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    Old rider, new to the forum
    on: June 24, 2021, 05:40:31 pm
    June 24, 2021, 05:40:31 pm
    Been riding forever. My big bike was a 1975 Goldwing, purchased in 1978. Took a break in the 80s while we raised the kids. My wife passed in 2011 and I went back to riding as therapy. Many many bikes have passed through my garage since then.

    Currently have a 2003 Harley VRod and a 2016 S1000XR. Went on a 3 day this month on the Beemer, riding with a bunch of guys on HDs. Gotta say I'm loving this scooter.

    I'm inseam impaired. Lowered 2.5 inches, dropped seat 1/2 inch. Then raised the bars 1 inch, pulled them back 1 1/2 inches. Widened the mirrors. Eliminated the awful license plate setup and installed LED brake and signals in the rear. Next up? NAV and slipon.

    Shiny side up!
    2016 S1000XR - 2003 HD VRod - Knees in the breeze!

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    Re: Old rider, new to the forum
    Reply #1 on: June 24, 2021, 05:45:42 pm
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    My first BIG bike. . .  : )
    2016 S1000XR - 2003 HD VRod - Knees in the breeze!

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    Re: Old rider, new to the forum
    Reply #2 on: June 24, 2021, 05:45:49 pm
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    Welcome!

    Was just discussing the V-Rod with a fella at the MOT centre - as he owns an X-Diavel which seems to be a modern incarnation of the V ?


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    Re: Old rider, new to the forum
    Reply #3 on: June 24, 2021, 06:02:22 pm
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    Very similar look, although the Porsche designed V engine and the Duck definitely have differences.  The VRod never got much traction among the traditional HD riders, and nobody from outside the community really cared.

    The bike is a gas, but not a long hauler.

    2016 S1000XR - 2003 HD VRod - Knees in the breeze!

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    Re: Old rider, new to the forum
    Reply #4 on: June 27, 2021, 10:19:09 am
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    Welcome to the forum scoschro!

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    Re: Old rider, new to the forum
    Reply #5 on: June 27, 2021, 11:10:38 am
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    Welcome.   :002:

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    Re: Old rider, new to the forum
    Reply #6 on: June 27, 2021, 07:39:31 pm
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    Thanks!
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