(I don't think we have a) Dyna Thread (yet)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. maydaymike

    maydaymike Fearless Commuter

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    It has sort of a sheen to it in the sun that you can make out in the second photo. It really does look better in person. Added bonus is that it's sort of dirt colored... shouldn't have to wash it, right? I've found that an all black bike is a bother to keep clean...

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  2. lagcam

    lagcam Been here awhile

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    I went with the Memphis Shades lowers, plus I bought two more of the plastics only and mounted them on the windshield. Took the updraft away that would follow up my legs and take my breath away. Looks a little goofy but it's much nicer on the highway.

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  3. shupe

    shupe Been here awhile

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    I guess we think along the same lines.
    I have a National Cycle shield and the Memphis Shades lowers.
    The NC shield mounts allow the brackets for the lowers to clamp to the fork tubes ABOVE the lower tree, so no chance of the legs hitting them if the fork bottoms out. Oddly, the Memphis Shades shields dont' allow that.

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  4. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Well it looks like I just missed the windshield measurement. It's a little bit high.

    I don't suppose anyone wants to trade a 15" memphis fats for my 17"? I know, that's a bit optimistic. I'm going to cut an inch off next chance I get and see how it is, but I believe I'll have to go 2".
  5. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Nice. I like my street bob, except for the smaller gas tank and lowered shocks. The shocks suck on all of the dyna's, so not that big of a deal. I didn't realize the tank was smaller or I probably would have gotten a different model. My fault though, I should have checked.
  6. gus

    gus Been here awhile

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    I think the tank capacity is only .2 of a gallon less on the SB compared to the 5gal. Tanks on the other models. Averages to about 8.4 miles on a tank.
  7. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Interesting. I just checked, you're right. I was thinking it was 3.7 gallons instead of 4.7.

    Last night I pushed the fuel level to what I thought was the limit. Trip computer said I had 15 miles to empty, and I put 3.5 gallons in. Apparently the bike doesn't count the last gallon, so all of this time I assumed it was a 3.7. That's better to know. I wish the gauge was accurate though.

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  8. BigChris99

    BigChris99 Been here awhile

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    I jumped to the end of this thread after reading about half the pages. Let me start out by saying I don't own a Harley and don't know if I ever will. But, I do like the bikes, the costumes and the attitudes, not so much. I live in Southern California but I just returned from a trip to eastern Iowa to see my daughter graduate from college. The smallish town she lives in, Clinton, has a very nice Harley dealership in town. My daughter gets me a T-shirt from Clinton Harley every Christmas. Way cool shirts too, with farm scenes and corn fields and stuff like that on the back. I like the Harley shirts. A couple of guys at work ride Harleys so I decided to get them shirts while I was out there. I walked into this dealer in small town Iowa and was blown away! It was beautiful inside! Rich wood everywhere and so clean you could eat off anything in there. Wow. I found my shirts and went up the counter and had two of the nicest people, a man and a women, ring my stuff up. I walked out of that dealer very impressed. No attitudes at all. I may be having second thoughts about not owning a Harley......maybe someday.

    Sorry about the thread drift......:deal I know, I know, all my fault.
  9. gus

    gus Been here awhile

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    This is a stereotypical anti Harley attitude. It's ironic to use that statement in reverse isn't it? I think it's perpetuated on the internet and through riders that just keep repeating what they hear and read.

    Attitudes? Most motorcycle riders I meet are nice folks no matter what they are on. Don't assume someone on a particular bike only owns one bike. They may have a stable of different types and brands at home.

    Costumes? Some riders get into that. I have a closet full of gear. Depending on weather and length of ride dictates what I wear. I guess my aerostich Darian, Olympia Airglide, Triumph H2O leather jacket and pants are a costume along with my Nolan flip face helmet. T shirts? I have a few branded shirts. A lot of Triumph freebies when they gave them away for doing demo rides. Mostly I wear $4 pocket T's bought at Walmart. I have a hard time spending $25 on a T shirt.
    I have been thinking about an eye patch as the vision in my left eye is about gone from radiation treatment. I could wear it riding my Harley's and not wear it riding my BMWs so as not to offend the Biker fashion police.

    The biggest myth is that HD riders only ride to the local bar or trailer their bikes. A lot do. Get out and take a road trip and you will see about 80% of bikes loaded traveling are Harley's . Go ride in the Smokey Mountains. If it's cold or even raining most of the bike out are Harley Touring bikes.

    While I'm not a fan of fancy Harley shops it works for Harley. They sell a lot of bikes along with all the trinkets. They also train a lot of new riders. I don't think any other brand does that.

    You went and saw for yourself and had a good experience. Others may go into an HD dealership dressed normally ( in a Power Ranger suit) and wear a sneer at all the Pirates with attitudes and come away with a different experience.

    Good on you.
  10. gus

    gus Been here awhile

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    Yes, and I wish my BMW GSA was accurate or even worked too. At least the gauge is close on my SB. I never trust the computers. I always calculate my mileage at gas stops and go by that because fuel mileage varies with how you twist the right grip. Remember the fuel pump uses the gas for cooling so it's not a good idea to run it low on fuel a lot.
  11. BigChris99

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    I was dressed normally. For me. Camo shorts and a Tony Stewart T-shirt :lol3

    We flew out there, so no bike for me.
  12. gus

    gus Been here awhile

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    I was being a little tongue in cheek there.
  13. maydaymike

    maydaymike Fearless Commuter

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    :wings:wings:wings New Street Bob ordered! We should be able to pick it up on the 31st.
  14. Bloodweiser

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    Holy wow,
    are we actually talking Dyners again?!

    I have little to add, sadly.
    I've been doing nothing but riding mine,
    and I never want to stop,
    so I don't take pictures,
    except in the barn.

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    Thinking about a v&h FP3,
    but I already hate my relationship with my phone.
  15. Harsh

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    Rode the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville, NC to Charlottesville, VA this weekend. Nice weather. Prefer my bike stripped down (no windshield or bags) but for trips take the bags and windshield.

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  16. Harsh

    Harsh Been here awhile

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    Rode 992 miles in 2 days - love the range on my FXDC (over 200 miles to the fill up).
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  17. leafman60

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    Ditto, ditto and ditto. By the way, ditto! Good post.
  18. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    I've been posting about my SGCustom on the 2 Bikes, 5 years thread. I've done a lot to it and it runs great. Good curvy road bike.
  19. leafman60

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    Man, that thing looks good. I made a similar trip a year ago on my Super Glide, did the entire BRP and Skyline Drive. Wonderful bike for that kinda running.




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  20. Summicron

    Summicron Adventurer

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    What is that attachment on the top of the wind shield and what kind of magnetic tank bag do you use? Are you pleased with it?

    Jim