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CDRODA396 24 September 2018 19:36

1RiserSlip, thanks for the reply. Definitely not looking for something to run 70 on the highway, but as you say, curvy country roads and dirt roads to camp sites, and this class of bike really seems to be a "fun" alternative to the bigger rides, like my current 430 pound GS, that once I start learning to ride in the dirt, I know I am going to be picking up a lot! :biggrin:

CV 25 September 2018 07:14

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058750917)
1RiserSlip, thanks for the reply. Definitely not looking for something to run 70 on the highway, but as you say, curvy country roads and dirt roads to camp sites, and this class of bike really seems to be a "fun" alternative to the bigger rides, like my current 430 pound GS, that once I start learning to ride in the dirt, I know I am going to be picking up a lot! :biggrin:

The new CRF450L mentioned above would be perfect for you.

1RiserSlip 25 September 2018 08:08

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058750967)
The new CRF450L mentioned above would be perfect for you.

That is a nice bike! I like the newer FI models. No carburetor adjustments & the throttle is there immediately.

CV 25 September 2018 08:12

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Originally Posted by 1RiserSlip (Post 1058750972)
That is a nice bike! I like the newer FI models. No carburetor adjustments & the throttle is there immediately.

I was hesitant at first (some old hipster blood I guess), but they're amazing bikes. Even my Africa Twin has all sorts of shit like ABS, etc... Not having to adjust a carb is fine by me. I'll keep an old beater around if I want the nostalgia.

KidA 25 September 2018 08:21

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Originally Posted by Combat Jump (Post 1058750369)
Here are some shots of a bike I made from scratch.

That's really cool.

CAP MARINE 26 September 2018 21:11

Time to ride my Scout 60, weather in Okla is looking good.

1RiserSlip 27 September 2018 02:46

Well. I'm fixing to build a fucking Ark here. Haven't rode in over a week. Sump pump in basement crapped out on me.

Wait. This should go in things you hate.

The Fat Guy 27 September 2018 07:17

SO I bought a new seat for my bike and took it for a spin. It is narrower than the original seat and when I took the first 2 S turns, I almost didn't take them right (Didn't turn sharp enough). has anyone ever seen this? I thought it was because I hadn't ridden in a few weeks, but the bike feels a bit different, like I really have to push when applying SLPR.

Hot Mess 27 September 2018 07:19

Id say it changed your position on the bike. Forward/aft seating and knee width effects your dynamics on the bike.

bird2778 27 September 2018 10:04

As stated, it did change your position on the bike. What you've done is changed how you move on the bike when you counter steer. Just practice a little bit & you will naturally pick up how to adjust your weight on the bike to steer. It won't take long get used to the new seat.

Dark Helmet 27 September 2018 10:17

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058751357)
SO I bought a new seat for my bike and took it for a spin.

I just did the same thing. I bought a LaPera "Daddy Long Legs" seat....made a huge difference for legroom...even though it only moved me 2 inches back.

Have not noticed anything different about how the bike behaves under me, though...

hawkdrver 27 September 2018 18:24

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Originally Posted by DaveP (Post 1058750620)
https://advrider.com/f/threads/begin...f250l.1333996/

^^
RTW TR from a long-time climber and contributor to one of the more active climbing forums.
Pretty cool perspective, lots of on-the-fly decisions.

DaveP

That's bad ass.

The Fat Guy 27 September 2018 21:18

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Originally Posted by Hot Mess (Post 1058751358)
Id say it changed your position on the bike. Forward/aft seating and knee width effects your dynamics on the bike.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bird2778 (Post 1058751382)
As stated, it did change your position on the bike. What you've done is changed how you move on the bike when you counter steer. Just practice a little bit & you will naturally pick up how to adjust your weight on the bike to steer. It won't take long get used to the new seat.

Agreed. I drove down the S turn back roads to shake it out. I do need a bit more practice.

1RiserSlip 27 September 2018 21:54

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058751645)
Agreed. I drove down the S turn back roads to shake it out. I do need a bit more practice.


