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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
Yeah, from my short demo ride the 2014 is nice...

Yeah, from my short demo ride the 2014 is nice step forward. The frame was tighter, and the power gives a better kick in the pants. Can't say anything about the brakes because I didn't give them...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 18,411
Posted By Cakeeater
Jeesh, does Goldilocks run BMW's warranty...

Jeesh, does Goldilocks run BMW's warranty division?

Too many miles! Not enough miles!

I wonder where the "just right" is?

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
My impression of the street 750 was the fueling...

My impression of the street 750 was the fueling was excellent. I'd bog it down, twist it to the stop, run it to it hit the rev limiter, shift hard, hit the limit, run up the tailpipe of the guy...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
It was a good time! Free bikes. Free coffee....

It was a good time! Free bikes. Free coffee. Free pork sandwiches. The organizers were totally cool with me going for ride after ride even though I didn't live in South Dakota. But....get ready to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
FWIW: Cycle World just published a review of the...

FWIW: Cycle World just published a review of the same CVO Road Glide I got to ride. Makes me wonder if I had the stereo adjusted right. It wasn't that loud for me....no different than the old...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
Yeah, I know that Road Glide buffetting thing...

Yeah, I know that Road Glide buffetting thing first head. :) Fullface helmets make it bad. I found an open face really helped.

I cured mine with a madstad windshield. The CVO Road Glide i took...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
Good...and I was pushing near 100 mph windspeed. ...

Good...and I was pushing near 100 mph windspeed.

32 inseam, doctor says I'm 5/11.5

Airflow was better than I expected. I kinda wondered why I carry around a big fixed fairing with my ROad...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
I woulda liked to ride that. But....to reserve a...

I woulda liked to ride that. But....to reserve a bike, I had to skip a ride to get first in the reservation line. I wanted to ride as much as possible. Some bikes like the Fat Bob were always...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
For me, hands down: The Street. The motor is...

For me, hands down: The Street. The motor is very docile. Smooth down low, lots of power up high. Very predictable fueling. Such a small motor too...it would be easy to jack the bike up a lot and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
Ooops! I think I made a mistake. I musta been a...

Ooops! I think I made a mistake. I musta been a Wide Glide I rode. It wasn't a Softail...twin rear shocks and all. I get confused. THe pegs were forwards.

I'll go back and edit.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,947
Posted By Cakeeater
Harley Demo Day review

Last Saturday I found myself in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with time to kill. The local Harley dealership had a factory demo day. So I jumped in and rode a bunch of bikes.

I've only owned one...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 18,411
Posted By Cakeeater
The strangest thing about this case is that BMW...

The strangest thing about this case is that BMW wanted/asked/demanded that you pay $1,000.

I would think they either would have said: "Hey Dork, you voided your warranty. We pay nothing. Adios."...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Cakeeater
Not the stuff from China. :puke1:puke1:puke1 ...

Not the stuff from China. :puke1:puke1:puke1

That stuff seems to have a three year half-life.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Cakeeater
Dirtbikes: Plastic are awesome. Racebikes....

Dirtbikes: Plastic are awesome.
Racebikes. Plastics are awesome.
Touring bikes, cruisers, non-performace street bikes: Plastics suck.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 18,411
Posted By Cakeeater
No! All this back and forth ignores one...

No!

All this back and forth ignores one thing: BMW knew there would be guys like Steve when they drafted their warranty. They made the promise. He expected them to keep it.


Some BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 18,411
Posted By Cakeeater
4: Make an engine that doesn't frag in the...

4: Make an engine that doesn't frag in the warranty period.

(And I don't think that there would be any floodgates openning. Most riders are never going to do what the OP did in terms of mileage.)
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 18,411
Posted By Cakeeater
No. I didn't say commercially or in competition....

No. I didn't say commercially or in competition. I said using the vehicles as they were designed. BMW built this motorcycle to use on a track. Steve never said he entered a race.

If I buy a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 18,411
Posted By Cakeeater
Steve rides a lot at the track, and that means...

Steve rides a lot at the track, and that means riding fast.

18,000 miles is a lot for a bike that goes to the track!

And track riding means lots of revs and lots of braking.

And my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By Cakeeater
A Harley has the opposite engine dynamics of the...

A Harley has the opposite engine dynamics of the VFR. It has gobs of oomph down low, and then it runs out of steam fairly quickly. My stock 2011 dynoed at 83 ft lb of torque at something like 3500...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 18,411
Posted By Cakeeater
You are not wrong. Rev limiters only work...

You are not wrong.

