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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #320 on: June 11, 2020, 03:36:44 pm »
So this is my couch. It is a very nice couch it is very similar to all other couches but it is mine . I have owned it for a little over a year now . bought 2ndhand with 5k on the clock . now has about 14k trouble free km on it. It is the first model year of the twin cool (or is that the bm lc term) so it has dual cooling ,air and water on the heads. All recalls have been run etc and bike is cool except when it runs in traffic at 40deg . due to twin cool the fairing leg shrouds are not storage compartments but radiators , dunno if I would have used them  to store much anyway as I think too easy to get in and rip off people (a few press studs) . I have the 103 motor (1800cc) aprox and there is plenty enough power and speed for the bike. Bike has the boombox  so 5 or 6 inch screen with a gps , radio etc . I can also plug in a memory stick , ipod smartphone and stream music. The  hd comms system is a bit archaic with cable that plugs into bike and helmet and that coupled with fact that vrou and I have senna 10 already we donít use the comms or sound but occasionally I switch on the radio out the 4 speaker system while riding around town but that is a bit poser for me and against my personality I guess because everyone stops and looks etc. I plot routes on my garmin mapsource and plug in memory stick and upload routes to gps. Works well in theory but in practice sometimes the area of the map is not on the hd system and it keeps trying to offer alternates, can be confusing to follow the route but generally for road travel etc works well enough. There is the cb radio of course but I know nought about that except once suddenly it started talking to me and I presume there was a.n.other nearby with his switched on
A very interesting innovation in the engine is the ETMS (maybe name) system . engine temp mgmt. essentially what happens is when slow stop start riding in town at high ambient temperature and obviously big engine heat on the couches, when you stop the electronics automatically check temp etc and if too hot switch off fuel to rear cylinder..rear cylinder in effect becomes a air pump. Rev or pull off and etms switches off and fuel pumps in again creating power .
There are little body panels above rear head to divert air flow away from legs..works fuckall really.
Scoot weighs 410kg dry (I think dry) but you really donít notice weight as it is very low down and actually handles very nicely and can be ridden quite briskly once you know it and are used to it. Interesting point is DONOT pull front brake at a walk while turning bars a bit..bike will topple over and despite the fact that you see little old ladies picking bike up on youtube it is not that easy despite fact that we are gs pickup trained people (same method to be honest). But being gs people we can you turn etc with the best of them using a bit of clutch control, foot brake, head turning and weight displacement.
I have the ultra ltd so had to put my own hway pegs. They are really a must I reckon. In addition to highway pegs I have put a shorter screen as vrou really complained about buffeting badly. The shorter screen buffets a bit round my head but not any worse than my 1200adv and probably(in my memory) a bit better than my 1150 adv   with screen removed (cant remember why I did that except that it looked cool).   It looks nicer with the shorter screen I think. I have put v&h pipes well actually bike came with them . not loud but such a lovely sound when you on bike. The aerials are gone and replaced by a very short solid piece purchased at midas and in my opinion look way better.  Apart from suspension the rest of bike is stock standard and that could take another essay to explain. In a nutshell bike comes with air suspension (oil inside shock) and I understand no springs. What an effup of note. So you pump air into shock depending on weight but to be honest me mrs and luggage are over the limit kind of . then the air starts leaking out that every day you need to repump, that is not so much of an issue and riding on the motorway it is not bad. Any secondary road becomes a major issue though with bouncing, bad bad bottoming and kidneys sent through your spine into your neck. God help you if theres a smell of a pothole though. So blingking quotes 25k for shocks, ohlins over 30k, Malcom the mechanic 16k , me to bring in from states around 15k . my friendly hd ou got me a set of noname brand special from tjoina virus free guaranteed , they were a gamble before going to the big bucks, cost around 3k, me n vrou havenít done a trip yet but so far with no luggage, a bit bouncy but handle well and no bottoming and well   to be honest we are not unhappy at this point in time .
Longest trip was from jhb to bloemhof,Kimberley, vic west ,graaf reinert and George over 3 sleeps touring. Return George pe somerset zastron jhb with only 2 sleeps.
So why did I buy the couch ..mrs cannot get leg over the adv anymore and now in our older days we have time and a bit of spare cash for touring and jolling (no children anymore) . we did look at rt and I liked the bm six a bit but they werenít right for us, ditto a Goldwing . Yamaha fjr or whatever could have also been cool but the comfort levels we have are unbeatable. Funny thing though  vrou seems to prefer the gs and what we do is she climbs on first and then being very careful not to kick her in the cooky I slide on ..we do do similar with the couch and this method works very well.           
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #321 on: June 11, 2020, 03:39:32 pm »
