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Old 01-10-2001, 05:18 AM   #11
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Default Re: Water-Cooled Harley Discussion

I don't have a V-Max. And I've never seen a fast enough Dyna-Hydra-Fatboy-xlchfxsrtqrst-glide to beat a V-Max. My buddy has a legitimate 11 second-flat early 70's shovel, (with a 90-lb flyweight aboard), but when we ride together, I leave him for dead on my '86 GSXR-1100. By the way, my post was a JOKE. Get it now? Or do I have to post 3 times?
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Old 01-10-2001, 05:24 AM   #12
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Default Re: Correction - the V-45/65 motor....

Don't know if I believe this here rumor. Honda was racing the V4 RVF1000 in superbike, and world endurance racers in the early '80's. I think it was just a logical step the make a street bike out of the engine. I think it's accepted as fact that Porsche was the one collaborating on the ill-fated Nova program.
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Old 01-10-2001, 06:12 AM   #13
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Default Re: Funny how people think HD should develop their own engin

It's different because Ford or GM haven't built their sucess on the "f*ck it if it ain't American" attitudes of most Harley's owners. Also, "those 2 don't develop in cooperation with" as much as OWN the foreign brands you refer to.
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Old 01-10-2001, 06:13 AM   #14
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Good point.. how can Harley recoup the R&D losses?

Raising the price of the "dynamite" glide to 50,000.00? NOW try to buy a harley for list.

Oh, to the anon. squid above bashing non harley riders.. riding a harley makes you tough.. posting as an anonymous wrench twister makes you TOUGHER.

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Old 01-10-2001, 06:30 AM   #15
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Well said.



Currently have four horses in the stable. The two that are mine are a Road King and a ST1100 and the two that my wife rides are a V-Star 1100 and a VFR800Fi. (Guess what kind of riding we do?) About the only bike/brand I've ever been loyal to was the one that was a gas to ride, would do what I asked of it and would get home from where ever the he!! it was I ended up. I sold a Valkyrie for the R-K because it was a better bike for ME.

All of the bikes I've owned in my life have had problems. None have been major but I have been DOH three times, twice close to home and once in the middle of the night on the side of I-40 doing a cross-country run. We ride Motorcycles not Volvoes.



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Old 01-10-2001, 06:40 AM   #16
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Default Re: You can wake up now ..

You replied to the wrong guy, but I think he'll figure that out. Enjoy your Sporty.
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Old 01-10-2001, 06:41 AM   #17
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Oops, sorry, I goofed. Disregard my last statement. In fact, disregard all my statements, everything I say is a lie.....
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Old 01-10-2001, 06:46 AM   #18
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Default Re: Nova program?

I believe it was in late '70's/early '80's. If I remember correctly it was a water-cooled, fuel-injected 60 degree V4 designed by Porsche. Can't remember all the details. I think the project was scrapped because management didn't believe the faithful would buy into it, but I'm not sure.
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Old 01-10-2001, 06:48 AM   #19
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Sure... Your ultra modified Dyna with a $25,000 forced induction, nitros injected, 500mile TBO motor MIGHT turn a sub 11 second 1/4 and be CLOSE to performing like his bone stock $10,000 V-Max but what does that prove????? Geee if you throw enough money at it (How fast do you want to spend?) you can make it a $30,000 fairly fast timebomb of a bike. Or you could compare a close to stock (read still fairly reliable) 1400cc Dyna with something more in it's performance league... say a $5,000 Kawasaki EX-500cc parallel twin or a $6,000 Suzuki SV-650cc V-Twin. Of course when you get to the twisty stuff both of those rice burners will leave you for dead.
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Old 01-10-2001, 06:58 AM   #20
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Akchooly, I fink dat wood be his Mutha instead!
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