Rev limiters only work running up the scale. Downshift by mistake or into the wrong gear and an engine will spin past redline. You can't stop physics, unless you had some...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 77,801
Posted By Cakeeater
Great pic! Cakeeater

Great pic!

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,408
Posted By Cakeeater
Yes. I'm positive. If it was all about...

Yes. I'm positive.

If it was all about political power, we'd be driving coal-powered cars (oops, I mean EVs in many states that use coal-powered generating plants); or EVs, as the power...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,206
Posted By Cakeeater
I'm sure Kojack will be along any minute to give...

I'm sure Kojack will be along any minute to give you his two cents....over, and over, and over.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,408
Posted By Cakeeater
Yes, but the main problem with any EV is getting...

Yes, but the main problem with any EV is getting electrons into whatever battery you have.

Imagine: you can invent a dime sized battery that will hold enough power to run a vehicle for say 100...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,408
Posted By Cakeeater
That's not an extreme position at all. It might...

That's not an extreme position at all. It might be in San Fran in your offices, but away from there it's pretty common sense.

If someone can design an electric bike or car or battery plant...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,408
Posted By Cakeeater
Most riders don't have the same perks as you, nor...

Most riders don't have the same perks as you, nor do they receive same workplace attaboys.

Electric vehicles are interesting, no doubt. But the simple fact remains that it takes a much longer...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,907
Posted By Cakeeater
There's a lot of people here who forget that it's...

There's a lot of people here who forget that it's great to ride any bike.

The Street is interesting to me because it's got similar performance to the CB750s back in the day -- which were called...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,907
Posted By Cakeeater
For what it's worth, I stopped by the Harley...

For what it's worth, I stopped by the Harley display at the Minnesota State Fair a week ago. I think 1.8 million went to that fair this year....and the Street was front and center and in it's own...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 77,801
Posted By Cakeeater
That's a purty long drink order you got. ...

That's a purty long drink order you got.

ABS is awesome, pure and simple. If a company doesn't offer it, I won't buy it, simple as that.

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 77,801
Posted By Cakeeater
It seems silly not to offer it as an option. ...

It seems silly not to offer it as an option.

I wouldn't buy a street bike without it.

It is a potential money maker for Polaris to offer it. Harley charges 800 for ABS on a Sportster. My...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,907
Posted By Cakeeater
Wait, I don't think I understand what you're...

Wait, I don't think I understand what you're saying.

Perhaps you should repeat it again another 463 times in a row. Then we might get it.

It also helps if YOU ONLY USE UPPER CASE LETTERS!!
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,907
Posted By Cakeeater
Looking forward to it. When I sat on the...

Looking forward to it.

When I sat on the Street 750 at a dealer it very much reminded me of the CB360 I had a teenager. General size, seating position, etc. And I saw that as a good thing.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,300
Posted By Cakeeater
Sheesh. Bickering aside, they drove a motorbike...

Sheesh. Bickering aside, they drove a motorbike pretty damn fast on the salt.

Good for Motus! Good for anyone who does that!

Their bikes are beautiful, and I'm such a big fan of smallblock...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By Cakeeater
This. Aerostich is awesome Cakeeater

This. Aerostich is awesome

Cakeeater
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,990
Posted By Cakeeater
Ha! I always thought Windjammers were...

Ha!

I always thought Windjammers were homely looking monsters. I did buy a Vetter "Quicksilver" tho....it was a smaller sportier frame mounted fairing. Put it on a KZ650 when I was 17 and it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,300
Posted By Cakeeater
Said this a few weeks ago: ps: Since a...

Said this a few weeks ago:


ps: Since a stock Blackbird hit 153 at bonneville a few years ago, I'd say a Motus should do 155 mph pretty easy.


Dang. My prediction missed it by a couple...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,561
Posted By Cakeeater
I find this a bit of a dumb thread. But, it...

I find this a bit of a dumb thread.

But, it hangs near the top of the forum, so I'll toss my coins into the fountain.

Me, my brothers, dad, cousins and a few close riding friends have owned...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,907
Posted By Cakeeater
Thanks. Interesting. It looks by the website...

Thanks. Interesting. It looks by the website that the KC plant would make all Street engines, even those for bikes assembled in India. That would be a good sign for future reliability.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,907
Posted By Cakeeater
A question...

Does anyone know where the engine and transmission are actually built?

As far as I understood, the Harley Indian plant (no pun intended:evil) is just a smaller assembly point, mainly to avoid...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Cakeeater
I must ride different roads. I always wear my...

I must ride different roads. I always wear my hiviz yellow aerostich jacket and often a full face on my HD and I get waved at plenty by other HD riders.

I just went to Sturgis this year, again,...
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