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Old 06-13-2013, 10:33 AM   #21541
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There are a lot of nice motorcycles on that trailer. I bet it would be a lot of fun if they rode them.
I think it's a group of friends who live out of state and trailer to The Dragon to terrorize it.

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Old 06-13-2013, 12:11 PM   #21542
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I think it's a group of friends who live out of state and trailer to The Dragon to terrorize it.

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I was down there one time at the hotel and there were a bunch of bikes being off loaded from trailers. The bikes had Florida plates and chicken strips two inches wide. They were all sport bikes, too, so I figured it'd be good to get out of there before those guys got out on the road.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:30 PM   #21543
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Another decent looking bike with clean lines. I suspect we'll be seeing a lot of chops in the weeks to come. Smokeout is June 21-23 in Rockingham, and a lot of the guys riding in from the west coast will be hitting the Dragon.

Yes, people with homebuilt chops actually ride them across the country. It's the fancy chops that get trailered everywhere.

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Is it me or does something look wonky with the lack of rake? Wonder how it handles?
The rake looks ok to me. It probably handles better than it would otherwise.

No way was this thing ridden from any distance away - unless the guy is travelling VERY light and stopping at every chiropractor he passes.

With those exhausts, it probably sounds like shit and has a flat spot a mile wide
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:01 PM   #21544
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So everyone that requires emergency services and a life flight are "morans"?
Ironic, isn't it!
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:13 PM   #21545
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My uncle and I were there on Sunday night/Monday. Hotel was full, one guy camping. My uncle rode his '13 Glide 1400 miles in 4 days (from his place near Pensacola). The last day, we left the DG hotel, rode the Dragon each way, then the Cherohala, then some sweet backroads in TN and made our way to just north of Atlanta where he continued home.

Not all Harley guys trailer and some can ride even if they are NGAAT (No Gear At Any Time).

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Old 06-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #21546
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I see a lot of that in AZ. People with pro American stickers or license plates on their foreign truck. They love America so much that they have to buy a Toyota.

Maybe I should put a "Japan Love It or Leave It" sticker on my Dodge truck.

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maybe all those folks driving jap cars do it just to troll you ?

no, that can't be it. cannit?
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #21547
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Those lights are LEDs, all three sold by H-D as a kit, and damn nice lights.

Fail: He's on high beam.

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Interesting lights up front.

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:08 PM   #21548
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Fail: He's on high beam.
Negative, I've got that same headlight, the low beam is the two D lights, and the upper projector. Hitting the high beam activates the lower projector and cuts the upper.

They're the same brightness, the lower one is focused at a higher angle.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:41 PM   #21549
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Negative, I've got that same headlight, the low beam is the two D lights, and the upper projector. Hitting the high beam activates the lower projector and cuts the upper.

They're the same brightness, the lower one is focused at a higher angle.
Hm. You have it, so your word trumps mine. But I need to take a close look at my buddy's and see if it's the right way up, because I remember different. Of course, I could just be jealous that H-D has them and none of the more "modern" companies do.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:47 PM   #21550
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They look interesting, and look well made too. I've seen some cheap LED headlights that were just garbage.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:12 AM   #21551
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Piffle. Halogen (and a big alternator) is the only way to go. LED headlamps is a marketing ploy...



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Old 06-14-2013, 06:39 AM   #21552
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Piffle. Halogen (and a big alternator) is the only way to go. LED headlamps is a marketing ploy...



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Your airhead's puny alternator would like the LED's (EDIT: my wife has a '73 R75 toaster -- I know puny first hand!)

I have a pair of Clearwater's Erica LED lights (6000 lumens -- each!) -- they make the stock *HID* low beam look like a candle.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:34 AM   #21553
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The light itself is okay. It's a cleaner white light then the cheap plug and plays they sell at bike week. What makes the difference is the projector housing. That makes the light brutally efficient at lighting up the road, without blinding oncoming traffic.

It's way too expensive as is right now, it cost me 465 bucks for the headlight. I could justify it because half my riding is at night on dark roads, but anywhere else and it's unjustifiable to me.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #21554
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #21555
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No GPS, but he's got a Garmon Bell

he's also got passenger pegs with no passenger seat
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