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Harley-Davidson Pan America Thread

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Ken Hooligan, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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  2. Mr Pou

    Mr Pou Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice that you can easily adjust it with the left hand while riding, unlike the GS where you have to do the left handed cross reach to the knob to adjust the windshield on the fly.
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  3. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks for the windshield video Contrarian. I can say that from what I've seen so far, that seems to be the only part of the bike that seems kinda lame. Maybe they had the engineering intern design it. The adjustment on my Multi is so much better; more range of motion and you can stop it anywhere in the range, and you can adjust it with either hand in a split second. I wish HD would have just stolen the idea. I bet the next model will be changed.
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    pjensen641 Long timer Supporter

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  5. Mr Pou

    Mr Pou Been here awhile Supporter

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    What bike and how hard were you cranked over? I have a pretty good lean angle here on the GS, and there is still decent room under the center stand. The pegs do touch down before the center stand, but that said the edges of my center stand fee have grind marks, mainly from encountering a good bump mid-corner.

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  6. tjduexjr

    tjduexjr Adventurer

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    I did a test ride yesterday. I enjoyed it! I can't add anymore to what has already been reported. The local dealer has the demo truck there this weekend. When I went, the only bike that had been taken out yesterday was the Pan America. When I got back from my 10 minute guided tour, there were already two more guys lined up to ride it.

    I've been lurking on this thread since it was started. I put a deposit down at my dealer the Saturday after the official launch. I'm #2 in line. Missed being #1 by a couple of hours. They have 4 dealership locations and all are supposed to be getting at least two bikes by the end of May/beginning of June. They must not be a Tier 1 dealer as they don't yet have confirmation of when they are going to get the bikes.

    I'm even more excited to get this bike after the short ride yesterday. It met my expectations easily. I've been waiting on this bike for over two years. I'm glad Harley seems to have done this bike right. I'm looking forward to being able to update my avatar at some point.
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  7. Jacksonjack41

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    Dang it, got a call on an orange one yesterday, then a black one today, I’m holding out for the grey !
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  8. JasonFL

    JasonFL Been here awhile

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    Local dealer just received two. One demo, the other is sold. I have a demo tomorrow at noon.
    I know the engine is good from all I’ve read, it’s the gearbox I’ll be paying attention to.
    Sort of excited and at 45 years old that doesn’t happen much so I’ll enjoy it.
  9. Jed Clampett

    Jed Clampett Long timer Supporter

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    Leaving in a few to pick up my bike. Pics when I get back!
  10. Mr Pou

    Mr Pou Been here awhile Supporter

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    I look forward to the pics and your impressions of the bike!
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    Pics or it didn't...oh yea, we'll wait. :D
  12. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Long timer Supporter

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    NOT a GS. The GS has plenty of clearance.

    After having just ridden one and inspected that detail....the centerstand is not an issue. I think it was just the angle of the pic. The stand is well tucked in....
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  13. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    The bike I demoed only had 50 miles on it and I was pleasantly surprised how smooth the transmission was.
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  14. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Long timer Supporter

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    I'll do a better write up later, but if I can sum up my short test ride experience in one sentence...

    I belive this is a watershed moment for Harley.

    Revolution Max indeed.
  15. Germcati

    Germcati Adventurer

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    Surprised there isn't an Owner's Thread already! Called for a friend and dealer mentioned selling two yesterday. Dealer was in Manassas, VA. Can't wait to see more of these on the streets.
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    4power Been here awhile

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    I've had a bunch of bikes over the years, was never a Harley guy and planned on running my Concours 14 until it died (yeah I know not an adv bike). I want this bike. Actually I want it in gigantic sport touring super moto-esque trim. In my neck of the woods epic off road adventures are limited but there are multitudes of less than smooth country roads and this bike looks like it would fit that need well.
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  17. Bighammer49686

    Bighammer49686 Been here awhile

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    That's quite a Pan America pan. :eekers

    Yup, just waiting 'till a bunch of people are yanking their cans off and hitting the backroads and trails on straight-piped Harleys. :(:
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  18. RIVERD06

    RIVERD06 In the woods

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    Yeah cause dirt bikes, crotch rockets and snowmobiles are all so quiet lol
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    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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    Maybe @Jed Clampett can start one?
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  20. Bighammer49686

    Bighammer49686 Been here awhile

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    Harley severed ties with the local John Deere dealer, so closest dealership is about an hour and a half away. I hear they are opening up a new location right downtown here soon. An upscale yoga/exercise place went under during covid and they are going to sell clothing and accessories (no bikes from what I understand) here.
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