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Reply #15 - 01/06/18 at 19:34:25
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Tony, what is your viewpoint on oilhead bikes, now that you have some experience on one ??
  

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Reply #16 - 01/06/18 at 19:50:26
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Bob_Roller wrote on 01/06/18 at 19:34:25:
Tony, what is your viewpoint on oilhead bikes, now that you have some experience on one ??


Best thing since sliced bread! What an incredible machine, the distances it can cover and the comfort when doing so are an absolute mind bend.

With one minor sticking point. Until I came home I'd never ridden it on a really, really hot day. The heat coming off the cylinders and into my feet and shins was that only time I've ever found the heat of a boxer unpleasant, that and the heat blasting up between the instruments and fuel tank from the oil radiator.

I suspect that was a byproduct of what was probably a 40 degree day anyway as I rode yesterday and didn't notice either then.
  

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Reply #17 - 01/23/18 at 21:58:35
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Just remember that 60 is the new 40 and you can put in a lot more mile, excuse me kilometers.
  

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Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube.  That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba…

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