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Old 20 April 2018, 10:03
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What about shit like fixing a tire? So maybe just my triple AAA card.
No, fuck that. You just bought a brand new Harley. You get complimentary roadside assistance for at least two years....

Find somewhere to hide a pistol, cell phone, and some water....
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Old 20 April 2018, 22:59
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Bike was delivered today and I rode a motorcycle for the first time in 30 years. This thing is crazy fast, you have to watch moving your right hand to hit the turn signal cause you bump the throttle and it takes off. After about an hour in the little town I store it in, stopping, turning, stalling, I got the hang of it and went down the highway for about 10 miles, hit the exit and came back. What an uber powerful machine this thing is. KidA, you were right, I had the Green Beret death grip on the throttle. All in all very pleased. Much more practice and much more fun.
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Old 20 April 2018, 23:00
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Your best all-around emergency road side gear should include the means to have a charged phone and a bottle of water.

Dependent on the kind of riding you're doing, you could carry more, based on your bike and gear. I carry a tool roll with a small set of wrenches, tire irons, and more. I'll snap a photo later.
I found out today that it has a USB port. Two hard sided leather locking saddle bags as well.
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Old 20 April 2018, 23:10
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Bike was delivered today and I rode a motorcycle for the first time in 30 years.
Congrats!! Can we see some pictures?

I'm thinking about getting a bike myself as all of my fellow coaches ride together regularly.
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Old 20 April 2018, 23:28
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Can we see some pictures?
Yes! Pictures!
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Old 20 April 2018, 23:35
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The V7 KidA wrote about is great bike ...
Really enjoying mine!
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Old 21 April 2018, 06:49
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Bike was delivered today and I rode a motorcycle for the first time in 30 years. This things is crazy fast, you have to watch moving your right hand to hit the turn signal cause you bump the throttle and it takes off. After about an hour in the little town I store it in, stopping, turning, stalling, I got the hang of it and wen down the highway for about 10 miles, hit the exit and cam back. What an uber powerful machine this thing is. KidA, you were right, I had the Green Beret death grip on the throttle. All in all very pleased. Much more practice and much more fun.
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Old 21 April 2018, 07:05
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I found out today that it has a USB port. Two hard sided leather locking saddle bags as well.
Pics!
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Old 21 April 2018, 08:13
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I found out today that it has a USB port. Two hard sided leather locking saddle bags as well.
Next thing you'll be tricking it out like this dude did at Laidlaw Harley.
https://youtu.be/HLXX6XVAeOs
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Old 21 April 2018, 10:09
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What kind of tools do you guys carry? Other emergency road side gear?
I have a '16 Road Glide and a '10 Sportster and have done quite a bit of mods to both bikes.

Both get a Leatherman, a set of hex keys and a small tube of Loctite as the standard kit. In addition to that, the RG gets an IFAK with tourniquet, flashlight, rain suit and a neoprene face mask.

I'm not sure how the Road Kings are set up, but my RG's USB port doesn't put out enough juice to charge the phone if I'm using it for nav - so I plug a 2.1 amp car charger into the bike's cigarette lighter to keep the phone topped up.
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Old 21 April 2018, 10:42
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Next thing you'll be tricking it out like this dude did at Laidlaw Harley.
https://youtu.be/HLXX6XVAeOs
That bike is gorgeous!
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Old 21 April 2018, 11:32
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[QUOTE=The Fat Guy;1058719672]Bike was delivered today and I rode a motorcycle for the first time in 30 years.


Feels like home doesn't it?!
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Old 21 April 2018, 11:52
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Saw a Boss Hoss last summer. Didn't have a chance to talk to the rider. Custom paintjob, impressive acceleration - however, the size... I'm 6,3' with 220lb and I do think it might be too big for me( not to mention gas bill and turn radius).

A friend of mine has Electra Glide (the new ultra classic) and he's happy with it. Started modding it and he can't stop so the wife is trying to make him sell it so he stops spending money on chrome
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Old 21 April 2018, 13:16
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Next thing you'll be tricking it out like this dude did at Laidlaw Harley.
From the video description: "finished customizing."

Is there such a status?
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Old 21 April 2018, 13:58
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IMHO yes, with a caveat: "for now"

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Old 21 April 2018, 14:22
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Next thing you'll be tricking it out like this dude did at Laidlaw Harley.
https://youtu.be/HLXX6XVAeOs
You know he is a true mechanic when he wears SnapOn brand gloves while riding...
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Old 21 April 2018, 15:49
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Bike was delivered today and I rode a motorcycle for the first time in 30 years.
Congrats Fat Guy - that's fuckin awesome.
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Old 21 April 2018, 21:43
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Had several errands to run today for HH6

Got to ride off and on all day as I had some errands to run. Why not take the bike? That's what I said. As requested. some pix....
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Old 21 April 2018, 22:28
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That is a fine looking motorcycle.
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Old 21 April 2018, 23:16
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Got to ride off and on all day as I had some errands to run. Why not take the bike? That's what I said. As requested. some pix....
Love it. Thanks for posting the photos. Great color selection.
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