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Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Night Ryder
Seems like you should have more grip in turns...

Seems like you should have more grip in turns with a third tire
Seems like there will be more gyroscopic effect with a third wheel
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
Anyone ready for an electric IndI an?

it says here Polaris bought Brammo's motorcycle division and wants to build electric bikes in Spirit Lake Iowa: http://m.startribune.com/business/288762861.html
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,904
Posted By Night Ryder
What??? It says here that they're going to...

What???

It says here that they're going to build electric motorcycles at their Spirit Lake Iowa factory
http://m.startribune.com/business/288762861.html

Does this mean we might get an electric...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By Night Ryder
Let's see No head light, turn signals,...

Let's see
No head light, turn signals, passenger seat or pegs. Open exhaust and a rain sock covering the exposed air filter...
Looks like a one off custom to me
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,273
Posted By Night Ryder
Just signed, although I'm a still disgruntled...

Just signed, although I'm a still disgruntled about they way they turned down our petition to build a Death Star
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,187
Posted By Night Ryder
It's 1997 all over again

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/triumph_tbirdsport_main.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
Beautiful bike, but where are the foot pegs?...

Beautiful bike, but where are the foot pegs? Can't see from this picture
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,478
Posted By Night Ryder
I got it from the Internet:...

I got it from the Internet: http://www.wired.com/2014/06/harley-davidson-livewire/

But you're right, there's a lot of guessing and number quoting, bur not a lot of real experience or hard...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,478
Posted By Night Ryder
Mission does not build the Livewire

Nor do they build the battery or the motor. What they did do is lend their expertise in developing the motor controller which I have heard is a difficult thing to get right in an electric motorcycle....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By Night Ryder
Hey congratulations, that's sweet ride and your...

Hey congratulations, that's sweet ride and your trip home looks great! Put up a Ride Report when you get back, and throw a link here so we know where to find it You're just late enough in the year...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By Night Ryder
Don't be such a ...

Don't be such a
https://aloftyexistence.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/debbie-downer.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,478
Posted By Night Ryder
The nearest Zero dealer is 4 hours from my house,...

The nearest Zero dealer is 4 hours from my house, and the nearest a Brammo dealer is half way across America. The only time I've had the opportunity to ride an electric motorcycle in the state of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,294
Posted By Night Ryder
Harley Livewire

Got to ride the Livewire electric motorcycle last month
Less than 40 in existence
Sand cast frame
Hand built
Cost approx $140,000 each

I wrote a full review here...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,226
Posted By Night Ryder
Harley V-Rod With a 26" seat height and fuel...

Harley V-Rod
With a 26" seat height and fuel under the seat, COG doesn't get much lower than that
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,478
Posted By Night Ryder
I rode one last week at the demo day in New...

I rode one last week at the demo day in New Orleans & loved it!
The bike makes full torque at any RPM, so it pulls hard from a dead stop all the way up. It's like if your bike was pulling at 7000...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,690
Posted By Night Ryder
Didn't Buell make a lowered XB for short people?

Didn't Buell make a lowered XB for short people?
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
Posted By Night Ryder
http://i.haymarketindia.net/Utils/ImageResizerWM.a...

http://i.haymarketindia.net/Utils/ImageResizerWM.ashx?n=http%3a%2f%2fi.haymarketindia.net%2fExtraImages%2f20140222070208_hx2.JPG&w=300
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 28,121
Posted By Night Ryder
BMWs have a 3 year -36,000 mile warranty in the US

BMWs have a 3 year -36,000 mile warranty in the US
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,904
Posted By Night Ryder
Seriously though. If there was a dealer 2 hours...

Seriously though. If there was a dealer 2 hours away in New Orleans, or even 4 hours away in Houston, I'd use the current incentives as an excuse to take one for a test ride and probably fall in love...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,904
Posted By Night Ryder
That's some serious incentives. With price cuts...

