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Old 01-21-2014, 11:36 PM   #21466
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Easy, It's legendary authentic shitty brakes, floppy turning, harsh ride and even at sea level limited performance.
and you know, cool and all that. You don't want to screw around with all that otherwise you ruin the authentic experience.

I hope you were wearing your bandana and buttless chaps. You know ATGATT and all.


I know, I know. I just somehow believed they had been improved upon.
I don't know how the magazines can write positive remarks about such
all round mediocrity. I kept thinking it must just be me because they
are so popular and all over the touring scene.

Reminds me of the tale of the Emperors Clothes. Fortunately we have
so many other great options to enjoy.

Spoke with Woody's today. They thought my front wheel may ship Friday. (hands rubbing)
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:40 AM   #21467
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I know, I know. I just somehow believed they had been improved upon.
I don't know how the magazines can write positive remarks about such
all round mediocrity. I kept thinking it must just be me because they
are so popular and all over the touring scene.

Reminds me of the tale of the Emperors Clothes. Fortunately we have
so many other great options to enjoy.

Spoke with Woody's today. They thought my front wheel may ship Friday. (hands rubbing)
+1 on that.

I hired one a few years ago to do the Florida Keys. Glad I did, it put me off them for life.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:31 AM   #21468
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Easy, It's legendary authentic shitty brakes, floppy turning, harsh ride and even at sea level limited performance.
and you know, cool and all that. You don't want to screw around with all that otherwise you ruin the authentic experience.
I hope you were wearing your bandana and buttless chaps. You know ATGATT and all.
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+1 on that.
I hired one a few years ago to do the Florida Keys. Glad I did, it put me off them for life.
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I took it for a hot lap and couldn't stop shaking my head. $24K
for shitty brakes, floppy turning, harsh ride and even at sea level
limited performance. No one in any Beast thread deserves to bitch
about the price of large D/S options. It amazes me these things are
so popular.
Simple, yffs are too old to enjoy them, I'm loving mine.

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Old 01-22-2014, 06:14 AM   #21469
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Yes, but you obviously fixed everything that is wrong with them.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:22 AM   #21470
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Twinrider it was time to give up the alcohol

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Old 01-22-2014, 07:30 AM   #21471
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I know, I know. I just somehow believed they had been improved upon.
I don't know how the magazines can write positive remarks about such
all round mediocrity. I kept thinking it must just be me because they
are so popular and all over the touring scene.

Reminds me of the tale of the Emperors Clothes. Fortunately we have
so many other great options to enjoy.

Spoke with Woody's today. They thought my front wheel may ship Friday. (hands rubbing)
The last time when they tried to improve their bikes tech it didn't sell good enough, think of the vrod.
They are stuck in their corner forever, at some point they realized they are selling a lifestyle and not bikes. But they make shitloads of money at that so in some twistd way Harley does everything right.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:20 AM   #21472
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The last time when they tried to improve their bikes tech it didn't sell good enough, think of the vrod.
They are stuck in their corner forever, at some point they realized they are selling a lifestyle and not bikes. But they make shitloads of money at that so in some twistd way Harley does everything right.
So it is me. I was very impressed when I rode the V Rod. For a cruiser
it was pretty nice. Great motor, smooth shifting and as I recall it actually
stopped. If I was in the cruiser market again it would be a consideration.

Right now I would be in a long line down the list with the new KTM at
the top.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:24 AM   #21473
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Simple, yffs are too old to enjoy them, I'm loving mine.
You've always struck us as more than just a bit odd.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:10 PM   #21474
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I stumbled onto this yesterday and thought some of you might be interested. I follow the ST forums reasonably close and never saw any information about this event, so check it out. Don't know if I'll be able to swing it this year, but it looks like fun.

*AltRider Taste of Dakar vids snipped*
It's probably more helpful to link to actual info of the event, than to videos of past events.
http://www.altrider.com/event/index/...28/ridesOnly/0

It's Feb 28th for 2014 3 days, 2 nights, 5 meals included. $259 for ride only, or $509 for ride+one class by Jimmy Lewis on Fri or Sat. (which reminds me, Jimmy owes me a front tire...) LINK to Registration page
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:02 PM   #21475
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I was promoting the videos, not necessarily this year's event. Thought they were well produced and of interest to this forum to watch. If someone was seriously interested, takes very little effort to find registration info.
Fair enough. Your reference to this years event made it appear to me that you were referencing the event to come. I'm not much for watching ride vids, but that's me. I'm sure others will enjoy them.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:10 PM   #21476
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Simple, yffs are too old to enjoy them, I'm loving mine.

Actually if this is really you I think this is bad ass. you are who you are no excuses.

Although I am glad i moved form the harlies to more comfort and fun..
85 wide glide was awesome but no where close to adv riding!!
Man if that is you then good on you!!
I seen that pic before that everyone uses for a Harly man pic.


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Old 01-22-2014, 01:17 PM   #21477
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I was promoting the videos, not necessarily this year's event. Thought they were well produced and of interest to this forum to watch. If someone was seriously interested, takes very little effort to find registration info.

Translation: We're a posing bunch of old farts that spend our time oohing and aahing over each others farkles for our make believe adventures. In no way do we want it to become reality.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:27 PM   #21478
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Actually if this is really you I think this is bad ass. you are who you are no excuses.

Although I am glad i moved form the harlies to more comfort and fun..
85 wide glide was awesome but no where close to adv riding!!
Man if that is you then good on you!!
I seen that pic before that everyone uses for a Harly man pic.


bd
I think we are really talking a little more......

(maybe thicker glasses)

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Old 01-22-2014, 02:07 PM   #21479
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Ha ha ah ...
Pluric you are funny.

I had a friend that had a sportster and I had the wide glide Use to call him gay.

I bought 2 girlfriends a sportster . But that is when they were 883's, The newer ones or over 1200's now and ok they are bad. But still my opinion for women only.

But still I would not be caught on a sportster. Just me. Less suspension and like riding a little 50 cc. etc..
pos= light for CC's but shit man..

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:26 AM   #21480
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Carbon Fiber Side Panels

Nice carbon fiber side panels for the Tenere for $220. just ordered a set.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271379091996...84.m1497.l2649

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