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Old 08-10-2005, 09:06 AM   #41
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Default Re: What's with the V-Rod anyways

I've seen a near stock (air filter drilled out mufflers) electra glide run with a V-ROD from 70-100. The V-rod guy about jumped off his bike when he looked to his right to see that big slug still running with him. He didn't down shift. The V-rod has no support to keep you from slidding off of the seat, makes them feel faster.
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:49 AM   #42
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I own an electra-glide. I can tell you that the guy on the V-Rod should have checked his right wrist. There is NO WAY the glide will be anywhere near the V-Rod on a 70 to 100 roll on without extensive engine work. Since I rode one bike extensively and have over 20 grand on the other, I'd say I have some reference to what I say.
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:57 AM   #43
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I like the V-rod, I really do. I test ride one whenever I go to bike event where there are demo rides. The engine rips, and I even like most of the things about the bike that are nitpicked in the article. But the price just kills me. It's just not worth its inflated list price, never mind what dealers where asking a few years ago. I ended up buying a Yamaha Road Star Warrior, but I'm hoping the latest rumors about a monster V-max are true. but then, I've been hoping that for at least 10 years now.
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:02 AM   #44
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Two great reviews of two not so great motorcycles. VWW
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:14 AM   #45
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Rough crowd!
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:27 AM   #46
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If the Street Rod has a 30" seat height and the V-Rod is 26", should'nt the black stickman's ass be 4 inches higher the the orange one?
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Old 08-10-2005, 12:34 PM   #47
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Nice article.



Seems like it all was summed up by the end of Don's article though.



Most of us will know which one of these is right just by sitting on it. We all have some kind of bias about ergos to bring to the table if we were to compare these two bikes.
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:00 PM   #48
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....until you realize that Van thinks that Earles forks are the ne-sum-ultra of suspension tech.
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:01 PM   #49
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If you look closer you'll notice that they got the colors entirely reversed. Must be that Lake Michigan water.....
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:20 PM   #50
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That's just not true. Everyone knows that the knee joint suspension on the early Honda trial bikes was that best!
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