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  • paulybronco Posts: 9605
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    14 Aug 2017 07:14 PM
    Posted by mickle on 14 Aug 2017 07:12 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 14 Aug 2017 07:10 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 14 Aug 2017 07:08 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 14 Aug 2017 06:37 PM
    Posted by steelo on 14 Aug 2017 07:02 PM
    He's got the legs now. Nomada has made the effort.

     More chance of me drinking VB!

     Do they make VB for Men?


     Thats one of the reasons i dont drink it......

     Bahhaaa, you could always sit down.

     Umm no thanks

  • TJU Posts: 1111
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    15 Aug 2017 12:49 AM
    Hey Steelo , the plan IS to do more longer rides and like you say now I have the longer legs it should be more comfortable ... Have done Brisbane to Melbourne , over to Tassie back to Melbourne over the Great Ocean road , back over the Great Ocean road , across to Sorrento , got a new tyre at a place starting with B , need to consult the travel journals to remember names of places , Lol ... Anyhow up to Omeo over the Majestic Snowys down to Canberra , split from the other guy's and up through Scone and home again ... 7500 K's in just under 3 weeks .

    What do you reckon Pauly and Steelo , does that qualify as a half decent Bike ride ... Will it get me a invite for a Cold one next time I'm down your neck of the woods ... As long as it is Queensland Bundy of course , Lol .

    Some truly amazing country we have I reckon ... Did that trip way to quick for my liking , just one of the many reasons to travel down the Tourer path and take it all in nice and easy .

    Thanks for the feedback regarding bike lift by the way folks ... Will make cleaning those Turbine Wheels a tad bit easier ... Stay upright folks .
  • paulybronco Posts: 9605
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    15 Aug 2017 08:56 AM
    Posted by TJU on 15 Aug 2017 12:49 AM
    Hey Steelo , the plan IS to do more longer rides and like you say now I have the longer legs it should be more comfortable ... Have done Brisbane to Melbourne , over to Tassie back to Melbourne over the Great Ocean road , back over the Great Ocean road , across to Sorrento , got a new tyre at a place starting with B , need to consult the travel journals to remember names of places , Lol ... Anyhow up to Omeo over the Majestic Snowys down to Canberra , split from the other guy's and up through Scone and home again ... 7500 K's in just under 3 weeks .

    What do you reckon Pauly and Steelo , does that qualify as a half decent Bike ride ... Will it get me a invite for a Cold one next time I'm down your neck of the woods ... As long as it is Queensland Bundy of course , Lol .

    Some truly amazing country we have I reckon ... Did that trip way to quick for my liking , just one of the many reasons to travel down the Tourer path and take it all in nice and easy .

    Thanks for the feedback regarding bike lift by the way folks ... Will make cleaning those Turbine Wheels a tad bit easier ... Stay upright folks .

     Now thats what your bike is for......sadly like USA we grab 3 weeks A/L and try to see the whole country. Never gonna happen and you end up only seeing a fraction and forgetting most as you were only there breifly

  • mickle Posts: 1802
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    15 Aug 2017 09:48 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 15 Aug 2017 09:45 AM
    Posted by paulybronco on 15 Aug 2017 08:56 AM

     Now thats what your bike is for......sadly like USA we grab 3 weeks A/L and try to see the whole country. Never gonna happen and you end up only seeing a fraction and forgetting most as you were only there breifly

     Never say never.  This is exactly what some of us did last year.  14,000 km lap in 18 days and about 213 pub stops.  Not all journeys are about sightseeing.  Some are about the ride, and what could be better than 3 weeks solid riding.

    We've pushed the repeat button for mid April 2018.  This time we will take and extra week and stretch the ride to over 18,000 km

     And 300 Pubs.

  • Winger Posts: 645
    Adelaide
    Performance Poster Winger
    15 Aug 2017 05:33 PM
    Posted by graz on 14 Aug 2017 05:27 PM
    Used my lifter on my old Softy, Roadking and now the Streety no problems. Unless the M8 has something different it should be ok.

