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Old 01-24-2005, 05:41 PM   #31
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Default Re: The V-Rod for the rest of us!

Just read that in your article. That extra fuel moves it quite a bit higher on my list.
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:44 PM   #32
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Is it too late to change my vote on the poll?
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:26 PM   #33
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This is exactly the bike I wanted Harley to build. I demoed a v-rod this summer and I hated it. The power (and power delivery) were very nice but with all that rake it was very floppy up to about 80k. I was dragging the pegs on gentle freeway off-ramps and had the exhaust down on a cloverleaf. With the rake tightened up and some more clearance it would have been a lot more fun. Voila.
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:50 PM   #34
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As hard as it might be to believe, I donÂ’t like being a killjoy. My dislike for Harley probably has something to with having "form-follows-function" and Frank Lloyd Wright drilled into my head from an early age. Couple that, with a good bit of Scandinavian DNA and anything less than elegant really annoys me. To me, buying a Harley is like paying for a Bang&Olafsen stereo and getting an old RCA radio. While the B&O is on permanent display at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the RCA belongs in the Museum of the Unexplained, along with the two-headed goat.



AmericaÂ’s love affair with Harley makes about as much sense as Christian Fundamentalism; it might be comforting for some, but it sure looks silly to me. If the Harley Faithful want to keep sending their love-offerings to the V-Twin Tabernacle in Milwaukee I sure hope they get rewarded in the hereafter, because theyÂ’re not getting much for their money in this lifetime.



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Old 01-24-2005, 06:56 PM   #35
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why no comments on the inferior air cooled yamaha engine?
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:57 PM   #36
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you can't take the resale with you...
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