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Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,511
Posted By sixspeed
Unlike some folks I'm not predicting HD's demise...

Unlike some folks I'm not predicting HD's demise because they don't make ADV bikes or sport bikes... he-double-ell, the best poster at the HD museum was the one from the early 1900's that had a son...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,511
Posted By sixspeed
Hmmm, "Harley Ad Campaign" gets 13m+ hits on...

Hmmm, "Harley Ad Campaign" gets 13m+ hits on Google. :D

Was unable to find any advertising campaigns by the MoCo that hit the target group you mention. A few references to a "Harley riding gun...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,511
Posted By sixspeed
Wouldn't the same argument be able to be made for...

Wouldn't the same argument be able to be made for BMW motorcycles.

They sell a premium product at a premium price point and they've done so largely with a legacy platform of Boxer engines whose...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,511
Posted By sixspeed
Can't say that I follow your logic here. ...

Can't say that I follow your logic here.

Are you saying that after the current generation of Harley riders die off that people will no longer grow old and ride Harleys? :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,340
Posted By sixspeed
A short distance from the eastern exit of the...

A short distance from the eastern exit of the Allegheny tunnel on the PA turnpike is a small cross marker up on the rocks.

I was stuck in side the tunnel tube on labor day 2011 and when traffic...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,511
Posted By sixspeed
This theory comes up occasionally in HD or...

This theory comes up occasionally in HD or Victory threads.

The same accolades could be said about HD, and they are already successful at all of the above. Love or hate HD and cruiser/tourers, in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 605,947
Posted By sixspeed
Bigger bike bigger picture! :D ...

Bigger bike bigger picture! :D


http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/rule292/IMG-20130825-00065.jpg (http://s820.photobucket.com/user/rule292/media/IMG-20130825-00065.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,211
Posted By sixspeed
I love the KONGed cop seat on your Dyna! :evil ...

I love the KONGed cop seat on your Dyna! :evil

I've got the air ride one on my FLHP and thank heaven it hasn't leaked or busted yet because it rides like a baby buggy and fits my posterior...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,809
Posted By sixspeed
Test rde them all over and over again to develop...

Test rde them all over and over again to develop a favorite. HD dealers are top notch for allowing (actually ENCOURAGING) test rides at will and NOT harassing you with follow up E-spam or high...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 29,804
Posted By sixspeed
One other thing about the cop seat is that due to...

One other thing about the cop seat is that due to the air bag (now spring shock) the seat sits with a noticeable forward rake. It does tend to slide you forward into the tank.
And it does sit waaaay...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 29,804
Posted By sixspeed
May all your days be sunny and nice with that new...

May all your days be sunny and nice with that new cop glide. Perfect riding weather here east of the big muddy, been out each and every day. :clap

I'm tempted to try a few more HD two-up loaner...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 29,804
Posted By sixspeed
Sweet. The 2014's do look cleaner than the 00-14...

Sweet. The 2014's do look cleaner than the 00-14 cop bikes.

Even though (for me) the cop seat makes you sit much higher and further back I still think it's the most comfortable seat my arse...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 29,804
Posted By sixspeed
Just to let you know that adding cruise to a...

Just to let you know that adding cruise to a 2009-2013 Police bike is a (relatively) simple matter and ends up costing under $100. Just have it enabled on the HD tech computer and wire two pins from...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 29,804
Posted By sixspeed
Beau-tee-ful FLHP! You're ARE gonna LOVE that...

Beau-tee-ful FLHP! You're ARE gonna LOVE that bike. They just feel right. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 951,338
Posted By sixspeed
OH NO!!! Prayers for a quick get-back...

OH NO!!!

Prayers for a quick get-back Sarah so you can enjoy at least the tail end of riding season!!!
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,853
Posted By sixspeed
+1 :clap I've got a really, really boring...

+1 :clap

I've got a really, really boring stretch of multi-mile speed trap that I regularly travel. A 70 mph road posted at 45 mph. Monotonous and hard to keep at the speed limit.

Just spent...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 951,338
Posted By sixspeed
Any thoughts on an early-2000's XL1200S Sportster...

Any thoughts on an early-2000's XL1200S Sportster Sport?

I have the itch for a Sporty now and again and I see a nice sport around me.

Something about a roadster or sportster sport appeals...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 45,968
Posted By sixspeed
Just went out of my way to go to a far off HD...

Just went out of my way to go to a far off HD dealer (Schaeffers in Orwigsburg) to get my cruise enabled since pre-2014 HD cop bikes have it disabled in the ECM.

No pressure long time family...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 439,799
Posted By sixspeed
Mrs Sweetie and I went to our fave bbq restaurant...

Mrs Sweetie and I went to our fave bbq restaurant that has outdoor seating last night. There were half a dozen plus Harleys out front. A brace of Road glides, a gorgeous new Amber Whiskey 2014 Ultra...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 45,968
Posted By sixspeed
I must not seem like an insurance risk since I've...