     Used mine on the 02 Heritage, 15 Fatty and now the 17 SG. Worked no probs on all three.

  • steelo Posts: 1807
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    15 Aug 2017 07:37 PM
    Posted by TJU on 15 Aug 2017 12:19 AM
    Hey Steelo , the plan IS to do more longer rides and like you say now I have the longer legs it should be more comfortable ... Have done Brisbane to Melbourne , over to Tassie back to Melbourne over the Great Ocean road , back over the Great Ocean road , across to Sorrento , got a new tyre at a place starting with B , need to consult the travel journals to remember names of places , Lol ... Anyhow up to Omeo over the Majestic Snowys down to Canberra , split from the other guy's and up through Scone and home again ... 7500 K's in just under 3 weeks .

    What do you reckon Pauly and Steelo , does that qualify as a half decent Bike ride ... Will it get me a invite for a Cold one next time I'm down your neck of the woods ... As long as it is Queensland Bundy of course , Lol .

    Some truly amazing country we have I reckon ... Did that trip way to quick for my liking , just one of the many reasons to travel down the Tourer path and take it all in nice and easy .

    Thanks for the feedback regarding bike lift by the way folks ... Will make cleaning those Turbine Wheels a tad bit easier ... Stay upright folks .

     I think that qualifies you TJU. At least compared to me on my new bike. Let us know when you are in SA or thinking of coming close. Lot of the SA runs are into NSW or close to the Vic border. Many of the fellas reckon 1000k days are easy. You'd get the invite for a coldy

  • paulybronco Posts: 9605
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    19 Aug 2017 06:03 PM
    Posted by steelo on 15 Aug 2017 07:37 PM
    Posted by TJU on 15 Aug 2017 12:19 AM
    Hey Steelo , the plan IS to do more longer rides and like you say now I have the longer legs it should be more comfortable ... Have done Brisbane to Melbourne , over to Tassie back to Melbourne over the Great Ocean road , back over the Great Ocean road , across to Sorrento , got a new tyre at a place starting with B , need to consult the travel journals to remember names of places , Lol ... Anyhow up to Omeo over the Majestic Snowys down to Canberra , split from the other guy's and up through Scone and home again ... 7500 K's in just under 3 weeks .

    What do you reckon Pauly and Steelo , does that qualify as a half decent Bike ride ... Will it get me a invite for a Cold one next time I'm down your neck of the woods ... As long as it is Queensland Bundy of course , Lol .

    Some truly amazing country we have I reckon ... Did that trip way to quick for my liking , just one of the many reasons to travel down the Tourer path and take it all in nice and easy .

    Thanks for the feedback regarding bike lift by the way folks ... Will make cleaning those Turbine Wheels a tad bit easier ... Stay upright folks .

     I think that qualifies you TJU. At least compared to me on my new bike. Let us know when you are in SA or thinking of coming close. Lot of the SA runs are into NSW or close to the Vic border. Many of the fellas reckon 1000k days are easy. You'd get the invite for a coldy

     Can confirm 1000klm days are possible and then back up the next day. Daylight is your friend, it's very tiring at ni get with the wildlife in our big brown land

  • TJU Posts: 1111
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    19 Aug 2017 07:38 PM

    Well the new addition to the fleet is sitting proudly in the Garage ... 2017 Velocity Red Road Glide Special ... old Bike Lift used alreadt and as all you good people said , it worked fine ... had to get that pesky road dust off my new shiny wheels ... plus move the old foot shifter peg up an notch , could hardly get my foot under it to change gears .


    Had a couple of terrifying moments on way home ... we live an hour away from Gasoline out west of Brisbane ... proberbly the worst winds i have ridden in for years , there was even talk of shutting down the Brisbane airport due to severe crosswinds ... not ever have ridden a bike with such a large fairing before , except a couple of small fairings on Jap bikes let me tell you it had me thinking i had made a mistake getting a bike with such more area of mass for the wind to push .


