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Forum: Face plant 12-14-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,531
Posted By street rider
Rip # 79

A good friend and fellow retired Miami Dade Police Officer and AMA racer # 79 Rick Shaw died Biketoberfest at Daytona International Speedway. Until October last year he held the record for the most...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By street rider
Every fourm I checked about the problem had a...

Every fourm I checked about the problem had a fix. Most had to do with the exaust, change mufflers, the head pipes or slide the stock muffler back etc.... I don't know what the motor company did for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By street rider
The 2012 and 2013 Switchback had bad vibrations,...

The 2012 and 2013 Switchback had bad vibrations, it blured the mirrors and my feet vibrated off the floor boards. My wife and I test rode 3 at bike week and again during biketoberfest in 12 and again...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By street rider
Moroccan Gold, all of her bikes have been white...

Moroccan Gold, all of her bikes have been white or pearl white. It does not carry as much cargo as the Ultra but she did pack clothes for 4 days with her hair dryer and rain gear.
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By street rider
2014 Switchback

My wife wanted a switchback ever since they came out but the bad vib's on the 12 and 13's were to much for her. This past Octoberfest we worked for Destnation leading the Demo rides. The Motor...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By street rider
I don't need a second one, it was just a thought,...

I don't need a second one, it was just a thought, they were asking $1,500 and I sure don't want another project. Thanks for the info
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By street rider
Looking at a used Burgman 400

I'm looking at a used Burgman 400. It's an 03 with 25K showing on the clock. Being new to scooters what do I need to look for or at? How long will they last? What problem areas do I need to check. No...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,988
Posted By street rider
My wife was looking for a smaller bike for around...

My wife was looking for a smaller bike for around town. She borrowed a 400 with 25K on the clock, she was hooked. She uses hers almost daily, in fact her Ultra sits for all but long rides. She rode...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,765
Posted By street rider
Shovelhead lovers should have gone on the 2013...

Shovelhead lovers should have gone on the 2013 American Kickstart Classic. Around 50 old bikes from 1924 thru 1980. About 5 were shovels. I was on my 78 and my brother on his 71. Art's 72 broke down...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By street rider
Thanks for putting the photo up Dean. Now you see...

Thanks for putting the photo up Dean. Now you see why I was looking for side protection. I have already replaced the floor boards on her Ultra.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By street rider
Tupperware, good call. I searched thinking I...

Tupperware, good call. I searched thinking I could find some thing that would protect the body yet was not butt ugly. Like I said just looking for cheep insurance.
Thanks for the info.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By street rider
New Burgman owner with a question

OK my wife added to our garage and purchased a Burgman 400. I must say I do like it. She had already rode it on Deal Gap, I was on my little GS and could not keep up with her.
Does any one make...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By street rider
First Scooter

When we came home after a 9,500 mile, 19 state, 8 week cross country ride my wife wanted a smaller bike. Well, she kept her Harley and purchased a 400 Burgman. She is loving it. I didn't know how...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By street rider
hard starting G650 GS

My 2011 G560GS has been a great bike untill now. When its hot it becomes very hard to start. 7,800 on the clock, today on my way to work I rode around 30 miles, stopped to pick up a coke when I came...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By street rider
Most local shops, in my area, won't install tires...

Most local shops, in my area, won't install tires unless you purchased them from their shop. The cost of equipment is the BS I get. Having said that the economy does stink and just maybe you can find...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,709
Posted By street rider
Impuls purchase, both my wife and I like the...

Impuls purchase, both my wife and I like the bike, plus it a color she liked. She retires this year and we will most likely get a second one. I will look at the used market first, as I did this time.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,709
Posted By street rider
The salesman was new to BMW he was at Harley for...

The salesman was new to BMW he was at Harley for 17 years. I guess he didn't know his products.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,709
Posted By street rider
Chinese G650 GS, good or bad

I had a older F650GS loved it but stopped Dual Sport riding. I wanted to get back into it and could not find a used one I liked. Today I picked up a 2011 G650GS. BUT its made in China. The quality...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,125
Posted By street rider
The CV carb took a while to get right but it...

The CV carb took a while to get right but it warms up quick, runs great and the leaks have all been stopped, for now anyway. As for the paint I had it matched at a local paint shop and used an air...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,624
Posted By street rider
Just yes dear her, get her involved or make it...

