So, where in the world have YOU been? ... on your Harley, I mean

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Round-I-Go, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. SNAPGADGET

    SNAPGADGET Been here awhile

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    Don't mean to hijack, but I run Metzeler ME 880's on my Electra Glide. stick and last very well!!!
  2. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    My Metzler 880 completely crapped out on me at 1500 miles.

    ya think the factory would warranty it???? FAK NO!!!! :deal :baldy

    switched over to Avons, and love 'em!
  3. RoadHD

    RoadHD Been here awhile

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    The only 16" dual sport knobbies I could find were Duro's - I would NOT recommend running the Duro on the rear tire - my bike, bags and I weigh more than 500kgs (over a half ton), and most of the weight is riding over the rear tire - simply put, the Duro couldn't handle the weight and started to crack/tear around each knob. I noticed the abnormal wear after one lap around the Nurburgring (I had, maybe 500 total miles on the tire). Simply put, the rear was quickly replaced with a stock Dunlop before I left Europe - although the Dunlop is terrible in mud and sand, I know it can handle the weight I'm running.

    The front tire also started to crack/split around each knob, but it didn't become pronounced until a few thousand miles. I really liked the Duro in the front, way more stability in the sand and light mud and ran well for over 10k miles - after a while, I just ignored that they seem to be ripping apart... I switched the front tire yesterday (from London-Turkey, Egypt to Zambia) for a stock Dunlop (I'm anticipating way less mud on roads in Southern Africa). I'm sure I could have ridden another thousand miles on the Duro - but center knobs wore unevenly and the front tire started to vibrate/bounce at 30-45mph.

    Finding replacement 16" tires that can handle the weight of a cruiser has proven impossible in Africa. Had I to do it over again, I would have switched to 17" mag rims, loads more tire options.
  4. Beto

    Beto RustyGasket

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  5. B.C.Biker

    B.C.Biker mighty fine

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    Thanks RoadHD. Been thinking about changing rim sizes for that reason. Sometimes you just gotta find out what's down the dirt road.:D
  6. ERD

    ERD Custom Rider

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    Somewhere in China..
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  7. ERD

    ERD Custom Rider

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    ADV riding... Not exactly HD but hey, that's a HD jacket

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  8. ERD

    ERD Custom Rider

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    Oh the way to HOG rally - I know that's a 'wing but rest of the bikes in the group are Harleys

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  9. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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  10. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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  11. TENGEL78

    TENGEL78 n00b

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    First post. This was somewhere in Missouri. I was trying to go around a bridge that was out and the GPS pointed me down this "road". It ended in a corn field. Was fun though.

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  12. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Cool Springs Store, Route 66 Arizona
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  13. srmiden

    srmiden Adventurer

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    Somewhere in Suisse
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    In France
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    to the mediterranean sea
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    and spain
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    one without
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    but still in spain
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    to the pyrenees
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    where it was beautiful
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    but cold
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    and nice for picknic
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    on my way home i found a few stones in france again
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    and the last with bike:
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    made 5200 km ~ 3200 miles in 10 days, visited Germany, France, Spain, Andorra, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany.

    I prefer to say it's a Sporty, not a Harley.

    Greetings
    SR
  14. ramon

    ramon weezin' the juice!

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    My favorite cafe, in Hopland, Ca.
  15. Tails_KTM

    Tails_KTM Adventurer

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    Tombstone, AZ

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    Girlfriend in Tombstone, AZ (scanned from a slide, sorry about the crappy quality)

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    Got to do Route 66

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    St. Tropez HOG rally
  16. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Zion NP
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  17. R-W

    R-W Been here awhile

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    Down Mexico way. (or should I say Upside Down) Ouch! :huh
  18. Ride Now

    Ride Now Graybeard

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    Checking the undercarriage for anything that would show that the seller might have not taken care of this ride before you make your final offer. Good thinking!!! :D
  19. chilango13

    chilango13 Been here awhile

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    <a href="http://s768.photobucket.com/user/uschilango13/media/Facebook/Profile%20Pictures/25789_1389965316749_1759720_n.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx330/uschilango13/Facebook/Profile%20Pictures/25789_1389965316749_1759720_n.jpg" border="0" alt="I loved that sissy bar. I should've kept it. photo 25789_1389965316749_1759720_n.jpg"/></a>
  20. Nadgett

    Nadgett Been here awhile

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    Last August I rode with a friend from Slovenia to Bechtesgarten, Germany:

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    and visited The Eagle's nest:

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    We proceeded through heavy traffic

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    to Bremgarten, near the French border, where I took a ride in a small plane

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    On the way back we took the ferry across Lake Constance

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    and through the Austrian alps south of Innsbruck on our way home:

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