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Title: Harley Davidson - Share your photos and information/news here
Post by: TVB on March 19, 2014, 05:18:18 pm
Harley Davidson Cruisers ;D

I have never thought that there would come a day in my life where I would be a ‘converted fan’ of a cruiser and that a Harley Davidson! :3some:

However, as we all know some Wild Dogs own a broad range of bikes from commuters, cafe racers and even Cruisers.

It’s not for all a thing about age  :peepwall: . You will always hear people say; ‘I am not yet ready for a cruiser’
However, have you seen Harley’s of late? The Bobbers (883 and 1200’s)
They are just awesome cruisers and the quality is up there with the Italian market if not better in some cases  :deal: .

I was at Centurion Yamaha today and there was a 1200 Harley Davidson Bobber parked next to Yamaha’s very own ‘Bolt’ which is in direct competition.
Honestly – there is no comparison in fit and finish and overall quality. The Yamaha’s rough surfaces on the frame, triple clamps and even the ‘digital’ dash looked so inferior. The attention to detail on the Harley, it is like a piece of art....yes yes I would not mind one ok! :laughing4: :laughing4:

Who else own a Harley? Post some pictures and share some information please!


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Post by: TVB on March 19, 2014, 05:22:25 pm
I am looking forward to the release of the XL1200T (T for touring) in the second quarter of the year
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Post by: Lem on March 19, 2014, 05:30:46 pm
if you want a cruiser...stick to what you know. It doesn't matter if Japanese cruisers costs less, accelerates faster, corners faster, they will NEVER steal the Harley spotlight.

certain models tend to resurface every three years or so

the base bike in your picture was called a Sportster Low around 2010. Stick on some panniers & a screen (out of the catalogue) and, Voila! you have a tourer

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Post by: Offshore on March 19, 2014, 06:23:02 pm
The quality of HD is top notch. People that talk kark about them are jealous. :3some:
This is my 2003 Deuce 100th Aniversary. I would not like to own only a HD but there should be one in every Stable.
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Post by: Mapog on March 19, 2014, 06:46:02 pm
Had a black Dyna Wide Glide and a Springer classic. In the NC there isnt that many nice tarred roads so I ended up selling them and took to our marvellous gravel roads and never looked back.
Must admit though, their built qaulity is top.
Nice solid bike. Overengineerd.
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Post by: TVB on March 19, 2014, 06:51:50 pm
I agree Lem, they will always be the 'name in cruisers'. That unique burble of the V twin and attention to detail!

Offshore your bike is stunning! Must have added quite a few farkles from the HD catalouge!


The Harley in the first picture is the 2014 XL1200T sportster selling for R135K.
Have a look on their weppage
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Post by: Wayne on March 19, 2014, 08:11:19 pm
After having taken one for a spin, i would definitely own one.
Title: Re: Harley Davidson - Share your photos and information/news here
Post by: Lem on March 19, 2014, 08:12:27 pm
Offshore, in November 1999 I had to undergo surgery, the day after my Standard 9 final exam.

My brother bought me the December Bark Essay, which had the 2000 Softail Deuce on the cover. I fell in love with that bike right there & then.  It must be that straight line on the rear fender & the thick rear tire.

Then, whenever I read threads about arrogant service or lack of any service from the BMW/KTM/Yamaha & Honda dealers, I think Harley owners must have a chuckle at it. Because, even if my nett worth is not as much as a new Sportster & I'm wearing shorts when I enter the Harley showroom I have allways recieved wonderful service from both the Tygervalley & Cape Quarter branch. You just WANT to buy something from them, even if its a coffee mug. They have made me go on Demo days on several times, because they know, I'm a future customer. Wifey approves as well.  

And aabout the bikes....Sportsters have allways been really good value for money.  

I've never ridden a Sportster though.

 
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Post by: Nodrog 74 on March 19, 2014, 08:39:04 pm
TVB, having read some of your posts and knowing that you have owned a 1200 explorer previously, I take it you not a small guy. That 1200 sportster is a small bike . Not knocking a 1200 sportster in anyway, it is a  nimble bike in comparison to the Big Twins but you would get bored with it fairly quickly.

If you like the styling of the sportster then you must look at the Dyna Range from HD. I own a Streetbob myself, which is a great all rounder and didn't cost me an arm and a leg to purchase and customise. Plenty bargains to be had if you troll gumtree and other similar sites . Harley's are cheap to maintain and pretty bullet proof in comparison to other brands and definitely built better than other brands of cruisers. Haters will say otherwise but most people that knock them have usually never owned one, never mind ridden one.

As with any bike, they all have their own uniqueness in the market place.


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Post by: TVB on March 19, 2014, 09:02:05 pm
Hi Nodrog 74! I am a beefy 110kg's, and 176cm. I stopped at Harley Davidson Zambezi last Saturday and did not even get of the KLR. The motor was still running. Girl on the back as well. (Now honestly must say the KLR feels like a toy after owning rather big bikes befor which include several road bikes in the litre class)
The next moment one of the salesman approached us and invite us in for a chat and a test ride. Unfortunately we had to go somewhere else and declined but promised to be back soon for a test ride. That after I briefly told him I can't affort a Harley straight away, I first need to land a contract. So he said no worries, but please come and visit us and 'you and your girl' go for a nice test ride! I immediately turned around and told Marianne that this is my kind of people, even friendly and inviting afer he heard I could not affort one at this point in time.  I will always love my adventures on DS bikes, but I will definately become a HD owner! I totally agree with Lem's view and experience.

I know I will land a contract abroad again (hopefully sooner thab later) and will have a look at the Dyna and the new 'T' Sportster. It is on my bucket list to do long road trips on a HD, and its seems the 'T' has got a bigger fuel tank and lockable saddle bags. The screen is apparently a Quick release. However, should I find the Sportster to small I will definately have a look at the Dyna....the other models are unfortunately priced very steep and out of range!

Cheers!
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Post by: Offshore on March 19, 2014, 09:02:56 pm
TVB, having read some of your posts and knowing that you have owned a 1200 explorer previously, I take it you not a small guy. That 1200 sportster is a small bike . Not knocking a 1200 sportster in anyway, it is a  nimble bike in comparison to the Big Twins but you would get bored with it fairly quickly.

If you like the styling of the sportster then you must look at the Dyna Range from HD. I own a Streetbob myself, which is a great all rounder and didn't cost me an arm and a leg to purchase and customise. Plenty bargains to be had if you troll gumtree and other similar sites . Harley's are cheap to maintain and pretty bullet proof in comparison to other brands and definitely built better than other brands of cruisers. Haters will say otherwise but most people that knock them have usually never owned one, never mind ridden one.

As with any bike, they all have their own uniqueness in the market place.



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Post by: Nodrog 74 on March 19, 2014, 09:20:09 pm
Here's a pic of my Bob, blacked out and no longer stock by any means.

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww279/Nodrog74/IMG_0321.jpg)
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Post by: TVB on March 19, 2014, 09:35:29 pm
Stunning, and they even look better in real life!  :3some: :thumleft:
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Post by: Nodrog 74 on March 19, 2014, 09:49:31 pm
Thanks TVB.

A contract will come your way and you will be able to fill your bucket list.

If you not stuck on buying new, you can get a decent deal and with low mileage. I do my own maintenance and customising which keeps the costs down , Harley's are easy enough to work on, just make sure you got a decent set of imperial sockets and spanners as well as a good set of Torx. Try import any aftermarket parts yourself, the local guys bump the prices big time.

Average oil change on my Harley costs me around R400.00 for oil, filter and plugs takes me 30 minutes  :ricky:
Straight forward oil change from the dealer on my explorer R 1350.00  :eek7:
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Post by: whitedelight on March 19, 2014, 10:06:59 pm
This was my first Harley. Loved it and realized what all the fuss was about.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/whitedelight/6173b7h_20.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/whitedelight/media/6173b7h_20.jpg.html)

Then the missus wanted something a little more comfy ,so traded in the VRod on a 2009 Road King Classic. Took a lot of getting used to,but once you learnt ride it the wait is meant to be ridden,then it all makes sense.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/whitedelight/Facebook/Graaff%20Reinet/1277155_808225595873765_1360775963_o.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/whitedelight/media/Facebook/Graaff%20Reinet/1277155_808225595873765_1360775963_o.jpg.html)


If you really keen on a Harley,then seriously think about buying second hand. There are lots of bargains to be had,especially after summer..I bought my VRod privately for R105k,and 18 months later traded it in for the same price . Buying a new bike is cool,but huge savings to be had buying used.

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Post by: Wild Hearted Son on March 20, 2014, 07:19:28 am
Tvb, I am not a big oke, 177cm & 80kg but I look fairly cramped up on my Sportster.
As mentioned by others, IMHO a Dyna is the way to go
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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 07:24:02 am
I've dug up a few pics from demo days over the years

This was the 1st Harley I ever rode

A Softail Custom. The leaning back seating position & 21 inch front wheel did not work well for me. Felt a bit bumpy. I didn't enjoy this one very much. But somebody else might.
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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 07:30:45 am
But after a chat about a fatter front wheel, floorboards & wide handlebars I got a ride on this:

Softail Fatboy Special in Denim Black.  :drif:

super comfortable and just so beautifully put together  :eek7:
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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 07:34:44 am
Then, a few months later I asked if I could take Anmar out for breakfast on her birthday....

....on a Heritage Softail

little bit blingy for my taste, & had mini ape hanger type bars & quiet exhausts. It just didn't feel as alive as the Softail Fatboy Special. Made a few heads turn though.

Two years later I married this girl.
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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 07:41:59 am
On the next Demo day I got hold of a monster

The seriously fast V-Rod Muscle.

probably the most heavy on fuel bike I can think of. probably due to my right wrist clinging on for dear life.

It is uncomfortable, it does not look like a Harley, sound like a Harley. It's not meant for cruising.  It's not meant for handling either.

But I forgive it for all it's faults, because it redlines @ 9500 rpm.

I love this bike
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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 07:45:59 am
Then I took the Dyna Fatbob out for a ride

what a superb machine!

It's like an ice cold 500ml glass bottle of Coke, perfect for one.

I didn' t stop for any photo that day (so I got one off the internet), just wanted to keep on riding it. great handling, superb brakes. This is the one I would recommend to just about anyone.
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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 07:51:31 am
And then, the last one I rode (have been saving since  :snorting:)

This is my dream touring bike.

It's just perfect for me & Anmar in every way.

The Road King. This one was still the 96 cubic inch model, but had Screamin Eagles on.

This was the 1st Harley I could confidently say I would ride Cape Town to Johannesburg on any day. It is THAT comfortable. 
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Post by: Gérrard on March 20, 2014, 07:52:02 am
Then, a few months later I asked if I could take Anmar out for breakfast on her birthday....

....on a Heritage Softail

little bit blingy for my taste, & had mini ape hanger type bars & quiet exhausts. It just didn't feel as alive as the Softail Fatboy Special. Made a few heads turn though.

Two years later I married this girl.

You should have taken the bike... much cheaper and a lot less trouble in the long run  :imaposer:
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Post by: Pavlovski on March 20, 2014, 07:53:25 am
I miss my 1200Sportster...had a full Screaming Eagle performance conversion done on it with some other xtras (think harley's have more xtras than the Beemer 1200ADV). Sold it to make space for a small car for the wife.

My dream harley is the CVO Street glide.
If I am correct this is the standard street glide
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Post by: Gérrard on March 20, 2014, 07:54:48 am
On my ride last Sunday stopped at a coffee shop and saw a Road King parked there. Asked the guy if I could sit on it.

Yip, its the one alright  :thumleft:
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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 07:57:21 am
Then, a few months later I asked if I could take Anmar out for breakfast on her birthday....

....on a Heritage Softail

little bit blingy for my taste, & had mini ape hanger type bars & quiet exhausts. It just didn't feel as alive as the Softail Fatboy Special. Made a few heads turn though.

