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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #90 on: March 19, 2021, 12:40:04 PM »
A spent a day riding a Harley Davidson Pan America...
Hey Timmy, can you comment on the ergonomic affect of having the front of the seat so far back from the steering stem compared to other adventure bikes? Or is this some type of optical illusion in the pictures? Are long arms required?

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #91 on: March 19, 2021, 02:37:14 PM »
Hey Timmy, can you comment on the ergonomic affect of having the front of the seat so far back from the steering stem compared to other adventure bikes? Or is this some type of optical illusion in the pictures? Are long arms required?

The bars have more pullback than the pictures show. I am 5'09" with short legs abd I guess  ormal arms and the reach to the bars never was something i noticed. I do remember thinking that i was more upright than on my GS at one point. I dontbthink i took any pictures of the bars. Sorry.



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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #92 on: March 19, 2021, 03:08:53 PM »
 Dunno , Malcolm Smith almost never stood up .

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #93 on: March 19, 2021, 03:26:03 PM »
I guess the answer to heavy bikes is just more get up and go?
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #94 on: March 19, 2021, 04:12:15 PM »
Im glad that there are a couple of styling issues (for me..).
Other than that, Id be well advised not to ride one....Id like to pick one up in the States on the East Coast, ride across to San Francisco..(over THAT bridge..), up the West Coast into Canada/Alaska, over the top and back to New York..
Now, how could that possibly be a bad idea... :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :clock: :bike-037:
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #95 on: March 19, 2021, 04:37:43 PM »
Just came from the local Harley store, the same one I mentioned about Buells earlier.  They're getting these bikes in stock in May.  No plans for the Harley truck to get into the entire state for test rides.
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« Reply #96 on: March 19, 2021, 04:40:17 PM »
Just came from the local Harley store, the same one I mentioned about Buells earlier.  They're getting these bikes in stock in May.  No plans for the Harley truck to get into the entire state for test rides.

 The satellite store in Edmond ?

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #97 on: March 19, 2021, 04:48:29 PM »
The satellite store in Edmond ?

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yeah.  But I asked her about anywhere to ride one in the state.  Nearest truck scheduled for Ark and Tex.
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« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2021, 04:54:16 PM »
yeah.  But I asked her about anywhere to ride one in the state.  Nearest truck scheduled for Ark and Tex.

 I wish Ron still worked for the big dealership , might try to get a ride , probably not gonna stand up while riding it  :laugh:

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #99 on: March 19, 2021, 05:09:22 PM »
I wish Ron still worked for the big dealership , might try to get a ride , probably not gonna stand up while riding it  :laugh:

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I don't think they'll be any demonstrators based on availability.
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« Reply #100 on: March 19, 2021, 05:24:21 PM »
I don't think they'll be any demonstrators based on availability.

 Probably , although when Ron was at the big store I could test anything on the floor , although i never did . The old GM at that store was really pretty cool , he had a Buelly and some kind of older beemer .

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #101 on: March 19, 2021, 05:44:30 PM »
So you guys hang out in  the showroon sitting on bikes and talking to sales people? I been in a new bike showroom maybe  6 times in 55 years and bought nothing...
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« Reply #102 on: March 19, 2021, 05:53:01 PM »
So you guys hang out in  the showroon sitting on bikes and talking to sales people? I been in a new bike showroom maybe  6 times in 55 years and bought nothing...

 Dunno , haven't been in a dealer since 2016 .

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #103 on: March 19, 2021, 06:05:18 PM »
So you guys hang out in  the showroon sitting on bikes and talking to sales people? I been in a new bike showroom maybe  6 times in 55 years and bought nothing...

Don't bother.  None of the salesmen in my local Harley or Indian dealers ride motorcycles.  The conversation is . . . strained.
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #104 on: March 19, 2021, 07:07:40 PM »
 I would love to make fun of you guys, but I can't.   The late 80s were great times to be into Motorcycles.
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« Reply #105 on: March 19, 2021, 10:49:28 PM »
to those one that are surprised a HD thread goes 4 pages long on a guzzi  forum.
maybe because moto guzzi did not make anything worth discussing ........... let it sink LOL

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« Reply #106 on: March 20, 2021, 01:16:00 AM »
to those one that are surprised a HD thread goes 4 pages long on a guzzi  forum.
maybe because moto guzzi did not make anything worth discussing ........... let it sink LOL

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #107 on: March 20, 2021, 02:41:30 AM »
I dunno.  Isn't it more like we're sitting around having a discussion?  I mean, could we (you?) hang for days and speak of NOTHING but Guzzi?



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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #108 on: March 20, 2021, 07:01:16 AM »
I like motorcycles. I think it's kinda fun and interesting to go to dealerships and look at what is new in the motorcycle world. I don't feel like I want to be stuck in the last century.

And I stand up regularly while riding my bikes, because standing up makes a stock seat feel the same as an expensive custom seat.   :evil:
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« Reply #109 on: March 20, 2021, 07:16:24 AM »
I like motorcycles. I think it's kinda fun and interesting to go to dealerships and look at what is new in the motorcycle world. I don't feel like I want to be stuck in the last century.

And I stand up regularly while riding my bikes, because standing up makes a stock seat feel the same as an expensive custom seat.   :evil:

 Yes , and standing up makes you look cool like those weird man/motorcycle creatures in the insurance ads  :thumb:

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #110 on: March 20, 2021, 07:30:53 AM »
I remember Pan American, but it was a long time ago.


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« Reply #111 on: March 20, 2021, 07:39:27 AM »
I remember Pan American, but it was a long time ago.



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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #112 on: March 20, 2021, 07:47:58 AM »
Yes , and standing up makes you look cool like those weird man/motorcycle creatures in the insurance ads  :thumb:

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Is that why every time I do it, my spam folder fills up with local women wanting to date me?   :huh:
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« Reply #113 on: March 20, 2021, 08:07:14 AM »
Is that why every time I do it, my spam folder fills up with local women wanting to date me?   :huh:

 Yes .

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #114 on: March 20, 2021, 08:23:02 AM »
to those one that are surprised a HD thread goes 4 pages long on a guzzi  forum.
maybe because moto guzzi did not make anything worth discussing ........... let it sink LOL

Yeah, but what about those new colors.....
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #115 on: March 20, 2021, 09:29:17 AM »
Long before the Pan America, there was this beauty from BUELL!  (Remember?) 

I almost bought one back in the day after a test ride!!





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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #116 on: March 20, 2021, 11:11:00 AM »
I cringe every time I hear HD say they built the first American adventure tour bike. It is most certainly that Buell.
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #117 on: March 20, 2021, 11:29:19 AM »
Yep.  H-D is really pushing the envelope with all the 1910-20 highlights of their bikes on dirt.  It was ALL dirt!  Made me laugh so hard I had to................. ................... ...............wait for it................. ..............stand   up! 


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« Reply #118 on: March 20, 2021, 11:35:13 AM »
  :laugh:

 Even the dirt is smoother now  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #119 on: March 20, 2021, 11:48:14 AM »
Yep.  H-D is really pushing the envelope with all the 1910-20 highlights of their bikes on dirt.  It was ALL dirt!  Made me laugh so hard I had to................. ................... ...............wait for it................. ..............stand   up! 


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