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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 45,704
Posted By shupe
I'll try to post some pics. It's nothing slick,...

I'll try to post some pics.
It's nothing slick, but it works.
I've been thinking of trying to come up with an adjustable mounting system so I can move the seat forward or rear-word. I think it...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 45,704
Posted By shupe
Note that there are also FXDP (police model)...

Note that there are also FXDP (police model) footboards available for Dynas.
I'm running a set. They are positioned higher and slightly rearward compared to the Switchback boards.
With FXDX...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33,051
Views: 8,053,804
Posted By shupe
Are those highway pegs on the crash bar? On a...

Are those highway pegs on the crash bar? On a cop bike?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,841
Posted By shupe
I caught the start on Daytona Beach last Friday. ...

I caught the start on Daytona Beach last Friday.
The deep sand between the beach and the pavement was ridiculous.

They started as far east as you can go:...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 237,470
Posted By shupe
The XR 1200 was developed for Europe and didn't...

The XR 1200 was developed for Europe and didn't cost a ton to develop since it used a slightly modified existing drivetrain. H-D didn't think the XR would sell in the USA and didn't plan to offer it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 398,126
Posted By shupe
My 76 EG is not a stocker, but here it is,...

My 76 EG is not a stocker, but here it is, nonetheless.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/CopyofIMG_2411.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/CopyofIMG_2411.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 398,126
Posted By shupe
The rubber mount Sportsters, including the XR1200...

The rubber mount Sportsters, including the XR1200 weigh 100lbs more than a Tuber Buell.
A lot of that is the Sportster is now trapped into the traditional Sportster look, which includes a dual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 398,126
Posted By shupe
As a 35+ year H-D rider that totally appreciates...

As a 35+ year H-D rider that totally appreciates Harley's tradition, I would still like to see them add to their lineup:
- an ST based on the Vrod
- a sporting standard based on the old tube framed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 14,860
Posted By shupe
Seems to me the Gov't control zealots have made...

Seems to me the Gov't control zealots have made contradictory arguments.
Years ago their argument for mandatory helmets was that they SAVE LIVES. Helmet use will reduce fatalities. Period.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,552
Posted By shupe
I haven't found a full solution. Lower bars...

I haven't found a full solution.
Lower bars with a slight forward lean makes it better on the butt and back, but moves the pain (eventually) to the shoulders.
Higher bars and an upright position...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 75,502
Posted By shupe
That's what I hoped when I first saw the VROD. ...

That's what I hoped when I first saw the VROD.
But years later, there's still the same ugly Vrod with the most minor of variations.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,053
Posted By shupe
My take: 1. Rain forecasts always seem worse...

My take:
1. Rain forecasts always seem worse before the trip than it actually turns out.
2. Keep your route and even destinations flexible if you can. You may be able to ride where the rain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 398,126
Posted By shupe
One thing I've wondered about is this: From...

One thing I've wondered about is this:
From what I've read, there were basically 2 design goals with the TC compared to the EVO:
1. Design a foundation that would allow for displacement growth
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,145
Posted By shupe
Nothing new under the sun. The 1929 Harley's...

Nothing new under the sun.
The 1929 Harley's had dual headlights.
It was a 2 year deal and they went back to a single headlight.
I've read where the reason was just what you encountered.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,386
Posted By shupe
Back, yes. Butt, yes, eventually. Knees are...

Back, yes. Butt, yes, eventually.
Knees are not a problem, and I have not so good knees.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 398,126
Posted By shupe
May I ask where you are getting those number?

May I ask where you are getting those number?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 148,772
Posted By shupe
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/suz4....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/suz4.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/suz4.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,913
Posted By shupe
I tend towards a pretty low turnover rate: 69...

I tend towards a pretty low turnover rate:
69 Sportster bought 1976 sold 1997 21 years (shoulda kept it)
77 H-D FLH bought 1982 sold 1992 10 years
91 HD Dyna bought 1990 sold 1997 6 years...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 849,973
Posted By shupe
I'm a Butler Rebel myself. :D Class of 74. ...

I'm a Butler Rebel myself. :D
Class of 74. When I was in grade school we could hear them test fire the Saturn V. Rattled the windows and we were about 15 miles away from MSFC.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 849,973
Posted By shupe
Actually, Buell did offer a 980 cc Buell motor...

