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15CVOSG

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Re: 2018
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2017, 10:05:44 AM »

it really is a beauty in person ...
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Re: 2018
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2017, 06:22:17 PM »

I got my limited last Friday, "black earth fade", under natural light the color is completely different from the official pic. More exactly, the color changes slightly according to the ambiant luminosity. It may explain why HD pictures seem to show different bikes that the one you get for real. I'll try to post a few pics anyway.
You live in a beautiful part of the world. I spent 9 days in Monaco 15 years ago and took a couple of trips into Cannes. Great roads, food and people!
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Re: 2018
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2017, 01:59:31 AM »

I was in Monaco Sunday, then went to Sainte Agnes, a very nice village 750m above sea level with a very nice sight on the surroundings and the sea. A nice ride with my girlfriend and cool music... however I think we ride differently from what I've seen in the US (being on a motorbike and waiting inline behind cars at a traffic light is pure science fiction here)

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Re: 2018
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2017, 05:58:41 PM »

I was in Monaco Sunday, then went to Sainte Agnes, a very nice village 750m above sea level with a very nice sight on the surroundings and the sea. A nice ride with my girlfriend and cool music... however I think we ride differently from what I've seen in the US (being on a motorbike and waiting inline behind cars at a traffic light is pure science fiction here)

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No kidding, we have a hard enough time getting them not to run us off the road as it is.
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Re: 2018
« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2017, 02:59:50 PM »

I recently got my brand new Limited in Black Earth Fade, as bpf said, it is a color you have to see to really understand.

I traded my 2016 FLHXSE, and the feeling of the M8 is really nice, I almost can compare it to my 1997 Heritage Springer Evo, your thinking about the new colors focused to the non US market might be right, some of us didn't quite like those bright CVOs with tons of chrome.

The M8 is still a hot engine (as the TC was), runs a little bit cooler that my previous 110 and I can hear the fans of the radiator work while riding (I don't recall this on the SG, but maybe it was because of the boom audio II), I'll switch to ceramic coated pipes, which helped a lot with the 110 as soon as I recover from the trade.

I'll work the highway pegs position since the hot air coming from the radiator indeed burns your legs as bpf also said, but overall I'm really happy with the trade and planing to get me back the boom II (I start to really miss that).
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Re: 2018
« Reply #65 on: December 04, 2017, 09:54:28 AM »

I recently got my brand new Limited in Black Earth Fade, as bpf said, it is a color you have to see to really understand.

I traded my 2016 FLHXSE, and the feeling of the M8 is really nice, I almost can compare it to my 1997 Heritage Springer Evo, your thinking about the new colors focused to the non US market might be right, some of us didn't quite like those bright CVOs with tons of chrome.

The M8 is still a hot engine (as the TC was), runs a little bit cooler that my previous 110 and I can hear the fans of the radiator work while riding (I don't recall this on the SG, but maybe it was because of the boom audio II), I'll switch to ceramic coated pipes, which helped a lot with the 110 as soon as I recover from the trade.

I'll work the highway pegs position since the hot air coming from the radiator indeed burns your legs as bpf also said, but overall I'm really happy with the trade and planing to get me back the boom II (I start to really miss that).

Glad I didn't write too much stupid things  ;) I hope you enjoy the bike!

Friday was a difficult day here, we got small hail and a 3-4 C° temp, that made a snow-like mess on the road. I was stupid to ignore the weather report in the morning... anyway I survived to hill descents in neutral at 1 or 2 km/h, mostly braking with the front brake since I had to keep both feet on the ground most of the time to keep the bike upright (stupidity stroke again, I had sneakers instead of my waterproof Alpinestar..). Other bikers were also having troubles, especially the ones with higher bikes, what a chance to have such a low gravity center on HD... However with me the bike is north of 500KG and in some hills, it was very close to slip at rest even when braking to full stop. I hate putting my feet on the ground but I didn't want to take risks, it would have been terrible to fall. Thinking about what would be needed to put the bike back upright in such conditions removed any remains of self-esteem, I let my feet sink in cold water/hail to add supplementary brake surface.

After all of that, when I finally escaped from this frozen hail/hell and went back to sea level with a 7C° temp, riding under rain was a joke, I relaxed a lot, up to the point where I could see that handling is correct under rain and could be trusted, at least when the road has been washed of greasy products. Only problem I found is what I already heard under previous (small) trips with rain, the front brake is noisy when wet, maybe the brake pad type ? The OEM tires are also good enough.

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