    Came past a truck on the right side , truck on left concrete wall on right ... wind caught me and i missed the wall by the most a foot ... PHARK ... another time , me in left lane car in right lane , came out of a cutting and again just missed this little old lady ... talk about heart in the mouth time .


    Reckon it didn`t help with the 14" High Ball Burliegh Bars that are on it , the combination of me not being used to riding with Ape Bars having always had Low and wide bars and of course with my armrs sticking up in the air the wind was not only pushing against a greater area of mass with the Fairing and sadle bags but also the great lump of lard sitting behind the bars , would have been like a huge paracute ... don`t see the Bars lasting the duration of me owning the bike ... reckon i will drop back to the 9" Chiseled Harley Bars they have on offer ... but will give them a chance first before making any rash discissions ... have a 7 to 8 hundred K`s ride locked in for next weekend so that should hopefully give me a greater idea of how i like the ride postion .


    For the people who have continued to read through my ramblings i had a technical question for the good folk out there ... when i got the bike one of the things that attracted me was the Chrome Turbine Wheels , front and back ... now as you are all aware the standard rear wheel is a 16" ... the rear Turbine they put on is a 18" ... the profile of the tyre is lower than the standard rear tyre but would anyone know how much of a difference in trye profile there would have to be so the speed would regiseter the same as stock ... the last thing i want is to be cruising along at what i think is a 100 K`s and am really doing 110 or whatever the difference might be ... had changed the pully size on one of my other rides and had installed a speed sensor adjuster but was never a real fan of it , never got it to be totally precise .


    So the new adventure begins ... have already bookmarked a dozen or so pages in the latest catolouge for things i want to add or change ... one of these days i am going to find the bottom of my wallet and i am going to be broke ... But Happy ... Hopefully , Lol .


    Tim .

  • steelo Posts: 1807
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    19 Aug 2017 07:42 PM
    Hi TJU. Congrats on taking possession of the beast. Sorry you had a bit of drama on the way home. They do take some getting used to and as I was told, you have to think about every aspect of riding and parking.
    Doesn't the speedo work off the gearbox or some such thing? BUT if you are worried I've got my original wheels I'd gladly swap for your wheels. Cheers
  • paulybronco Posts: 9605
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    19 Aug 2017 07:47 PM
    Posted by TJU on 19 Aug 2017 07:38 PM

    Well the new addition to the fleet is sitting proudly in the Garage ... 2017 Velocity Red Road Glide Special ... old Bike Lift used alreadt and as all you good people said , it worked fine ... had to get that pesky road dust off my new shiny wheels ... plus move the old foot shifter peg up an notch , could hardly get my foot under it to change gears .


    Had a couple of terrifying moments on way home ... we live an hour away from Gasoline out west of Brisbane ... proberbly the worst winds i have ridden in for years , there was even talk of shutting down the Brisbane airport due to severe crosswinds ... not ever have ridden a bike with such a large fairing before , except a couple of small fairings on Jap bikes let me tell you it had me thinking i had made a mistake getting a bike with such more area of mass for the wind to push .


    Came past a truck on the right side , truck on left concrete wall on right ... wind caught me and i missed the wall by the most a foot ... PHARK ... another time , me in left lane car in right lane , came out of a cutting and again just missed this little old lady ... talk about heart in the mouth time .


    Reckon it didn`t help with the 14" High Ball Burliegh Bars that are on it , the combination of me not being used to riding with Ape Bars having always had Low and wide bars and of course with my armrs sticking up in the air the wind was not only pushing against a greater area of mass with the Fairing and sadle bags but also the great lump of lard sitting behind the bars , would have been like a huge paracute ... don`t see the Bars lasting the duration of me owning the bike ... reckon i will drop back to the 9" Chiseled Harley Bars they have on offer ... but will give them a chance first before making any rash discissions ... have a 7 to 8 hundred K`s ride locked in for next weekend so that should hopefully give me a greater idea of how i like the ride postion .


