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Old 04-06-2003, 07:12 PM   #41
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Default Re: Ebass' ergos

The ones on the V-Rod I rode were just as bad as the Warrior. The handlebars were fine, but the footpegs would be unreachable to anyone under 5'9". For the record, I'm 6' with a 34" inseam (just call me Mr. Gangly) and my legs were all the way out to reach the pegs.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:02 PM   #42
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Default If I was going to buy a cruiser (cough cough) ...

Nice review. I like the new reviewers. However, I wonder how the Kawasaki Mean Streak would do in this competition. The new color to the V-Rod is nice, but the last time I saw one at the dealer it was 20K + to get one. The Warrior does have a character of its own, and I like the stock pipes. If I was ever going to buy a cruiser, it would be between the Warrior and Mean Streak. The closest to a cruiser I could stomach now would be some kind of naked like a Speed Triple. Nice pictures but can you get pictures of the female reviewer on one. You guys aren't exactly model material if you know what I mean.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:07 PM   #43
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Default Agreed maybe the old stock exhaust was to hip for the cruiser crowd.

I definetly think the old stock exhaust looked better. Maybe it was just to new for the cruiser guys.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:08 PM   #44
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Default Re: If I was going to buy a cruiser (cough cough) ...

I meant to say I liked the old stock pipe.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:11 PM   #45
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Default Excellent Point.

You make a great point about Yamaha making a competive performance cruiser using an air cooled pushrod motor.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:17 PM   #46
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Default V-Rod gives exclusivity to the Poser

Good points. I am with you, cruisers are about style and the V-Rod has it. The price keeps it exclusive. But if I had to ride it every day I would be a Warrior dude. I am sure noone who owns a V-Rod rides it a lot.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:24 PM   #47
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Default Re: If I was going to buy a cruiser (cough cough) ...

*shocked look on captain's face*



Did I actually hear KPaul say "I" "buy" and "cruiser" in the same sentence?



Lemme see now... (looking outside)... that's funny, it's not raining fire or frogs, and I don't see any angels with trumpets or lakes of fire . I must have imagined this last KPaul post.



*Yawn* Oh well, time for bed.
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Old 04-06-2003, 11:27 PM   #48
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Default Re: 2003 V-Rod Vs. Warrior Reader Feedback

Not to mention that the readers are pretty well cycled out (2 colorless a pop, LOL!). At least, I think so.



I don't wanna to look at the moment, but I think that MO wasn't a paysite back then. Pretty much everything got flamed in dem days.



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Old 04-06-2003, 11:37 PM   #49
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Default Re: 2003 V-Rod Vs. Warrior Reader Feedback

Looks like I made the right choice when I bought my Meanstreak. I installed the V&H Propipe and then stopped in at Thunder MFG. for their air kit and PCIII. After the custom mapping I was getting 83.1 HP and 91.2 LB/FT torque. With the great deal I got on the bike and the goodies I added I still only spent $11,200. And for sure my streak will handle better than the Yamaha or Harley.
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Old 04-07-2003, 03:32 AM   #50
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Default Re: 2003 V-Rod Vs. Warrior Reader Feedback

To continue the famous song theme, the Queen verse from Bohemian Rhapsody seems appropriate. Thunderbolt and Lightening, very very frightening...Now change the name to Firebolt, put in the V-Rod engine and you would have quite a motorcycle. I really do admire Harley for having the nutz to attempt the 'Rod. I think they would sell a lot more Buells with that jewel of an engine. Why not offer both to the world?
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