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Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,176
Posted By Glenngineer
I have a masters in mechanical engineering from...

I have a masters in mechanical engineering from MIT, andwas in engineering consulting for 5 years, during which time I worked for two major Japanese motorcycle companies. I have designed and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
LOVE the girder - most of the rest of it needs to...

LOVE the girder - most of the rest of it needs to go back to stock. Lack of a girder fork was the one real let down with the new Indian for me. Nice to know they're thinking of it, at least.
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 46,770
Posted By Glenngineer
A little Diavel up front, California 1400...

A little Diavel up front, California 1400 outback, all Honda in the middle. I like it a lot, but the classic Valkyrie guy...probably going to call his buddy on a rotary phone before he kills himself...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,382
Posted By Glenngineer
Do they still do that?

Do they still do that?
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 265,365
Posted By Glenngineer
I did a Victory demo day at a local dealer this...

I did a Victory demo day at a local dealer this weekend - nice bikes.

I rode a Cross Country first - lazy revving, some buffeting even at demo ride speeds, but stable, surefooted and confident. I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,231
Posted By Glenngineer
..and JerryH with some non-sequitur nonsense. ...

..and JerryH with some non-sequitur nonsense.

This was going to be an interesting thread...


I like a new beginner tier HD from a couple perspectives - 1 Obvious oppurtunity to build a new...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 36,579
Posted By Glenngineer
You some kind of commy? Grow up riding jap bikes?...

You some kind of commy? Grow up riding jap bikes?

Needs a 60.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
The Road King has far more in common with the...

The Road King has far more in common with the Vintage, especially the now discontinued Road King Classic, with it's soft bags. They're both removable windshield, lightbar and nacelle front end soft...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 36,579
Posted By Glenngineer
http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Media/images/...

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Media/images/2014-Motorcycles/touring/road-king/pnw/large/14-hd-road-king-c22-w31.png

I love it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
This is so shilly.

This is so shilly.
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 36,579
Posted By Glenngineer
You do realize the radiators are wrapped in crash...

You do realize the radiators are wrapped in crash bars, right?


I'm seeing more lamentation about the possibility of losing the CD player on some models then then liquid cooling. A remarkable...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 36,579
Posted By Glenngineer
https://www.facebook.com/OaklandHarleyDavidson/pho...

https://www.facebook.com/OaklandHarleyDavidson/photos_stream

New luggage shape isn't doing it for me.

Lots of nice colors. I dig the sandy Fat Bob.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 36,579
Posted By Glenngineer
http://i41.tinypic.com/331i0ic.jpg Not my...

http://i41.tinypic.com/331i0ic.jpg

Not my thing, but nice to see an upgrade come to the batwing,
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 36,579
Posted By Glenngineer
This. HD has the nicest, most thoroughly thought...

This. HD has the nicest, most thoroughly thought out wiring harness around.

I hear a lot about the new dashboard...this is a cool idea, and probably a neat option, but on the rank and file bikes I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
A girder fork is the one big disappointment the...

A girder fork is the one big disappointment the new bikes gave me. It's a great opportunity to tap the history of the brand, and differentiate from literally every other mass market cruiser out...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
I'm right there with you on the tassles, but from...

I'm right there with you on the tassles, but from what I've read/seen pictures off, most of those tassles actually velcro off. I know for a fact the ones on the seat do, I think the ones on the bags...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
Word is there is a pin that disconnects the...

Word is there is a pin that disconnects the suspension linkage to allow the rear wheel to clear the fender...but you're probably still going to want a lift.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
Best post in pages and pages of thread. Thanks...

Best post in pages and pages of thread. Thanks for the review and the pictures.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
What I really like about that video is that he...

What I really like about that video is that he doesn't like the fairing on the Cheiftan, and doesn't like hardbags on an Indian, but doesn't proceed to outline why modern Indian is a blasphemy and a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
Oh holy fuck, a birther. It's all coming together.

