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Old 04-03-2003, 09:55 AM   #11
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LOL Now you know why my wife likes Harleys and Buells.
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Old 04-03-2003, 10:21 AM   #12
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Default Re: Rubbermount Harley Sportster for 2004!

Well, why not. If Honda can put fake bolt on air-cooling fins on the Shadows then the next logical step is bolt on parts that fall off.



The good thing about Harleys is that you don't need to buy any special accessory parts that fall off. They come stock.



You should know this by now. How long you been ridin' your new glide?
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Old 04-03-2003, 10:54 AM   #13
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Best post *ever* from Kpaul.



I might actually moderate this post up (thus saving him the trouble).
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:04 AM   #14
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I've got less than 2000 miles on the Glide due to business commitments, rain and of course, parenting duties. The rubbermounts are pretty good at keeping the parts from flinging off. I put 35,000 miles on my Dyna Low Rider and managed to keep it together.



Remember when Honda changed the Shadow to a single pin crank to make it shake more and then switched back to the old crank after a couple of years? With the price of Honda parts, you don't want too many of them flinging off!



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Old 04-03-2003, 11:05 AM   #15
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Wow, Harley Davidson is really pushing the envelope again. What's next, tubeless tires?
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:05 AM   #16
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Sometimes you need to make some progress. You can always turn up the vibes once you get closer to your destination to "prime the pump."
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:12 AM   #17
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That is great to honor Trev and it sounds like rubber mounting the engine is a good start.



But why waste money on a liquid cooled pushrod/OHV engine when they just finished designing the V-rod motor? This is the first time I've heard this rumor but I don't follow HD/Buell so whatever.



Can't they work on down-sizing the V-Rod engine and hopefully end up with a better product? Seems like at least the Buell fans have been expecting this for a long time.
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:50 AM   #18
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I'm not to sure about this Trevster bike. In fact, even though there is a Trevster in the Trev Deeley Motorcycle Museum, it is some old prototype and nothing indicative of what one would expect from the Motor Company. I believe that we will see a revamped Sportster with the Buell type engine with the fuel injection. It will more than likely be rubber mounted like the Buells but it most likely won't be festooned with the monicker, "The Trevster".
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Old 04-03-2003, 01:29 PM   #19
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Pretty weird statement from someone who just stated in the cruiser thread that he considered buying a Sportster.
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Old 04-03-2003, 02:51 PM   #20
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Past tense.



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