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Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Road & Track has published an article about...

Road & Track has published an article about darksiding. The article is surprisingly unbiased, and an interesting read.

Some of the comments after the article, however are from bizarro land.
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Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,407
Posted By MHaz01
The only time you see this much bitching on a...

The only time you see this much bitching on a Goldwing forum is when a ride leader picks an ice cream shop people have already been to.

Maybe it's just me, but if I thought a particular brand of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By MHaz01
@1LIFE2LIVE: I did the Aerostream full monty...

@1LIFE2LIVE:

I did the Aerostream full monty on my GTL last month. The buffeting has been greatly reduced, but not eliminated. Passenger reports much better riding conditions. There is some...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,860
Posted By MHaz01
Because I can. Period.

Because I can.

Period.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By MHaz01
The goofy extra step in the oil change process is...

The goofy extra step in the oil change process is because the K1600 engine is a dry sump unit.

There is a lot to like about it. It really is a technological marvel, especially the electronics and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By MHaz01
The K1600 forum has some very helpful maintenance...

The K1600 forum has some very helpful maintenance videos, including an oil change video. Ther are a few extra steps in the oil change process, but they are simple to do,
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By MHaz01
Hey, yes it was a maroon Vic (actually Sunset...

Hey, yes it was a maroon Vic (actually Sunset Red, according to Polaris), and I traded with the Milwaukee BMW dealer for a GTL.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By MHaz01
I sold a Vivtory Cross Country Tour. I really...

I sold a Vivtory Cross Country Tour. I really liked the Vic, but despite trying everything short of buying an aftermarket suspension, my wife and I could not get it to ride smoothly on bumpy roads.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By MHaz01
The K1600GT and K1600GTL Thread

I brought home a K1600GTL last week. Since I couldn't find a K1600 Thread in Road Warriors, I am starting this one.

I sold my v-twin bagger to buy the K1600. The past few days have been perfect...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,452
Posted By MHaz01
I like the mellow sound of a motorcycle engine. ...

I like the mellow sound of a motorcycle engine. What I don't like is the noise made by what are essentially straight pipes on v-twins and I-4s. Living near the city HD calls home, there are an...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
The 2013 XCT that I mentioned was for sale a few...

The 2013 XCT that I mentioned was for sale a few weeks back has been sold.

I brought home a nice BMW K1600GTL this afternoon, and look forward to many more happy miles.
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,040
Posted By MHaz01
Wicked The Goldwing will be upgraded to Paltinumwing.

The Goldwing will be upgraded to Paltinumwing.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,788
Posted By MHaz01
Three more things. Brakes The Harley has...

Three more things.

Brakes
The Harley has the best brakes, by a long shot. While the Roadmaster's brakes are okay, the stopping distance is too long. Not sure if it's simply having the wrong...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,788
Posted By MHaz01
While I'm waiting for the Indian Roadmaster to...

While I'm waiting for the Indian Roadmaster to arrive in dealer showrooms later this year, I'm riding other comparable motorcycles so I can make an accurate comparison. Today I rented an 2014 Ultra...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 189,098
Posted By MHaz01
Lurker here. Currently riding a Victory that I...

Lurker here. Currently riding a Victory that I like, but I'd prefer a lighter bike. 85% of my riding is two-up, long distance.

Would those here who use their RTs for two-up touring mind...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
I have reluctantly decided to sell my 2013 Cross...

I have reluctantly decided to sell my 2013 Cross Country Tour. I'm 66, and the XCT is a bit too heavy for me to safely operate. Should you know of anyone looking for a well-sorted XCT, I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,788
Posted By MHaz01
You are right about the Road Glide price. The...

You are right about the Road Glide price. The comparison should be made with the Electra Glide Ultra Classic, which has a top case and lowers as does the Roadmaster. The base price for an EGUC is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,788
Posted By MHaz01
The price is an issue, isn't it? The big touring...

The price is an issue, isn't it? The big touring bikes all sticker above $25,000. That includes the Roadmaster, the HD Ultras, the Goldwing, and the BMW K1600GTL.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,788
Posted By MHaz01
2015 Indian Roadmaster Thread

An Indian dealer sent me an email inviting me to an Indian demo day. The deal was that I could ride any Indian motorcycle I wanted, as often as I wanted, provided I lined up like everyone else. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By MHaz01
My wife and I rode to Alaska on our BMW K1200LT. ...

