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Old 09-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #91
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I mourned the end of the total loss oil system but I adapted. The change to overhead valves was unacceptable. I haven't purchased an new Harley since 1935 because of that mistake.
Heck, man, you missed out.
They still made flathead big twins through 48 (U models), and middleweight W and K model flatties through 1956! You could have got a 3 wheel Servicar flattie through 1973.

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Old 09-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #92
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Heck, man, you missed out.
They still made flathead big twins through 48 (U models), and middleweight W and K model flatties through 1956! You could have got a 3 wheel Servicar flattie through 1973.

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Fuck I forgot about the K. A friend has a '54.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:37 PM   #93
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thks
I just like shovels
now more controversy
which one sounds the best
with which exhaust?
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can we have more on this pls
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:01 AM   #94
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Shovels and Pans have a deeper more booming tone to the exhaust. Evo and TC have a sharper almost crackle sound. This is due to the big hemi combustion chamber on the older bikes,it takes longer to burn. Get a dual plugged Shovel next to a stocker and listen to the difference.

It's personal preference as far as what you like. I like Shovels myself. And I hate drag pipes. they sound like shit. The booming tone of a well tuned 2:1 can't be beat.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #95
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Not to Hijack but what are the differences between the evo and the Buell version of it? I know the cams, intake and oiling system are different, what else?

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:31 AM   #96
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Hmmm...

Difference between Buell and hardley abelson........ How about turning gasoline into HORSEPOWER instead of noise.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #97
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Difference between Buell and hardley abelson........ How about turning gasoline into HORSEPOWER instead of noise.
How about turning away from a thread you obviously shouldn't be in
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:12 PM   #98
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Difference between Buell and hardley abelson........ How about turning gasoline into HORSEPOWER instead of noise.
H-Ds make some of the best mpg resaults of any bikes so it seems to me they make good use of the go juice, dumb-ass.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #99
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Difference between Buell and hardley abelson........ How about turning gasoline into HORSEPOWER instead of noise.
You must me thinking of the Rotax engined Buells.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #100
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H-Ds make some of the best mpg resaults of any bikes so it seems to me they make good use of the go juice, dumb-ass.
Why is everyone from Norway so grumpy?


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Old 09-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #101
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As a relatively new to Harley rider (I've only had three), I don't take offense at the haters. Harley's are heavy, slower and somewhat expensive. There definitely are other brands, that on paper, make much better machines.

Other than track appliances, my bikes have all been somewhat offbeat. Air cooled Ducati, BMW boxer or K's, KTM or big twin sport bikes. I've only had two I-4 Japanese bikes.

Surprisingly, my Harley's, all TC's, have been extremely satisfying to ride. Go figure.

And I get Jerry's point. He likes simple, cheap, reliable, older bikes. He doesn't value progress. And new Harley's, especially the new touring bikes, are some of the most sophisticated bikes on the market.

I really like them.

He doesn't.

It's ok.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:36 AM   #102
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Why is everyone from Norway so grumpy?
Because we only have five months of riding 'a year and most of it in rain
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:41 AM   #103
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As a relatively new to Harley rider (I've only had three), I don't take offense at the haters. Harley's are heavy, slower and somewhat expensive. There definitely are other brands, that on paper, make much better machines.
Harleys - they are what they are. I just don't get why the same asshats come on every thread about Harley's and whine and pule about the same things. Most of their comments haven't been accurate for about 40 years anyway. If you don't Harleys, don't read about them and let those of us that do like them enjoy them.

There are several bikes I detest, but I don't go on every thread about them and talk trash.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:59 AM   #104
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How about turning away from a thread you obviously shouldn't be in
Typical Bueller reaction to an opinion he doesn't agree with.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:19 AM   #105
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As a relatively new to Harley rider (I've only had three), I don't take offense at the haters. Harley's are heavy, slower and somewhat expensive. There definitely are other brands, that on paper, make much better machines.

Other than track appliances, my bikes have all been somewhat offbeat. Air cooled Ducati, BMW boxer or K's, KTM or big twin sport bikes. I've only had two I-4 Japanese bikes.

Surprisingly, my Harley's, all TC's, have been extremely satisfying to ride. Go figure.

And I get Jerry's point. He likes simple, cheap, reliable, older bikes. He doesn't value progress. And new Harley's, especially the new touring bikes, are some of the most sophisticated bikes on the market.

I really like them.

He doesn't.

It's ok.
FINALLY!! Someone on ADV who's also from NJ who doesn't puff up like a threatened blow fish when their favorite toy is made fun of.

I tip my hat to you.
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