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Old 01-19-2004, 09:25 AM   #81
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I am biased towards the Triumph (I own two) but I'd like to ride the Rocket III before passing judgement.

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Old 01-19-2004, 09:55 AM   #82
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Old 01-19-2004, 01:58 PM   #83
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Its a cruiser for godsakes. Cruiser, taste the word in your mouth, means that hp would be helpfull and panzer-like low range lb-ft is absolutely bloody totally essential.



Long stroke = better torq, generalizing.



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Old 01-19-2004, 02:43 PM   #84
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Sorry guys. A friend of mine, a truly pedantic bastard if you ever saw one (must be one of those anal types) pointed out that my fatso figures were, in fact, incorrect.



So, carburatted 88ci fatso has 77 lb-ft and 61.6 hp at the rear rubber. I stand corrected.



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Old 01-19-2004, 02:48 PM   #85
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longride uses the same phrases as my wife (apart from the Tony Stewart bit)



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Old 01-19-2004, 04:48 PM   #86
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Having ridden sporty bikes most of my life, I though I'd add a Yamaha Warrior to the collection. Set up with the right bars, seat, and an extra 40 hp via hypo parts, its a lot of fun and well, people dig it.



The Kawasaki is more of a traditional cruiser, but I dont see adding weight for weights sake to any motorcycle.



The VRod is NOT a big twin, its a cruiser with a sport bike engine.



Personally, if I were building these things, I would come out with a 1600cc twin with a slightly oversquare engine, bevel cam drive for the classic push-rod look, and yami style CF cases and heads to keep the weight down. Lose the transfer case, give it a LONG swing arm, let it rev to 7500+, keep it under 500 lbs dry and you would rule the roost!!!





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Old 01-19-2004, 05:59 PM   #87
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Default Re: Minimalist taste?

Well my appetite isn't minimalist, only my aversion to ostentatious and gratuitus displays of wealth

Plus I live in a cold wet climate, a little extra insulation goes along way.
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:52 PM   #88
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Anything can do a wheelie with a properly talented rider aboard, even an E-Glide.
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:46 PM   #89
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It has already been mentioned, but I had to say it again. Cook Neilsen, editor of Cycle magazine, when confronted with the 1300cc, 650-pound, 6-cylinder, liquid-cooled Kawasaki KZ1300 simply said, "Enough."
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Old 01-20-2004, 02:26 AM   #90
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But nobody listened, luckily



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