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BDM Positive Reliability

Discussion in 'General' started by KnotSo, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. oldmutt

    oldmutt Active Member

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    I brought my mutt in for a 5000 mile service. The tech noticed that the oil line from the filter to the oil bag was leaking. Four weeks later they are still waiting for a warranty oil line from big dog. They tell me they have no clue when the hose will arrive. I will give it two more weeks then I will pull the bike from the service center and fix it myself with an in stock drag specialties oil line.
     
  2. LamboV12

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    Raywood's Twin Brother

    Christmas Eve I'm at my buddy's shop cutting down my rear fender and I guy pulls up on a 2005 Chopper. Start talking with him and he tells me he's a retired Marine. Tell him I like to ride a lot - Takes me to his bike to show me his odometer. - 53,000.

    Never had the motor out - no issues with EHC, etc etc.

    He's done a couple of cross country runs... Black 05 Chop.... retired Vet....
    Sounds like Ray's twin....
     
  3. InDaDogHouse

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    Nice! He has some good luck with that EHC.
     
  4. OZONER BILLY

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    I' D RATHER PUSH MY BIGDOG UPHILL IN A HAIL STORM THAN RIDE ANYTHING ELSE ! :D
     

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  5. InDaDogHouse

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    I hear ya there man.
     
  6. TKbulldog05

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    i have been thru 2 speedos,1 clutch cable and 1 shattered clutch basket now i have a leaky fork seal. these are minor problems for a high performance machine. 15k miles- never been stranded (i did have to power shift home when clutch blew up) love my dog and all the attention that it gets. i would buy another, just not a new one next time
     
  7. BBChopper

    BBChopper Supports 2 Disabled Vets
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    Ray has!!!!!! Out of Gas!!!!!!:roll::roll::roll:
     
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  9. Nukeranger

    Nukeranger Nukeranger
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    :2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs:Had the opportunity to Ride home in a Louisiana Thunderstorm today. We had Tornado Warnings and a Watch in affect. Lighting was all around. Not the smartest thing to do! But I was getting off work and going home soaking wet was worth it (You got it, I didn't plan for rain - no rain gear). I had my concerns about my 2008 Ridgeback (not more than a month old for me) since reading some threads that dogs don't like rain. DoubleD sold me an awesome bike and I can't keep the grin off my face. To keep it short, I will only say I don't know why I was concerned. The Dog ran great and didn't care that it was pouring buckets of rain. I will admit that riding in a bad rain storm is not smart. If I wasn't at work and wanted to go home some kind of bad, I probably wouldn't. But, what a true test of a Dog that doesn't care about the water. Actually, I am not scared at all to ride any of my bikes in the rain and the latest addition to the family also plays well in the water:D:D:D:):):)
     
  10. KnotSo

    KnotSo No Time or Patience for Drama or Disrespect.
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    Many of us ride in heavy rain on a constant basis with no issues.
    Some do yet most have no issues.
    Good to hear you had a positive ride and you got home safely.:2thumbs:
    I have also never had the pleasure of wearing official rain gear even though I know it will rain.
    Getting in the "bubble" is enough for some of us.

    Ride with Raining Raywood and you will be very wet in no time.:cheers:
     
  11. Raywood

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    Smart ass, yes Knotso and I have run many miles in heavy rain in the PNW. Never a problem except for being wet and mildewing leathers :D
     
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    All your comments re-assure me I did the right thing. I'm picking up an 05 Ridgeback on Sat. It has 7,000 miles on it so it's fallry young still! I can't wait!
     
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    I'm soooo bummed they went out of business, it's really too bad!
     
  14. tommy666

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    2010 BAGGER. 3500 MILES. HAULS ASS, GET'S THE LOOKS AND THE HARLEY GUY'S AREN'T SAYING TOO MUCH BECUASE IT SMOKES THEIR ASS THROUGH 1-6. THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. KnotSo

    KnotSo No Time or Patience for Drama or Disrespect.
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    Having knocked out a couple of 700+ mile days riding alone in 2014, this Big Dog will go down in history as one of the most reliable motorcycles I have owned. :choppersmiley:
     
  16. francoblay1

    francoblay1 The Spaniard

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  17. cdogg556

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    700 miles in a day!!:eek: You are hard core KnotSo! Don't know if I could keep up with those miles in one day!:2thumbs::cheers:
     
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  18. KnotSo

    KnotSo No Time or Patience for Drama or Disrespect.
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    Lotta people do it all over this and other countries, these bikes are made for cruising and are quite comfortable when set up right
     
  19. dentdude36

    dentdude36 Guru

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    This thread is worth reading just goes to show that big dogs are reliable motorcycles!:old2::chopper: Fast and sweet looking!
     
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  20. KnotSo

    KnotSo No Time or Patience for Drama or Disrespect.
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    11+ years and still no major issues even riding in the rain and (some snow) a lot, and zero electrical issues 'cept for one VR early on...

    :chopper::chopper:
     

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