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Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,194
Posted By Cakeeater
WOW!!! If I had that cover it would be...

WOW!!!

If I had that cover it would be framed and in my living room. With special spot lighting. :clap:clap

E.K. has always been one of my heroes.

No wonder you like the bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,194
Posted By Cakeeater
Ha! We probably had the same lunchbox. :D ...

Ha! We probably had the same lunchbox. :D

That looks fun to ride. Now you gotta snare yourself a white jumpsuit.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,194
Posted By Cakeeater
Congrats! That bike just nails the '70s...

Congrats!

That bike just nails the '70s vibe.

Out of curiousity, what made you go for this instead of a Road King?

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 172,946
Posted By Cakeeater
I think it's mostly history. Two years ago...

I think it's mostly history.

Two years ago I went to Sturgis: One HD, One Goldwing, One st1300, one Vstrom. Camped at the Buffalo chip. Wore helmets. Aerostich. Age of us riders: 23-52.

No...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,968
Posted By Cakeeater
Buy a 100 bicycle. Sweat it out for a few months...

Buy a 100 bicycle. Sweat it out for a few months until he's saved another grand.

Then look for a $2,000 motorcycle.

He'll get in shape, appreciate the ride much more when he gets it, and have...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,968
Posted By Cakeeater
What this guy said. The small Honda or...

What this guy said.

The small Honda or Yamaha would be my favorites.

:clap

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,968
Posted By Cakeeater
I'd second the Small Honda vote. Great bikes. Any...

I'd second the Small Honda vote. Great bikes. Any smaller Japanese bike for that matter. No Chinese anything.

Scooters? Yes, they're utilitarian, and they'll get you there without wet shoes.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Cakeeater
I've got a 33 inseam. Ride an '11 Road Glide...

I've got a 33 inseam. Ride an '11 Road Glide ultra. Lots of space for legs, esp. with highway pegs.

The narrow waist of the engine allows lots of leg room. I like the Road Glide because the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,742
Posted By Cakeeater
I was that guy who worried when I bought my first...

I was that guy who worried when I bought my first Harley.

For me, a sample of 1, it's been a great bike so far. While I like working on mechanical stuff…I'd way rather ride than wrench. I dig not...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,742
Posted By Cakeeater
I grew up wrenching on a big stable of...

I grew up wrenching on a big stable of motorcycles and I'm not afraid to take most anything apart. (Putting it back is the hard part…haha). I don't like paying dealers to do something I can do at...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,742
Posted By Cakeeater
Interesting. It's a circular issue for...

Interesting.

It's a circular issue for metric dealers: low margin, low volume…no rides…which hurts volume….

I'd never buy anything on wheels before testing it, new or used.

HD is in a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,742
Posted By Cakeeater
That is very true about all modern bikes being...

That is very true about all modern bikes being great!

I simply don't understand why other manufacturers/dealers are skimpy with test rides.

It's not a little difference, it's a HUGE...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,742
Posted By Cakeeater
Preach it. I have the same bike, and I look...

Preach it.

I have the same bike, and I look forward to long trips to anywhere. Stretched out, feet on the highway pegs, cruise on at 80, music from the speakers, the bike just burbling along…best...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 336,785
Posted By Cakeeater
And this in the email: (Can't link the picture,...

And this in the email: (Can't link the picture, but it's a Motus on a dyne)

This picture may not look thrilling, but to us, it's an exciting, beautiful scene. You see, this MSTR was being...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 336,785
Posted By Cakeeater
Motus sent me an email today with a vid and a...

Motus sent me an email today with a vid and a dyno chart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYjoPd26z_s&feature=youtu.be
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,742
Posted By Cakeeater
I've taken several multi-thousand mile trips with...

I've taken several multi-thousand mile trips with my oldest brother on his GW. He's a pretty good rider. Yes, he can out-run me in a straight, but he never has to wait for me in twists. I have to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,423
Posted By Cakeeater
Just for comparison: From Cycle World. ...

Just for comparison: From Cycle World.

HONDA NC700X DCT ABS SPECIFICATIONS
Base price: $8999
Dry weight (as tested): 502 lb.
Wheelbase: 60.5 in.
Seat height: 32.0 in.
Fuel mileage: 58 mpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,423
Posted By Cakeeater
One problem here: Mustangs and Camaros are cool,...

One problem here: Mustangs and Camaros are cool, and fast, and macho.

This thing is neither fast nor macho. It's an auto tran slug!!

If this is the direction of two-wheeling, count me out.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,423
Posted By Cakeeater
Hhahahahaaa!!

Eleven grand for a big scooter?!?!

What kinda crack is Honda smoking??

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,631
Posted By Cakeeater
Way back when I rode a GS750 for a while. It was...

Way back when I rode a GS750 for a while. It was my brothers, but he lived a long way away…so it became mine :D

Not my favorite bike. So-so handling, engine was kind of blah.

