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Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 587,296
Posted By Cakeeater
Yes, thanks Leaf. I want to ride this bike....

Yes, thanks Leaf.

I want to ride this bike. I think I understand what you mean about the rawness of the Motus.

I had an extended ride on a BMW 1600 GT and came away extremely impressed at the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 322,138
Posted By Cakeeater
Cop bikes in India ...

Cop bikes in India

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/auto/gujarat-police-get-customized-harley-davidson-street-750/all-new-platform/slideshow/47478760.cms

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,655
Posted By Cakeeater
Three years ago I had a rented HD Electra Glide...

Three years ago I had a rented HD Electra Glide and a rented BMW 1200RT and my brothers Gold Wing (about three years old then). Took my wife on all of them. Last place, by a lot: BMW. Second place,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,510
Posted By Cakeeater
Kinda funky. But my kid's bicycle has a sturdier...

Kinda funky. But my kid's bicycle has a sturdier kickstand than this Griswold Family Truckster.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,177
Posted By Cakeeater
Great great stuff. I can't wait to see video. ...

Great great stuff. I can't wait to see video.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,115
Posted By Cakeeater
I don't know my HD used prices that well but...

I don't know my HD used prices that well but sheesh I had 4,000 on mine in the first ten days. That's amazingly low miles.

My 2011 has been blissfully reliable. It's a fun bike to explore on. Not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By Cakeeater
Good idea. Simple and looks like it should stay....

Good idea. Simple and looks like it should stay.

I'd tell any would be buyer. 99.7 percent wouldn't know what the hell you're talking about anyway and wouldn't care, and if the .3 percent guy...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,177
Posted By Cakeeater
Great work. :clap:clap:clap Your skills are...

Great work.
:clap:clap:clap
Your skills are beyond mine, and I love seeing the build.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 587,296
Posted By Cakeeater
Two to three months for road tests. May edition...

Two to three months for road tests. May edition released now, was sent to the printer a couple weeks ago. Final copy tweaks early in the month. Most editorial stuff was probably filed early to mid...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,488
Posted By Cakeeater
Jeesh, tough crowd in this comedy club. ...

Jeesh, tough crowd in this comedy club.

Not my cup o tea, but if the guy likes it, good for him.

As the great German Pastor Martin Niemöller said:

They came first for the goofy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,053
Posted By Cakeeater
Correct. Just keep your receipts to show you...

Correct. Just keep your receipts to show you bought oil, etc, and keep a log.

To the OP, I'd be pissed too. If there's any time you want your oil filter to work correctly, it's in the first...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,177
Posted By Cakeeater
Okay, but what did you do with the last half of...

Okay, but what did you do with the last half of your lunch hour??

HA! As usual, great stuff.

Are you using all HD product for racing rule reasons? Or just for fun?

Thanks for the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,391
Posted By Cakeeater
Looking at those pics it seems you were lucky to...

Looking at those pics it seems you were lucky to come out of that with "only" pelvis damage. Wow. You coulda been pulled out in a lot worse shape. The Jeep did a pretty good job of staying...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4,428
Views: 811,396
Posted By Cakeeater
So true. Love the pics of the CB1100...

So true.


Love the pics of the CB1100 with dirt on the tires. I used to ride my CB750f way back when all over on dirt roads in Jersey and PA.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,177
Posted By Cakeeater
As always, I'm impressed at the quality of your...

As always, I'm impressed at the quality of your work. Do you have any good guess at how much the temp drops with the cooler?

Thanks,

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,377
Posted By Cakeeater
You are absolutely right not to use an air...

You are absolutely right not to use an air compressor.....unless you have one with a reserve tank and an accurate air gauge.

If you do, then fill the tank to whatever pressure you want (30,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,391
Posted By Cakeeater
Jeesh, sorry to hear that!! I hate stories...

Jeesh, sorry to hear that!!

I hate stories like this, but I hope you heal quickly and fully.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 322,138
Posted By Cakeeater
I've ridden a Street 750. I agree about motor and...

I've ridden a Street 750. I agree about motor and transmission being smooth. And it likes to rev. Exceptionally easy to drive with a light clutch and smooth fueling.

Motorcyclist is being silly....
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 1,120,429
Posted By Cakeeater
Jeesh that's one ugly sunofabitch. Cakeeater

Jeesh that's one ugly sunofabitch.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,972
Posted By Cakeeater
I feel bad for him in the way I feel bad for...

I feel bad for him in the way I feel bad for anyone who fails at something they work really hard for. At least he tried, which most people don't do. But most people fail at most startups.

