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Old 07-14-2006, 01:49 PM   #31
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Default End of an era...

Harley goes on an Atkins diet...

No Carbs anymore.
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:53 PM   #32
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Default Re: A Quickie From Harley

Not a lot of Mensa members ride Harleys.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:51 PM   #33
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Default Re: Actually pretty significant...

1st it was the rubber mounting to the Sportster engine, now this... In 30 years they'll be liquid cooled!!! (god forbid)
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Old 07-14-2006, 04:55 PM   #34
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Will they stop? Will they turn? Will they leak? Will they accelerate? Will the cam end bearings take a *&#&? Will they be over priced? Will the rear wheel be misaligned? On and on....
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:36 PM   #35
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Yeah...um, the V-Rod is liquid-cooled.
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Old 07-15-2006, 02:35 AM   #36
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So if I understand this right, the Big Twins are going up in size so that they can deliver the same performance within more restrictive emissions regs...and the Sportster 50th anniversary special is a deliberate ploy to get people to stump up extra $$$ for 'legendary anniversary graphics' before the whole thing is rendered valueless by the 2008 sportster which has a completely new and probably water-cooled engine, if the rumours are to be believed. The Motor Company did exactly the same thing in 2003, getting the customer to buy the H-D 100th anniversary models before releasing the new rubber-mounted sportster to stiff all the suckers who'd bought the H-D 100th specials.
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:45 AM   #37
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From what I can tell most Mensa members spend their time spreading dumb ideas and links to wakced out websites.
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:48 AM   #38
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I'm still trying to figure out the purpose of a 6 speed tranny in a bike with the torque curve enjoyed by the big twins. Must be a technology for technology's sake kind of thing.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:09 AM   #39
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You're mostly right however there are times on the open road that I'd like an extra cog on the geezer glide.



ABS would have been more welcomed though.
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:05 AM   #40
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"and the Sportster 50th anniversary special is a deliberate ploy to get people to stump up extra $$$ for 'legendary anniversary graphics' before the whole thing is rendered valueless by the 2008 sportster which has a completely new and probably water-cooled engine"



Just like the Panhead rendered the Knuckle valueless and and the Shovel rendered the Panhead valuless and the...... I think you get the idea. Then again, maybe you don't. The Japanese make obsolete every motorycycle they ever made, and I guess you wouldn't bytch about that.
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