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Monterey13
07-18-2010, 09:22 AM
I haven't been on much this summer, because we got a new bike this spring, and the wife and I have been traveling all over on it. In the last few months, we have been to Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. I might not be flying online, but we are having a blast, spending time together, and seeing the country. We are empty nesters now, so it frees up our time.

Here is my ride.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/IMG_3816.jpg

You know, I just HAD to add some instrumentation...no, those aren't factory.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/IMG_3828.jpg

I did have these on for a while, and they sounded really cool, but they were too loud for my sweetheart back there, and made the stereo harder to hear.
(yes, they rotate).

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/IMG_3860.jpg



And for the naysayers on here that called it a "luggage rack on wheels" last time, bring any bike you want....I bet this guy will show you a thing or two about riding a motorcycle...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nrMQ3QwyPo


Here is a short vid of us having fun. The music is the actual stereo on the bike, not added. My filming skills are new, and will improve.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw0yoJqx118



Life is short......enjoy it all!!


Monty

leitmotiv
07-18-2010, 11:54 AM
The American Dream. Great metal!

BillyTheKid_22
07-18-2010, 11:59 AM
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http://borntoride.com/fl/images/mag.jpg



Howdy!! Good time!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Metatron_123
07-18-2010, 12:01 PM
That is just so over the top compared to your average bike, but awesome at the same time. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Must give a different meaning to long distance travel compared to using a car!

Treetop64
07-19-2010, 12:44 AM
Quality time, indeed!

Very nice ride. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

raaaid
07-19-2010, 02:48 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

always missed some music in my bike rides

anyway after a badly injured leg i wonder if ill get over and go for another bike

BoCfuss
07-19-2010, 08:04 PM
Nice bike, I would love to have bags on mine. I bought a bike this last spring too. I love it I already have 5000 miles on it in the past 3 months. Going to keep racking up the miles every weekend. I had some loud pipes on mine too, but they were too loud also. I just put the stock ones back on.


http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt307/BoCfuss/Motorcycle%20Pictures/IMG_1892.jpg

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt307/BoCfuss/Motorcycle%20Pictures/Harley-Davidson_VRSCDX_Night_Rod_Sp.jpg

Crazy_Goanna
07-19-2010, 10:04 PM
Nice Harley BoCfuss,
How well does it handle the twisting turning type of roads
I used to ride a Ducati but like the Harley riding position now (gotten older aching legs, bad back blah blah -older aged body, young mind - annoying how we age and have to change our pursuits) Thinking of getting a bike again ne day soon
Like the black finish

Crazy_Goanna
07-19-2010, 10:46 PM
"And for the naysayers on here that called it a "luggage rack on wheels" last time, bring any bike you want....I bet this guy will show you a thing or two about riding a motorcycle...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nrMQ3QwyPo"
Impressive-- You can hear the sounds of the scraping of the engine crash bars on the corners

BillyTheKid_22
07-20-2010, 11:41 AM
Howdy! BoCfuss, Wow NICE!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BoCfuss
07-20-2010, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by Crazy_Goanna:
Nice Harley BoCfuss,
How well does it handle the twisting turning type of roads
I used to ride a Ducati but like the Harley riding position now (gotten older aching legs, bad back blah blah -older aged body, young mind - annoying how we age and have to change our pursuits) Thinking of getting a bike again ne day soon
Like the black finish

It isn't the best handling bike mainley do to its low center of gravity and you will always drag the pegs. However, I can keep up with any sport tourer or harley bagger. Those are the guys I ride with and I'm not a racer. In the straights is where this thing shines, it is not your father Harley. The engine was first developed by Cosworth, then it was turned over to Harley who then gave it to porche for reliability. Dual overhead cams, liquid cooled, slipper clutch, hydroformed frame.... I like it. 127 hp engine. It doesn't outrun the toy racers out there, but it isn't meant to. I can ride around in 3rd gear at any legal spead limit over 30. Its a cruiser. A similar bike is the Boulevard M109R, also a great bike. I fits me perfect.

Crazy_Goanna
07-20-2010, 10:18 PM
Thanks for ihe feedback mate
The bike sounds great and what I would like although there are many country roads/lanes around where I live so that is the reason i enquiered about handling on tight curves etc.
Ieally a BMW K12000 would be great for the off-road capability but they are really too heavy for the task.
Will check prices here in Oz, but I am sure that they are better value for money in the US
Are they a single seat or does the rear portion remove for 2 up?

BoCfuss
07-20-2010, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by Crazy_Goanna:
Thanks for ihe feedback mate
The bike sounds great and what I would like although there are many country roads/lanes around where I live so that is the reason i enquiered about handling on tight curves etc.
Ieally a BMW K12000 would be great for the off-road capability but they are really too heavy for the task.
Will check prices here in Oz, but I am sure that they are better value for money in the US
Are they a single seat or does the rear portion remove for 2 up?

Not really a 2 up bike. I've had girls on the back but not for long distance rides. The seat is there in the bottom picture, it isn't much. I like the K1200 but if I were you I would look at the Kawasaki Concours, best bang for your buck right now in the sport tourer range, imo. The good old FJR is still a great bike too. The dual-sports are really, really, really, popular in Idaho right now. A lot of campers and back roaders love them. BMW makes some really nice ones.

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200809/kawasaki-concours-14-2_1280x0w.jpg

Crazy_Goanna
07-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Thanks again for the info.
I've had a couple of Kwaka's in the past, both good bikes but the seating position left me with sore knees after long rides. The one in the photo looks more comfortable though. The shaft drive is a good feature. I've heard that Japanese bikes are cheaper on maintemance over here as well, although I do most of my own work but with computers on board these days there is only so much tuneup tinkering that is applicable.

I will definitly check out other ones when the time comes.
I need to have the availability for 2 up as my teenage daughter will definitely harass me if she can't come and/or be relatively comfortable when riding as well.

WTE_Galway
07-21-2010, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by Crazy_Goanna:
Thanks again for the info.
I've had a couple of Kwaka's in the past, both good bikes but the seating position left me with sore knees after long rides. The one in the photo looks more comfortable though.


Those problems are fixable, its generally a combination of riders height, fairing and handlebars that needs to be tweaked. Sometimes footpeg positions.

I had an XJ900 for about 25 years and I basically had two sets of bars the stock ones for no fairing and a set of taller gs1100 bars I fitted when the touring fairing was mounted (the gs1100 bars gave a more upright seating position).

If i ever get another bike will be something classic, maybe a 60's Norton or Triumph (hopefully with newer electrics :P ) which you can pick up for under $10k here in oz.

Badsight-
07-21-2010, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by Crazy_Goanna:

Impressive-- You can hear the sounds of the scraping of the engine crash bars on the corners lol , so he has a road he knows well

& if he was on something with actual performance how much faster do you think he would be

we have a very winding road north of upper hutt , & usually i wouldnt have harley riders holding me up for more than a couple of corners , but this road was so tight that his xr1000 replica was able to grunt all the way over it using one gear . i was have to wring my 600 just to keep up with him

he was crazy tho , crossing the center line on the blind corners & jumping the bike across the road on the pegs . poor bikies , they so dont like to be passed

Monterey13
07-23-2010, 06:29 AM
Here are a few friends from our last get together. We have over 9,000 members in all, probably about 2500 that are real active.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Potato%20Creek%202010/49.jpg