Thinking of selling my wife's Harley 883 super low sportster .2015 and 3000km on stands in the lounge.
Any idea of a selling price?
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #322 on: June 12, 2020, 01:28:51 pm »
So this is my couch. It is a very nice couch it is very similar to all other couches but it is mine . I have owned it for a little over a year now . bought 2ndhand with 5k on the clock . now has about 14k trouble free km on it. It is the first model year of the twin cool (or is that the bm lc term) so it has dual cooling ,air and water on the heads. All recalls have been run etc and bike is cool except when it runs in traffic at 40deg . due to twin cool the fairing leg shrouds are not storage compartments but radiators , dunno if I would have used them  to store much anyway as I think too easy to get in and rip off people (a few press studs) . I have the 103 motor (1800cc) aprox and there is plenty enough power and speed for the bike. Bike has the boombox  so 5 or 6 inch screen with a gps , radio etc . I can also plug in a memory stick , ipod smartphone and stream music. The  hd comms system is a bit archaic with cable that plugs into bike and helmet and that coupled with fact that vrou and I have senna 10 already we donít use the comms or sound but occasionally I switch on the radio out the 4 speaker system while riding around town but that is a bit poser for me and against my personality I guess because everyone stops and looks etc. I plot routes on my garmin mapsource and plug in memory stick and upload routes to gps. Works well in theory but in practice sometimes the area of the map is not on the hd system and it keeps trying to offer alternates, can be confusing to follow the route but generally for road travel etc works well enough. There is the cb radio of course but I know nought about that except once suddenly it started talking to me and I presume there was a.n.other nearby with his switched on
A very interesting innovation in the engine is the ETMS (maybe name) system . engine temp mgmt. essentially what happens is when slow stop start riding in town at high ambient temperature and obviously big engine heat on the couches, when you stop the electronics automatically check temp etc and if too hot switch off fuel to rear cylinder..rear cylinder in effect becomes a air pump. Rev or pull off and etms switches off and fuel pumps in again creating power .
There are little body panels above rear head to divert air flow away from legs..works fuckall really.
Scoot weighs 410kg dry (I think dry) but you really donít notice weight as it is very low down and actually handles very nicely and can be ridden quite briskly once you know it and are used to it. Interesting point is DONOT pull front brake at a walk while turning bars a bit..bike will topple over and despite the fact that you see little old ladies picking bike up on youtube it is not that easy despite fact that we are gs pickup trained people (same method to be honest). But being gs people we can you turn etc with the best of them using a bit of clutch control, foot brake, head turning and weight displacement.
I have the ultra ltd so had to put my own hway pegs. They are really a must I reckon. In addition to highway pegs I have put a shorter screen as vrou really complained about buffeting badly. The shorter screen buffets a bit round my head but not any worse than my 1200adv and probably(in my memory) a bit better than my 1150 adv   with screen removed (cant remember why I did that except that it looked cool).   It looks nicer with the shorter screen I think. I have put v&h pipes well actually bike came with them . not loud but such a lovely sound when you on bike. The aerials are gone and replaced by a very short solid piece purchased at midas and in my opinion look way better.  Apart from suspension the rest of bike is stock standard and that could take another essay to explain. In a nutshell bike comes with air suspension (oil inside shock) and I understand no springs. What an effup of note. So you pump air into shock depending on weight but to be honest me mrs and luggage are over the limit kind of . then the air starts leaking out that every day you need to repump, that is not so much of an issue and riding on the motorway it is not bad. Any secondary road becomes a major issue though with bouncing, bad bad bottoming and kidneys sent through your spine into your neck. God help you if theres a smell of a pothole though. So blingking quotes 25k for shocks, ohlins over 30k, Malcom the mechanic 16k , me to bring in from states around 15k . my friendly hd ou got me a set of noname brand special from tjoina virus free guaranteed , they were a gamble before going to the big bucks, cost around 3k, me n vrou havenít done a trip yet but so far with no luggage, a bit bouncy but handle well and no bottoming and well   to be honest we are not unhappy at this point in time .
Longest trip was from jhb to bloemhof,Kimberley, vic west ,graaf reinert and George over 3 sleeps touring. Return George pe somerset zastron jhb with only 2 sleeps.
So why did I buy the couch ..mrs cannot get leg over the adv anymore and now in our older days we have time and a bit of spare cash for touring and jolling (no children anymore) . we did look at rt and I liked the bm six a bit but they werenít right for us, ditto a Goldwing . Yamaha fjr or whatever could have also been cool but the comfort levels we have are unbeatable. Funny thing though  vrou seems to prefer the gs and what we do is she climbs on first and then being very careful not to kick her in the cooky I slide on ..we do do similar with the couch and this method works very well.         


