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Headhunter1965 15 March 2019 21:15

Anyone wanting to ride the Tail of the Dragon, or Cherohala Skyway ping me when youíre ready. Steak, beer, and free guide service.

gymrat8541 20 March 2019 17:53

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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet (Post 1058786198)
Thanks.

Tell me, did your sound at idle change at all? Get more lopey/uneven? I like lopey at idle....

Did you lost any acceleration "smoothness"? I only know V8 engines, and some V8 cams only really want to run wide open...and hate every other throttle setting.

The stock M8 is about 72 HP. Are your HP results similar to those shown at the link you provided?

Thoughts?

My sound at idle did change and it has the lopey idle similar to the twin cam. I did not lose any acceleration or "smoothness" with the cam upgrade. I do not know official HP as I have not had it dyno tuned yet but I can tell there is a significant difference between stock and what I have now.

I am running a Vance and Hines FP3 which allowed me to select my pipe, header and cam combination. I have to run a few tanks of fuel through it on auto tune and then apply those settings to make it run right. I thought about buying a different tuner but they don't make them compatible for IOS systems just PC. Soon as I can get the glitches worked out on a old computer I think Ill order a fuel moto tuner with a custom map for my bike.

gymrat8541 20 March 2019 17:55

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Originally Posted by Seanmcd82 (Post 1058786252)
I sold my Switchback for a new Harley Road King Special. The 'Special' is the matte paint finish and blackout trim instead of chrome, which here in Florida on the beach makes life a million times easier. Nice bike, smooth and has way less heat than the old motor. H6 LOVES the new seat and backrest. :cool:

Buddy has that same bike in vivid black and its killer. I thought about the RKS as well but couldn't pass up the deal on the Street Glide.

The Fat Guy 20 March 2019 18:21

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Originally Posted by Seanmcd82 (Post 1058786255)
I so nearly got this bike instead, I was literally moments away from signing when I saw the Road King, I still have regret some days. Beautiful bike man.

The Road King is a soft tail, so long trips will not be as comfortable. Still, its a beautiful bike and you guys will really enjoy it.

Dark Helmet 20 March 2019 22:19

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058786984)
The Road King is a soft tail, so long trips will not be as comfortable.

Sorry Fat Man, but the Road King is not a SoftTail. It's a dual-shock cruiser on the exact same large frame as the Ultra-line baggers, Sport Glides, Road Glides, etc.

Seanmcd82 24 March 2019 13:43

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Another bike sitting in storage, I raced a similar bike back in the late 90's after my GSXR750 was destroyed at Pocono. 1997 Honda CBR900RR 'Fireblade'. This bike has 5000 miles as it sits, still fast as the street will tolerate.

Hoepoe 24 March 2019 14:08

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Fantastic weekend ride with a tour guide teaching us about the ancient Philistines and actually standing in the area where the battle of David and Goliath took place!

Dark Helmet 24 March 2019 15:01

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Originally Posted by Seanmcd82 (Post 1058787518)
This bike has 5000 miles as it sits, still fast as the street will tolerate.

Those 900RRs are smoking fast....and light. Awesome scooter.

Headhunter1965 24 March 2019 19:02

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Originally Posted by Seanmcd82 (Post 1058787518)
Another bike sitting in storage, I raced a similar bike back in the late 90's after my GSXR750 was destroyed at Pocono. 1997 Honda CBR900RR 'Fireblade'. This bike has 5000 miles as it sits, still fast as the street will tolerate.

Interested in unloading this beauty?

The Fat Guy 25 March 2019 02:21

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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet (Post 1058787016)
Sorry Fat Man, but the Road King is not a SoftTail. It's a dual-shock cruiser on the exact same large frame as the Ultra-line baggers, Sport Glides, Road Glides, etc.

Learn something new everyday, I guess. My apologies

CDRODA396 25 March 2019 19:50

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Originally Posted by Hoepoe (Post 1058787526)
Fantastic weekend ride with a tour guide teaching us about the ancient Philistines and actually standing in the area where the battle of David and Goliath took place!

Awesome! Would have loved to been on that ride.

CV 26 March 2019 15:06

I ran into a rival gang's territory the other day.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/f79cd257...ysith_1280.jpg

schibbs 26 March 2019 19:22

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058787960)
I ran into a rival gang's territory the other day.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/f79cd257...ysith_1280.jpg

You should get yourself an Amish outfit, you know, to blend in. You can probably get one of the gals at the Amish Walmart to take your measurements.

Stretch 26 March 2019 20:59

I’m going with Amish gal in a side cart... :D

Seanmcd82 27 March 2019 19:30

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058787563)
Interested in unloading this beauty?

