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Motorcycles

michaellosauro

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My current garage situation 😅

Bikes (ltr):
  • 1983 Harley Electra Glide Sport
  • 2000 Harley Road King
  • 1988 Harley Sportster chopper project (finally getting some traction with a motor rebuild)
  • 1970 Honda CL450
  • Unknown year Baja Dirt Bug (swapped out the stock 97cc motor with a Predator 212 a couple of months ago)
 

gnatty8

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Wow, talk about a blast from the past. I lament the passing of the "forum era" regularly (was just reminiscing about their demise last weekend actually), but I suppose I am just as guilty of moving on from them as well.

So many things have changed in life, one being that I don't really ride anymore. I still have the Ducati but it hasn't been ridden in years and needs basically everything gone through before it's roadworthy. Back in 2015 I bought a KTM 690 Enduro, added a rally kit to it, and did some cool/fun riding for a few years. After a trip from TX down to Acapulco and Oaxaca, I got back to the US and promptly had the bike stolen. I replaced it with a 69 Roadrunner (since I had gotten adopted a dog and it's hard to bring a Rottweiler on a bike), and then continued the descent into the mundane, sold the Roadrunner and bought a Model 3 Performance.

Last year I bought a DS1000 Hypermotard motor for the Sport Classic, but I don't know when or if that project will actually happen. I did move down to Charlotte, and so there are loads of great roads just west of me...so maybe this winter?

Hey man, wow, i didn’t actually expect you to show up lol! I’m in Texas these days, but have a place in East TN, so maybe Blue Ridge Parkway is in your future! Seriously, lot of water under the bridge, and glad to hear you’re doing well. Only dog I ever owned was a Rottie and when he passed from cancer 18 years ago, I didn’t have the heart to do another
 

otc

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Some of us are just all about bicycles now!

I miss my motorcycle sometimes but it has no clear place in my life right now.
 

gnatty8

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Some of us are just all about bicycles now!

I miss my motorcycle sometimes but it has no clear place in my life right now.

Think the only thing more dangerous than riding a motorcycle on Houston freeways is riding a bicycle on Houston surface streets
 

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gnatty8

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Very nice, red wheels are a great touch. Enjoy, that looks like a hell of a fun bike to ride!
 

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Does anyone here have any experience with lithium batteries? This would be for city bike, ridden ~5 miles a day round trip for commutes, maybe once a week for a 45 min ride, parked on the street, with no access to an outlet for a battery tender. Not ideal conditions for lead acid batteries. Would lithium be better?
 

brokencycle

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Does anyone here have any experience with lithium batteries? This would be for city bike, ridden ~5 miles a day round trip for commutes, maybe once a week for a 45 min ride, parked on the street, with no access to an outlet for a battery tender. Not ideal conditions for lead acid batteries. Would lithium be better?

I switched to a lithium battery for my motorcycle after I went through three lead batteries in three years. I rarely ride anymore, and I will sometimes forget to put it on the charger for a month and it is still fine. Compared to my lead battery which would be dead in 2 weeks without a tender.

I bought one of these: https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/...d8d6-3e8b-46d1-bf9d-dd2f39715eaa&ref_=ast_bln
 

KamoteJoe

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I'm in a bunch of fashion discords and the motorcycle conversations are sparse, so I'll try to share my updates here too.

Here's my new (to me) 94 1200 sporty that I got in October. Swapped to t-bars, 6 overs (stock rake), and cushier rear shocks to make it Norcal-inspired where I spent alot of my early adult life.
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Side-stance riding in the mountains
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Took the XR on a 350 mile coast-mountain-desert loop a few weeks back. I recently installed this Supertrapp exhaust.
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And my Wesco's are back from the shop, I requested a shift protector in addition to the resole and think it turned out amazing
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