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Hoepoe 6 November 2018 13:39

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058760446)
Very nice!

Thanks!

hawkdrver 6 November 2018 22:23

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058760437)
Mine is a manual, but the DCT is absolutely amazing as well. Honda has perfected it. I wouldn't hesitate getting one.

The reason I ask is I bought my wife a Honda Rancher ATV with DCT and power steering a couple years ago. I have a standard manual shift Honda Foreman.

I thought I was getting her the "girl" version, thought I would miss the manual. First few times I drove it made me rethink that.

CV 7 November 2018 13:59

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Originally Posted by hawkdrver (Post 1058760606)
The reason I ask is I bought my wife a Honda Rancher ATV with DCT and power steering a couple years ago. I have a standard manual shift Honda Foreman.

I thought I was getting her the "girl" version, thought I would miss the manual. First few times I drove it made me rethink that.

I felt the same at first, but the DCT is really great (especially with the motobikes)

Colonel Flagg 7 November 2018 16:04

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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet (Post 1058760027)
The twin shocks on the rear - that alone - will make the long highway rides more comfortable. Having one for a while now, I totally "get" this when I thought it might be sales hyperbole initially....



2017 Road King (first year for the M8).

One of my best friends owns a Harley engine shop....he's the guy the dealerships go to when they need something really un-fucked. He has forgotten more about HD engines than most mechanics know - and that is not an exaggeration. His name is Eddie: https://delzani-cycle.com/mission/

I almost bought the 2002 Fat Boy in the photo.....he took it on consignment two years ago....medical issues for the owner....just couldn't fit my fat ass on it. Eddie claims it is the nicest-looking Harley he has ever had in his shop. Eddie almost bought it too, and that's saying a lot about the bike. It's a SE 110.

He is all excited about tearing apart my M8....it will be his first one.

Have not made my mind up 100% yet, but will probably do this....

Iím an authorised dealer.

Weíve had a few customers running Stage 3/4 kits on late model M8 Tourers that have had persistent oil sumping problems.

Iíve visited a couple dozen dealers a few months ago in person in the US who were seeing the same thing.

A recent fix is in.

Hit me on PM if you want more detail.

wildman43 7 November 2018 23:00

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I keep seeing the greats Bikes, but this one that was in a movie is great, now if I can find the picture

Shadow 8 November 2018 10:32

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Originally Posted by wildman43 (Post 1058760913)

I keep seeing the greats Bikes, but this one that was in a movie is great, now if I can find the picture

That's Ann Margaret riding a Triumph chopper in "Easy Rider"... :cool:

SF_BHT 12 November 2018 20:54

Well the temp change arrived. Rode every day except today due to snow and temp drop. One good thing here you can with the right gear can ride all year long short for a few days.

Went out Saturday and after an hour stopped at a shop and finally got a full face helmet. Boy it changed the ride for the next 4 hours. Should have done it sooner. The transition shield is amazing and has no distortion like my other helmet.

I have Been researching a full face and for the price point this one is amazing. Bell Qualifier DLX with MIPS. It is really hard to find one that will fit my big Mellon and nose.

CV 12 November 2018 21:38

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I bought one of these and am blown away. This morning was around 30-32 and I didn't feel it. Downside is no armor.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...o-1-piece-suit

Good price, too.

bobmueller 13 November 2018 00:28

I wore a First Gear jacket when I was a funeral escort in Ohio. Loved that gear.

Headhunter1965 13 November 2018 11:19

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058762071)
I bought one of these and am blown away. This morning was around 30-32 and I didn't feel it. Downside is no armor.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...o-1-piece-suit

Good price, too.

I have that 1 piece suit. It's outstanding. Don't put it on in the house or you'll be sweating your ass off in no time. I've got a Synergy heated jacket to put on under it and at that point you can ride in any temp as long as your face and hands can take it.

CDRODA396 13 November 2018 13:44

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Well it is done, my wife's Honda is now a white Himalayan, and we have taken our first overnight excursion. Rode a couple hours west of here hoping the fall color was in full swing... unfortunately, not quite yet. The upper 40 degree weather definitely got both of our attention, but the ride was awesome. The Himalayan might not be a speed demon, but it is just down right fun to ride. Hawkdver full review when I hit 1000 miles :).

Hoepoe 13 November 2018 15:04

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058762163)
Well it is done, my wife's Honda is now a white Himalayan, and we have taken our first overnight excursion. Rode a couple hours west of here hoping the fall color was in full swing... unfortunately, not quite yet. The upper 40 degree weather definitely got both of our attention, but the ride was awesome. The Himalayan might not be a speed demon, but it is just down right fun to ride. Hawkdver full review when I hit 1000 miles :).

