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Old 08-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #91
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I love it.
Front wheel is too small. It needs a 30.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #92
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There is something more than paint colors coming in the Harley touring range for 2014.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...e/index2.html#

Rumors of a new fairing design on the Streetglide, LED lighting, a new touchscreen stereo with Bluetooth and a new gauge and dashboard design to go with it, all these and more are floating around the HD forums, including a drawing from what looks like a 2014 service manual that shows a new radio and gauge design.

I'm hoping for a power adjustable windshield myself, like the Vision and the new Chieftain.

how great they accept incoming phone calls! take the rider demograph most prone to wadding it up and give them the distraction of an onboard telephone system.

brilliant!
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #93
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I Why not just install a system on them where you can drink beer while riding? I could go for that.
JerryH, you need to buy a Harley. You have exactly the right attitude.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:46 PM   #94
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Front wheel is too small. It needs a 30.
You some kind of commy? Grow up riding jap bikes?

Needs a 60.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #95
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...KLR - over priced, under powered and ill handling is what they specialize in and they sell the heck out of them. They haven't had any significant changes since the 80's.
Fixed your post. It obviously wasn't about HD, was it?
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #96
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I kinda like em.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:57 AM   #97
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I just got back from a nice trip around Lake Superior and a few little excursions around Ontario. Great trip...really good camping sites...and many motorcycles. By brand I'd guess that 70 percent were HD, 10 percent BMW, ten percent Wings...five percent victory or various other Vtwin touring bikes...and five percent "others" including a pair of 1970s Kawasakis with very faded Vetter fairings.

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That's odd, I'm looping around Lake Superior right now and I've seen a ton of sport touring bikes (FJR's, C14's, assorted BMW's etc). Then again, I'm on sport touring bike (ST1300) so I imagine it might have something to do with what you are looking for.....
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:14 AM   #98
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We just finished a loop around Superior also, and far away Harley was the most common bike (70%?). I saw a good mix of FJRs and C14s and a surprising amount of Vstroms and even a few other Tigers though too. I bet I saw 10 Vstroms.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:11 AM   #99
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That's odd, I'm looping around Lake Superior right now and I've seen a ton of sport touring bikes (FJR's, C14's, assorted BMW's etc). Then again, I'm on sport touring bike (ST1300) so I imagine it might have something to do with what you are looking for.....
Yeah, you may speak the truth....

I was surprised how few sport-touring bikes I saw however. My brother has an ST1300, and I didn't see many of that type on the trip. I talked to a pair of older guys at a campground -- one was on a well used FJR, another was on a new Road Glide.

So maybe I was missing a few sport tourers...but one thing that was pretty solid was the majority of riders going around the lake were on HD. Lots of two-up touring too.

I did see something that made me kinda chuckle: my pal and I were checking into a provincial park right at dusk. Another pair of riders came in behind us -- they were wearing full BMW adventure garb, hubby and wife in their 60s. They were as geared-out as HD pirates but ready to cross Africa... And my pal commented that they seemed impatient with us and kept their distance...maybe cuz my pal has an old HD Softtail with dirty old fringy bags and camping gear strapped to it, Hillbilly style.

But..when we walked out of the ranger station we see their bikes: Two bmw adventure bikes...one towing a HUGE ASS TRAILER. It looked like it should have been towed by a car. And they had Wisconsin plates, which ment they weren't that far from home.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:08 AM   #100
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Kinda nice that they redesigned the fairing for venting and better airflow.

The liquid cooling isn't such a big deal. It's only cooling the exhaust port, not the seats or anywhere else in the head.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:48 AM   #101
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I pass them on my 35 horsepower KLR all the time. Over priced, under powered and ill handling is is what they specialize in and they sell the heck out of them..
So now this is a KLR debate?



i also agree that they are overpriced, underpowered and dont handle well!
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:31 PM   #102
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The liquid cooling isn't such a big deal. It's only cooling the exhaust port, not the seats or anywhere else in the head.
I believe the system does specifically cool the area around the exhaust valve seats. Check out the patent drawings in this article:

http://thekneeslider.com/harley-davi...-heads-patent/
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #103
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I believe the system does specifically cool the area around the exhaust valve seats. Check out the patent drawings in this article:

http://thekneeslider.com/harley-davi...-heads-patent/
Oh, so it's an emissions thing that doesn't add anything to the ride nor power. Nice to know. Weak.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #104
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Some info and pretty pictures about cam timing changes, airbox, and more on the 2014's vs the 2013's. http://harleytechtalk.org/htt/index....c1cd87e1fca2a1

Sux that they did away with the zerk for the steering stem. On the other hand, it will force the service guys to re-preload the bearing when they service it vs just lubing it and calling it done.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:17 PM   #105
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I had hoped to be dead before the radio was important on a motorcycle....
LOL - made me spill water on my keyboard! Too funny...
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