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Xenonburnout 22 April 2018 00:06

Nice ride. I like that pearl and black color combo as well.

JohnG 22 April 2018 00:39

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There is a guy who rides a very large Harley at my work and I started to ask him some questions about why he chose that bike and mentioned I liked the look of the Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883 and he immediately told me it was a bike for women and pussies who can't ride a real bike, whatever that means. So with that attitude I'm no longer interested in talking to him. .

People like that are poseurs and dummies. Sonny Barger rode Sportsters for probably 2 decades. If he doesn't know who Sonny is he's been the President of the Hell's Angels for about 40 years and is currently in the Cave Creek Chapter if he wants to discuss it with him or contact him here http://sonnybarger.com/

I ride a rigid frame Frisco style bike, just like this one except I have a Springer front and a different tank, more of a "peanut" tank.

The Fat Guy 22 April 2018 01:38

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Originally Posted by Buaya Darat (Post 1058719742)
I have a '16 Road Glide and a '10 Sportster and have done quite a bit of mods to both bikes.

Both get a Leatherman, a set of hex keys and a small tube of Loctite as the standard kit. In addition to that, the RG gets an IFAK with tourniquet, flashlight, rain suit and a neoprene face mask.

I'm not sure how the Road Kings are set up, but my RG's USB port doesn't put out enough juice to charge the phone if I'm using it for nav - so I plug a 2.1 amp car charger into the bike's cigarette lighter to keep the phone topped up.


Definitely need an IFAK.

Is the plug in your fairing? I think all I have is the USB. I will have to check its output. For now I am riding locally on roads I know. I could have ridden that goober all day.

I think for now my only planned upgrade is some new exhaust, the Vance and Hines headers.

Vangelis 22 April 2018 02:27

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...435f759471.jpg

My HD Softail (FXSTI), heavily customized. I've ridden 30k miles on her so far.

Paul85 22 April 2018 04:13

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he immediately told me it was a bike for women and pussies who can't ride a real bike, whatever that means.
I was thinking about buying a Sportster once, it's a fine bike. Knew lots of guys who still have their Sportsters and ride them even though they have bigger ones too. Who in their right mind says something like that? Aren't all bikers a family?

Sonny wrote a IMO nice book, his autobiography.
I fear going back to bikes because I will not be able to stop myself from customizing one ;)

Vangelis 22 April 2018 06:12

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Originally Posted by Paul85 (Post 1058719915)
I fear going back to bikes because I will not be able to stop myself from customizing one ;)

Customizing is the best part of having an HD. I regret selling my Sportster and am looking out for an old one which I want to convert into a scrambler.

8654maine 22 April 2018 07:23

Nice bike, TFG!

The Fat Guy 22 April 2018 10:37

Thanks fellas. post those bikes up here and your lessons learned. What do you guys do to help to be "Seen" by the text and drive community?

Five-O 22 April 2018 10:46

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058719938)
Thanks fellas. post those bikes up here and your lessons learned. What do you guys do to help to be "Seen" by the text and drive community?


Loud pipes are a good start.

MilkBoneSkivies 22 April 2018 11:34

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TFG, here's my divorce gift I gave myself. I've already got the laundry list of "customizing" started. Waiting for the aftermarket to catch up so I can get some appropriate full exhaust on it.

2018 Fat Bob 114 :biggrin:

Buaya Darat 22 April 2018 12:32

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Definitely need an IFAK.

Is the plug in your fairing? I think all I have is the USB. I will have to check its output. For now I am riding locally on roads I know. I could have ridden that goober all day.

I think for now my only planned upgrade is some new exhaust, the Vance and Hines headers.

It is in the fairing - I know the RK's don't have a fairing, but I wasn't sure if Harley had managed to stash a cigarette lighter somewhere else.

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Originally Posted by Paul85 (Post 1058719915)
I was thinking about buying a Sportster once, it's a fine bike. Knew lots of guys who still have their Sportsters and ride them even though they have bigger ones too. Who in their right mind says something like that? Aren't all bikers a family?

My Sportster is my bar hopper - it feels sketchy riding it compared to the Road Glide, but it is a hell of a lot of fun. If I'm going more than about 45 minutes away though, I jump on the RG.

Anyone who says a Sportster is only for chicks has probably never ridden on one.

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Originally Posted by Vangelis (Post 1058719920)
Customizing is the best part of having an HD. I regret selling my Sportster and am looking out for an old one which I want to convert into a scrambler.

I enjoy wrenching on the bikes just as much as I enjoy riding them. Going out to the garage, blasting some music and drinking beer while I make my bike "mine" has been good therapy over the years (maybe not so good for the bank account, though :biggrin:).

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058719938)
Thanks fellas. post those bikes up here and your lessons learned. What do you guys do to help to be "Seen" by the text and drive community?

