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Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,671
Posted By royal
I've been riding bikes for over forty years. 38...

I've been riding bikes for over forty years. 38 of those years have been on either Japanese or German bikes. Two years ago I bought a Harley Electra Glide. Since then, I have been continually...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,284
Posted By royal
I agree with you, it can be very puzzling. And...

I agree with you, it can be very puzzling. And this isn't limited to the ST1300. When I owned my BMWs, I was a member of two separate BMW owner's forums. The members would argue until they were...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,284
Posted By royal
The ST1300 has a long history of instability. ...

The ST1300 has a long history of instability. There have been police forces that switched to the ST1300, then abruptly switched to another brand due to the instability factor. In fact, I believe an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,036
Posted By royal
Fit and finish on a Harley is substantially...

Fit and finish on a Harley is substantially better than on any Japanese cruiser. The intangibles, such as feel, sound, style, in my opinion and in those that have chosen to spend more money on a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,284
Posted By royal
I primarily ride long rides, usually in the 2,000...

I primarily ride long rides, usually in the 2,000 to 3,000 mile range. I've owned an RT1200, LT1200, Honda ST1300, Kawasaki C-14 Concours. I'm 5'10" and weigh in at (Gulp) 225 lbs.

My...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,395
Posted By royal
Comfort and fun. I spent years on sport touring...

Comfort and fun. I spent years on sport touring bikes, two BMWs, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki. And while they were fun and nice bikes, they didn't bring the smile I get from riding my Electra Glide...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,910
Posted By royal
I think the reason Harley sells so many bikes is...

I think the reason Harley sells so many bikes is because they look like a classic motorcycle. Harley's "Look" never goes out of style.

I've owned previously a BMW LT, RT, Honda ST1300, Suzuki V...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,561
Posted By royal
Staying Awake

Just got back from a fairly long trip (3,000 miles and 13 states). Nothing Earth shattering, but long enough for this 53 year old. Anyway, my question is, does anyone else have a tough time staying...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By royal
Savannah / Greenville, SC

My riding buddy's and I will be going through Savannah on Memorial Day. We want to find a place to stay where we can walk to all the fun night places in Downtown. Any suggestions as to a reasonably...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By royal
Anyone have any thoughts about the Fryemont Inn...

Anyone have any thoughts about the Fryemont Inn in Bryson City ?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By royal
I figured as much. That's why I was throwing it...

I figured as much. That's why I was throwing it out for recommendations now because I want to make reservations this week.

We aren't particularly fussy over amenities. From what I understand,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By royal
Where to Stay

I'm going to be going through the Deal's Gap area May 28th. I'll be with two other guys and we're looking for a fun place to stay. I've kind of narrowed it down to either the Ironhorse, Skyline...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,036
Posted By royal
A lot of us veteran riders here on ADV Rider...

A lot of us veteran riders here on ADV Rider could learn a lot from your attitude. Seems like many of us have forgotten what it's all about. My sister is fond of saying that there is a big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,036
Posted By royal
Couldn't agree more Jersey Jim. Well said.

Couldn't agree more Jersey Jim. Well said.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,036
Posted By royal
I've been riding for over thirty years, but only...

I've been riding for over thirty years, but only the last two on a Harley. But it has been my experience that there are far more Harley bashers out there than the other way around. When I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,036
Posted By royal
I'm not a collector, I'm a rider. I don't own...

I'm not a collector, I'm a rider. I don't own any Harley apparel save for a couple of tee shirts I bought in Key West when I rode my Harley from New Hampshire. So, I guess you got me there. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,036
Posted By royal
I wasn't going to this time, but *sigh* I can't...

I wasn't going to this time, but *sigh* I can't help myself.

All bikes purchased new.

BMW RT 1200. Stranded me three times hundreds of miles from home in the first 7,000 miles I owned it. ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 42,152
Posted By royal
I agree. Had to sell my 2010 Concours after two...

I agree. Had to sell my 2010 Concours after two seasons. Just couldn't stand the high frequency vibrations coming through the grips. And I tried everything! I don't think I will chance an in line...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 261,585
Posted By royal
I work nights and I'm off at 11 AM. Meeting my...

I work nights and I'm off at 11 AM. Meeting my wife and son there at noon. I hope it's a fun thing to do because it's $15.00 per person entrance fee. So, I'll be out $45.00 before I even get in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 174,966
Posted By royal
I was just teasin'. That is a sweet bike. I had...

