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PostPosted: 20:34 - 12 Jun 2016    Post subject: Caught the ghey (take two)! Reply with quote

So, following on from the thread link below....

http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=302474

It's just over a year ago from when I originally caught the ghey. I enjoyed riding the Bobber with its low down riding position and the whole ergonomics of the thing. A few months after obtaining it, with the threat of commuting via bike looming, I sold it on to obtain a work horse.

Now I'm in a position where I can have another machine without having to think about how the elements will destroy it! I've thought long and hard about posting this as I know how much these particular machines are not liked by the majority of this forum, but I've got to come clean sooner or later. I've lubed up and am prepared for a grilling and know the haters gonna hate.

So, here she is in completely standard form........ but not for long!


My Harley Davidson Street Bob Special Edition.

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc378/dannymassive/20160525_182426_zps19szva12.jpg
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PostPosted: 22:38 - 12 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumbs Up Looks nice.
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PostPosted: 22:39 - 12 Jun 2016    Post subject: Re: Caught the ghey (take two)! Reply with quote

You're dead to me now.
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PostPosted: 23:09 - 12 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

No tassels? Tut Tut
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PostPosted: 23:57 - 12 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

[img]https://i.imgflip.com/15r8ld.jpg[/img]


Although as far as cruisers go I prefer bobbers
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PostPosted: 09:36 - 13 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually quite like them, accepting their limitations but what is going on with that front wheel, thats awful Laughing
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PostPosted: 09:38 - 13 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have break down cover for when it rains..
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PostPosted: 09:56 - 13 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

It needs longer forks. If you're going down that route, you may as well go the whole ho.. nine yards.

Oh and get a rain cover, or it will look like this uncovered 2012 Harley in no time.
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PostPosted: 10:14 - 13 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rain?! It will never see any rain! It's kept in a garage so is out of the elements so to speak. It's not covered in chrome, most parts are blacked out which is what attracted me to this particular model.
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PostPosted: 20:00 - 13 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm I like the crinkle Matt black finish on the motor. The metallic red paint work is a nice shade and that's it really.

I'm a twat that doesn't understand these things and as such thinks a nicer finished and better looking pretender like the Honda VT750, is a better bike and I'd be one of those sad pretenders riding around with the wrong badge and thinking it was still cool.

Hope it does what you want it to do, and you enjoy it mate as that's all that matters.

Personally I'd turn down any Harley for something like a nice Honda nighthawk or similar.
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PostPosted: 19:40 - 14 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo as b4 wrote:
Erm I like the crinkle Matt black finish on the motor. The metallic red paint work is a nice shade and that's it really.

I'm a twat that doesn't understand these things and as such thinks a nicer finished and better looking pretender like the Honda VT750, is a better bike and I'd be one of those sad pretenders riding around with the wrong badge and thinking it was still cool.........


You're not a twat at all, your preferences are just different to mine! I must say, in the past i've also looked at VT750's and Yamaha XV's and thought "why the hell would you buy a Harley over one of these more refined bikes!!" The build quality of the Harley is rubbish, from what I understand it has to be really well looked after in order to keep it's appearance reasonable. The brakes are awful! You can almost feel the brake pipes expanding under pressure.

But......

and it's a big but........

all of a sudden something has clicked and I understand what they are all about, and why people buy them.

Again, it's just personal preference.

stevo as b4 wrote:
Hope it does what you want it to do, and you enjoy it mate as that's all that matters.....


Thanks Smile I do enjoy riding it. I love the agricultural feel to the machine! Which is strange as I've always avoided it like the plague in the past and stuck with Japanese refinement.
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PostPosted: 20:11 - 14 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it Thumbs Up It's like a meaty sportster.

I too have a strong itch for a Harley.
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PostPosted: 22:58 - 14 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's an absolute beauty, I'm eyeing up an 883 or a forty-eight myself after only riding jap bikes previously. Test rode an 883 on the weekend and finally 'got it' as you said, there's just something about a Harley...it's a HARLEY!

I disagree on their reliability and keeping them in good condition, from what I've read the newer ones are just as reliable as jap bikes. The build quality on the 883 was actually really good, I've seen worse on Honda and kawasaki.