Just watch the first Cars movie TFG. Doc Hudson tells you about the turn right to go left thing.

CV 28 September 2018 07:43

Cape May earlier in the year, just after getting off a ferry.

https://preview.ibb.co/i9KgCU/motobike02.jpg

The Fat Guy 28 September 2018 10:00

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Originally Posted by 1RiserSlip (Post 1058751662)
Just watch the first Cars movie TFG. Doc Hudson tells you about the turn right to go left thing.

The old seat was wider and when you lean you didn't need as much counter steering. This one I have to concentrate on the full SLPR. I know its an old adage, but the bike really does go where you look. The safety course really was a good idea. I had a controlled emergency stop yesterday when some asshole pulled out in front of me and then sat with his mouth agape when he saw me instead of getting out of my way. Front and rear brake, increasing pressure, didn't even activate the ABS.

SF_BHT 29 September 2018 18:04

Well jumped back in and got a V Star 950 Cruiser. Got a great deal so I had to drive off with it. We’re hitting the mountains in the morning.....

Got to do something with my free time. Just have to get used to a bigger bike. It’s been a while since I rode one as big as this one..

bobmueller 29 September 2018 18:16

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Originally Posted by SF_BHT (Post 1058752139)
Well jumped back in and got a V Star 950 Cruiser.

Congrats. Friend of mine just got one a few months ago, and he let me test-ride it. Fun bike.

Maverick 29 September 2018 21:45

This last Thursday I finally upgraded from a Shadow 750 to a Dyna Wide Glide. Wow is the main word that comes to mind. That Shadow was fun, but I'll take this Harley over it any day.

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b5&oe=5C5CD7C5

SF_BHT 29 September 2018 23:38

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Attachment 41007

New toy....

1RiserSlip 30 September 2018 00:17

Both of you guys with new bikes above. Congrats! Both are great looking bikes.

Mav, the Wide Glide for some reason has always been my favorite Harley. If they haven't changed since I last sat on one.. you can put the kickstand up, sit on it and it still balances perfectly.

I took a 70 mile ride today and bought some accessories.

Why is it every toy you need accessories?

Maverick 30 September 2018 11:36

@SF_BHT - Nice ride! It shouldn't take you much time at all to get used to the bigger ride.

1RiserSlip - I've heard from quite a few people that the Wide Glides are their favorite. This is the first Harley I've ridden, so I don't have any reference points for other Harleys, but I love this thing so far. I've had it in my possession for less than 3 days, and I'm racking up the miles on it already. I rode the bike on some back roads about 30 miles into the office this morning, and it was perfect. It was about 70 degrees out, and I got to watch/feel the sun break through the morning clouds while out on the open road. It was perfect.

I really couldn't pass up the deal. The bike was previously owned by a good friend of mine who bought it brand new in 2006. The bike is still in showroom condition, loaded with upgrades and extras, and only had 4,800 miles on it when I bought it. He was kind enough to sell it to me for 3-4k under the market price. I've since broken the 5,000 mile barrier haha.

The Fat Guy 30 September 2018 22:00

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Originally Posted by SF_BHT (Post 1058752199)
Attachment 41007

New toy....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maverick (Post 1058752170)
This last Thursday I finally upgraded from a Shadow 750 to a Dyna Wide Glide. Wow is the main word that comes to mind. That Shadow was fun, but I'll take this Harley over it any day.

Gents, Well done, Well done!

The Fat Guy 30 September 2018 22:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by SF_BHT (Post 1058752139)
Well jumped back in and got a V Star 950 Cruiser. Got a great deal so I had to drive off with it. Were hitting the mountains in the morning.....

Got to do something with my free time. Just have to get used to a bigger bike. Its been a while since I rode one as big as this one..

Take some time to practice, it helps me tremendously.

CAP MARINE 30 September 2018 22:19

A number of years ago Joe Dirt(call sign) was on his wide glide. CHP stopped him, oops saw his flight suit. Trooper suggested to put a windshield on his bike-a Hells Angel has the same bike, flames and all.

