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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #120 on: March 20, 2021, 03:51:10 PM »
Thank you for that.  I'm sure I didn't mean literally.  I'll  positively be much more precise in my language in future discussions.
My error 1000% for not drilling down far enough.  I mean, I DO even drive over an original cobblestone road.  I'll flog myself.
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #121 on: March 20, 2021, 05:46:32 PM »
I'm surprised there hasn't been the "Dirt Glide" moniker mentioned yet. Or did I miss it?   :evil:
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #122 on: March 20, 2021, 08:56:50 PM »
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 #123 on: March 20, 2021, 08:57:42 PM »
I'm surprised there hasn't been the "Dirt Glide" moniker mentioned yet. Or did I miss it?   :evil:

I'm thinking "Gravel Glide".
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Re: Riding a Pan America
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« Reply #124 on: March 20, 2021, 09:00:29 PM »
  :laugh: :thumb:

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #125 on: March 21, 2021, 08:21:29 AM »
Like Kev said, look for further uses of the new mill.      https://www.cycleworld.com/story/motorcycle-news/harley-davidson-to-revive-nightster/

please make it he sportier version. I'm sick of these ' Sportsters' with the bobber fat front tire. Just not 'Sporty'


 



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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #126 on: March 21, 2021, 09:47:34 AM »
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #127 on: March 21, 2021, 11:09:43 AM »
please make it he sportier version. I'm sick of these ' Sportsters' with the bobber fat front tire. Just not 'Sporty'


 




I kinda like the equal size tires front and rear..Don't care for multi  lamp non round headlight or the damn Harley forward controls and the raked out front forks....This could be like  an American Ducati Diaval...Call it the Rocky Marciano or George Foreman Special...
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #128 on: May 07, 2021, 07:37:30 AM »
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #129 on: May 07, 2021, 07:45:31 AM »
  I'll flog myself.
Donít EVER say that in polite company if you come to Australia..
But if you are going to...Can I watch ?  :drool: :drool:

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #130 on: May 07, 2021, 09:50:37 PM »
I have to say Iím interested.  The adjustable ride height is a game changer for me in this segment.  Iíve owned  two   GSís, a Stelvio, and a Tiger.  With a 29Ē inseam I was always struggling at stops. Problem now solved.  I suspect(hope) that other mfgís will jump on this.

The hydraulic valves are also a great option. 

Our local dealer says they will have a demo in the next couple weeks, and hopefully Iíll get a chance to ride it.

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #131 on: May 08, 2021, 06:58:08 AM »
Huzo, never thought of it that way!  flattered you'd even want to watch  :evil:
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« Reply #132 on: May 08, 2021, 07:30:49 AM »
Huzo, never thought of it that way!  flattered you'd eve want to watch  :evil:
Every time I look at the tank badge/s on my V85, I think of you.
A lewd act is in order... :thumb:

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #133 on: May 08, 2021, 08:37:34 AM »
Good on ya, mate!
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #134 on: May 08, 2021, 04:00:55 PM »
Oh...I was thinking this was about the Honda Pan American St1100.

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #135 on: May 09, 2021, 02:38:58 PM »
Yes, I'd laugh if a few weeks after Harley introduces the Pan America, Honda legal sends them a letter..."by the way, we own the copyright on that name!" 

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #136 on: May 10, 2021, 06:06:25 AM »
Every time I look at the tank badge/s on my V85, I think of you.
A lewd act is in order... :thumb:
Yíall need to stop, itís just 6:30AM here😂😂😂😂
Good thing I had to get up anyhow to go....  well you know what😂😂😂

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #137 on: May 10, 2021, 07:22:00 PM »
Yíall need to stop, itís just 6:30AM here😂😂😂😂
Good thing I had to get up anyhow to go....  well you know what😂😂😂
The honda you are referencing was called the Pan European.
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #138 on: May 20, 2021, 07:02:28 AM »
I sat on a Pan America last Friday.  I like it and it fits more of my riding style than the Road Glide.  They offered me a test ride, but just like the V85TT I passed because I don't want to start dreaming about how great the ride is.  I will hold off until year 3 to make sure it truly lives up to its reviews.  I could see my stable morphing into all Adventure bikes.

