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Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,914
Posted By Cakeeater
Finally got my Motorcyclist mag today. Extremely...

Finally got my Motorcyclist mag today. Extremely positive writeup on Motus.

Multipage spread. Nothing about kickstands digging in. But it did mention that the current production bike has...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,914
Posted By Cakeeater
Well dang, the Motus has cruise control after...

Well dang, the Motus has cruise control after all. :clap:clap

1650cc liquid-cooled V4, 165 bhp, 123 ft.lbs. torque
6-speed, dual-overdrive
Closed loop electronic fuel injection
Ride-by-wire...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,499
Posted By Cakeeater
Nices pics! Fun bike. Kinda tempted to do...

Nices pics! Fun bike. Kinda tempted to do something like that myself. I like dirt-road, ATV trail riding, don't need to jump a lot (I've broken enough bones without doing that) so a big old dirt...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,596
Posted By Cakeeater
Foxtrapper: I agree completely with your photo...

Foxtrapper: I agree completely with your photo essay. :clap

I've run stock Dunlops and they work remarkably well in dry off road stuff. Tough tires. My rear is wider than the OP's back...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,596
Posted By Cakeeater
Here's another pic. It's fun to get off the...

Here's another pic. It's fun to get off the beaten path, for sure.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,596
Posted By Cakeeater
Yup. I think the skid plate is a nice idea. And...

Yup. I think the skid plate is a nice idea. And soft bags when you fall over on it.

I'd not worry about a thing and just start riding the thing.

I took a Road Glide Ultra out of the showroom...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Cakeeater
I have a clear madstad on my HD Road Glide. ...

I have a clear madstad on my HD Road Glide. Great product!

I like my clear. I had another brand (Windvest) that was slightly smoked before my Madstad and I didn't like it....

It looked...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 285,536
Posted By Cakeeater
Since I haven't ridden either of the Suzukis I...

Since I haven't ridden either of the Suzukis I don't want to comment about them.

But the Streets ARE in many ways a really major depature for HD. Fit and Finish are not great, but the engine and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 285,536
Posted By Cakeeater
Yeah, there's way too much of that here. Most...

Yeah, there's way too much of that here. Most people on this forum seem to know what they're talking about and add something useful, but the few knuckleheads sure like to go on and on.

I'll add...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 285,536
Posted By Cakeeater
Obviously some dealers are marking them up....

Obviously some dealers are marking them up. Others are not. A quick check of cycle trader found this new 500 for $6,000.

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2015-Harley-Davidson-XG500-113712657
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 285,536
Posted By Cakeeater
There's zero difference in size between the 500...

There's zero difference in size between the 500 and 750. The 750 just has a bigger bore, bigger pistons. That's it. And a 7 on the emblem instead of a 0.

The Street is indeed a small bike. Not...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,914
Posted By Cakeeater
http://thekneeslider.com/buellrod-revolution-engin...

http://thekneeslider.com/buellrod-revolution-engine-powered-buell-concept/

Vrod motor and tranny supposedly weigh around 190 lbs.

It doesn't get good mpg tho.

I'm curious as to what the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,133
Posted By Cakeeater
I used to live in Philly and did that same trip...

I used to live in Philly and did that same trip often.

Do you have secured parking in NYC?

If not....something old and ugly is my suggestion.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,914
Posted By Cakeeater
Thanks for the pic. Any more? And how many...

Thanks for the pic. Any more?

And how many bikes did they have on display?

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,914
Posted By Cakeeater
At the IMS in NYC

I just got an email from Motus saying they'll be at the IMS Friday through Sunday in New York.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 285,536
Posted By Cakeeater
I too am not impressed at the wiring or the...

I too am not impressed at the wiring or the switches.

But, the Street didn't look "cheap" to me when I rode one. It just seemed tiny. Too small for me to be comfortable without a much thicker...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 978,152
Posted By Cakeeater
That's my kind of traveling. :1drink:1drink ...

That's my kind of traveling. :1drink:1drink

Great pics.

Cakeeater
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,667
Posted By Cakeeater
you being in california must not learn much in...

you being in california must not learn much in skool no prob i know skools not two good they're.

middle have bad weather. stuff kalled snow and ice. hard to balanc on too wheels on ice. if u get...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,318
Posted By Cakeeater
In my view, a weave is a general light wooziness....

In my view, a weave is a general light wooziness. The line isn't steady, but the amplitude and frequency don't increase.

A wobble is something that starts very small and very quickly can get very...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,318
Posted By Cakeeater
Yes. My Road Glide will start to weave...no...

Yes.