I must not seem like an insurance risk since I've test ridden a whole lot of HD's before I bought and they never asked me for proof of insurance. They just copied my license; I guess it's because I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 642,393
Posted By sixspeed
Now get us some pix!!! :) I guess I'm a...

Now get us some pix!!! :)

I guess I'm a "stereotypical" Harley owner because I think that 2009 Teal/White combo is the best "retro" scheme HD has ever done on the modern bikes. :evil

I so...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 15,279
Posted By sixspeed
It would be nice to have an HD sub-forum since...

It would be nice to have an HD sub-forum since lots of like "diversity" in the garage.

After getting back into bikes a few years I've gotten a lot of good advice on this forum on things from...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 15,279
Posted By sixspeed
The Tenere is a bike that does everything...

The Tenere is a bike that does everything extremely well. Brakes, handles, accelerates and goes anywhere you point it. Responsive and modern. A fun bike to ride within it's capabilities, both...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 45,968
Posted By sixspeed
After trying to "research" what pegs to add, I...

After trying to "research" what pegs to add, I took the advice of the fellow that sets up the demo bikes at my dealer.

I went with 50829-07A which are the long adjustable highway pegs in chrome. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,244
Posted By sixspeed
You might try all dealers withing riding range. ...

You might try all dealers withing riding range. Each dealer picks and chooses the seats to keep on hand for the program. I had to travel a bit for the two-up sundowner to demo for my FLHP.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By sixspeed
With my 2010, if it got even slightly warm I...

With my 2010, if it got even slightly warm I didn't hear the pump prime and the bike wouldn't start. Sometimes it would need to sit for two hours till it cooled enough to prime and run.

My bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,183
Posted By sixspeed
I'm SO blessed not to be a "pop culture" kind of...

I'm SO blessed not to be a "pop culture" kind of guy so I don't worry much about doing and buying what others are going crazy for. All for the better since I've wasted a small fortune on new...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,183
Posted By sixspeed
Time to trade whilst the wallet is still intact. ...

Time to trade whilst the wallet is still intact. A bagger is an easy bike to like (coming from someone who previously hated baggers).

Might not be the hottest bike to trade to a dealer but...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,923
Posted By sixspeed
We had one here in PA last year. A 71 year old...

We had one here in PA last year. A 71 year old woman lost control of her trike.

Admittedly the way to go out when you have to go out.

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Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,923
Posted By sixspeed
Resurrection of the Servi-car. Looks pretty...

Resurrection of the Servi-car. Looks pretty decent.

Next up is to make the "trunk" into an integral pet carrier.

Heck, we might even buy one if it could tow a trailer that could hold a 100#...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,028
Posted By sixspeed
Gotta get them while they are young. Putting...

Gotta get them while they are young.

Putting through Gettysburg PA traffic last night through a sea of walkers and folks hanging out. No need to make noise, just enjoy that nice low rumble from...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 605,947
Posted By sixspeed
Tunkhannock Viaduct, Nicholson PA, Lackawanna RR

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Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,674
Posted By sixspeed
You can't order one directly due to HD sales...

You can't order one directly due to HD sales policies. You can buy them off the floor of whatever dealer might have one in stock.

They have the wiring for all of the LE accessories. And the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,412
Posted By sixspeed
I don't think anyone doubts that many PD's beat...

I don't think anyone doubts that many PD's beat the snot out of their vehicles. Buying used, and especially used government or fleet vehicles, has a fair amount of risk.

With that said, buying a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,468
Posted By sixspeed
I have to say that even with an upgrade from the...

I have to say that even with an upgrade from the factory 43 tooth to a 47 tooth rear sprocket, to me my WR250R is still a slug at anything other than high RPMs when that little 1/4 size R motor is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,468
Posted By sixspeed
There's a fellow down here in PA that I see in...

There's a fellow down here in PA that I see in the morning at the convenience store with a VT license plate on his bike.

His choice - a 90's Sportster. Classic daily rider, dirty and well...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,244
Posted By sixspeed
Yep, with the mounting hardware and the air tank...

Yep, with the mounting hardware and the air tank (up to 2013) or the spring shock for the 2014's you can do the conversion.




I always just searched cycle trader to find cop bikes when I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,244
Posted By sixspeed
I absolutely love the bones and will own one as...

I absolutely love the bones and will own one as my next bike.

With that said, I honeslty feel that I like the ergos of my cop king a bit more... except I need the bars back and up an inch (of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,135
Posted By sixspeed
Cool, hope to ride the entire 440 miles from...

Cool, hope to ride the entire 440 miles from Harlowton to Avery one of these summers.

Not quite a tunnel unless you're a load of coal...
...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By sixspeed
B&B Moto bashplate. Aussie Quality but be...

B&B Moto bashplate. Aussie Quality but be forewarned that without a sound deadening lining you'll be listening to all of the engine noise that was normally directed down to the pavement and...
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