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Old 07-24-2013, 02:16 PM   #10081
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I've only owned two Harleys out of about 50 bikes including six BMWs. The beemers were always the clunkiest and my Road King snicks so smoothly into first that I don't even hear it. But now you've got me all curious, will try preloading my Dakar's shifter on my ride home tonight and see if that helps....
I rode a Multistrada on the Weekend & the main thing I noticed was how clunky the gearbox was. Way more than my GS, also it kept hitting a false natural when shifting into 1st.
Gimme the GS shifting any day.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #10082
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How are the matte finish spoke wheels working out? Was surprised to see that change- and frankly, they look cheaper than the ones that have traditionally been oem on a GS
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #10083
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How are the matte finish spoke wheels working out? Was surprised to see that change- and frankly, they look cheaper than the ones that have traditionally been oem on a GS
They are probably cheaper.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:15 PM   #10084
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They certainly look like it- as does the muffler
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:30 PM   #10085
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They certainly look like it- as does the muffler
I quite like them and have had no problems.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #10086
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How are the matte finish spoke wheels working out? Was surprised to see that change- and frankly, they look cheaper than the ones that have traditionally been oem on a GS
Yep, mine are great, and much easier to clean. I may get them powdercoated black over the winter.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:57 AM   #10087
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Yep, mine are great, and much easier to clean. I may get them powdercoated black over the winter.
I should have taken a better pic of it, but this really appealed to me.
Including black wheels.

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:28 AM   #10088
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I should have taken a better pic of it, but this really appealed to me.
Including black wheels.

That's nice. Just needs a black frame, shaft and engine.

As soon as they release a triple black with these in black, I'm in. My wife probably won't notice the difference either.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:35 AM   #10089
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That's nice. Just needs a black frame, shaft and engine.

As soon as they release a triple black with these in black, I'm in. My wife probably won't notice the difference either.
The conversion to all the black here is 2400 Euro's. It's worth considering.
At home they can't spot the difference between the oilhead and the wethead if it doesn't have the LED.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:04 AM   #10090
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How are the matte finish spoke wheels working out? Was surprised to see that change- and frankly, they look cheaper than the ones that have traditionally been oem on a GS
The Matte works fine. In fact it attracts dirt very well.

Might just leave mine till they turn black saves on cleaning.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #10091
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whats the penalty if you pull $15K out of a 401K?
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:23 PM   #10092
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Flug, do a 401k loan instead.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #10093
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Flug, do a 401k loan instead.
I'll bet that thing squares up and rips all things considered.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:00 PM   #10094
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I'll bet that thing squares up and rips all things considered.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:44 PM   #10095
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Turning 50 next year.....new w/c GSA slated for release..... Coincidence?......Might make for a fine birthday present to ME!
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