Anyway, I'm waffling. You'll love the thing, especially for in the sun! Get some Remus cans on it and it'll be perfect!
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PostPosted: 08:00 - 15 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't think of the last time I heard about a Harley breaking down Thinking
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PostPosted: 10:53 - 15 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm? quite a nice bike.
Not my thing but each to their own.
Dont bling to much it looks good as standard.


There was an advert on here a few days ago for arseless chaps, perhaps you should do a search Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: 19:03 - 15 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other most kindest thing I can say about the HD sportsters is that they look fairly minimalist, which is good and like they are just so engine, seat, peanut tank and some bits of tubing wrapped around them.

Componentry wise I've never understood why they use so much in house stuff and parts, it must be for style, as outsourcing parts would have to be cheaper I would think?
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PostPosted: 10:38 - 16 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

under_rated wrote:
Love it Thumbs Up It's like a meaty sportster.

I too have a strong itch for a Harley.


It is indeed like a meaty Sportster! It's not overly massive, but has a bit more punch.

Catalyst wrote:
She's an absolute beauty, I'm eyeing up an 883 or a forty-eight myself after only riding jap bikes previously. Test rode an 883 on the weekend and finally 'got it' as you said, there's just something about a Harley...it's a HARLEY!


Glad you "got it" so to speak. Did take a good few years for it to click with me! The '48 is a great looking bike Smile

Catalyst wrote:
...I disagree on their reliability and keeping them in good condition, from what I've read the newer ones are just as reliable as jap bikes. The build quality on the 883 was actually really good, I've seen worse on Honda and kawasaki.

Anyway, I'm waffling. You'll love the thing, especially for in the sun! Get some Remus cans on it and it'll be perfect!


It's now sporting some Vance and Hines pipes Smile Sounds so much better than the standard ones!

pepperami wrote:
Hmmm? quite a nice bike.
Not my thing but each to their own.
Dont bling to much it looks good as standard.


There was an advert on here a few days ago for arseless chaps, perhaps you should do a search Wink Laughing


I've searched and searched, but just can't find them!!!!!!!!!! Laughing

stevo as b4 wrote:
The other most kindest thing I can say about the HD sportsters is that they look fairly minimalist, which is good and like they are just so engine, seat, peanut tank and some bits of tubing wrapped around them.

Componentry wise I've never understood why they use so much in house stuff and parts, it must be for style, as outsourcing parts would have to be cheaper I would think?


Yes, it may be for the styling. It could be cost effective using in house parts as they may use the parts throughout their range, like brake calipers for example.
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PostPosted: 18:16 - 16 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

More pictures to match category, and how fast it go?

I notice the rear disk is more chunky than the front but then remembered my cruiser and how the front end locks up easily compared with other styled bikes.
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PostPosted: 07:54 - 17 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a fine looking bike - really like the classic colour scheme
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PostPosted: 16:27 - 17 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fin wrote:
More pictures to match category, and how fast it go?

I notice the rear disk is more chunky than the front but then remembered my cruiser and how the front end locks up easily compared with other styled bikes.


Harley's are very much not about speed, so how fast it goes is not relevant! Despite this, it is a torque monster so does shift.

As for the brakes, it won't lock up - they have ABS.
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PostPosted: 16:28 - 17 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vance & Hines slip-on's now installed......

Sounds so much better & they look better also.

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PostPosted: 21:55 - 17 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like that! Thumbs Up

Edit to add: You've had a fair few bikes in the past. How does this one compare? It seems a totally different choice from your usual.
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PostPosted: 23:13 - 17 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bozzy wrote:
I quite like that! Thumbs Up

Edit to add: You've had a fair few bikes in the past. How does this one compare? It seems a totally different choice from your usual.


How does it compare!? It's like chalk and cheese!

The Japanese bikes are so well refined in comparison, but that's part of the Harley following. That said, this is the first bike I've owned with so much technology on board! ABS brakes, keyless ignition, self cancelling indicators, digital rev gauge and gear indicator built in.......
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PostPosted: 23:47 - 03 Aug 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

dannymassive wrote:
self cancelling indicators


Is that because it doesn't lean?
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PostPosted: 09:56 - 05 Aug 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim Mc wrote:
dannymassive wrote:
self cancelling indicators


Is that because it doesn't lean?


Interestingly, I'm not sure how they actually work! They do actually cancel after you have leaned (even though the lean isn't that low!) They don't cancel on a specific time period if you are thinking they are timed - they are directly linked to the actual turn on the bike.
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