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Nov 22nd 2017, 10:44 AM   #121
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
This thread reminds me of

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:52 AM   #122
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
anyone else's heart jump when he slid the rear on that right?
Nov 22nd 2017, 12:15 PM   #123
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
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anyone else's heart jump when he slid the rear on that right?
Yeah that was mechanical traction control. Lay it over until it grinds hard parts and picks up the back tire, limiting traction.
Nov 22nd 2017, 01:19 PM   #124
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  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
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New softail is designed to be a tour and/or bar hopper. Thoughts?
Btw how can a bike be a "bar hopper"? Hoping you mean "milk bar" .....
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Nov 22nd 2017, 02:09 PM   #125
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Btw how can a bike be a "bar hopper"? Hoping you mean "milk bar" .....
I hope you're being sarcastic.

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Nov 22nd 2017, 04:25 PM   #126
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Went for a ride today down to Bellevue, I mean it was 60 degrees and I had the day off, how could I not, lol.

One bike worth looking into is the new Fat Bob. Seriously.



Looks are subjective, I'm not a fan of a couple things on the front, like the head light or the handle bars, but the balance on it is very interesting. It feels very light weight when you toss it between your legs, more like 400lbs instead of 700lbs, it's instantly noticeable. With the rake change and a few other changes they've done to it, it seems to be on par with an LR-S (though why they gave it forward controls makes me wonder a bit on what Mids feel like, because I can toss a bike better with mids than forwards)

If I didn't have the Lowrider S it would be contending for which Harley to buy. But it seems to have lost a bit of the Harley charm and character in the new engine and small things like how the tank looks when you sit on it, leaving the LR-S to still be the golden ticket for me. A lot of the cool factor on a Harley is how the bike physically feels when you touch it (materials) and how that engine feels when you crank on it. Plus the Fat Bob comes in 107 and 114 sized engines, and the 110 of the LR-S stands up to the 114... and can be turned into a 117ci (aka "Holy s*** mode)


This bike seems to be splitting a lot of people. So if nothing else if you're interested in something different by Harley, maybe check it out.

And the rear fender with that tire is sexy as hell in person, just saying.
Nov 22nd 2017, 04:44 PM   #127
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50 & C90T, 2018 Indian Scout 1131
Harley has a number of Bobberesque models in the 2018 lineup, they gotta get young blood to take interest in HD...or they will fail.

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Nov 22nd 2017, 05:09 PM   #128
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Harley has a number of Bobberesque models in the 2018 lineup, they gotta get young blood to take interest in HD...or they will fail.

Harley-Davidson USA
That can be said for all the manufacturers. The entire industry continues downward in sales. Sure there are couple of the smaller manufacturers that have seen gains, but overall the industry is losing new buyers.

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Nov 22nd 2017, 05:54 PM   #129
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
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Btw how can a bike be a "bar hopper"? Hoping you mean "milk bar" .....
With some old good ultra-violence?

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Nov 22nd 2017, 06:01 PM   #130
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
when I say I got away from Harleys, which I actually liked a LOT. My Harleys were the shit. but I was missing the thing I love about riding, which is (promoted for heavy z1000 content):

https://youtu.be/UgL_QdEv6zM

and DAHM that KTM 790 track video section is gonna sell MANY motorcycles. W007
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Nov 22nd 2017, 06:11 PM   #131
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by Sentinel
when I say I got away from Harleys, which I actually liked a LOT. My Harleys were the shit. but I was missing the thing I love about riding, which is (promoted for heavy z1000 content):



and DAHM that KTM 790 track video section is gonna sell MANY motorcycles. W007
And that's where we differ. Cruisers, and specifically Harleys, have shown me that I actually enjoy the more relaxed pace they bring more than I enjoyed the hyperness that riding fast brought. Even now, when I ride the CBR, it's at a much more relaxed pace. A side benefit, I don't have to stress about seeing a cop.

Fortunately I do have both the Harley and the CBR, that way I have a choice based on my mood. Not sure what I'd do if someone told me I had to get rid of one.

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Nov 23rd 2017, 12:45 AM   #132
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  May 2016
  Happy Valley area (Clackamas)

  SV650S Silver, HD Sportster
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Originally Posted by VeritasImageryNW
As I have so often pointed out to you, the majority of American riders disagree with you. Why? Because there is one thing you forget, American cruiser riders want an American cruiser. They want that big chuck of metal that carries an engine that pounds in your chest. They want something that looks similar to those bikes of older. They want something they can alter to fit their needs, their personality. They want everything you disdain about Harleys. And that is why no import cruiser will ever be a "better" cruiser. You stay stuck on numbers being the sole defining mark of "better", but the reality is that "better" to the American rider is more about "feelings", about tradition, heritage, about being connected to something more than horsepower, top speed, lean angles, lap times and stopping distances. Once you decide to let go of your numbers then maybe you'll understand. But until then, remember that you are in the minority.
Boy...I don't know exactly how "American" my Sportster is...but...I suspect...by US manufacturing and FTC standards...not very...I know it doesn't say "Made in the USA" anywhere on the frame...although it does have a teamsters union tag...and I'm pretty sure the frame, gas tank, fenders and motor are mostly made here...but...all of the electrical...suspension...wheels...lights...well.. .suffice to say it's not at least 85% Made in the USA...like say...a Toyota Tacoma or something...

If I had to guess...I would say the Sporty is about 60-ish% American...the big HD cruisers with the Chinese and/or Thai plastics...probably far less...the Honda Goldwing is probably more American-made (1981-2009)...I would imagine.

When Willie G. and friends resuscitated HD...make no mistake...it became a supply-chain motorcycle...just like everybody else's...Showa, Nippondenso, Keihin, Delphi, etc...these are not American companies...

Edited by ShootPDX on Nov 23rd 2017 at 01:42 AM
Nov 23rd 2017, 01:03 AM   #133
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  May 2016
  Happy Valley area (Clackamas)

  SV650S Silver, HD Sportster
There are about 9 million registered motorcycles in the United States...somewhere in the neighborhood of 35% of those (being generous) are Harley-Davidsons...period. I understand there is a semi-fictional and Harley-created "over 600cc or 800 pounds"...or whichever comes first...marketing segment...but...for the relevant exercise...and to keep the numbers honest...it's 35%...and crashing...hard...

So...most Americans are practical...and poor...and the preponderance of motorcycles...on the actual roads of our great nation...are not Harleys...in spite of what you may have heard...here or elsewhere...

That said...I ride the Sportster every time the weather breaks...

Edited by ShootPDX on Nov 23rd 2017 at 01:35 AM
Nov 25th 2017, 11:10 AM   #134
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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One bike worth looking into is the new Fat Bob. Seriously....... So if nothing else if you're interested in something different by Harley, maybe check it out.
"Different"?! I do not think that word means what you think it means?
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Nov 25th 2017, 03:10 PM   #135
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Different in the same way Porsche Cayenne is different from the 911s? Change too much it's no longer a Harley.

But sit on one and you'll see what I mean, the balance is quite a bit different. A bit surprising.
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