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  1. This did not come to be by accident. The ethical Eric Holder is leading the charge to sue till it's blue. They will not stop and we must pay attention otherwise it will happen to us too. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/11/how-democrats-try-to-hijack-elections/ https://democraticredistricting.com/
  2. Concur. Probably all kinds of nasty on those door handles! I wouldn't have an exposed holster either, that doesn't make sense. Then again, this day and age, many people don't make sense.
  3. Was there a gun buster sign? Thats the only time I have an empty holster, and the only place I do it is to renew my license plates in person. And of course the only reason I do that in person is because they charge an extra $2 to do it by mail, plus an additional fee for using the online feature. it is odd that the gov wants you disarmed when they shake you down.
  4. Seems to me that you outed him out for his job. Paid protester. Either that or they (the left) are becoming paranoid and feel that they need to arm themselves. Hopefully he has some training at least.
  5. Few of us don't fall in to the lifestyle of leather and tatoos. I have bought a few shirts from my travels but quit when they quit carrying parts for my shovelhead. They have all the shirts you can stomach but no parts. I was surrounded by those that lived the lifestyle growing up, it's a different breed of folks now. The majority at least. I ride to ride, in fact my bikes are ugly and I frequently use a tank bag on my Harley's, you don't see that often! The dealer and aftermarket network is is like no other. As are the bikes. I ordered a gel pad from JC Whitney years ago for my low profile seat on the low rider. Peeled back the cover and dug out the foam put it there and recovered. It added many hours of comfort, it's like sitting on a breast implant! Of course I have 3 other seats for that bike as well as a couple extra for the other bikes. Harleys are so easy to modify and cheaper to do than other brands. The best part is that some companies out there engineer many components that modify and update some of HD's flawed designs. I put a Rivera engineering clutch and primary belt drive on the shovel and it even out performs my stock twin cam. It added 50 years of technogy to the crappy shovel design. Back to bike shopping!
  6. The streets are decent bikes. The biggest problem for Harley right now is the same for all manufacturers. Sales have been declining for a decade. Perhaps a good economy will turn things around but it's been tough. Die hard harley riders are dying off and not being replaced at the same rate. Their new bikes are nice but if customers aren't there, ther aren't there. The VROD is bad ass. I rented one when they first came out when I was doing some TAD time in the California desert. Absolutely incredible bike. I'm not a speed demon at all but figured I'd see what it had since it was just me and the desert. The bike climbed to 140 without a flat spot or hiccup, it had more go but my rental helmet started to try to yank my head off my spine like a parachute. Before 07 they had itty bitty fuel tanks too, not good with power like that. Its too bad the MoCo discontinued it for sure. It was on my short list but long term ownership will prove problematic for parts in the years to come. The market is suffering across the board with all brands. Used bikes are a dime a dozen. I'm finding big twins cheaper than sportster in some areas. I might have to fatten my heard!
  7. I checked out the scramblers they made. They were ok but I think a little more dual sport than scrambler would be better. They resembled triumphs version of scramblers but seemed a little bigger. All a sporty needs is a few more inches of travel, bigger fuel tank and an exhaust that has good clearance and is tucked in. Inmo lighter weight wouldn't hurt either but a 1200 is big enough to travel the country comfortably.
  8. bikes are like footwear, that's why you need several! Indian is working on a 1200 flat track style bike for the general populas, should be out next year. https://newatlas.com/indian-scout-ftr1200-custom-flat-tracker/52111/ Many of us are getting more off-road as the masses become worse drivers. I think Indian will hit it out of the park with this new model and I hope Harley gets there act together and comes up with something similar.
  9. There are great deals to be had, especially if you are patient and don't mind traveling.
  10. Great choice in thumper! It looks good too, I had an 01 and loved it. Except mine was baby blue and I didn't like that so much. The best I got was 71mpg but how can anyone complain about that. It is an exceptional bike, the only reason I parted with it was to thin the herd. The website is incredible too. It looks like your grandson will be able to take it down the driveway in a couple years himself.
  11. That is some of the best riding the U.S. Has to offer, I see why you come back every year. I've been avoiding the dragon because of tourists for one reason, but mostly because everywhere around here is great riding. you can paint it black for a number of years before you've got to replace it, haha
  12. The scraping causes some corrosion. Black looks great Inmo, my bike was blue when I bought it and I was never a fan of blue. I painted it black about 20 years ago, time for a change. Might add flames finally too. The dragon isn't too far from me, I haven't been there yet though.
  13. Chrome won't get you home! Over the years, as corrosion would show up on various parts of my shovelhead, I would paint them black. Since then it's pretty much become black on black. Now it's the style. Next rebuild its gonna get painted blue
  14. Ah yes, I get it. However we are under siege if we truly open our eyes. There has been a silent invasion with the goal of replacing our citizenry in a frenzied pace under mostly cover of darkness. The northeast has been packing em in steadily for the last 9 years while residents flee. PA has a commie governor, NJ does now, NY mayor is commie as well plus all the quiet little government positions that have been taken over. Not to mention the deep state (that doesn't exist) according to one member here. George Soros has been funding radical Attorney General races across the country. We don't address these things. We chase some made up left wing propaganda such as a porn star or collusion. I support several pro 2A national organizations and while it may be just a matter of time, it is a fight that may be futile, the 2nd is severely infringed as we sit here now. Until we address those that are attacking and have blatantly attacked the foundation, we are just hosing down the flames as opposed to the base of the fire. Censorship is king now, the media has been corrupt so long and thoroughly taken over this last decade. Now they have to stifle any information sharing that doesn't fit the narrative. Personally I don't think we will do anything since we've allowed them to take over all facets of government and didn't even mention it. Some still can't believe it would happen here so they aren't paying attention. Perhaps the women will start with storming the prisons when food prices skyrocket one day. Or some other likely scenario. I like your gusto though and hope you/we make progress.