Just yes dear her, get her involved or make it obvious you are dedicated to safety by buying some new gear and taking a couple MSF courses.[/QUOTE]

I agree get her involved. My wife, of 38 years,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,873
Posted By street rider
The are all stock except for the luggage rack....

The are all stock except for the luggage rack. Yes they are smaller than todays Harleys. Every thing from engine size to wheel base is smaller.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,125
Posted By street rider
[quote=usgser]Very nice! Take care of it and your...

[quote=usgser]Very nice! Take care of it and your kids will be riding it. I had a 78 FXE and ran it for years. Other than normal maint(easy) it was ultra reliable. Not the fastest bike on the road...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,125
Posted By street rider
I think she lost almost 200 lbs. 15 in wire...

I think she lost almost 200 lbs. 15 in wire alone. Thanks for posting the pictures, some day I'll have to learn how to do that.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,125
Posted By street rider
I got her up and running earlier than I thought....

I got her up and running earlier than I thought. I was asked to be a judge for a local panhead, sovelhead show. I couldn't ride a twin cam there now could I? On the way up she backfired and wouldn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,125
Posted By street rider
Took her out today for a shake down ride. Her...

Took her out today for a shake down ride. Her first time on the road in 7 years. Not to bad I fixed an oil leak and she is now leak free. The carb needs to be cleaned again, I must have missed...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,125
Posted By street rider
It has a CV carb off an EVO and it needs to be...

It has a CV carb off an EVO and it needs to be cleaned. It looks good from 10 yards but it has lived in Daytona for the last 26 years, salt air. The aftermarket chrome is pealing, factory chrome has...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,125
Posted By street rider
The pictures, above, posted by my son dldeano.

The pictures, above, posted by my son dldeano.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,125
Posted By street rider
The pictures were taken when I first rolled her...

The pictures were taken when I first rolled her into the garage. FYI, Daytona Bike Week is the first full week in March.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,125
Posted By street rider
1978 Flh

I just picked up a 1978 FLH. A friend has owned it for 26 years. He parked it 7 years ago when he got a new twin cam. He had plans but never did anything to it, he has not started it in 7 years. Ths...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,828
Posted By street rider
If you check your insurance policy you will most...

If you check your insurance policy you will most likely find any money recovered (ie. your detuctible) goes to the insurance company.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,021
Posted By street rider
Years ago, before antilock brakes. laying a bike...

Years ago, before antilock brakes. laying a bike down was taught. Larger departments had a fleet of beat up training bikes. To my knowledge this is no longer done.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,477
Posted By street rider
BTW my Japanese Nissan SUV? Built here in...

BTW my Japanese Nissan SUV? Built here in America. [/quote]

If they were made in the USA then your VIN starts with a "1". Harley build a good product. Its the Indian not the arrow.
BTW your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,477
Posted By street rider
I'm not defending the gearless riders in the...

I'm not defending the gearless riders in the video but your wrong the stat's show its the "sportbike" crowd leading the way. If America doesn't make the bike or car you want, sorry but when you lose...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,477
Posted By street rider
A riders down, an inmate wants to know why and...

A riders down, an inmate wants to know why and how, now the Harley bashers start foaming at the mouth. You make me sick. Truth be told as a police officer, now retired, I picked up more crashed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,937
Posted By street rider
What a stupid thread, call me what you will. I'm...

What a stupid thread, call me what you will. I'm going for a ride
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,055
Posted By street rider
Great bike. I do most of my own services. However...

Great bike. I do most of my own services. However if you are going to keep the bike get an extended warentee. You never know.
Enjoy your new ride
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,025
Posted By street rider
All good tips. Just a few more from an old Harley...

All good tips. Just a few more from an old Harley rider. Ironheads need a top end job about every 20,000 miles. Check and see when your friend did the last one. A quart of oil every 500 miles is...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By street rider
Great looking car, glade to see you out in it...

Great looking car, glade to see you out in it last night. You do good work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By street rider
Tht looks like a voyager kit. It can be removed....

Tht looks like a voyager kit. It can be removed. An older friend of mine has one he can ride but has trouble holding the ike up when his wife climbs abord.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,674
Posted By street rider
The MSF requires you know "the rules of the road"...

The MSF requires you know "the rules of the road" prior to getting your M/C license. In Florida a restricted license (learners permit) is the minimum required to take a BRC. Hope that helps.
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