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Old 11-20-2004, 08:28 AM   #31
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I meant: That's no Shyite
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Old 11-20-2004, 08:41 AM   #32
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Why not?... Chances are all that iron-mongery would blow down instead of up, and even if it did the seat pan, frame and gas tank would deflect the chunks away from your nads.

I supposed a lap full of gas would suck, as I found out when one half of my 5 gal. fatbob tank split a seam awhile back... but hey, leathers are fire-proof (kinda')
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Old 11-20-2004, 08:43 AM   #33
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Sean, while I would be the last person to argue the versitility of the GS line, but if you're backing a 1200 GS into corners like a super motard you are a braver man that I. VWW
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:28 AM   #34
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"Water cooling"?



Sacrilege! Blasphemer!



Didn't Buell make lots of PR statements about how air cooling was ideal for a streetbike? And you have the audacity to suggest otherwise?







I don't mind air cooling. However, I'd find Buells much more interesting if the vibes were seriously reduced ( counterbalancers? ). Oh, and add another gallon of gas. Drop the price on the XB12s to 9K tops. And what's with the graphics for the instruments? Did Buell hire a designer from Fisher-Price? Yuck...







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Old 11-20-2004, 09:30 AM   #35
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You oughtta see him back a Geezer Glide into corners!
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:44 AM   #36
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Default Re: In answer to, good,sarnali...

I owned an '85 XLX (ported) for three years, put 30,000 on it including 500 mile days and never thought the vibration a problem. Nor did I have a reliability issue once. Of course being a founding GPTB member I remember bikes that really vibrated. Try a BSA 500 single, a Norton Atlas or a Gilera 202 sometime and you'll never complain about Sportsters again. I think that the people who are whining about the vibration are simply wussies.



As far as the performance goes, I don't give a shyt if a 600cc bike can stomp a Sportster. It all depends on the sort of riding you do. A Sportster is a superior platfom for my usual riding which consists of Interstate commuting and urban errands. I can come out at the end of a ride without needing to be put in traction. I wouldn't use a Sportster if my intention was storming around our mountain roads. Well, I wouldn't use a 600 either. No need for 160mph capability on roads with 40 mph curves and 2000 ft dropoffs. A KLR650 can be as much fun as anything in the twisties.



It's just too bad that so many people have this ego problem that causes them to slam people who don't get their kicks by whiteknuckling. Riding one sort of motorcycle, be it HD or Supersport doesn't make anyone a superior person. Having to even worry about what anyone else rides only reveals the whiner to be a jerk.
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:49 AM   #37
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Like I said, your idea of touring might be different from mine. I tend to lean toward the sport-end of the spectrum. From my point of view, neither of the bikes you've mentioned would serve that purpose.



Also, I am considering the future, among other things that I'm sure are going to come up, as we continueÂ…

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Old 11-20-2004, 10:11 AM   #38
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Hey, lighten up. I'm just looking at what might be cool alternatives for Harley's future; not slamming anybody.



Personally, I think Harley's dependence on decades-old technology will, at some point, lose its appeal.



When you look at the up-coming, video game generation, and X-riders; how do you honestly think Harley will fare, in that demographic?



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Old 11-20-2004, 11:00 AM   #39
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They'll ride 600 Supersports for now and then when they hit the're mid 30s they'll start looking at Harleys.
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:07 AM   #40
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Possibly, but it would go against Erik Buell's words in a recent Fuell interview where he notes no plans to go water-cooled... from the weight, plumbing, and looks, to his remark Buell was on the verge of meeting all EPA standards with the air-cooled powerplant.
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