Few years later I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 172,946
Posted By Cakeeater
"Top speed". Not "trap speed". ...

"Top speed". Not "trap speed".



Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,194
Posted By Cakeeater
That's true. I bought my 2011 ultra road...

That's true.

I bought my 2011 ultra road glide and immediately left for a 10,000 mile ride all around the U.S.

With the stock screen and a full face helmet I was getting pummelled. I used...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,194
Posted By Cakeeater
EDM: I can't offer any specifics on 14s. ...

EDM: I can't offer any specifics on 14s.

I'm curious what YOU think of 'em.

I was kinda like you a few years ago, but truly a Harley hater.

Then for a number of reasons I tried one,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 172,946
Posted By Cakeeater
That's marketing genius. In my neck of the...

That's marketing genius.

In my neck of the frozen tundra, there's two ways to take a riding class: the state, and at Harley dealers.

The Harley dealers offer many more classes than the state...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 25,759
Posted By Cakeeater
Honda has been a pioneer. But their latest...

Honda has been a pioneer. But their latest offerings in this ilk have been sales duds.

When they blew up the scene in the '60s their bikes sold like crazy.

Their crazy good bikes in the 70s...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,423
Posted By Cakeeater
Vulture's Clitoris = Vultus Cakeeater

Vulture's Clitoris = Vultus

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 172,946
Posted By Cakeeater
Wonders never cease. Honda puts out a...

Wonders never cease.

Honda puts out a totally new 700ish cc twin cylinder that only revs to 6500 rpm and puts out 48 hp. It's their new global era engine. Low power, low revs, high mpg.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 172,946
Posted By Cakeeater
Interesting to read these three reviews. ...

Interesting to read these three reviews.

The least informative review was the Motorcyclist review. (No surprise, I get the magazine and it's pretty lazy "journalism"…I can't stand some of their...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 172,946
Posted By Cakeeater
And more: On the road the small rider’s...

And more:

On the road the small rider’s triangle gives you plenty of leverage to move the 750 around. It feels much lighter in motion than the 420-pound curb weight would suggest. Turn in effort...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 172,946
Posted By Cakeeater
The article: During our ride we...

The article:




During our ride we stopped off at Two Brothers Racing to gets some dyno numbers. The Street 750 produced a respectable 52.89 horsepower at 7900 rpm and 39.36 lb-ft of torque at...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 172,946
Posted By Cakeeater
Real review and dyne

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/113/18169/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Harley-Davidson-Street-750-First-Ride.aspx
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,566
Posted By Cakeeater
Bueller, you're a continent of sense surrounded...

Bueller, you're a continent of sense surrounded by an ocean of bullshit.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,997
Views: 700,913
Posted By Cakeeater
Preach it, Randy. The faster fast bikes...

Preach it, Randy.

The faster fast bikes get, the less they interest me.

I know that no matter how good I am, there's no way I can really push a good sport bike on the street.

In the past...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,355
Posted By Cakeeater
You're a smart man. That you travel with your...

You're a smart man. That you travel with your lady plays into it. Even a lighter bike two-up isn't so light.

Let us know what you think of the triglide when you get some road time on it.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,355
Posted By Cakeeater
ps: My dad told me this story when he went to the...

ps: My dad told me this story when he went to the Harley shop to buy a new leather jacket (My dad is not a Harley guy at all…but he likes the clothing).

A 91 year old rider had just purchased a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,355
Posted By Cakeeater
Kinda wish my dad would go in that direction....

Kinda wish my dad would go in that direction. He's 82, still rides most every nice day. His bike is a 400 yamaha super scooter, which he likes, but he dropped it last year on a hill and burned his...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,114
Posted By Cakeeater
Great info. Thanks Dean. I'm gonna order...

Great info. Thanks Dean.

I'm gonna order one of these too. I've never found my '11 to weave with any alarm at higher speed, but steadier is better.

I was worried the link would increase...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,883
Posted By Cakeeater
Yeah, don't be a douschbag photo man. HD is...

Yeah, don't be a douschbag photo man.

HD is a nice bike. Rides great. No racer, but I only race off road.

And yeah, I've owned kawa, Honda, Suz, Yama…ridden all sorts of other stuff. Eight...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,883
Posted By Cakeeater
Maybe HD should name it the Ironbutt Sportster. ...

Maybe HD should name it the Ironbutt Sportster.

http://www.ironbuttrally.com/ibr/2007/html/2.html

I gotta say, having ridden a sportster only a couple times in my life, this Donahue guy was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,883
Posted By Cakeeater
Tru dat. I wish they'd put that engine into...

Tru dat.

I wish they'd put that engine into something, anything, better.

I mean, really. Even a touring-ish frame would give them a hell of a cop bike.

Cakeeater
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