Sorry man, can't let this go.:biggrin::biggrin:

Headhunter1965 27 March 2019 21:19

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Originally Posted by Seanmcd82 (Post 1058788093)
Sorry man, can't let this go.:biggrin::biggrin:

Donít blame you. Friend had one that I rode quite a bit. Frigging rocket.

hawkdrver 27 March 2019 21:42

So.

A buddy asked a couple weeks ago if I'd be interested in doing the Baja 1000 with him next year and of course I said yes. Now, this is a guy who has bought about 3000 rounds of .22 LR in the last couple of years but doesn't own a .22 and is apparently in no hurry to get one, so I have some doubts about his participation but after doing some research now I fully intend to go.

I also have an Alaska highway (or Cassiar) motorcycle trip on the bucket list, been up here almost 20 years and been meaning to do it for almost as long.

Either or both would be an epic SOCNET trip IMO. Any interest?

If so I'm hoping it'll go like the pig hunt, I bring it up, then mdwest does all the work putting it together. :biggrin:

SF_BHT 27 March 2019 22:40

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058787960)
I ran into a rival gang's territory the other day.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/f79cd257...ysith_1280.jpg

Is that bike an Africa Twin?

CV 28 March 2019 06:40

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Originally Posted by SF_BHT (Post 1058788117)
Is that bike an Africa Twin?

Yes. Best bike I've owned. :cool:

SF_BHT 28 March 2019 09:02

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058788132)
Yes. Best bike I've owned. :cool:

I am looking for one right now.....

CV 28 March 2019 14:08

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Originally Posted by SF_BHT (Post 1058788146)
I am looking for one right now.....

Go for a 2016-2017. Nothing inherently wrong with the 2018+ but prior they are still mostly mechanical. Ride-by-wire was introduced in 2018.

Feel free to use me as a resource for any questions. I've put 14k in one year on mine. While I have a manual transmission, don't let anyone talk you out of the DCT. They're just as awesome.

FinsUp 28 March 2019 14:15

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Originally Posted by hawkdrver (Post 1058788110)
A buddy asked a couple weeks ago if I'd be interested in doing the Baja 1000 with him next year and of course I said yes.

Racing the Baja 1000 or going down for some beach camping and watching the racers scream by?

I have been dumping money into a new business but I am wanting to pick a DR650 to run the backroads around here and down around the Ozarks.

Hoepoe 28 March 2019 14:29

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058787824)
Awesome! Would have loved to been on that ride.

It was pretty awesome!

hawkdrver 28 March 2019 14:35

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Originally Posted by FinsUp (Post 1058788174)
Racing the Baja 1000 or going down for some beach camping and watching the racers scream by?

I have been dumping money into a new business but I am wanting to pick a DR650 to run the backroads around here and down around the Ozarks.

My buddy wants to to do the race but I'm more inclined to do the second thing.

Not exactly motorcycle related but I would like to do the same thing on the iditarod trail on snowmobiles before I'm too old to enjoy it.

eta: The Baja 1000 has all kinds of classes including the all stock VW bug class so I don't think either decision is a bad one :)

CV 28 March 2019 14:50

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Originally Posted by FinsUp (Post 1058788174)
DR650 to run the backroads around here and down around the Ozarks.

Excellent choice and easy to lug around with your rig.

FinsUp 28 March 2019 15:10

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058788178)
Excellent choice and easy to lug around with your rig.

That's my thought as well. We have some really cool routes through the Flint Hills that are great in my land cruiser, They would be even better on a dual sport.

SF_BHT 28 March 2019 21:19

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058788173)
Go for a 2016-2017. Nothing inherently wrong with the 2018+ but prior they are still mostly mechanical. Ride-by-wire was introduced in 2018.

Feel free to use me as a resource for any questions. I've put 14k in one year on mine. While I have a manual transmission, don't let anyone talk you out of the DCT. They're just as awesome.

A 2017 is what I’m after. I have a lead on one in AZ that has 1 mile on it. Will talk price tomorrow with them. Cash talks usually. They are asking 9864.00. Will see what they really will settle for.

DaveP 3 April 2019 18:53

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOYBuUsFua0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7HlrI1COSs

IoM TT.
Anybody been? Ridden the course?
I think this goes on the list of things to see.
(F'kn nuts, that's a given...)

DaveP

CV 3 April 2019 20:16

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Originally Posted by SF_BHT (Post 1058788229)
A 2017 is what Iím after. I have a lead on one in AZ that has 1 mile on it. Will talk price tomorrow with them. Cash talks usually. They are asking 9864.00. Will see what they really will settle for.

