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Offline ron-dog

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New Guy from Illinois
on: September 19, 2019, 02:00:09 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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Offline mzflorida

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Re: New Guy from Illinois
Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 02:35:22 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: September 19, 2019, 03:24:24 PM
 :400: and safe riding  :305:
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Re: New Guy from Illinois
Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 03:59:30 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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Offline Grabcon

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Re: New Guy from Illinois
Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 01:32:06 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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Offline snod

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Re: New Guy from Illinois
Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019, 02:29:14 PM
I used to know some ole pipe fitters from your area.

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Re: New Guy from Illinois
Reply #6 on: September 21, 2019, 02:31:28 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: September 21, 2019, 04:47:28 PM
sure is.

 


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