nice couch......haha they definitely could have improved the shocks i had two leaks on my previous couches.......

theres a big difference on the new CVO much improved with no air pumping now......i still tag the pump along on my road king as every now and again its needs to be firmed for the missus


nice overview on your bike

my road king is a 103

inspite of the shocks........which are just ok...... it is a very comfortable motorcycle

happy riding maybe see you on the road some time :thumleft:

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #323 on: June 12, 2020, 01:33:13 pm »
Thinking of selling my wife's Harley 883 super low sportster .2015 and 3000km on stands in the lounge.
Any idea of a selling price?

call 021 4014260 ask for Jasen Crause

he will give you a good idea .......knows Harleys backwards
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #324 on: June 12, 2020, 03:44:26 pm »
Soooooo i know im gonna get kak now  but i need a few opinions...

Can get this 2007 sportster 1200 for 40k, 43000km on the clock...now ...is this an acceptable purchase for a toppie, or are these models classed as a "girly" harley??  :deal:

thoughts ?

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« Reply #325 on: June 12, 2020, 06:16:45 pm »
Standing still it looks fast
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #326 on: June 12, 2020, 07:08:46 pm »
https://www.facebook.com/700903226708948/posts/1921506914648567/

Check this beautiful Road King at Metal Heads.
They're pricing on most bikes seem good.
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #327 on: June 14, 2020, 06:55:23 pm »
Can accessories be purchased directly from overseas, or is it best via your dealer.

Got a quote from dealer talking about a 4-6 week wait.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #328 on: June 14, 2020, 07:12:55 pm »
Can accessories be purchased directly from overseas, or is it best via your dealer.

Got a quote from dealer talking about a 4-6 week wait.

Harley Middle East & Africa is currently giving SA dealers the run around.
I have no idea why but that's what I was told  by staff @ H-D Rivonia before it closed its doors.

Bring it in yourself, with shipping etc it may not necessarily be cheaper but it will definitely get here quicker.
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« Reply #329 on: June 14, 2020, 07:13:33 pm »
What you after?

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« Reply #330 on: June 14, 2020, 08:26:32 pm »
Bring it in from where?

Looking for lots of little stuff. New bike to bling.
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« Reply #331 on: June 14, 2020, 09:54:31 pm »
Bring it in from where?

Looking for lots of little stuff. New bike to bling.
The states I assume would be best. Try Aramex global shopper, worked well for me in the past.

