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Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,107
Posted By sloryder
Soul?

My Jap in line fours did not have any soul, but my Jap V 4's and V twins ( Magna, Vt 600, and VTX 1300 ) had a truckload of soul.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,861
Posted By sloryder
1200 Sportster 1/4 mile times..

This data was taken from Cycle World Oct. 2012.

Sportster Custom 1200C

0-60 mph: 4.2 sec.
1/4-mile: 12.93 sec. @ 102.22 mph
Top speed: 118 mph
Horsepower: 67.7 hp @ 5680 rpm
Torque: 72.9...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,467
Posted By sloryder
issues

Mr Boone. Not trying to be a wise ass, but when a company uses the same design engineers, the same QC dept., the same parts suppliers, the same assemblers on the same assembly line, what causes...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,119
Posted By sloryder
I like it. So. what is going to be your first...

I like it. So. what is going to be your first mod?
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 77,713
Posted By sloryder
From pjensen641 > "Hopefully sometime the low...

From pjensen641 > "Hopefully sometime the low seat, forward control fad will be played out. Even Harley knows not to do that to the Ultras, where people might actually want to be comfy for several...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,688
Posted By sloryder
...a good deal...

Hex, you will enjoy the 883. It's a good all around ride. How much was the bottom line?
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 77,713
Posted By sloryder
Scout

I predict Indian will not be able to keep up with demand, thus creating a waiting list.
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,676
Views: 853,931
Posted By sloryder
bfd, try posting your question over in the GEAR...

bfd, try posting your question over in the GEAR section, under EQUIPMENT. More riders using extra tanks over there.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 1,058,230
Posted By sloryder
@ Davidc and NorthwestRider, thank you. I was...

@ Davidc and NorthwestRider, thank you. I was wanting to compare my vt 600 mph speed at 3000 rpm to the 700. Now I will have to go out and ride it after I have a repair done.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 1,058,230
Posted By sloryder
Northwestrider, at 3000 rpm, what is your mph...

Northwestrider, at 3000 rpm, what is your mph speed?
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 168,392
Posted By sloryder
@ mobiker, well said!

@ mobiker, well said!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,412
Posted By sloryder
Car tire

@mark53 I have never understood the hatred and emotionalism show when the subject of using car tire on a motorcycle is discussed. No one is advocating using a car tire on a sport bike. That is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,756
Posted By sloryder
Royal, lots of the bashers are envious. They...

Royal, lots of the bashers are envious. They would never admit it, but it's true. They WISH they could have a Harley, but can't afford one. And to be truthful, many Harley riders bring on the hate...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4,676
Views: 853,931
Posted By sloryder
Redclay..., anyone else out on the track riding a...

Redclay..., anyone else out on the track riding a Sportster? What is the reaction of other riders when they see you on a Sportster? Are they insulted when they get passed by a HD bike? Just some...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,371
Posted By sloryder
@bdonley Why did you get rid of the batwing?...

@bdonley

Why did you get rid of the batwing? It looked boss, like a mini Street Glide. How was it for making a smoother ride regarding air turbulence? Which bags are you using and are they...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 86,963
Posted By sloryder
Jerry, have you considered the Honda 700 CTX? ...

Jerry, have you considered the Honda 700 CTX? Lightweight, cast wheels, fuel injection, adequate power, excellent fuel economy, automatic or six speed, ABS, (but no center stand).
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,488
Posted By sloryder
Soul

Domingo, I can fire up my Sportster in the garage and just stand there and listen to its loping idle. It has soul!
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By sloryder
Motogogo, I bought a used 2010T model. It came...

Motogogo, I bought a used 2010T model. It came with Vance and Hines pipes, Barons Big Air, and a Mustang Seat. Best ride I have ever had! Not too heavy at around 640 lbs. Stops great. I think I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,787
Posted By sloryder
mrbreeze, congrats. You have purchased a fine...

mrbreeze, congrats. You have purchased a fine ride. May I recommend you to this web site, vtxoa.com. It will provide you with much useful entertainment and information.
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,861
Posted By sloryder
From JerryH > "I would not buy a Street if it...

From JerryH > "I would not buy a Street if it were the only motorcycle available anywhere."

