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Another Patch for the Vest

Posted in Harley-Davidson, HOG, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Clothing, Motorcycle Collectibles, Motorcycle Vest, Motorcycles with tags , , , on February 15, 2016 by DRF

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Another patch added to my vest.  I’m almost out of room.  Over the years I’ve added, removed and replaced various patches, keeping the ones that mean the most to me.

Anyone else have a motorcycle vest that they’re proud of?  I’ve spent quite a few years adding to mine.  Maybe in another post I’ll show the different patches on the front & rear and their significance to me.  Each patch brings back memories.  Kind of like going back through my motorcycle journal that I’ve keep over the years on my trips.  Lots of good memories.

 

Color and B&W Photo of my Harley-Davidson 2015 FLHTK

Posted in Custom Motorcycle, FLHTK, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycles with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2015 by DRF

Experimenting with my camera today.  I kind of like the black and white for a change instead of color.  I had Harley’s detachable tour-pak conversion kit installed.  It’s like riding a completely different bike with the Tour-Pak removed.  It’s like having a Street Glide and a Limited now!

Harley-Davidson 2015 Limited FLHTK

Harley-Davidson 2015 Limited FLHTK

One color and one in black and white.  I can’t decide which one I like best!

Harley-Davidson 2015 Limited FLHTK

Harley-Davidson 2015 Limited FLHTK

La Posta del Viajero en Moto – The Motorcycle Traveler’s Post

Posted in Camping, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Camping, Motorcycle Clothing, Motorcycle Maintenance, Motorcycle Milestones, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Sturgis SD with tags , on April 26, 2015 by DRF

Here’s a post from “Sturgis Chick“, a blog I’ve been following that I’d like share.  Take a look if you have a moment.  Maybe you’d like to follow her blog on WordPress.  It may be especially interesting for those of you who have “Adventure Bikes” and are “Adventure Riders”.  I’d like to be able to venture off of the paved roads, but my motorcycle just isn’t set up for that.  Sure looks fun though.

La Posta del Viajero en Moto – The Motorcycle Traveler’s Post.

Looking Through the H-D Catalog Can Get Expensive!

Posted in chrome, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories on March 19, 2015 by DRF

I’m still waiting on my new motorcycle I ordered a few weeks ago.  Without having a bike to ride lately, I find myself looking through the Harley-Davidson catalog.  I’ve even gone down to he shop and walked around just looking!

Well “just looking” and flipping through the accessories catalog has cost me a few hundred dollars!

Here’s a few accessories I’ve purchased while waiting for the new motorcycle to arrive:

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Gauge Trim Kit, Windshield Trim, Passenger Footboard Covers, Front and Rear Speaker Trim, Tie Down Brackets, Shorty Antennas and a Tour-Pak Organizer.  I’ve also got a few accessories from my old bikes like Highway Pegs and Saddlebag Guard Bag with Water Bottle Holder I’ll be adding.

Adjustable Rider Backrest Installed on the Tri-Glide

Posted in FLHTCUTG, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tri-Glide with tags , , , on July 14, 2014 by DRF

I purchased this “FL Adjustable Rider Backrest Mounting Kit” with the full intention of installing it myself and saving some money!  After reading the instructions I decided to leave it to the experts!  My last motorcycle only required a couple screws under the seat to attach the bracket.  No so for this adjustable model.

This one required the removal of several bolts, screws, washers, clips, routing the backrest cable between the battery and fuse/electrical box, over the rear fender, Loctite the fasteners to keep secure!, something about an actuator assembly and deflector upper mounting hole!, brackets, a cross-member plate (whatever that is), more washers, screws and bolts, adhesive-backed clips (make sure to use the isopropyl alcohol), re-route the spark plug evaporator tube, secure the cable to the shaft spring (what?) , and the instructions went on-and-on.  You get the idea.  5 pages of instructions to be exact.

So instead of me spending an entire day trying to figure this out, I went to my local motorcycle dealer who installed in in 1 hour.  They charged me for 1 hour of labor and it was done.  That was so much easier.

Here’s a few before and after photos.

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This should make the long rides a little more comfortable.  More support for my back.  It’s fully adjustable up/down and forward/backward to get just the right feel for your back, depending on the rider.  It will also be nice if I need to carry something on the rear seat.  I can use the backrest as another tie-down spot.

 

Accessories For The Tri-Glide

Posted in FLHTCUTG, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tri-Glide with tags on April 15, 2014 by DRF

 

I’ve added a few accessories to the new motorcycle.  Some I was able to use from the previous motorcycle, and some are new.

I’m waiting for a set of rear fender covers before riding it very much.  I’ve been told by another trike rider that before he put his fender protectors on, the front of the rear fenders looked like they had been shot with a shotgun from all the road debris, rocks etc… So I decided to put them on while it’s still new.

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Timer cover.SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Derby cover.SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Gas cap cover.SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Drink holder.
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Windshield bag.SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Tour-Pac rack and flags.

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Rear bumper.

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Trunk lid organizer.

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Lid organizer bag.SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA12 volt power port.

 

Phoenix Bikefest 2014 – 1st Annual Event

Posted in Arizona, Custom Bike, Custom Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealers, HOG, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Phoenix, Phoenix AZ, Tri-Glide with tags , , on April 5, 2014 by DRF

The Phoenix area Harley-Davidson dealers have put together the 1st Annual PhoenixBike Fest this year next to the Wildhorse Pass Hotel & Casino. Here’s a few photos I took today (April 5, 2014). SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Harley-Davidson’s trailer with the new 2014 motorcycles. This is main reason I went here today to take a Demo Ride on a new Tri-Glide. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the bike I was able to ride, a blue Tri-Glide.   After watching a short video, I got to ride it for about 10-15 minutes.  It definitely rides different than a 2 wheel motorcycle.  I like it. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAPhoenix BikeFest 2014.  A lot of riders arrived through this large tent for everyone to see. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThere sure were a lot of people here today. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAAnd lots of motorcycles. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAAnd even more motorcycles! SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAA perfect day in Arizona for a motorcycle ride.

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