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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #100 on: March 31, 2020, 11:09:27 pm »
Studies het bewys dat 90% van alle Harleys is nog op die pad.
Die ander 10% is darem al by die huis.
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #101 on: May 12, 2020, 11:19:12 am »
https://www.rideapart.com/articles/420945/stuff-harley-sportster-owners-say/

Us sportster owners are a sensitive bunch it appears.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #102 on: May 12, 2020, 11:36:43 am »
He took a lot of effort to talk a lot of kak, LOL
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« Reply #103 on: May 15, 2020, 02:39:53 pm »
Some lekker riding gear for you Harley ladies.

hahaha loved this.....when i saw this harley post i knew i needed to go have a chuckle

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« Reply #104 on: May 15, 2020, 03:20:18 pm »
not that im an expert on all things harley but my ten cents

I started on a VRod...... at the time wanted something that looks more like i could relate......not an old mans boney
 it was a very fast and tall gears......purists said it wasnt a genuine harley as it was water cooled and designed in conjunction with porche......i didnt really care

problem was i wanted to ride further than garage to garage as they have very small tanks

i imported a bigger tank and my dad and i literally stripped the VRod in half and fitted a bigger tank

then i bought a VRod Mussel...... rode  that one from JHB to West Coast Rally in Partenoster.........everyone shook my wife's hand thinking we were nuts to ride pillion that far on the bike

On this rally/ride my Dad took his 1200 sporty ..........to me this bike is for a small person and ok for town not really a bike you do cross country.........yet my olman did a few trips around the country on his sporty.....

hey people ride around the world on posty bikes

After the VRod Mussel
sanity prevailed in the Harley Department and i bought a more user friendly tourer the Road King
great bike for town and  open road touring

I see some one mentioned on here the 88 cube motor was an issue
my dad had a street glide because it has low seat hight .....we bought it for him then we converted it to a trike it was a 88 cube and with the extra wheel this trike rode around SA a few times ...no shit at all
we did to his point replace the cam chain tensioners at around 80000 km for a few grand

i love Harleys although lately not impressed with reliability issues ....... i have had a few Harleys  (11 to be exact)

the sporty is definitely an entry into the brand model and if you do like the taste of harley you will most likely upgrade as someone said earlier .......my olman went from sporty to street glide to trike

in harley world they say all roads lead to a couch which is the tourer bikes.....i currently have a Road King and a CVO Ultra Limited

when i met my wife i was riding adventure bikes and she asked me if i would ever ride a harley

my answer was "over my dead body"......

today i have harley tats and have ridden around 200 000km on harleys since 2006 when i started riding them
this includes 4 trips across America

truth be told riding a harley is like an addiction and theres definitely an attitude to them
when i get on mine and ride away.. that sound........makes me feel  f@#$% the world
no other bike has given me that feeling

Owning/Riding Harleys has been the most fun i have had with my clothes on
I have also met the most amazing and interesting people on Harleys

40K for a sporty is cheap i do think you will outgrow it soon

as for the 750 or entry level harleys they recently introduced.......to me they are the ugliest bikes ever ....have no idea how they can think those will entice new people into the brand
the fatboys
and the soft tail slims are nice to me

lots of folks buy cheaper sporties then customise them ive seen some nice customs......this may be an option
not everyone wants a bulky tourer
« Last Edit: May 15, 2020, 04:11:42 pm by Mother »
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #105 on: May 15, 2020, 03:44:06 pm »
Great post!

Since having my sporty I get what you saying about other bikes not giving you the same feeling. I'm now wondering if I should sell my adventure bike and buy a more touring friendly Harley. I really like the look of the Road king! Although the Low rider S also does it for me.

I don't think I will resist another one very long!

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« Reply #106 on: May 15, 2020, 03:56:53 pm »
this was my softail slim it is low loud and single seater not very practical..........plenty of guts

made me smile everytime i rode it........

sold this and my aircooled gs to buy the new 1250 gsa

it was a fun town bike but i had to choose as i already had two other harleys i enjoyed


but this was a machine.........oh yes and the brakes were shit ...........
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« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2020, 04:05:23 pm »
this is my current collection

the red skull is my Road King it has a special paint set limited edition number 48/200 and i bought it for my 50th..........use it as a town bike currently have around 35000km on it

the maroon harley is my ultimate tourer its a 2019 CVO Ultra limited has all the bells and whistles ................love this bike but in Feb at 10800km  had a set back with reliability issues and the bike is currently at Harley Dealer awaiting a warranty repair with the engine.........as i mentioned in earlier post not happy with harleys issues on reliability........luckily the dealer is sorting it out under warranty

then the 1250 GSA....what to say an absolute brilliant bike love this machine.........hehe but its still not a harley ;)
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« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2020, 04:14:50 pm »
Very nice man!

