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So the weak 60 year olds can ride something else.Back in the 90's I saw an elderly woman who rode her own Goldwing.She kept a scissor jack in one saddlebag to help her pick it up solo. Used it under a crash bar to lift it part way up till she could straddle it and pull it up the rest of the way.It's about knowing your limits, and desire.
Shakespeare said it best, and not the bit about the lawyers.Bla bla blaWhatever You notice I own 3 bikes that weigh about 400-450# wet.I know the difference.That doesn't stop me from loving my very capable and comfortable 800# wet RK which can do just fine in the twisties (read that as far past legal speeds and fun, not really all that much slower than I would choose to ride the same road on the Ducati even it comes right down to it).I know there are tradeoffs with weight and that I don't need 800# for it to be stable, though it is FAR MORE stable than any thing else in the *stable" in crosswinds and buffeting, but that's another conversation.But most importantly, I'm not so old and feeble that I have problems pushing it around the garage. Yeah I don't want to push it uphill, but that gets old really quick on the Monster too.I guess I'm saying it's not a non-issue but it's quite a small one. If it's the "hill" you want to die on fine, but some of you sound like fragile little drama queens about itI mean I just saw my 4' 10" female friend who tours on her 600# Sporty. It's much ado about nothing.
So Kevm , it sounds like you believe the marketing nonsense from the 1950's , the concept of "road hugging weight" I here about "low center of gravity" or about how weight disappears when the bike gets rolling . Well , my 67 year old self can't tell where the weight is located when trying to push 900 LBs of motorbike around the garage . As for the weight disappearing , yeah , going in a straight line is fine on a 900 LB motorbike , or even in gentle curves , but I have witnesses who can testify that on a very twisty road riding a 400 LB worn out /5 I had no trouble hanging with 30 year newer bikes with good riders on board , why , because 400 LBS . Dusty
When my 900 lb electric glide needed moving in the basement I cranked it up and simple let the clutch out, did I miss something here?🤔😂😉👍
With the correct procedure a small female can put a HD electric glide back on its wheels from a totally downed position, Utube it.
Did you have the extremely rare glide with reverse ? Dusty
Nope the basement is by design on a grade toward the door so water can run out, so easy leg push out and drive in. Oh yea and all movements in straight lines👍Just funning mostly buddy😂
Sorry, but the below is the bet lookin HD ever made... Period
Me too , although there was a letter written to Cycle World probably 15 years ago asking their tech guy it it was possible to reverse the brake control points , make the lever work the rear brake and the peddle work the front brakes . Seems he had dropped his 870 LB Harley twice in his garage by locking up the front brake at low speed with the bars turned . It was really embarrassing that the guy lived about 20 miles South of here , damn dumb Okies Dusty
I never understood people talking about rolling bikes around in their garages. I never roll a bike around in my garage. I ride it in, then walk it back while sitting in the seat doing a 3 point turn so it is facing out and ready to go for the next ride.I would never try and roll a bike around in the garage. I'll see this at dealerships and it never made sense to me. Ride it under power forward, and push it back with your legs while your butt is firmly planted in the seat.
Probably because starting 40 motorbikes in an enclosed structure and letting them run for even 30 seconds is going to produce some serious levels of carbon monoxide . Plus , starting an IC engine and letting it run for really short period of times isn't good for the engine . I make it a habit to never run an engine in the garage unless the doors are open and the exhaust is blowing out . Dusty
Maybe you should drop down to a number of bikes you actually ride.
Not exactly sure what you are trying to say , I'm not a dealership which is what that post was addressing . Pretty much a one bike at a time guy , although there are currently two in the little shop . Dusty
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