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Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 61,366
Posted By shupe
Yeah, they ain't pretty. But with a...

Yeah, they ain't pretty. But with a long-suspension FXDX, not much chrome and a raised seat, I'm so far out of the Harley mainstream anyway, I figure what's one more eyesore?
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 61,366
Posted By shupe
The two side plates allow the adjustability,...

The two side plates allow the adjustability, along with the front mounts.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/FullSizeRender%2014_zpspewyum5t.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 61,366
Posted By shupe
Ok, what I did is not elegant or pretty. In...

Ok, what I did is not elegant or pretty. In fact, those two objectives are beyond me. But here is what I did. My main objective was to have the seat several inches higher. I tried to give it some...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 61,366
Posted By shupe
Those lowers really make a difference on head...

Those lowers really make a difference on head buffeting, right?

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/407_zps2aa129e0.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 37,253
Posted By shupe
What I've always wondered was whether tensioners...

What I've always wondered was whether tensioners are needed at all?
Millions of V-8s made in Detroid with a longer chain driving a cam never had tensioners.
I assume H-D's engineers didn't put them...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 48,332
Posted By shupe
Back in the day some people referred to...

Back in the day some people referred to Sportsters as Shovelheads, along with the big twin Shovelheads. That's considered incorrect (and confusing) these days. Of course, the term "Ironhead" didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By shupe
I would think lower bars would help your tailbone...

I would think lower bars would help your tailbone more than apes.
Leaning forward more puts more weight on the lower thighs?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-25-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,524
Views: 2,582,615
Posted By shupe
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/greas...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/grease_zpsfd61f4fe.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/grease_zpsfd61f4fe.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 37,253
Posted By shupe
I have to disagree with your wording. SOME cam...

I have to disagree with your wording.
SOME cam shoes were worn out after 20-30k, but many have gone 100k.
Yes, it's something to check at 30k, and pulling the cover to check is easy.
But to give...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,444
Posted By shupe
I always thought those Hurricanes looked awesome....

I always thought those Hurricanes looked awesome.
Hard to believe that bike alone didn't save Triumph.
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By shupe
I have a FXDX also, and I keep searching FXRs on...

I have a FXDX also, and I keep searching FXRs on Craigslist.
I think they will become more and more collectible in the years to come.
I wouldn't mind having an Evo in the stable again.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 1,038,793
Posted By shupe
And 74 was the last year of the right side...

And 74 was the last year of the right side shifter.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By shupe
Note that the 1936 H-D knucklehead (first OHV...

Note that the 1936 H-D knucklehead (first OHV production Harley V-twin) had like 7:1 or 7.5:1 compression with a hemi chamber. I reckon that was all the gas then could support. But that was a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,103
Posted By shupe
When H-D decided to give the flathead K model OHV...

When H-D decided to give the flathead K model OHV in the mid 50's, there were at least two experimental approaches taken.
They passed up on this one and went with what we know as the Sportster.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,103
Posted By shupe
Harley-Davidson opposed twin Sport Model...

Harley-Davidson opposed twin Sport Model 1919-1924
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/IMG_0092_zps2af739b9.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/IMG_0092_zps2af739b9.jpg.html)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-22-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,794
Posted By shupe
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/IMG_0...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/IMG_0789_zps8bc20062.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/IMG_0789_zps8bc20062.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-22-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,794
Posted By shupe
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/IMG_0...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/IMG_0810_zpsba5c15ec.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/IMG_0810_zpsba5c15ec.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By shupe
Consider yourself very lucky to hit the weather...

Consider yourself very lucky to hit the weather you did!
I rode out there from Florida and the Beartooth HWY was closed due to wildfires.

Now I'll have to go back! :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8,477
Views: 3,394,331
Posted By shupe
Great story. Thanks for posting.

Great story. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-06-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,915
Views: 898,499
Posted By shupe
Yes, but shots of Kansas in this thread is...

Yes, but shots of Kansas in this thread is cheating. :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,595
Posted By shupe
Perhaps. But I just learned something the other...

