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Old 11-14-2004, 08:25 PM   #16
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No longer have it and I really miss her
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Old 11-14-2004, 08:54 PM   #17
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No longer have it and I really miss her
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Oh yeah, a superb handling Harley with the rubber mounted TC88! Great combination and great looking. Oh, maybe I shouldn't mention this .
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:22 PM   #18
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No longer have it and I really miss her
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Nice looking bike, but my HD ignorance is showing. FXDX? is that a DynaGlide?--sport?

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Old 11-14-2004, 09:23 PM   #19
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Bingo on both counts That's Mount Fuji in the background, photographed from a rest area at the top of the Hakone Turnpike.

I found the beach bars nice and comfy at lower speeds. Nice ergos for comfort and for cranking the bike over in turns. But at highway speeds the wind tears at your hands, pushing them back along the rearward facing bar grips. That's where I thought a windscreen would make a BIG difference.

Btw, even coming off a couple years of riding my GS around Tokyo I found the Road King's clutch to be incredibly heavy around town. I don't know whether it was the bend of the bars -- which force you to pull the clutch from a sideways position -- or just a really heavy clutch but I do know that after about 20 minutes in stop and go traffic my forearm started to turn to jelly. Is this a common thing with Harleys?
Still that's gotta be cool, evey now and then did you just say. "Hot daymn I'm riding a big ass Hog through Tokyo."

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Old 11-15-2004, 06:09 AM   #20
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The FXDX is the superglide sport..adjustable suspension...cast wheels and triple disc brakes. Kind of like the superglide version of my sportster and almost identical quarter mile times as well.
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:56 AM   #21
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The FXDX is the superglide sport..adjustable suspension...cast wheels and triple disc brakes. Kind of like the superglide version of my sportster and almost identical quarter mile times as well.
And more ground clearence by about an inch than any of the other big twins.
And interesting point. Sporty lean angles 32/32 deg Dyna Sport 35/34. I would have thought it'd be the other way around

I do know I rarely dragged the pegs on mine.

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Old 11-15-2004, 07:07 AM   #22
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Still that's gotta be cool, evey now and then did you just say. "Hot daymn I'm riding a big ass Hog through Tokyo."

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Old 11-15-2004, 10:36 AM   #23
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You bastaads are really making me want to add a HD to the stable. (right now only a 1 horse stable) I've avoided the marketing hype and the RUB world and here at an ADV related site your sucking me in.


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Old 11-15-2004, 11:00 AM   #24
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This was my first HD, a '83 FXSB, dual belt shovelhead. Great bike, lots of fun!

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Old 11-15-2004, 11:04 AM   #25
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And more ground clearence by about an inch than any of the other big twins.
And interesting point. Sporty lean angles 32/32 deg Dyna Sport 35/34. I would have thought it'd be the other way around


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Where did you get your information ???, according to my 2003 HD brochure it shows the sportster customs at 35/33, the regular sportsters at 37/37 and myXL1200S sport at 37.5/37 It shows the 2003 FXDX at 34.5/33.5 and the FXDX T-sport at 34.4/32.4
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:08 AM   #26
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No longer have it and I really miss her
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A friend has one. I've never ridden it, though. The poor guy recently had a stroke and can't ride. He refuses to sell it, cause he has hope.

He's asked me several times to ride it and keep it from rusting. I'll do that soon, and post pics.
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Old 11-15-2004, 02:51 PM   #27
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Where did you get your information ???, according to my 2003 HD brochure it shows the sportster customs at 35/33, the regular sportsters at 37/37 and myXL1200S sport at 37.5/37 It shows the 2003 FXDX at 34.5/33.5 and the FXDX T-sport at 34.4/32.4
Hell, why aren't you posting the old Iron Head spec along with the EVO

Ok, the specs are for 2004 bikes (same for the 05 too). That's what is readly available on the net. If I buy another Harley it'll be a NEW 04/05/06 (hell I don't know). So that's why I posted what I did.

And Sprint, I'm SURE everybody has last years brochures laying around

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Old 11-15-2004, 02:59 PM   #28
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No need to get defensive...lighten up! You were surprised the FXDX had a higher leanangle and said you thought it should be the other way around...fact is...last year it WAS the other way around.
You can also find 03s in the showroom as well, my dealer has a ton of them. Your statement made it sound like all sporties had the less lean angle of the new models, truth be told I didn't know the new ones had signifigantly less and you probably didn't know the 03s had more. *shrugs* You can easily find 03 and earlier specs online if you know where to look.

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Old 11-15-2004, 03:25 PM   #29
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You bastaads are really making me want to add a HD to the stable. (right now only a 1 horse stable) I've avoided the marketing hype and the RUB world and here at an ADV related site your sucking me in.

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Jurgen, there is nothing like them. Just returned from a 50 degree 75 mile lunch time ride at 8800ft. I wish I could have gone 750 miles but work was calling . FWIW, I ride H-D in spite of, not because of the lifestyle, but this is me. I'm OK with riders who for one reason or other can only ride to short destinations over the weekend. More power to them. Glad they're riding. This I know, the H-D experience is outstanding (and so is the dual-sport experience ).

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Old 11-15-2004, 10:16 PM   #30
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SFarson, I know Drifting Fate feels the same way. He rides HD inspight of the lifestyle. I let him tell his HOG story if he wants to. They are definetly beautiful bikes and the newer ones seem to have very high quality. As I said in a JoMamma thread I think it speaks well of the company that they have improved reliability even with heavy demand. Can you imagine GM doing that with a vehicle?

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