    For the people who have continued to read through my ramblings i had a technical question for the good folk out there ... when i got the bike one of the things that attracted me was the Chrome Turbine Wheels , front and back ... now as you are all aware the standard rear wheel is a 16" ... the rear Turbine they put on is a 18" ... the profile of the tyre is lower than the standard rear tyre but would anyone know how much of a difference in trye profile there would have to be so the speed would regiseter the same as stock ... the last thing i want is to be cruising along at what i think is a 100 K`s and am really doing 110 or whatever the difference might be ... had changed the pully size on one of my other rides and had installed a speed sensor adjuster but was never a real fan of it , never got it to be totally precise .


    So the new adventure begins ... have already bookmarked a dozen or so pages in the latest catolouge for things i want to add or change ... one of these days i am going to find the bottom of my wallet and i am going to be broke ... But Happy ... Hopefully , Lol .


    Tim .

     Well going to rock the boat here...... fuck off the high bars first, you will feel much better in the wind and twisty bits as well as more relaxing on a decent ride. These bikes can do back to back 1000klm days but only if you're cummpy on it. Enjoy 

  • Baloffski Posts: 999
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    19 Aug 2017 11:26 PM
    TJU, very impressive bike you have by the sound of it, and is "velocity Red" .excellent choice from my looking. I picked up a Road Glide Custom from next door to my work place in Melbourne 2012, August, slightly customized by HH with mini 10 inch apes, which were not the problem. T'was riding home just coming onto the Nepean Highway at a place called St. Kilda, I was near killed too, from a gust of wind that actually pushed me over two lanes, near into a vehicle.
    Unfucking believable, I know R.G.'s are a great bike , but fairings "definitely" are a wind sock in side way type catch arena..Long as your on the ball, are one of the best rides, now with mr. M8 in the engine . Take care and enjoy your shiny new bike. cheese Baloff.
  • paulybronco Posts: 9605
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Aug 2017 01:52 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 19 Aug 2017 07:59 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Aug 2017 07:47 PM

     Well going to rock the boat here...... fuck off the high bars first, you will feel much better in the wind and twisty bits as well as more relaxing on a decent ride. These bikes can do back to back 1000klm days but only if you're cummpy on it. Enjoy 

     Nothing wrong with apes.  I did the odd big day with them on my Road Glide. 

     Perhaps your name of lofty bob may help your decision here.... were not all 7 foot tall

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3607
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    20 Aug 2017 08:10 AM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Aug 2017 01:22 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 19 Aug 2017 07:59 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Aug 2017 07:47 PM

     Well going to rock the boat here...... fuck off the high bars first, you will feel much better in the wind and twisty bits as well as more relaxing on a decent ride. These bikes can do back to back 1000klm days but only if you're cummpy on it. Enjoy 

     Nothing wrong with apes.  I did the odd big day with them on my Road Glide. 

     Perhaps your name of lofty bob may help your decision here.... were not all 7 foot tall

     That was China's quote, not mine.

  • TJU Posts: 1111
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    20 Aug 2017 08:28 AM
    Lol ... Steelo , thanks for the offer of swapping wheels , but I have original wheels as well ... Pretty sure you are right about Speedo running off gear box sensor but when ever you change wheels or pulley sizes it throws the actual real speed out ... So I have been told at least ... Standard rear tyre is a 180/65 profile and new rear tyre is a 180/55 profile ... So hopefully although it has gone up 2 inches in rim size it has come back a bit with the lower profile ... Just not sure if it close enough to precise speed ... Will do some drive by test with missus car and mates bikes .

    Balofski ... Glad I am not the only one to experience such an freaky episode while riding bike with big fairing ... Your experience sounds worse than mine , glad you're still here to relay your story to me ... And I reckon in General it's those ferocious Cross winds that caught me out ... I should have been more aware as every August up here around our Ekka time we always have massive Westerly winds .

    I definitely have to give the bars a chance but as Pauly alluded to I am only 5' 10" with not the longest arms out there so possibly going back to the 9 inch mini apes then the 5 inches lower will make a huge difference ... Just don't feel like I have control of the beast at this early stage with the high bars ... I have of course the original bars so always have that option as well .

