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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #360 on: July 14, 2020, 03:48:09 pm »
Brilliant makes me want to pack my sporty and hit the road....well when we allowed to travel that is!

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #361 on: July 20, 2020, 04:09:12 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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So done around 400km with this windschield on and am not sure about it. It certainly makes it more comfortable going fast in a straight line. HOWEVER I have had 2 scary experiences with it on fast curves where the steering doesnt want to turn. I guess it makes sense since there is a lot of wind pushing on the forks. This has me wondering if I should just put up with the wind on my chest for the better handling.

Anyone else experienced this issue?
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #362 on: July 21, 2020, 07:05:20 am »
Not at all.
Is it happening in both directions or only one ?

Are you not perhaps hooking a cable ?
I've had that happen after installing a screen before.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #363 on: July 21, 2020, 07:08:00 am »
Not at all.
Is it happening in both directions or only one ?

Are you not perhaps hooking a cable ?
I've had that happen after installing a screen before.
Hmmm not sure I will check. Both times curving to the right now that you mention it.

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #364 on: July 24, 2020, 10:04:00 am »
hi i follow a sight killboy.com its in the states and they do photo shoots of the many people who ride the tail of the dragon in North Carolina

obviously one has to pay for their pics so i just borrowed this to show you how the guys tour on their sporsters

this was to take away the fact that its not necessary a "girl" bike and can be turned into a nice cheap less bulky touring machine as shown in this pic
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #365 on: August 01, 2020, 03:59:08 pm »
hi i follow a sight killboy.com its in the states and they do photo shoots of the many people who ride the tail of the dragon in North Carolina

obviously one has to pay for their pics so i just borrowed this to show you how the guys tour on their sporsters

this was to take away the fact that its not necessary a "girl" bike and can be turned into a nice cheap less bulky touring machine as shown in this pic

Did you ride the Tail of the Dragon when you toured America, Mother? 
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #366 on: August 01, 2020, 05:54:07 pm »
I thought the "girls bike" was more in reference to the 883 not the 1200, the 883 is a bit soft, yes I have ridden one.  :biggrin:
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #367 on: August 03, 2020, 02:18:18 pm »
hi i follow a sight killboy.com its in the states and they do photo shoots of the many people who ride the tail of the dragon in North Carolina

obviously one has to pay for their pics so i just borrowed this to show you how the guys tour on their sporsters

this was to take away the fact that its not necessary a "girl" bike and can be turned into a nice cheap less bulky touring machine as shown in this pic

Did you ride the Tail of the Dragon when you toured America, Mother?

yes i did it once on our 2013 trip
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #368 on: August 03, 2020, 03:47:17 pm »
hi i follow a sight killboy.com its in the states and they do photo shoots of the many people who ride the tail of the dragon in North Carolina

obviously one has to pay for their pics so i just borrowed this to show you how the guys tour on their sporsters

this was to take away the fact that its not necessary a "girl" bike and can be turned into a nice cheap less bulky touring machine as shown in this pic

Did you ride the Tail of the Dragon when you toured America, Mother?

yes i did it once on our 2013 trip

Glad you survived the most dangerous 11 miles in the USA  :thumleft:

There's a stretch not far south from the Dragon called the Cherohala Skyway, runs from Robbinsville, North Carolina to Tellico Plains, Tennessee.

Fabulous stretch, high elevation, with wide high speed sweepers.  Also, a very cool covered bridge and Harley dealer on the western end near Tellico Plains. 

Just incase you ever make it back to that area.
 
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #369 on: August 23, 2020, 01:53:20 pm »
A couple of mine....

