WARNING" Watch out for the TFI's !!!!

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by robermv32, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. robermv32

    robermv32 Active Member

    Ok, so I installed my Gen 3 awhile ago and have been satisfied with the results....that is until yesterday. I'll set the stage. Ride, 2010 FLHX. Weather Sun and clear skies. A little wind but nothing to be concerned with. Temperature in the mid 60's. Trip was 120 miles round trip to get parts for my boat trailer.

    Here's the problem.....I'm cruising along with the tunes blasting and a crisp wind in my face. The apples are ready along the finger lakes and the smell is in the air. The road I'm on is US 20 across central New York. This road has many curves and hills along this section and it is 4 lane on many of the hills. So what's the problem with the Gen 3 ? Only that you can REALLY get into the performance aspect again. Cutting around a sweeping right hand curve across a valley with a large hill approaching the urge to just add the power was, well, overwhelming. And I did. I topped that hill and looked down at the speedo and it said.....79mph. Holy molly...79 at my age...and she was still pulling!! I had just let off the throttle and sure enough....there coming at me is a member of the newest graduating class of the New York State Police Academy. His eyes are as big as the apples I've been seeing.

    I was already on the shoulder and off the bike when he came rolling up. Boy those lights are pretty. We were discussing the situation when he got a call for a motor vehicle accident and he told me it was my lucky day. Boy was it. Fines are tough in New York. Off he went and I continued on....with a new respect for the GEN 3. Man, that thing is fun.
  2. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

    You might want to take out the Gen 3 and send it to me so ya dont get yourself in trubble...:)
  3. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

    I got a good laugh out of your story. Nicely written too!

  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Great story for sure and a similar thing happened to me only it was in the car and not on the bike. My lucky day for sure, doing a bit over the speed limit and I saw him pull out behind me so I pulled over and had to move up because of an obstruction on the shoulder. Before I knew it, the trooper pulled out around me and took off for parts unknown.:D

    Man I was a happy camper!
  5. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

    I got tagged like that once and I was not so lucky. I got to pay the ticket.
  6. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

    Maybe Dobeck sould apply a warning on the package :D, They sure work Good !!
  7. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

    :lolrollingGreat story and really enjoyed it. Glad to see there was a positive end to your experience.:cheers
  8. DEW57

    DEW57 Member

    You had me going for a bit. I have my Gen 3 on the table getting ready for my stage 1 upgrade when I get all of the necessary components. Glad it was your lucky day.
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

    Lucky day indeed & was 1/2 expecting to read some type of warning on TFI's malfunctioning, or making motor go bad. Not what I was expecting, but great story for end-of-day grind. Just taking a well deserved break to breather & de-stress for a bit...thanks for making it amusing!
  10. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

    I can see that you feel his pain! :newsmile042: