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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2017, 12:08:30 pm »
This is the first air cooled twin I've ever rode and if it wasn't for my wife liking it so much, I wouldn't have given it the time of day.  However, after riding it, I do like it.  It's a different style of riding, though, more sedate.  I'm going to take it up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and see how it does.  I've got a ride coming up into southern Ohio in early June with my sportier friends.  I've got to make a decision at some point which bike I'm taking.  There would be no question with the C14 as I would be up near the front with another C14 who usually leads.  If I take the Indian, I think I'll stay near the rear of the pack until I know how its going to handle.  I asked the dealer how it takes the corners and is it easy to scrape and he said no, but I don't think he rides like I do on the 14.  Nor does he have a clue about sport tourers..
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 04:24:15 am »
Hey Jim, congratulations on the new ride, I hope that the three of you have many smiles and miles together

How about some pictures  8)   
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 06:33:06 am »
Congrats Jim! I love that the Indian name is making a come back and really like the looks of the bikes. Like O.C. said, didn't happen unless there are pics!

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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2017, 06:37:56 am »
BTW: I just watched Harley and the Davidsons on Amazon. Interesting show and wondering how accurate it is. But looked almost like a 6 hour add for Harley and it made the guy that ran Indian look like a total villain.

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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2017, 06:49:41 am »
It has to be accurate, it was on TV.... ::)    I don't know much about either manufacturer's history.   All I know is my wife and I like the bike bery bery much.  I think all of our two up riding is going to be on that.

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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2017, 06:52:45 am »
Yup, I'm thinking your wife will be a wee bit more comfy on the back of that! Nice!

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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2017, 07:08:04 am »
Nice bike!  And...yes...a totally different riding experience...
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2017, 07:25:13 am »
Yup, I'm thinking your wife will be a wee bit more comfy on the back of that! Nice!

My wife's knees have been bothering her on the longer trips.   It's much better on this bike.  She likes the wider board for her feet and she remarked that she isn't getting knocked in the back by the top case anymore.  All in all, it's a big upgrade from 2 up on the C14.  The cruise control holds the speed very well, unlike the Voyager I had years ago.  The only downside I can see at the moment is less storage than I'm used to on the C14.  The side cases are much narrower, but the top case is larger than the Shad46 I have now.
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2017, 10:27:42 am »
Conger rats Jim!
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2017, 10:28:46 am »
Another thing.....the fob unlocks and locks all the cases..
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2017, 11:15:44 am »
Just to be absolutely clear.....I'm not going pirate.   Wearing the same stuff I always do.
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2017, 01:11:15 pm »
Says the guy riding the 'thump- thump', V twin. That is kinda' like saying "Why I remember the second time I lost my virginity..... and the third time, now that is a great story!".

 :rotflmao: three times.   C'mon now Jim, one begins sky- diving when one's feet leave the airplane deck, not when one's feet hit the ground.

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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2017, 03:42:19 pm »
Just to be absolutely clear.....I'm not going pirate.   Wearing the same stuff I always do.

I would guess its difficult carrying a sword in your assless chaps, painful even.
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2017, 07:02:03 pm »
Hey don't knock it til you try it...

Also, I am somewhat disappointed that this thread is so mellow.  It's starting to pick up but no one is making fun of me.  Not sure what to think of that.  I may have to ban someone...  Blue14 and Brian are exempt for their feeble attempt at mocking me.. :rotflmao:   Possibly they are French?
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2017, 07:22:25 pm »
I do believe you need a new helmet....
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