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    Who rides here?Post a pic of your bike.

    I know some of you ride. What are you riding these days? Post a picture, let's see.

    I've had this bike for 3 years now. Done a lot of cruising on it, and love how easy it is to throw it around.
    It's 26 years old, and still runs like a damn good sewing machine. lol




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    Good to see you Norm.

    Beautiful bike.

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    Sweet ride... I like your trunk bag, I have a very similar one.

    Mine is a 2003 HD Deuce, I've had it for almost 10 years now.

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    Nice ride there Philip.
    Mine is a 1993 1100 Shadow (designed to look a lot like a HD soft tail)

    Don't ever leave food in the back bag. Freaking squirrels eat the damn bag to get at the food lol (I have a big hole in the top left corner to prove it.)

    Hi Humbolt, good to see you old friend.
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    Both are nice looking bikes! Good to see you around Normy! I hope that you are doing well!

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    Had to hang up riding end of 2018...my lower back getting really bad. I sure miss it. Used to get older Harleys and fix 'em up, ride for a while, sell, find another.
    My "Dyna"...started out life as an FXDBI Street Bob, converted to more of a classic SuperGlide.
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    After that I picked up a literal barn find, a Shovelhead FLHS. Tore her down, jugs off, quite a rebuild, rode her as a daily rider for several years. Was my favorite of Harleys...such as gorgeous "cadence" sound riding down the highway.
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    Wife got a sportster after that...
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    And then when the Shovelhead was done I sold her to a collector in PA...and wanted to get a Springer Softail. Found an nice older Evo powered one in New Hampshire...went and got that, did some fixin' on it to make it a bit "David Mann" style.
    This bike was comfortable...like riding down the highway on a cushy lazyboy recliner.
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    BUT...wifes eyes went...she couldn't ride anymore so last year we sold her Sporty. She preferred being behind me.
    And then my back blew out further...started getting "dead leg" a bit. I didn't want to ride with my wife on the back anymore, for fear of dumping it at a stoplight or stopsign or something and my leg would give out. So...sadly a few months ago (guess more than a few months ago...more like mid last summer)...sold her, also to another guy from PA.

    My back is heading for a "fusion"...probably have that done in a year or so, and maybe a year after that if it seems solid again I'll go on the hunt for another older Harley. I really prefer the older "carb'd" Harleys....Evo or Shovelhead engines. Less of a fan of the twinkies or the newer M8s'.
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    Some nice bikes there, I love the older Harley's.

    - Sorry to hear you being forced to give it up. Hope it's only temporary and you recover well. I may have a solution for you. I noticed that not one of your bikes has a backrest for the pilot. Check out my backrest (I might patent it ) All it is is my bike cover wrapped in a couple of black cloth bags, and bungied to the frame. I lay back on that for a few hours sometimes before my back starts to act up. I pack it real tight so it takes all my weight. I don't like the factory backrests, they force up too straight which makes the bike feel awkward.

    Hi Ken, No matter what happens, life rolls on buddy. We duck the ones we can see coming, and we suck up the rest then turn back to what we enjoy once again. I'm doing well and I hope you and the rest of the speedguide members can say the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I noticed that not one of your bikes has a backrest for the pilot. Check out my backrest (I might patent it .
    I've done that for longer rides..when my wife isn't behind me. For one, when I rode to work, and to clients, I've have my laptop bag there, and often re-do my hippy blanket...utilizing that combined with my laptop bag to get some rest there.
    I also change whatever seats it came with and get the pillowtop "Regal Duke" models....has more of a "notch" there with the passenger pillion a bit higher...makes for a little lower backrest.

    Oddly enough, riding itself was comfortable for me. Esp on my last bike, the Springer. My lower back didn't hurt while riding. (although it would kill me for the next few days). But what I did fear was the way it affects my sciatic nerve...at times my legs would feel like they would give out, or not have feeling. Scary not knowing if your landing gear would firmly deploy properly and support the bike coming to a stop at some intersection.

    Good to see ya around! And happy to hear you are doing well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    For one, when I rode to work, and to clients, I've have my laptop bag there, and often re-do my hippy blanket...utilizing that combined with my laptop bag to get some rest there.

    Hippy blanket? Do tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Hippy blanket? Do tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Hippy blanket? Do tell.
    Ya know...to pull over, have a picnic with a Babe..'n stuff.....
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