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Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,421
Posted By elkgrichard
I've read that before. Looks almost as if that...

I've read that before. Looks almost as if that guy is pushing some type of agenda. My guess he's an HD HATER.

Probably suffering from a small man organ part issue of some type.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,049
Posted By elkgrichard
Great line, I'll have to remember that one....

Great line, I'll have to remember that one. LMAO!!!

Although that redundancy works very well for those of us that love the engines.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
Added a K@N filter onto my bike a few weeks ago....

Added a K@N filter onto my bike a few weeks ago. Not sure if it changed anything. I did it more becaquse of the oil film that end up in the airbox more then anything. Found that paper filter had an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
Exhaust pipes are expensive for this bike for...

Exhaust pipes are expensive for this bike for sure.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
You are making me want to sell this one and buy...

You are making me want to sell this one and buy the new one.

Wonder if they improved the low speed fueling?
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
I've put on the extended sump. Bike as you know...

I've put on the extended sump. Bike as you know has almost dirt bike ground clearance in stock form so with extended sump you still have more ground clearance then the average street bike. I still...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
I would have to say we have talked about some...

I would have to say we have talked about some quirks with the V7 on here some could be owner induced or perception. Most of my issues with the bike have all been worked out one way or the other by...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,118
Posted By elkgrichard
If that bike was bought back under the lemon law...

If that bike was bought back under the lemon law it was much more then a bad rear shock which could be replaced. It would have had to be something that the shop could not repair correctly and it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,094
Posted By elkgrichard
I was thinking the same thing, those are Boeing...

I was thinking the same thing, those are Boeing numbers.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,094
Posted By elkgrichard
Went to the Indian dealer yesterday. Demand and...

Went to the Indian dealer yesterday. Demand and reservations are very high on this bike. Type of thing that if you want one, get in freakin line.

She told me they did not expect this type of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,094
Posted By elkgrichard
September 16th the Indian show Semi truck will be...

September 16th the Indian show Semi truck will be displaying all the new models for test ride at Auburn, Cal. C&E Indian dealership. Free food, free girls from the hood.

They will have 3 of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
I've always had dip sticks that were accurate in...

I've always had dip sticks that were accurate in the past. Why would that not be the case with this dip stick?
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
I think maybe the knurling on the stick is not...

I think maybe the knurling on the stick is not good enough to hold the oil in the groves or is difficult to see for some reason. My Harley used an orange plastic stick and you could look at that at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,094
Posted By elkgrichard
If their little feet can't reach the forward...

If their little feet can't reach the forward controls just bolt on some wooden blocks for crying out loud.

These people are freakin nuts man.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,094
Posted By elkgrichard
I'd be styling bro with those Porto Rican girls...

I'd be styling bro with those Porto Rican girls all over me down in the hood.

The brother knows how man.

If the brother can't reach the pedals it's all about breaking down the blow torch and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
Agree totally, my same experience. Those...

Agree totally, my same experience.

Those people saying their bike burns no oil are riding short trips only in moderate temps. Know of one other V7 in the Sacramento area and he's burning a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
Noticed that plug thing myself. Had one go dead...

Noticed that plug thing myself. Had one go dead at about 6 grand after that long trip. Must be the high temps in the head or something.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
You could be onto something with that. Just screw...

You could be onto something with that. Just screw it in a couple turns and let it sit awhile. If you do that the same way each time you will get something consistent.

Last night I stuck that stick...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
Some peoples kids O lordee.

Some peoples kids O lordee.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,094
Posted By elkgrichard
If you people don't like forward controls do like...

If you people don't like forward controls do like the chopper folk did in the 60's, BREAK OUT THE BLOWA TORCH BROTHER.

Or move on to another subject.

Valantino Rossi ain't buying the bike bro....
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
I've started to pre-load 3rd gear and it appears...

I've started to pre-load 3rd gear and it appears to be working so far for me.

98 percent oft he time everything shifts as normal but I do get that occasional hang up down to 1st and then the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
One thing I've noticed on these bikes is that the...

