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Title: Harley's anyone?
Post by: pin-hi on March 26, 2009, 06:43:28 PM
I bought a 2006 Harley Davidson 1200cc Sportster on Saturday! I'm having it modified to a trike and it will have a shift kit on the left handle bar and a braking set up so I don't have to use my right foot to apply the rear brake. I'm stoked and looking forward to riding. Golf clubs in a carrier on the back and I can travel to all the amputee tournaments in the US. Bike has only 6040 kms on it and I bought a second Sportster, 883 cc, 1998 model for my girlfriend as well. It has 15,000 kms on it and is a beauty as well. Head out on the highway....
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Post by: Kep on March 26, 2009, 07:55:49 PM
Sounds like you already "have your motor runnin".  Have fun and be careful pin-hi.
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Post by: herb on March 26, 2009, 08:39:41 PM
Hi David congrats on your new sportster. They were always my favorite Harleys. I was riding one when I lost my leg. Watch out for the other guy. Herb
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Post by: uScott on March 27, 2009, 11:27:05 AM
Congratulations!  Be seeing you out on the road -- I'll be the guy on the ancient black-and-orange Honda, two turning and four burning, and one fake leg sticking out in the breeze.  Stay safe!
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Post by: ann on March 27, 2009, 08:29:16 PM
Haven't a clue what you guys are talking about, ??? but have fun & please be safe.
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Post by: pegleg jack on March 28, 2009, 09:04:23 AM
Ann, my friend they is talking about MOTORCYCLES, had one backin the early 50's a HARLEY, one of the first ones to have a hydralic front end, had fun with it and wrecked it a few times after having one to  many and road trips, there is nothing better than a HARLEY HOG, in motorcycles.
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Post by: Jeff Jester on March 30, 2009, 09:16:39 AM
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Post by: pin-hi on March 30, 2009, 02:33:00 PM
Jeff, I appreciate your interest and concern. Believe me, I am not entering into this conversion casually. I have done extensive research on trike kits, conversions and sure the Sporty is a smaller bike by Harley standards and this was also considered before buying. The conversion will be done with the appropriate kit. All safety considerations will be considered. I've been under a freight train and don't want to end up under a bus! Good point about the frame inspections. I'll be sure to have them check frame integrity when it is in for services.
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: guzzitx on March 30, 2009, 11:19:23 PM
Sorry,
Us Eurobike guys are all about the curves...
(http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/moto_guzzi_norge_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: Ally on March 31, 2009, 09:22:43 AM
Ooooooooh I would KILL for a Harley trike!!!!  But so very expensive here....so it will always be just a pipe dream.

Send pics!!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: pegleg jack on March 31, 2009, 09:53:55 AM
dont have any pic's of the one i had, but the reason for being to expencive is that the HARLEY, is the CADILAC of motorcycles, dont know it this is still happening but there is a six to twelve month waiting list for one in JAPAN, and they are expensive up here also, loved to feel the wind in my face and the thrill and feel of it under me when i did get to ride her, but then agian who knows what will happen in the furture.
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Post by: Steve C on March 31, 2009, 12:08:43 PM
I don't have a bike but my brother has a Harley.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs007.snc1/2624_146101205383_794105383_6365010_3930391_n.jpg)
 
Funny, when we were kids back in the 70's we both took the 'Yamaha Learn to Ride Program'. My little brother actually ran over the instructor.  :D
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: guzzitx on March 31, 2009, 10:24:31 PM
Harley-Davidson:
Converting gasoline into noise and pollution without the encumbrance of horsepower since 1903.

 ;D I keed, I keed!

It's all good, ride what you like.
I like to move swiftly, confidently, quietly,  and safely.
I wear full gear at all times. $900 riding suit, $200 boots, $50 gloves(with fingers), $400 helmet.
At dealer cost.
Yes, it is hot, and at times uncomfortable.
The prospect of eating through a straw is distasteful to me.

Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: Steve C on April 01, 2009, 06:05:44 AM
Myself, I think my dream bike would be something either vintage-ish (60-70's), Harley, Moto Guzzi, Indian, BMW etc and or believe it or not I like bikes with sidecars. Always did, but with the amp I like the thought of not having to keep the bike up with my legs.

for example...

(http://www.bobsbmw.com/motorcycles/images/used/1020087/P1020091.JPG)

I just got to keep playing the lotto...
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: pin-hi on April 01, 2009, 10:22:47 AM
Tried to post pics, said upload folder was full. Any ideas?
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Post by: uScott on April 01, 2009, 10:31:55 AM
Ah, Harley-Davidson...I'm pleased that they are finally building good quality bikes (insert old saw about the best place to find parts for a Harley is on the road behind it :D), but I think they're overpriced for what you get.

Here's my pride and joy (not this specific one, but very much like her):

(http://www.paradisecycles.com/Images/Image196.jpg)

This, to me, is the perfect machine for converting gasoline into joy.  Currently resting quietly in my garage, sheltered from the April Fools' snowstorm.  >:(
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: guzzitx on April 01, 2009, 08:18:56 PM
The BMWs are nice, if you like sagging jugs.  :D
I'll take one of these, when the lottery comes in.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y114/toddhaven/beach2762.jpg)
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Post by: Jeff Jester on April 02, 2009, 07:56:01 AM
I also cannot upload a file. I have reduced the size to 32kb.
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Post by: JClark on April 02, 2009, 08:26:25 AM
I have finally heard ONE acceptable reason for the noise from Harleys - so the blind drivers in this area can hear them and not run over the motorcycles.

When my parents liquidated the family home and moved south, I took one of the 3 motorcycles my Dad had.  I kick myself though.... He had a late 50's or early 60's Sears motorcycle.  An early 70's BWM cycle.  The one I took?  A 1963 Rockford (yes, named for the city in Illinois) Silver Pigeon.  It's one of 3,000 produced of this particular model.  I'm hoping to get it in legal shape (it runs now, but....) and get around town on it in the summer.
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Post by: DeZiner on April 02, 2009, 09:11:19 AM
This is a test post to see if I can upload images.
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: pin-hi on April 02, 2009, 05:59:36 PM
Trying once again to load a pictur...best I could do sofar was to show bike as my avatar.
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Post by: Steve C on April 02, 2009, 09:29:50 PM
Trying once again to load a pictur...best I could do sofar was to show bike as my avatar.

I had a hard time seeing it , so I did some fidgeting and uploaded it again. Hope you don't mind.   Nice bike!

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/confan1/bike.jpg)

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Post by: pin-hi on April 03, 2009, 02:26:08 AM
Thanks Steve. Webmaster has said he would increase the size allowable, but still no luck for me.
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Post by: Jeff Jester on April 03, 2009, 05:43:10 AM
Try my luck again.
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Post by: Minerva on April 03, 2009, 08:48:08 AM
Why do you need to upload? Isn't just linking to photobucket OK?  ??? I only say it, as it's expensive to accommodate lots of images on a website.
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: Jeff Jester on April 04, 2009, 12:14:00 AM
My girls asked why I did not use a picture of them, so here is one to keep them happy.
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Post by: snowbear on April 05, 2009, 06:14:07 PM
Awesome...Enjoy! :)
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: edinct on April 07, 2009, 03:23:52 PM
Here I am on my 2005 softail standard before my accident.
Have fun and please watch out for the other people, they just never see you on a bike.
I am now just a bikeless biker ;D
ED
Title: Re: Harley's anyone?
Post by: Steve C on April 07, 2009, 03:41:11 PM
Here I am on my 2005 softail standard before my accident.
Have fun and please watch out for the other people, they just never see you on a bike.
I am now just a bikeless biker ;D
ED


Great Looking bike!