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Old 04-07-2005, 01:48 PM   #41
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Default VTX Dragracers

I doubt VTX riders are looking to drag race much of anything. They are looking for a BIG and HEAVY cruiser with a ton of torque. That's exactly what they will get.
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Old 04-07-2005, 02:53 PM   #42
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Default Re: 2005 Honda VTX 1800 F

So where is your dealership? Do we get a discount if we say we saw it on MO?
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:10 PM   #43
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Default Re: 2005 Honda VTX 1800 F

Okay, Honda makes nice stuff. The Honda motorcycle design guys could really help the Honda car guys improve the looks of the Honda car line. This is a nice looking bike for sure, but 31 mpg - my VW Golf gets the same. And I can buy a V Star 1100, get 48-50 mpg, and have just as much fun for $8200. IMO.
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:47 PM   #44
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Default Re: 2005 Honda VTX 1800 F

i've heard that the vstar 1100 has reliability issues.
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:49 PM   #45
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Default Re: 7 H-D's you can buy for less

[i]True. He'll just sneer.[i]



no he'll laugh at the vtx rider for spending 15k.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:04 PM   #46
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Default Aw, mile_eater, be fair...

Ah, yes, but the CBR1000F was THE bike in 1990/1991. The winner of multiple open-class shootouts.



So sure, by today's standards it's sort of BMW K1200RS-like, sorta heavy and comfortable, but it's not exactly chopped liver, either.



So sure the best all-round bike of 1991 KICKS THE VTX's TUSH all the way back to Kyoto. As it should.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:57 PM   #47
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Default Re: OK, I'll go over this ONE MORE TIME

It's not GreenPeace propaganda, it's physics...



To get a 30 mpg SUV just make the SUV 3,500 lbs lighter, much more aerodynamic, lower to the ground wiht less frontal area... and give it a more fuel efficient engine.



When yer all done it'll look a lot like a Honda Civic hatchback & it'll get the same good gas mileage too.

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Old 04-08-2005, 03:19 AM   #48
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Default Re: VTX Dragracers

Funny... I seem to recall that back before winter many of the cruiser boys here were claiming that stoplight to stoplight the power cruisers were king.



I've certainly read such things in the print rags.



I just think it's a little amuzing that now that the results are known, everyone is clamming up.



But hey... I shouldn't be suprised. I sat and watched a guy on a VTX grab a handfull of brake and light up the rear tire.



Linked Braking System be damned! Ah well... who needs a rear break anyway right?
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Old 04-08-2005, 03:20 AM   #49
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Default Re: 2005 Honda VTX 1800 F

Well duh. It says "Yamaha" on it doesn't it? I got no use for a motorcycle that requires you to remove a pipe just to get to the oil filter.
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:18 AM   #50
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Default Re: 7 H-D's you can buy for less

How true. How true.



I don't own currently own any HDs and I also chuckle at the people who are spending 15K on the metric mega-cruisers. A wise metric cruiser buyer picks up one that's a couple of years old. They run about 1/2 price and usually have only a couple of hundred miles on them.



Of course buying almost any motorcycle brand new is a mistake in my book. The depreciation is ruinous.. except for HDs and maybe BMWs aren't quite so bad. There are so many used bikes sitting around with very low miles. If the owners have added performance accessories then the price drops even lower.
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