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Old 07-26-2005, 05:49 AM   #31
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Default Re: The Bobber is cool...

Ape Hangers are part of the Bobber look though.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:58 AM   #32
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Whenever I get a Night Rod my wife takes care of that... and I worry that I might get herpes or gonorrhea if I spend my money on a Street Bob.
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:18 AM   #33
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Keep those coming and the floor below my computer will start to break from them slamming into it as I read!!
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:18 AM   #34
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I drove my dads Studebaker, does that count?.



I heard a Packard Merlin run in a Mustang too but it didn't sound like a Harley. Now four Wright Cyclones about 100 feet over your head sounds like a s**tload of the best running Knuckles you've ever heard...



That new Street Bob is the shizz, I gonna' have to rob a bank or something, I swear I'm going to have to flip a coin between the Thruxton and this, Maybe I can use a little leverage on the '05 Dyna I was looking at, after all 5 speeds are so last Tuesday..
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:34 AM   #35
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Default Re: The Bobber is cool...

I'm thinking ape-hangers were more of the chopper look. The original bobbers (early 50's ?) were all about removing weight and going fast. Ape-hangers came later in the 60's. Can't say for sure, but that's what I seem to remember.
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:34 AM   #36
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The Nightrod Bobber is very nice too.
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:43 AM   #37
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Quit screwing around and get the Dyna. 6 speed sounds nice, but 5 is just fine for that motor. Unless you plan on cruising at 85+ the 5 banger is enough.
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:04 AM   #38
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You have a wife?
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:29 AM   #39
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Stop messin' with his brain. If he gets a HD he'll see one on every corner, if he gets the Thruxton he won't see another on the road around him.
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:47 AM   #40
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Is the 6 speed a way of trying to attract younger buyers? It's sure an unnecessary item. The 88 engine has a little bit of a broader power band than an X-6 Hustler y' know. I wouldn't think that the extra gear would make much acceleration difference. It might even be slower due to the extra time wasted in shifting.



Maybe the Japanese will have to retaliate with 7 or 8 speed gearboxes on the supersports.



Eventually we end up with snowmobile style belt drives 'cause you get infinite ratios that way.....
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