I think I saw some recently as low as $9k. Talk them down, they want to get them off the floor at this point.

SF_BHT 3 April 2019 23:25

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058789107)
I think I saw some recently as low as $9k. Talk them down, they want to get them off the floor at this point.

Working on it. Trying to get them to return calls is a pain. Sending an asset there tomorrow with a check will see what they say. Can not get there due to work. We shall see

FinsUp 4 April 2019 09:50

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Originally Posted by hawkdrver (Post 1058788177)
My buddy wants to to do the race but I'm more inclined to do the second thing.

Not exactly motorcycle related but I would like to do the same thing on the iditarod trail on snowmobiles before I'm too old to enjoy it.

eta: The Baja 1000 has all kinds of classes including the all stock VW bug class so I don't think either decision is a bad one :)

I have always wanted to race it but would love to watch it. Just once in my life I want to ride in a trophy truck wide open in the desert. It would be a blast to have a SOCNET Baja trip.

bird2778 4 April 2019 09:57

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Originally Posted by DaveP (Post 1058789095)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOYBuUsFua0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7HlrI1COSs

IoM TT.
Anybody been? Ridden the course?
I think this goes on the list of things to see.
(F'kn nuts, that's a given...)

DaveP

If you haven't read it check out the book Riding Man. Cool story of a guy that went and competed in the race.

If I can find my copy I will send it to anybody who wants to read it.

CW3SF 5 April 2019 07:44

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Originally Posted by CW3SF (Post 1058778605)


Just traded the Low Rider for a Ď16 Street Glide Special with a little over 1,000 miles on it. I went with the Ď16 because I wanted to stay with a twin cam.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.hdf...3b50f4af3.jpeg

1RiserSlip 5 April 2019 08:00

I took the KLK 250 out for the 1st time this year yesterday. Very warm, nice! The sun felt great.

I done about 30 miles of single lane, curvy Mountain roads with about 10 miles of that on gravel.

The bike hasn't been in for its 1st service yet. The next week is looking great!

Dark Helmet 5 April 2019 14:53

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Originally Posted by CW3SF (Post 1058789329)
...because I wanted to stay with a twin cam.

Why, may I ask?

CW3SF 5 April 2019 16:04

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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet (Post 1058789394)
Why, may I ask?

A couple of reasons, really. I have owned twin cams and love them. Iím old school and I like the mechanical ďfeelĒ of the twin cam engine. The 2016 103 is the pinnacle of that design IMHO. Itís pretty much bullet proof as far as Harley engines go. There have been issues with the new M8 that required recalls. Still a lot of guys on the Harley forums reporting issues, although in fairness I am sure the overall percentage is likely small.

I rode both bikes and I just didnít like the feel of the M8 bike. Itís too ďsmoothĒ for my liking. It reminds me of the feel and sound of a metric bike engine when I rode it. Thatís just not what I want in my Harley. Iíd buy a metric bike for a lot less money if I wanted that feel.

Iím sure there are lots of people who love their M8s and have had no issues. Thatís awesome and I donít begrudge them. It just isnít for me.

gymrat8541 5 April 2019 16:20

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Originally Posted by CW3SF (Post 1058789398)
There have been issues with the new M8 that required recalls. Still a lot of guys on the Harley forums reporting issues, although in fairness I am sure the overall percentage is likely small.


I rode both bikes and I just didnít like the feel of the M8 bike. Itís too ďsmoothĒ for my liking. It reminds me of the feel and sound of a metric bike engine when I rode it.

Most of the Harley issues with sumping come from an upgrade to the 114 from the 107 on their stage kits, also relevant to the CVO 114 to 117. I believe it required HD putting in a new oil pump to alleviate that.

I fixed that metric sound by having an aftermarket cam installed which gives it that 'loping' sound like the twin cam. Either way, you made a nice upgrade and I'm sure you will be very happy with it.

Dark Helmet 5 April 2019 17:19

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Originally Posted by CW3SF (Post 1058789398)
A couple of reasons, really......

Thanks for taking the time to write that.

CAP MARINE 5 April 2019 17:31

Great weather in Norman, Ok; riding my 2019 Dark Horse Chief INDIAN

DaveP 5 April 2019 18:24

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Originally Posted by bird2778 (Post 1058789180)
If you haven't read it check out the book Riding Man.

Thanks for this recommendation; had not heard about it or the author Mark Gardiner - well-received, good reviews at Goodreads and the 'zon, will be ordering a copy.

DaveP


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