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Headhunter1965 1 November 2018 07:27

Thanks to my client in Cali who doesn't give a shit that I'm on Eastern time, I spent nearly two hours on a conference call from 5PM on yesterday and didn't even crank mine up. BUT, my wife is going to be working all day Sunday and it's mid 60's forecasted.....so it's on.

CV 1 November 2018 12:31

I plan to do some ADV riding in the Mid-Atlantic region the weekend of Nov 9-11, if anyone wants to join in. I may just do an overnight Saturday the 10th. Looking at Shenandoah Valley or some portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway, specifically. Let me know if anyone's around, or has any hot tips.

1RiserSlip 1 November 2018 12:42

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058759237)
I plan to do some ADV riding in the Mid-Atlantic region the weekend of Nov 9-11, if anyone wants to join in. I may just do an overnight Saturday the 10th. Looking at Shenandoah Valley or some portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway, specifically. Let me know if anyone's around, or has any hot tips.


If I had a sport or adventure bike (which is probably my next purchase) I would love to do that. Especially the BRP.

CV 1 November 2018 12:46

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Originally Posted by 1RiserSlip (Post 1058759239)
If I had a sport or adventure bike (which is probably my next purchase) I would love to do that. Especially the BRP.

Next year, I'll take the BRP all the way down to the Tail of the Dragon. Knock out two cool things in one trip (and much more).

Headhunter1965 1 November 2018 12:56

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058759241)
Next year, I'll take the BRP all the way down to the Tail of the Dragon. Knock out two cool things in one trip (and much more).

Ping me when you get ready. My "Biker" Cabin will be done by then. I'm right in the middle of Bike Mecca. 30 minutes from the Dragon.

CV 1 November 2018 14:11

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058759244)
Ping me when you get ready. My "Biker" Cabin will be done by then. I'm right in the middle of Bike Mecca. 30 minutes from the Dragon.

Right on!

CDRODA396 1 November 2018 18:30

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Try as I might, after over 1000 miles just couldn't grow to love, or even like the BMW, so it became a Himalayan this week. Already love the whole "feel" of the bike and find myself looking for excuses to ride, a feeling that I found waned after the newness of the BMW and riding wore off. The wife already wants to trade her Honda for one. Side cases coming. I guess we'll see if they fixed the early release reliability issues :eek:.

hawkdrver 1 November 2018 18:52

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058759336)
Himalayan

Now we're talking!

I'll be needing a full review. :biggrin:

The Fat Guy 3 November 2018 22:57

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Funny Story..........

I took my Heritage Classic in for its 5k mile service. I originally bought it, thinking that I was gonna tool around town, ride with some veterans groups and so on. After 5k miles, I want to take some trips, so while I am waiting, I start looking at street glides and road glides. Salesman gives the pitch, let's run some numbers, the whole schpeel. I told him I just bought my Heritage 7 months ago. We banter back and forth, he says they have to sell 6 bikes by Monday, whats it gonna take. He quotes me just over $23k for a 2018 HD Street Glide Special. We banter back and forth and I know they are getting serious when the "Boss" comes over. So they ended up paying off my bike and I got the bagger and a $1200 gift card towards a Stage 1. They were having a sale on exhausts and labor (50% off) so I paid for the Stage 1 with the gift card.

It only has the 107, but is waaaayyyyy smoother than the Heritage. All in all, just a little more than I paid for the Heritage and will be much better on trips t Louisiana to see the grandkids.

I have always heard if you wanna sell something to SF guys, paint it black.

1RiserSlip 4 November 2018 00:11

That...is very, very nice!

Hoepoe 4 November 2018 00:36

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Originally Posted by CDRODA396 (Post 1058759336)
Try as I might, after over 1000 miles just couldn't grow to love, or even like the BMW, so it became a Himalayan this week. Already love the whole "feel" of the bike and find myself looking for excuses to ride, a feeling that I found waned after the newness of the BMW and riding wore off. The wife already wants to trade her Honda for one. Side cases coming. I guess we'll see if they fixed the early release reliability issues :eek:.

Nice, simple bike! I plan on getting one to mess around on the trails

Dark Helmet 4 November 2018 01:47

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058759945)
Funny Story..........

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....

Maverick 4 November 2018 02:26

Damn you for posting that!!! I was just at the dealership - looking around for things I don't need - and I was pulled towards the road glide by a salesman. He did very well, but I'm adamant about not having a payment. One day I will have a proper touring bike.

Colonel Flagg 4 November 2018 02:44

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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....

What year and model?

Ole crusty bastard 4 November 2018 04:04

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058759945)
Funny Story..........


Sweet.

Flatbedder 4 November 2018 06:43

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058759945)
Funny Story..........

That's a good looking bike, good for you.

Dark Helmet 4 November 2018 11:53

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058759945)
All in all, just a little more than I paid for the Heritage and will be much better on trips t Louisiana to see the grandkids.
.

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....

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Originally Posted by Colonel Flagg (Post 1058759968)
What year and model?

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....

bobmueller 4 November 2018 13:23

Grats on the new ride. Looks very sharp. Some days, I miss my Ultra.

Headhunter1965 4 November 2018 18:04

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058759945)
Funny Story..........

