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Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,215
Posted By Cakeeater
q3 results

Don't know where they'll be in ten years but the last quarter was pretty good.


http://nypost.com/2014/10/22/harley-davidson-rips-it-up-in-q3/


Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,028
Posted By Cakeeater
Jeesh, take your diaper off Alex. First you...

Jeesh, take your diaper off Alex. First you wanted mpg, now you bundle in insurance. The guy's just giving his two cents.

Or whatever the hell that is in euros.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 65,073
Posted By Cakeeater
When I first typed I was gonna say 70 percent,...

When I first typed I was gonna say 70 percent, but changed it to 60 percent so as not to exaggerate.

It all depends probably where you travel. If you don't get outside of a big metro area too...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 65,073
Posted By Cakeeater
Yup. My suburban is speed limited to 99 mph :D ...

Yup. My suburban is speed limited to 99 mph :D

Go back and read the post. Speedo on the bike said 119, but that's fibbing. GPS said 116, and that's legit.

No doubt HD is slowing increasing...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 65,073
Posted By Cakeeater
Yes, and I'm normally willing to let most...

Yes, and I'm normally willing to let most comments slide. But that one is pretty laughable. Esp. coming from a guy who rides a whopping 2,500 miles in a week.

Ranks up there with KTM doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 65,073
Posted By Cakeeater
I'm glad you cleared that up for us. All those...

I'm glad you cleared that up for us. All those miles and I'm not on touring bike! Silly me.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 65,073
Posted By Cakeeater
No. I have a madstad adjustable screen and it was...

No. I have a madstad adjustable screen and it was in the normal position. I also had a big bag with camping gear strapped to the top of the toppack. Streamlined I wasn't. And I'm butting into a Road...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 65,073
Posted By Cakeeater
When I said "slower" I didn't mean "slow"

I took this photo of my GPS unit today. Yesterday I did a top speed test. Not fast for a sportbike (duh!) but not shabby for a stock Harley on a perfectly flat road. Maybe 3 mph tailwind.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 65,073
Posted By Cakeeater
This what they're good at....

Yeah, it's not a Road King...but it's the same basic bike other than the fairing. I rented a Road King for a longer trip and it's what got me on a Harley for the first extended time.

The pic was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,980
Posted By Cakeeater
Listen, it's great you had a nice summer with...

Listen, it's great you had a nice summer with your older tires.

But I don't see what the point is here. Lotsa guys get drunk and survive the ride home. Lots are shitty riders and survive.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,980
Posted By Cakeeater
You wrote it, not us. Cakeeater

You wrote it, not us.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,530
Posted By Cakeeater
True dat. Lots of deranged individuals...

True dat.

Lots of deranged individuals riding late model Twin Cams all across the country, including me.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Cakeeater
This 2006 Street Glide is a few years older than...

This 2006 Street Glide is a few years older than you would like, but 112,000 miles probably qualifies as higher mileage. Asking $10,500


...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,530
Posted By Cakeeater
Don't know high miles. 70,000? 80,000? I have...

Don't know high miles. 70,000? 80,000? I have a bit under 30,000 on a 2011 Road Glide and have had zero issues.

I did get my steering head bearings tightened at 12,000. If I rode no-handed...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,948
Posted By Cakeeater
This is the dumbest thread I've ever read. ...

This is the dumbest thread I've ever read.

To answer the OP's question, why does steak smell better than shit?

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,133
Posted By Cakeeater
The key phrase is "if you maintain it". The...

The key phrase is "if you maintain it".

The OP has no garage and doesn't like doing stuff with tools. A chain living outdoors and not getting much love doesn't last very long no matter how good...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,215
Posted By Cakeeater
Only thing they do

I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this....(maybe they have...I can't keep up here).

Harley is a motorcycle company. That's it.

BMW is a car company with a small division of bikes. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By Cakeeater
The Hondas of that era all seemed to be...

The Hondas of that era all seemed to be fantastic. The 250 engine is a winner.

Nice looking bike, better looking kids!

Good to hear you are healthy. Ride safe.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,215
Posted By Cakeeater
Ha! My experience exactly. I've lost count of...

Ha! My experience exactly. I've lost count of how many times other riders have rolled their eyes when I say I ride a Harley. Lots of smugness out there.

Last two years I've gone to Sturgis...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
Ha! That doesn't surprise me after hanging...

