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Old 01-10-2007, 06:25 AM   #31
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I guess he made out ok pulling his boat with his KLR.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:31 AM   #32
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True enough. 1st year designs almost always have some unknown glitch pop up.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:10 AM   #33
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I put off total geezerdom with a RSwarrior. Had a 2001 V-Max but knew it was time, but not quite that (HD)time.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:13 AM   #34
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Was going to reply, but then realized that Seruzawa already covered it adequately.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:22 AM   #35
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kpaul thinks this may be a sign of a more serious illness. Since you didn't specify your reasons for riding you Ducati less often and you may not realize the true reason, kpaul will do a brief root cause analysis (RCA)


Possible causes

[*]Watching too much Faux News.
[*]Your hair has suddenly changed to gray
[*]You have an urge to grow a pony tail
[*]You are lonely and want to become member of a sisterhood oops I mean brotherhood
[*]You find that you would rather drink beer and talk about riding
[*]You are surrounded by folks who say you should act your age and wear chaps
[*]Your belly is too big to rest against the tank and still have your arms reach the bars


Possible cures

[*]Have a doctor check your testosterone levels. Shots may be needed.
[*]Go to the gym
[*]Channel block Faux News
[*] Spend more time on MO instead of the bar
[*]Test ride a GSXR1000 and Harley back to back on a twisty road



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Old 01-10-2007, 07:25 AM   #36
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An oversized rotor, steel braided lines and galfer green pads are around $500. I bought the M.A.P. Engineering rotor kit, stopped great but had to buy Progressive fork springs once I had an actual brake on the KLR. So about $700 and it will stop and handle a lot better. Much cheaper than a new KTM, though the KTM is sorted out of the box, instead of the $2k+ mods I had to do to my KLR.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:45 AM   #37
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Seriously, I agree with seruzawa....I am your age but I haven't found the urge to ride a Harley yet. However, I have only ridden for 5 years and like sarnali2 I live near some really nice twisty roads. Plus I ride a superior modern inline 4 vs your antique V-Twin...Just kidding..
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:47 AM   #38
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And just how else will you know if you like one or not? Some little test ride of some buddies bike ain't gonna cut it. Park the Duc. You can always unpark it.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:54 AM   #39
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I'm a couple of years ahead of you. I'd been looking for a new bike for over five years, and had never even ridden a Harley Davidson, when the 35th Anniversary Super Glide photos were released, and it was just perfect. Looked just like the magazine ad I taped to the wall above my head when I was just a little guy--maybe 8? I tracked one down at Gainesville (Florida) HD, drove up and bought the thing, and I've been riding the ****ens out of it ever since. I love it, and it makes me smile every time I look at it. If the Super Glide looks right to you, go for it and enjoy it. I don't ride in packs, don't hang around at dealers, and don't wear black leather chaps. I do ride in rain and slop, and don't spend every waking hour detailing the thing. The Harley guys say I ride it like a BMW, which I take as a compliment. It still looks great.



I'd say go for it, and I'll wave when I see you!



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Old 01-10-2007, 07:57 AM   #40
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Now you just need to cobble up a fiberglass boattail rear fender to make it look like the real deal!



H-D did a nice job with your bike. I really like it.
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