Two years later I married this girl.

You should have taken the bike... much cheaper and a lot less trouble in the long run  :imaposer:

 :spitcoffee:

haha, Jup. You'll rethink that statement once you meet her. Hopefully when we do our long trip in June.  :thumleft:
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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 08:03:14 am
I miss my 1200Sportster...had a full Screaming Eagle performance conversion done on it with some other xtras (think harley's have more xtras than the Beemer 1200ADV). Sold it to make space for a small car for the wife.

My dream harley is the CVO Street glide.
If I am correct this is the standard street glide

Yes Pavlovski, the CVO has dual headlights inside a fairing that is shaped on a downward angle. Looks MEAN! I see a lot of them on that Born to Ride show about Arlen Ness.
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Post by: TVB on March 20, 2014, 08:42:37 am
Thanks to everyone for the advise as I am just like mentioned 'converted' Harley Davidson' lover' :thumleft:

I would love to have a Fatbob Dyna in 'denim color'! Looks awesome and will definately when (not if  :peepwall: ) I land that contract start looking for low mialage second hand examples on Gum tree and OLX and maybe even ask you okes to keep an eye as well.

Life is to short to 'only dream', one got to have the true bread HD in your stable!
I was a fireman and medic for years and just took a change one day and said enough! I decided to change my life and start chasing dreams. As some of you may recall I've been all over the world, really done well as freelance medic till the unexpected divorce in 2012 which left me without a contract (it was ended due to 'risk of having as sad man onboard' lol ) Although only 45 already to 'old' for many contracts and the market is flooded with medics. I have however had good feedback on a UN contract as well as one in Southen Iraq on oil rigs. Both with waiting periods to start of 3-4 months.

Whatch this space and please keep on sharing/posting pictures and experiences!

Cheers :)
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Post by: Nodrog 74 on March 20, 2014, 08:54:41 am
Good things come to Good People.

Add a trip through Death Valley and Sturgis Bike week in the States to that Bucket List of dreams, you won't be sorry.
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Post by: TVB on March 20, 2014, 08:59:29 am
Good things come to Good People.

Add a trip through Death Valley and Sturgis Bike week in the States to that Bucket List of dreams, you won't be sorry.

Have you done it? Please tell us more...photos? (Or a link?)
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Post by: Dirty Boy on March 20, 2014, 09:06:04 am
@ Offshore

Is this your property ? Im sure I saw a story about this garage but cant remember the outcome. Are the garage doors only half height or is that an optical illusion. Does the owner drive a Lotus Europa (the lowest car I can think of) ?

Or was the builder drunk ?
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Post by: Sylvester on March 20, 2014, 09:20:45 am
I was fortunate to visit the HD factory at York Pennsylvania in 2008.  Was awesome to see their attention to detail.  Takes up to 12 days to paint a custom Harley petrol tank.  If the smallest paint blister is found on the completed tank, the whole job is redone.  Everything is pretty much hand assembled.

I never owned a Harley but used to rent them two or three times a year and me and wifey would go touring somewhere for a couple of days.  Used to get the Electra Glide.  Now considering the bike weighing 345kg, adding me and wife and luggage, you end up with a rig of over half a ton going up and down the lowveld mountain passes.  Was still one of our greatest biking experiences.  One could really ride the whole day in that saddle with no aches or pains.  Also the only bike my wife would often fall asleep at the back.     
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Post by: Offshore on March 20, 2014, 09:25:31 am
@ Offshore

Is this your property ? Im sure I saw a story about this garage but cant remember the outcome. Are the garage doors only half height or is that an optical illusion. Does the owner drive a Lotus Europa (the lowest car I can think of) ?

Or was the builder drunk ?
I saw that Garage on "Photos that make you think WTF" and recognised it. It is in Island View in Mosselbay, so on one of my trips I stopped there to take this Photo. Last Month I saw that he has started to fix it. The Property is built on one hell of a incline and I think when he was finished he saw that you cant reverse out of the Garage and just filled the Driveway with Soil. :eek7:
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Post by: Dirty Boy on March 20, 2014, 09:29:00 am
@ Offshore

Is this your property ? Im sure I saw a story about this garage but cant remember the outcome. Are the garage doors only half height or is that an optical illusion. Does the owner drive a Lotus Europa (the lowest car I can think of) ?

Or was the builder drunk ?
I saw that Garage on "Photos that make you think WTF" and recognised it. It is in Island View in Mosselbay, so on one of my trips I stopped there to take this Photo. Last Month I saw that he has started to fix it. The Property is built on one hell of a incline and I think when he was finished he saw that you cant reverse out of the Garage and just filled the Driveway with Soil. :eek7:


 :thumleft:  Thanks, I guess he is now going to have to raise the roof (and floor)to get full height garage doors in there. Surely those original plans were never done by an architect or passed by the planning dept ?

What an expensive oops.
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Post by: blainec on March 20, 2014, 09:32:26 am
I have been riding Bmw GS models since 1991 and have owned 16 of them and currently own a new LC GS as well the original first 1982 R80GS. They can do what I like doing dirt touring.

I have always liked Harley's and promised myself that when I can afford to own two bikes I would buy a Harley. Long story short in 2006 I bought a brand new Dyna wide glide and have since owned 4 Harley's.

My favorite is the Fatboy and I am on my third one. I have the 103 cubic inch (1680cc) 2013 model with the screaming eagle conversion. Man I love this bike.

Despite all the negativity around Haley's and Harley owners it is all bullshit , these are fantastic machines designed to look cool sound awesome and make great boulevard cruisers and are really comfortable tourers.

I find that I ride at slower speeds around 130/140 see more smell more and just relax more. For me my Harley is therapeutic  when I am stressed or angry I take the Harley out for a ride and come back a new man.

Those of us who are fortunate to own one will understans what I mean.

For those of you that are secretly curious but worry about what your mates will say go and test ride one and all will be revealed .

My mates are always taking the piss out of me , but are quick to acknowledge it is a good looking bike.

I love motorcycles and do not care what you ride as long as you ride and are having fun.

My 10 cents worth.

I will try and post a picture over the weekend.
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Post by: manta on March 20, 2014, 09:45:14 am
I know we are talking Harley but this is a genuine question for those in the know.

How do Victory cycles compare with the Harleys? I have read a lot of reviews where they are compared and the consensus seems to be that the Victory's are awesome. Personally I do not know enough about either brand to comment but would be interested to get some info from people that know.

Thanks
M
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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 09:54:35 am
I know we are talking Harley but this is a genuine question for those in the know.

How do Victory cycles compare with the Harleys? I have read a lot of reviews where they are compared and the consensus seems to be that the Victory's are awesome. Personally I do not know enough about either brand to comment but would be interested to get some info from people that know.

Thanks
M

Victory are building really good bikes. They target a bit of a different market, though. They focus more on a muscle bike vibe, and their bikes are much more technologically advanced. Seeing as they come from the company Polaris, famous for jetski's & snowmobiles, they have a bit of a more sporty flavour.

So you still get the whole american cruiser thing, but with the emphasis on more sports, where as Harley's are still marketed with the whole romantic "riding into the sunset vibe"
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Post by: DirtRebell on March 20, 2014, 09:59:01 am
I have been riding Bmw GS models since 1991 and have owned 16 of them and currently own a new LC GS as well the original first 1982 R80GS. They can do what I like doing dirt touring.

I have always liked Harley's and promised myself that when I can afford to own two bikes I would buy a Harley. Long story short in 2006 I bought a brand new Dyna wide glide and have since owned 4 Harley's.

My favorite is the Fatboy and I am on my third one. I have the 103 cubic inch (1680cc) 2013 model with the screaming eagle conversion. Man I love this bike.

Despite all the negativity around Haley's and Harley owners it is all bullshit , these are fantastic machines designed to look cool sound awesome and make great boulevard cruisers and are really comfortable tourers.

I find that I ride at slower speeds around 130/140 see more smell more and just relax more. For me my Harley is therapeutic  when I am stressed or angry I take the Harley out for a ride and come back a new man.

Those of us who are fortunate to own one will understans what I mean.

For those of you that are secretly curious but worry about what your mates will say go and test ride one and all will be revealed .

My mates are always taking the piss out of me , but are quick to acknowledge it is a good looking bike.

I love motorcycles and do not care what you ride as long as you ride and are having fun.

My 10 cents worth.

I will try and post a picture over the weekend.

Well put.

Love the Harley but dislike the rider (In larger groups). The latter being discussed to pieces in other threads.
I'd love to own one one day.
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Post by: DirtRebell on March 20, 2014, 10:03:04 am
I know we are talking Harley but this is a genuine question for those in the know.

How do Victory cycles compare with the Harleys? I have read a lot of reviews where they are compared and the consensus seems to be that the Victory's are awesome. Personally I do not know enough about either brand to comment but would be interested to get some info from people that know.

Thanks
M

Victory are building really good bikes. They target a bit of a different market, though. They focus more on a muscle bike vibe, and their bikes are much more technologically advanced. Seeing as they come from the company Polaris, famous for jetski's & snowmobiles, they have a bit of a more sporty flavour.

So you still get the whole american cruiser thing, but with the emphasis on more sports, where as Harley's are still marketed with the whole romantic "riding into the sunset vibe"

For me a HD is an authentic machine.
Victories and the like are produced by other brands trying to gain profits from a market segment created by HD.

My2c anyway...

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Post by: Lem on March 20, 2014, 10:05:30 am
I know we are talking Harley but this is a genuine question for those in the know.

How do Victory cycles compare with the Harleys? I have read a lot of reviews where they are compared and the consensus seems to be that the Victory's are awesome. Personally I do not know enough about either brand to comment but would be interested to get some info from people that know.

Thanks
M

Victory are building really good bikes. They target a bit of a different market, though. They focus more on a muscle bike vibe, and their bikes are much more technologically advanced. Seeing as they come from the company Polaris, famous for jetski's & snowmobiles, they have a bit of a more sporty flavour.

So you still get the whole american cruiser thing, but with the emphasis on more sports, where as Harley's are still marketed with the whole romantic "riding into the sunset vibe"

For me a HD is an authentic machine.
Victories and the like are produced by other brands trying to gain profits from a market segment created by HD.

My2c anyway...



I agree....

but I won't mind a Victory Hammer S in my garage

next to a Harley Road King and, off course, an Indian Chief.
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Post by: Sylvester on March 20, 2014, 10:11:25 am
I know we are talking Harley but this is a genuine question for those in the know.

How do Victory cycles compare with the Harleys? I have read a lot of reviews where they are compared and the consensus seems to be that the Victory's are awesome. Personally I do not know enough about either brand to comment but would be interested to get some info from people that know.

Thanks
M

As far as I know Harley's are the only V-twins with the single crank pin arrangement giving that special vibration and potato-potato sound.
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Post by: Edgar on March 20, 2014, 10:44:18 am
I want a 883 sportster so bad. A couple of years ago it was still under R50 000, and even then I couldn't afford it/justify spending that amount on a weekend bike. Now I see they start at almost R100 000. So unless I win the lotto I will have to make do with my 20 year old KTM.
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Post by: TVB on March 20, 2014, 11:25:28 am
Blainec please do take the time and post some pictures!  :thumleft:
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Post by: TVB on March 20, 2014, 11:43:50 am
Polaris are like stated above have both Victory and Indian in their stable.

They claim that Indian was the first all American bike (rightfully so) but the 'new' Indian is just a modern 'retro version' and the only real connection between the origional 'indian and now Indian' is the badge and looks. They have been out of business for so many years and this is a very clever move (by Polaris) to take a slice (quite a big one) out of the Harley pie. Both Victory and Indian are stunning bikes, make no mistake but Harley owns that 'Character' and it's 100persent origional and real.

No matter what 'nice looking and good sound' cruiser you ride on, when you ride past any group they will look and remark; 'check that Harley'. Harley became the household name of Cruisers....

