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Old 09-22-2006, 07:49 AM   #11
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I've not ridden a Rocket either, but Hokey Smokes, can I confirm that it feels a LOT lighter when rocking to & fro than one would expect. I was quite suprised.



I'm also a bit suprised that there has yet to be a real touring version - thinking "wingish" road boat - no faux fringe saddlebags, PLEASE!. Perfect motor to be cloaked - if you get my drift...and the perfect powerband for hauling around all that cloaking, wife, dog, Uni-Go trailer and kitchen sink. (on the other hand, any mfg that does what I think outta be done is crazy)



Are we all over fringe yet? Is fringe the motorcycle cliche dou jour of the day yet?
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:00 AM   #12
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South FL $$ and Chris Craft. Why am I not suprised. When will they leave Indian to molder in peace?



Suppose I'll pile on, too and say the obvious: they need their own engine and look. No clone motors, no fringe-o-logical look, no cribbing the 40's Art-ish Deco-ish look. Nope, needs to be an American Original. Did I say ORIGINAL???



Back to the SW FL and $$$ connection: FL real estate is in the toilet for now and there is a LOT of $$$ looking for a big hit or a big write off to offset other gains.



Gents, this is the high dollar Custom Chopper Crowd - betcha. But the Chris-Craft thing is gnawing at me. Maybe this is finally the real deal?
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:10 AM   #13
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During my grade school days had a neighbor who rode and restored Indians.



He had a couple of Scouts, couple of Chiefs and a 4. And he was a ham radio operator. And he'd raced Indians in the 30's- with lots of black & whites to prove it.



Needless to say, I left lots of little boy paw prints on his bikes, tools and radios. What a nice fellow he was! Probably the single biggest influence that put me on the path.



He passed before I bought my first bike. I'd loved to have ridden with him.
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:38 AM   #14
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2008- there will be a full bag "electroglide-style" version
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:42 AM   #15
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My mom had fringed chaps. Though my dad promptly made her cut them off when they f*cked his new Road Glide's bags.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:58 AM   #16
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Default Here's what I'd like to see

Put my name in with the guys that would love to see an inline four like this one they're stamping out in Edinburgh, Scotland



http://www.p2r.se/mc/dakota4/



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Old 09-22-2006, 10:14 AM   #17
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Man, that's neat. Lookitthatmotor! I always said the Turnip 3 cylinder was tryin to capture the looks (motor wise) of an old in-line indian or ACE/Henderson. Cleveland?



Wonder if you could put a Triumph tank on it and import it? Fool Customs and the DOT at the same time..."I bought it off some guy wearing a kilt..."



Register it at the Victorville DMV. They register anything btw. But you have to time it right, when the 2nd lunch truck arrives at 11:30 and management goes out for burritos.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:14 AM   #18
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Default Mom in Fringed Chaps???

I just can't create that mental picture. My brain won't let me....
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:17 AM   #19
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HAHA!! My mom is only 48, I'm one of the younger MOrons even though I've been here for many years.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:44 AM   #20
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If they're smart they'll buy Honda XR - 100cc engines and build an off-road bike badged as Indian. Keep the price below $10k and then introduce a dual-sport bike with the same motor and go after the scooter girls. They might need more than $30M though. Maybe they can sell T-shirst and cups if the bike don't work out.
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