  15. But it's only common sense, how else are they gonna make Trenton safer? Idiotic ideas that will never end. People like this need to be flushed out at the federal level. They are in every department and make ridiculous rules without legislation. Look at the EPA. Back to Jersey, to heck with them. Let them flourish with stupidity. Build a wall around the commie state, not just to keep normal people out, but to keep these brainiacs in!
  16. The major flaw besides the dealer with the GS is the final drive. 05 and later were redesigned and owners report that when, not if, they have catastrophic failure. It could happen within 10k, or 100k. It will fail and usually has some other issues such as leaks/wear/grinding before a complete failure. If you're on the road, good luck finding a close dealer. And the repair is big $ and will take a bit of time to complete. No complaints of 04 and earlier. One of the issues with the AT is the front end. The finish wears off the forks. The forks seem too small for that bike Inmo. The company has been slow to remedy and stand by the product. (I've had that experience with Honda and the shadow model). The bike is great in concept but needs some refinement Inmo. The auto trans also have some issues. I quit following as other complaints piled up and he fork thing is a deal breaker for me. I've been looking for a few years now that I wrote off the GS for something that will let me travel both slow roads and let me tour the paths less traveled. I've ridden across country as well as up and down both coasts. Reliability is key as well as dealer network if needed. The sportster reliability, size and substantial power is gonna make a great foundation for what I'm looking for. But I'm at a point where I want to ride some of the Trans America Trail which is nearly all off road. I also don't like to cruise the interstate anymore. Don't get me wrong, Harley touring bikes own the highway, I'm just slowing down to see the scenery a little closer. The Twin cams have a few issues, I'm actually a shareholder so I hate to badmouth the MoCo but they burned me on this one and I'm a do unto others kinda guy. The 88s have cam chain tensioner issues as well as a possibility of a twisted crank (all twin cams are susceptible to this) it happened to me on my 96". The flywheels are pressed together as opposed to bolted and can slip. The 96 also has a high heat issue due to EPA compliance. the 2007 year model also has an undersized compensating sprocket, ask me how I know. Several other key items can be problematic but one never mentioned is when you need to change your final drive belt. You will need to remove your primary, swing arm and rear end. Not doing this on the side of the road. For the touring bikes at least. I must add that the twin cam isn't absolutely horrible, a crap load are on the road. It can however, have some big dollar fixes needed thought.
  17. I'm a motorcycle nut of sorts. I've also had the Harley bug since early on. There is nothing like a harley with the low end torque, antiquated design (which makes it reliable and simple to work on). I'm a mechanic and I prefer to not wrench if I don't need to. Harley offers that with the lack of valve adjustments. I have had many bikes and currently have 3. 2 HD's and a KLR. the touring Harley's are heavy but nimble as can be, just look up a police riding competition. I am glad Indian is making a mark because Harley needed competition. They have neglected the customer for decades. With that said, I wouldn't reccomend a twin cam due to inherant design flaws. I've got an 07 Street Glide and it has more problems by design than my AMF timeframe 1981 FXS. I still have it and will keep it as it is an outstanding OTR bike. The Evos had some issues but we're easily solved and were then pretty much bullet proof. The new motors look good and only thing I've heard bad about them was the occasional oil pump issue. The sportster engine is absolutely the finest harley engine to date. But it's a sportster. It's sporty, not for touring. I had one and wanted to tour. But at this point, I want to do more dual sport/fire road riding so I'm gonna get another one and make it fit my needs. The dealer network for Harley is unmatched too. A big plus when you are traveling. The Vstrom and Versys are exceptional bikes and can handle road trips well. The KLR is fun but the import bikes have such a high rpm range, they find ways to make you tingly. Do lots of research, there are forums for probably every bike out there and get the real world feedback. While there are many outstanding bikes, homework is what kept me from getting several including Ducati, the Africa Twin and the round the world capable and my dream bike, the BMW 1200 GS. To add, I have read ride reports from people riding everything from a scooter, KLR to the biggest road bikes around the world. Tennessee offers some of the best riding roads in the country, lots to see and don't rule out something that can handle a dirt road. There aren't as many distracted drivers and tourists there
  18. Congrats on giving her a home! my little guy is a bit picky but not that much. I have found that he gets an upset stomach from time to time and that causes him to be picky. He has never been a chow hound like my beagle was. One thing I have done is to get him toys that releases snacks when he plays with them. I out food in there instead and he tends to eat his dry food that way. If if she is healthy and doesn't get upset stomach from her food choices, she will eventually eat. Unless here is an underlying issue such as being spoiled or psychological problems. Good luck brother, I know you will worry about her until she eats as expected. He usually gets chicken with his wet food and usually eats that no matter what. The wet food types have been a crapshoot.
  19. Absolutely a shame! Dude should not have touched it while she was down range. As well as many other failures here. Very sad!
  20. Leroy, didn't they have a recall on the XDs? I can only offer that I have two 45 XD full size and stock, they have a better trigger than my 1911's, damn close at least. You are more than welcome to meet up and try mine to compare. I don't have any smiths locally that I'd reccomend but you could always return it to Springfield for warranty work.
  21. Congrats! The 20 ga is a fantastic round.
  22. "It could erode public safety" It is more likely it would have enhanced it. She is a sell out!


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