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Old 08-13-2003, 07:29 PM   #71
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Default Re: CB750F..

Well, I guess either:



- there were changes in the '77 redesign that reduced vibration



or



- there was something wrong with your bike



or



- your definition of serious vibration is very different than mine..



Maybe a combination of all three.



I just took my '77 out for a 45 minute cruise(always happy to do research for you Mofo's). I checked 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75 mph. Didn't notice one different than another. My fingers aren't tingling a bit. I've ridden thousands of miles with my wife, she's never mentioned the vibrations. Saying "In fact there were speeds that you simply could not ride the Honda at" is an enormous exaggeration.



Maybe glove technology has come a long way? Maybe the '77 was mounted differently? Maybe there was something wrong with your mounts?



And..lets remember we're comparing a 27 year old Honda to a new HD...sounds about right... ; )
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Old 08-14-2003, 01:34 AM   #72
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Default Re: This should be worth a good flame fest.

Man do I miss the Highwayman! Highwayman O' Highwayman, where fork art thow?
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Old 08-14-2003, 12:11 PM   #73
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Default Re: This should be worth a good flame fest.

Anyone who puts good money down on 883 on this day and age really deserves it.



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Old 08-14-2003, 12:16 PM   #74
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Default Re: Be BRAZEN H-D

I think they are already pretty brazen to still call it a sporster, and hey, they still produce it.



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Old 08-15-2003, 07:01 AM   #75
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Default Re: This should be worth a good flame fest.

Gee, you sure put me me in my place... I think it's interesting that you seem to have NO trouble understanding the concept of "underpowerered." (See your own pie-in-the-sky power to weight ratio calculations in the next post in this forum)
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Old 08-19-2003, 10:59 AM   #76
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Hey if I start repeating myself, just tell me



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Old 08-19-2003, 01:27 PM   #77
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Default Re: Oh Yeah?

"Bonneville production from spares continued before and after Bloor bought Triumph."



Yes, but not by Bloor's company, so the current Triumph company's production was not continous throughout this time period.



Harley is still owned in part by Willie G., so your second point is simply wrong.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:47 AM   #78
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Default Re: This should be worth a good flame fest.

i agree, it would be nice for once to see a new harley model as actually being new.

as far as vibration, its funny you guys keep comparing the sporty to 15 year old bikes.

i have a 2000 monster 900, not exacly new tech, but it vibrates less, makes more horsepower, much more fun and handles better.

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