richmondvaclassics.com/wp-content/gallery/huguenot-ride/huguenot.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-21-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 80,638
Posted By vaexplorer
Huh... I always thought the house there was the...

Huh... I always thought the house there was the birthplace house? But from what you're saying, it's another house that was built after the old one fell down? When you're 10, people just tell you,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-21-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 80,638
Posted By vaexplorer
Holy cow... sometimes posts on this site strike a...

Holy cow... sometimes posts on this site strike a nerve, in a good way. This one did because I passed this sign last week (at the corner of Route 250 and Route 678 - Owensville Road in Ivy, VA) next...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-18-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31,612
Views: 1,831,995
Posted By vaexplorer
I appreciate the generosity. That may help for...

I appreciate the generosity. That may help for all the off roading I do on the Road King. Ha! (kidding)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31,612
Views: 1,831,995
Posted By vaexplorer
Favor to ask

Hey folks, Jim here. I live in Henrico near the Goochland line. I have a 99 Harley Road King that I bought with the Harley Pillow Seat that I think came standard on the Electra Glides. Anyway,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,534
Posted By vaexplorer
A friend has an Aprilia Mille R (stay with me,...

A friend has an Aprilia Mille R (stay with me, there's a point). He loves it because it has the best of everything: Ohlins suspension, Italian styling, Rotax engine... it's the best. On our last...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 310,823
Posted By vaexplorer
VA Bridge Then and Now

Westham Bridge across the James River back in the day...

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk250/tett12/IMG_0015.jpg

As it looks today...
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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,324
Posted By vaexplorer
Thumb Old Thread, yes, but I just found it and enjoyed...

Old Thread, yes, but I just found it and enjoyed it. Any new pics?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By vaexplorer
Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,725
Posted By vaexplorer
A few thoughts: 1.They do seem a tad more...

A few thoughts:
1.They do seem a tad more inexpensive.
2. I think their standard handlebars are a bit taller, but don't quote me on that.
3. I like the look of the solo seat.
4. I like the air...
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