Pan America replacing Road Glide
V85TT replacing V7III
Honda CRF300Rally replacing Himalayan (need less weight so I can put it on the carrier behind my truck)
and keeping the Van Van 200. 

But the reality is much different than the fantasy.  I don't need to change out any of my current bikes. 
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #139 on: May 20, 2021, 07:47:18 AM »
Another motorbike that requires the rider to stand on the pegs to ride  :rolleyes:

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thats one of the many things i love about my V7.  I can stand up while riding. easy transition from sitting to standing. it's super !!!
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #140 on: May 20, 2021, 08:40:46 AM »
Every time I look at the tank badge/s on my V85, I think of you.
A lewd act is in order... :thumb:

I'm jealous

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #141 on: May 20, 2021, 10:28:19 AM »

  A proper MC has mid bike controls and a center stand.  Where is the center stand?
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #142 on: May 20, 2021, 11:45:09 AM »
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #143 on: May 20, 2021, 12:01:34 PM »
I don't doubt that the Pan America will be a great bike but I'll admit I'm a bit dubious on H-D's commitment to the platform after they abandoned the Bronx.
XLCR, FXRT, Buell, V-Rod, XR1200, Bronx, etc. etc.  Harley doesn't stay with slow sellers for very long.  I remember when Harley killed the XR1200 after five years, a HD sales exec. said, "I guess everyone that wanted one bought one."
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« Reply #144 on: May 20, 2021, 08:07:34 PM »
XLCR, FXRT, Buell, V-Rod, XR1200, Bronx, etc. etc.  Harley doesn't stay with slow sellers for very long.  I remember when Harley killed the XR1200 after five years, a HD sales exec. said, "I guess everyone that wanted one bought one."

True for many manufacturers.  I sold a bike to a guy who collects one year Japanese bikes.
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« Reply #145 on: May 20, 2021, 10:43:23 PM »
True for many manufacturers.  I sold a bike to a guy who collects one year Japanese bikes.
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #146 on: May 21, 2021, 01:14:29 AM »
I sat on a Pan America last Friday.  I like it and it fits more of my riding style than the Road Glide.  They offered me a test ride, but just like the V85TT I passed because I don't want to start dreaming about how great the ride is.  I will hold off until year 3 to make sure it truly lives up to its reviews.  I could see my stable morphing into all Adventure bikes.

Pan America replacing Road Glide
V85TT replacing V7III
Honda CRF300Rally replacing Himalayan (need less weight so I can put it on the carrier behind my truck)
and keeping the Van Van 200. 

But the reality is much different than the fantasy.  I don't need to change out any of my current bikes.
You sat on one and didnít ride it... :rolleyes:
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #147 on: May 21, 2021, 06:24:15 AM »
You sat on one and didnít ride it... :rolleyes:

I haven't ridden it or the V85TT.  I will ride as many different bikes I can, but when I am truly interested in them I only ride them when I am ready to deal with the outcome of the test ride.  Be it disappointment or I have to have it.  With both bikes being first year bikes I didn't want to fall in love and have to have it. 

I am glad I waited out the V85TT because I definitely want tubeless wheels on a touring bike. 

If I decide the Pan America is too much bike for me and I will never buy it, then I will go test ride it.  The demo bike is there when I am ready.
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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #148 on: May 21, 2021, 11:44:37 AM »
True.  A "motorcycle journalist" that writes a scathing review doesn't get invited back to the fancy unveiling events.

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Re: Riding a Pan America
« Reply #149 on: May 21, 2021, 11:55:54 AM »
 I hope the PanAmerica turns out be be a real world beater and paradigm shifter, but....I must also pan the original post.
 How many new bikes from major manufacturers turn out to be total failures, but have glowing reports in their initial reviews in cycle magazines? I would venture to say almost all initial reports are good with only a tiny damning with faint praise or criticism of minor niggles.
 My venerable journalism professor told me when judging the honesty of a story to take into account who the writer is, why they wrote it, and who is paying them. Since the original poster is a self proclaimed professional motorcycle test rider, and is writing a very positive review of a new motorcycle rollout, I have to put that in the same category as a new bike review in a cycle magazine and view it with some skepticism.
 So, respectfully stated, Timmythecop, did you get paid for this test ride? I get a feeling that I am being manipulated by an influencer.
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