I was just teasin'. That is a sweet bike. I had a 2005 RT that I miss to this day. Great bike. Unfortunately, I had some bad luck with it. Final drive, transmission and a faulty anti theft...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 261,585
Posted By royal
Anyone going to the motorcycle show at the...

Anyone going to the motorcycle show at the Rockingham Racetrack in Salem ? I'm headed there after work today. I hope it's not a waste of time, but it seemed like a fun Saturday thing to do.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,871
Posted By royal
Had a 2010 Concours C-14. Nice bike but holding...

Had a 2010 Concours C-14. Nice bike but holding onto the grips was like holding onto a bag of bees.

Took it in twice to make sure all was sync'd properly (It was). Tried it without bar weights...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 174,966
Posted By royal
Is that rag an option for the final drive ???

Is that rag an option for the final drive ???
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By royal
What about the Switzerland Inn in Spruce Pine, NC...

What about the Switzerland Inn in Spruce Pine, NC ? Anyone have any experience with this place ?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By royal
Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge

Hope I posted this in the right forum.

Anyone been to or stayed at the Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge ? How was it ? Do they have a bar, or allow you to bring your own ?

Thinking about staying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,694
Posted By royal
I was kind of in the same boat as you. I had...

I was kind of in the same boat as you. I had owned a number of sport touring bikes and while some were very good, there was just something that didn't "Do" it for me.

I was looking for something...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 261,585
Posted By royal
Where is this ???

Where is this ???
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 170,369
Posted By royal
Well, I agree with you on Harley dealers. The...

Well, I agree with you on Harley dealers. The salesmen that I have dealt with were not knowledgeable about their brand, nor were they knowledgeable about their competition. In fact, they were not...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,087
Posted By royal
Had an RT1200. Purchased it new. Really liked...

Had an RT1200. Purchased it new. Really liked the bike when it ran. Stranded me three times in the first 7,000 miles. After the third time, I was done.

Ride an Electra Glide currently and am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 31,035
Posted By royal
Bicycle

Bicycle
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 616,145
Posted By royal
What kind of windshield is that and do you like...

What kind of windshield is that and do you like it better than stock ?
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,230
Posted By royal
Had a Honda ST 1300. Worst motorcycle I ever...

Had a Honda ST 1300. Worst motorcycle I ever owned by a long shot. Heat on the legs was ungodly, unstable at anything faster than 60 MPH, I could go on but not the place. Suffice to say, not a...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By royal
I'd be interested in people's opinions on this...

I'd be interested in people's opinions on this too. I had to decide between this one and a Shoei RJ Platinum R. I ended up going with the Shoei.
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By royal
How have you liked the Evoline 2 ? Last night, I...

How have you liked the Evoline 2 ? Last night, I went ahead and ordered the Evoline 3. This is a pretty radical departure from what I typically wear (Standard full face). There are no Evoline 3's...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By royal
Shark Evoline 3 ST

Anyone have any opinions or experience with this helmet ? I was just about to pull the trigger on a Neotech, but at the last second, this Shark caught my attention. I have no chance of trying one...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By royal
Helmet Insanity !

I've been looking to replace my old Shoei X - 12 with a modular type helmet. Most of the dealers around here have terrible inventories of helmets. So, it looks like I will have to order on line and...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By royal
Nolan 43e

I have been interested in this helmet. Currently have a Shoei Qwest in an XL. I like to support my local dealer, but, unfortunately, he didn't have the 43e in stock, but he said he'd order one for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 66,156
Posted By royal
I've been watching this thread with some interest...

I've been watching this thread with some interest as I was kind of in the same boat this time last year. After owning various "Sport touring bikes" such as BMW RT1200, Honda ST1300, Kawasaki C-14, I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,823
Posted By royal
I thought I'd chime in here. I've had two BMW's...

I thought I'd chime in here. I've had two BMW's (LT1200 and and RT1200), and most recently a 2010 Kawasaki Concours. I wanted to have a bike with the classic looks of a what I think a motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,450
Posted By royal
Well, as the former owner of an LT and an RT, and...

Well, as the former owner of an LT and an RT, and current owner of an Electra Glide, I can say that my Harley has put the fun back in motorcycling for me.

Not that I didn't like my LT and...
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