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Old 06-13-2002, 10:41 AM   #61
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Default Great idea

Put Mr Max in to the Bulldog and you have

Mean Max.
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Old 06-13-2002, 10:45 AM   #62
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Default Re: Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog Reader Feedback

I can't confirm the "Rikuo" engine but I remember seeing a History Channel show that stated Harley had sold their engine configuration prior to WWII. The Japanese rode this motorcycle during the war.
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Old 06-13-2002, 10:54 AM   #63
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Agreed. It reminds me of my CB-1
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Old 06-13-2002, 10:56 AM   #64
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Default Blast is a scooter right

DaveFla

I honestly can't imagine a grown man having much fun with a Blast (slow, small and crude) outside the MSF riding range (parking lot). freecat is right, try a SV650 out and see what why the rest of us smile so much. You need to visit other dealers besides the H-D shop. My first bike was 600 Ninja. DaveFLA I think you can handle the truth: Time to have a midlife crisis and experience a real motorcycle.
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Old 06-13-2002, 11:02 AM   #65
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This your best piece of writing DurangoKid. LOL
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Old 06-13-2002, 11:13 AM   #66
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Default Re: Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog Reader Feedback

Doesn't it weigh about 100 lbs. too much? My 27 year old Norton weighs in at 390 lbs makes maybe 50 hp on a good day, will hit well over 100 mph in a hurry, and handles like a dream. It seems like they could do better than an overweight, underpowered scooter with limited clearance.
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Old 06-13-2002, 11:55 AM   #67
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Waitaminit... what's it do that the SV650 doesn't do better? It makes less hp than an SV, it weighs more, and the SV's chassis is at least as good...



I don't get it.
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Old 06-13-2002, 01:07 PM   #68
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Default Re: Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog Reader Feedback

I didn't think grown men bought Buell Blasts. As a matter of fact, I think they are a sorry motorcycle for even a woman or a kid. That Harley-Davidson would even manufacture such a machine brings discredit upon them and makes me worry about the rest of their stuff.



If you must stay Harley then buy a Sportster.
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Old 06-13-2002, 01:13 PM   #69
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We don't need this bike. We already have a good selection of naked bikes.



We do need the FJR1300 and the VMAX.
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Old 06-13-2002, 01:29 PM   #70
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As I recall, HD built a bike plant in Japan sometime before/during WWI. The Japanese militarist government of the 30's nationalized the plant and Hd was basically kicked out. The plant was producing 80CI flatheads, I believe. They just renamed the bikes Rikuo's and continued to produce them until the 1950's.

This is according to an article I read several years ago.
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