That's some serious incentives. With price cuts like that, I'd consider buying one if there was a dealer in Louisiana. Or Texas. Or if I had ever seen a Brammo.
But since the closest dealer is 800...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 67,406
Posted By Night Ryder
Honda offers some Accessory leather bags for...

Honda offers some Accessory leather bags for $1000 with hardware
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f224/chadleys1/5219f892-606b-4e67-af06-c864de8dfb69_zpsf88a3ea5.jpg
I suppose in Hondas thinking...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,853
Posted By Night Ryder
I had a first gen SV 650 that would cough out and...

I had a first gen SV 650 that would cough out and die in heavy rain
Something about the design sprays water off the wheel onto the front cylinder until it died.
Riding in New Orleans traffic on one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 295,003
Posted By Night Ryder
Motorcycle.com has a 750cc comparison between the...

Motorcycle.com has a 750cc comparison between the Harley Street, two Hondas, and a Moto Guzzi

Check it out: http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/hepcat-toocool-millennial-shootout
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
Let us know how the power compares to the Tenere ...

Let us know how the power compares to the Tenere
That would be a comparison I can relate to better than Harley guys saying "Its got so much power!"
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,990
Posted By Night Ryder
http://youtu.be/tIfBHXjYgBY

http://youtu.be/tIfBHXjYgBY
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 67,406
Posted By Night Ryder
It would look heavy Heavier than it already is

It would look heavy
Heavier than it already is
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 61,357
Posted By Night Ryder
Yes, the tank is under the seat. To change it I...

Yes, the tank is under the seat. To change it I had to tear the bike in half, slide the old tank out, grind down some pieces, and squeeze the aftermarket one in. It's a tight fit, but the extra 1.5...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 61,357
Posted By Night Ryder
06 Night Rod. After I upgrades to a 5 gallon...

06 Night Rod. After I upgrades to a 5 gallon tank, it could go over 100 miles between fill ups. Took that bike east to Deals Gap, up to Colorado, and over to California in a 12 month period
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
I always liked seating position on the 06-08...

I always liked seating position on the 06-08 Night Rod. Low seat height, mid mounted foot pegs, and factory highway pegs out front. Good feel, and very comfortable...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 67,406
Posted By Night Ryder
That's it, 5 bolts? You didn't even have to...

That's it, 5 bolts? You didn't even have to remove the brake caliper??
That has to be the easiest rear tire change I've ever seen, especially for a touring bike
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 663,292
Posted By Night Ryder
Danii! I rember you from my V-Rod days over at...

Danii! I rember you from my V-Rod days over at the 1130cc forum
I see you're still rocking the Batwing
How many miles are on that thing now?
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530820

http://image.streetchopperweb.com/f/9032026/0702_stcp_08_z+tour_tank+extra_tank.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 67,406
Posted By Night Ryder
So you say it's safe to run bias ply in the front...

So you say it's safe to run bias ply in the front and a radial in the rear? :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 67,406
Posted By Night Ryder
Agreed, great write up

Agreed, great write up
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
It looks like that 60mm throttle body shoots...

It looks like that 60mm throttle body shoots straight up from the engine. On the V-Rod they have a huge automotive style air cleaner on top, and the fuel is under the seat. The Scout has the gas tank...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 67,406
Posted By Night Ryder
Next time check the Harley shop 130 60 19 is...

Next time check the Harley shop
130 60 19 is standard issue on many of their touring bikes
It should be in stock at any dealer
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
Good write up, they've got a lot of good to say...

Good write up, they've got a lot of good to say about it
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
It's got the same odd displacement as the...

It's got the same odd displacement as the original V-Rod, and a similar weight & power curve. It's even got the ridiculous fuel range of the 2002-2006 V-Rod
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
But whose to say the Scout doesn't also get...

But whose to say the Scout doesn't also get terrible gas mileage?
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,549
Posted By Night Ryder
Of like yo see a face off between the Scout and...

Of like yo see a face off between the Scout and the Judge, although I can guess which one will win
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