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5.6 lbs per HP! Love it!

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  1. notaharley

    notaharley Well-Known Member

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    We have tons of music here. I am hopeful that Coronavirus doesn't ruin the summer.
    Some great festivals that you camp at. Good times.... Not to mention some good smaller bike rallies.
    Fingers crossed.

    I've made Cigar Box guitars -- tons of fun. My son is amazing on it.
     
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    Just got back from a great 2 hour jaunt through some great curves. This bike is so much fun! I am not used to being able to spin the rear wheel in the first 2 gears just twisting the throttle. I wonder how many miles I'll get out of the rear tire....
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    The big bike is up for sale.
    Shopping for a new full face helmet.

    Back in the wind. Don't know why I left.... There is a lot of "pier pressure" to ride the big baggers.
    Stopped at a local bike hangout (all social distancing, of course, outside) and immediately notice a change in who approaches me and surprise when I mention I have a 900 lb bike sitting at home.

    Probably also had influence from my sweetheart....she still says there has never been a bike like a Vision. Now that she's riding, she is bugging me to ride and inventing little errands we need to do.

    I rode in light rain the other day...

    Enjoyed every second.
     
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    A few seconds on the Snake yesterday:

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    I went through the helmet progression from 1/2, to modular, to full face. I’m now riding a Shoei GT Air. If I ever have to go back to a cheap helmet I think I’d just quit riding. The Shoei oval seemed to fit my head better than Arai or Schuberth. The GT Air is light, quiet, and has excellent ventilation. Riding in the rain is no problem with a full face!
     
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    We're picking up the Missus's Scout bobber tomorrow!

    It's a 2018 with almost 2K in addons! Only has 2500 miles on it! She is absolutely STOKED about it!


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    Love it!

    The Scout is the best bike I have owned in a long time.
    Fast, nimble, and just plain fun.
    Insanely versatile.

    Corbin makes and awesome seat that looks like that stock one, but is super comfortable.

    My wife got a Scout....I rode it, and bought one for me. We have done over 4000 miles together since April and I sold my big Chieftain because it paled in comparison.
     
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    The
    pipes sound great as you’re running back and forth.
     
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    How is it in terms of lean angle? She's a decent rider but I worry she might panic if she touches down...

    Oddly, she likes the seat. I thought it was as hard as a rock and really uncomfortable as hell.

    It's her bike, so I'll let her make those decisions.
     
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    Had a lot of fun of my Scout but definitely will scrape on serious curves .. The Mustang Seat and suspension upgrade definitely helped comfort wise ..




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    It is pretty dang hard to scrape MY pegs. I have Ness shocks and am at maximum ride height.
    My lean angle is better than my Chieftain was.

    A Bobber is lower and has less, obviously.
     
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    Of course. When we rode I kept a close eye on her pegs and she had at least a good inch or two of clearance in the turns. She isn't a super aggressive rider so I imagine she will be fine.

    Thanks notaharley. I appreciate all of the feedback.
     
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