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« Reply #332 on: June 15, 2020, 04:46:31 am »
Bring it in from where?

Looking for lots of little stuff. New bike to bling.
The states I assume would be best. Try Aramex global shopper, worked well for me in the past.

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With the current state of affairs in the US Iíd rather use DHL. Aramex is flooded with orders, I have parcels delivered to then 4 weeks ago that has not even been registered for forwarding, the keep sending me this message that due to high volumes and the pandemic delays are expected.

I have used Demon Cycles in the past, they sell non OEM parts but youíll never know the difference. Current handle bar on my FB is from them. They also ship direct.
Another shop I used before with excellent service is J&P Cycles, also do direct shipping.


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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #333 on: June 15, 2020, 07:47:32 am »
Bring it in from where?

Looking for lots of little stuff. New bike to bling.
The states I assume would be best. Try Aramex global shopper, worked well for me in the past.

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With the current state of affairs in the US Iíd rather use DHL. Aramex is flooded with orders, I have parcels delivered to then 4 weeks ago that has not even been registered for forwarding, the keep sending me this message that due to high volumes and the pandemic delays are expected.

I have used Demon Cycles in the past, they sell non OEM parts but youíll never know the difference. Current handle bar on my FB is from them. They also ship direct.
Another shop I used before with excellent service is J&P Cycles, also do direct shipping.


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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #334 on: June 18, 2020, 03:30:22 am »
Can accessories be purchased directly from overseas, or is it best via your dealer.

Got a quote from dealer talking about a 4-6 week wait.

Harley Middle East & Africa is currently giving SA dealers the run around.
I have no idea why but that's what I was told  by staff @ H-D Rivonia before it closed its doors.

Bring it in yourself, with shipping etc it may not necessarily be cheaper but it will definitely get here quicker.

I would tend to agree with this, although it seems select dealers are having issues. I ordered parts for my roadglide in April 2019 from the umhlanga dealer, Iím still waiting for them to arrive, started  ordering parts from Hd jhb instead, there was a delay, but they always arrived within 8 weeks. Ordering certain oem parts online can be problematic, in that certain parts require your vin number to be inserted, if the bike is not registered in the USA ( or wherever you are trying to order parts from) they wonít ship them. Itís a pain In the ass. A good example of this is the screaming eagle pro street tuner. If you check the American parts catalogue you will see it is available for the 114 cu 2019 touring bikes, however, if you try order it through a dealer in Sa, it is not available. Go online, and you can select the tuner, add it to the basket on the Harley Davidson website, but if the shipping address in not in the USA, it will not let you purchase the item.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #335 on: June 18, 2020, 06:28:20 am »
i am always a bit scared about ordering parts on mail order Ö once bitten i guess
i just go to my local workshop in edenvale and/or the big goldrand (did go to jhb 1 or 2 times but didn't find them much use) and wait a few weeks for the parts ..mostly i don't do fancy parts anymore... vrou says i spent way too much on my male Barbie doll accessories (",) ..go figger women u cant live with them and they don't allow you to sell the house for hd customisation
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« Reply #336 on: June 20, 2020, 08:13:27 pm »
Picked up a quick release windscreen for the sporty, going to try it out tomorrow. Required me to make new aluminium brackets as my bikes forks are narrower than the later model bikes.

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« Reply #337 on: June 21, 2020, 03:42:37 am »
I work in Marysville Kansas currently, and the majority of bikes and thetr are quite a couple are Harleys.  So much so that they could have called the town Harleyville  :laughing4:
One of my managers has got a fatboy and a Springer (referred to front suspension) and he promised to call me one Sunday morning for a long outride.
He says it will have to be Kansas though, since you are required to wear helmets in Nebraska and we dont have any.
I have yet to see someone on a HD to wear a helmet in KS.
Can get very nice examples secondhand for usd 4k and if I knew my contract would have been renieved next year I would have seriously considered buying one since it give you that bit more freedom of movement where you are not allowed to go in tou off time with the company vehicle.
I do see HD here with serious mileage on them......80k plus miles is common.
Then there are many ones that are close to 20 years old with only 5k miles on them.....my manager fot one of them low mileage fatboys for a steal.
 