Unfortunately HD is also under pressure financially and went to India to produce a new 750 in a new plant (first ever HD plant abroad) to cater for the 3rd world markets. They expect this bike to sell very well in India and Asian markets and is also bringing it to our shore. Pricing should be somewhere in the R70K bracket. I would however stay a bit concervative and rather buy 'American build' HD. Not to sure if the Indian build bike will sell in any numbers over here, as most HD owners are quite quality and even status concerned. What is you guys view on this?
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Post by: Wild Hearted Son on March 20, 2014, 12:12:39 pm
I want a 883 sportster so bad. A couple of years ago it was still under R50 000, and even then I couldn't afford it/justify spending that amount on a weekend bike. Now I see they start at almost R100 000. So unless I win the lotto I will have to make do with my 20 year old KTM.

2nd hand ones are quite cheap though, cheap being a relative term..
When I was looking, I fancied the 72, but it was 126k at the time. I bought a '06 XL883 for 1/3  that.
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Post by: mox on March 20, 2014, 12:16:53 pm
 :peepwall:





Kidding  
    :biggrin:
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Post by: cloudgazer on March 20, 2014, 12:22:20 pm
There can be only one!

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Post by: TVB on March 20, 2014, 03:08:46 pm
Ek sien hier het n par bekende name kom 'loer' op die Harley thread maar nie eiers gele nie. Seker omdat Harleys nie op two stroke loop nie :deal: :imaposer:
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Post by: whitedelight on March 20, 2014, 06:22:39 pm
I miss my 1200Sportster...had a full Screaming Eagle performance conversion done on it with some other xtras (think harley's have more xtras than the Beemer 1200ADV). Sold it to make space for a small car for the wife.

My dream harley is the CVO Street glide.
If I am correct this is the standard street glide

Yes Pavlovski, the CVO has dual headlights inside a fairing that is shaped on a downward angle. Looks MEAN! I see a lot of them on that Born to Ride show about Arlen Ness.


Lem that picture is of a Road Glide
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Post by: whitedelight on March 22, 2014, 09:45:11 pm
Getting ready to line up as we lead out the Cape Carnival last weekend

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Post by: whitedelight on March 22, 2014, 09:54:28 pm
There can be only one!



Cloudgazer our club president from two years ago,built this bike off a scaled model. all done in SA

The second custom was built in the States,this is his missus riding the bike. She generally does not ride Harleys,mostly road bikes. she normally rides a Buell.

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Post by: TVB on March 22, 2014, 10:16:25 pm
 :thumleft: Wow! Stunning!! Thanks so much for sharing Whitedelight!
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Post by: Amsterdam on March 22, 2014, 10:24:52 pm
When I was a young boy, a few moons ago, I really wanted an Electra Glide.  Then in 2008 I had 10 days to fill during a work trip to the USA and I decided to ride from Denver to LA.  Road trip, USA, really only one choice of bike, not so?  And the choice I made was to rent an Electra Glide Ultra.  Most comfortable seat on a bike ever, lekker stereo.  Kak brakes and a flexible frame that didn't suit my taste until I started to ride it like the tourer it is.  After that it was really nice.  And I believe the later models have improved much more.  Still haven't bought one but I would be lying if I said I don't occasionally look through the ads for used Harleys.  Need to build that extra garage first though.

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Post by: whitedelight on March 22, 2014, 10:41:23 pm
Nice one Amsterdam :thumleft: yep 2009 saw a new chassis as well as a new swing arm. Engine was then rubber mounted,and front wheel went to 17" on all touring models except mine,which is the Road King Classic. Braking was also improved and ABS also added to help stopping power.
It made quite a difference to the quality of the ride. Butwhat you said is very true,once you learn to ride it for what it is,you start to enjoy it.
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Post by: ZooDog on March 23, 2014, 08:23:21 am
Yis okes a harleys on my list have put my bike up for sale so I can get a harley, can anyone tell me what the nightster is about like that look
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Post by: Pistonpete on March 23, 2014, 02:27:39 pm
fyi

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Post by: Herklaas on March 23, 2014, 02:52:43 pm
 :sip: Jaaaa Boetas, die dag as ek met 'n loopraam (walking frame) moet loop, dan koop ek vir my 'n Harley ::)
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Post by: TVB on March 23, 2014, 03:49:32 pm
Die Nightster en paar 'dark' modelle dink ek is mos maar uit die Sportster en Dyna modelle ontwikkel? Waar is die manne wat weet?

Ek het ongelukkig Saterdag oortyd gewerk en sal eers n bietjie later daai toets modelle kan gaan ry, maar moet se die Dyna reeks lyk netjies. Die Electra glide moet n baie lekker toerfiets wees maar n handvol in die stad sou ek dink. Sal nie omgee om een vir n draai te vat nie.
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Post by: ZooDog on March 23, 2014, 04:56:43 pm
Ya where the boffs my knowledge is thin looking to learn
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Post by: whitedelight on March 23, 2014, 05:25:04 pm
Ya where the boffs my knowledge is thin looking to learn

What do you want to know. When it comes to Harley's there is lots to learn,but the knowledge available online is freely available if you willing to read a bit.
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Post by: ZooDog on March 23, 2014, 05:38:44 pm
Well im looking for a harley, like the fat bob or nightster wanting to know as long travelling like cross country are they good enough. Or whats the best for 2 up. Been looking on the net aswell
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Post by: heinzz on March 23, 2014, 05:41:00 pm
Ya where the boffs my knowledge is thin looking to learn

What do you want to know. When it comes to Harley's there is lots to learn,but the knowledge available online is freely available if you willing to read a bit.

I have been on my HD today for the first time in almost 3 months. When you are in that frame of mind for a nice cruise there is nothing better and I can do that for hours without stopping. Like all things it is fit for purpose and really enjoyable.  
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Post by: heinzz on March 23, 2014, 05:46:54 pm
Well im looking for a harley, like the fat bob or nightster wanting to know as long travelling like cross country are they good enough. Or whats the best for 2 up. Been looking on the net aswell

If you looking for something to do touring with, look at the big twins (soft tails or dynas) 96inch (1600cc). The sportsers is a little short for two up on long trips. On the big twins you can ride all day long.
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Post by: whitedelight on March 23, 2014, 05:57:38 pm
Well im looking for a harley, like the fat bob or nightster wanting to know as long travelling like cross country are they good enough. Or whats the best for 2 up. Been looking on the net aswell

If you looking for something to do touring with, look at the big twins (soft tails or dynas) 96inch (1600cc). The sportsers is a little short for two up on long trips. On the big twins you can ride all day long.

Correct.. The bigger twins make all day riding a breeze. You can easily do 600-800km a day and not feel it .
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Post by: LLTHB on March 23, 2014, 07:56:29 pm
Durban to Namibia for me the only choice is my BMW Adventure - big screen, good power, adjustable suspension, awesome stopping power, good on dirt highway and tar alike - easy to do 800 plus a day in the saddle - have done Swakop to Durban in 2 days  2700ks (and went jolling on the second night back in Durban).

But, for cruising around town, going for a cup of coffee, a beach front ride - then the Harley comes into play. Have a Fat Bob with Vance and Hines exhaust - simply awesome sound. Great ride, and, rare for a Harley - twin discs up front - no ABS on my model, but really good stopping power. Really is a good ride. Something else about Harley is they dont' "date". You can add farkles and make changes all the time for next 30 years and they still look good.

The wife has a 1200 Sporty Low - a true classic. She is really short and the only bike that she can ride of this size is a Harley. No one wants to ride a 250cc bike on a 6000 km road trip.

Do not ride with the Harley crowd, no interest in HOG etc etc. And, when I ride the BM all the ATTGAT comes into play. But on the Harley, I am normally found in jeans and a t-shirt. Do have good gloves, good helmet and good boots though.
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Post by: DirtRebell on March 23, 2014, 10:00:06 pm
There is one HD in particular that is not been mentioned and are often not part of related discussions. Not idea why. I for one love them and would not mind to own one one day.

The Night Train.

These I doubt are standard but you get the idea.
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Post by: whitedelight on March 23, 2014, 11:43:32 pm
One of our clubs bikes at Buff concourse,supercharged CVO
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Post by: TVB on March 24, 2014, 07:26:01 am
Stunning bikes, the 'Night train' is indeed a stunning HD! :thumleft:
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Post by: TVB on March 24, 2014, 07:30:56 am
Whitedelight that Supercharged CVO; why? Is it for qauter mile drags or 'just because'?
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Post by: Bensien on March 24, 2014, 08:36:56 am
Out of curiosity, how does a pillion get onto the back of these cruiser type bikes when they are fitted with luggage? Must the passenger get on first? I saw a woman trying to get on the back of a Victory yesterday and I couldn’t believe how much she struggled. The rear of the bike was too wide for her to swing her leg over and there wasn’t enough space between the riders back and the boxes to get her leg through. . She could not use the passenger footpeg for extra height, because it was too far forward and positioned under the riders thigh. In the end she stood behind the bike, put her leg over the box on the right, grabbed hold of the rider and after considerable gymnastics got her left leg over on the other side. Surely there must be proper way to do it. If the bike had been fitted with a top box, she would not have been able to do it all.
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Post by: whitedelight on March 24, 2014, 08:54:38 am
Whitedelight that Supercharged CVO; why? Is it for qauter mile drags or 'just because'?

He superchargers all his bikes. It makes them a bit quicker for sure.
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Post by: whitedelight on March 24, 2014, 08:57:09 am
Out of curiosity, how does a pillion get onto the back of these cruiser type bikes when they are fitted with luggage? Must the passenger get on first? I saw a woman trying to get on the back of a Victory yesterday and I couldn’t believe how much she struggled. The rear of the bike was too wide for her to swing her leg over and there wasn’t enough space between the riders back and the boxes to get her leg through. . She could not use the passenger footpeg for extra height, because it was too far forward and positioned under the riders thigh. In the end she stood behind the bike, put her leg over the box on the right, grabbed hold of the rider and after considerable gymnastics got her left leg over on the other side. Surely there must be proper way to do it. If the bike had been fitted with a top box, she would not have been able to do it all.

Easiest way is on the tourer with the rear luggage is to like step through,almost like getting on a scooter. Maybe the pillion on the Victory was a noob. But having said that,the rear luggage on the touring victory is quite large
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Post by: Sylvester on March 24, 2014, 10:47:37 am
Well im looking for a harley, like the fat bob or nightster wanting to know as long travelling like cross country are they good enough. Or whats the best for 2 up. Been looking on the net aswell

The Road Kings or Electra Glides are what you're looking for.
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Post by: Roxtar on March 24, 2014, 11:27:48 am
Whitedelight that Supercharged CVO; why? Is it for qauter mile drags or 'just because'?

For overtaking lol........ :imaposer: Seriously though for me it would have to be the VRod in orange with chequer flag tank design, saw one a while ago and it just sticks to me :thumleft:
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Post by: cloudgazer on March 24, 2014, 11:53:18 am
There can be only one!



Cloudgazer our club president from two years ago,built this bike off a scaled model. all done in SA

The second custom was built in the States,this is his missus riding the bike. She generally does not ride Harleys,mostly road bikes. she normally rides a Buell.



gasp! Want!!!
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Post by: TVB on March 24, 2014, 11:59:02 am
 :thumleft:
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Post by: bronzy on March 26, 2014, 11:34:05 am
Well im looking for a harley, like the fat bob or nightster wanting to know as long travelling like cross country are they good enough. Or whats the best for 2 up. Been looking on the net aswell

The Road Kings or Electra Glides are what you're looking for.

fat Bob two up is very lekker just change the seat to a comfort seat and fit a sissy bar for the pillion
me a wifey did ABW to Margate no problem last year.
The fat bob also got the best seating position for the rider as you are not cramped and can stretch your legs further than the bigger bikes   :thumleft:
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Post by: TVB on March 26, 2014, 11:43:28 am
Looks Lekker!! :3some:
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Post by: TVB on March 26, 2014, 11:44:28 am
In can see myself on this one!  :deal: :laughing4:
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Post by: whitedelight on March 26, 2014, 02:11:32 pm
I also really like the package the FatBoy and FatBob offer,and nice looking scoots too.
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Post by: TVB on April 17, 2014, 04:22:16 pm
Is there a Harley Davidson forum?

