1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

My other hobby

Discussion in 'Tacoma Videos' started by L_Jackson, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. Jan 21, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    #21
    L_Jackson

    L_Jackson [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Member:
    #2093
    Messages:
    450
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    2007 Black Sand Pearl PreRunner Acce
    Tinted Windows, Tow Hitch, 3" Toytec Lift, American Racing Outlaw II Wheels, Cooper Discoverer 33's, Aries Bull Bar w/ (2) 5" Lights, Nerf Bars, Fog Lights as DTR Lights, Roll Bar w/ (4) 5" Lights, Sony Speakers, 2 Extra Tie Downs
    i road a harley heritage softail all day for 2 days and felt great.... very smooth ride, ballanced extreamly well..... riding my bike for 3 hours and hips hurt, back is sore, no where near the ride quality.....

    i personally love the look and sound of harley, the only bike that can compete with the looks IMO are the indians, but to each his own.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2008 at 12:26 PM
    #22
    maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Member:
    #1462
    Messages:
    1,108
    Gender:
    Male
    South Jersey
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 Access Cab, TRD off road, 6 cyl, 6 spd
    Activator III brake controller, Extang Fulltilt toneau, Factory bed mat, Extra D-rings in the bed, 2ndary air filter removed, Garmin Ique GPS, Eco-2, AFE Pro Dry-s filter, USASPEC PA12-toy, Pioneer 3-way speakers, SG II on Blendmount, Gulf States Alarm added.
    I'm not going to participate in the "To Harley or Not To Harley" debate here. I just figured I'd chime in on what you said about riding the Harley all day for two days vs. 3 hours on your bike.

    Your bike is decidedly not the right bike for you if this is the case. Perhaps the only bike for you is in-fact a Heritage Softail, and perhaps there are other bikes, (Japanese, or Domestic) that would fit you as well, and make for all day comfort.

    Here's my point. I don't remember if you were involved in the Bicycling thread or not, or how much you know about bicycles (by bicycles I mean things purchased at actuall bike shops, not Walmart, or a 1 size fits all sporting goods store)

    In the exact same bicycle, there are multiple sizes.See here

    And depending on your level of flexibility, your height, reach, inseam etc. You may be on a completely different size frame, than say your twin brother, who is exactly the same height and weight as you. Then even within two identical frames, we can change things such as saddle fore and aft position, saddle angle, seat height, crank length, stem length, steerer tube length, handlebar width, handlebar drop, handlebar reach... etc.

    My point is that I could most likely make you all day comfortable on a bike even if it wasn't completely 100% the right frame size for you. Motorcycles are not nearly that adjustable... Atleast not without major expense and custom fabrication.

    Any one of my bicycles is all day comfortable, in-fact I have even ridden in double and tripple centuries (2 or 3 back to back 100 mile days).

    And my motorcycle is that comfortable, as evidenced by my Saddle Sore 1000 completion (timed, doccumented, and verified 1000 miles in 24 hours)

    So I have gotten a little off-topic, and rambled a bit just to say that you should perhaps consider a different Motorcycle, be it new or used, Japanese or Domestic. If the Harley is the only one that feels right to you then do what you need to do to swing it, but I bet you can find as comfortable of a Honda or whatever, but since Motorcycling is supposed to be about fun and enjoying yourself in more than 3 hour windows.

    Regards,
     
  3. Jan 21, 2008 at 12:34 PM
    #23
    jrallan26

    jrallan26 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Member:
    #32
    Messages:
    147
    Gender:
    Male
    I have been threatening to sell to sell my old Triumph to a guy at work. I have my eye on a Vincent Black Shadow. I found one, just need to get the guts to pull the trigger on it....
     
  4. Apr 18, 2008 at 6:28 PM
    #24
    SILVER08

    SILVER08 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Member:
    #3869
    Messages:
    8
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD 4door
    Here's mine, 05 Honda CBR 600RR. Only mods so far are Yoshimura RS5, Puig windshield, seat cowl. More to come later.

    DSC00215.jpg
    DSC00213f.jpg
     
  5. Apr 19, 2008 at 10:25 PM
    #25
    ChibbMD

    ChibbMD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Member:
    #5567
    Messages:
    107
    Gender:
    Male
    Dallas, TX
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner Double Cab
    I've got one go-fast bike and one for cruising.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Apr 20, 2008 at 7:14 AM
    #26
    jrallan26

    jrallan26 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Member:
    #32
    Messages:
    147
    Gender:
    Male
    what model guzzi is that? looks awesome!
     
  7. Apr 20, 2008 at 8:19 AM
    #27
    iwc3714

    iwc3714 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    Member:
    #5210
    Messages:
    51
    Vehicle:
    PreRunner SR5
    Bull bar, oem side steps and 18" Enkei
    Love my R1 and it matches my tacoma.
    Gotta love carbon fiber.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Apr 20, 2008 at 8:09 PM
    #28
    L_Jackson

    L_Jackson [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Member:
    #2093
    Messages:
    450
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    2007 Black Sand Pearl PreRunner Acce
    Tinted Windows, Tow Hitch, 3" Toytec Lift, American Racing Outlaw II Wheels, Cooper Discoverer 33's, Aries Bull Bar w/ (2) 5" Lights, Nerf Bars, Fog Lights as DTR Lights, Roll Bar w/ (4) 5" Lights, Sony Speakers, 2 Extra Tie Downs
    finally got my harley back in around the first week of feb.... and i have spent the last couple months customizing it..... got pics in my gallery of before and after....

    and yes, the carbon fiber looks cool as shit!!
     
  9. Apr 21, 2008 at 6:36 AM
    #29
    ChibbMD

    ChibbMD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Member:
    #5567
    Messages:
    107
    Gender:
    Male
    Dallas, TX
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner Double Cab
    The Guzzi is a 98 California 1100. Nothing fancy. I just put a little personal spin on it. Just stripped off a lot of the extra shiny bits and went to town with powdercoating and black paint.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2008 at 1:04 PM
    #30
    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Member:
    #4267
    Messages:
    1,197
    North Texas
    Vehicle:
    08 White Access Cab TRD OR, Debadged
    AFE oil free drop in, Secondary removed, tint, front D-rings, Toyota bed mat, Undercover tonneau, TRD seat covers and floor mats, Pioneer speakers, Westin Platinum bars, Fumoto oil valve, short antena, Nifty Xtreme's, TSB leaf springs, Bilstein 5100's set at .85" in the front
    I guess I'm on the Harley train? I'm down to two Harleys to one Honda. ;)
    Problem is I like them all. My Brother has a couple Victory bikes. Very nice rides.
    I mainly like the Harley's for road trips because if there is a breakdown there is a Harley shop fairly near. I personally have never broke down on my own bike while on a trip.
    My brother and I spent 3 days in Alberquerque, NM a few years back waiting for parts for his Victory 92 to arrive. The dealer there loaned him a bike while his was down and wouldn't take a dime for the use. Damn nice people.
    Anyway this was from my first trip on the 06.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dec 9, 2008 at 6:13 AM
    #31
    mpreiss

    mpreiss Attack Life.

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Member:
    #11166
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    Capon Bridge, WV
    Vehicle:
    07 D.cab 4x4 w/3" Lift
    3" Pro comp Suspension Lift Fog light Mod. Tinted Front windows 15% (match rears) Tonneau cover Halo head lights K&N filter.
    I'm either a Harley man or Sport bike guy I guess. All in all if you're riding I don't care what it is.......One of the best things on earth.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
To Top