Sounds like you don't ride that scooter enough! If you did, you would
have solved all those problems, including a custom seat a long time ago.
It took me a cuople of years to get my Heritage Springer just the way I
like it and I can ride it all day. You just have to find the right custom
seat maker (the older we get the wider the seat needs to be , huh?) There
are plenty of windshields available for that bike, aftermarket or
Wm. Severin Thompson
> Haha... recently I watched the documentary about the actor that played
> Darth Vader, and a pal of his, that rode around the world on BMW
> motorcycles. It was the night before my youngest daughter's high school
> graduation. I figured of those Hollywood pussies could ride around the
> world, I could ride my '77 SuperGlide FXE for the 300 mile round trip last
> Saturday. I enjoyed the irony of my youngest daughter achieving a
> in her education on her path to being a young adult, and here my 50 year
> dumbass is going to try to recapture a bit of youth gone by with this
> lengthy ride.
> It was a nice day, but didn't start well. A pre-trip inspection revealed
> front exhaust pipe was about to fall off. Fixed that. Got on the bike, and
> my 10 year old leather jacket's zipper broke... so I had to stop at the
> shop and pick up a light jacket on the ride down. Even though I brought
> sunscreen, for the 9AM to 11:30 AM ride, I didn't think I'd need it
> The SuperGlide is a solid mount shovelhead, with the original seat on it,
> and about an hour into the ride, you have do determine whether the
> of your ass cheeks or soreness of your tailbone bothers you more.
> The real inconvenience in the day's 300 miles was the lack of a
> I wear contacts, and for the 30 minute rides I usually undertake, my
> are fine. For this trip, I really wished I'd had goggles (or a
> as my eyes were definitely toast by the end of that day.
> I'd do it again (with a windshield).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Johnson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 1:43 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: Timothy H. Collins; Deikis, John G; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Today's date
> On 6/6/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Seems to be a lot of crap given to Harley Davidson owners on this list.
> Comes with the territory, Tim. Especially from us BMW guys. We
> figure if you're tough enough to ride a Harley, then you should be
> able to handle it. ;-)
> Jim - Bavarian Manure Wagons & 68 Midget in Dodge City
> 1964 R60/2 BMW
> 1968 MG Midget
> 1976 R90/6 BMW
> 1990 K100LT BMW
> **Heaven is described as French food, German machinery, and English
> Hell is British food, French machinery and German comedians!!**