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Old 05-26-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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thats crazy! it actually might be true. i was coming off of interstate 80, getting on hwy 218, and mine did that shake. my asshole did some major puckering up! scared the fuck out of me and now i dont ride so fast.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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THAT was funny
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:11 PM   #5
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OMFG im laughing my fucking ass off
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:14 PM   #6
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:17 PM   #7
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:20 PM   #8
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That is the greates video ever made.I'm stealing for my loser Harley buddies
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:20 PM   #9
If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving
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sounds reminiscent of the toyota recals with the "faulty" accelerators.

lets see....
1)happens when owners add on extra parts
2)one officer that experienced it was doing 90........on a harley (with aftermarket stuff on it like serens, etc.). they might have mentioned it, but i can't remember them saying a speed for the second officer.

maybe i'm stubborn, but i'm just sortof skeptical abotu this being harley's fault. sounds an aweful lot like user error. we don't know if the interviewee is being truthful.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #10
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rider error or not.....

i can see the geometry of a Harley being NOT good.

i can just see it.

plain as day.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:39 PM   #11
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rider error or not.....

i can see the geometry of a Harley being NOT good.

i can just see it.

plain as day.
true. i work with a guy who was a harly tech for 8 years and worked as a tech at an independant shop for another 5......he always complains about their setups.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:13 PM   #13
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I rode a harley once.

I'll stick to my Japanese bike. Gay pirates aren't my thing. lol
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:16 AM   #14
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fuck... i just bought a harley
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:22 AM   #15
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That is the greates video ever made.I'm stealing for my loser Harley buddies
i favorited that fucker the moment i seen it.

to the OP of that....r p 4 u
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fuck... i just bought a harley
didnt you buy a sportster tho?
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:37 AM   #17
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fuck... i just bought a harley
they are fine for slow going man....just dont act like you are on a superbike
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Different Harley's for different uses....just youtube "harley wheelies" you'll see guys on FXR's/Dyna's doing the same stuff "sportbikes" do. And the ol' "death wobble" is almost ALWAYS able to be attributed to low tire pressure/unevenly worn tires/poorly maintained neck bearings etc.... The news tries to sell a "scary" story all the time cause it sells.

IMHO ANY company that takes pride in their product at all and has the r&d money that H-D does puts out a quality product, not a "death trap"...that's the kind of thing any company in this market would fix. And it would be fixed quick.
Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.....

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didnt you buy a sportster tho?
roger that
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Harley's aren't designed for going fast and turning. I've experienced the high speed wobble on several occasions, but each time I was running 90+ and in a curve. The guy in the news story said his wobble and resulting crash started at 25 mph...and I am VERY skeptical. I stop short of calling total BS because I wasn't there and I don't presume to have ridden in all possible conditions, but I have never experienced any type of wobble at lower speeds and I have ridden in a bunch of conditions.

This simply shouldn't happen. It is a design flaw that HD can't seem to figure out. I feel it is completely unacceptable for a modern manufacturer to have such a performance deficiency that is so treacherous.

The '08 Electra Glide I had was very bad, but the '11 I have now IS better. The frame has been beefed up and the rear tire is larger. The wobble is still there, but it doesn't occur as easily as before.
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