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Old 01-20-2002, 03:04 PM   #41
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I have read several articles involving all three (chose not to include the $23 grand vrod)

power cruisers and both of the shoot outs and I am completely miffed! If you go back and

read the original "tests" on all three bikes (VTX, Beefsteak, WooWho), only two out of the

three recommended any changes. The Meanstreak - put a real motor with balls in it! The

Warrior, changes the bars and the seat. You recommended no changes to the VTX, yet it

stills comes in......fourth? Whats up, do we not refer back to our original tests or is it simply

a flavor of the week thing? I want to buy one but I am completely confused!
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Old 01-20-2002, 03:36 PM   #42
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i had a 1100 viagra and a 200 vstar 1100 and i will tell you ,no way in hell will any of these bikes out handle my warrior!
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Old 01-20-2002, 03:58 PM   #43
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i had 13 bikes and most were sport bikes ,my last bike was a ZX1100 ninja,powerfull but heavy, i have my warrior since dec and put 1800 miles on it so far, this thing handles to me better than my ZX1100 around town and i have yet to scrape the pegs or get it to whobble like my other v twin cruisers i had, the vibration is there but not bothersome, i actually like it, seen the vrod and sat on one, you can keep it, vtx feels like a 100lbs more than it is,and the nean streak is a great bike, but i wanted belt drive and air cooling, and lets face it a vtwin sounds and feels much better than a vfour or flat six,thats why we buy them,its okay if the japenese copied from the real first made v twins, the indian, yes indian had the first production vtwin ,not harley, who do you think they copied from?
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Old 01-20-2002, 04:06 PM   #44
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You have me at a disadvantage. I have never rode the warrior. I would quickly agree about the V-star.

I did not mention the V-star before. As for the Virago I feel sure you did not have the suspension set up

right . If you were using the stock suspension and tires maybe the Warrior can out handle the XV1100. Setup correctly in fast changing turns I believe the Warrior would have a hard time keeping up with the

Virago. If you were serious about almost sport bike handling on a cruiser the stock suspension on the Virago had to go. Hop ups are common. Most people just think about trying to make a bike go faster or at least sound faster. In the fast changing turns all that noise will not help you much. Suspension and tires can. Don’t get me wrong I believe the Warrior is the current champ. With a few mods I believe the Warrior can embarrass the V-Rod especially when you throw in the money factor.

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Old 01-20-2002, 04:16 PM   #45
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Yeah, Mandrake the Mollusk, Mandrake the Doofus, Mandrake the Retard, whatever. You clearly know nothing about motorcycles so you should probably go back to lurking around a web-site about guns and where everyone is no doubt named Bubba.
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Old 01-20-2002, 04:19 PM   #46
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Very true. No bad ink from those that actually have ridden it, unlike Mandrake the Clamhead in an earlier post. The best cruiser all-rounder....
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Old 01-20-2002, 11:39 PM   #47
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Default Re: Cruisers. Hm.

Your comments remind me of the comparisons in the old kids' magazine called "Highlights", concerning the characters Goofus and Gallant! Goofus, when not molesting children, rides an H-D, a noisy, menacing machine that frightens old ladies and (apparently) cab drivers. Gallant rides a polite UJM touring bike, SENSIBLE Cordura clothing, approved helmet and reads the Wall Street Journal (maybe while riding?). Sounds stupid, huh?
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Old 01-21-2002, 02:56 AM   #48
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Default Re: Cruisers. Hm.

Well, I have 3 points to sum up your little rant there.



1) I think you need to pick words you can actually spell because it's "buffoon" not "bufoon". When you insult someone and then spell the insult wrong, it makes you look....well like exactly what you are.



2) Loud pipes appear on all types of bikes, not just Harleys. If that is your problem then all of them are to blame. Uniformity? I don't see it as that, but smaller minds tend to generalize and lump things together. It makes it easier on their limitied thinking capabilities. Refuting all the nonsense above would take much too long. I will let those statements stand as a benchmark of your real intelligence.



3) I guess what your point was, if there was one, is that you and I are much different. I would agree on that. See, I don't judge people by what they look like. I don't judge their character by what they wear, judge their intelligence by what they ride, or judge their abilities by how fast they go. I don't insult people I don't know, or throw around generalizations that are obviously incorrect. So I would say that you and I are very different in that sense, and all the labels and tired old cliches aside, I just enjoy what I ride and how I ride. If that offends you personally, I guess that is your problem. Seems from your post that there are many you have to work out.
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Old 01-21-2002, 06:12 AM   #49
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Default Harley rider in a 'stitch

I have seen a Harley rider in an Aerostitch suit. I used to see a guy on a sportster many mornings during my commute. He wore a bright blue Roadcrafter suit and a full face helmet. So much for stereotypes.



The problem with the yobbos with loud pipes and fringe and brain buckets is that they are so obvious. I would guess that the vast majority of Harley riders are NOT like that. Just as sportbike riders are mostly not deranged squids in flip-flops. The loud pipe "rebels" and the squid boys are unfortunately very visible and memorable, so people tend to forget the last twenty quiet bikes they saw. They just remember the flamboyant, loud, odd-looking bike that they saw.
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Old 01-21-2002, 10:08 AM   #50
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, the indian, yes indian had the first production vtwin ,not harley, who do you think they copied from?



Actually the V-twin design was used because, at the time, the most powerful engines were aircraft radials. A V-twin is merely a small section of an aircraft radial.
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