ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road Warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-31-2013, 03:57 PM   #556
Randy
Beastly Adventurer
 
Randy's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Newnan, GA USA
Oddometer: 2,442
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnsureFooting View Post
I'm 6'2, around 240. Saying a bike doesn't fit short people or tall people or whatever is just silly. Some people have back problems and they complain about cruisers and "feet forward". I have knee problems and complain about anything more than a 90 bend and no secondary foot positions. I also have big feet. My step dad has a road king, but I can't ride it very long because the floorboards are too close and the heel shifter gets in my way.


That does not mean that Road Kings are objectively uncomfortable bikes.
Exactly! That's why I always try to preface or conclude my comments with statements like, "for ME" or "YMMV". I can only relate what I've found works for me and I do my best to clarify that with some sort of disclaimer to that effect. Making blanket statements about something just because it does or doesn't work for you, is just plain silly. Making blanket statements about something you just think or read on the internet is worse! It's just plain STUPID!

If I sometimes do fail to make that clear I hope the reader will question me on it rather than just take it as a broad based fact and follow suit with the assumption that I mean it will work for everyone equally.
__________________
"some might call it a 'midlife crisis', I prefer to call it a renaissance of thought and action"... "Life is too short to do anything other than that about which you are absolutely passionate."..."Adventure is a frame of mind, set upon by action, not defined by equipment."..."It all boils down to your ability to say "SCREW IT" and really mean it"....Randy
Randy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 05:30 PM   #557
UnsureFooting
Title of User Here
 
UnsureFooting's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: DFW, Texas
Oddometer: 6,525
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinrider View Post
The great thing about HDs is how you can customize the fit, in this case with extended floorboards and heel shifter. Or just remove the latter.
Oh, yeah.
__________________
Because so much is riding on your tires.
UnsureFooting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 08:59 PM   #558
Anteraan
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Oddometer: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatpuller View Post
Anteraan: When it comes to motorcycles you can either have a buzzy ultra-sonic jewelry cleaning machine, or a "paint shaker" at idle that smooths out wonderfully at 1200 rpm all the way the way to red line. You're always going to get some kinds of vibrations, so you choose the ones you prefer, and hope someone with nothing to contribute except tired, outdated, sophomoric "funnies" doesn't try to waste your time.
Funny, I've ridden a number of motorcycles that were neither - smooth through the rev range, and won't shake the front fender like crazy at a stoplight. But go ahead and justify whatever you want. After all, it's true in YOUR mind.
Anteraan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 09:04 PM   #559
boatpuller
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Central fly-over land.
Oddometer: 680
Oh well, so much for my hopes.
boatpuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 10:15 PM   #560
UnsureFooting
Title of User Here
 
UnsureFooting's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: DFW, Texas
Oddometer: 6,525
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatpuller View Post
Oh well, so much for my hopes.
Some men, you just can't reach.
__________________
Because so much is riding on your tires.
UnsureFooting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 10:39 PM   #561
twinrider
pass the catnip
 
twinrider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: 日本
Oddometer: 9,491
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatpuller View Post
Oh well, so much for my hopes.
Fwiw, I've owned about 50 bikes and think you're spot on. My RK shakes at idle but once underway it's smoother than any other bike I've had.
twinrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 10:47 PM   #562
UnsureFooting
Title of User Here
 
UnsureFooting's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: DFW, Texas
Oddometer: 6,525
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinrider View Post
Fwiw, I've owned about 50 bikes and think you're spot on. My RK shakes at idle but once underway it's smoother than any other bike I've had.
50? Are you Jay Leno or just indecisive? :p
__________________
Because so much is riding on your tires.
UnsureFooting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 10:52 PM   #563
twinrider
pass the catnip
 
twinrider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: 日本
Oddometer: 9,491
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnsureFooting View Post
50? Are you Jay Leno or just indecisive? :p
Buy, get bored, sell, repeat.
twinrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 07:31 AM   #564
Buckeye71
Adventurer
 
Buckeye71's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Oddometer: 86
Why buy a Harley? I found myself asking that same question last week and I ended up trading in my 12' Super Tenere in on a 13' Street Glide. I wish I had done this years ago.
__________________
2013 HD Street Glide
Buckeye71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #565
Randy
Beastly Adventurer
 
Randy's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Newnan, GA USA
Oddometer: 2,442
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckeye71 View Post
Why buy a Harley? I found myself asking that same question last week and I ended up trading in my 12' Super Tenere in on a 13' Street Glide. I wish I had done this years ago.
And what is it about the trade that makes you wish you had done it sooner? Just curious...
__________________
"some might call it a 'midlife crisis', I prefer to call it a renaissance of thought and action"... "Life is too short to do anything other than that about which you are absolutely passionate."..."Adventure is a frame of mind, set upon by action, not defined by equipment."..."It all boils down to your ability to say "SCREW IT" and really mean it"....Randy
Randy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 07:53 AM   #566
Buckeye71
Adventurer
 
Buckeye71's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Oddometer: 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy View Post
And what is it about the trade that makes you wish you had done it sooner? Just curious...
For me the biggest thing is comfort. With the floorboards, along with highway pegs, I can move my legs and feet around and always find a comfortable spot. I actually like the 103 motor as well, in 6th on the highway it moves the bike effortlessly. Having a radio and electronic cruise control just sealed the deal for me.

I looked at a Gold Wing as well and I thought it was a fantastic bike, but it didn't have anywhere near the character that the Street Glide does.
__________________
2013 HD Street Glide
Buckeye71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 08:02 AM   #567
TheBreeze2010
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Florida
Oddometer: 13
Goldwing and not looking back

Last bike before the wing was a very nice Ultra, before that a Road King.
Had most of the Harleys, even one made by that AMF bowling company.
Loved them all............Bought a GW in 2008, 70K miles including several
cross country and an Alaska trip. Love this bike too and probably my last
bike at 65 years old. Heading to Newfoundland and Labrador next week
on it. Like Harleys, service and accesories are expensive, but have had
zero issues. I enjoy the quiet and "no Vibration" operation.

Good Luck with whatever you choose........Ride Safe.................Breeze
TheBreeze2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 10:18 AM   #568
marshrat
Studly Adventurer
 
marshrat's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Coastal GA
Oddometer: 565
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinrider View Post
The great thing about HDs is how you can customize the fit, in this case with extended floorboards and heel shifter. Or just remove the latter.
I removed the heel shifter as soon as I got the bike home. I also added an extended brake pedal.
marshrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #569
Tucson Jim
Studly Adventurer
 
Tucson Jim's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Oddometer: 561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckeye71 View Post
Why buy a Harley? I found myself asking that same question last week and I ended up trading in my 12' Super Tenere in on a 13' Street Glide. I wish I had done this years ago.
13' long Street Glide?! That is one long bike.
__________________
Tucson Jim

The only decision you have to make is what to do with the time you have been given

'07 Vulcan 1500 FI
Tucson Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 10:52 AM   #570
Randy
Beastly Adventurer
 
Randy's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Newnan, GA USA
Oddometer: 2,442
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tucson Jim View Post
13' long Street Glide?! That is one long bike.
Yep. The long and low look is very much the fashion these days. Whereya been?

__________________
"some might call it a 'midlife crisis', I prefer to call it a renaissance of thought and action"... "Life is too short to do anything other than that about which you are absolutely passionate."..."Adventure is a frame of mind, set upon by action, not defined by equipment."..."It all boils down to your ability to say "SCREW IT" and really mean it"....Randy
Randy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015