My wife and I rode to Alaska on our BMW K1200LT. Total trip mileage from home and back was about 14,000. We visited Homer, Seward, Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Coldfoot, and Deadhorse, along with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,676
Posted By MHaz01
My touring bike sequence over the last decade has...

My touring bike sequence over the last decade has been: Harley, Gold Wing, BMW K1200LT, Victory Cross Country Tour. Rack had its good points and bad points.

The CCT has been a very pleasant...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 248,472
Posted By MHaz01
Don't lose sight of Harley's big picture. These...

Don't lose sight of Harley's big picture. These bikes were primarily designed to be sold in Asia - where they are manufactured - and secondarily in the US. They may not appeal to Americans, but...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Is the nerf bat standing next to your bike for...

Is the nerf bat standing next to your bike for use on those who argue about your tire choice? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Rear Shock Air Pressure

XCT riders - how much air pressure do you run in the rear shock?

The handy chart affixed to the inside of the saddlebag lists pressure amounts that seem (to me) to be too high for comfort. I run...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,281
Posted By MHaz01
Perhaps I should have typed that using the humor...

Perhaps I should have typed that using the humor font. It would have been more obvious that way.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,281
Posted By MHaz01
The problem with upside down forks is that in...

The problem with upside down forks is that in order to work effectively, the front wheel must also be mounted upside down. Racing teams handle this problem as a routine matter, but dealers may not...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Just a guess, but I'll bet there's a typo. Price...

Just a guess, but I'll bet there's a typo. Price is more likely to be $16,000 or $15,400.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Andy, Good to hear that there will be a dyno...

Andy,

Good to hear that there will be a dyno room nearer then the Vic Shop, west of Des Moines.

About that "built" Victory.....I have a 2013 XCT that has an aftermarket air intake, Lloydz...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Steve, That is AWESOME! Congratulations on...

Steve, That is AWESOME! Congratulations on another Iron Butt accomplishment.

I swear, someday we'll see photos of you installing tundra tires and a parachute on you Vision in preparation for a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 34,925
Posted By MHaz01
I wonder how they got an electric motor to rock...

I wonder how they got an electric motor to rock fore and aft at idle?
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Underdrive

I'd like a shorter first gear so city driving is a bit easier, and also so sixth gear is usable below 70 mph.

Has anyone here installed an underdrive pulley? If you have, how do you like it, and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
I've been riding the wheeee out of my XCT. ...

I've been riding the wheeee out of my XCT. Seventeen states in the last month.

Came home yesterday, washed the bugs and mud off the bike, checked the oil and tires. Used no oil, air pressure is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Mattbastard: I bought my XCT shortly after a...

Mattbastard: I bought my XCT shortly after a younger relative spend about $35K on a one year old HD Ultra CVO.

We had an on-ramp drag race. The mopey look on his face after my $19K XCT beat his...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Fill-in panel for a CCT? What's that (apart from...

Fill-in panel for a CCT? What's that (apart from a gizmo I don't have)?
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
I don't use 6th gear until I've reach 3,000 rpm...

I don't use 6th gear until I've reach 3,000 rpm in 5th gear. As for a bit more noise, I have stock pipes and a Lloydz air filter. The aftermarket filter lets a good amount of intake noise be heard,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Welcome to Victory world, SPOAT! And I say that...

Welcome to Victory world, SPOAT! And I say that as one former LT owner to another.

I bought a Cross Country Tour rather than a Vision, "only" because my wife and co-rider wanted the greater...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,642
Posted By MHaz01
I'd like a Wing, a Vic, an Ultra, or a Beemer...

I'd like a Wing, a Vic, an Ultra, or a Beemer with a DCT. I'm in my 50th year of riding. Despite keeping fit and strong, I'm wearing out a bit. And I want to keep touring, long distances, two-up,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
Sucky stock seats are a feature on most new...

Sucky stock seats are a feature on most new motorcycles. Plus, everyone has a different butt.

The best seat I've had on my Vic is one made by Ultimate Seats. Check The VOG forums for seat...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
I took a ride using the hydro clutch. I noticed...

I took a ride using the hydro clutch. I noticed two differences straight away.

First, the clutch engagement is much smoother. Not sure why this would be, other than minor cable stretching, but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 283,801
Posted By MHaz01
My 2013 XCT has the lowest maintenance cost if...

My 2013 XCT has the lowest maintenance cost if any large bike I have owned. Just had the 10,000 mile service done by a dealer. $171.59, plus oil and filter.

While I was there, I had them install...
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