In order

2019 roadglide special
2006 vrscr streetrod
2010 dyna fatbob

Absolutely love them.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #370 on: September 04, 2020, 08:04:33 am »
free to a good home that wants and can use ..don't really wanna postnet but i guess could make a plan for your cost

hd mini apes off 98 1340 fxstc (soft tail custom) ...i may have carrier and small touring screen i can scratch for but no promises there …
ps apes not on pic ..just for screen n carrier but as i say no guarantee i still have
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #371 on: September 10, 2020, 10:57:27 am »
would anyone have for sale or know where i can get a bike dolly/stand on wheels..put ultra on then able to wheel around and park in small garage etc something like

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but at a half decent price..i need like 3 or 4 of these and prices seem ridiculous
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« Reply #372 on: September 10, 2020, 11:08:12 am »
would anyone have for sale or know where i can get a bike dolly/stand on wheels..put ultra on then able to wheel around and park in small garage etc something like

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but at a half decent price..i need like 3 or 4 of these and prices seem ridiculous
Have you checked with Flying Brick?

Given the weight of the bike requiring heavy gauge steel, heavy duty castors and a wheel chock, it won’t be cheap to fabricate.

I use a small version I bought off Amazon in the UK that’s basically a plate with castors for the centre stand. It makes it easier to twist the bike around but still required a bit of manhandling given either the front or rear wheel restricts lateral movement. Great to simply pivot into place though.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #373 on: September 10, 2020, 11:28:43 am »
@Lord Knormoer  - thanks!

Yes, we are Agents for Bike Parker, including the Bike Parker TOTAL SOLUTION, seen in the video...

It is SOUTH AFRICAN made, and it is made well - for example, bearing races in the castors, that level of detail, and up to 450Kg bikes!

Total Park Solution R3 695.00 incl per unit (For bikes with a mass up to 200kg)
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The Total Park Solution is suitable for heavier bikes. Simply drive your bike onto the model. Once the wheel is locked into position, you can dismount. To move the bike in any direction, unlock the Total Park Solution brakes and push the bike.
We often carry stock, or else allow 3 - 5 working days for delivery; we CURRENTLY have ONE 300kg PLUS Total Solution Bike Parker in stock

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #374 on: September 10, 2020, 01:02:27 pm »
Maybe a silly question, but how do you get your bike back off that thing?
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #375 on: September 10, 2020, 01:11:04 pm »


Quote from: Cracker on Today at 01:02:27 pm>Maybe a silly question, but how do you get your bike back off that thing?
not a silly question at all: ...you reverse the process of how you put it on  ;)
It's easier than you would think, just needs one GOOD tug of the handlebars to release the wheel 'grabber', and it rolls back off....
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #376 on: September 10, 2020, 01:40:20 pm »


Quote from: Cracker on Today at 01:02:27 pm>Maybe a silly question, but how do you get your bike back off that thing?
not a silly question at all: ...you reverse the process of how you put it on  ;)
It's easier than you would think, just needs one GOOD tug of the handlebars to release the wheel 'grabber', and it rolls back off....
Cheers
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Useful to add that the castors have brakes.
 
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #377 on: September 10, 2020, 02:15:33 pm »
yes, Castors have brakes, so no squirreling around of the Bike Parker whilst you drive onto it!


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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #378 on: September 16, 2020, 11:10:04 am »
i have had one of these for my Harleys

be aware that if you have the rubber mat flooring in your garage or tiles its not so easy to move the heavy motorcycle around

so unless your floors are smooth you might find this a frustrating option.....

the reason i sold mine in the end
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #379 on: October 06, 2020, 01:04:42 am »
hi i follow a sight killboy.com its in the states and they do photo shoots of the many people who ride the tail of the dragon in North Carolina

obviously one has to pay for their pics so i just borrowed this to show you how the guys tour on their sporsters

this was to take away the fact that its not necessary a "girl" bike and can be turned into a nice cheap less bulky touring machine as shown in this pic

Did you ride the Tail of the Dragon when you toured America, Mother?

yes i did it once on our 2013 trip

I have a pic somewhere of myself in front of the Dragon, I'll see if I can find it. 

Fun stretch of road, though deadly, lots of people lose their lives on that stretch each year.