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#552192 - 12/23/09 04:14 PM Re: question to any Harley riders [Re: Capt G 55]  
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Here's my 99 RK with around 90k miles on it.


Shot with FinePix Z1 at 2008-09-12


Al (that's not my picture!)
06 RT

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
Ernest Hemingway
#552208 - 12/23/09 04:58 PM Re: question to any Harley riders [Re: Boone60]  
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Originally Posted By: Boone60
My buddy rides the frame mounted Roadglide, and will not go back to a Roadking. This spring, I told him about co-workers that ride UltraClassics complaining about arm fatigue, and how the heavy winds were shoving them around, the day after we had went on a 100 mile ride. I hadn't noticed the wind on my RT, and my friend mentioned the Ultras with the frame mounted windshields in the crosswinds beat-up the arms on those guys.


After riding a naked R80RT with a pretty big bars-mounted windscreen for a few years, I installed a super Saeng fairing-windscreen, modified to mount on the chassis. Although I expected a big change, I noticed hardly any difference in how much fuss gusts of wind caused.

What does that mean?

PS. This thread has certainly moved me to re-examine my deeply held typical BMW-rider prejudices. Of course, it has been quite a while since we used to be offended to be considered only a Cadillac (or even Rolls-Royce) of bikes (certainly true of the precision-made /2). But there is still quite a gap between BMW design and the less-than-Lada Harley design (I have in mind the way things are made and bolted together, not to mention the historic-preservation issues). Even if an HD is a fun ride sometimes.

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R1100S, 1999 (don't know much about other models)
Riding 52 years but only last 47 on BMW boxers
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(includes a 6400 mile trip, 20 days, with wife to LA)
#552499 - 12/24/09 02:48 PM Re: question to any Harley riders [Re: Old Bill]  
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Agree. If I had to sell one or the other I think I'd have a real problem. Like a wise man once said it's like having a few girlfriends, they all do something different. Adding is more fun than reducing inventory.


2011 Kawasaki Concours 1400
04 K1200GT
04 RT(sold)
02 Road King Classic (sold)
02 Kawasaki ZZR 1200 (sold)
01 Low Rider (sold)
#552848 - 12/25/09 07:12 PM Re: question to any Harley riders [Re: kinchy]  
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Don't forget the HD V-Rod line -- lots of fun and the most "European" of the Harley line up -- especially the VRSCR Street Rod model. My Street Rod always makes me smile. Here's link to the SR with our old R1100RT (since replaced by a K1300GT).
http://gallery.me.com/remphoto#100730


2010 Honda Goldwing
2009 BMW K1300GT
2006 HD VRSCR (Street Rod)
1999 BMW R1100RT
1982 Yamaha Seca 750

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#552850 - 12/25/09 07:37 PM Re: question to any Harley riders [Re: Rphoto]  
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Boone60 the Ultra windscreen and fiaring is fork mounted not frame, I had an 07 and can tell you that the Roadglide(frame mounted) is more stable like the RT. I still have one HD, but I walk past it to get on the BMW every day.


06 R1200GSA Too much fun to be legal!
07 r1200rt (gone to a loving home.)
03 Buell Blast (sold)
97 FLST full custom(gone finaly)
Glenn Willis, IUOE Local 12 Steward, general all around PITA.
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