Here are a few pictures from HD SA Webpage :thumleft:
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Post by: TVB on April 17, 2014, 04:22:46 pm
 :)
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Post by: TVB on April 17, 2014, 04:23:33 pm
 :thumleft: Lekker nawwek! (Ek moet werk  :xxbah: )
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Post by: whitedelight on April 17, 2014, 09:24:21 pm
One of the girls in our club has nearly finished her bike. Some whitewall tyres to come and some pin striping

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Post by: DirtRebell on April 17, 2014, 10:06:29 pm
One of the girls in our club has nearly finished her bike. Some whitewall tyres to come and some pin striping




Very farking cool. I like it.
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Post by: DirtRebell on April 17, 2014, 10:11:31 pm
If you can manage to look past the ape hangers this Loco is rather wicked on the eye.  :drif:
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Post by: TVB on April 18, 2014, 08:28:56 am
That girls bike sure looks great, please post an updated photo once done.

I like the look of a 'blackened out' (not sure if the word is correct but you will know what I mean) HD!
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Post by: Wild Hearted Son on April 18, 2014, 12:33:52 pm
Is there a Harley Davidson forum?

Www.hdforums.com (http://Www.hdforums.com)
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Post by: TVB on April 18, 2014, 01:03:02 pm
Is there a Harley Davidson forum?

Www.hdforums.com (http://Www.hdforums.com)

Appreciate
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Post by: hornet3 on April 18, 2014, 01:21:36 pm
My 2002 Deuce. Love this bike. Looking for a new front wheel!
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Post by: TVB on April 18, 2014, 01:27:24 pm
Looks nice and comfortable for a pillion! Why a new wheel?

Can someone tell me: is the spoked wheel HD's tubed or tubeless?
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Post by: whitedelight on April 18, 2014, 01:33:02 pm
Looks nice and comfortable for a pillion! Why a new wheel?

Can someone tell me: is the spoked wheel HD's tubed or tubeless?

Tubed
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Post by: TVB on April 18, 2014, 01:36:49 pm
 :thumleft: thanks, ok now I know that when my ship comes in and I can afford a HD I will rather go for a mag wheel version. Don't want to let a flat spoil a long trip! I see there are various mags to choose from, some good looking exsamples
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Post by: hornet3 on April 18, 2014, 05:17:07 pm
Looks nice and comfortable for a pillion! Why a new wheel?

Can someone tell me: is the spoked wheel HD's tubed or tubeless?
Wheels are tubed. Front wheel used to be chrome. I changed it to black, now I do not like it!
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 18, 2014, 07:18:56 pm
Harley Davidson Cruisers ;D

I have never thought that there would come a day in my life where I would be a ‘converted fan’ of a cruiser and that a Harley Davidson! :3some:

However, as we all know some Wild Dogs own a broad range of bikes from commuters, cafe racers and even Cruisers.

It’s not for all a thing about age  :peepwall: . You will always hear people say; ‘I am not yet ready for a cruiser’
However, have you seen Harley’s of late? The Bobbers (883 and 1200’s)
They are just awesome cruisers and the quality is up there with the Italian market if not better in some cases  :deal: .

I was at Centurion Yamaha today and there was a 1200 Harley Davidson Bobber parked next to Yamaha’s very own ‘Bolt’ which is in direct competition.
Honestly – there is no comparison in fit and finish and overall quality. The Yamaha’s rough surfaces on the frame, triple clamps and even the ‘digital’ dash looked so inferior. The attention to detail on the Harley, it is like a piece of art....yes yes I would not mind one ok! :laughing4: :laughing4:

Who else own a Harley? Post some pictures and share some information please!




I guess this explains why Harleys are seen as very reliable, be careful for scratching on the surface and deciding based on this veneer.
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Post by: whitedelight on April 18, 2014, 07:58:51 pm
Harley Davidson Cruisers ;D

I have never thought that there would come a day in my life where I would be a ‘converted fan’ of a cruiser and that a Harley Davidson! :3some:

However, as we all know some Wild Dogs own a broad range of bikes from commuters, cafe racers and even Cruisers.

It’s not for all a thing about age  :peepwall: . You will always hear people say; ‘I am not yet ready for a cruiser’
However, have you seen Harley’s of late? The Bobbers (883 and 1200’s)
They are just awesome cruisers and the quality is up there with the Italian market if not better in some cases  :deal: .

I was at Centurion Yamaha today and there was a 1200 Harley Davidson Bobber parked next to Yamaha’s very own ‘Bolt’ which is in direct competition.
Honestly – there is no comparison in fit and finish and overall quality. The Yamaha’s rough surfaces on the frame, triple clamps and even the ‘digital’ dash looked so inferior. The attention to detail on the Harley, it is like a piece of art....yes yes I would not mind one ok! :laughing4: :laughing4:

Who else own a Harley? Post some pictures and share some information please!




I guess this explains why Harleys are seen as very reliable, be careful for scratching on the surface and deciding based on this veneer.

Dan the only bike more reliable than my HD is my S10.
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 18, 2014, 08:02:40 pm
Harley Davidson Cruisers ;D

I have never thought that there would come a day in my life where I would be a ‘converted fan’ of a cruiser and that a Harley Davidson! :3some:

However, as we all know some Wild Dogs own a broad range of bikes from commuters, cafe racers and even Cruisers.

It’s not for all a thing about age  :peepwall: . You will always hear people say; ‘I am not yet ready for a cruiser’
However, have you seen Harley’s of late? The Bobbers (883 and 1200’s)
They are just awesome cruisers and the quality is up there with the Italian market if not better in some cases  :deal: .

I was at Centurion Yamaha today and there was a 1200 Harley Davidson Bobber parked next to Yamaha’s very own ‘Bolt’ which is in direct competition.
Honestly – there is no comparison in fit and finish and overall quality. The Yamaha’s rough surfaces on the frame, triple clamps and even the ‘digital’ dash looked so inferior. The attention to detail on the Harley, it is like a piece of art....yes yes I would not mind one ok! :laughing4: :laughing4:

Who else own a Harley? Post some pictures and share some information please!




I guess this explains why Harleys are seen as very reliable, be careful for scratching on the surface and deciding based on this veneer.

Dan the only bike more reliable than my HD is my S10.

Thanks, now I feel happier again. :)
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Post by: Garfield on April 18, 2014, 08:16:07 pm
Harley Davidson Cruisers ;D

I have never thought that there would come a day in my life where I would be a ‘converted fan’ of a cruiser and that a Harley Davidson! :3some:

However, as we all know some Wild Dogs own a broad range of bikes from commuters, cafe racers and even Cruisers.

It’s not for all a thing about age  :peepwall: . You will always hear people say; ‘I am not yet ready for a cruiser’
However, have you seen Harley’s of late? The Bobbers (883 and 1200’s)
They are just awesome cruisers and the quality is up there with the Italian market if not better in some cases  :deal: .

I was at Centurion Yamaha today and there was a 1200 Harley Davidson Bobber parked next to Yamaha’s very own ‘Bolt’ which is in direct competition.
Honestly – there is no comparison in fit and finish and overall quality. The Yamaha’s rough surfaces on the frame, triple clamps and even the ‘digital’ dash looked so inferior. The attention to detail on the Harley, it is like a piece of art....yes yes I would not mind one ok! :laughing4: :laughing4:

Who else own a Harley? Post some pictures and share some information please!




I guess this explains why Harleys are seen as very reliable, be careful for scratching on the surface and deciding based on this veneer.

Dan the only bike more reliable than my HD is my S10.

When last has the S10 been ridden?

A paving brick is also reliable...

 :peepwall:
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Post by: whitedelight on April 18, 2014, 08:21:06 pm
Harley Davidson Cruisers ;D

I have never thought that there would come a day in my life where I would be a ‘converted fan’ of a cruiser and that a Harley Davidson! :3some:

However, as we all know some Wild Dogs own a broad range of bikes from commuters, cafe racers and even Cruisers.

It’s not for all a thing about age  :peepwall: . You will always hear people say; ‘I am not yet ready for a cruiser’
However, have you seen Harley’s of late? The Bobbers (883 and 1200’s)
They are just awesome cruisers and the quality is up there with the Italian market if not better in some cases  :deal: .

I was at Centurion Yamaha today and there was a 1200 Harley Davidson Bobber parked next to Yamaha’s very own ‘Bolt’ which is in direct competition.
Honestly – there is no comparison in fit and finish and overall quality. The Yamaha’s rough surfaces on the frame, triple clamps and even the ‘digital’ dash looked so inferior. The attention to detail on the Harley, it is like a piece of art....yes yes I would not mind one ok! :laughing4: :laughing4:

Who else own a Harley? Post some pictures and share some information please!




I guess this explains why Harleys are seen as very reliable, be careful for scratching on the surface and deciding based on this veneer.

Dan the only bike more reliable than my HD is my S10.

When last has the S10 been ridden?

A paving brick is also reliable...

 :peepwall:

Rode it the other day actually,runs like a dream. 30k km of trouble free biking. I know I should sell it for now but know if I do I will buy another one in the future.
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Post by: Garfield on April 18, 2014, 08:24:34 pm
Harley Davidson Cruisers ;D

I have never thought that there would come a day in my life where I would be a ‘converted fan’ of a cruiser and that a Harley Davidson! :3some:

However, as we all know some Wild Dogs own a broad range of bikes from commuters, cafe racers and even Cruisers.

It’s not for all a thing about age  :peepwall: . You will always hear people say; ‘I am not yet ready for a cruiser’
However, have you seen Harley’s of late? The Bobbers (883 and 1200’s)
They are just awesome cruisers and the quality is up there with the Italian market if not better in some cases  :deal: .

I was at Centurion Yamaha today and there was a 1200 Harley Davidson Bobber parked next to Yamaha’s very own ‘Bolt’ which is in direct competition.
Honestly – there is no comparison in fit and finish and overall quality. The Yamaha’s rough surfaces on the frame, triple clamps and even the ‘digital’ dash looked so inferior. The attention to detail on the Harley, it is like a piece of art....yes yes I would not mind one ok! :laughing4: :laughing4:

Who else own a Harley? Post some pictures and share some information please!




I guess this explains why Harleys are seen as very reliable, be careful for scratching on the surface and deciding based on this veneer.

Dan the only bike more reliable than my HD is my S10.

When last has the S10 been ridden?

A paving brick is also reliable...

 :peepwall:

Rode it the other day actually,runs like a dream. 30k km of trouble free biking. I know I should sell it for now but know if I do I will buy another one in the future.

Just kidding  :thumleft:

If you do not have to sell it then just keep it.

Now go post more Harley photos, some of them are really  :drif:
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 18, 2014, 08:25:00 pm
Harley Davidson Cruisers ;D

I have never thought that there would come a day in my life where I would be a ‘converted fan’ of a cruiser and that a Harley Davidson! :3some:

However, as we all know some Wild Dogs own a broad range of bikes from commuters, cafe racers and even Cruisers.

It’s not for all a thing about age  :peepwall: . You will always hear people say; ‘I am not yet ready for a cruiser’
However, have you seen Harley’s of late? The Bobbers (883 and 1200’s)
They are just awesome cruisers and the quality is up there with the Italian market if not better in some cases  :deal: .

I was at Centurion Yamaha today and there was a 1200 Harley Davidson Bobber parked next to Yamaha’s very own ‘Bolt’ which is in direct competition.
Honestly – there is no comparison in fit and finish and overall quality. The Yamaha’s rough surfaces on the frame, triple clamps and even the ‘digital’ dash looked so inferior. The attention to detail on the Harley, it is like a piece of art....yes yes I would not mind one ok! :laughing4: :laughing4:

Who else own a Harley? Post some pictures and share some information please!




