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Old 07-28-2004, 05:00 PM   #91
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Default Re: 2005 Harleys & Buells

True. We all know Buz is a pansy. Hell, where would he plug in the vest on the Shovel?
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Old 07-28-2004, 05:09 PM   #92
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Default Re: 2005 Harleys & Buells



I went to school at UB. I noticed it.





But I did get used to it.

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Old 07-28-2004, 06:20 PM   #93
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Default Re: At least it's not another V-Twin

I guess they should have called it a Trident, I always liked the name.
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Old 07-28-2004, 07:07 PM   #94
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Default Re: At least it's not another V-Twin

Trident... Rocket...same engine... same bike. Call it either.



Maybe Triumph could have installed a reverse counterbalacer to make it shake really really hard and then called it a "Lightning Rocket III".
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Old 07-28-2004, 07:11 PM   #95
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Default Triumph can't do worse than Honda....

If one wants to see a bad marketting decision one need look no further than the Rune. There's still one sitting in the dealership in Salt Lake.



Maybe Honda shoulda charged 15K instead of 25K.



Not that Honda could ever make a mistake.
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Old 07-28-2004, 07:24 PM   #96
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Default Perhaps Monsieur kpaul...

...would prefer a fine FRENCH motorbike, eh? Non? Embrassez mon porc!
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Old 07-28-2004, 07:40 PM   #97
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Default How about some subjective comments?

MO's take on BMWs published specs:



"BMW claims that the R 1200 GS makes 100Hp at the crank. MO dynoed our test unit and it put an honest 85Hp to the ground, so this number is completely believable."



MO's take on Buell/HDs published specs:

"Both the 92hp Thunderstorm 984 and 103hp Thunderstorm 1203 (these are *CLAIMED* numbers. MO tested these engines at an SAE corrected 76.7hp/69.8Lbft and 89.7hp/72.6LbFt respectively) "



You then repeat (*CLAIMED*) through out the article.



Can we expect the (*CLAIMED*) moniker on all future moto evals, or will you save that just for HD/Buells numbers?



(oh and what ever happend to the "How to order a 05 FJR "article"?)
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Old 07-28-2004, 07:49 PM   #98
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Default Re: 2005 Harleys & Buells

Anyone ever tell these guys, "you can't polish a turd"?
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Old 07-28-2004, 08:30 PM   #99
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Default H-D Springer HypoLo Deluxe Announced

MILWAUKEE (July 15, 2004) Harley-Davidson Motorcycles announced a new motorcyle with a seat height actually lower than the ground, baffling both the motorcyle press community and pysicists alike.



The new motorcycle, the 2005 Springer Softail HypoLo Deluxe Ultra Classic FULHYLUPOLIKIJUTICI, was shown to the motorcyle press in a special chamber at the Harley Davidson facility.



The motorcycle, with an MSRP of $18,995, has a record-breaking low seat height of -2 inches and exists simultaneously in at least six dimensions.



"This is the first time a multi-dimensional consumer product has been made available to the general public. Unfortunately, because of safety concerns, we cannot allow anybody to ride it." said Dr. J.M. Davidson, director of quantum styling for the MotorCompany at the press conference.



Experts have therorized the existance of such a motorcycle for decades. Noted theorist Albert Einstein predicted such a motorcycle in 1934, but vacuum-tube technology and Nazi control of key chromium sources prevented it from becoming reality, despite the famous "Milwaukee Project" during WWII.



The USDOT issued a warning to motorcyclist to not try and violate the basic rules of time and space by trying a home-built negative seat height kit, advising them to just be dragged behind their cars instead.
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Old 07-28-2004, 08:40 PM   #100
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Default Re: 2005 Harleys & Buells

HOW MUCH??????????????????????
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