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Old 05-11-2016, 10:56 PM
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I just bought this '09 Electra Glide. She is my first big block. I will get most of the summer off, so I will be taking her on many trips.

This last weekend was her first real run. I picked Norah up in Nelson BC after I ran up the Kootenay Lake road, and we did two loops in the West Kootenays. This weekend we will be heading over to Kelowna. Other plans for the summer include Sturgis, and Desert Trip in Indio California in October. Plus lots of other shorter trips around the Pacific Northwest and further. It will be a great summer. I will be running this thread as a continuous thread for all this year. So check back and view the fun.



Darla is on the very front of the boat, first on and first off. And a shot of the lake crossing itself.





Now, I have wanted an Electra Glide, since I was 16, and that is over 45 years ago. I found "Darla" in the local HD shop, and she was kept in immaculate condition, so after some consideration I bought her. She came pretty well equipped, stage one, lights, mirrors and other Sparkle. I go detach seat and rack, some water bottles, the bag gaurds and a few other things. I have also ordered a seat just like the one on her, as that is borrowed from a buddy.

But, it did not say Electra Glide on her. So I went into the Harley shop and we started looking for the emblems. Had to be raised, had to be chrome and had to say only "Electra Glide". The parts guy started going back, and back, and back, and could find nothing. So I told him to go all the way back to the 60's and low and behold he brings up a fender and trim page, and there they where. So now I knew what they looked like, but to find them. He says "Hold on, their still available, and they are only Twelve bucks each". So I ordered six. Out of everything I wanted on the bike, this is the trick I like the best.

 

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We look forward to hearing of your travels.
 
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Looking forward to yours and Darla's adventures!

I dig the emblems. Makes her look right.
 
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Looking forward to yours and Darla's adventures!

I dig the emblems. Makes her look right.
Ya, that is what I thought also.
 
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Darla be a beautiful blue.... oops.... forgive me, am I staring?
 
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Are those emblems bolt on or adhesive?

Ride on brother!
 
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Are those emblems bolt on or adhesive?

Ride on brother!
I am pretty sure they are metal. There are 3 pins on the back that you have to drill for, and they go on with snap washers (?). I drilled the holes with a size to small, then tapped them on with a rubber mallet (a piece of wood wedged between fender and tire) and then used a bit of Gorrila glue on the pins and washers. Seems to be solid. It would have been easier to remove the fender to do the job.

This weekend we ran over to Kelowna through Nakusp & the Faquier Ferry. I am going to see if I can upload a pic from my iPhone ....




Heading out .....




Half way up the lake




Waiting for the boat

Sorry for the quality of the second picture. I will have to see if I can adjust those crappy iphone pictures (and I have a 6) first.
 

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Beautiful scenery. and I also think the Electra Glide looks the best on that bike. great choice.
 
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Yesterday we hung around Harley and bought some riding gear. I got a set of chaps. I have never had them before but now after 7 hours in the saddle I can see why people like them. Today I rode from Kelowna back to Cranbrook. Beautiful sunny day, but still cool when your moving.

Here are some Picts...




This was in Sycamous, where a guy pulled in on his Custom. Funny thing was is that his touring bike is the same year and model as mine.




Heading East as I was climbing up towards the Rogers Pass.




A bit further up




Top of the Rogers pass.




A jet flying over the Bugaboos. This is about 1/2 hour south of Golden.




Columbia Lake. Just south of Fairmont.




Nice little lake just South of Canal Flats.
 
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Subscribed , god I love those mountains.
 

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