Awesome! That's a great workhorse!

hawkdrver 13 November 2018 19:26

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058762163)
Well it is done, my wife's Honda is now a white Himalayan, and we have taken our first overnight excursion. Rode a couple hours west of here hoping the fall color was in full swing... unfortunately, not quite yet. The upper 40 degree weather definitely got both of our attention, but the ride was awesome. The Himalayan might not be a speed demon, but it is just down right fun to ride. Hawkdver full review when I hit 1000 miles :).

Sweet.

Speaking of cold weather, I've been looking at some first gear stuff, then I remembered I've been coveting an aerostitch roadcrafter suit for a long time, just haven't ridden enough in recent years to justify one. Anyone have any experience with them? Not cheap but they have the armor the first gear stuff lacks.

hawkdrver 13 November 2018 19:31

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058759945)
2018 HD Street Glide Special.

Saw one of these yesterday parked in front of the hotel in Seoul of all places. First time I've seen one up close. I'm not historically a Harley guy but that is a bad ass looking machine.

The Fat Guy 13 November 2018 22:22

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058762163)
Well it is done, my wife's Honda is now a white Himalayan, and we have taken our first overnight excursion. Rode a couple hours west of here hoping the fall color was in full swing... unfortunately, not quite yet. The upper 40 degree weather definitely got both of our attention, but the ride was awesome. The Himalayan might not be a speed demon, but it is just down right fun to ride. Hawkdver full review when I hit 1000 miles :).

Very cool, My wife wants nothing to do with motorcycles, I think its because I have been home for the last 2 months. She now is to the point of saying "Why don't you go ride for a while..."

Hoepoe 14 November 2018 01:30

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058762268)
...She now is to the point of saying "Why don't you go ride for a while..."

I actually laughed deom that!

CDRODA396 14 November 2018 06:01

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058762268)
Very cool, My wife wants nothing to do with motorcycles, ..."


I count myself lucky in many ways...in this case, it was actually my wife that was sitting on the couch one day and out of the blue asked why don't we get a couple of motorcycles...:eek:

I asked where that came from and she said she had watched some of the show, "The Long Way Round," and thought it looked fun. How cool is that!

So we are now comfortable on pavement, come spring, lookout off road, here we come! Eventually I'll be an "Adventure Motorcyclist!"

hawkdrver 14 November 2018 06:31

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058762319)
I count myself lucky in many ways...in this case, it was actually my wife that was sitting on the couch one day and out of the blue asked why don't we get a couple of motorcycles...:eek:

I asked where that came from and she said she had watched some of the show, "The Long Way Round," and thought it looked fun. How cool is that!

So we are now comfortable on pavement, come spring, lookout off road, here we come! Eventually I'll be an "Adventure Motorcyclist!"

Excellent. You married well.

KidA 14 November 2018 13:46

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Originally Posted by hawkdrver (Post 1058762233)
Sweet.

Speaking of cold weather, I've been looking at some first gear stuff, then I remembered I've been coveting an aerostitch roadcrafter suit for a long time, just haven't ridden enough in recent years to justify one. Anyone have any experience with them? Not cheap but they have the armor the first gear stuff lacks.

I used an Aerostitch when I rode across the country in 2006. It's the 2-piece version.

I still have it. It's yours if you are similar in size to me. Are you a fattie?

FTR I'm 6'2" and 200lbs. It's in good overall condition and I recently washed and treated it. I have all the pads and the zip in fleece liner. I think there's one tear on it, which you can try to fix or they will fix it back up for you.

It just sits around taking up space.

If you are a fattie and it won't fit you, I greatly recommend them. They are really good quality. They were top of the line in 2006 so I'm not sure if there's better, cheaper, etc now, but I like them because they're made in USA and stand behind their products.

CV 14 November 2018 14:35

Aerostitch is creme de la creme. Good choice if that's what your wallet can support.

Headhunter1965 14 November 2018 14:47

Aerostitch is the best gear. Period. I had one of their heavy jackets back in the 07-09 timeframe after my divorce when I only had a bike for a while. 40 miles each way to work in Atlanta rain or shine. You definitely get what you pay for in this case.

leopardprey 15 November 2018 17:52

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058762319)
I count myself lucky in many ways...in this case, it was actually my wife that was sitting on the couch one day and out of the blue asked why don't we get a couple of motorcycles...:eek:

I asked where that came from and she said she had watched some of the show, "The Long Way Round," and thought it looked fun. How cool is that!

