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Old 09-10-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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On the way home from dinner, I was at the stoplight, and a thin, middle aged guy on a modified Dyna pulled along side me in my lane. The first thing I noticed was that we wore NO PROTECTIVE GEAR, whatsoever. There is no helmet law in Texas, which I like. But I am very prejudiced against the intellect of those who choose to ride unprotected. But then again, he was riding a Harley. It was a newer Dyna Wide Glide with Screaming Eagle cylinders, a modified airbox, and BUB pipes, as well as a copious amount of chrome. It was obvious this guy had over $30,000 invested in his bike.

He pulled along side me and looked at my bike the way EVERYONE does when they observe it for the first time. Took a full two seconds to look it over. He then shouts to me, "Is it fast?" I simply nodded.
"How much does it weigh?", he shouted again.
"Under 600!", I shouted back.

At this moment, the light turned green. The guy on the Harley took off first. I pulled the visor down on my helmet and fed the clutch in second gear, the B-king engaged smoothly, and pulled away, effortlessly. The B-king tends to run out of RPM's pretty quickly in second. Since I am still breaking in the motor, I short-shifted into third gear.

As I pulled alongside the Dyna, the rider leaned forward and rolled into the throttle, looking for some fun. I gave him a couple of bike lengths and two shifts before I turned it on. I rolled into what I THOUGHT was full throttle.

A brief background on my riding experience: this is my first streetbike in years. I have been racing motocross, endurance roadracing, and supermoto. All these bikes have quarter-turn throttles. The B-king has a HALF-TURN throttle. It wasn't until I ran out of range-of-motion in my wrist that I realized this.

Back to the Harley: I flew by him so fast, you would have thought he was parked. I let the RPM's carry to about 8000 before I let off, and coasted over 100 yards to the next redlight.

It was at least two seconds before I could even hear him catching up!

When he caught up, he shouted, "How much horsepower on that thing?"

"About 180!" I shouted back.

"How fast did you go, just then?"

"Third gear, half-throttle!"

He shook his head in total disbelief. I just shrugged and prepared to pull away as the light turned green.

The Harley revved his motor on down the road, his open exhaust pipes echoing in the distance. I idled along in third gear, marvelling at the refinement of this amazing machine the gods of horsepower have delivered upon us mortals.

Long live my new B-King!!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:19 PM   #2
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yeah, not too many harleys that are even a decent match for a b-king.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:42 PM   #7
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nice story.

a 600 will waist a harley though. you just killed a mosquito with an army tank.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:44 PM   #8
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nice story . . .you just killed a mosquito with an army tank.
That's funny right there, . . . I don't care who you are!
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On the way home from dinner, I was at the stoplight, and a thin, middle aged guy on a modified Dyna pulled along side me in my lane. The first thing I noticed was that we wore NO PROTECTIVE GEAR, whatsoever. There is no helmet law in Texas, which I like. But I am very prejudiced against the intellect of those who choose to ride unprotected. But then again, he was riding a Harley. It was a newer Dyna Wide Glide with Screaming Eagle cylinders, a modified airbox, and BUB pipes, as well as a copious amount of chrome. It was obvious this guy had over $30,000 invested in his bike.

He pulled along side me and looked at my bike the way EVERYONE does when they observe it for the first time. Took a full two seconds to look it over. He then shouts to me, "Is it fast?" I simply nodded.
"How much does it weigh?", he shouted again.
"Under 600!", I shouted back.

At this moment, the light turned green. The guy on the Harley took off first. I pulled the visor down on my helmet and fed the clutch in second gear, the B-king engaged smoothly, and pulled away, effortlessly. The B-king tends to run out of RPM's pretty quickly in second. Since I am still breaking in the motor, I short-shifted into third gear.

As I pulled alongside the Dyna, the rider leaned forward and rolled into the throttle, looking for some fun. I gave him a couple of bike lengths and two shifts before I turned it on. I rolled into what I THOUGHT was full throttle.

