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Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 64,334
Posted By Flynch
I have a 2007 Street Glide, I spaced the...

I have a 2007 Street Glide, I spaced the floorboards out 7/8's so they were more comfortable and added a luggage rack. I'm thrilled with it. It has the factory touring seat which is extremely...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,085
Posted By Flynch
So it has to race to be fast? I can get my...

So it has to race to be fast?

I can get my knee down on my Sportster, but I think if you're riding in a manner on the street which requires you to put your knee down, that you're a person whose...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,085
Posted By Flynch
You're convinced you think you know what i want? ...

You're convinced you think you know what i want? Go for it, tell me what i want. Or tell the average Harley buyer what they really want.

And as pointed out, nobody buys the "other" stuff when...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,085
Posted By Flynch
Lets give in to technology for a moment. Say,...

Lets give in to technology for a moment. Say, your highly technological motorcycle breaks down on a sunday, 900 miles from home, say NYC, (where a U-haul is going to break the literal bank and your...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 880,852
Posted By Flynch
They are Pelicans, 1430's, they're not huge, but...

They are Pelicans, 1430's, they're not huge, but I pack pretty minimal, and have a Wolfman Expedition dry bag for my clothes, Sling bag for my camera gear.

They're mounted on Easy brackets, but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 768,204
Posted By Flynch
<a...

<a href="http://s676.photobucket.com/user/Gone_John_Galt/media/1C42A5FF-5971-4B6B-AF47-AFD46C9FC0A8.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 880,852
Posted By Flynch
getting ready for my ride to the Smoke out next...

getting ready for my ride to the Smoke out next weekend, and on up to NYC, back thru Pa., and then back to Indiana, unless I get my vacation approved and then I may ride further.

<a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,461
Posted By Flynch
I've hit two on a motorcycle, (and I quit...

I've hit two on a motorcycle, (and I quit counting in four wheeled vehicles,) I live in old abandoned farm country which are now thick wooded baited deer farms.

Lights, Lights, Lights and learn...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,069
Posted By Flynch
Also http://www.fabkevin.com/shop/brakes/ ...

Also
http://www.fabkevin.com/shop/brakes/

There's no way I'd trade a Sportster for a Bandit. With all the easy and reliable hop-up kits and proven reliability, I'll always own a Sportster.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 880,852
Posted By Flynch
I love this bike, every time I think buying...

I love this bike, every time I think buying another KLR, I remind myself I should buy a solid mount Sportster and build this instead!
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,077
Posted By Flynch
There are lots of great information about...

There are lots of great information about Sportsters on the forums. I just contacted Fab Kevin this morning about a better front brake set-up.

Mine is the 2004 1200C, which is a factory lowered...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,586
Posted By Flynch
Thats because I hear the same non-riders...

Thats because I hear the same non-riders complaining about the same myths. People seem personally insulted by a motorcycle they have no experience on. Go to therapy or something.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,586
Posted By Flynch
Are you always this insecure? Have you ever...

Are you always this insecure? Have you ever ridden one? Or are you just repeating articles that you have ridden where terms, like "agricultural" are used? Complaints of bad brakes and lacking in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Flynch
Twistgrip

Does anyone remember Twistgrip magazine. I think it was published out of the Northwest in the 90's.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,992
Posted By Flynch
Damn that's not a bad idea...almost too easy...

Damn that's not a bad idea...almost too easy...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By Flynch
I put tanks in my paint gun cleaner for a few...

I put tanks in my paint gun cleaner for a few days and then use the pressure washer to clean out the insides. If I suspect there is anything left in them, I'll take it to a radiator shop or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,992
Posted By Flynch
I'm trying to shy away from using fuel injection,...

I'm trying to shy away from using fuel injection, to just not have the wiring and computer issues. It's not out of the question yet, but it's just one less thing to worry about if I don't need to....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,992
Posted By Flynch
I have the budget, (and the fabrication shop) . I...

I have the budget, (and the fabrication shop) . I had a KLR, it was so underpowered it wasn't funny. Yes it could have been lightened, but I don't think I could have lightened it to have gained...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,992
Posted By Flynch
I was thinking of EX500 motors, plentiful,...

I was thinking of EX500 motors, plentiful, carburetor, and probably not much heavier than a Versy motor. Thinking of finding a DR or KLR chassis...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5,857
Views: 324,100
Posted By Flynch
http://www.my9nj.com/story/24726961/suburban-ny-la...

http://www.my9nj.com/story/24726961/suburban-ny-lawmaker-ban-bicycling-on-long-island

Politicians don't see a difference between Bicycles or motorcycles.