Perhaps.
But I just learned something the other day. A friend just bought a new Goldwing. He mentioned it was a 2012 model he just bought brand new. When I expressed surprise (I'm a Harley guy, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8,477
Views: 3,394,331
Posted By shupe
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/bmw7_...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/bmw7_zps76ae94fe.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/bmw7_zps76ae94fe.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-24-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 8,016,825
Posted By shupe
Woman owned Busa. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's...

Woman owned Busa. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's got to be a small and very cool club.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,282
Posted By shupe
It's always bout Pros and cons. The batwing...

It's always bout Pros and cons.

The batwing is better than a tombstone style windshield for wind management.

But you can't take it off - it's always there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,719
Posted By shupe
When I totaled my Electraglide and had time to...

When I totaled my Electraglide and had time to think about it while healing, I reached a similar conclusion.
Big long baggers are great for all day on the interstate, but they are big and heavy ALL...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 1,038,793
Posted By shupe
No Bs. Back in the day (late 60's into the...

No Bs.
Back in the day (late 60's into the 70's) it was fairly generally believed that front brakes were dangerous (incorrect, but common). It was not uncommon to be advised not to use the front...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 1,038,793
Posted By shupe
A lot of people confuse braking power with lever...

A lot of people confuse braking power with lever effort.
Harley-Davidson's policy until fairly recently with front brakes was to deliberately make the lever effort high. This was to prevent...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 177,404
Posted By shupe
Nice Hummer!

Nice Hummer!
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,582
Posted By shupe
Dont' forget resale value. I bought a Orlando...

Dont' forget resale value.
I bought a Orlando PD 77 FLH from a guy that bought six at a police auction in 1982. They kept them 5 years then, and they had about 30,000 miles on them.

In the late...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 79,604
Posted By shupe
Just curious, was that 116 mph in 5th or 6th gear?

Just curious, was that 116 mph in 5th or 6th gear?
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,446
Posted By shupe
All true. But I think the FXR's competence had...

All true. But I think the FXR's competence had overcome the initial reaction to the looks (side covers) by the time the Dyna came out in 1991.
I think the Dyna chassis was so much less expensive...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 42,386
Posted By shupe
I recall reading something when the first BMX K...

I recall reading something when the first BMX K (suitcase) models came out. BMW explained why it had only 2 valves per. They said 4 valves only showed a benefit above 6,000 rpm and they didn't have...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 48,332
Posted By shupe
There were assembly issues at the factory in the...

There were assembly issues at the factory in the 70's, but by now those have been dealt with on a surviving Shovel.
As the previous poster mentioned, the biggest problem with Shovels is that they...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 79,604
Posted By shupe
You've hit on what I think is the secret to...

You've hit on what I think is the secret to Harley's success.
They are very satisfying motorcycles to ride slowly.
The high horsepower bikes are fun to ride fast, no doubt. But most of the time...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 61,366
Posted By shupe
Couldn't agree more. But then, here's my other...

Couldn't agree more. But then, here's my other bike:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/shovel3_zpsd547ca48.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/shovel3_zpsd547ca48.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,565
Posted By shupe
You've hit on the real issue. There are so many...

You've hit on the real issue.
There are so many low mileage used Harleys out there that there's really no reason to buy one with 80-100k miles, so resale value for those is quite low.
My Dyna has...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,094
Posted By shupe
Yes, all Big Twin Evos were 80 cu in., 1984-1999....

Yes, all Big Twin Evos were 80 cu in., 1984-1999.
Twin Cams were 88, then 96 and now 103 cu in.

Evo Sportsters are 53.9 (883) and 74 (1200).
(They actually made a 1100 Sporty for one year, I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 61,366
Posted By shupe
MaydayMike, I saw your bike at the Barber swap...

MaydayMike,
I saw your bike at the Barber swap meet. I guess you weren't there then.
It looks even better in person! Nice bike.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,094
Posted By shupe
Can't speak to the Road King, but I had a Evo...

Can't speak to the Road King, but I had a Evo Dyna, an Evo Electraglide and now have a TC Dyna. The Evos were a bit smoother I think (80 inches vs 88), but vibes weren't a problem on any of them.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,331
Posted By shupe
It's not possible to do.. without cussing.

It's not possible to do.. without cussing.
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