SF_BHT 1 October 2018 01:22

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058752379)
Take some time to practice, it helps me tremendously.

Yes it does. Took a nice drive up to the caldera today and by the time I got back I was starting to feel better. Planning on working on my skills to get me back into this size of a bike. Really glad I got this one. Time to get out and see and enjoy the country side.

Headhunter1965 2 October 2018 12:19

The colors are going to be changing down here in the Smoky Mountains very soon. Anyone that wants to ride, grill, drinks some beers, is more than welcome to come on down. 10 miles from the best road in the SE.
Cherohala Skyway.

The Fat Guy 2 October 2018 13:16

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058752629)
The colors are going to be changing down here in the Smoky Mountains very soon. Anyone that wants to ride, grill, drinks some beers, is more than welcome to come on down. 10 miles from the best road in the SE.
Cherohala Skyway.

Mother of God, that would be a great ride!

Headhunter1965 2 October 2018 13:43

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058752640)
Mother of God, that would be a great ride!

Spectacular is the word. I'm a lucky guy to get to ride it daily if I want. Again, SOCNET Members are always welcome.

hawkdrver 2 October 2018 14:00

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058752640)
Mother of God, that would be a great ride!

Not real shitty up here at the moment either:

https://i.imgur.com/HFXME4d.jpg?1

On that note, sometime in the next couple years I'm looking to do the Cassiar Highway south to north, fishing/hunting/paragliding on the back end depending on what time of year we do it.

MilkBoneSkivies 2 October 2018 14:19

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058752629)
The colors are going to be changing down here in the Smoky Mountains very soon. Anyone that wants to ride, grill, drinks some beers, is more than welcome to come on down. 10 miles from the best road in the SE.
Cherohala Skyway.


I'm taking leave in a week & am heading up to scout home buying in the Oak Ridge area. I'll be brining my new HD with.

Headhunter1965 2 October 2018 14:23

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Originally Posted by MilkBoneSkivies (Post 1058752651)
I'm taking leave in a week & am heading up to scout home buying in the Oak Ridge area. I'll be brining my new HD with.

PM me ahead of time and we'll ride. I can show you some good hole in the wall places to eat too.

1RiserSlip 2 October 2018 15:22

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Originally Posted by hawkdrver (Post 1058752648)
Not real shitty up here at the moment either:

https://i.imgur.com/HFXME4d.jpg?1

On that note, sometime in the next couple years I'm looking to do the Cassiar Highway south to north, fishing/hunting/paragliding on the back end depending on what time of year we do it.

Isn't hunting illegal when you're paragliding? :rolleyes:

MilkBoneSkivies 5 October 2018 00:59

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058752652)
PM me ahead of time and we'll ride. I can show you some good hole in the wall places to eat too.

Will do, ATM I still don't have an itinerary :rolleyes: so I hope you're flexible :biggrin:

hawkdrver 5 October 2018 01:07

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Originally Posted by 1RiserSlip (Post 1058752660)
Isn't hunting illegal when you're paragliding? :rolleyes:

Why do you have to ruin everything

Headhunter1965 5 October 2018 05:23

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Originally Posted by MilkBoneSkivies (Post 1058753193)
Will do, ATM I still don't have an itinerary :rolleyes: so I hope you're flexible :biggrin:

I work from home. Anytime but Saturday AM or Tuesday AM.

CV 9 October 2018 17:16

I went camping over the weekend on the banks of the Shenandoah River in Virginia.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/1521ca84...ysith_1280.jpg

Mandatory stop on the way to the camp...
https://66.media.tumblr.com/51dc35a6...ysith_1280.jpg

hawkdrver 9 October 2018 17:26

https://i.imgur.com/OuKZUER.jpg?1

DaveP 11 October 2018 06:19

^^^
Feckin' nice, both of you!

DaveP

KidA 11 October 2018 08:34

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058754245)

Mandatory stop on the way to the camp...

Waffle House: It's almost like Cracker Barrel but more expensive, less food, and the likelihood the cook was released from prison yesterday is 65% and climbing.


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