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Old 02-24-2013, 04:24 AM   #376
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Whereas a lot of the Harley riders are in groups--and often some pretty big groups, thereby making them hard to pass. Just a theory...
NOTHING makes me more pissed off.
Albeit unfair to assume they're Harley's.
What you see is a large group of cruisers.

I don't take stock,
just see a fucking idiot parade
and pass them or change route.

But I'm sure they're never all Harleys.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:49 AM   #377
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NOTHING makes me more pissed off.
Albeit unfair to assume they're Harley's.
What you see is a large group of cruisers.

I don't take stock,
just see a fucking idiot parade
and pass them or change route.

But I'm sure they're never all Harleys.

Au contraire, mon frere

Here in the central Cali's Sierra's foothills, or the central coast, or in the left lane on the freeway doing 5 under, it's nearly always a H.O.G. group. Sometimes it's that christian biker club, and not all Harleys. But generally speaking, if there's a group riding slow and blocking traffic, they ARE all on Harleys.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:54 AM   #378
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I've never understood the "herd mentality" of riding in a large group? Whether on my little Bandit (in which case not many actually pass me) or on a Harley (again, I tend to do most of the passing?) I really like to "bite the wind" solo. Isn't the whole idea of the "freedom of the road" to actually BE free?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:01 AM   #379
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[QUOTE=skysailor;20798067 Isn't the whole idea of the "freedom of the road" to actually BE free?
Parades are for Shriners! And Santa Claus!
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #380
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true for sure. and it sounds like our circumstances were very similar. I've experienced it a few times but only with groups of harleys
Treat them like the rolling slalom course they are and have fun.

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But generally speaking, if there's a group riding slow and blocking traffic, they ARE all on Cruisers.
edited to include all the image sheep and poseurs that feel the need to group ride.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:58 AM   #381
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it has nothing to do with buy/dont buy. it has to do with them not letting you pass or like in the past for me a guy actually tried to take me out while trying to be polite and pass legally....

those thins really piss me off
What pissed me off is when I rode my RK taking in the scenery and enjoying life and some effin stupid squid blows by without warnings like a horn blast or get close enough to make me aware before blasting by in my lane. When on my Guzzi EV I"ll chase them down and give'em the same treatment in return which always shocks them to see a cruiser chasing them down and blowing by.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:59 AM   #382
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #383
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Definitely true and I did consider the EGC but ultimately decided that I didn't want to have a wall of plastic in front of me on hot summer days. Some RK owners do put detachable batwings on their bikes, there's a thriving aftermarket for them.

That's true also. It would be nice to be behind the batwing when the weather cools. I think I would enjoy the radio on the EGC also. Both configurations have pros and cons. I guess the individual rider has to weigh them out for themselves. I believe I could make both the RK or the EGC work for me.


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Old 02-24-2013, 11:37 AM   #384
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That's true also. It would be nice to be behind the batwing when the weather cools. I think I would enjoy the radio on the EGC also. Both configurations have pros and cons. I guess the individual rider has to weigh them out for themselves. I believe I could make both the RK or the EGC work for me.


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The Road King's windshield is very effective against the cold. The weak spot is the legs. You can buy "soft lowers" for that. The soft ones can be folded and stored in the bags when you're not using them.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:47 AM   #385
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I got so much turbulence from my RK windshield I had to remove it, then I only had to put up with the vibration destroying anything I put in the saddle bags.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #386
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I got so much turbulence from my RK windshield I had to remove it, then I only had to put up with the vibration destroying anything I put in the saddle bags.
Strange. I haven't noticed any. Could it be your height or maybe you have the tour pak?

I'm 5'8" and don't have the tour pak.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:06 PM   #387
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The Road King's windshield is very effective against the cold. The weak spot is the legs. You can buy "soft lowers" for that. The soft ones can be folded and stored in the bags when you're not using them.
I'm pretty sure you could put the hard lowers on it too.



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Old 02-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #388
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I'm pretty sure you could put the hard lowers on it too.



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Yep. Or the aftermarket ones with speakers in em.... etc etc etc.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #389
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I'm pretty sure you could put the hard lowers on it too.



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I think you're right. Soft ones are cheaper though, more portable and probably easier to remove (speaking as one who doesn't own them).

I've noticed they're very popular with the motorcycle cops around the White House in DC.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:18 PM   #390
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I think you're right. Soft ones are cheaper though, more portable and probably easier to remove (speaking as one who doesn't own them).

I've noticed they're very popular with the motorcycle cops around the White House in DC.
You can get leather ones, or the MoCo sells their own now, ballistic nylon.
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