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Old 01-31-2012, 07:17 PM   #1666
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2011 FLHTK, it's sadly been in the shop for two months, not due to any fault with the bike. Back in October I was on my way up to Yellowstone NP from Austin, TX and hit a deer in the Texas Panhandle. Thankfully the bike didn't go down and the damage wasn't so bad that I couldn't finish the rest of the trip. After a quick patch job on the tourpack and a trip to the nearest dealer to replace the headlight, maker light and spotlight, I was good to go. To be honest the whole ordeal scared the crap out of me and I almost turned back for home the morning after. I'm so glad I didn't. My plan was to go west after Yellowstone but went east due to snow in the rockies. I went over to Little Bighorn Battlefield, the Crazy Horse memorial, Mt. Rushmore as well as a few other places I've never been. It was well worth it.

Damage from hitting the deer.



The deer hit the front of the bike and the impact flung it's body against the left side. You can see bits of fur on the bag guard .



Patch job on the tourpack, no problems for the rest of the trip.


Hit some snow in between Fort Colins and Cheyenne, WY. It only lasted for about 20 miles and wasn't sticking to the road, but I still kept the speed low.



Outside of Yellowstone, the scenery made me glad I didn't turn back after hitting the deer.

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Old 02-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #1667
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Here's a pic of my adventure bike. We don't get off-road much but she's not afraid of a gravel road or two.


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Old 02-08-2012, 12:48 AM   #1668
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Hello and welcome ADVn00b itsaw0rkinpr0gre$$.

Nice looking bike. Congrats.

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:23 PM   #1669
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Took a ride to Oatrman, AZ and Laughlin, NV, my 09 Road King is big, slow and heavy but I still enjoy riding it. First video is Routes 93,97 and 96, the second video Route 66 heading into Oatman.





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Old 03-01-2012, 05:08 AM   #1670
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Wicked Cop Glide

The Cop Glide is slowly changing shape. Adventure bike, you can tell by the sticker!!! And yes that's a Carabou rear case!!




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Old 03-01-2012, 06:05 AM   #1671
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Softail Slim

Gainesville (FL) H-D, after the test ride, waiting for money to exchange hands. Didn't want to pass a cell phone pic opportunity.

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:07 AM   #1672
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Wow, I really dig this thing, how did the test ride go? Obviously good enough to make you part ways with your $$ How did it handle? Braking any good? Congrats!

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:58 AM   #1673
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Wow, I really dig this thing, how did the test ride go? Obviously good enough to make you part ways with your $$ How did it handle? Braking any good? Congrats!

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Handling is confidence inspiring "easy-as-she-goes" stable, a relaxed cruise.
Braking is good at just over 100 miles. During test ride the front brake pads were not bedded and required "grabbing-a-handful" for anything to happen. Takes a couple hundred miles for the brakes to fully bed-in.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:10 AM   #1674
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i like the looks of that new softail slim. how is the seat height on it? it looks extremely low
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:19 AM   #1675
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i like the looks of that new softail slim. how is the seat height on it? it looks extremely low
About 26" unladen, 24" with rider... My 5 year old grandson can't "flat-foot" it, but everyone else should be OK.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:45 AM   #1676
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Softails are are kool looking. But that one Super kool looking!!!! Nice!
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:03 AM   #1677
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Go easy on the twisties (until you get to know the bike) 24% of lean is... Well.... NOT MUCH.

I like the slim more every time I look at it. We put a Renthal MX pad on the Cross Bar of one just to get some laughs.

Congrats on the new Scoot.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:51 AM   #1678
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The Cop Glide is slowly changing shape. Adventure bike, you can tell by the sticker!!! And yes that's a Carabou rear case!!




That case and contents are a KLR rider's dream come true!!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #1679
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New to this Forum and I hope to learn a lot.

My first and only bike is this 2008 Road King. Although I love my HD, my next bike is going to be a R1200 GSA!
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #1680
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Me with my Future Father in Law. My bike is the StreetGlide in back,
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