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Old 04-08-2005, 03:23 AM   #51
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Default Re: VTX Dragracers

No, they were saying that stoplight to stoplight power cruisers were faster than Ninjas that were never revved past 9K rpm.



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Old 04-08-2005, 03:29 AM   #52
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Default Re: He can't even call it a Jap bike

Many Japanese bikes have been built in the USA... some with a higher percentage of domestically produced parts than HD! I believe one example is the Shadow series.



Doesn't matter. Perception is everything.
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:47 AM   #53
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http://news.motorcycle.com/article.m...rder=0&thold=1

Scroll down for my review of his post; some of my better work.
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:56 AM   #54
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Default Re: Aw, mile_eater, be fair...

O.K. mile eater we need you.



find someone with the latest greatest 600 and do the same test.



What do we think the resalts will be?
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:56 AM   #55
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Default Re: 2005 Honda VTX 1800 F

Good power and torque. Sounds like fun.



But buyers be forewarned: keep the stock pipes.



The twin-pin crank means no syncopated potato-potato, replacing it with an even duh-duh-duh-duh cadence that makes it sound more like a single.



A VTX1800 with aftermarket pipes sounds, unfortunately, like a riding mower with a bad muffler.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:16 AM   #56
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Default Re: 7 H-D's you can buy for less

You need a Shovelhead. Period. You know you want one. Stop fighting it.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:53 AM   #57
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Default Re: VTX Dragracers

Please show me where anybody claimed that power cruisers were quicker than sportbikes, anywhere other than low speed top gear roll-ons?
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Old 04-08-2005, 06:11 AM   #58
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Default Re: 7 H-D's you can buy for less

You are quite right. A Shovelhead is what I crave. I could kick myself for ever selling my '81 Fatbob.



I'm just waiting for used HD prices to become reasonable again. Any day now! When The Motor Company goes bankrupt because only old guys buy HDs!



Maybe visiting the gym regularly will sove my problem!
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Old 04-08-2005, 06:56 AM   #59
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Default Re: 734lbs for this, 540lbs for the 800cc suzook

This one's easy to answer - I have both type of bikes.



The sportbikes have huge amounts of engineering in them. Take the footpegs as a simple example. They are made of some kind of scintered aluminum, that weighs just a few ounces. All the parts of sportbikes are like that. They just engineer the hell out of them to make them strong with the lightest weight.



Cruizers don't need all that. The footpegs on my Harley are made of steel tubing with a metal pad welded to it on top of which is a chrome steel plate with rubber on top of that. It is big and comfy. The frames are made of steel tubing with big brackets welded to them. Just watch one of the Bike building shows - the factory bikes are very similar.



I'm sure the m'cycle factories make a lot more money building cruizers instead of sportbikes.
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:20 AM   #60
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Default Re: He can't even call it a Jap bike

Perception is everything? Hmmm... there is also this new concept called "substance".



For example, this VTX delivers more torque at idle than H-D at any RPM. It has 42% more power. It has 62% wider powerband.



Of course this substance thingie is not for everybody.



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