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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8,087
Views: 7,613,749
Posted By shupe
Woman owned Busa. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's...

Woman owned Busa. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's got to be a small and very cool club.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By shupe
It's always bout Pros and cons. The batwing...

It's always bout Pros and cons.

The batwing is better than a tombstone style windshield for wind management.

But you can't take it off - it's always there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,209
Posted By shupe
When I totaled my Electraglide and had time to...

When I totaled my Electraglide and had time to think about it while healing, I reached a similar conclusion.
Big long baggers are great for all day on the interstate, but they are big and heavy ALL...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,750
Posted By shupe
No Bs. Back in the day (late 60's into the...

No Bs.
Back in the day (late 60's into the 70's) it was fairly generally believed that front brakes were dangerous (incorrect, but common). It was not uncommon to be advised not to use the front...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,750
Posted By shupe
A lot of people confuse braking power with lever...

A lot of people confuse braking power with lever effort.
Harley-Davidson's policy until fairly recently with front brakes was to deliberately make the lever effort high. This was to prevent...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 151,207
Posted By shupe
Nice Hummer!

Nice Hummer!
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,268
Posted By shupe
Dont' forget resale value. I bought a Orlando...

Dont' forget resale value.
I bought a Orlando PD 77 FLH from a guy that bought six at a police auction in 1982. They kept them 5 years then, and they had about 30,000 miles on them.

In the late...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,167
Posted By shupe
Just curious, was that 116 mph in 5th or 6th gear?

Just curious, was that 116 mph in 5th or 6th gear?
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,371
Posted By shupe
All true. But I think the FXR's competence had...

All true. But I think the FXR's competence had overcome the initial reaction to the looks (side covers) by the time the Dyna came out in 1991.
I think the Dyna chassis was so much less expensive...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 36,550
Posted By shupe
I recall reading something when the first BMX K...

I recall reading something when the first BMX K (suitcase) models came out. BMW explained why it had only 2 valves per. They said 4 valves only showed a benefit above 6,000 rpm and they didn't have...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,277
Posted By shupe
There were assembly issues at the factory in the...

There were assembly issues at the factory in the 70's, but by now those have been dealt with on a surviving Shovel.
As the previous poster mentioned, the biggest problem with Shovels is that they...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,167
Posted By shupe
You've hit on what I think is the secret to...

You've hit on what I think is the secret to Harley's success.
They are very satisfying motorcycles to ride slowly.
The high horsepower bikes are fun to ride fast, no doubt. But most of the time...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,990
Posted By shupe
Couldn't agree more. But then, here's my other...

Couldn't agree more. But then, here's my other bike:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/shovel3_zpsd547ca48.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/shovel3_zpsd547ca48.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,130
Posted By shupe
You've hit on the real issue. There are so many...

You've hit on the real issue.
There are so many low mileage used Harleys out there that there's really no reason to buy one with 80-100k miles, so resale value for those is quite low.
My Dyna has...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,589
Posted By shupe
Yes, all Big Twin Evos were 80 cu in., 1984-1999....

Yes, all Big Twin Evos were 80 cu in., 1984-1999.
Twin Cams were 88, then 96 and now 103 cu in.

Evo Sportsters are 53.9 (883) and 74 (1200).
(They actually made a 1100 Sporty for one year, I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,990
Posted By shupe
MaydayMike, I saw your bike at the Barber swap...

MaydayMike,
I saw your bike at the Barber swap meet. I guess you weren't there then.
It looks even better in person! Nice bike.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,589
Posted By shupe
Can't speak to the Road King, but I had a Evo...

Can't speak to the Road King, but I had a Evo Dyna, an Evo Electraglide and now have a TC Dyna. The Evos were a bit smoother I think (80 inches vs 88), but vibes weren't a problem on any of them.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,903
Posted By shupe
It's not possible to do.. without cussing.

It's not possible to do.. without cussing.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 132,853
Posted By shupe
I suspect if Polaris/Indian sells 20,000 2015...

I suspect if Polaris/Indian sells 20,000 2015 Scouts I will be mucho surprised, and Indian will be happy beyond their wildest dreams.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,224
Posted By shupe
I know a guy who finished an IBR. He runs a CT...

I know a guy who finished an IBR.
He runs a CT on the rear and a rear MT on the front of his GW.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,990
Posted By shupe
Footboards are one of those things that some...