I guess this explains why Harleys are seen as very reliable, be careful for scratching on the surface and deciding based on this veneer.

Dan the only bike more reliable than my HD is my S10.

When last has the S10 been ridden?

A paving brick is also reliable...

 :peepwall:

I have found a paving brick to wear down ridiculously quickly when dragged along a tar road.
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Post by: TVB on April 19, 2014, 08:29:18 pm
The Yamaha Star mororcycles (including the new bolt) is actually a very nice line up compared to the other Jap manufacturers. We all know how popular the Suz intruder and Boulevard is but it is not really that 'old scool' cruizer we Harley fans are all about. Yes HD got that roadster (engine was developed by porche I have read) and one hell of a machine but to the majority of 'old school' cruizer fans we still like that retro old school look like Victory and Indian has achieved comming from the ever popular Polaris stall. Closest to all these American cruizers comes the Star line up and really woth a second look for someone that is not a die hard American Cruizer fan. For me HD has got the edge, that thunder of that Vtwin is unique and like mentioned the fit and finish is just near perfect. As soon (hope!) As I have landed another contract aboard (hope again) I will get my paws on a nice HD that's for sure!  :thumleft: My KLR will take me still on many adventures off road but the HD will do on the 'black roads' !
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Post by: whitedelight on April 19, 2014, 10:34:30 pm
Some pics of some bikes in our club over the years
The last one was our club ride to Breede bash 2011
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 19, 2014, 11:39:43 pm
The Yamaha Star mororcycles (including the new bolt) is actually a very nice line up compared to the other Jap manufacturers. We all know how popular the Suz intruder and Boulevard is but it is not really that 'old scool' cruizer we Harley fans are all about. Yes HD got that roadster (engine was developed by porche I have read) and one hell of a machine but to the majority of 'old school' cruizer fans we still like that retro old school look like Victory and Indian has achieved comming from the ever popular Polaris stall. Closest to all these American cruizers comes the Star line up and really woth a second look for someone that is not a die hard American Cruizer fan. For me HD has got the edge, that thunder of that Vtwin is unique and like mentioned the fit and finish is just near perfect. As soon (hope!) As I have landed another contract aboard (hope again) I will get my paws on a nice HD that's for sure!  :thumleft: My KLR will take me still on many adventures off road but the HD will do on the 'black roads' !

The real advantage HD has over the Japs, is that it is the undisputed original. On HD's legends like Sonny Barger and crew made outlaw gangs notorious.
The fact that Japanese cruisers sometimes handle and brake better is a bit of a moot point on these machines anyway. One cannot escape the fact that the HD is the real deal and all others are copies.
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Post by: TVB on April 20, 2014, 05:48:19 am
I agre 100 persent 'Whitedelight' , HD is the origional!  :thumleft:

There is something about that vtwin's sound as well, don't know how to describe but it is sort of an ofbeat sound which makes it even more unique.

Couple of nice bikes in that club, wow!
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Post by: Lem on April 20, 2014, 03:20:56 pm
The Yamaha Star mororcycles (including the new bolt) is actually a very nice line up compared to the other Jap manufacturers. We all know how popular the Suz intruder and Boulevard is but it is not really that 'old scool' cruizer we Harley fans are all about. Yes HD got that roadster (engine was developed by porche I have read) and one hell of a machine but to the majority of 'old school' cruizer fans we still like that retro old school look like Victory and Indian has achieved comming from the ever popular Polaris stall. Closest to all these American cruizers comes the Star line up and really woth a second look for someone that is not a die hard American Cruizer fan. For me HD has got the edge, that thunder of that Vtwin is unique and like mentioned the fit and finish is just near perfect. As soon (hope!) As I have landed another contract aboard (hope again) I will get my paws on a nice HD that's for sure!  :thumleft: My KLR will take me still on many adventures off road but the HD will do on the 'black roads' !

The real advantage HD has over the Japs, is that it is the undisputed original. On HD's legends like Sonny Barger and crew made outlaw gangs notorious.
The fact that Japanese cruisers sometimes handle and brake better is a bit of a moot point on these machines anyway. One cannot escape the fact that the HD is the real deal and all others are copies.

+1

Couple this with the superbly marketed Harley lifestyle & the superior dealer service, and you can fully understand why they sell probably 10 to 1 a bike priced at roughly double the Jap competitor in class (except for Sportsters, they are actually well priced against the 750/900 class of Jap cruisers).

I am first to admit that a Boulevard or Yamaha Midnight Raider will be just as nice to ride, be twice as fast, will handle well with those superbike front forks and stop on a tee with those dual front disk brakes with 7 pot calipers.....but I'll still pay R 200 k plus for a Harley Road King at the drop of a hat....if I could.
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Post by: BennNevis on April 20, 2014, 07:47:42 pm




So far I've stayed out of this thread. That's because I made a new years resolution not to take the piss, and I've managed not to break it.
But now, this is different..........could Harley actually be trying to appeal to proper motorcyclists?
Conventional looking wheelbase and geometry, apparently decent suspension and brakes, footpegs and controls in the right place, looks as though it might be a reasonable weight, as far as most modern bikes weight can be considered reasonable. Just the fuel tank looks a bit weird, but that could be overcome.
Y'know what, I could almost relate to that.
                                                                     :3some:  :pot:
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JB I seriously loath the whole showy image of 99% of HD' s with their stupid forward controls & tassels. But I do like some of their bikes, especially some of the more basic Sportsters which have not been altered to sport forward controls. I wonder if these riders realize that if something goes wrong and they are going down, there is but fckall chance to bail as you will not have any leverage to push yourself away from the bike because their feet is so far forward that they will just lie down with the bike

The Xr 1200 my favourite and 1200 sportster anniversary model
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Post by: heinzz on April 20, 2014, 08:39:13 pm
Mine with clothes and without.
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Post by: heinzz on April 20, 2014, 08:42:43 pm
with clothes.
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Post by: Mother on April 20, 2014, 09:33:54 pm
I been spending a bit too much time riding my Harley's lately.....so much that i been neglecting my time on the forum....also went to the states again.....riding that place on a harley is something else i been privileged to do it three times.....shit man riding Harley's can also be addictive   
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Post by: Mother on April 20, 2014, 10:16:03 pm
My most recent indulgence is this 2014 CVO Ultra Glide awesome ride cant wait for bike week
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Post by: Mother on April 20, 2014, 10:18:43 pm
Recent trip to Sabie
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Post by: whitedelight on April 20, 2014, 10:38:16 pm
Nice one Mother. Great to see you back on the forum and good to see you on the road today. :thumleft:
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Post by: Mother on April 21, 2014, 07:40:39 am
Nice one Mother. Great to see you back on the forum and good to see you on the road today. :thumleft:

 :thumleft:
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Post by: TVB on April 21, 2014, 07:48:05 am
 :drif: I like them all, thanks for posting! :thumleft:
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Post by: jaybiker on April 21, 2014, 08:39:41 am
My all time favourite  HD must be the XR 1200
It is not showy and goes really well without the normal HD problems in going around bends



So far I've stayed out of this thread. That's because I made a new years resolution not to take the piss, and I've managed not to break it.
But now, this is different..........could Harley actually be trying to appeal to proper motorcyclists?
Conventional looking wheelbase and geometry, apparently decent suspension and brakes, footpegs and controls in the right place, looks as though it might be a reasonable weight, as far as most modern bikes weight can be considered reasonable. Just the fuel tank looks a bit weird, but that could be overcome.
Y'know what, I could almost relate to that.
                                                                     :3some:  :pot:
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Post by: BennNevis on April 21, 2014, 10:02:45 am
My all time favourite  HD must be the XR 1200
It is not showy and goes really well without the normal HD problems in going around bends



So far I've stayed out of this thread. That's because I made a new years resolution not to take the piss, and I've managed not to break it.
But now, this is different..........could Harley actually be trying to appeal to proper motorcyclists?
Conventional looking wheelbase and geometry, apparently decent suspension and brakes, footpegs and controls in the right place, looks as though it might be a reasonable weight, as far as most modern bikes weight can be considered reasonable. Just the fuel tank looks a bit weird, but that could be overcome.
Y'know what, I could almost relate to that.
                                                                     :3some:  :pot:

JB I seriously loath the whole showy image of 99% of HD' s with their stupid forward controls & tassels. But I do like some of their bikes, especially some of the more basic Sportsters which have not been altered to sport forward controls. I wonder if these riders realize that if something goes wrong and they are going down, there is but fckall chance to bail as you will not have any leverage to push yourself away from the bike because their feet is so far forward that they will just lie down with the bike

The Xr 1200 my favourite and 1200 sportster anniversary model
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Post by: TVB on April 21, 2014, 10:53:31 am
Ben I really like the HD models you have posted here, sure looks great. I must however say that I do not agree 100persent about 'if something goes wrong' with the feet forward riding style. Firstly as paramedic I haven't seen many cruizer bike accidents although a couple and remarebaly all of thos were on feet forward models! I recall 2 of them to be quite high speed (over 100km/h) accidents. However, because of the general low saddle and feet forward position all of these mentioned accidents were 'low side' impacts, almost like 'slip off unto the tar' and skid. Normally on almost any other tipe of bike riders go over the bars or over the side and 'hop skip and jump'! Not saying a cruizer is safer, but looking from a safety point of view they are loud, they are low, they are good looking to the general publick which makes them more awere and sort of 'allowing for some distance' if this makes sense?
We all know HD is not about speed, it is about cruizing along with a huge smile!
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 05:22:14 pm
I have a soft spot for the Bagger look with the big front wheel and some radical customising
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 05:24:32 pm
 I heard they will be launching a 500cc and 750cc soon aimed at a younger market....this is a whole debate on its own
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 05:45:50 pm
At least Harley cater for when you get old and the plastic knees can no longer hold the weight of your two wheeler... ;D
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 06:03:22 pm
The Breakout is a really nice looking bike  young designer in the team


http://m.youtube.com/watch?autoplay=1&v=cd0G_gBeZS8 (http://m.youtube.com/watch?autoplay=1&v=cd0G_gBeZS8)
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Post by: Bensien on April 23, 2014, 06:14:38 pm
I heard they will be launching a 500cc and 750cc soon aimed at a younger market....this is a whole debate on its own

Made in India. Engines are from the V-Rod family so they actually make measurable horsepower. If the price was competitive (which I doubt), I would prefer it to an NC700
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 06:32:44 pm
I miss my 1200Sportster...had a full Screaming Eagle performance conversion done on it with some other xtras (think harley's have more xtras than the Beemer 1200ADV). Sold it to make space for a small car for the wife.

My dream harley is the CVO Street glide.
If I am correct this is the standard street glide


Hi this pic looks like a standard Street Glide.... I used to own one and they are awesome bikes
CVO is the Custom Vehicle Operation side of Harley Davidson they take standard Harleys and bling them....and the first way to recognise a CVO Harley is by the size of its motor a 110 cubic inch vs the standard currently 103 cubic inch
Then the next thing it will have a custom paint job and lots of goodies like chrome bits etc
So this one in your pic looks like plain black so it would be a standard
They are great bikes in my opinion
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 06:39:29 pm
I miss my 1200Sportster...had a full Screaming Eagle performance conversion done on it with some other xtras (think harley's have more xtras than the Beemer 1200ADV). Sold it to make space for a small car for the wife.

My dream harley is the CVO Street glide.
If I am correct this is the standard street glide

Yes Pavlovski, the CVO has dual headlights inside a fairing that is shaped on a downward angle. Looks MEAN! I see a lot of them on that Born to Ride show about Arlen Ness.

