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Old 02-01-2002, 06:37 AM   #21
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Default Re: A little expensive

Not to argue with you but the comparison is fair I think.



If you were to install a performance can on a Triumph then the standard map needs to be replaced for the "perfomance map" that corresponds with the type of exhaust you installed (just like in the case of the V-Rod) and the charge is still what I described above. This is NOT service routine but a specific performance upgrade.



It is OK with me if Harley decides to charge for this what they will charge but I just think it is very fortunate that not all companies do the same.
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Old 02-01-2002, 07:38 AM   #22
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Default Re: Screamin' Eagle V-Rod hop-up

As old as the V-Max is I don't think the V-Rod has a chance in staying up with it. That's still before doing any mods to the V-Max which would cost less than those preposed for the V-Rod. IMHO V-Max is the first and still supreme real power cruiser for almost 1/3 the real price of a V-Rod. Can't tell I am a Yama fan can your? LOL Well facts are facts. Then again its your money. Spend as you wish on what makes you happy if ya got it.
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Old 02-01-2002, 07:42 AM   #23
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Default Can't argue with you there.....

She does sound like a keeper. Does she have any feelings on the issue though? I mean, hey, these things are give and take. I would get rid of the R1 if my future wife got pregnant.
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Old 02-01-2002, 08:23 AM   #24
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Default Re: Screamin' Eagle V-Rod hop-up

For all the pan-heads out there, this is no rice rocket knock off. This is a clean sheet of paper design by none other than PORSCHE. Yup, the same folks that built my 3.6L, 415 HP Turbo.



I also have the 750 Magna Harley eater as well. But it won't handle the V-Rod.
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Old 02-01-2002, 09:03 AM   #25
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The media statements that I've seen do not state that the entire motor designed was by by Porsche but rather that specific portions had Porsche design input. On the other hand, it would probably have done the final design worlds of good if Harley had only used Porsche as consultants.
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Old 02-01-2002, 09:20 AM   #26
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Default Re: Forbes, a girl, and the V-Rod....

You might have to give up the bike if she dislikes bikes to the point that she fears for your life when you ride. In this case, if you persist in riding, all you will do is make her miserable. If you really love her, you won't want to make her miserable which will make the decision easy. On the other hand if the decision is not easy, you had better be certain of your feelings towards her, relationships are not over night things. There are women that enjoy motorcycles. Find one.
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Old 02-01-2002, 09:43 AM   #27
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Default V-Rod is a lot of marketing hot air

At 1500 RPM where the class leading Warrior kicks the ass with 84 lb/ft torque the V-Rod is dead as a dodo.



According to the dyno charts this souped up version does not even run below 2200 RPM. In fact the V-Rod delivers less twist at any RPM than Warrior at idle. Same applies when compared to VTX. And we are talking about a tuned up version mind you.



Standard V-Rod fares even worse. In proper cruising revs (i.e. under 4500RPM) you can bolt a third extra similar cylinder on V-Rod and it still loses in twist to both VTX and Warrior.



Even the 15 year old V-Max has more power, more twist and less weight than standard V-Rod. Anybody able to read the dyno charts can´t help noticing that V-Rod is only hype.



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Old 02-01-2002, 09:59 AM   #28
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Default Re: Screamin' Eagle V-Rod hop-up

I disagree......Erik Buell's quirkiness has gone beyond function. Take his exhaust placement: He says he can't figure out why anyone would place the mass of the exhaust system so high up.....Excuse me, but most exhaust systems weight very little today, some as little as 5 or 6 lbs, so you are telling me it is more practical to move the entirety of the Engine up (which weighs substantially more than 6 lbs) then it is to put the exhaust on the side and save yourself the trouble of gas in the frame and oil in the swingarm........thats not function.
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Old 02-01-2002, 10:47 AM   #29
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I have about 430 miles on my V-Rod, Which I drove it off the showroom floor on 12/17/2001. I had the dealership install the Screamin Eagle Muffler, They re-calibrated the ECM( a bit to expensive) I myself added the K&N Air Cleaner. The sound that it makes is much deeper, I think the bike is FANTASTIC. Has anyone, put on a windshield yet? Please give me advice on which on to get..small or big.

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Old 02-01-2002, 11:52 PM   #30
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I am not an engineer, but I am guessing engine placement to be a bit more of a science than what you make it sound. I could care less where the exhaust comes out, as long as it doesn't drag. Oh, it doesn't.
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