Tell me do you work on your own bikes as well? One thing I have been pleasantly surprised with on the sporty is how easy everything is to do. Sensibly designed with DIY in mind it seems. I can even do most things with my normal sized hands....my jap cars and bike could learn some tips here.

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« Reply #109 on: May 15, 2020, 04:45:53 pm »
Very nice man!

Tell me do you work on your own bikes as well? One thing I have been pleasantly surprised with on the sporty is how easy everything is to do. Sensibly designed with DIY in mind it seems. I can even do most things with my normal sized hands....my jap cars and bike could learn some tips here.

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do the service on my road king the ultra is under warranty.....i make a project of it its fun and theres lots of good technical advice on harleys from the states to googly

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #110 on: May 15, 2020, 05:26:12 pm »
Very nice man!

Tell me do you work on your own bikes as well? One thing I have been pleasantly surprised with on the sporty is how easy everything is to do. Sensibly designed with DIY in mind it seems. I can even do most things with my normal sized hands....my jap cars and bike could learn some tips here.

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do the service on my road king the ultra is under warranty.....i make a project of it its fun and theres lots of good technical advice on harleys from the states to googly
Lekker, yea Delboys Garage is particularly good.

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #111 on: May 15, 2020, 08:29:18 pm »
Mother you are making me conflicted.
I am selling my sportster, guy is coming to get it tomorrow. The bike has been almost like family, 85000km on it. But I have not been doing it justice, its just standing.

Agree with your posts, its just something else. sad moment for us
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« Reply #112 on: May 16, 2020, 08:31:00 am »
Mother you are making me conflicted.
I am selling my sportster, guy is coming to get it tomorrow. The bike has been almost like family, 85000km on it. But I have not been doing it justice, its just standing.

Agree with your posts, its just something else. sad moment for us

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« Reply #113 on: May 16, 2020, 08:36:50 am »
my First Harley
bought this VRod new in 2006.........loved this bike ......only problem is they have very small tanks and you end up riding from garage to garage

bike has a very much drag bike feel........
used to race my mate shaun on his KTM 950.........hehehe he can tell you how this bike did.....goes like a bat out of hell

today you can pick them up fairly cheap as they been discontinued by harley and many owners dont put too many km on them......they come in a few versions ie  night rod etc
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« Reply #114 on: May 16, 2020, 08:42:33 am »
longest distance i did on my VRod Mussel was from Pretoria to Partenoster with my dad
we took the scenic route to first through eastern freestate to Graaf Reinett then Beaufort West back to Victoria West and down to the coast via Calvinia

You will see my dad carried a jerry can on his bike for petrol for me

everyone at the West coast rally was amazed that my wife road pillion all the way ...... O0
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« Reply #115 on: May 16, 2020, 08:49:15 am »
we upgraded the olman to a street glide for touring it was a big upgrade from the sportster....... he is short and small built .....the street glide has one of the lower seat hights in this class

so it was a good transition for him ..........

this is the 88 cubic inch motor never gave us a days shit........at around 80 000 km it got noisy and we changed the cam tensioners and chains and all was great again
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« Reply #116 on: May 16, 2020, 08:57:15 am »
long story short as the olman got older we thought it would be in everyones interest to add a third wheel

this was way before harley brought in the official trike to its line up

we had a guy Nico from Exotic Designs in Pretoria do a custom trike for the olman

he came with a great reputation and i will recommend him any day......he specialises in trike conversions .......back then he was recommended to me by harley jhb

so we took the olmans street glide and converted it to this magnificent beast

the olman impressed and rode this bike all around the country until he retired last year at 83

ps sold it to a chap from jhb who flew to cape town and promptly rode it back .......
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« Reply #117 on: May 16, 2020, 10:20:15 am »
Your Dad's trike is really awesome.

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« Reply #118 on: May 16, 2020, 02:01:57 pm »
Just back from a ride on my sporty. Happy again now.

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« Reply #119 on: May 16, 2020, 03:57:12 pm »
Great thread this! Opening up a whole new world for me as I know jack about Harleys. Guys, please add pictures of the models you have ... it’s like a new language that I am keen to hear about.

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