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

  1. Hogslayer

    Hogslayer motomaniac

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    Could this be the guy from the movie ?

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  2. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    How much$$$$$$ ?
  3. 1200GSCanuck

    1200GSCanuck Been here awhile

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    resting out back after a day on the road...howooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  4. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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  5. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    My 2010 CVO dark # 686 of 999. At Meat Cove Nova Scotia

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  6. UnknownLegend

    UnknownLegend Adventurer

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    "Irene" with new Heritage handlebars!!!

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  7. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    BNW rider for sure.

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  8. bmdubyou

    bmdubyou Adventurer

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    I've always thought the HDs were beautiful bikes..love the old ones from the 40's...but I'm starting to dislike the attitude that many seem to have...especially those who think their loud pipes are so cool and need to be heard 5 miles away and sit in front of your house and rev at full throttle.
  9. Krang

    Krang Rides with hippies

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    For every one of those there are plenty who aren't like that.

    Choose to remember the idiots of any grouping and you'll dislike everyone.
  10. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    They are not motorcycle enthusiasts, these are 'bikers.' If you look, they have 9,000 miles on their 10 year old bike and their idea of a ride is a 10 mile round trip to the bar having bike night. Let them go, ignore the show.

    Some of us HD owners like to ride...with stock pipes and no fringe. I have over 70k miles on mine and still ticking away....
  11. zataomm

    zataomm Been here awhile

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    +1.

    Don't let the life-stylers discourage you.
  12. speednut

    speednut Been here awhile

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    I agree.
  13. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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    I don't even know why Harley riders bother with this MoCo-billboard-piratey image thing. I was in Florida this winter and everyone and their grandmother was driving a Harley. They're as common as McDonalds. It's like a uniform.

    That aside I love driving my Road King Classic. My goto bike is my GSA, but every time I get on that RK and am on an appropriate road (country, light traffic, rolling hills, some good twisties) I feel fantastic.

    My only gripe, how the hell do you deal with valve on the rear tire? I've got the spoked wheels. I can barely see it, much less check the pressure.
  14. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    Is your valvestem straight out between the spokes or is it coming out of the rim on an angle? My Ultra has the stem on the angle and I have a window of about 15 degrees that I can get to it under the right saddle bag. About 4 years ago I installed a center stand as well so now I don't have to worry how I park it and I can just rotate the wheel to get to it.
  15. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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    Straight out. Any ideas on how to get an angle? 15 degrees would make a huge difference.
  16. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    The angle is built into the wheel so without changing wheels it is not possible...but I do have a proposed solution for you!

    Go to the cheepo auto parts store in your area and look for the rubber valvestem extenders that go on the dual rear wheel trucks and motorhomes. They are about 6" long or so and flexible. When you want to check or adjust air pressure in your rear tire remove the cap, screw the hose onto it, then use the valve in the end of the hose to check/adjust the air. When you are done unscrew the hose and put the cap back on.

    I do this when I check/adjust my motorhome tires and it makes it pretty easy in very tight places.
  17. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip Dan. I will try that. Kind of a bummer that it's built into the wheel. Maybe I could kill two birds with one stone if that valvestem extender worked for the rear shock valve too.
  18. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    It will, but here is another tip...Progressive 440HD shocks. I put a set on 3 years ago and cussed myself silly that I did not do this the day I bought the Ultra. The ride is THAT good. All the harshness is gone, and in the Detroit Metro area where we almost don't have roads anymore, this upgrade was substantial enough to get me to keep the bike! It was destined for the auction block...
  19. Geoff

    Geoff Long timer

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    My Harley is as reliable and enjoyable to ride as my BMW RT.

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  20. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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    I hear what you are saying about the shocks. I took the RKC into Manhattan one day and won't do it again. I may consider a shock upgrade next year, but as the riding season is winding down I think I'll stick to the GSA for city trips. The RKC, with the stock shocks, is fine out here in horse country (Northern Westchester). Spent too much motorbike money this year already. Thanks for the tip though.