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Forum: Wheels/Tires
05-23-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,186
Posted By mpescatori

O u c h !

OUCH ! That hurt ! (meaning... I had not considered rim width !)

I'll have to go and have a chat with my Indy...:icon_cry:
Forum: Wheels/Tires
05-23-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,186
Posted By mpescatori

Interesting question, and you DO have a point. ...

Interesting question, and you DO have a point.

Let's see...

In 130/90x16 size,
Dunlop's 404 is rated 67S or 67H
Dunlop's 491 is rated 67H
Dunlop's 502 is rated 67V (this is my current tire)...
Forum: Wheels/Tires
05-22-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,186
Posted By mpescatori

Thank you all. To be honest my aim is not...

Thank you all.

To be honest my aim is not to ift a colossal rear tyre, but to fit dualsports type rubber
while maintaining the 130 tire size, i.e. 130/80x17

... ... ... Pirelli MT60 is a good...
05-19-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By mpescatori

Hi. My sources read the FXR was derived from...

Hi.

My sources read the FXR was derived from a frame inspired by the FL frame, but assembled in smaller (lighter) gauge tubing, mated to an XL front end.

Whereas I do agree the rear suspension...
05-15-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By mpescatori

FXR extra large tank

Hello all, this is Maurizio from Rome, Italy.

My current ride is a 1991 FXR, but as I understand the FXR chassis is derived from the bigger gauge Touring chassis...
...may I bore you with my...
Forum: Wheels/Tires
05-15-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,186
Posted By mpescatori

17" rear wheel on EVO Dyna/FXR

Hello all, this is Maurizio from Rome, Italy.

My current ride is a 1995 Dyna but I am also negotiating to buy a 1991 FXR, so the question applies to both.


I'm putting all by "pipedreams" into...
03-15-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By mpescatori

OK Thank you. I looked inside the tapered...

OK Thank you.

I looked inside the tapered mufflers before fitting them, they are literally straight pipes with fiberglass filling around it.
There's only ONE baffle, slanted, somewhere at the...
03-15-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By mpescatori

No, really. The neighbors used to smile, now...

No, really.

The neighbors used to smile, now they frown.

AND I really don't want to be flagged down by irate LEO's every other block.

The problem is the S.E. tapereds, on the inside, are...
03-14-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By mpescatori

1995 80cu.in. Dyna: dbKiller for Screaming Eagles?

Hi all,

after much thinking I bit the bullet and went down the Stage 2 route.

Not wanting to change the looks of the bike I replaced the OEM tapered mufflers
with Screaming Eagle Tapered...
03-01-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12,525
Views: 1,621,049
Posted By mpescatori

Bigger tank ? I'd like to know id anyone...

Bigger tank ?

I'd like to know id anyone with a Superglide has retrofitted a Fat Bob or other higher capacity fuel tank.

I assume the Superglide has a 4, maybe 4.5 gallon tank.
My ride, more...
02-02-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 183,119
Posted By mpescatori

E x p e n s i v e !!!

LOV'EM ! And look much nicer than the Switchback/Streetglide hard bags !
BUT
At $1500 + s/h they make you think twice before impulse buying...

:icon_frown:
02-01-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,200
Posted By mpescatori

FXR: Shovel or EVO ?

Hi all, this is Maurizio from Rome, Italy.

My current ride is a 1995 FXDX with the 80 cu.in. EVO2 motor.

Nice, does the job, about to get a Stage II conversion for Easter
(Mikuni 42mm.carb,...
Forum: Shovelhead
02-01-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,663
Posted By mpescatori

Great, thanks ! I'll PM you

Great, thanks ! I'll PM you
Forum: Shovelhead
01-31-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,663
Posted By mpescatori

Question FXR: Shovel, Evo, Shovel, Evo...

Hi all, this is Maurizio from Rome, Italy.

My current ride is a 1995 FXDX with the 80 cu.in. EVO2 motor.

Nice, does the job, about to get a Stage II conversion for Easter
(Mikuni 42mm.carb,...
12-28-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,141
Posted By mpescatori

Michelin Pilot Road 3 ...

Michelin Pilot Road 3

http://www.emoto.com/img/docs/7192/michelin-pilot-road-3-technologie.jpg

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle-tires/michelin-pilot-road-3/

+++++++++++++

Michelin...
12-28-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,141
Posted By mpescatori

The Michelin Pilot Road series are highly...

The Michelin Pilot Road series are highly esteemed in Europe and are known to be THE rain tire, bar none.

The only real decent alternative would be Dunlop's D616 in the same size, but they seem to...
12-23-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,053
Posted By mpescatori

Yo Sho?

May I participate in this discussion and provide my own insight.

The OP describes a situation which is common throughout Europe.
In Europe the average HD will cost 16000 Euro whereas the average...
12-06-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,424
Posted By mpescatori

"Think of a Split Fat Bob tank as a Style of...

"Think of a Split Fat Bob tank as a Style of tank."

Unfortunately you are right.
The vendor finally replied and explained that "Fat Bob" is a style of (extra large) tank made specifically for Fat...
12-06-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,424
Posted By mpescatori

Smile Thank you. THIS is what I'm talking about. I...

Thank you.

THIS is what I'm talking about. I am partial to bar-mounted instruments so a tank bib is the way to go.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/aOEAAOxyYSdTAj7n/$_58.JPG
Fat Bob...
12-05-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,424
Posted By mpescatori

6 gal. tank on FXD Superglide

Hello all, I have thoughts at times and this one I simply cannot shrug off.

My 1995 Superglide has a 4.2 gal tank (16 liters) with a center-fill cap.

I would like to know if there's a tank out...
11-10-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,204
Posted By mpescatori

That's one looked after bike !

Tell you what, a 2014 bike with 76000 miles on it means it rode an estimated 24000 / year, or 2000 /month.

Which leads me to beieve it had an oil change every three or four months, 3:4/year.
...
11-09-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,162
Posted By mpescatori

Do like me, run her on diesel!

To all you gentlemen out there concerned that a motor with 8.5:1 compression and that cruises at 3000rpm might suffer from poor grade fuel... here's a real life story.

I had just recently bought...
Forum: Road Trips
11-06-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,659
Posted By mpescatori

Many thanks to Giacomo56 and Gobusik for their...

Many thanks to Giacomo56 and Gobusik for their advice.
I will need Giacomo56's insight to understand what all the "essential stops" actually are, a few I can guess, Others I don't know.

Hello...
Forum: Road Trips
11-02-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,659
Posted By mpescatori

I'll pick up this thread because a 90-day ride...

I'll pick up this thread because a 90-day ride across USA is definitely on my bucket list.
Add the fact that I'm close to retirement and you can ju-u-ust see the corners of my mouth curling into a...
10-07-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,909
Posted By mpescatori

Great ! What's the difference between an...

Great !

What's the difference between an Andrews EV23 and an EV27 ?

Perhaps EV23 has a rounder lobe grind than an EV27 ?
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