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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By foxtrapper
Why do you call it disappointing?

Why do you call it disappointing?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,650
Posted By foxtrapper
Not really, it's just a hear-say story with no...

Not really, it's just a hear-say story with no additional details presented. The unidentified variables are likely highly relevant to the incident.

From a basic physics standpoint, a heavier...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 05:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By foxtrapper
I'll also pipe up with the later one as the one I...

I'll also pipe up with the later one as the one I would chose, if forced to chose only between those two bikes.

I'll also agree that for the limited amount of riding you're proposing, that you...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 05:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 982
Posted By foxtrapper
Victory makes some of the biggest (long limbed)...

Victory makes some of the biggest (long limbed) bikes I know of. Several of my friends who seem to be related to overgrown orangutans ride them because they are about the only thing they fit on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,865
Posted By foxtrapper
Because people shouldn't have choices?

Because people shouldn't have choices?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,523
Posted By foxtrapper
Getting on and off on the high side actually is a...

Getting on and off on the high side actually is a Harley thing. A whole lot of them do this.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,650
Posted By foxtrapper
Hadn't considered this. Here's a place where my...

Hadn't considered this. Here's a place where my big Harley comes up a serious winner! I've two very solid crash bars, one up front, and one out back, both extending out further than my legs. Dog...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By foxtrapper
The winds from highway speeds on an essentially...

The winds from highway speeds on an essentially naked bike make for some wicked lift and noise in an off-road type helmet. So yea, you may well do best to have two helmets that work very well under...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,952
Posted By foxtrapper
Having kids lowers testosterone. ...

Having kids lowers testosterone.
http://news.sciencemag.org/social-sciences/2011/09/fatherhood-decreases-testosterone
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-01-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,197
Posted By foxtrapper
Well, ok. Now that raises a question to me, as...

Well, ok. Now that raises a question to me, as I'm the guy who rode the Harley Road King last year. I was planning on leaving it home and trailering up the Honda XL500. That way I could play a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,741
Posted By foxtrapper
One other of the Harley lineup for her to try,...

One other of the Harley lineup for her to try, the slim. It's lower seated and narrower than all the Sportsters, by several inches. There is a reach seat available for it, which will scoot her 25"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,865
Posted By foxtrapper
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/mot...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/motorcycle-helmet-weights.htm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By foxtrapper
Got hit in the head by an attacking barn owl one...

Got hit in the head by an attacking barn owl one night. Father happened to be behind me so he saw it. Left a neat set of talon scars in the helmet. No idea what the owl thought my white helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,741
Posted By foxtrapper
http://www.womenridersnow.com/pages/low_seat_heigh...

http://www.womenridersnow.com/pages/low_seat_height_motorcycles.aspx

and

http://www.womenridersnow.com/pages/The_Lowest_Of_The_Low_Motorcycles.aspx

Have her read them.
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By foxtrapper
I used one years ago. Made it from a car...

I used one years ago. Made it from a car version, this is way back, when they weren't made for motorcycles. It worked quite well with regards to ventilation. It was surprisingly comfortable, or...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,660
Posted By foxtrapper
You're running too much air pressure for the...

You're running too much air pressure for the load, which is a common mistake people make with trailers, particularly empty trailers. Adjust the tire pressure to the load. Which when it comes to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,650
Posted By foxtrapper
Firm stiff shoulders and arms, solid grip on the...

Firm stiff shoulders and arms, solid grip on the handlebars, well braced, throttle on.

Most of the time you'll pass through without the dog latching on. If it does, they tend to swing and slide...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 36,230
Posted By foxtrapper
The hydraulic tensioners have wear issues with...

The hydraulic tensioners have wear issues with their shoes as well. It is not a lifetime fix.
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 36,230
Posted By foxtrapper
Locally, several dealerships will do the...

Locally, several dealerships will do the conversion for $800-1000.

If you're not mechanically inclined, replacing the original tensioner shoes will be well beyond your comfort zone. There's a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 27,314
Posted By foxtrapper
Some of us do. Doesn't mean we want the things...

Some of us do. Doesn't mean we want the things ourselves, but can understand why others like it.

