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

  1. JDT

    JDT Been here awhile

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    Thanks SFarson.

    Yeah, I didn't notice that until you pointed it out. I don't know why they are long like that. Hell, they really don't even buckle, they've got a plastic snap clip thingie for quick release. They are good bags, though. www.bossbags.com

    I contemplated selling the Sporty, but my wife likes it, my mom likes it, and it is still a lot of fun to ride, and dagnabit I like the way it looks. Classic looking bike the Sportster model. So I will keep it and my GS, but I know I will be riding my GS a loooot more.
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  2. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Well, it is one of the finest XLH's I've seen. I would hang onto it. I think having more than one in the stable adds extra appreciation for the different rides. Kinda like getting on a new (but familiar) bike after having been on another one... like the GS more because I have the H-D, and vice versa.
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  3. PaleRider

    PaleRider gelande/strasse

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    ... but I do want to say, I would add a Motor Company product to the stable - a bagger would be my preference. Nice pics boys - P

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  4. pitbull

    pitbull Long timer

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    While I ride a ducati monster 900, I love the look of a naked road king and if I could afford one, would add it to the stable.
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  5. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    Drifting Fate photo by Jurgen

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    That is a sweet bike.
    Jurgen
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  6. GregC

    GregC Adventurer

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  7. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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    I just got back from a little trip out west with a pal who rented one of these in a tasteful black:

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    I rode it for about half an hour, my first time on a Harley. Took some getting used to, as the ergos were a little different from what I'm used to. It demands a riding style that's quite different from my KTM. What can I say? I loved it. We wandered around for over 2000 miles in a week, and it performed flawlessly. It had a buncha gadgets; the one that impressed me was the radio that would scan the WX stations. THAT'S actually useful.

    This summer in Montana, we followed a fellow on a Road Glide, two-up (wearing FF helmets!), towing a trailer. Up a pass. He was flying. Truly inspiring to see someone riding so smoothly and quickly on such a rig. We were impressed.

    My Beloved does not pillion. She has seen my cut-and-thrust style on the bike, and is not interested. She does, however, express some enthusiasm for riding on the back of the big Harleys. "It looks like it would be so smooth and comfortable--so easy and relaxing." She's a very perceptive gal, she is. She said, "But you'd never get a Harley." I told her I would if she'd ride with me. Now, after riding one, I know it wouldn't be a sacrifice to travel that way. So, someday... :thumb
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  8. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Dang, Bueller, you can ride one of these that require you to become a contortionist but not the 1150GS? :eek1
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  9. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Those are my favorite HD's. I wouldn't mind having one...don't know if I would swap the RT for one though.
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  10. Zipp

    Zipp Identity Crisis in Motion

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    But here is a pic of mine. She is for sale too. I just do not ride her enough and needs a good home.

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  11. wickedsprint

    wickedsprint Banned

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    Here is a funny pic I found of one...this is why ia m glad to have a garage...snows like that here alot apparently.
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  12. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    Its not a question of whether or not I can ride the 1150 GS. I can, and its quite comfortable. The problem is I can't ride it well off road , which was one of the intended purposes for the bike. The excess weight is difficult to deal with due to physical issues.

    The Buell, on the other hand, weighs in at 395 Lbs. dry and only causes some stress on my neck & wrists. Both of those parts of me are in decent enough shape for the time being, so I can handle it. However, I'd have to say a 300 mile day on it is enough. I did a little over 300 once and was really starting to feel it. Hopefully the new clip ons being made for it are going to alleviate some of that. Regardless I really don't need to ride the Buell more than 300 miles in a day. I primarily use it to go to work, play in the twisties of S.E. Ohio or WVA, and twice a year it will go to the smoky mountains. Although I used to ride my previous Buell up to 600 miles a day on the Smoky Mountain trips, this one is less comfortable but fits nicely in the back of a truck :D

    As for my GS replacement, I'm quite happy with my V-Strom for the adventure touring stuff. It might not be as rugged as the GS, but its good enough for anything I'm going to put it through, and its 150 Lbs. lighter. Now if I could just sell the GS...
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  13. dm_gsxr

    dm_gsxr Weirdo Freak

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    Here's my hawg. 02 that just turned over 35k miles.

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    Click here for a bigger picture.

    Carl
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  14. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Carl,

    Good to see you here. Looks like you have your ride set up for a quick spin around the neighborhood! I'll be getting the H-D out this morn for a Thanksgiving morning family donut run

    Steve
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  15. dm_gsxr

    dm_gsxr Weirdo Freak

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    Heh, I figured it was you over here. It's one of the reasons I posted :-) While I like the st-n site (the only one I've donated a couple of bucks to so far), I'm still on the lookout for something as close to my, well beliefs is as good as anything else, WRT riding.

    I took the 'busa out this morning while Rita was still in the sack. Very nice riding weather. I may take another run in a bit. No donut runs for me though. Down to 224.25 lbs from 295 (highest) and 275 (in May). Eating a reasonable t-day meal today.

    And have a good t-day yourself. See you on the roads.

    Carl
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  16. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Well, I did make it out for the Thanksgiving morning donut run. Here's the driveway at 1/4 mile. Half of the way to the "maintained" road.
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    And here's the reward at the end of driveway. Thank-you County Road & Bridge! :rofl. Be smooooooooth...
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  17. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Happy Thanksgiving, Sfarson. Thanks for posting such wonderful pics today. :thumb
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  18. eoR

    eoR Thanks For Noticing Me

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    Here's mine...a Dyna Superglide:


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  19. sstodvictory

    sstodvictory Been here awhile

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    My 2000 Victory V92C. I rode for many years before stradling a cruiser and this is my first. I can be satisfied just putting along on this, or crank up the juice and have fun in the twisties as well. Mods include JE 10.5:1 pistons, Andrews #2 cams, K&N filter & performance pipes, D&D chip, Techlusion fuel manager, Mustang Seat, Champion "Patriot" bags. I've owned and sold a lot of bikes, but I'll never ditch this one.

    http://www.stevesite.us/pictures/1_11.jpg

    Steve
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  20. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Eeyore... Nice! Knowing the roads in the Ozarks (if you're close), this would be one of the better H-D's to have!
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