Footboards are one of those things that some like, some don't. Once I had a bike with them and got used to them, pegs just didn't cut it any more.
For me boards are better by far for all day rides...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,200
Posted By shupe
IN 35 years and lots of rear tires I've never...

IN 35 years and lots of rear tires I've never gotten over maybe 11k out of a rear tire. That's on Harleys of various models and brands of tire.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,160
Posted By shupe
Best looking engines? Here's my 2 favorites: ...

Best looking engines?
Here's my 2 favorites:

Early Sportster:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/065_zps224db62b.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,224
Posted By shupe
The problem I see with your analysis is this: ...

The problem I see with your analysis is this:
You talked to mc manufacturers - either PR types or engineers.
NOBODY employed by a mc manufacturer will EVER say anything other than "we can't...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,990
Posted By shupe
I'll try to post some pics. It's nothing slick,...

I'll try to post some pics.
It's nothing slick, but it works.
I've been thinking of trying to come up with an adjustable mounting system so I can move the seat forward or rear-word. I think it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,990
Posted By shupe
Note that there are also FXDP (police model)...

Note that there are also FXDP (police model) footboards available for Dynas.
I'm running a set. They are positioned higher and slightly rearward compared to the Switchback boards.
With FXDX...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35,524
Views: 8,977,178
Posted By shupe
Are those highway pegs on the crash bar? On a...

Are those highway pegs on the crash bar? On a cop bike?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,474
Posted By shupe
I caught the start on Daytona Beach last Friday. ...

I caught the start on Daytona Beach last Friday.
The deep sand between the beach and the pavement was ridiculous.

They started as far east as you can go:...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 267,602
Posted By shupe
The XR 1200 was developed for Europe and didn't...

The XR 1200 was developed for Europe and didn't cost a ton to develop since it used a slightly modified existing drivetrain. H-D didn't think the XR would sell in the USA and didn't plan to offer it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,858
Posted By shupe
My 76 EG is not a stocker, but here it is,...

My 76 EG is not a stocker, but here it is, nonetheless.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/rdvous/CopyofIMG_2411.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/rdvous/media/CopyofIMG_2411.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,858
Posted By shupe
The rubber mount Sportsters, including the XR1200...

The rubber mount Sportsters, including the XR1200 weigh 100lbs more than a Tuber Buell.
A lot of that is the Sportster is now trapped into the traditional Sportster look, which includes a dual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,858
Posted By shupe
As a 35+ year H-D rider that totally appreciates...

As a 35+ year H-D rider that totally appreciates Harley's tradition, I would still like to see them add to their lineup:
- an ST based on the Vrod
- a sporting standard based on the old tube framed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 21,320
Posted By shupe
Seems to me the Gov't control zealots have made...

Seems to me the Gov't control zealots have made contradictory arguments.
Years ago their argument for mandatory helmets was that they SAVE LIVES. Helmet use will reduce fatalities. Period.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,381
Posted By shupe
I haven't found a full solution. Lower bars...

I haven't found a full solution.
Lower bars with a slight forward lean makes it better on the butt and back, but moves the pain (eventually) to the shoulders.
Higher bars and an upright position...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 132,853
Posted By shupe
That's what I hoped when I first saw the VROD. ...

That's what I hoped when I first saw the VROD.
But years later, there's still the same ugly Vrod with the most minor of variations.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,464
Posted By shupe
My take: 1. Rain forecasts always seem worse...

My take:
1. Rain forecasts always seem worse before the trip than it actually turns out.
2. Keep your route and even destinations flexible if you can. You may be able to ride where the rain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,858
Posted By shupe
One thing I've wondered about is this: From...

One thing I've wondered about is this:
From what I've read, there were basically 2 design goals with the TC compared to the EVO:
1. Design a foundation that would allow for displacement growth
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,031
Posted By shupe
Nothing new under the sun. The 1929 Harley's...

Nothing new under the sun.
The 1929 Harley's had dual headlights.
It was a 2 year deal and they went back to a single headlight.
I've read where the reason was just what you encountered.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,769
Posted By shupe
Back, yes. Butt, yes, eventually. Knees are...

Back, yes. Butt, yes, eventually.
Knees are not a problem, and I have not so good knees.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,858
Posted By shupe
May I ask where you are getting those number?

May I ask where you are getting those number?
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