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Old 03-13-2007, 09:03 AM   #11
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Default Re: Riding with the Road King.

They did the same things with the KZ1000SP's. It's the training more than the bike.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:05 AM   #12
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LIAR! It's all about horspower! 200hp sportbike or it's crap!
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:13 AM   #13
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It's the saddest thing in the World to see 4 Road Kings, 2 Dyna's and 2 Choppaz all bein' towed around by a King-Cab Chevy full of Hardened Bikers(tm) (that are also mighty good friends, it seems!), and to see the active sneers on their RUB faces when I ride by them on I-95. Twice.



And they had Florida tags on truck and trailer, to boot.



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Old 03-13-2007, 11:26 AM   #14
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That's retarded.



And emabarassing.



How hard is it to ride 200 miles somewhere (or less).



Oh, that's right, anything over 50 miles is long distance as stated by the forum's resident gaybasher.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:35 PM   #15
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What was nearly as bad was the guys all loading their toy-haulers with their bikes at the rest-stop just south of Jacksonville. At least they rode that far.



3857 miles on this trip for me. A new personal record. My ass is sore. I'm tired. But, it was fun. I still had more fun on the bike in the Georgia Mountains than anywhere in Florida.



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Old 03-13-2007, 06:10 PM   #16
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I've got the Electra Glide varient. It's a big fat slow pig ......a big fat slow pig that's sooo comfortable and eats miles up like....well, like a hungry pig eats slop....cept for the mess part. I'll never stand up on the floor boards and ride a wheelie for miles on end but I feel better than I should after a 600 mile day in it's saddle.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:39 AM   #17
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Only if it weighs less that 350 lbs.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:42 AM   #18
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I think I've ridden 200 miles BY ACCIDENT once or twice.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:31 AM   #19
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"...the forks are located slightly aft of the steering head"



This is unique to the Road King and Road Glide models. It makes these large, heavy bikes handle much lighter.



I came to the RK by way of Honda's '98 ST1100 as my sport touring ride and the '99 Valkyrie as my highway munching tourer. My wife got her Road Glide after her '98 VFR kitted with bags and extended windscreen as her sport tourer and the Yamaha V-Star 1100 as her "big" touring bike. I mention these only to identify my perspective.



Both of us found the Harley's we have to be great touring bikes. She misses the cruising ability of her vstar at times but for a five or six thousand mile getaway the Glide is the only bike she'd have. I miss certain abilites of all bikes I've owned but specifically to the Valk the power was addictive but the very heavy front end became tiresome. It was a chore to turn the bike. At any speed that huge front end would tend to fall into the turn.



That unique steering head design was the best thing ever engineered into the big bikes. Both bikes are very sensitive to proper suspension adjustment and tire pressure. If the rear airshocks are even a few pounds off the front end losses stability. We carry a little zero-loss hand pump in the saddle bag to adjust for different loads and conditions. I don't know if this is because of the steering head or not but if it is it's a small price to pay for such great handeling bikes.



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Old 03-15-2007, 07:28 AM   #20
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Helped my buddy replace a missing screw on his Heritage today. Kinda cool just to find a screw from a junked lawnmower and have it fit perfectly. I did notice that his bike felt cramped compared to my 1150 GS and LeMans. I am not a big guy but you are forced up into a pocket between the buckhorn bars and small tank/big seat ergonomic position, it did feel confining. I put about 2000 miles on a Electra-Glide in Florida one spring and the bike quickly became an old friend on the backroads. An old, slow friend that seemed more like a 72 Chevy pickup instead of a bike. It was nice, cruising through the orange groves,listening to 50's music on the radio. Just don't try to pass a 18 wheeler into a headwind, I found out the hardway, I bet the driver is still laughing.
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