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  1. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    My brother has been bugging me to go for the flat ride to scrub in 2 new tyres on his bike, since getting punctures and plugging them while touring. :poop: I normally like the twisties for a pleasure ride, but it was cool to be out with just the two of us, even if only highway riding.:p

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    50km to one of my favourite watering holes, for a quick bite and refreshment before heading back to avoid the Easter Weekend build-up of city traffic.

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  2. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Heading back was good until the approach to Auckland, which at 2pm was already starting to fill the lanes and reduce speed to 80km. A bit of lane splitting and we were clear.:cool:

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  3. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Very cool, @Dartplayer! Love that plate on the V-Rod. :) How did you take the photos while riding? Are they from video?
     
  4. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Nice one @Dartplayer How did you get on with the V Rod? it seems unusual he wanted you to go on a flat ride to scrub in the tyres, I'm assuming a flat ride mean on straight roads?
     
  5. Wishbone

    Wishbone First Class Member

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    Love the number plate;
    A VRod is the one Harley bike I would buy, a bike with an engine Designed by Porsche can't be all bad.
     
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  6. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Thanks Sandi, onboard DVR for the shots. Battly was annoyed I left my phone at home, so no shots of the stop :worried:
     
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  7. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    He wanted more highway riding than straight lines, flat with little camber. Was good to get out as the weather is patchy
     
  8. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Well look on the bright side, you can always go back for another quick bite and refreshment, just don't forget your camera_4b - Copy (2).gif or they'll be trouble. ;):)
     
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  9. Jadorff

    Jadorff Noble Member

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    nice ,I worked in new Zealand in1968 for nz road makers on draglines at turangi on the power sceam it was always raining a lot .
     
  10. Wire-Wheels

    Wire-Wheels Elite Member

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    I never understood. They probably spent some big money at Porsche Engineering developing that engine. They only put it in the one bike. It was not that popular, so they just dropped it. As a company H-D seems to have zero creativity. Back to potato-potato-potato. ...J.D.
     
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  11. Wishbone

    Wishbone First Class Member

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    I think being watercooled and having monstrous amounts of power was a bit too much for the traditionalists.
     
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  12. Wire-Wheels

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    #12 Wire-Wheels, Apr 9, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    The split personality in H-D management is so bad it can be seen outside the boardroom. One personality wants to "think outside the box", while the more dominate corporate personality it afraid of change. Same thing happened with the Buell experiment. I worked in the background of the corporate world for decades...
    That organization is truly dysfunctional :) ...J.D.
     
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