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Old 07-22-2008, 10:15 AM   #11
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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...
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:23 AM   #12
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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
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:53 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:10 AM   #14
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That hi viz with dusty rose and silver should be stunning.

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Old 07-22-2008, 01:30 PM   #15
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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'!
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yesterday - I saw a dog chasing a cat, and they were both Walkin'!
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:51 PM   #17
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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
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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.
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:04 PM   #19
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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.
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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
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