Ha! That doesn't surprise me after hanging around their place for a few hours. I too was wearing my dirty yellow Aerostich. Everyone was friendly.

In fact, one salesman wanted to know how I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,215
Posted By Cakeeater
....and cheap beer?:cry:cry:cry:cry:cry:cry ...

....and cheap beer?:cry:cry:cry:cry:cry:cry

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,215
Posted By Cakeeater
Jersey Jim For the Win! Cakeeater

Jersey Jim For the Win!

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,215
Posted By Cakeeater
In the year 2525, if man is still alive If...

In the year 2525, if man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find
In the year 3535

Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
Yeah, from my short demo ride the 2014 is nice...

Yeah, from my short demo ride the 2014 is nice step forward. The frame was tighter, and the power gives a better kick in the pants. Can't say anything about the brakes because I didn't give them...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,455
Posted By Cakeeater
Jeesh, does Goldilocks run BMW's warranty...

Jeesh, does Goldilocks run BMW's warranty division?

Too many miles! Not enough miles!

I wonder where the "just right" is?

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
My impression of the street 750 was the fueling...

My impression of the street 750 was the fueling was excellent. I'd bog it down, twist it to the stop, run it to it hit the rev limiter, shift hard, hit the limit, run up the tailpipe of the guy...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
It was a good time! Free bikes. Free coffee....

It was a good time! Free bikes. Free coffee. Free pork sandwiches. The organizers were totally cool with me going for ride after ride even though I didn't live in South Dakota. But....get ready to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
FWIW: Cycle World just published a review of the...

FWIW: Cycle World just published a review of the same CVO Road Glide I got to ride. Makes me wonder if I had the stereo adjusted right. It wasn't that loud for me....no different than the old...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
Yeah, I know that Road Glide buffetting thing...

Yeah, I know that Road Glide buffetting thing first head. :) Fullface helmets make it bad. I found an open face really helped.

I cured mine with a madstad windshield. The CVO Road Glide i took...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
Good...and I was pushing near 100 mph windspeed. ...

Good...and I was pushing near 100 mph windspeed.

32 inseam, doctor says I'm 5/11.5

Airflow was better than I expected. I kinda wondered why I carry around a big fixed fairing with my ROad...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
I woulda liked to ride that. But....to reserve a...

I woulda liked to ride that. But....to reserve a bike, I had to skip a ride to get first in the reservation line. I wanted to ride as much as possible. Some bikes like the Fat Bob were always...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
For me, hands down: The Street. The motor is...

For me, hands down: The Street. The motor is very docile. Smooth down low, lots of power up high. Very predictable fueling. Such a small motor too...it would be easy to jack the bike up a lot and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
Ooops! I think I made a mistake. I musta been a...

Ooops! I think I made a mistake. I musta been a Wide Glide I rode. It wasn't a Softail...twin rear shocks and all. I get confused. THe pegs were forwards.

I'll go back and edit.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cakeeater
Harley Demo Day review

Last Saturday I found myself in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with time to kill. The local Harley dealership had a factory demo day. So I jumped in and rode a bunch of bikes.

I've only owned one...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,455
Posted By Cakeeater
The strangest thing about this case is that BMW...

The strangest thing about this case is that BMW wanted/asked/demanded that you pay $1,000.

I would think they either would have said: "Hey Dork, you voided your warranty. We pay nothing. Adios."...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Cakeeater
Not the stuff from China. :puke1:puke1:puke1 ...

Not the stuff from China. :puke1:puke1:puke1

That stuff seems to have a three year half-life.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Cakeeater
Dirtbikes: Plastic are awesome. Racebikes....

Dirtbikes: Plastic are awesome.
Racebikes. Plastics are awesome.
Touring bikes, cruisers, non-performace street bikes: Plastics suck.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,455
Posted By Cakeeater
No! All this back and forth ignores one...

No!

All this back and forth ignores one thing: BMW knew there would be guys like Steve when they drafted their warranty. They made the promise. He expected them to keep it.


Some BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,455
Posted By Cakeeater
4: Make an engine that doesn't frag in the...

4: Make an engine that doesn't frag in the warranty period.

(And I don't think that there would be any floodgates openning. Most riders are never going to do what the OP did in terms of mileage.)
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,455
Posted By Cakeeater
No. I didn't say commercially or in competition....

No. I didn't say commercially or in competition. I said using the vehicles as they were designed. BMW built this motorcycle to use on a track. Steve never said he entered a race.

If I buy a...
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