Actually, Buell did offer a 980 cc Buell motor with a shorter stroke for awhile, along with the 1200.
All Sportsters since 1957 have had a 3 13/16 inch stroke. Buell convinced HD to develop a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,858
Posted By shupe
A lot of the pics posted in this thread are good...

A lot of the pics posted in this thread are good looking motorcycles, classic looks that will stand the test of time.
Will this, and its ilk be considered a classic in 20 or 30 years? I don't think...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 853,877
Posted By shupe
I always get the feeling that people today don't...

I always get the feeling that people today don't realize how bad roads were in the teens, 20's, 30's, even up through the 50's in a lot of places.
I wasn't there, but it seems to me that motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 21,806
Posted By shupe
I agree. I always seem to be out of step with...

I agree.
I always seem to be out of step with the mainstream Harley nation.
I bought a EGC in 1997 and road it for 13 years - all through the chopper craze when Softails were king.
in 2010 I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 45,704
Posted By shupe
I guess we think along the same lines. I have a...

I guess we think along the same lines.
I have a National Cycle shield and the Memphis Shades lowers.
The NC shield mounts allow the brackets for the lowers to clamp to the fork tubes ABOVE the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,663
Posted By shupe
I noticed you mentioned a sporting twin, yet your...

I noticed you mentioned a sporting twin, yet your list only includes one - The SV.
Used Buell's fit your price range nicely and meet your requirements for light, sporty, low end touque....
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By shupe
I've had good luck with Michelin Commander IIs. ...

I've had good luck with Michelin Commander IIs.
Getting only 6,500 on a rear, I'd bet you are using the rear brake too much.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,013
Posted By shupe
It's been many years since I read it, but wasn't...

It's been many years since I read it, but wasn't there a flash back in that book to WW2 in Serbia where there was a character who was a German in the Wehrmacht who was a BMW mechanic? As I recall he...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 404,117
Posted By shupe
Agreed. Willie G was very overrated. He was...

Agreed. Willie G was very overrated. He was good at styling to keep the timeless look of Harley-Davidson. Whenever he tried anything new it pretty much sucked - and the Vrod is the crowning...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,661
Posted By shupe
I sold this 77 FLH to a German couple here for...

I sold this 77 FLH to a German couple here for Daytone bike week in 1997.
Lots of them went to Europe then, and Japan since then.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/byeoldblue.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,313
Posted By shupe
FWIW, I concur that 73 was first FXE. FX still...

FWIW, I concur that 73 was first FXE. FX still available as well.
Fatbob tank option in 79 was the FXEF. FXE with Sprint tank was available as well (FXE).
79 also had option of 74 or 80 inch...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,773
Posted By shupe
I also have a FXDX (2002). I've been keeping an...

I also have a FXDX (2002).
I've been keeping an eye out for a 1998 Evo.
The last Evos were excellent ( I had a 97 EGC from 97-2010).
I'm thinking Road King, though, as I like and plan to keep my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 615,613
Posted By shupe
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/397_z...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/397_zps101f5891.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/397_zps101f5891.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 398,126
Posted By shupe
The moco does offer this little known Police...

The moco does offer this little known Police Sportster:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/Police-XL883_Stock_zps2afa6285.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,395
Posted By shupe
Interesting(?) Ironhead Sportster in Miami

With dirt / road warrior treatment:
That's quite a rack.

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/mcy/4312291908.html
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 82,670
Posted By shupe
All M2 were carb. Some later other tuber models...

All M2 were carb.
Some later other tuber models had EFI, I think.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,661
Posted By shupe
Where have all the shovels gone?

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/IMG_2288.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/IMG_2288.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 82,670
Posted By shupe
My Cyclone M2: The tubers are dirt cheap now...

My Cyclone M2:
The tubers are dirt cheap now and a lot of fun to ride.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/img_4071.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/img_4071.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,661
Posted By shupe
Exactly. plus the wide whites are a turn off...

Exactly.
plus the wide whites are a turn off for me.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,661
Posted By shupe
Funny you say that. It was a 70's Ironhead that...

Funny you say that.
It was a 70's Ironhead that the owner tried to make look like a 1957.
I didn't think he pulled it off at all. The exhaust was a real kluge.
I like Ironheads, but that one...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,661
Posted By shupe
2012 KickStart Classic ...

2012 KickStart Classic
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/IMG_2441_zps0c9bbca0.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/IMG_2441_zps0c9bbca0.jpg.html)

2010? Shovelfest...
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