    Thanks guys for letting me ramble ... Tim .
  • steelo Posts: 1807
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    20 Aug 2017 09:55 AM
    ... So hopefully although it has gone up 2 inches in rim size it has come back a bit with the lower profile ... Just not sure if it close enough to precise speed ... Will do some drive by test with missus car and mates bikes .
     
    Sorry bout not being able to use the quote function properly this time but doesn't your new on board GPS have a speed indicator somewhere.
  • mickle Posts: 1802
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    20 Aug 2017 10:37 AM
    Posted by steelo on 20 Aug 2017 09:55 AM
    ... So hopefully although it has gone up 2 inches in rim size it has come back a bit with the lower profile ... Just not sure if it close enough to precise speed ... Will do some drive by test with missus car and mates bikes .
     
    Sorry bout not being able to use the quote function properly this time but doesn't your new on board GPS have a speed indicator somewhere.

     They have a digital readout as well as the analogue speedo Steelo, but work off the same sender as speedo not GPS.

  • paulybronco Posts: 9605
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Aug 2017 12:48 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 20 Aug 2017 08:10 AM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Aug 2017 01:22 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 19 Aug 2017 07:59 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Aug 2017 07:47 PM

     Well going to rock the boat here...... fuck off the high bars first, you will feel much better in the wind and twisty bits as well as more relaxing on a decent ride. These bikes can do back to back 1000klm days but only if you're cummpy on it. Enjoy 

     Nothing wrong with apes.  I did the odd big day with them on my Road Glide. 

     Perhaps your name of lofty bob may help your decision here.... were not all 7 foot tall

     That was China's quote, not mine.

     My opology lofty 

  • mickle Posts: 1802
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    20 Aug 2017 01:27 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Aug 2017 12:48 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 20 Aug 2017 08:10 AM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Aug 2017 01:22 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 19 Aug 2017 07:59 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Aug 2017 07:47 PM

     Well going to rock the boat here...... fuck off the high bars first, you will feel much better in the wind and twisty bits as well as more relaxing on a decent ride. These bikes can do back to back 1000klm days but only if you're cummpy on it. Enjoy 

     Nothing wrong with apes.  I did the odd big day with them on my Road Glide. 

     Perhaps your name of lofty bob may help your decision here.... were not all 7 foot tall

     That was China's quote, not mine.

     My opology lofty 

     Too many Bintangs.

  • TJU Posts: 1111
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    20 Aug 2017 04:04 PM
    Got out on the new M8 today ... Winds have died down considerably , still blowy but nothing like last 2 days ... So so much more enjoying to ride today , only short 300 Klm ride but Phark I am going to get myself in trouble once I have adjusted my brain waves to riding this Tourer and especially when the Stage 4 motor is run in and ready to Rip , Lol ... The power there just waiting to be unleashed is Freacking amazing ... 5th and 6th gear roll ons when overtaking even now is incredible .

    So there is a Digital Speedo on these things , you bloody beauty ... Does this mean I have to actually read the manual , Oh well something's are worth doing .

    If pic comes through it should be bike with out sissy bar and carry rack ... Roll on next week end and will be praying for none or next to no winds , Lol .
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  • paulybronco Posts: 9605
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Aug 2017 04:09 PM
    Posted by mickle on 20 Aug 2017 01:27 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Aug 2017 12:48 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 20 Aug 2017 08:10 AM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Aug 2017 01:22 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 19 Aug 2017 07:59 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Aug 2017 07:47 PM

     Well going to rock the boat here...... fuck off the high bars first, you will feel much better in the wind and twisty bits as well as more relaxing on a decent ride. These bikes can do back to back 1000klm days but only if you're cummpy on it. Enjoy 

     Nothing wrong with apes.  I did the odd big day with them on my Road Glide. 

     Perhaps your name of lofty bob may help your decision here.... were not all 7 foot tall

     That was China's quote, not mine.

     My opology lofty 

     Too many Bintangs.

     And am I paying the price today! Not sure what hurts more my head or my arse, gone beyond the wiping stage now just dabbing lightly and about to look for an ice pack!! 

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