Oh holy fuck, a birther. It's all coming together.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
Economics is not the least of the deficiencies in...

Economics is not the least of the deficiencies in judgement in this thread...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,056
Posted By Glenngineer
If HD could build a VRod that had 75% of the...

If HD could build a VRod that had 75% of the Diavel's performance, I'd own one.
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,093
Posted By Glenngineer
XR is the easy choice via game theory alone. If...

XR is the easy choice via game theory alone. If you're ambivalent to be asking the internet, you should get the XR because you'll likely not have the chance to get it again. If you don't like it,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,056
Posted By Glenngineer
The new NRS wears inverted forks, some cosmetic...

The new NRS wears inverted forks, some cosmetic changes, and the bars/pegs/seat have been altered to make the riding position more human friendly than the previous generations.

There is also a new...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
Granted, they have oil coolers, but calling them...

Granted, they have oil coolers, but calling them oil cooled as opposed to air or air/oil cooled is misleading.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
That's an interesting comment. I can't say I've...

That's an interesting comment. I can't say I've seen any comments regarding Victory customer service one way or the other, but I see all sorts of butthurt flowing at HD from HD owners on one of the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 236,767
Posted By Glenngineer
You need a much, much bigger boat.

You need a much, much bigger boat.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
I ride a Strom, too, and I paid literally 10...

I ride a Strom, too, and I paid literally 10 times less than 23K for mine, but honestly, did you think you'd ride away on one for 16K? Look at the market.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7,879
Views: 1,173,654
Posted By Glenngineer
http://youtu.be/4XheeEX00t4 ...

http://youtu.be/4XheeEX00t4

http://cdn.polaris.com/ind/2014/img/vehicles/ct0lbiprfei61dmvllj/detail/topimage.png
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,382
Posted By Glenngineer
Looks like BMW wants a chance to sell a busier...

Looks like BMW wants a chance to sell a busier paint scheme to the boomers.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,583
Posted By Glenngineer
The people that think this isn't a Harley are...

The people that think this isn't a Harley are people that think the Trophy doesn't look like an RT.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,589
Posted By Glenngineer
I'm young enough that Indian doesn't mean a ton...

I'm young enough that Indian doesn't mean a ton to me - I'm happy to have the Indian represent nostalgia, because thats what I think when I see photos of old Chiefs and Scouts.

The idea that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By Glenngineer
I like them until I see the drum brake. I can't...

I like them until I see the drum brake. I can't fathom spending money on a new motorcycle with a drum brake, even if it basically doing the job.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,167
Posted By Glenngineer
I own a Suzuki, my first bike was a Suzuki, but I...

I own a Suzuki, my first bike was a Suzuki, but I kind of wish they'd just hang it up and let the floorspace go to the better motorcycle companies of the world.
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 265,365
Posted By Glenngineer
I know little of Victory and their specific...

I know little of Victory and their specific models, but suspension travel is a function of more than any one part number. Shock stroke, any driving linkage, frame and swingarm geometry, etc.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,723
Posted By Glenngineer
That's really an educated guess concept, and...

That's really an educated guess concept, and obviously different from the test bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,936
Posted By Glenngineer
Interesting to see it's a GT, and that so much...

Interesting to see it's a GT, and that so much K16 design language made it in there. The stance of the fairing, while incorporating the K16 headlight, is almost R1100RT in profile...I think I prefer...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,244
Posted By Glenngineer
When are we actually going to be able to sit on...

When are we actually going to be able to sit on them?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-07-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Glenngineer
Thanks guys - the flat and straight sounds true,...

Thanks guys - the flat and straight sounds true, but having some good dirt is really exciting. I don't have that here, and I've always wanted a legitimate dual sport....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-05-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Glenngineer
Peoria Riding?

Hey guys,

I'm moving to Peoria for work this summer, and I'm wondering what the riding is like out there. I'm probably selling my DL1K and the wifes Ninja 250 prior to the move, and trying to...
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