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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 03:20 PM
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Some pics from this morning (sorry to hijack your post...)
I felt for the people living in that area. The sound of hundreds of revving Harleys (and a single Bobber ) was quite something!!!!









Cool pics i'm sure you had a blast!
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Thanks. Was a fun day out and the weather has been fantastic
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Well I don't know about that

I have a 2014 Road King CVO and a 2017 Bobber. No question that they are very different, BUT the Harley is not the horse and carriage that was described in my mind. I have been riding over 55 years, started on dirt and added street bikes when iI Was 16. I have owned a '74 Norton 850 Commando, 11 Harleys, Yamahas, Kawis, a Honda, even a Solex when I was 15 and I currently also have a 2012 Vespa 300. Each bike is different and has its own character, each a compromise. The RK and Bobber are so different and meant to be that a comparo is absurd. The more relevant comparo is with a new "18 Street Bob or Sportster Roadster. My Road King is a pleasure on the Road, the Brembo brakes are terrific, teh cruise control light years ahead of my Bobber, more stable on the highway and with crosswinds, and of course just more comfortable to rack up miles. My Bobber is a blast as a Pub runner and urban bike, I love them both. I also prefer my Vespa if I am running downtown and having to weave my way around without thinking having tons of fun.

In short comparing a Road King and a Bobber just makes no sense to me. But in the end all are better than a cage.
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I have always had Harleys after my first Bonney 650 in the '70's and I would compare my Harley's to a Triumph Bobber as a tractor to a BMW. But still love my Harley's. Different bikes for different things.
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I found myself heading home last night straight into a cold north wind gusting over 20mph. I was on the Interstate with traffic moving at 75 +.

It was a miserable few miles as it felt as if I was traveling much faster and the gusts moved me around a bit. Just as I reached my exit I was passed by large full fairing Harley with a couple aboard. They were easily running the speed and looked much more comfortable than me.

You are right. At least in this case, this Harley was a different machine much more suited to the task at hand.

Although, I think the same could be said for any touring machine vs my bobber.
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Accessories do exist for that problem: https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Turn-Sy.../dp/B06XD71KSW
I don´t have any personal experience with that module, so cannot comment on its performance or reliability.
I have these on my Bobber and they work great!
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In short comparing a Road King and a Bobber just makes no sense to me. But in the end all are better than a cage.
I compared them because they're so different.
I love both bikes equally, and feel very privileged to own both.

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[QUOTE=eisen77;65082]Some pics from this morning (sorry to hijack your post...)
I felt for the people living in that area. The sound of hundreds of revving Harleys (and a single Bobber ) was quite something!!!!

Did you take the DB killers out of the Zards so you could heard?...
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Some pics from this morning (sorry to hijack your post...)
I felt for the people living in that area. The sound of hundreds of revving Harleys (and a single Bobber ) was quite something!!!!

Did you take the DB killers out of the Zards so you could heard?...
Hahahaha! It would not have mattered!!!!

I would have taken them out, but getting the dB killers in & out is a bit of a PITA. So i just opted to leave them in.
The Zards sound great with them in & did us proud
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Some pics from this morning (sorry to hijack your post...)
I felt for the people living in that area. The sound of hundreds of revving Harleys (and a single Bobber ) was quite something!!!!
Great pics mate! Looks like a good day was had by all!

I had a week's holiday on the island 3 or 4 years ago, with some friends from here in Germany; and although we just flew there and stayed mainly in the area where most typical holiday-makers stay , I promised myself that I would visit again on my bike one day, to explore the island much more.

This is where my comparison comes in; I would of course want to do the trip from here, (near Hanover) down to Barcelona, on my Road King; and then have the Bobber to ride around the island... I wonder how heavy a trailer a Road King can tow...

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