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Old 08-29-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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Great looking ride! Thanks for the write up.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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Good Writeup, Longride!

Harley has really been trying lately - all that work seems to have paid off with an extremely competent long-distance moto. Essentially, the only reason for me NOT to want to own one now is styling - and it's not like it's an ugly bike; the styling just isn't my bottle of Perrier.

Everything that I did NOT like about Harley (with the exception of the attitude of many riders of its bikes) is just-about gone.

Good job Harley!

Good job Longride!

Thanks for the opportunity to "tag along" on the ride.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:54 AM   #4
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The 'Stache lives on!
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Don't ya love it??
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:35 PM   #6
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Don't ya love it??
Is that a Harley-Davidson (TM) stick on 'stache?
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:13 PM   #7
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Pulsing of the ABS? I can see where that may be a bit annoying. My BMW is smooth as silk with the ABS and after it saving my bacon a dozen or more times I wouldn't want a touring rig without it. Ive driven a few cars where it feels like your on horizontal rain grooves while hard on the binders, guess this is something similar? At least they are putting brakes on them instead of the old single pot, single disk Flintstones method. One of these days, maybe, I'll be lured to the dark side.
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
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Pulsing of the ABS? I can see where that may be a bit annoying. My BMW is smooth as silk with the ABS and after it saving my bacon a dozen or more times I wouldn't want a touring rig without it. Ive driven a few cars where it feels like your on horizontal rain grooves while hard on the binders, guess this is something similar? At least they are putting brakes on them instead of the old single pot, single disk Flintstones method. One of these days, maybe, I'll be lured to the dark side.
You could drag your feet and it would stop shorter than a Ducati 1098R.
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:55 PM   #9
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You can actually feel the ABS kick in and then pulse at the lever or pedal. ABS never saved me once, since I never had it on any bike I ever owned. I did hit the ground overbraking and tucking the front on my CBX many years ago, but that really showed me that I needed to learn proper braking. Mashing the brakes with ABS just doesn't suit me.
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It's the Longride FSTACHE model!
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