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« Reply #338 on: June 27, 2020, 03:20:25 pm »
I work in Marysville Kansas currently, and the majority of bikes and thetr are quite a couple are Harleys.  So much so that they could have called the town Harleyville  :laughing4:
One of my managers has got a fatboy and a Springer (referred to front suspension) and he promised to call me one Sunday morning for a long outride.
He says it will have to be Kansas though, since you are required to wear helmets in Nebraska and we dont have any.
I have yet to see someone on a HD to wear a helmet in KS.
Can get very nice examples secondhand for usd 4k and if I knew my contract would have been renieved next year I would have seriously considered buying one since it give you that bit more freedom of movement where you are not allowed to go in tou off time with the company vehicle.
I do see HD here with serious mileage on them......80k plus miles is common.
Then there are many ones that are close to 20 years old with only 5k miles on them.....my manager fot one of them low mileage fatboys for a steal.

TVB and Mother: it would be great if the two of you gave more info about riding in the US; road etiquette, helmet rules, anything that is usefull. I hope to deliver a bike from NY to FL in Aug. and thanks to Knuckle for his thread.
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« Reply #339 on: June 28, 2020, 07:51:11 am »
I work in Marysville Kansas currently, and the majority of bikes and thetr are quite a couple are Harleys.  So much so that they could have called the town Harleyville  :laughing4:
One of my managers has got a fatboy and a Springer (referred to front suspension) and he promised to call me one Sunday morning for a long outride.
He says it will have to be Kansas though, since you are required to wear helmets in Nebraska and we dont have any.
I have yet to see someone on a HD to wear a helmet in KS.
Can get very nice examples secondhand for usd 4k and if I knew my contract would have been renieved next year I would have seriously considered buying one since it give you that bit more freedom of movement where you are not allowed to go in tou off time with the company vehicle.
I do see HD here with serious mileage on them......80k plus miles is common.
Then there are many ones that are close to 20 years old with only 5k miles on them.....my manager fot one of them low mileage fatboys for a steal.

TVB and Mother: it would be great if the two of you gave more info about riding in the US; road etiquette, helmet rules, anything that is usefull. I hope to deliver a bike from NY to FL in Aug. and thanks to Knuckle for his thread.

Hi Ian

I work in Kansas (live here) and Nebraska but mostly KS. In Nebraska is compulsory to wear a helmet but in Kansas not at all, and you never (almost) see anyone riding with a helmet. The police don't really target bikers more than motorists but you will get in trouble real quick if you speed. You are allowed 5 mph over the speed limit which is 30 miles an hour (avg) in town and 65 miles an hour on the highways and 70 on the interstate. Whatever you do, don't speed.
Motorists give way to bikers, are more aware of bikes and it is without a doubt a lot safer riding a bike here and the roads are not busy in NE nor KS Except for bigger cities. You do not see bikers riding here with any ppe...nothing. Once in a while you'll see an adventure biker with some form of fall protection but it's like nobody knows about it here.....no jackets, not even gloves I kit you not. Personally if I would get a bike here I'll get a openface helmet and gloves.
The roads are very good condition, no potholes and if potholes appear after the rain it will get fixed right away, the same or next day.
The tar roads are generally not very smooth except for the interstate. Keep in mind it is a huge country and some of these roads are really old, think of it as the tar roads of the wild west, so there are many patches and joints but like said it's maintained and safe.
You dont need to lock anything away in NE nor KS, so luggage on your bike will still be there when you return from the restaurant.
For rules specific to bikers download the app 'dmv genie' Its free and at vehicle you choose bike and then just read through all the questions and answers, it is very useful.
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