I'm probably not as much of a "be seen" guy as most riders; my defense is primarily in my riding style - on the highways, I just stay the hell away from everyone, even if that means hauling ass to get ahead of other vehicles and into open space. In town, I'm always planning escape routes from vehicles entering the roadway or drivers changing lanes. If I'm stuck riding alongside a car, I position myself where I can see the driver's face in their mirror so I know I'm not in their blind spot. And then I still assume they'll try to kill me.

I believe your RK has an LED headlight; that should do quite a bit to help other drivers up ahead see you over the old incandescent head lights. I added a set of THESE to my front turn signals for a bit more "hey look at me". As already mentioned, louder pipes help a bit as well.

I hate saying this because I'm a fan of supporting local businesses...but don't buy shit from your local HD dealership unless you have to. I get most of my HD branded stuff from HERE and most of my other parts from HERE - those two links have saved me a lot of money over the years. Since there's another thread going on regarding helmets - I wear an Akoury AK88 that I love. If you're looking for the safest helmet out there, this one isn't it - but if you want something low profile and still DOT compliant, this will fit the bill (and it easily fits inside the saddle bags). I'm a big fan of the fastener they use.

CAP MARINE 22 April 2018 12:42

2017 indian Scout 60
I belong to Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, 10-1,Okc

Paul85 22 April 2018 13:13

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What do you guys do to help to be "Seen" by the text and drive community?
My personal experience is this - the only way is to give cars, including the ones driven by smartphone or tablet-addicted clowns a wide berth and use maximum caution.

Also, I do think that being predictable and instead of sudden and unexpected movements helps a lot. For the motorist, you are a swift dot moving in rearward mirrors, going in and out of their blind spots. Some people might not have enough time to react or they might react based on where they saw you moment ago not where you are now. Keeping safe and reasonable distance from vehicles, being predictable and stable in your behavior IMHO helps a lot as everyone involved has ample space and time to move.

You Gents have beautiful, solid bikes that must be a pleasure to ride. I'm thinking about returning to owning and riding a bike...

Xenonburnout 22 April 2018 13:15

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Originally Posted by Five-O (Post 1058719940)
Loud pipes are a good start.

I second this. Especially city riding. Nothing like blasting the Vance and Hines shorty pipes at a douche texting after the light turns green or when in passing in traffic. “Heard” is almost as good as “seen”. Loud pipes save lives.

I am riding a 2010 Fatboylo currently. I will post pic. Flat black. Upgrades all over. I posted in the show your bike thread years back. Reading this thread has me itching to upgrade or a nice fishing boat.

B 2/75 22 April 2018 13:24

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Originally Posted by JohnG (Post 1058719905)
People like that are poseurs and dummies. Sonny Barger rode Sportsters for probably 2 decades. If he doesn't know who Sonny is he's been the President of the Hell's Angels for about 40 years and is currently in the Cave Creek Chapter if he wants to discuss it with him or contact him here http://sonnybarger.com/

I ride a rigid frame Frisco style bike, just like this one except I have a Springer front and a different tank, more of a "peanut" tank.

Looking at that pic I'm guessing that it is a 67 generator shovel... A pan lower with a shovel top. Sweet ride. So who's Johnny on Biker net who died in '06? The pic came from a bike show and is on bikernet dot com

But, I'm probably wrong, as I'm out of the saddle 18 years now. Damn, time, and memory, flies.

CAP MARINE 22 April 2018 13:43

Loud pipes, ride like you are invisible
If that doesn’t work my X19 Glock is on my hip-old grunts and cops never die

Ole crusty bastard 22 April 2018 16:24

Don't trust the loud pipes to keep the bastards from running you off the road, always look for an out when getting close. Leave the lane splitting to those who like tickets.

Never put Armor all on the tires where it might touch the pavement.

Hoepoe 22 April 2018 17:19

Incredible bikes all!

The Fat Guy 22 April 2018 18:01

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Originally Posted by CAP MARINE (Post 1058719960)
2017 indian Scout 60
I belong to Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, 10-1,Okc

A Devil Dawg sold me my bike and he told me about the chapter north of KC. Once I get my wheels under me, I may investigate these cats. BTW, I have seen the new Indian bikes and they are awesome.

CV 23 April 2018 06:47

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058719938)
Thanks fellas. post those bikes up here and your lessons learned. What do you guys do to help to be "Seen" by the text and drive community?

I don't know what kind of horn you have on your bike, but upgrading it to a sound bomb would be ideal. This sucker definately tells others when they're fucking around near you. Make sure to use it when you catch anyone texting while driving.
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...mpact-air-horn

As for other vehicles, the first rule is to avoid them all-together if you can and take back roads. If you can't/don't want to, the key is to be seen. Add some fog lights to the front of your bike and run them full-time. Upgrading your accessory lights to LEDs is advisable as well.

Other than that, maintain situational awareness and you'll be fine.

As for more bike porn: Did some riding up on Skyline drive out in Shenandoah National Park.

https://78.media.tumblr.com/5095a1b9...dzwo1_1280.jpg


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