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    New Guy from Illinois
    on: Sep 19, 2019, 02.00 pm
    Sep 19, 2019, 02.00 pm
    New to the forum and new to the crosstourer. I've never had a crosstourer bike before. I'm 6'4" and weigh 250+ lbs. I can't believe how tall these bikes set (even for me). I do love the way the bike handles coming from a HD Street Glide. :008:
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    Re: New Guy from Illinois
    Reply #1 on: Sep 19, 2019, 02.35 pm
    Sep 19, 2019, 02.35 pm
    Welcome.  From the northwest side of Chicago for most of my life, but live in Florida now.  At least now every time you change a light bulb you won't have to throw it on the dyno to make sure the engine is running right (exaggerating of course).  Anyhow, enjoy the bike!  It is a really great machine. 

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    Re: New Guy from Illinois
    Reply #2 on: Sep 19, 2019, 03.24 pm
    Sep 19, 2019, 03.24 pm
     :400: and safe riding  :305:
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    Re: New Guy from Illinois
    Reply #3 on: Sep 19, 2019, 03.59 pm
    Sep 19, 2019, 03.59 pm
    Thanks,Guy's! I've rode bikes since I was 10,and now I'm 70! LOL! I do notice  some whining from the rear end,and a little slop in the drivetrain? Is this normal? It's taking a little bit to get used to the height of this bike,but once on it, rides and handles nice. I have to step on the right footpeg while it's on the kickstand,then stand up and swing a leg over it! :008: And I'm 6'4" tall! :086:
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    Re: New Guy from Illinois
    Reply #4 on: Sep 21, 2019, 01.32 pm
    Sep 21, 2019, 01.32 pm
    Welcome to the mix, on this side of the pond. I have 20k miles on mine and think it is a great bike, but they do have their quirks. I find it interesting that you say it is a tall bike, as well as many others. I agree but it does not feel tall once you get on. I am 5' 10" and flat foot the beast.
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    Re: New Guy from Illinois
    Reply #5 on: Sep 21, 2019, 02.29 pm
    Sep 21, 2019, 02.29 pm
    I used to know some ole pipe fitters from your area.

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    Re: New Guy from Illinois
    Reply #6 on: Sep 21, 2019, 02.31 pm
    Sep 21, 2019, 02.31 pm
    Boy, they must be old. Is the term pipe fitter even used any more?
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    Re: New Guy from Illinois
    Reply #7 on: Sep 21, 2019, 04.47 pm
    Sep 21, 2019, 04.47 pm
    sure is.

     


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