Come on Jerry, you like motorcycles too much to just give it up, even if the Street were the "ONLY...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,861
Posted By sloryder
JerryH, why all of the venom? I doubt many of us...

JerryH, why all of the venom? I doubt many of us have seen the new Harleys in person, or sat on one in the showroom, or taken one for a test ride. My guess is that it will be a fine ride. If you...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,646
Posted By sloryder
So, it was advertised "stupid cheap", and you got...

So, it was advertised "stupid cheap", and you got it real cheap; how much? Man I gots to know!
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,861
Posted By sloryder
From Pewterschmidt, "You know what's changed in...

From Pewterschmidt, "You know what's changed in your lifetime? Shit got expensive. Gone are all the 80 to 200cc bikes, gone are the crank window hatchbacks on car dealership lots, all that's gone....
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,861
Posted By sloryder
From ZZ-R Rider, > "One thing I have noticed...

From ZZ-R Rider, > "One thing I have noticed though ... I'm newly single (after 25 yrs married) and am finding that most attractive, 40-something single gals I've met these past couple years seem...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By sloryder
RJ..., what is a HDI headlight? Thanks.

RJ..., what is a HDI headlight? Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By sloryder
BMW gear

From kumakahn, > ..."the BMW gear is the best I can afford,...

Where does one find BMW gear? Is there a catalog, or web site?
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By sloryder
Thanks for the replies. I didn't want to...

Thanks for the replies. I didn't want to purchase gear that I could not use.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By sloryder
How much spare electrical capacity do I have?

I have been considering heated gloves and possible a heated jacket liner. How do I determine if I have the spare electrical capacity? I will be riding at night, so all lights will be on. I have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 376,671
Posted By sloryder
From TrashCan, > "It's amazing to me how many...

From TrashCan, > "It's amazing to me how many people on the SV forum only get in the high teens on their chains."

Whenever I see a bike parked at a store or gas station, I always walk over to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,144
Posted By sloryder
What year? How many miles? How much?

What year? How many miles? How much?
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,863
Posted By sloryder
Vlx 600

@ Dkitt10

The 600 is ok to travel on once you adjust the gearing. I went to a 40 or 39 tooth rear sprocket, got rid of the terrible vibration at 62 mph, and can now cruise in comfort at 70- 75...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 274,478
Posted By sloryder
Car tire

From mariusD, > "Thanks, and I mean no harm, but that is the worst, most dangerous idea I've heard of sir..."

Years ago,motorcycles used to come from the factory with car tires. If you will...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 1,058,230
Posted By sloryder
Fast enough

Can some one please answer me this. How fast is fast enough?
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,085
Posted By sloryder
spending money

From Cerviperus > "I don't argue when she gives me permission to spend money."

I was going to comment, but I think I won't.

On another topic, fine looking ride you have there!
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 246,054
Posted By sloryder
Bolt fuel economy

@ DirtHopper: Thanks! I was just curious how it compared to my 883. When 883 was totally stock I could get 65-68 mpg if staying under 60 mph. After ditching stock mufflers and slightly richening...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 246,054
Posted By sloryder
Bolt fuel economy

Can any of the Bolt OWNERS give us some fuel economy stats?
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,680
Posted By sloryder
Why?

Because Harleys have gobs of low end torque. No need to worry about stalling at takeoff. Torque where you NEED it. From a stop light to maximum posted limit.

And the sound. What a majestic...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 246,054
Posted By sloryder
Star test rides

Received this in the mail today.

Test ride the All-New Bolt

Come see and ride the full lineup of Star Motorcycles including the all-new Bolt at the Laughlin River Run in Laughlin, Nevada....
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 246,054
Posted By sloryder
Sportster defense

NJ-Brett, > "I do not see the bolt as even trying to be a do everything bike.
Like most modern bikes, its specialized, in the bolts case, to look good like a Harley.
And its not hard to top a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 168,392
Posted By sloryder
New Suzuki

Fragile, congrats on the new ride. I can't tell what model it is just by the picture. Enlighten me. Is it brand new, or new to you? I'll bet it didn't come with all of those extras? What have...
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