21 July 2009

Cruising the Street Glide

Bryan let me take his Street Glide out for a cruise… huge mistake because now I want a bigger motorcycle!

I wanted to ride it for awhile because I wanted to see what a 103 Big Bore (1690cc) hop-up felt like compared to my little ole 88 (1450cc)… loved the power. Bryan always told me “If you can back it out of the garage you can ride it”. He backed it out for me; he was probably worried that I would drop it going backwards.

I was really hesitant because of its weight and height, but once I was ready to go, I couldn’t reach the jiffy stand. I was trying really hard to extend my foot to grab the tip… couldn’t do it; Bryan had to push it up for me. Putting the stand down was no problem, I was able to kick it out. Bryan has an Arlen Nest big sucker air cleaner which sticks out further than a stock air cleaner and while trying to use the foot brake the air cleaner pushed my knee outward, when I returned home my right knee was pretty sore from being bowed. His motorcycle rode very smooth compared to my Lowrider and it was fast (shh can’t talk about that)!

Once day I would like to get a Street Glide or a Road King Classic that is modified to fit me, maybe with a 110… ( ;) winking at Bryan). Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

4 comments:

  1. You Biker-Woman, you. :0) I still want to go through your posts about your long ride a couple weeks ago. We were on a trip at the time. Great photo of you.

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  2. Good for you! I think about trying to ride Dave's Street Glide, but I'm a little too intimidated. I have backed it up, but it took a lot of effort. When we were in AZ he offered to let me ride it around the parking lot at the gas station, I said maybe next time! :)

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  3. Oh my gosh! You go girl! Funny you should try it out because just this morning I was looking at Paul's bike and wondering what if I could ride it. Now mind you, I have no intention to do so right now, but I really admire and am in awe of you for being able to do so with Bryan's. You rock, my friend! :)

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  4. I'm sure they make an extension for that kickstand so you'd be able to reach it - don't let that stop you! :)

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