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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,162
Posted By FXD-Tim
We were there - pictures

Well, we made it to Denny's after a great ride on a great day.


http://www.fxd-tim.com/images/IMG_2441.jpg
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,162
Posted By FXD-Tim
My wife is lay-reading at church so our departure...

My wife is lay-reading at church so our departure time is limited. We'll take the Red Belt to 28 and check the Sarver Getgo on 356, but don't wait for us if we don't get there by 9:30.

Thanks.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,162
Posted By FXD-Tim
Hope to meet you there

My wife and I will be leaving Franklin Park about 8:45 a/m/ Sunday. Sorry we couldn't meet up earlier. I hope we get to meet the Cranberry contingent when we get there. Look for a white Sportster and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,289
Posted By FXD-Tim
Yes, I got my picture, mailed my packet, and...

Yes, I got my picture, mailed my packet, and headed south to have dinner with friends in Seattle. There's always next time, of course. One guy did the USA Four Corners for the 13th time last year and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,301
Posted By FXD-Tim
The Dyna line is the least expensive H-D offering...

The Dyna line is the least expensive H-D offering with the Twin Cam motor. The FXD Super Glide is the basic model. The FXDL Low Rider has a lowered rear suspension. The FXDC Super Glide Custom is a...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By FXD-Tim
Look at Aerostich Darien in Hi-Viz yellow....

Look at Aerostich Darien in Hi-Viz yellow. Possibly light weight version.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,289
Posted By FXD-Tim
Blaine, is one of the four corners in the USA...

Blaine, is one of the four corners in the USA Four Corners ride. You won't have far to go to get started. (See http://usafourcorners.fxd-tim.com)
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,301
Posted By FXD-Tim
You're serious, right? I sense a smirk lurking in...

You're serious, right? I sense a smirk lurking in the shadows. :evil

The XR1200 is probably the closest thing to an adventure, sport, touring bike. The rest of the line is cruisers and tourers....
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By FXD-Tim
Try a set of moto lights. www.motolights.com...

Try a set of moto lights. www.motolights.com (http://www.motolights.com) I've had a set for 5 years and like them very much. They are very bright and only 35 watts per bulb. You can find them...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-07-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,676
Posted By FXD-Tim
Go to campmor.com and get a big, yellow,...

Go to campmor.com and get a big, yellow, Seal-Line bag. It's rugged, waterproof and visible.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 766
Posted By FXD-Tim
For some reason Pittsburghers are intimidated by...

For some reason Pittsburghers are intimidated by tunnels and cannot do the speed limit while in them. They slow down to 30 mph in the tunnels and then go the limit when they get out. The backups...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,162
Posted By FXD-Tim
228 makes a jog. It comes to Rte 8 from the west,...

228 makes a jog. It comes to Rte 8 from the west, goes north on 8, and then goes to the right, (East). The customizing shop is on the NE corner of Rte 8 where 228 goes east.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 766
Posted By FXD-Tim
Here's what I suggest for the last part of your...

Here's what I suggest for the last part of your trip. Unless you want to go through downtown, your only easy route across the Ohio is I-79. I would avoid going through Butler as well. (Going through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,812
Posted By FXD-Tim
I posted in the same thread over at VTF as an...

I posted in the same thread over at VTF as an ATGATT rider to support the OP and to say that I, too, learned the lesson the hard way that good gear can mitigate the injury in a crash. I took a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,894
Posted By FXD-Tim
Given the improvements made to the 2009 touring...

Given the improvements made to the 2009 touring bikes I would not consider an older model unless I couldn't afford the new one.

Harley makes changes incrementally, not all at once, so you aren't...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,473
Posted By FXD-Tim
Congratulations on your new Dyna. You have lots...

Congratulations on your new Dyna. You have lots of smiles ahead of you.

Spend time doing more research. There are Harley-related forums that will help you get up to speed. Make the shop manual...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 616,033
Posted By FXD-Tim
Here's my Super Glide setup for long rides. ...

Here's my Super Glide setup for long rides.

http://www.fxd-tim.com/album/Bikes/FXD2007/slides/IMG_1550.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 03-22-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 32,318
Posted By FXD-Tim
Siphon

It may happen that you run a little low on gas and need to get some from a buddy's bike. Here's what works.

http://www.fxd-tim.com/images/siphon.jpg

I carry the two blue tubes. They are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,473
Posted By FXD-Tim
Congratulations and welcome to the Dyna family. ...

Congratulations and welcome to the Dyna family.

Yes, Harleys are made heavy duty. Set your rear shocks to the 4th notch (most preload) when your wife rides with you. You'll need some bags for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-18-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 26,905
Posted By FXD-Tim
This is a shot of me with my younger son, Drew,...

This is a shot of me with my younger son, Drew, on our trip to New Hampshire in 2005. We rode up just after he was graduated from High School. It was 50 degrees and rainy almost every day. Despite...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,286
Posted By FXD-Tim
IIRC 208v service can be either a delta...

IIRC 208v service can be either a delta connection or a wye connection.

A delta connection is three wires. The voltage is 208v from phase to phase. This would typically power a 208v three phase...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,473
Posted By FXD-Tim
As you can tell from my handle, I ride a FXD,...

As you can tell from my handle, I ride a FXD, Super Glide. The Street Bob is one of several variations in the Dyna line. It's intended for solo riding. I have ridden my FXD all over this country...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By FXD-Tim
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I encourage anyone who can afford the time to do this trip. If you can ride 400-500 miles in a day, then you can do this. It's just one 500 mile day after...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By FXD-Tim
Yes, that's what just about everyone thinks at...

Yes, that's what just about everyone thinks at first. It takes some explaining. I did stop at the 4 corners just to illustrate the difference. Glad you enjoyed the account. Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By FXD-Tim
Definitely do the trip. Your Heritage will be...

Definitely do the trip. Your Heritage will be just fine. Before I did my trip I wasn't sure if a Dyna would be comfortable enough. With a Mustang seat and backrest it was very comfortable. Last year...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By FXD-Tim
USA Four Corners

Hi.

I discovered this sight recently and have enjoyed following some of the adventures posted here. Reading these posts makes me want to fire up my bike and hit the road. There are, however,...
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