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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
I totally get that. I like Harley's, I just...

I totally get that. I like Harley's, I just don't like the "lifestyle" that so many embrace. And if I had the money to buy any bike I wanted, a Harley certainly would not be my first choice. But...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By Heyload
I think out of all the Harleys, the Road King is...

I think out of all the Harleys, the Road King is the one that appeals to me the most. If I had the money, that's the only Harley I'd spend it on.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
The Japanese at one time or another HAVE copied...

The Japanese at one time or another HAVE copied European bikes, some with great success and some not so much.

But in my opinion, Harley's do carry that cachet that appeals to so many. If it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
That is a beautiful bike.

That is a beautiful bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By Heyload
I could totally see having an electric bike like...

I could totally see having an electric bike like one of these for my commute. 17 miles each way, it would be perfect.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By Heyload
I suppose a lot of it has to do with the...

I suppose a lot of it has to do with the perception that metal is more durable, and since that is what was used in the past that is what should be used now, at least when it comes to certain styles...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
I enjoy that too. Some of the head explody's are...

I enjoy that too. Some of the head explody's are awesome. I'd love to see some of mail they don't print.


But it also serves to prove the point that which bike is the best is purely...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
I'd expect with a windshield and some bags, a...

I'd expect with a windshield and some bags, a Bolt would be an acceptable (if just barely) touring bike. But it is a cruiser and excels as one..

My V-Star 950 uses the same engine and it works...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
:thumb Very nice bike. I hope you find a way to...

:thumb Very nice bike. I hope you find a way to have it one day.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
My Sporty was a paint-shaker at idle...but it...

My Sporty was a paint-shaker at idle...but it smoothed out nicely once underway. It had a vibration, but it wasn't annoying or bothersome. That is what most feel is appropriate for a V-twin design,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
But the Bolt is a V-twin, why shouldn't it be...

But the Bolt is a V-twin, why shouldn't it be counted?...just like a Guzzi and a Ducati? Keep reading what? Comparison after comparison where other bikes are choosen over Harleys as the better...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
I do indeed get your point. Honda as an...

I do indeed get your point.

Honda as an example is pretty much going their own way in the cruiser department these days, with some truly remarkable designs.

Yamaha makes some very nice...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Well, the Japanese started out building cruisers...

Well, the Japanese started out building cruisers that were not Harley clones and they made them smooth and refined. That's a good thing, right?


For most American tastes, however (which have...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
I gave you three comparison tests, done by...

I gave you three comparison tests, done by professional riders.


But since they contradict your assertion that a Harley has never lost in a comparison test, I suppose you'll call those "invalid"...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Oh, NOW you want to talk bikes. ...

Oh, NOW you want to talk bikes.




How's the Bolt, by the way? I'm loving that 950 engine in the V-Star.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Wait...did you just say it's NOT a conspiracy? ...

Wait...did you just say it's NOT a conspiracy?


Are you feeling okay, triple-S?
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Here you go, three comparison tests: ...

Here you go, three comparison tests:


Yamaha Bolt vs Harley Sportster...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Yes, it's probably a conspiracy on the part of...

Yes, it's probably a conspiracy on the part of the military industrial complex.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Ah, so the "professional riders'' aren't unbiased...

Ah, so the "professional riders'' aren't unbiased enough for you.


Maybe we should check out "V-Twin Magazine", "Iron Horse" and "Easyrider" for those unbiased opinions that will suit you.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 1,226,708
Posted By Heyload
Very nice! ( I still want the Steve McQueen...

Very nice! ( I still want the Steve McQueen edition, though)
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
I like Harleys too, Conundrum29. I think they are...

I like Harleys too, Conundrum29. I think they are beautiful machines, and no, you cannot beat the availability of parts and aftermarket goodies. Hell, I bet you can find Harley parts in almost every...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Bingo! Ride what you want. An...

Bingo!

Ride what you want.

An FZ-09, eh? Interesting bike, seems like a good ride by the reviews.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Fair enough, let's take a look at what the...

Fair enough, let's take a look at what the professional riders have had to say in regards to best of breed in the "Cruiser" category.


Looking at the "Bike of the Year" and "Best of" history of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Ooooohhh....d'oh!

Ooooohhh....d'oh!
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
I'm not really sure where you're coming down on...

I'm not really sure where you're coming down on this...are you implying that freedom of choice is a bad thing, or that we are never happy with the choices we have?
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 1,226,708
Posted By Heyload
Not sure about the function, but the form is VERY...

Not sure about the function, but the form is VERY nice!
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1...

https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1380529_10200808150146519_2027802686_n.jpg


Man, that is a sweet looking bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Nice avi. :deal I'm just busting...

Nice avi. :deal


I'm just busting your chops, Dog.

And I'd agree, Harleys definitely have it down in the cruiser design department. The paint is awesome, the range of customization is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Again, it all boils down to "ride what you like"....

Again, it all boils down to "ride what you like".


If the most important thing to you when riding is the respect you get from other riders of the same brand....

Well....draw your own...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Awesome! :thumb I was looking at one of...

Awesome! :thumb

I was looking at one of those, the Touring version with the bags and windshield and the hybrid looking footpegs/floorboard set up.

Very sharp bikes. A far cry from the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 1,226,708
Posted By Heyload
Not having actually ridden one, I cannot speak as...

Not having actually ridden one, I cannot speak as to the effectiveness of the braking system.

I'd imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to improve if required, though.

How did it handle and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
I like the Triumphs, and used to own a '96...

I like the Triumphs, and used to own a '96 T-bird, it was a really nice bike.

The Bonneville America LT was at the top of my list, and I almost had a nice used America until the deal fell through....
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Yes. Yes, we do.

Yes. Yes, we do.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Yep! I thought you knew I got another bike,...

Yep! I thought you knew I got another bike, Lobby? JJ and Mike have already seen it, too.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 1,226,708
Posted By Heyload
Those are freaking cool! How neat would it be to...

Those are freaking cool! How neat would it be to have a kit to make it look like a version of the Royal Enfield C-5? Vintage looks with modern reliability.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Yup! I wave at everyone. Hell, I even wave at...

Yup! I wave at everyone. Hell, I even wave at cows....
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 1,226,708
Posted By Heyload
http://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Ry...

http://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Ryca-CS-1-Cafe-Racer-Kit-2.jpg




Okay, now THAT is a cool little ride!
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,828
Posted By Heyload
Interestingly enough, my V-Star 950 uses a...

Interestingly enough, my V-Star 950 uses a single-pin crank design, just like a Harley. So it has the same sort of lumpy idle and sound.


The fit and finish are very good, there isn't really...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-11-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Heyload
Howdy, pcasso87. Lobby dropped me a pm...

Howdy, pcasso87.

Lobby dropped me a pm about your thread. Nice to meet another rider from the area!
Forum: Trip Planning 09-11-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 41,252
Posted By Heyload
Home on leave from the Air Force, way back in...

Home on leave from the Air Force, way back in '83, I am puttering around on my old Honda 175 while waiting for my friends to all get off work, just killing time and visiting our old haunts to pass...
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