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Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By vaexplorer
You know... forgot about those. Might be right...

You know... forgot about those. Might be right up my alley. Thanks.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By vaexplorer
No, I don't really need one, but it's easy to...

No, I don't really need one, but it's easy to dream on the Internet. I do use them when they're present.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By vaexplorer
Anyone Make A...

midsize bike with good wind protection, a la Honda NT700V (Deauville), that also has an electric windshield and cruise? Can't think of one, but it would be nice to be wrong.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 25,646
Posted By vaexplorer
To add to the discussion: installed the wind...

To add to the discussion: installed the wind deflectors today on my 99 Road King with Clearview Recurve Windshield (Clearview has been on since I got the bike a few years ago). Definitely smoothed...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-11-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By vaexplorer
In that case, don't sweat it. It was just for...

In that case, don't sweat it. It was just for fun. Enjoy the new scoot.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-09-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By vaexplorer
As a matter of tradition... pics?

As a matter of tradition... pics?
Forum: Road Warriors 01-07-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By vaexplorer
I have a 99 Road King, Marelli injection and all....

I have a 99 Road King, Marelli injection and all. Hasn't given me any problems at all.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,344
Posted By vaexplorer
Wow, great perseverance. Thanks for showing us...

Wow, great perseverance. Thanks for showing us some of what's involved. The bike looks great. Whenever I see these real old machines, I remember that one of my dreams is to live in a museum so I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,119
Posted By vaexplorer
Your penchant for riding in less than perfect...

Your penchant for riding in less than perfect conditions has inspired me. Might have to go around the block in the over 55 degree weather today on the ol' Road King. The flat track pictures brought...
Forum: Vendors 12-13-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 49,679
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, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 699,551
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 19,747
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 25,646
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, 05:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,642
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 304,757
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,327
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,460
Posted By vaexplorer
Love this thread... great encouragement to...

Love this thread... great encouragement to consider a project.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-23-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,510
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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,998
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, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,510
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, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,510
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, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
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, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4,561
Views: 516,875
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 87,843
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, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,462
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,593
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, 07:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,332
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,317
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, 06:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,699
Posted By vaexplorer
Cool2 Will do. Thanks.

Will do. Thanks.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-20-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,699
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, 05:29 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 75,709
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, 08:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,521
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, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,732
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, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,732
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,732
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,019
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,741
Posted By vaexplorer
Fantastic pictures. That is pretty country out...

Fantastic pictures. That is pretty country out there.
Forum: Photos 06-22-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 95,897
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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