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Old 02-08-2008, 09:10 AM   #11
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Maybe they are waiting for that 'big outcry' to get that bike in the US market. I've been waiting for a V-Rod powered tourer for a few years now. Can't figure out why they won't make that one. I'd buy one the day they came out.


Ditto, that's too good an engine to waste on a cruiser
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:57 AM   #12
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I'm sorta surprised no one has done a FLHT/waterhead project, at least to my knowledge.

Take an older dresser, put a V-Rod motor in it. Couldn't be that hard.

Of course, it'd be of little benefit. The V-Rod motor is kinda ugly, and I don't think the road manners of the bike would change appreciably.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:56 PM   #13
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My local dealer has 2 of those V-Rod "Street Rods" leftover on his floor. They didn't sell, either.

The Harley demographic doesn't like footpegs in the right place.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:01 PM   #14
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I'm sorta surprised no one has done a FLHT/waterhead project, at least to my knowledge.

Take an older dresser, put a V-Rod motor in it. Couldn't be that hard.

Of course, it'd be of little benefit. The V-Rod motor is kinda ugly, and I don't think the road manners of the bike would change appreciably.


Actually Downtown Harley Davidson in Tukwila built one a few years ago, they fabbed and mounted a Road Glide fairing, seat, bags and trunk to a standard V-Rod. Looked excellent, certainly something I'd be interested in specially with B-BAR's global cooling article
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:17 PM   #15
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Anyone can build a bagger out of a V-Rod. There are parts kits that will do it. Only trouble is that you have a kit bagger, not a real one. They look nice, but two-up touring would suck.
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