I was clipped a few months back on my...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,992
Posted By Flynch
Walter Mitty build

If you were going to build a dual sport from junk yard bits, and say you want a little more power than a KLR so you can travel an occasional 100 miles of Interstate without needing a nap or a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,408
Posted By Flynch
Over the 33 years of commuting, many times I only...

Over the 33 years of commuting, many times I only owned a motorcycle, mostly due to cost, even when gas was cheap and I owned a beater VW bug, it was cheaper to take my Honda 125 XL or many other...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,995
Posted By Flynch
You could buy a new Vee-Strom and I have heard...

You could buy a new Vee-Strom and I have heard that dealers have been throwing in Adventure bags with regular VeeStroms...

I love my 2004 1200C, lots of different options of what you can do with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 880,852
Posted By Flynch
http://www.easybrackets.com/ They are well...

http://www.easybrackets.com/

They are well made, but I wish I had seen them in person first, I would hade just made a set. I'm going to modify these to make them work better for me and add some...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 880,852
Posted By Flynch
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John...

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John_Galt/3E0F53CC-DA5D-4F9A-936A-4D022EEE3B13.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John_Galt/CA08BEFF-9327-4BFE-9C7D-7E867B2B9FA0.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 42,254
Posted By Flynch
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John...

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John_Galt/C31D8ECD-C625-401A-8BC3-A711BF5F9E48.jpg

I picked this up to turn over, but I've fell for it hard...second gear is toast though...runs great...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5,857
Views: 324,100
Posted By Flynch
I don't know about everyone else, but I grew up...

I don't know about everyone else, but I grew up riding bicycles on the street. Granted I lived in a small midwestern town and later in a rural area, but I assumed this was a common thing for kids to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,010
Posted By Flynch
I come to Advrider because it best fits my riding...

I come to Advrider because it best fits my riding style. But I have primarily rode Harleys. But I don't go on poker runs, or ride just on weekends or do a ton of touring highway miles, and have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,675
Posted By Flynch
Monroe WA now... UGH!!

Oh no- now today a new story from the other side of the country- even scarier than the first-

https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.davis.3781/posts/712892158726657
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,675
Posted By Flynch
Manassas VA- maybe someone knows this guy?

Hey- I'm posting under my husband's account, I asked him if it would be OK for me to share this story I saw today on a horse forum- I thought that in the motorcycle community- surely someone knows...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,450
Posted By Flynch
When I was shopping for the Sportster I have now,...

When I was shopping for the Sportster I have now, I owned a KLR, (so much for being a fanboy,) The KLR was uncomfortable to ride, I liked the way it rode and handled, and fun to ride to work on the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,450
Posted By Flynch
What I heard: "I've never ridden a Harley,...

What I heard:

"I've never ridden a Harley, any Harley, especially a modern Harley, I know nothing about the modern Harley technology, I have heard people say they are heavier than a Ninja 250 so...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,188
Posted By Flynch
My rubber mounted Sportster is not to small for...

My rubber mounted Sportster is not to small for me. 6', 34 inch inseam. I switched the forward controls out for mid-mounts, got different handlebars, and had a seat custom made and it is very...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,450
Posted By Flynch
This. If they build will they come? NO....

This.

If they build will they come? NO. Harley keeps trying, how about the Dyna Sport? Great bike, but doesn't sell. I've been looking at the Switchback as a light two up touring bike.

I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,674
Posted By Flynch
I've had my hands in a lot of Harley engines over...

I've had my hands in a lot of Harley engines over the years, sometimes it was simple rings and valve seals from wear and tear, but for the most part, every Harley engine that had problems that I came...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,674
Posted By Flynch
The book "well made in America" describes the AMF...

The book "well made in America" describes the AMF years fairly well, and who was involved and how AMF saved Harley Davidson.

There was nothing radically different with the AMF motorcycle than the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 880,852
Posted By Flynch
I've had many different Harley's over the years,...

I've had many different Harley's over the years, but the last 18 years of commuting had killed my want for the low rider look, even though I admired the neighbor kids Nightster, he didn't commute...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,674
Posted By Flynch
I'm all ears, mind you I've put a jillion...

I'm all ears, mind you I've put a jillion touring, urban commuting, and general abuse on an AMF shovelhead...the general engine itself is as reliable as they come when left unmolested by mechanical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,674
Posted By Flynch
What was unreliable about the standard Harley...

What was unreliable about the standard Harley motors under AMF?
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,536
Posted By Flynch
I just bought a Sportster Custom a month ago that...

I just bought a Sportster Custom a month ago that has factory foward controls. I had floorboards on my FXRP and swore I would never have another bike with them.

But I added Kuryakn iso stirrups...
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