This looks like a CVO Road Glide...note it has a fixed fairing the bars turn the fairing does not move the Street Glide has a Batwing Fairing and moves with the steering
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 07:04:48 pm
I don't work for Harley but really enjoy them
I have been off road riding most of my life and currently still own a GS Adventure but in 2006 i got into the Harley thing ....love anything two wheels....hehe or three as i also own a Royal Enfield with side car
But i know there are a few of us on this forum that own more than one kind of bike in fact a few own Harley's.....like myself
My Ultra Classic Harley must be the most comfortable bike i have ever ridden...reason for it is the big seat...feet platforms....highway pegs so you can move and stretch on the ride....I've also owned a BMW LT and the Harley beats comfort hands down just because you go so much for your legs to move
I  did a trip from Cape Town to Pretoria non sleepover i.e. 1600 km in a day on my "couch" as they call them....as the guys said earlier on the posts extremely comfortable
Also agree with the comments to look at second hand option....many owners of Harley's i hate to say are posers and just want the bike for a status symbol....after a few years they want the latest model and then trade them with low milage at ridicules prices
On this forum people like to put down various bikes for whatever reason....i have ridden a range of bikes in my time,they all have had their place ....the Harley lifestyle is also loads of fun....love my bikes and also because they are all different
How boring would two wheels be if it could only be on one particular motorcycle  :ricky:
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 07:23:26 pm
Will post a few HD pics
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 07:27:29 pm
Friend of mine just customized his Fat Boy
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 07:35:59 pm
Recently in Feb we did a cross country trip with a few mates and my dad took us a week....Jhb to Durban to PE to Cape Town to Jhb 4200 km
We going down to Margate bike week next week via Cradock as Marge is too close to Jhb hehehe
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 07:48:24 pm
There is a guy that converts two wheels goldwings and Harleys to trikes in Pretoria
My dad now 78 started having issues with his plastic knees and when his last wife passed on and he met his new girlfriend we decided to convert his harley for his safety and others to a trike
Nico of Exotic Design did a great job and we based the colour on 2011 CVO
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 07:51:55 pm
Olmans before we converted Street Glide
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 08:17:55 pm
Two WD members on the way to Bike week last year on their other bikes.....
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 08:19:24 pm
Road King is a nice tourer
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 08:22:19 pm
HD Kansas City factory
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Post by: DirtRebell on April 23, 2014, 08:39:19 pm
Some magnificent looking Harleys you posted Mother.
I admire your dad and that he keeps on biking, come hell or high water.

That custom Bagger sure looks the Bee's knee's.  :thumleft:

I wonder if it is really possible to own one Harley for a long time.
So many different styles and customising options to like and experience.
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Post by: whitedelight on April 23, 2014, 09:07:43 pm
Some magnificent looking Harleys you posted Mother.
I admire your dad and that he keeps on biking, come hell or high water.

That custom Bagger sure looks the Bee's knee's.  :thumleft:

I wonder if it is really possible to own one Harley for a long time.
So many different styles and customising options to like and experience.

What do you define as a long time? I have had my Road King now for four years and am not sure what other Harley I would want. My missus reckons we too young for a couch,but a Street Glide is still in my future. Just love the Road King so will keep it for a while longer.
A  mate in our club has over 350 000km on his bike,engine never opened. They are pretty under stressed so are good for big milage.
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 09:30:10 pm
I agree its hard to just keep only one....but like whitedelight says the bikes are made to do american miles....the thing is so many nice variations nowadays makes it difficult...i have a mate who just keeps collecting....but he is fortunate to have the means....will post a pic of his garage or should i say Harley man cave....hehe count how many.....
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Post by: DirtRebell on April 23, 2014, 09:31:28 pm
Some magnificent looking Harleys you posted Mother.
I admire your dad and that he keeps on biking, come hell or high water.

That custom Bagger sure looks the Bee's knee's.  :thumleft:

I wonder if it is really possible to own one Harley for a long time.
So many different styles and customising options to like and experience.

What do you define as a long time? I have had my Road King now for four years and am not sure what other Harley I would want. My missus reckons we too young for a couch,but a Street Glide is still in my future. Just love the Road King so will keep it for a while longer.
A  mate in our club has over 350 000km on his bike,engine never opened. They are pretty under stressed so are good for big milage.

I dunno. Doesnt really matter. All I'm saying is that there are so many options that would appeal to me that it would be difficult to choose on one and stay faithful until death do part. Unlike marriage. :imaposer:
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Post by: Mother on April 23, 2014, 09:39:38 pm
Some magnificent looking Harleys you posted Mother.
I admire your dad and that he keeps on biking, come hell or high water.

That custom Bagger sure looks the Bee's knee's.  :thumleft:

I wonder if it is really possible to own one Harley for a long time.
So many different styles and customising options to like and experience.

What do you define as a long time? I have had my Road King now for four years and am not sure what other Harley I would want. My missus reckons we too young for a couch,but a Street Glide is still in my future. Just love the Road King so will keep it for a while longer.
A  mate in our club has over 350 000km on his bike,engine never opened. They are pretty under stressed so are good for big milage.

I dunno. Doesnt really matter. All I'm saying is that there are so many options that would appeal to me that it would be difficult to choose on one and stay faithful until death do part. Unlike marriage. :imaposer:
Yip i agree... I have had  6 harleys and my dad three since 2006....so many nice ones... For now i will keep my Road King and my CVO Ultra as they both still got lots of kilos to do...my Road King is. Limited edition which i love i use this as a town bike and i just aquired my new couch my first ever CVO so i still want to enjoy that for years to come.....
I wouldnt mind a Breakout but think my wife will mind... ;D
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Post by: DirtRebell on April 23, 2014, 09:44:40 pm
Some magnificent looking Harleys you posted Mother.
I admire your dad and that he keeps on biking, come hell or high water.

That custom Bagger sure looks the Bee's knee's.  :thumleft:

I wonder if it is really possible to own one Harley for a long time.
So many different styles and customising options to like and experience.

What do you define as a long time? I have had my Road King now for four years and am not sure what other Harley I would want. My missus reckons we too young for a couch,but a Street Glide is still in my future. Just love the Road King so will keep it for a while longer.
A  mate in our club has over 350 000km on his bike,engine never opened. They are pretty under stressed so are good for big milage.

I dunno. Doesnt really matter. All I'm saying is that there are so many options that would appeal to me that it would be difficult to choose on one and stay faithful until death do part. Unlike marriage. :imaposer:
Yip i agree... I have had  6 harleys and my dad three since 2006....so many nice ones... For now i will keep my Road King and my CVO Ultra as they both still got lots of kilos to do...my Road King is. Limited edition which i love i use this as a town bike and i just aquired my new couch my first ever CVO so i still want to enjoy that for years to come.....
I wouldnt mind a Breakout but think my wife will mind... ;D

:thumleft:

I also like that Breakout :drif:
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Post by: whitedelight on April 23, 2014, 09:47:00 pm
Took my niece for her first ever bike ride on Monday,she loved it.

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Post by: whitedelight on April 23, 2014, 09:59:35 pm
Harley Davidson VR1000

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Post by: whitedelight on April 23, 2014, 10:01:11 pm
Harley military spec MT350, also later came out as a 500

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Post by: Marcr on April 23, 2014, 10:08:40 pm
I just delved into the HD's for the first time. Here's a pic of my Breakout.

I'm in the process of 'customizing' it to my preferences. I must say its lots of fun, I'm actually surprised as to how much I'm enjoying it. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/24/ysujavat.jpg)


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Post by: whitedelight on April 23, 2014, 10:15:11 pm
That Breakout is one sweet looking bike.  :thumleft:
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Post by: TVB on April 24, 2014, 10:25:57 am
I just love the Harley's and thanks for all the information and pictures Mother! Your dad is a 'cool dood' still riding at 78 and seems he would probably still be on that trike for years to come! Respect :thumleft:

I am more into a touring Harley and once my ship docks will be looking at anything with a bit of wind protection and fit for 1000km a day if I feel like it. The street glide sure looks great as well as the road king but must say the new (cheap @ R135K) Extra low rider 1200T with quick release windshield is worth a second look.

As for the water cooled Harleys......just have a look at the cast wheels. I don't say it is not 'Harley'; of course it is, but surely will not be up to US manufacturers standards, that I can assure you. Who knows, maybe it will open many opportunities for guys who love the brand (like me) but is on a tight budged. All I can say it it already evident just by looking at the picture that the workmanship is not 'up there'

Here is a picture of a HD which I find soft on the eye  ;)

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Post by: bmad on April 24, 2014, 01:40:07 pm
I just delved into the HD's for the first time. Here's a pic of my Breakout.

I'm in the process of 'customizing' it to my preferences. I must say its lots of fun, I'm actually surprised as to how much I'm enjoying it. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/24/ysujavat.jpg)


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Really like that  :thumleft:
Told the wife the next bike is a Harley, something similar to the above but i want it customised so it is mine  :biggrin:

something like this...
(http://bikeglam.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Thunderbike-Presents-the-Splendid-%E2%80%98Triple-8%E2%80%B2-Harley-Davidson-Breakout.jpg)
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Post by: TVB on April 24, 2014, 01:56:52 pm
Stunning Bike!  :laughing4:
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Post by: Wayne on April 24, 2014, 07:18:44 pm
I just delved into the HD's for the first time. Here's a pic of my Breakout.

I'm in the process of 'customizing' it to my preferences. I must say its lots of fun, I'm actually surprised as to how much I'm enjoying it. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/24/ysujavat.jpg)


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Ooh  :drif:
Really like that  :thumleft:
Told the wife the next bike is a Harley, something similar to the above but i want it customised so it is mine  :biggrin:

something like this...
(http://bikeglam.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Thunderbike-Presents-the-Splendid-%E2%80%98Triple-8%E2%80%B2-Harley-Davidson-Breakout.jpg)
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Post by: whitedelight on April 24, 2014, 10:55:39 pm
One of our club members was invited to join the Hampster club in the US. A very different club comprising of custom bikes started in the 70's. Very talented bike builders belong to this club,two famous ones are the Ness and Perewitz families.
They have been going to Sturgis since day one basically. They take over a nearby town ,and the town has actually called a part where they stay Hamster Hill.
The only rule is it has to be custom and it has to be ridden to Sturgis,sometimes a ride of 2500 miles one way.
A few of the bikes ,the first our mate Gary from Cape Town.

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Post by: whitedelight on April 24, 2014, 10:59:19 pm
Some more bikes from some of our members

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Post by: LouisXander on April 25, 2014, 07:36:50 am
Man! I love those low an slow ones!!!

I do not think if I was in the position to buy one I'd go for the tourers, I think they're getting a bit excessive nowadays, but the minimalist ones I love! Like the breakout.
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Post by: Wild Hearted Son on April 25, 2014, 09:21:12 am
That pic above with the guy with a piss-pot & plakkies
Awesomely engineered bike, but where does the petrol go ?
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Post by: silvrav on April 25, 2014, 09:37:09 am
That pic above with the guy with a piss-pot & plakkies
Awesomely engineered bike, but where does the petrol go ?


I assume its in the frame.... Have seen some before where they do it this way.
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Post by: DirtRebell on April 25, 2014, 10:41:03 am
That pic above with the guy with a piss-pot & plakkies
Awesomely engineered bike, but where does the petrol go ?


I assume its in the frame.... Have seen some before where they do it this way.

Could also be a tank under the seat visible under his upper leg?
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Post by: Wild Hearted Son on April 25, 2014, 01:43:16 pm
That pic above with the guy with a piss-pot & plakkies
Awesomely engineered bike, but where does the petrol go ?


I assume its in the frame.... Have seen some before where they do it this way.

Could also be a tank under the seat visible under his upper leg?


Nope, that's an oil tank. It's big enough that the battery is probably in there too..
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Post by: whitedelight on April 26, 2014, 01:41:50 am
That pic above with the guy with a piss-pot & plakkies
Awesomely engineered bike, but where does the petrol go ?


I assume its in the frame.... Have seen some before where they do it this way.