Not much different than going to a custom car show. Many interesting things to look at,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 27,314
Posted By foxtrapper
Pink ones look awesome on yellow bikes. ...

Pink ones look awesome on yellow bikes.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i258/carguy44/d7.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By foxtrapper
I thought this one was notable for his...

I thought this one was notable for his photography.

http://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_clUhiiC55oe_600x450.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 36,230
Posted By foxtrapper
Did I get it right? I'm no Harley expert by any...

Did I get it right? I'm no Harley expert by any means.

I suspect we're seeing the beginning of the end of the current Twin Cam engine. The semi-water cooled Rushmore. I don't think that is it,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-19-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,197
Posted By foxtrapper
Um, ok. So we all need to bring scissors and...

Um, ok. So we all need to bring scissors and tape?
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 36,230
Posted By foxtrapper
There are many claims of horror regarding the TC...

There are many claims of horror regarding the TC engines, and Harley in general. Most are overblown legends, but some have some basis. Bear in mind I say this owning an 04 TC88 with over 50k miles...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 27,314
Posted By foxtrapper
Beads now. How the legend doth grow....

Beads now. How the legend doth grow....
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,726
Posted By foxtrapper
With the engine off and the transmission in 1st...

With the engine off and the transmission in 1st gear, you've created a very good brake that will hold the bike in place even on a fairly steep grade.

Now slip the clutch very slightly and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36,137
Views: 9,415,461
Posted By foxtrapper
IF, they are designed right. We've got some...

IF, they are designed right. We've got some doozies around here.

Circles with stop signs. Circles with cross-over exit lanes. Circles with expanding and contracting lanes.

Personally, I...
Forum: Face plant 02-13-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,726
Posted By foxtrapper
There are times a non-running engine, 1st gear,...

There are times a non-running engine, 1st gear, and a clutch are the tool to use. And at that, sometimes you just walk it down so you can more easily let go.

Not at all saying there aren't folk...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By foxtrapper
My ~5 son was started on some 50cc no-name...

My ~5 son was started on some 50cc no-name electric start, centrifugal clutch, variable speed drive wonder. It had brakes and a throttle, nothing else. Since it started moving gently and slowly, it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 15,630
Posted By foxtrapper
I'm game for more rides. Think I'll try my old...

I'm game for more rides. Think I'll try my old Honda XL500 instead. I need to either ride that bike more or sell it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By foxtrapper
I'll be there, and I've been there in years past....

I'll be there, and I've been there in years past.

Yes, it's a good show. Lots of new bikes, and you can plunk your butt down on nearly all of them. Victory & Indian being the exceptions. Lots...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By foxtrapper
Leather. Which is not what I would have ever...

Leather. Which is not what I would have ever expected to hear me say. I've tried almost every type of grip made over the decades. The leather ones, for me, provide the near perfect degree of tack.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By foxtrapper
Google. I google the subject and read whatever...

Google. I google the subject and read whatever posts are made in whatever forum related to the subject. That said, I do tend to find deeper more technical answers on the harleytechtalk forum.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,343
Posted By foxtrapper
~8, and it was never the wrists or back, it was...

~8, and it was never the wrists or back, it was about seeing down the road and my neck.

That's about when I got my first 10-speed bike, with drop type handlebars. I quickly learned that it's...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By foxtrapper
Then why not ziplock baggies? They come big...

Then why not ziplock baggies? They come big enough to stuff chair cushions in, small enough for a single pill, and everything in between.
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By foxtrapper
A basic waterproof stuff sack from a kayak shop...

A basic waterproof stuff sack from a kayak shop then. They tend to be cheaper then the motorcycle stuff, and far more effective.
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,461
Posted By foxtrapper
Bear with me. Been quite a while since I've been...

Bear with me. Been quite a while since I've been down in Texas, and I was never in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. So I did some google searching, and would like to comment on them with regards...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,461
Posted By foxtrapper
Don't over think this. Read some of the threads...

Don't over think this. Read some of the threads from people who already take Road Kings on adventures and learn from what they've done and experienced.

Duro makes knobby tires that will fit the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-12-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,532
Posted By foxtrapper
Well, as one who has one of those 23" tired...

Well, as one who has one of those 23" tired Hondas right now, I can say today that the steering is not heavy on it.
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