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Old 01-25-2005, 11:16 AM   #101
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Default Re: VRSCR - The V-Rod for the rest of us!

You can build your own XR1000 by mounting two front heads on a Sportster. Some guy has a website showing a picture here.
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:23 AM   #102
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You forgot to mention that Harley first offered the FXRSP Evo, and followed up with the FXDX twin cam. Both offered standard riding positions, and pretty good handling for their size. VWW
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:33 AM   #103
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Pretty ineresting photo, but the dingy lighting makes it look like the engine was made in Dr. Frankensteins lab. Makes me wonder if if the first words of of the engine builder's mouth will be "Its alive" when he starts it up for the first time.

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Old 01-25-2005, 11:35 AM   #104
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Default Re: VRSCR - The V-Rod for the rest of us!

I liked the XR1000 when they came out I liked the XLCR too. In fact I like Sporty's.......there I said it.



Since you asked, I think the VRSCR is a step in the right direction, except the rear fender and seat. the fender looks like a boattail superglide fender and the seat looks like it came off a VMAX.



I'd put a stock Superglide seat and a try a shaved Superglide fender for some continuity. Still not bad, I liked the V-rod I rode, I just didn't like the Gyno-footing. I'll have to see if I can bum a test ride on one of these and see how it is.
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:19 PM   #107
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Last time I was in Daytona for Bike Week (yuck), I saw a LOT of Harleys from NY and NJ. Not exactly "Red" states.



I'm curious as to where the hard numbers are to back up the "The only place HD really does well is red states" statement are.
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:48 PM   #110
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Default I saw this bike at the motorcycle show

at the time, I thought it was a custom VRod and thought it was an improvement over the VRod but still not enough to make me want to buy a Harley.



That said, if I was going to buy a Harley, this is the Harley I'd buy. It looks like a fun bike and I like the reduced rake, Brembo brakes, and improved ergos.



But I don't think the bike is different enough to convert the heathens, and the Harley fundamentalists never really accepted the VRod engine in the first place. I hope this bike sells but fear it is destined to be a showroom leper.
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