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Old 07-05-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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Old 07-05-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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nice pics fonzie. oh yeah the ones of the bikes were good too.
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:07 AM   #3
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anybody know if harley has anything up their sleeves for the july 15th 05 releases? more cloisonnes maybe?
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:08 AM   #4
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There were bike pics?
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:09 AM   #5
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Interesting review. The Victory is really looking good, not like a clone anymore. I wonder when/if Harley will offer a real touring version of the V-Rod? The feet-forward seating position doesn't appeal to me, but I like it otherwise.
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:12 AM   #6
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If the VRod had a little more fuel capacity there might be one of those in my garage instead of the Geezer Glide.



If you're going to crank out long days in the saddle, stopping every 100 miles for fuel isn't an option.
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:30 AM   #7
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Put that motor in a touring platform and they may have something. I have no interest in the V-Rod at this point.
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:38 AM   #9
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I'd agree. If you're churning out mass mileage, the V-Rod ain't your bike, if only for fuel capacity reasons. However, if you're coming from the point of view of someone who isn't going to Iron Butt it across country and just wants enough "tourability" to cover weekend distances, then the V-Rod's sippy cup-sized tank shouldn't stop you from considering it as a capable tool for the task at hand.
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:38 AM   #10
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I had an odd experience with the Glide during my return from the Sierras.



I was getting really bad fuel injection surging. At first I thought it was because I was riding next to my friend's BMW! Then it started popping and backfiring kinda like your Shovelhead.



At the next gas stop I removed the seat to see if my Revtech DFO had a loose connection. What I found was that the unit (which was velcroed to the frame backbone just below the fuel tank) had slid down due to heat or vibration or both, and was resting right near the battery. I pulled the unit off, cleaned the frame backbone and re-stuck it in its proper place.



The Glide ran perfectly the rest of the way home.



So was it heat from the battery or the magnetic field that was jacking me up? Or we could just blame it on riding in close proximity to a BMW Boxer!
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