I took my Heritage Classic in for its 5k mile service. I originally bought it, thinking that I was gonna tool around town, ride with some veterans groups and so on. After 5k miles, I want to take some trips, so while I am waiting, I start looking at street glides and road glides. Salesman gives the pitch, let's run some numbers, the whole schpeel. I told him I just bought my Heritage 7 months ago. We banter back and forth, he says they have to sell 6 bikes by Monday, whats it gonna take. He quotes me just over $23k for a 2018 HD Street Glide Special. We banter back and forth and I know they are getting serious when the "Boss" comes over. So they ended up paying off my bike and I got the bagger and a $1200 gift card towards a Stage 1. They were having a sale on exhausts and labor (50% off) so I paid for the Stage 1 with the gift card.

It only has the 107, but is waaaayyyyy smoother than the Heritage. All in all, just a little more than I paid for the Heritage and will be much better on trips t Louisiana to see the grandkids.

I have always heard if you wanna sell something to SF guys, paint it black.

VERY nice!

CV 5 November 2018 06:59

haha, welcome to the addiction, TFG. Great looking bike!

Headhunter1965 5 November 2018 08:26

Spent yesterday riding the famous Devil's Triangle here in East Tennessee. F'ing beautiful day.

hawkdrver 5 November 2018 08:41

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058759945)
Funny Story..........

Sounds familiar. :biggrin:

Nice bike!

CV 5 November 2018 09:04

Got home from a trip on Friday and immediate took my old friend out for a ride.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/8c9ed405...ysith_1280.jpg

The Fat Guy 5 November 2018 10:04

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058760155)
Got home from a trip on Friday and immediate took my old friend out for a ride.

How does the gas can travel? Do you just fill it for the trip? I keep my bike in a storage locker with no climate control, so the heat is a factor.

Hoepoe 5 November 2018 11:44

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058760155)
Got home from a trip on Friday and immediate took my old friend out for a ride.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/8c9ed405...ysith_1280.jpg

Very nice!

CV 5 November 2018 15:03

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058760173)
How does the gas can travel? Do you just fill it for the trip? I keep my bike in a storage locker with no climate control, so the heat is a factor.

That gas can is used infrequently. It adds 1.7 gallons and I normally only take it on longer trips. I've never "needed" it, however. It's a Rotopax and is awesome otherwise though. I keep my bike in my garage with no climate control, never had an issue. Not unlike storing gas for the tractor or mower.

https://rotopax.com/

Headhunter1965 5 November 2018 15:04

I've been seeing more and more of the Africa Twins on the road down here in Tennessee. From what I've gathered so far from riders is that they really like them.

CV 5 November 2018 15:08

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058760263)
I've been seeing more and more of the Africa Twins on the road down here in Tennessee. From what I've gathered so far from riders is that they really like them.

Best bike I've owned. Honda (motorsports) are very reliable and much more simple in design. The BMWs, Triumphs, and KTMs are nice, too, but they have a lot of onboard electronics. If they bork, you're hosed. My AT is relatively simple to work with.

Headhunter1965 5 November 2018 17:20

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058760264)
Best bike I've owned. Honda (motorsports) are very reliable and much more simple in design. The BMWs, Triumphs, and KTMs are nice, too, but they have a lot of onboard electronics. If they bork, you're hosed. My AT is relatively simple to work with.

I'm a lifelong Honda guy so that's definitely not unexpected.

Headhunter1965 5 November 2018 17:25

1999 VFR 800i with 95K

[IMG]C:\Users\jlessor\Desktop\bike.htm[/IMG]

Headhunter1965 5 November 2018 17:28

I'm a moron in search of the delete button. Futile attempt to attach a picture above.

The Fat Guy 5 November 2018 20:18

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058760316)
1999 VFR 800i with 95K

[IMG]C:\Users\jlessor\Desktop\bike.htm[/IMG]

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Originally Posted by Headhunter1965 (Post 1058760317)
I'm a moron in search of the delete button. Futile attempt to attach a picture above.

If its on your desktop/hard drive, use the attachment (Paperclip) feature.

hawkdrver 5 November 2018 20:41

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Originally Posted by CV (Post 1058760264)
Best bike I've owned. Honda (motorsports) are very reliable and much more simple in design. The BMWs, Triumphs, and KTMs are nice, too, but they have a lot of onboard electronics. If they bork, you're hosed. My AT is relatively simple to work with.

Is yours the DCT or old school manual?

CV 6 November 2018 07:46

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Originally Posted by hawkdrver (Post 1058760371)
Is yours the DCT or old school manual?

Mine is a manual, but the DCT is absolutely amazing as well. Honda has perfected it. I wouldn't hesitate getting one.

Hoepoe 6 November 2018 08:02

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Just fitted some Mistral slip-ons..it now sounds like a Guzzi should.

CV 6 November 2018 08:49

Very nice!

The Fat Guy 6 November 2018 09:24

Very cool, Hoepoe. Does it give it any extra power?

KidA 6 November 2018 10:31

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Originally Posted by Hoepoe (Post 1058760438)
Just fitted some Mistral slip-ons..it now sounds like a Guzzi should.

Nice.

have you seen the V85tt yet? I may have to trade mine in!

Hoepoe 6 November 2018 13:38

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058760449)
Very cool, Hoepoe. Does it give it any extra power?

It's supposed to, I'll let you know after Friday's ride :).

Hoepoe 6 November 2018 13:39

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Originally Posted by KidA (Post 1058760461)
Nice.

have you seen the V85tt yet? I may have to trade mine in!

Don't trade, add :).

I'm eyeing the new Tenere 700 actually..


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