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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 12/19/19 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo, if your DRW had the Factory Rear Air the rear would set much lower than your 01.


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MFL wrote:

"Yea, the new Ram has big Hips!"

Don't know how they measure out, never needed or had a lot of interest in a DRW, but the Ram DRW sure looks to be more sleek than the other brands.

Jerry


Tying to be objective, YES the RAM has some SEXY hips!

The GM is just odd and the Ford used the previous two DRW designs on the current model.

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People familiar with Highway 74 called the "Palms to Pines" highway that heads South from Palm Desert, CA near Palm Springs you will understand what I am about to say. For those who don't simply do a Google Earth.

Wife and I drove up the highway last night to meet a fellow DRV couple for dinner at the famous Paradise Cafe. The road is VERY popular for Sports car and MotorCycle enthusiasts. Looking down it's literally a ribbon with sweeping banked turns.

My DRW handles so well and tracks flat that I was taking the curves at almost the speed of my HD MotorCycle. It's insane how well it handles.

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^^^hehe that is not saying much for your HD, but I know it's true.... cruisers feel wonderful in the curves but as far as speed is concerned they can have a hard time keeping up to a logging truck.


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4x4ord wrote:

^^^hehe that is not saying much for your HD, but I know it's true.... cruisers feel wonderful in the curves but as far as speed is concerned they can have a hard time keeping up to a logging truck.


You should ride my HD! I have added the Legend Shock system and I can ride that mo-fo like you would simply NOT believe. I was truly shocked with how well it handles with that system.

I don't ride like Grandpa that's for sure!

This is an insane ride near Lake Henshaw where the 180's are VERY tight. My bike is basically a StreetGlide now.

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"I can ride that mo-fo like you would simply NOT believe."

I was thinking of a challenge, using my bike against yours, but after reading above, nope, I'm out!!

4x4ord...never speak bad of someones bike, especially this close to Christmas!

Oh and BTW...HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO BOTH OF YOU!

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The suspension on an H-D isn't what ultimately holds them back, although it certainly doesn't help, it's their lack of ground clearance. Hit a bump mid corner and that little bit of clearance suddenly becomes none, and it becomes an "Oh poop!" moment.


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fj12ryder wrote:

The suspension on an H-D isn't what ultimately holds them back, although it certainly doesn't help, it's their lack of ground clearance. Hit a bump mid corner and that little bit of clearance suddenly becomes none, and it becomes an "Oh poop!" moment.


I experienced that sort of thing on my Victory the summer before last. I came into a curve, that can be easily navigated at 50 mph, going way too fast and ran out of ground clearance. When the bike went off the road, I went off the bike. I smacked into a tree so hard my helmet pealed off my head and kept going. The tree ended up being quite flexible and as it turned out I escaped without injury. The bike was rebuildable.

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In 09 HD went with a new frame that allowed more lean without scraping. I am NOT saying it's a rice rocket but as I said with the "Legend" front and rear shock system it is certainly NOT Grandpa's bike!

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

^^^hehe that is not saying much for your HD, but I know it's true.... cruisers feel wonderful in the curves but as far as speed is concerned they can have a hard time keeping up to a logging truck.


You should ride my HD! I have added the Legend Shock system and I can ride that mo-fo like you would simply NOT believe. I was truly shocked with how well it handles with that system.

I don't ride like Grandpa that's for sure!

This is an insane ride near Lake Henshaw where the 180's are VERY tight. My bike is basically a StreetGlide now.

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That is a beautiful looking bike Cummins and an awesome looking ride. I've really enjoyed some US highways but haven't got south of idaho yet..... it's hard to take off enough time in the summer.

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