Could also be a tank under the seat visible under his upper leg?
Tank below his right thigh. That bike was built in the states. Your not more minimalist than that

Nope, that's an oil tank. It's big enough that the battery is probably in there too..
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Post by: Wild Hearted Son on April 26, 2014, 07:51:25 am
Interesting...
So where's oil & battery then?
Not a long distance machine by any stretch is it ?
It has some very familiar styling cues, I am trying to place the builder, do you know if was Hotmatch by any chance ?
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Post by: whitedelight on April 26, 2014, 09:50:43 am
I can ask the guy who owns it,he did mention a while back and think it was someone quite well known.
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Post by: Wayne on April 27, 2014, 06:26:05 pm
Who says you cannot wheelie a Harley?
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Post by: TVB on April 29, 2014, 11:46:04 am
Mooi man!!  :laughing4:
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Post by: 2-Stroke on April 29, 2014, 11:49:32 am
Harley Davidson Street Glide:
Simon Fourie is riding this bike down to Africa Bike Week in Margate this weekend, but was not using it this past weekend, so I used it.
For anyone who doesn't know the Street Glide, it is one of those massive touring Harleys – this one, for example, weighs exactly 367 tons, but this isn't too big a problem, because the seat height is approximately 15mm off the ground, so even a 3-foot garden gnome like me can handle it with relative ease. In fact, it becomes a fun challenge. When I took it home, I decided that I would do the responsible thing and reverse it into my garage. After a 97-point turn, and three hernias, the beast sat magnificently in my garage, ready to be ridden out the next morning when I was undoubtedly going to be rushing because I'd be late for work. Still, I was high-fiving myself more than Kanye-West at my bike manoeuvring skills.
It has a massive stereo system, made more excellent by the fact that I could plug iPhone into it and play actual music, much like radio stations nowadays don't. You can control volume and track selection on the fly via a little button on the Playstation controller situated next to the left handlebar, which is better too, but there is a problem with having a stereo on a motorcycle: when you stop at a traffic light, everyone can hear exactly what you are listening to, and on my phone that day, I happened to accidentally only have the best of Toto on it, so I sat at the light, with the huge Harley putting away majestically, with I'll Supply The Love trumpeting out of the two huge speakers.
I could feel the judgemental stares from the people in their cars, and I even caught the look from the resident beggar out the corner of my eye, who was decidedly condescending.
Right – I stopped in at the office, downloaded a whole lot of Led Zeppelin and returned to said traffic light to restore my dwindling pride. I sat with Immigrant Song blaring, yet still failed to notice any recognition from the passing motorists, who were still giving me a perplexed look. I then caught my reflection in the window of one of the cars - the Harley, matt-black with ornate engine parts, looked spectacular, but I was wearing blue jeans, black takkies, a sporty red and black Kevlar jacket, my red and white Arai Chaser superbike helmet, absolutely no rock n roll leather and a look of desperation. Even Led Zeppelin couldn't solve this level of uncoolness. To make matters worse, my phone was set on Shuffle, thus it returned to Toto for the next song, which was the unmistakeable sound of Without Your Love.
With my ego thoroughly in shreds, I decided to give up on the poser lifestyle and go on a breakfast run, where things got decidedly better. It has a 103 cubic-inch motor, which isn't fast, but it is strong enough to pull a Macdonalds burger out of an American's hands. On idle, it shakes and bounces around in your classic Harley style, but once you are moving, all unnecessary vibrations cease and it becomes an absolute pleasure.
We were riding with a group of gents on superbikes and naked sports bikes, which are tons of fun, but when we arrived in Harties, you couldn't help but notice them taking a few moments to realign their spines, while I was hopping around excitedly, spine still fully in tact.
The Harley is fun too, despite the testimonies of many a sport bike rider. It weighs 367 tons, which means that its wheels sink into the tar and you are, literally, in a groove, so it corners with traction casting a majority vote. This is a problem for the dismissive sport bike riders, who were noticeably quiet after Hold The Line cam blaring around their outside in one of the turns.
The more you ride this bike, the more you get over the fact that it can out-brute a tank, and the more you enjoy it. Simon is leaving on it for Margate this week. I'm actually quite jealous.
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Post by: Mother on April 29, 2014, 04:47:11 pm
Check out this Harley Dual Sport bike

http://www.bikeexif.com/dual-sport-motorcycle (http://www.bikeexif.com/dual-sport-motorcycle)
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Post by: TVB on April 29, 2014, 05:05:47 pm
Check out this Harley Dual Sport bike

http://www.bikeexif.com/dual-sport-motorcycle (http://www.bikeexif.com/dual-sport-motorcycle)

 :drif:
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Post by: whitedelight on April 29, 2014, 07:20:37 pm
A mate in Langebaan got his new scoot. Not quite what I would buy but he has owned a few out there Harley's

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Post by: whitedelight on April 29, 2014, 07:22:20 pm
Harley Davidson Street Glide:
Simon Fourie is riding this bike down to Africa Bike Week in Margate this weekend, but was not using it this past weekend, so I used it.
For anyone who doesn't know the Street Glide, it is one of those massive touring Harleys – this one, for example, weighs exactly 367 tons, but this isn't too big a problem, because the seat height is approximately 15mm off the ground, so even a 3-foot garden gnome like me can handle it with relative ease. In fact, it becomes a fun challenge. When I took it home, I decided that I would do the responsible thing and reverse it into my garage. After a 97-point turn, and three hernias, the beast sat magnificently in my garage, ready to be ridden out the next morning when I was undoubtedly going to be rushing because I'd be late for work. Still, I was high-fiving myself more than Kanye-West at my bike manoeuvring skills.
It has a massive stereo system, made more excellent by the fact that I could plug iPhone into it and play actual music, much like radio stations nowadays don't. You can control volume and track selection on the fly via a little button on the Playstation controller situated next to the left handlebar, which is better too, but there is a problem with having a stereo on a motorcycle: when you stop at a traffic light, everyone can hear exactly what you are listening to, and on my phone that day, I happened to accidentally only have the best of Toto on it, so I sat at the light, with the huge Harley putting away majestically, with I'll Supply The Love trumpeting out of the two huge speakers.
I could feel the judgemental stares from the people in their cars, and I even caught the look from the resident beggar out the corner of my eye, who was decidedly condescending.
Right – I stopped in at the office, downloaded a whole lot of Led Zeppelin and returned to said traffic light to restore my dwindling pride. I sat with Immigrant Song blaring, yet still failed to notice any recognition from the passing motorists, who were still giving me a perplexed look. I then caught my reflection in the window of one of the cars - the Harley, matt-black with ornate engine parts, looked spectacular, but I was wearing blue jeans, black takkies, a sporty red and black Kevlar jacket, my red and white Arai Chaser superbike helmet, absolutely no rock n roll leather and a look of desperation. Even Led Zeppelin couldn't solve this level of uncoolness. To make matters worse, my phone was set on Shuffle, thus it returned to Toto for the next song, which was the unmistakeable sound of Without Your Love.
With my ego thoroughly in shreds, I decided to give up on the poser lifestyle and go on a breakfast run, where things got decidedly better. It has a 103 cubic-inch motor, which isn't fast, but it is strong enough to pull a Macdonalds burger out of an American's hands. On idle, it shakes and bounces around in your classic Harley style, but once you are moving, all unnecessary vibrations cease and it becomes an absolute pleasure.
We were riding with a group of gents on superbikes and naked sports bikes, which are tons of fun, but when we arrived in Harties, you couldn't help but notice them taking a few moments to realign their spines, while I was hopping around excitedly, spine still fully in tact.
The Harley is fun too, despite the testimonies of many a sport bike rider. It weighs 367 tons, which means that its wheels sink into the tar and you are, literally, in a groove, so it corners with traction casting a majority vote. This is a problem for the dismissive sport bike riders, who were noticeably quiet after Hold The Line cam blaring around their outside in one of the turns.
The more you ride this bike, the more you get over the fact that it can out-brute a tank, and the more you enjoy it. Simon is leaving on it for Margate this week. I'm actually quite jealous.

Yep once you learn how to ride one,cause it is a different ride to most other bikes,they are heaps of fun.
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Post by: DirtRebell on April 29, 2014, 07:45:07 pm
Harley Davidson Street Glide:
Simon Fourie is riding this bike down to Africa Bike Week in Margate this weekend, but was not using it this past weekend, so I used it.
For anyone who doesn't know the Street Glide, it is one of those massive touring Harleys – this one, for example, weighs exactly 367 tons, but this isn't too big a problem, because the seat height is approximately 15mm off the ground, so even a 3-foot garden gnome like me can handle it with relative ease. In fact, it becomes a fun challenge. When I took it home, I decided that I would do the responsible thing and reverse it into my garage. After a 97-point turn, and three hernias, the beast sat magnificently in my garage, ready to be ridden out the next morning when I was undoubtedly going to be rushing because I'd be late for work. Still, I was high-fiving myself more than Kanye-West at my bike manoeuvring skills.
It has a massive stereo system, made more excellent by the fact that I could plug iPhone into it and play actual music, much like radio stations nowadays don't. You can control volume and track selection on the fly via a little button on the Playstation controller situated next to the left handlebar, which is better too, but there is a problem with having a stereo on a motorcycle: when you stop at a traffic light, everyone can hear exactly what you are listening to, and on my phone that day, I happened to accidentally only have the best of Toto on it, so I sat at the light, with the huge Harley putting away majestically, with I'll Supply The Love trumpeting out of the two huge speakers.
I could feel the judgemental stares from the people in their cars, and I even caught the look from the resident beggar out the corner of my eye, who was decidedly condescending.
Right – I stopped in at the office, downloaded a whole lot of Led Zeppelin and returned to said traffic light to restore my dwindling pride. I sat with Immigrant Song blaring, yet still failed to notice any recognition from the passing motorists, who were still giving me a perplexed look. I then caught my reflection in the window of one of the cars - the Harley, matt-black with ornate engine parts, looked spectacular, but I was wearing blue jeans, black takkies, a sporty red and black Kevlar jacket, my red and white Arai Chaser superbike helmet, absolutely no rock n roll leather and a look of desperation. Even Led Zeppelin couldn't solve this level of uncoolness. To make matters worse, my phone was set on Shuffle, thus it returned to Toto for the next song, which was the unmistakeable sound of Without Your Love.
With my ego thoroughly in shreds, I decided to give up on the poser lifestyle and go on a breakfast run, where things got decidedly better. It has a 103 cubic-inch motor, which isn't fast, but it is strong enough to pull a Macdonalds burger out of an American's hands. On idle, it shakes and bounces around in your classic Harley style, but once you are moving, all unnecessary vibrations cease and it becomes an absolute pleasure.
We were riding with a group of gents on superbikes and naked sports bikes, which are tons of fun, but when we arrived in Harties, you couldn't help but notice them taking a few moments to realign their spines, while I was hopping around excitedly, spine still fully in tact.
The Harley is fun too, despite the testimonies of many a sport bike rider. It weighs 367 tons, which means that its wheels sink into the tar and you are, literally, in a groove, so it corners with traction casting a majority vote. This is a problem for the dismissive sport bike riders, who were noticeably quiet after Hold The Line cam blaring around their outside in one of the turns.
The more you ride this bike, the more you get over the fact that it can out-brute a tank, and the more you enjoy it. Simon is leaving on it for Margate this week. I'm actually quite jealous.

Hey nice write-up!
Since I've seen a Street Glide in the flesh a coupla days ago it is my new favourite HD! :lol8: 
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Post by: badseed on April 29, 2014, 10:44:48 pm
An old dude on a big red and black Hog with great sounding pipes and a sound system passed me on the 690 just outside Somerset West on Monday morning (Freedom day).  Great sounding machine and took off with pretty impressive acceleration .

