Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2008, 10:15 AM   #11
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

They were out of lavender so I went with a dusty rose with silver concho's..the nice thing about a black bike is you can coordinate with a much wider range...
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 07-22-2008, 10:23 AM   #12
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seruzawa View Post
So, you dumped the Dyna?
yeah, I hated to do it but.......with all the wet weather here the ABS triple disc Brembos was enough right there plus back to hard bags so I can actually use the bike most of the time. It was a tough call but I use my bikes as transportation as do you, so the more different tasks I can do with the bike the better off i am
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 10:53 AM   #13
12er
Founding Member
 
12er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: SF
Posts: 2,801
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarnali2 View Post
They were out of lavender so I went with a dusty rose with silver concho's..the nice thing about a black bike is you can coordinate with a much wider range...
That hi viz with dusty rose and silver should be stunning.
12er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 11:10 AM   #14
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default well.......

Quote:
Originally Posted by 12er View Post
That hi viz with dusty rose and silver should be stunning.

....you never get a second chance to make a first impression
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 01:30 PM   #15
pushrod
Founding Member
 
pushrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Baja 'Bama
Posts: 3,642
Default

Sarnali,

The two issues I've heard of with the new FLHT's is they run really hot, and the back-seater gets toasted; and 6th gear is too high. Folks around here complain you need to be doing 70+ to use top gear. A couple of guys have already re-geared with new (bigger) rear 'sprockets'.

'Course, heat is a different problem here than in your corner of the country. It was so hot here (and a 'wet' heat, mind you!) yesterday - I saw a dog chasing a cat, and they were both Walkin'!
__________________
You would not understand,
this is not how I am...

I have become -
Comfortably Numb.
pushrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 01:42 PM   #16
BrowningBAR
Snuggles

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In a really, really, really old farmhouse
Posts: 4,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pushrod View Post
yesterday - I saw a dog chasing a cat, and they were both Walkin'!
Folks, pushrod is here all week. Be sure to try the veal and tip your waitress!

Goodnight!
BrowningBAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 02:51 PM   #17
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

Well a 96 in. motor is bound to kick off some heat...I don't have lowers so that helps and we only have 2 or 3 months at best where the temp is over 70 the rest of the year is usually 40's and 50's so a bike that throws off heat is not a bad thing...

I see 6th as being an overdrive gear, it runs around 2500rpm @ 70 with plenty of torque on tap so while it's not needed the average freeway speed here not counting rush hour is near 80 so 6th works for that
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 03:15 PM   #18
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarnali2 View Post
Well a 96 in. motor is bound to kick off some heat...I don't have lowers so that helps and we only have 2 or 3 months at best where the temp is over 70 the rest of the year is usually 40's and 50's so a bike that throws off heat is not a bad thing...

I see 6th as being an overdrive gear, it runs around 2500rpm @ 70 with plenty of torque on tap so while it's not needed the average freeway speed here not counting rush hour is near 80 so 6th works for that
Well a DFO or some such device would fatten up the mixture a bit and eliminate some of that heat.

Every brand new bike runs really lean these days to satisfy the envirowackos.
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 06:04 PM   #19
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default

I think Harley has a re-flash if you ask to help with the heat. They can only do it after the sale for obvious reasons.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 09:54 PM   #20
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

So far it's running like a champ so I don't want to mess around just yet, it was barely 68 today so it's not much of a problem yet
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off