One thing I've noticed on these bikes is that the dip stick can be difficult to read. I can stick it in the hole 10 times and get 10 different readings or else I can't Hardly see the top oil mark at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,094
Posted By elkgrichard
Wicked I'm sure the after market will kick in with...

I'm sure the after market will kick in with controls that fit small folk. Or a seat that moves one further forward. Noticed the other day the new Super glide comes with a seat attachment to move...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,094
Posted By elkgrichard
Looks good to me. Sure like that red one with the...

Looks good to me. Sure like that red one with the tan leather seat.

As far as people talking mid controls I think that is foolish. Lot of choice out there for mid control bikes. If you don't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
You lucked out on the transmission thing. ...

You lucked out on the transmission thing.

I notice others saying they burn no oil.

Maybe I got the one lemon out of the bunch, just my luck.

Plugs look good with no indication of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
Wink The reason you have not heard of someone burning...

The reason you have not heard of someone burning oil is because maybe those people are out riding their bikes rather then posting on here. It will burn oil in high temps at high speeds.

Not...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
One more thing, Thank GOD I installed that sump...

One more thing, Thank GOD I installed that sump spacer prior to the trip. If I had not put that on the bike I would have hit the oil light smack in the middle of highway 50 through Nevada with the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
Since that trip on my more recent short runs it's...

Since that trip on my more recent short runs it's not using oil. Must have been the heat and speeds. that made it use that oil.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
2007 Triumph Bonneville. Hard to compare...

2007 Triumph Bonneville.

Hard to compare the two bikes. They are totally different animals as much as people try to claim they are of the same stock. Maybe because they are both a retro spin...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
I've got a 2013 V7. One myth is that they...

I've got a 2013 V7.

One myth is that they burn no oil. Not true at all. Went on a 3,600 mile trip, temps in the mid to high 90's and speeds averaging about 75 mph with occasional hour long...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,906
Posted By elkgrichard
The darkside, car tire on motorcycles

Tales From the Dark Side: Putting Car Tires on Motorcycles

http://www.ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/web-NEWHEADDARKSIDE-298x217.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 435,002
Posted By elkgrichard
Go back to the start of the ride report and you...

Go back to the start of the ride report and you will see pictures of the bike set up before she leaves on the trip and she talks about setting the bike up for the trip. She probably will not answer...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 435,002
Posted By elkgrichard
"I'm going home now" As the jogging folk stood in...

"I'm going home now" As the jogging folk stood in amazement left to ponder for answers among themselves. They all thought he (Gump had the answer to it all.:norton
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 435,002
Posted By elkgrichard
Almost forgot to mention. The reason I got into...

Almost forgot to mention. The reason I got into such a rush to get home was my little dog. My mom put her on the phone and she started crying when she heard my voice. The next day turn into over a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 435,002
Posted By elkgrichard
That elderly couple in Alaska that put her up are...

That elderly couple in Alaska that put her up are about the only folks that knew her at all. I think the wife or the husband posted a couple times. You could go back to those posts and send them a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 435,002
Posted By elkgrichard
Would like to get the conclusion for sure. Maybe...

Would like to get the conclusion for sure. Maybe the conclusion is still concluding or something.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 435,002
Posted By elkgrichard
I wonder what happen to the love story myself. ...

I wonder what happen to the love story myself.

Maybe they got married and have a few kids, house, dog, whatever.

Off riding a matching set of goldwings or BMW's with the dog and kids in a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,432
Posted By elkgrichard
It's just a different mindset between the Germans...

It's just a different mindset between the Germans and Japanese. Germans worship at the alter of technology, and Japanese worship at the alter of reliability.[/QUOTE]




The Japanese...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,151
Posted By elkgrichard
That is a good deal. Those prices are being...

That is a good deal. Those prices are being authorized by Moto Guzzi to clear out the overstock they have with the 2013's.

The Stones for some reason are selling for more then the Specials.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 43,333
Posted By elkgrichard
I've owned 8 HD's over the years, don't have one...

I've owned 8 HD's over the years, don't have one now.

Buy used and don't pay over blue book. Lot of good deals on used ones. HD will come down because they are now competing with the used HD...
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