Harley Riders Sign In With Pic

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by sfarson, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Hoges

    Hoges Adventurer

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    Mate that's awesome, I use my lowrider for a lot of long distance rides as well and it's encouraging that you have no belt brobs on the dirt, on my XR1200 I carry a spare belt with me on long rides, it's a 20 minute job on the sportster to change belt on side of road, where as the Dyna is not as simple to change a belt. Good to see someone enjoying and using a HD not just wasted as a bar hopper. The Dyna makes a great tourer.
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  2. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Hoges, thanks for the comments.

    I'm not sure where you live but for 40 years previously I had BMW's and in Australia BM's were the bike of choice for distance and outback travel, especially the airheads during the 70's and 80's.
    You know, light, simple, big tanks (in Aust they all had the bigger 24 litre tanks), shaft for dirt, way better than old pre o-ring chains.

    Edit: with a name like Hoges, you'd have to be an Aussie too !

    So, after BM's, when I decided to buy a Harley, I just decided to treat it like any other bike, it's a workhorse first and foremost, I don't see it as a lifestyle bike, a coffee shop or bar cruiser.

    I figure you pay good money for a bike, it's pointless not to ride it, it will still depreciate like any other consumable. :D

    Regards. :thumb
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  3. Gham

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  4. n8mandy

    n8mandy Revmeister

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    My FXKLR

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  5. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    I traded my loud mufflers tonight for a nice pair of OEM ones off a 06 Roadking .

    What a difference , Great low end throttle response and I can actually hear the parts that are vibrating off the bike :clap. Ended up having to tighten nearly all the heat shields and the ignition cover because of annoying rattles , Its a whole different bike now . I may end up playing with the main jets over the winter . It has a little hesitation around 3000 RPM but its fine for now.

    One thing I found was that the accelerator pump screw was out over 2 turns and was actually spitting gas out to the air cleaner. Hope my MPG goes up a little as well , I think I was only getting around 25 with the first couple tanks.
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  6. Fast Ferris

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  7. MR X

    MR X Been here awhile

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    Picture of my Harley :D :clap 2012 HARELY 008.JPG 2012 HARELY 001.JPG
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  8. mixfixdave

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  9. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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  10. Firenailer

    Firenailer Still Ridin'

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    There's another thread going about the BRP talking about a lot of road construction and gravel sections. Did you ride the whole thing and how were the road conditions?
  11. Vapor_Trails

    Vapor_Trails Long timer

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    My Fat Bob being used to mock up new pipes. Radius pipes are looking pretty cool. I'm anxious to get it back and ride the snot out of it!

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  12. ONE2NINE

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    Those Radius pipes will sure look better than the stockers.
  13. Vapor_Trails

    Vapor_Trails Long timer

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    Yup! Although, the stockers are so gawd awful I almost like 'em. Freedom Perform is gonna keep my FB a little longer so they can fab up a couple more styles (I think). Then I get to take my pick of the one I like best.

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  14. Hoges

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    Yes you are correct I'm a fellow Aussie from the Sunny Coast Queensland.
    I've also enjoyed many years of Beemer ownership, this is a pic of my last GS.

    IMG_0095.JPG As you can see I also enjoy trips out in to the outback.
    Here's a pic of my XR1200. IMG_2797.JPG
  15. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Hey Hoges, a mate of mine has this XR1200.
    He rides all over the outback with me.

    To make up for the small fuel tank he straps a 10 litre can onto the rear peg.

    He and I are off again next week, up into the Gascoyne country, east of Carnarvon, but this time we are both riding different bikes.
    Me on a very low mileage second hand V-Strom 650 and he on a rebuilt GS1200.


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  16. Hoges

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    That's awesome what he does with the XR,
    The small fuel tank is a pain,
    I am having a custom alloy tank made for the XR and it should hold over 20 litres, should be completed soon.
    The v-storms are great bikes.
  17. Philthy64

    Philthy64 Been here awhile

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    G'day Blokes - I'm from down south (Dardanup, WA). That red dirt gets in doesn't it ! I dropped my springer into the dirt out the back of Mt Magnet after hitting a sheep and I am still cleaning red dust out of nooks and crannies two years later (and the bike isn't much better :lol3 )
    Vapour Trails - I have seen lots uglier stock exhausts than those. The new Harleys are certainly growing on me.
    Philthy
  18. ZCarFan2

    ZCarFan2 Been here awhile

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    Finally bought a Sportster. A very clean 2000 883 Standard. 24k miles. Somebody removed the baffles but otherwise stock.

    First order of business was replacing the rotten original fuel line. Next will be replacing the 9 year old Dunlops, then a better seat. Hoping to find goodies at Barber in a few weeks. It's going to be a struggle for me to keep it as clean as the previous owners did.

    Only one pic so far from the dealer's lot.

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  19. LostInmate

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    We rode from Little Switzerland to the southern end, we didn't see any construction. The road a few miles so it of little Switzerland needs some work though. Some rough bumps that crossed the lanes.
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  20. Desertaire

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    DSC01817.JPG Traded my 2013 Triumph Trophy for a 2018 Road King last month. Love it.
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