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Sep 10th 2020, 06:08 AM   #46
 
  Sep 2020
  USA

For me Harley will be constantly number 1. I got it from my father, he is already 11 years old and I ride like a new one. I had to change the spark plugs only once. Usually, when there are problems with the engine, it is worth paying attention immediately to the spark plugs, then from this to try to somehow build a strategy for repair. That's why I have recently changed the spark plugs on my Harley, and in fact, one of them is out of order, but I decided to change the set so that there would be no relapses. It is good that at least I was able to find in the network what would be better to replace them with. Already replaced just the same decided to study the material about Spark Plugs For Harley Davidson https://allforharley.com/best-spark-...rley-davidson/ and there was already able to pick up one of the options I need. Look for yourself, a very individual situation, it is just painted for what years of production need which spark plugs. Already from this you can pick up and for yourself, with such a problem is better to do it immediately.

Edited by Ramon on Sep 10th 2020 at 06:53 AM
Sep 10th 2020, 06:16 AM   #47
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  600RR
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Originally Posted by Ramon
For me Harley will be constantly number 1. I got it from my father, he is already 11 years old and I ride like a new one.
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Is this the Orange mans Russian handler?
Sep 10th 2020, 09:05 AM   #48
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

Kiev is not in Russia, and why be so rude to a visitor?

Edit: I confess now I'm baffled by the dead link to a suspended site

Edit: Aaaaand now the site works. What an amazing coincidence.
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Edited by WarpShatner7 on Sep 10th 2020 at 11:35 AM Reason: hmmm
Sep 11th 2020, 07:41 AM   #49
 MikeMikeMike's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Lol it’s an add for spark plugs...
Oct 11th 2020, 11:54 AM   #50
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
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Originally Posted by 307T
You know, it always amazes me that so many people piss on H-D. It's a motorcycle. If Harley-Davidson goes out of business then we are all poorer for the loss.
Maybe we actually do care about HD, and what a disappointment it is that America does not seem to be able to produce a competent Sportbike. Yes, Buell was on the right track, but really could not support itself. Maybe some of these new Electric bikes will turn out to be pretty cool (and reasonably priced) eventually.

I've seen several custom Sportsters which looked REALLY good (Black Bike?) that Harley could have easily produced and sold a ton of, instead of their stupid 'Street' series which has already failed. HD is and always has been hamstrung by their Past and completely unable to think outside the Box. The same thing happened to Porsche, BMW, and Jaguar, among others, but they were able to evolve and move on successfully.
Oct 11th 2020, 04:31 PM   #51
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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Originally Posted by motoman
Maybe we actually do care about HD, and what a disappointment it is that America does not seem to be able to produce a competent Sportbike. Yes, Buell was on the right track, but really could not support itself.
HD would only allow Eric to sell his bikes at HD Dealerships, (first time I ever went into a Harley shop was to look at a Buell). HD also restricted Eric form developing his designs the way he wanted.

Had they allowed Buell's to be sold at dealers that sold non HD brands and allowed Eric more freedom I think Buell would have been profitable and would still be around. A niche bike yes but if the brand was showing a profit, so what.
Oct 11th 2020, 08:12 PM   #52
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
I liked the Buell, but I don't know why HD had to rely on him alone to develop a Sport bike... And the early ones were definitely trash.

I don't know what goes on in the HD Boardroom, but you'd think they could start a new Division to develop a Sport bike, or at least a non-Cruiser. I guess they've always been deathly afraid of alienating their Core customers, who are now dying off, or at least not buying new HD's at anywhere near the rate they used to. The V-Rod was OK, at least it was an effort, but the real standout was the VR1000 which they raced. If only they had developed that bike and brought it to Market, things might be different. There was also that XLCR which was definitely a step in the right direction.

Oh well. It's too late now. I don't see how they can survive, and I don't think they can pour cash into a new direction at this late date...
Oct 11th 2020, 09:41 PM   #53
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
The electric bikes featured in Long Way Up look promising.
Oct 12th 2020, 11:08 AM   #54
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

Those bikes look pretty damn good; ideal geometry and the way they handle the road conditions and especially the washboard in ep 6 is impressive. I'd gladly pay 2/5ths of the asking price for one, if the actual production version lives up to it.

So far they've never shown H-D mechanics being flown in at stupid factory-eaten expense to replace broken or failed parts (unlike Rivian), but there's an awful lot of selective editing that goes on in these shows.
Oct 12th 2020, 01:43 PM   #55
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
The Harley techs that do appear seem to understand the needs of the riders. They get it and even anticipate what is needed. Nice to see they are in no way clueless about adventure riding.

I expected this might be a shitshow where every episode is trying to keep the bikes together. Nothing of the sort.

This movie has raised my respect for Harley higher than it has ever been. I would buy a bike from them, if I could afford it. (I basically had no respect for them before this.)

And, I gotta say that I am proud to see Ewen and Charley wearing their Harley T-shirts on their e-bikes in far-flung parts of the world. It doesn’t carry the chauvinism of Harley shirts worn in our part of the world.
Oct 18th 2020, 04:18 PM   #56
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

We're like halfway through the third Long Way series and they still have yet to fight their way out of a bar. I'm losing my faith in these guys.
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Oct 19th 2020, 07:16 AM   #57
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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 motoman
Maybe we actually do care about HD, and what a disappointment it is that America does not seem to be able to produce a competent Sportbike.
Same reason they've never really managed to make a competent production sports car (the Cobra was actually based on a British car). It's not who we are. Our racing all started around circles, not squiggles. Think about it, auto racing in the US started on a beach oval, and motorcycle racing started on board track circles. Then we decided to race in straight lines. Power was more important than handling. Speed more important than stopping.

Europe, on the other hand, started racing between towns and bars on twisty country roads. Their cars and motorcycles developed along those lines. Being able to corner and stop was actually more important than huge amounts of horsepower.

We built Harleys and Cadillacs and they built Ducattis and Triumphs.
Oct 19th 2020, 12:02 PM   #58
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  Jan 2016
  Emmett Idaho

  2010 Honda Goldwing, 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650, 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 1995 Honda PC800
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Originally Posted by 1shinysideup
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Is this the Orange mans Russian handler?
Not sure what that means. Care to explain?
Oct 19th 2020, 12:45 PM   #59
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
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Originally Posted by Rustydust
Not sure what that means. Care to explain?
I'm not sure I would've admitted I didn't know...
Oct 20th 2020, 08:32 AM   #60
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  600RR
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Originally Posted by Rustydust
Not sure what that means. Care to explain?


ok I'll bite, the link went to what I thought was a Russian website turns out I don't know Geography it was from Kiev which is not in Russia, now it (at least did) goes to a Spark plug site.

Edited by 1shinysideup on Oct 20th 2020 at 12:43 PM
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