But mire impressive was the cool jacket he was wearing.  Red/black with dosens of big bright studs.
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Post by: ButchH on May 17, 2014, 11:17:21 am
Ok Ill share this :Gary Scott, riding a Triumph. :deal: :imaposer: :imaposer:    http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/news/harley-dealer-ad-gets-it-wrong?src=SOC&dom=fb (http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/news/harley-dealer-ad-gets-it-wrong?src=SOC&dom=fb)   :deal:
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Post by: Wayne on May 17, 2014, 03:41:30 pm
Ok Ill share this :Gary Scott, riding a Triumph. :deal: :imaposer: :imaposer:    http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/news/harley-dealer-ad-gets-it-wrong?src=SOC&dom=fb (http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/news/harley-dealer-ad-gets-it-wrong?src=SOC&dom=fb)   :deal:

Damn that's funny


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Post by: TVB on May 17, 2014, 04:24:22 pm
 :patch: I think somone got fired!
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Post by: mulder on May 23, 2014, 10:08:08 am
Here are my 2 Babies
(http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu104/mulder007/Springer.jpg) (http://s638.photobucket.com/user/mulder007/media/Springer.jpg.html)
My 1999 Springer Softail  just 8000KM
(http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu104/mulder007/Sportster.jpg) (http://s638.photobucket.com/user/mulder007/media/Sportster.jpg.html)
My 2007 Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Sportster just 4000KM
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Post by: Offshore on May 23, 2014, 10:23:55 am
Nice Bikes but the 50th Anniversary was in 1953.
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Post by: Lem on May 23, 2014, 10:30:08 am
Nice Bikes but the 50th Anniversary was in 1953.

wasn't it more or less 50 year anniversary of the Sportster name?
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Post by: Offshore on May 23, 2014, 10:35:14 am
Nice Bikes but the 50th Anniversary was in 1953.

wasn't it more or less 50 year anniversary of the Sportster name?
Aha, that could be.
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Post by: badballie on May 23, 2014, 11:15:54 am
My mate Varkie's Wyat Earp Fatboy
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Post by: TVB on May 23, 2014, 12:48:23 pm
WOW, Fatboy  :drif:
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Post by: Wayne on May 23, 2014, 06:54:39 pm
Stunning bike that Fatboy. I would of chosen the single action revolver though.


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Post by: DirtRebell on May 23, 2014, 09:04:21 pm
So very bootiful. :drif:
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Post by: KiLRoy on May 24, 2014, 06:26:44 am
 :imaposer:nice one Dan :imaposer: imagine the big Harley with Celine Dion's shrill voice on the speakers :imaposer: :imaposer:  send my regards to Simon plse :thumleft:
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Post by: Dirty Boy on May 26, 2014, 10:08:01 am
WOW, Fatboy  :drif:

Bit harsh. Badballie is not tiny but I wouldnt call him that !   :eek7:
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Post by: badballie on May 26, 2014, 10:14:15 am
Ah I do not mind  ;D
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Post by: steveindar on May 27, 2014, 03:51:10 pm
I have a good friend here in Tanzania looking at purchasing a Harley but not sure which are the reputable dealers. Who is recommended in either Jo'Burg/Pretoria or CT?

Cheers

Steveindar
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Post by: Marcr on May 27, 2014, 05:08:29 pm
I just bought mine at Gold Rand in Boksburg. Very good so far.
I also believe Pretoria is excellent.


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Post by: TVB on May 28, 2014, 01:08:14 pm
I have a good friend here in Tanzania looking at purchasing a Harley but not sure which are the reputable dealers. Who is recommended in either Jo'Burg/Pretoria or CT?

Cheers

Steveindar

Zambezi HD - Lavender Wonderboom pta
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Post by: steveindar on May 28, 2014, 03:44:45 pm
Marcr, TVB, thanks for that.
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Post by: whitedelight on May 28, 2014, 08:22:53 pm
Or HD Tygervalley, awesome guys and awesome service
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Post by: Mother on June 12, 2014, 08:23:36 am
Heard they launching a 750 and 500 soon
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Post by: Mother on June 12, 2014, 08:27:40 am
 :bueller:
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Post by: Lem on June 12, 2014, 09:00:38 am
Heard they launching a 750 and 500 soon

Esh, that's a good looking machine!

If the 750 engine is 40% smaller than the 1250 V-rod....I hope they can offer this bike also at 40% less  :xxbah:
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Post by: Taboo on June 12, 2014, 10:49:13 am
Was wondering if anyone has ridden the Victory and/or Indian and how do they compare to the HD?
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Post by: TVB on June 12, 2014, 11:06:14 am
Was wondering if anyone has ridden the Victory and/or Indian and how do they compare to the HD?

They are supposed to be top end of the marked, competing only with the very best HD has to offer.

According to one of the testers of recent (Indian was tested) definitely superior in many ways from classic looks through to performance.

Polaris is the manufacturer, and they only target the top end of the marked with most of their products, from side by sides to snow mobiles as well as bikes.

However, HD will ways be the 'iconic brand' and still today most people who know or doesn't know motorcycles will always comment when a cruiser ride by; 'look at that nice Harley' and most will tell you; 'one day when my ship comes I will ide a Harley'

With regards to the 500 and 750. They are great looking machines, although one can clearly see that it is meant to produce in numbers and commercialised just by looking and comparing the Indian mass produced wheels (cast) with HD models build in the States. Yes is still HD, and looking good but the Americans will probably not even acknowledge it a 'real HD' because it is 'refined, water-cooled and build in India'.

Finally a HD model which will be affordable to the middle class bikers who's not bothered by status but just want to own share in the pleasure of ownership.

They should come in at around R80K and R100K
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Post by: Offshore on June 17, 2014, 11:53:56 am
My 11 year old Deuce 1450 and my even older Mother in Law. :lol8:
.
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Post by: TVB on June 17, 2014, 11:59:00 am
Can she ride or just posing for the pic? Lekker bike
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Post by: Offshore on June 17, 2014, 12:02:01 pm
Can she ride or just posing for the pic? Lekker bike
Nee ou Tom, sy pose maar net. :lol8: Maar my Vrou kan. :ricky:
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Post by: TVB on June 17, 2014, 01:01:07 pm
Can she ride or just posing for the pic? Lekker bike
Nee ou Tom, sy pose maar net. :lol8: Maar my Vrou kan. :ricky:

 :thumleft: Mooi,maar ek kan sien die tannie is n bok vir sports!  :)
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Post by: blainec on June 19, 2014, 05:16:25 pm
I have been threatening to most a pic of my fatboy but I am not very good at this so here goes.
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Post by: Mother on June 19, 2014, 10:20:27 pm
Harley unveil Electric bike

 http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/harley-davidson-unveils-an-electric-motorcycle.htm/ (http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/harley-davidson-unveils-an-electric-motorcycle.htm/)
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Post by: Mother on June 19, 2014, 10:22:53 pm
Harley unveil Electric bike

 http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/harley-davidson-unveils-an-electric-motorcycle.htm/ (http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/harley-davidson-unveils-an-electric-motorcycle.htm/)
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Post by: TVB on June 20, 2014, 02:18:49 pm
I have been threatening to most a pic of my fatboy but I am not very good at this so here goes.

Good looking bike  :thumleft:
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Post by: Pistonpete on June 20, 2014, 08:39:11 pm
Who just bought an HD.....come in Skid come in..... 8)
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Post by: whitedelight on June 28, 2014, 02:11:43 pm
Hey Skid when you gonna post a pic of your new bike,or do I have to do it?
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Post by: TVB on June 28, 2014, 02:20:29 pm
Hey Skid when you gonna post a pic of your new bike,or do I have to do it?

Ja gooi n pic!!
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Post by: Mother on June 30, 2014, 04:09:42 pm
While we wait for Skid to gooi n pic

Heres a pic of my Daughter by my skull Harley
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Post by: Lem on June 30, 2014, 04:18:25 pm
Is jou skull Harley 'n Road King?
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Post by: Mother on June 30, 2014, 04:33:51 pm
Is jou skull Harley 'n Road King?

Yip
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Post by: whitedelight on June 30, 2014, 06:53:18 pm
96  or 103 Chris?
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Post by: Mother on July 01, 2014, 08:06:23 am
Its a 103
She is a 2012 with lots of chrome and a limited edition paint kit called 'Mayhem'
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Post by: Gypsybaron on July 01, 2014, 11:53:33 am
The quality of HD is top notch. People that talk kark about them are jealous. :3some:
This is my 2003 Deuce 100th Aniversary. I would not like to own only a HD but there should be one in every Stable.

After looking at your top photo I still cannot decide whether your garage doors open big enough to fit a car in there....... looks very low!
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Post by: TVB on July 02, 2014, 03:32:13 pm
While we wait for Skid to gooi n pic

Heres a pic of my Daughter by my skull Harley

What a beautiful picture! The scull paintjob is brilliant!
 :thumleft:
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Post by: Mother on July 02, 2014, 05:30:00 pm
While we wait for Skid to gooi n pic

Heres a pic of my Daughter by my skull Harley

What a beautiful picture! The scull paintjob is brilliant!
 :thumleft:
Thanks ...when i walked into JHB Harley it was by the entrance standing all shiney and new....with that beautiful red paintjob....not really a skull person...but ...i convinced my wife it was a good 50th birthday gift to myself...i did feel a bit indulgent
One can order harley limited edition paint kits...price a bit hectic so lets not talk about prices
Mine is 48 of 200 only made...pity its wasnt 50 of 200 hehehe
Went a bit overboard with extras....see in pic with my wife i put red LED lights shining down on the motor
All harley accessories....nice thick catalogue of stuff to choose from....like a kid in a candy store
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Post by: TVB on July 03, 2014, 12:36:12 pm
Wow, I would love to see it in the dark with those red lights shining on the crome!
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Post by: Pistonpete on July 11, 2014, 09:36:11 am
 :thumleft:
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Post by: Offshore on July 11, 2014, 09:57:11 am
The quality of HD is top notch. People that talk kark about them are jealous. :3some:
This is my 2003 Deuce 100th Aniversary. I would not like to own only a HD but there should be one in every Stable.

After looking at your top photo I still cannot decide whether your garage doors open big enough to fit a car in there....... looks very low!
:laughing4: That is not my House, it is a Posie in Mosselbay where I stopped to take a Fodie for the "Photos that make you think WTF" section. Went there again recently and saw that the Dude fixed up his mess. :thumleft:
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Post by: Taboo on July 11, 2014, 10:03:55 am
Who is doing the overnighter this Saturday at Piekenierskloof?
Title: Re: Harley Davidson - Share your photos and information/news here
Post by: whitedelight on July 11, 2014, 09:08:22 pm
Who is doing the overnighter this Saturday at Piekenierskloof?

Ja that is our club event,but the missus and I have been so under the weather with this flu that we are giving it a miss. Pity as the overnighters are usually a good jol.
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Post by: i-KTM-yam! on August 09, 2014, 07:46:37 am
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c16/schenkgerard/Mobile%20Uploads/289ce31a-4460-4bb4-8a05-a998f38e5eda_zps6b90f5ca.jpg)

Photo of my Dyna WideGlide
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Post by: TVB on August 09, 2014, 07:52:33 pm
 :drif: pragtig
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Post by: Pistonpete on August 09, 2014, 09:45:14 pm
Skid is selling his HD....
2001 FXDWG 1450. 88 cubic inch. 11900 miles. With Screaming Eagle exhuasts. Windscreen. Custom paint. Awesome condition.
80K
Title: Re: Harley Davidson - Share your photos and information/news here
Post by: Taboo on August 11, 2014, 09:25:59 am
Didn't he just buy it? Why is it not working for him?
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Post by: 2-Stroke on August 11, 2014, 10:06:26 am
This is an answer to anyone who has a motorcycle with a stereo system, that fears being embarrassed by everyone around them hearing a song on their iPod that they are not proud of.

DAAA DAA DADAAA DA...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m7Pfn9gydA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m7Pfn9gydA)
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Post by: Hentie06 on September 22, 2014, 10:47:11 am
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