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Old 06-29-2004, 05:17 AM   #31
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Default Isn't Cloisonne French?

I don't get the Oriental reference. BMW uses them as well and I too believe that HD has been using them on and off since the 30's.......I know the 57-58 HD's used them.....
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:20 AM   #32
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Default At least the changes were not the Big 4's Bold New Graphics type....

Geez, some people, never satidified. just think of all the custom wheels, sprockets and rotors that now don't fit Sporsters! Don't you know that Drag Specialties just shat a brick....
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:22 AM   #33
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Don't know that I'd admit to handling dirty asses.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:26 AM   #34
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Harley drops all but a few last, picks up a few this year, will drop a few next year and they are all the same. And nobody keeps a Harley standard andyway.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:28 AM   #35
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Default Re: Harley Early Release 2005 Sportsters

I really dug the 883R with the black pipes... but I don't really understand... Why not put the cool racing scheme on a 1200 with an adjustable suspension? Maybe drag bars? or hell.. clipons! That'd be fun!
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:44 AM   #36
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Default Re: Harley Sporkster catch & release

Why, oh why, doesn't Harley come out with something akin to the old XLCR? Dual carbs, big air cleaners, 1000 cee cees. Now that combo would sell big time nowadays.



Maybe something with the smog rules...or squid bait. "Ouch, those air cleaners hurt my thigh, and got oil all over my pants."



I guess we're doomed to 1 inch axles.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:55 AM   #37
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Wow! What changes! What innovation! Their prices should decrease each year following the depriciation of the engineering that went into these bikes 30 years ago.



What next? Add another 50 pounds so they can make the frame or swingarm or axles or handlebars 5% more stiff? Come on Harley - show some ingenuity.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:11 AM   #38
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Let me amend this: As Harley does not espose innovation as their core competency I applaud them for pandering to their demographic.



Which makes me wonder about the correlation between the number of dentists who now own Harleys and the parallelism of the advances in dentistry and Harley motorcycles over the past 100 years.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:19 AM   #39
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Sounds like your knowledge of dentistry parallels your knowledge of Harleys.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:21 AM   #40
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Default Re: Harley Early Release 2005 Sportsters

Cloisonne` is a French method not oriental, unless they picked it up during their Indo-China excapades. I think it's quite a bit older than that though.

Besides HD wouldn't use any commie-wang junk on their bikes, they are American Made down to the last nut and bolt. Thats why they have American flags flying off the back of them just like a boat.
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