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Old 01-10-2001, 08:54 AM   #31
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Default Re: Water-Cooled Harley Discussion

(I thought Harley owners prided themselves on having a "American" machine.)



There's much more to it than that, but most people can't get past their own arrogance and ego to actually take the time to learn more.





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Old 01-10-2001, 09:11 AM   #32
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Default Re: Water-Cooled Harley Discussion

The Question that beggs to be asked

No ....we know it's going to be more expensive.

What's it going to do to the resale values?

Maybe drive them up?
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Old 01-10-2001, 09:18 AM   #33
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Default THIS IS THE CAUSE FOR THE FLAMING POSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Bravo to Harley for hiring a competent company to develop a real engine!)



This line is implicitly derogatory and argumentative, it clearly shows a lack of objectivity on the part of the writer, who in this case appears to be expressing their own opinion as the views of the forum. It wasn't the article, it was the inflammatory remark in the editorial.



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Old 01-10-2001, 09:27 AM   #34
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Default Re: 650 P-Twin

Well, it's not a Triumph clone, but the W650 makes good use of the UBM (Universal British Motorcycle) format, too...
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Old 01-10-2001, 09:27 AM   #35
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Might have been; I wish I had one! Cool ride-to-work bike!
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Old 01-10-2001, 09:38 AM   #36
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A PC800 Pacific Coast, I mean.
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Old 01-10-2001, 10:05 AM   #37
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Default Re: Are you kidding? Chevy does not own Toyota...

Chevy just put their badges on Suzuki's (Tracker and Metro), and Toyota's (Prism), there was no real collaboration. Ford owns a large share of Mazda, and owns Jag, GM owns a large share of Volvo, Opel, and Isuzu also, I believe. I can't think of any real "collaborations" where one of the Big 3 didn't own a large chunk of the "collaborator". Can you?
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Old 01-10-2001, 10:07 AM   #38
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Default Re: THIS IS THE CAUSE FOR THE FLAMING POSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uhhhh, yeah. (Cough!)VR1000.(Cough!)
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Old 01-10-2001, 12:29 PM   #39
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Default Japs - If You Can't Beat Em, Then Copy Em!

Over the last several years the Japanese were copying the Harley Davidson layout with their liquid-cooled V-twins. Now it looks like Harley is copying the Japanese. Let's face it, the Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 will eat any Harley for lunch. By going to liquid-cooled V-twins, Harley Davidson is owning up to the fact that the Japs make the best motorcycles and it might as well join them. It's pathetic they had to go to a German automaker to design the damn engine, like they can't do it themselves.
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Old 01-10-2001, 12:58 PM   #40
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Default Re: Water-Cooled Harley Discussion

in the late 60"s, harley had built an in-line, DOHC 4 cylinder motorcycle based on a sporster frame, the engine looked very similar to an MV Augusta. But as usual, the company did not think it would be a good seller & was scrapped. The rest is history
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