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Old 04-17-2003, 09:38 AM   #31
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Sure, call me out... check the engine covers, not so much the actual covers, but the circular medallions or whatever you want to call them. I thought maybe the sprocket cover was plastic also, but I could be wrong.



I still say that if you park it next to a duece and really go over them both very closely, the difference might surprise you.
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Old 04-17-2003, 11:22 AM   #32
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Nope, the sprocket cover's steel. It's parked next to our V-Rod, and the hardware and fasteners, since you mentioned it, are remarkably similar--and as I recall, the V-Rod is a step above the typical H-D isn't it? V-Rod and Victory frame tubes even look to be the same size steel tube, painted an identical color.



No plastic on the V-Rod, but how bout that big rubber breather hose on the right side of the engine?
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Old 04-17-2003, 11:30 AM   #33
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No, actually, from what I've seen, the Rod is a step down in build quality from any of the Big Twins- go look at the exhaust end cap welds (REALLY bad on the ones I've seen) or any of the welds on the frame, as well as the plastic turnsignal stalks.
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Old 04-17-2003, 11:31 AM   #34
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Those front head-tube grill thingies on the 'rod are plastic. Kinda ugly with the greenish paint, but the silver ones were nice.
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Old 04-17-2003, 11:32 AM   #35
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Old 04-17-2003, 12:04 PM   #36
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I think you have too much time but that's hilarious.
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Old 04-17-2003, 12:38 PM   #37
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I've had my deposit down on an all silver model with the billet wheel pkg since October. I can't believe that it's finally goping to be here next month. Locked in at MSRP $14999 w/ 1,600 for the mags.



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Old 04-17-2003, 12:44 PM   #38
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captain what-his-nutz is right, the build quality on the V-rod is definately a step down from the other big twins, the bad welds and propensity of plastic being only the tip of the iceburg. Notice I said compared to a Deuce above, but whatever.



I think the big rubber hose you're talking about is the water line that runs from the water pump up to the heads, or something.



I heard it was supposed to be braided steel but cost cutting measures put the kabosh on that. Besides, now they can sell the braided steel hose in the P&A catalog and charge $80 a pop for it. Brilliant.
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Old 04-17-2003, 01:20 PM   #39
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Or I could get a Yamaha v-star 1100 And a Ducati Monster 620ie for the same price!



But seriously, the Vegas looks awesome in person. I recently saw a red one and the paint looked fabulous. The few I've seen all have a bunch of dealer ad-ons, like those $1,600 wheels, flamed paint, etc, so I'd wait a few months for the hype to calm down a bit.



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Old 04-17-2003, 01:36 PM   #40
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They have black or silver engines and black or silver frames. You can mix/match them. The dealers ordered them this year, next you you can custom order via internet.
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