It is...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 69,924
Posted By Cakeeater
Nemo, I'm going to file that info away. Very...

Nemo, I'm going to file that info away. Very clear.

I've been thinking of putting better and longer shocks on my Road Glide Ultra to gain some additional cornering clearance. If/when I do that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,391
Posted By Cakeeater
My two cents: I found the post-2009 frame touring...

My two cents: I found the post-2009 frame touring bikes with the stock 96 to have less power than I wanted, often. Pushing a headwind at 80 mph? The engine had very little left.

For me, the bump...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,177
Posted By Cakeeater
Go big. And fascinating thread. I really...

Go big.

And fascinating thread. I really like reading and seeing what you are doing. Good job.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,058
Posted By Cakeeater
I find CR less reliable than three drunk guys in...

I find CR less reliable than three drunk guys in a bar...

Because:

1: It's a self-selective poll. They only ask their members. And who subscribes to CR? Certainly not stunters or 1...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,638
Posted By Cakeeater
Let me be frank: The first bike I ever wanted was...

Let me be frank: The first bike I ever wanted was a Honda. My first bike I ever owned was a Honda. I've owned several. Some were awesome bikes.

This Bulldog makes me feel nauseous.

It's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,641
Posted By Cakeeater
Clean is an understatement. Great looking...

Clean is an understatement.

Great looking bike. Enjoy it. My wife loves riding on the back of my Road Glide, which is the primary reason I bought it.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,286
Posted By Cakeeater
Go to another dealer. I've been treated very well...

Go to another dealer. I've been treated very well at all the HD dealers I've been to in my hi-viz Aerostich, but I haven't been to a lot

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 684,378
Posted By Cakeeater
If money were no object, that is the HD I'd have....

If money were no object, that is the HD I'd have. I sat on that exact model at a dealer. Beautiful bike. Good luck to you. Seems you are drinking the HD koolaid. ;)

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,638
Posted By Cakeeater
I'd smash those exhaust pipes within 5 minutes on...

I'd smash those exhaust pipes within 5 minutes on something.

Does anyone know the weight of this thing? It might be small but it doesn't look light.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,638
Posted By Cakeeater
Makes perfect sense to guard the headlights with...

Makes perfect sense to guard the headlights with metal bars and leave the exhaust exposed on the underside. :puke1:puke1

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 684,378
Posted By Cakeeater
Quit posting so damn much!! :D Kidding of...

Quit posting so damn much!! :D

Kidding of course. Nice bike. Seems you already got the HD beard.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 1,120,429
Posted By Cakeeater
With two rattle cans of black to repaint the...

With two rattle cans of black to repaint the thing and a hammer to knock off that fender-beak it wouldn't look half bad.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 1,120,429
Posted By Cakeeater
Those "1,000 mile" services seem to hooey. ...

Those "1,000 mile" services seem to hooey.

These bikes are super simple to maintain. Buy the service manual and $40 of tools and do it yourself. My kids' pet rabbit could be trained to do this...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,859
Posted By Cakeeater
Jeesh, you think the wife would like the Ducati...

Jeesh, you think the wife would like the Ducati better...?

What are you waiting for? Buy the Multistrada. If it cost a crapload of money to fix then you tell your wife, "but I got it for you,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 322,138
Posted By Cakeeater
Street sales

Article in Forbes said HD shipped nearly 10,000 Streets last year. Sounds like they hope to double that this year. Someone is buying them.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By Cakeeater
Airhawk is a good short term fix. The squishiness...

Airhawk is a good short term fix. The squishiness of the seat pad detracts from handling in curves, but it's a minor issue.

The best fix is a back rest. Especially when paired with highway pegs...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,569
Posted By Cakeeater
To the OP: There's a few pearls of wisdom...

To the OP:

There's a few pearls of wisdom here.

Bikes getting trounced by dump trucks, using less skills, etc etc....

Take all this with a grain of salt.

All bikes are fun. Small...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,569
Posted By Cakeeater
Cakeeater

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,377
Posted By Cakeeater
Wow. You didn't dilly-dally! Whatcha think...

Wow. You didn't dilly-dally!

Whatcha think of the ride?

And I'm jealous....mainly because it's gonna be ten below zero here tomorrow morning. Spring is a long way away....:cry:cry
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,380
Posted By Cakeeater
To the OP: you've owned some bikes from way back...

To the OP: you've owned some bikes from way back when. My advice: buy as new as possible, and ideally damaged in a non-major way. (No bent frames, etc). Then fix it up. You'll learn how to repair...
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