A brief background on my riding experience: this is my first streetbike in years. I have been racing motocross, endurance roadracing, and supermoto. All these bikes have quarter-turn throttles. The B-king has a HALF-TURN throttle. It wasn't until I ran out of range-of-motion in my wrist that I realized this.

Back to the Harley: I flew by him so fast, you would have thought he was parked. I let the RPM's carry to about 8000 before I let off, and coasted over 100 yards to the next redlight.

It was at least two seconds before I could even hear him catching up!

When he caught up, he shouted, "How much horsepower on that thing?"

"About 180!" I shouted back.

"How fast did you go, just then?"

"Third gear, half-throttle!"

He shook his head in total disbelief. I just shrugged and prepared to pull away as the light turned green.

The Harley revved his motor on down the road, his open exhaust pipes echoing in the distance. I idled along in third gear, marvelling at the refinement of this amazing machine the gods of horsepower have delivered upon us mortals.

Long live my new B-King!!!
It must have been that modified airbox that no Dyna has ever had that allowed you to prove your superiority.....



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On the way home from dinner, I was at the stoplight, and a thin, middle aged guy on a modified Dyna pulled along side me in my lane. The first thing I noticed was that we wore NO PROTECTIVE GEAR, whatsoever. There is no helmet law in Texas, which I like. But I am very prejudiced against the intellect of those who choose to ride unprotected. But then again, he was riding a Harley. It was a newer Dyna Wide Glide with Screaming Eagle cylinders, a modified airbox, and BUB pipes, as well as a copious amount of chrome. It was obvious this guy had over $30,000 invested in his bike.

He pulled along side me and looked at my bike the way EVERYONE does when they observe it for the first time. Took a full two seconds to look it over. He then shouts to me, "Is it fast?" I simply nodded.
"How much does it weigh?", he shouted again.
"Under 600!", I shouted back.

At this moment, the light turned green. The guy on the Harley took off first. I pulled the visor down on my helmet and fed the clutch in second gear, the B-king engaged smoothly, and pulled away, effortlessly. The B-king tends to run out of RPM's pretty quickly in second. Since I am still breaking in the motor, I short-shifted into third gear.

As I pulled alongside the Dyna, the rider leaned forward and rolled into the throttle, looking for some fun. I gave him a couple of bike lengths and two shifts before I turned it on. I rolled into what I THOUGHT was full throttle.

A brief background on my riding experience: this is my first streetbike in years. I have been racing motocross, endurance roadracing, and supermoto. All these bikes have quarter-turn throttles. The B-king has a HALF-TURN throttle. It wasn't until I ran out of range-of-motion in my wrist that I realized this.

Back to the Harley: I flew by him so fast, you would have thought he was parked. I let the RPM's carry to about 8000 before I let off, and coasted over 100 yards to the next redlight.

It was at least two seconds before I could even hear him catching up!

When he caught up, he shouted, "How much horsepower on that thing?"

"About 180!" I shouted back.

"How fast did you go, just then?"

"Third gear, half-throttle!"

He shook his head in total disbelief. I just shrugged and prepared to pull away as the light turned green.

The Harley revved his motor on down the road, his open exhaust pipes echoing in the distance. I idled along in third gear, marvelling at the refinement of this amazing machine the gods of horsepower have delivered upon us mortals.

Long live my new B-King!!!

good story, I likes a good write up. a busa against an old doood on a dyna, awesome...
there are some quick hardleys out there, but sadly rare birds. Even the older guys who think they have something, dont really. Mine is prolly one of the quicker ones in the SE area, but still only looking at an 11 sec 1/4 times or so, and thats fast for a hardley
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:01 AM   #11
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:28 AM   #12
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^^ well, that would give the advantage to the hardley squid, he cuts the air better w/ no gear, its total package racing at its finest.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:04 AM   #15
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i smoke heavily modified harleys all the time... im just on a victory kingpin with exhaust and tune.
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if you'd ever come out with a helmet, i'd like to run you. only experience i have is running with sport bikes...
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