My Road Glide will start to weave...no wobble...when pushing 90ish plus in the corners if the pavement isn't good. I've said it elsewhere...it isn't frightening, it's just a reminder not to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,299
Posted By Cakeeater
Yeah, either bike seems like a great deal. I pay...

Yeah, either bike seems like a great deal. I pay a little attention to used prices...I have a 2011 RG Ultra....and 15 grand for a nearly new bike is lower than I've seen.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,318
Posted By Cakeeater
I'm guessing your BMW buddies were chuckling that...

I'm guessing your BMW buddies were chuckling that you were moving pretty smartly.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,299
Posted By Cakeeater
Absolutely the 2012. As others have pointed...

Absolutely the 2012.

As others have pointed out, the 103 is better than the 96, and the warranty seals the deal. If you sell in two years it'll still have the warranty to transfer to a new owner....
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,546
Posted By Cakeeater
This is very funny. If #5 is "yes", I've...

This is very funny.

If #5 is "yes", I've wasted money on cab fare to the airport for sure. Dammit.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,318
Posted By Cakeeater
Dang Dean, you're making me feel bike envy! ...

Dang Dean, you're making me feel bike envy!

As you prob. remember I had a brief chance to demo a 2014 RK and came away really impressed. It was too short and too straight and too crowded a ride...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 76,352
Posted By Cakeeater
Sixth gear. Never tried in 5th. I don't think I...

Sixth gear. Never tried in 5th. I don't think I would've gotten any more out of it in 5th due to powerband and gearing.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,546
Posted By Cakeeater
I tested the 750. Great power train. I wish HD...

I tested the 750. Great power train. I wish HD would put it in a bigger frame for fellas like me, in a scrambler/standard version.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,406
Posted By Cakeeater
Good link. Thanks. The dynamic testing is...

Good link. Thanks.

The dynamic testing is most interesting to me: (rounded tests up and down to nearest whole second)

BMW 1200: 1:40
Moto Guzzi Norge: 1:43
Harleys: 1:48 and 1:49
Moto...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,914
Posted By Cakeeater
It's the EPA. The key "R" sits below the number...

It's the EPA. The key "R" sits below the number 4 on the keyboard.

Good enough for government work....

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,546
Posted By Cakeeater
q3 results

Don't know where they'll be in ten years but the last quarter was pretty good.


http://nypost.com/2014/10/22/harley-davidson-rips-it-up-in-q3/


Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,559
Posted By Cakeeater
Jeesh, take your diaper off Alex. First you...

Jeesh, take your diaper off Alex. First you wanted mpg, now you bundle in insurance. The guy's just giving his two cents.

Or whatever the hell that is in euros.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 76,352
Posted By Cakeeater
When I first typed I was gonna say 70 percent,...

When I first typed I was gonna say 70 percent, but changed it to 60 percent so as not to exaggerate.

It all depends probably where you travel. If you don't get outside of a big metro area too...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 76,352
Posted By Cakeeater
Yup. My suburban is speed limited to 99 mph :D ...

Yup. My suburban is speed limited to 99 mph :D

Go back and read the post. Speedo on the bike said 119, but that's fibbing. GPS said 116, and that's legit.

No doubt HD is slowing increasing...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 76,352
Posted By Cakeeater
Yes, and I'm normally willing to let most...

Yes, and I'm normally willing to let most comments slide. But that one is pretty laughable. Esp. coming from a guy who rides a whopping 2,500 miles in a week.

Ranks up there with KTM doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 76,352
Posted By Cakeeater
I'm glad you cleared that up for us. All those...

I'm glad you cleared that up for us. All those miles and I'm not on touring bike! Silly me.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 76,352
Posted By Cakeeater
No. I have a madstad adjustable screen and it was...

No. I have a madstad adjustable screen and it was in the normal position. I also had a big bag with camping gear strapped to the top of the toppack. Streamlined I wasn't. And I'm butting into a Road...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 76,352
Posted By Cakeeater
When I said "slower" I didn't mean "slow"

I took this photo of my GPS unit today. Yesterday I did a top speed test. Not fast for a sportbike (duh!) but not shabby for a stock Harley on a perfectly flat road. Maybe 3 mph tailwind.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 76,352
Posted By Cakeeater
This what they're good at....

Yeah, it's not a Road King...but it's the same basic bike other than the fairing. I rented a Road King for a longer trip and it's what got me on a Harley for the first extended time.

The pic was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,650
Posted By Cakeeater
Listen, it's great you had a nice summer with...

Listen, it's great you had a nice summer with your older tires.

But I don't see what the point is here. Lotsa guys get drunk and survive the ride home. Lots are shitty riders and survive.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,650
Posted By Cakeeater
You wrote it, not us. Cakeeater

You wrote it, not us.

Cakeeater
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