Man you have a rad collection! So cool
That scooter will beat a lot of bikes off the line. lol
My shovelhead is a 81 FXWG. Just had a complete top end redone. Had the heads repaired so a exhaust bolt would stay in it! valve seats reground and seals. Ill add a picture later
Ok got a picture for ya
Thanks @hillbilly103. There’s some not so obvious upgrades, elec. ingnition, dry primary, and a 6 speed tranny! Hit 130 on the interstate one day…
@Sasquatch Been there done that got a closet full of Tee shirts
My last FX, 06 FXD ended up with $12,000 in the engine and a V-Rod front end.
Took it to the drag strip in 09, made 1 pass and got banned! She went 9.45@147mph. Track officials said I need NHRA approved leathers and helmet plus all the lights and mirrors removed for any bike over 100mph.
WOW! straight line speed on a bike can be way too much fun!
@Sasquatch yea hard on the drivers license and insurance rates to
Now days I’m more interested in the stereo and cruise control. My Ultra Limited is mostly stock (completely stock) at the time pics I posted were taken.
@hillbilly103 yea I’m more in to the comfort factor myself now. more often than not I’m on my Goldwing. All the creature comforts I want!
@Sasquatch I’ve got a lot of respect for Goldwings. Awesome touring bikes. I have several friends who ride them.
You do any long rides, rallies?
Yea Ive road out to Sturgis been to Daytona several times. Did a ride from Bar Harbor Maine to Holly wood Fl. another from Savannah Ga to Traveres City Mich. and back. I have about 150k on the wing
@Sasquatch you must be about as hard core as me, I go through 2-3 sets of tires a year
Ive slowed down a lot the past couple years. The other half cant go like we use to. I want to go to Laconia and ride to the Keys
@Sasquatch I’ve done all the big rallies, the RoT (Republic of Texas) is my favorite. I have road down to the Keys a few times. My next big ride will be to Alaska.
I did until I surrender my license due to blindness. 1971 Honda Trail 70, to 125, to 250, to '69 Sportster Chopper. Raced Kawasaki drag bikes in AMA Pro Star competition a few years ago when I managed a MC Salvage shop.
@hillbilly103 I should have gone on down to the Keys when I was in Miami! Never been to Tx on the bike, be a nice ride. I kind of miss thoes long rides. I got were I liked riding by myself (with the li woman ofcorse) I like riding tank to tank (about 200 =225mi.) Not many out there that like doing that. and I hate spending 30 min in a gas station! lol
@latewood that sounds like a exciting times!
@latewood sorry to hear about your vision problems.
Far out about your racing career And all your bikes.
As you may have guessed from my posts I grew up in a bike shop, my Dad owned an independent shop catering to mostly HDs. He used to ride me around sitting on the tank of a 65 FLH Panhead when I was still in diapers
@Sasquatch I’m with you on tank to tank riding. I got tired of toting the wife around and got her a Sportster 15 years ago. She rode that for 5 years and then she went out and bought a 05 Roadking. She doesn’t do many rallies anymore but still puts on 12-15000 miles a year.
No I don’t ride
I don’t ride as much as I’d like but I do ride. Started out with a YZF600r.
That was a short but fun experience. Seems I had something wrong with my right wrist! Was going through a divorce with the first wife when I got that one. Midlife crisis is what a few people diagnosed me with! After the last wreck, two in all, I didn’t feel like paying to have it fixed. Only cost $3400 from the original owner I believe. Nevertheless, having ridden a motorcycle, I wanted another!
Negotiated with the present wife that if we got married she’d have to buy me a bike. Still don’t know how I pulled that one off! We compromised on a Yamaha Raider.
It’s a good bike but I can’t make the long trips like the more comfortable bikes can. 6-7 hours is all I want in a day. Did take it to Texas when I was in the oilfield. Rode the hill country some. Last year me and a couple buddies went up to Deals Gap and rode the Dragon, that was nice.
I guess eventually I’ll upgrade to something better so me and the missus can take longer trips.