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Old 01-25-2005, 01:48 PM   #111
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Pauli boy, a relatively short ride from Chicago into the Fox river valley of McHenry county yields some very nice twisties. But of course you wouldn't know that unless you lived here.
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:31 PM   #112
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The FXDX and the standard Dyna Superglide or the Low Rider are the Harleys I'd be most inclined to buy. I've always like the FX series.



A Road Glide would work as well, the rest really aren't something I'd want. Nice bikes, I just think I'd spend my money elswhere (Triumph f'rinstance)
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:42 PM   #113
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If I were ever to get a Harley, I'd have to hop up the engine considerably. That and the standard riding postiton make the FXDX the obvious choice. VWW
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:45 PM   #114
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Then we could call you FXDX4VWW. Only after the hop up, though.
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:22 PM   #115
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You could call me anything you want, because I wouldn't be able to hear you over the roar of my forged from American steel, manly steed. FXDX4VWW
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:42 PM   #116
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Default Re: VRSCR - The V-Rod for the rest of us!

I like the looks of the new 883, but not the price. I just checked the web site and the msrp is almost $7600. I think that's too much to start, but when you add in the typical Harley dealer goose job markups, you've got a bike that could approach $10k out the door. Ouch.



Too bad for me. I really like it.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:58 PM   #117
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VRSCR is a great $12K bike. After a lackluster first year of sales, dealers will unload the bikes for $14K. Nice bike HD, but it's overpriced and your target market won't pay up. Or buy HD-themed support stockings.



I'd really like to see HD build a dechromed version of the bike with a flat black paint job. Strip the bike down to its lowest-price essence and get it out to the masses. HD, your price target is $12K. I'm sure you can do it. Ok, I'll settle for 13K, the same price as the stripped down Victory 8-Ball....
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:52 PM   #118
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Dressed out in Cafe' trim, and modified a little, I'm sure the naked SV would make an awesome sleeper. Just what a geezer needs to teach the young'ens a lesson or two.



If I had the liquid assets, though, damned if I wouldn't be Speed-Trip-Horney, too. I'd have to do something about those headlights; but other than that it's pretty close to ideal. It will probably never make the MO Holy Trinity, but it has my vote for major saint.



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Old 01-25-2005, 07:17 PM   #119
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At this point Honda, like everyone else, is probably caught up in the liter-bike-derby, or the cruiser-war. If the VFR ever became what it could be, what else could you ask for in the way of a sport bike? Now, the price is just too high and it's too heavy for most guys to consider the. Anyway, I'm gonna ride mine until the wheels fall off, unless I win the lottery. Then, my old VFR will be sitting next to a new Speed Trip (hey, I can dream).
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Old 01-25-2005, 07:41 PM   #120
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I admit, I did once vote for a Republican for mayor of St. Paul, MN. That means I'M A FUNDIE BUSH LOVING ANITEAE-LOGIC ****RY DESTROYER!!! OMFG WTF BBQ IRS!!!!
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