So we are now comfortable on pavement, come spring, lookout off road, here we come! Eventually I'll be an "Adventure Motorcyclist!"

Going with BMW 1200 Adventures? My dream bike.

hawkdrver 15 November 2018 20:32

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Originally Posted by KidA (Post 1058762401)
Are you a fattie?

I feel like we need to set some boundaries :biggrin:

Appreciate the offer but I think I'd have to roll up the sleeves.

leopardprey 15 November 2018 20:46

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058762163)
Well it is done, my wife's Honda is now a white Himalayan, and we have taken our first overnight excursion. Rode a couple hours west of here hoping the fall color was in full swing... unfortunately, not quite yet. The upper 40 degree weather definitely got both of our attention, but the ride was awesome. The Himalayan might not be a speed demon, but it is just down right fun to ride. Hawkdver full review when I hit 1000 miles :).

Outstanding!!!

The Fat Guy 16 November 2018 10:23

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058762403)
Aerostitch is creme de la creme. Good choice if that's what your wallet can support.

Pretty cool. I like the way this guy does business.

bobmueller 16 November 2018 14:26

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058762780)

Very cool video. I need to look into them for gear.

256 19 November 2018 02:20

Just picked up an MT-07. It’s a pretty cool bike to get back on and riding again. Anyone near San Jose?

The Fat Guy 19 November 2018 09:38

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Originally Posted by 256 (Post 1058763208)
Just picked up an MT-07. Itís a pretty cool bike to get back on and riding again. Anyone near San Jose?

Very Cool, did you get the zombie apocalypse green wheels? In other words, Pix or it didn't happen.

Headhunter1965 19 November 2018 11:26

EPIC ride yesterday. I met up with some dudes from Atlanta and we rode over the Cherohala Skyway to Robbinsville then to Deal's Gap. The 5 of us literally had the roads to ourselves. My radar detector didn't make a peep the whole day.......

I've also decided that I need a KTM Superduke 1290R. One of the guys was riding one yesterday. JESUS I have never seen a monster like that.

KidA 19 November 2018 11:34

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058763253)
I've also decided that I need a KTM Superduke 1290R. One of the guys was riding one yesterday. JESUS I have never seen a monster like that.

It looks like a grasshopper to me.

Headhunter1965 19 November 2018 12:51

A 180HP 400lb Grasshopper.....

KidA 19 November 2018 13:01

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058763266)
A 180HP 400lb Grasshopper.....

Sure...

I just hate naked bikes, and the "EXTREME"/Monster Energy kind of styling bikes are going through right now.


I like fairings on my fast bikes...

Headhunter1965 19 November 2018 14:28

Totally with you on the fairings....as I ride a late 90's VFR covered in plastic.

hawkdrver 19 November 2018 14:33

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After seeing that I may have to spring for one after all. Thanks.

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I like fairings on my fast bikes...

It's a dual sport though :confused:

KidA 19 November 2018 14:38

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Originally Posted by hawkdrver (Post 1058763282)


It's a dual sport though :confused:

The Superduke 1290? It's a "naked" bike but I think you're confusing it with the SuperAdventure ;)

hawkdrver 19 November 2018 14:41

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Originally Posted by KidA (Post 1058763283)
The Superduke 1290? It's a "naked" bike but I think you're confusing it with the SuperAdventure ;)

I sure am. Oops. the KTM part threw me off.

Disregard all after hello. :biggrin:

The Fat Guy 19 November 2018 14:53

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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet (Post 1058759962)
It was just a matter of time....glad to see you on a big frame....

I am toying with the idea of doing a Stage 4 this winter....

Do you have the 107 or 114? Stage 4 voids the warranty I believe. My 114 ran like a scalded ape with a stage 1. The dealer still honored the factory warranty.

Dark Helmet 19 November 2018 16:11

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058763286)
Do you have the 107 or 114? Stage 4 voids the warranty I believe. My 114 ran like a scalded ape with a stage 1. The dealer still honored the factory warranty.

107, currently with a stage 1.

Stage IV does not invalidate the warranty.

256 20 November 2018 13:13

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Very Cool, did you get the zombie apocalypse green wheels? In other words, Pix or it didn't happen.

No zombie apocalypse green wheels. Do the green ones keep the front wheel on the ground more? :biggrin:

KidA 20 November 2018 13:18

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Originally Posted by 256 (Post 1058763488)
No zombie apocalypse green wheels. Do the green ones keep the front wheel on the ground more? :biggrin:

Nice looking bike!

The green ones make everyone think you drink Monster Energy and wear your ball cap backwards and say bro a lot.

:biggrin:


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