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Old 10-16-2008, 04:23 AM   #661
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Got the new bagger

Picked this one up yesterday, the new 09 baggers are everything they have been hyped up to be and even better. You can actually enjoy your corner carving. Even mid corner bumps wont upset this mothership.



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Old 10-16-2008, 05:20 AM   #662
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Picked this one up yesterday, the new 09 baggers are everything they have been hyped up to be and even better. You can actually enjoy your corner carving. Even mid corner bumps wont upset this mothership.


Although it's really none of my damn busines, I'm a nosey bastard, and I have to ask what that thing cost. I have been toying with the thought of one of those or possibly a Road King and the ones I've looked at just 3-4 hours from Milwaukee are $20,000.00 plus US dollars. The thought of shipping along with the current world market just kind of makes me a little interested.

Nice scoot by the way
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:11 AM   #663
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I recently sold this one. I do miss it though.

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Old 10-16-2008, 10:13 AM   #664
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Thanks, I think its pretty f' n sweet too. It doesn't always get a positive response though. I've been told I've ruined a good sportster and should have bought a "jap" bike. But it sure puts a huge grin on my face every time I ride it. I don't think I will every sell it [IMG][/IMG]
F'em. That's a damn fine lookin bike. I bet it's a blast to ride too.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:19 PM   #665
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:45 PM   #666
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #667
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Picked this one up yesterday, the new 09 baggers are everything they have been hyped up to be and even better. You can actually enjoy your corner carving. Even mid corner bumps wont upset this mothership.
Congrats. Beautiful ride. Are those the VH Monster Ovals you were talking about getting ? Did you get a fuel pak or an air cleaner upgrade too ? Let us know how well that rear cyclinder cutout works when it's hot out in stop and go traffic.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:13 PM   #668
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:28 PM   #669
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Picked this one up yesterday, the new 09 baggers are everything they have been hyped up to be and even better. You can actually enjoy your corner carving. Even mid corner bumps wont upset this mothership.



Are those Monster Ovals you have on there? How do they sound? How do they sound loudness wise compared to the new Screaming Eagles?

That bike looks nice. Real Nice.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:41 PM   #670
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Congrats LOFTYBOB. Beautiful bikes everyone.

From a recent search-for-autumn ride...


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Old 10-17-2008, 12:03 AM   #671
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Congrats. Beautiful ride. Are those the VH Monster Ovals you were talking about getting ? Did you get a fuel pak or an air cleaner upgrade too ? Let us know how well that rear cyclinder cutout works when it's hot out in stop and go traffic.
Yep, first set of V&H Monster Ovals for the 09 baggers in Australia. They sound heaps better than the S&S SPO's that I had on my 05 FLHTCU,

not too loud but a nice V8 inboard boat kind of sound. Love them and the bike. Getting the TTS tuner in her when I can track down a breather kit for her. Apparentley these baggers (fly by wire) use a differant throttle body to the other injected big twins.

Did 800 Km's today just to get a feel for it and I am very impressed. Hasn't been hot enougth to use the rear cylinder cut out yet but I tried it out to see if there were going to be any vibration issues with using it. There was none, just a different cadence in the motor. Stopping at the lights, there is a big improvement in the lack of heat reaching the riders legs, so that's a big tick to H/D for that design feature. The handling is the big winner with this new frame, suspension & tyre package, got the big girl up to 160 Kmph (on a secret testing facility of course) and she tracked true over mid corner bumps and didn't bottom out once.
I love this big mother.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:07 AM   #672
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Congrats LOFTYBOB. Beautiful bikes everyone.

From a recent search-for-autumn ride...

Awsome photos sfarson, what sort of camera are you using? Hot looking RoadKing as well. Enjoy.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:06 AM   #673
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Congrats LOFTYBOB. Beautiful bikes everyone.

From a recent search-for-autumn ride...


Another couple for the screen saver file. Nice work (as usual) Steve.
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Awsome photos sfarson, what sort of camera are you using? Hot looking RoadKing as well. Enjoy.
LB... It was a Nikon Coolpix. BTW, I hired an E-Glide out of Frazier's in Homebush near Sydney a few years ago and had a terrific ride around NSW for several days (following business in Sydney and Melbourne). Stayed in Bateman's Bay, passed by Canberra, spend a night in Dubbo, rode the Putty Rd, etc. Fantastic and memorable time.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:32 PM   #675
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Another couple for the screen saver file. Nice work (as usual) Steve.
Good to hear from you Danii. As always. If or when wanting to kill some time, here's a vid of that ride above.

Autumn on the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway - Streaming Video

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