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Old 11-04-2005, 03:07 PM   #51
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Default Re: NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET?

How are the bmw cruisers? I love the old airheads, but have had zero interest in oil heads. However, it is a different cruiser concept. Anybody out there?



A friend had a guzzi cruiser. rode that thing like 20k miles per year. can't be all bad!
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:22 PM   #52
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You beat me to the punch
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:58 PM   #53
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See, it doesn't always rain in Seattle Why people choose to buy/ride green vehicles in a state as green as Washington I'll never know. Talk about invisible. Seriously, it's nice to see another company competing with Harley. Everything Victory makes with that 100/6 motor seems to be a looker. Course, I'd take a V-max with an aftermarket seat and a windscreen. When is Victory gonna build a standard or sportbike?
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Old 11-04-2005, 04:24 PM   #54
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Handling and ground clearance? Can I buy a 1/2 Oz of your stuff?
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:40 PM   #55
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:47 AM   #56
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Default Re: Tours of Victory: Seattle No Lane Split

We get some photography done at Boeing field, and then it's a fun romp through 20 miles of stopped, rush-hour traffic in 90 degree temperatures to get to our destination. How can motorcyclists tolerate not lane-splitting in these conditions? Why do the AMA and ABATE obsess over helmet laws when lane-splitting is illegal in 96% of the states? . . .

[b]What other states besides CA allow lane splitting? Why would anyone outside CA commute to work on a bike in a metro area?
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:48 AM   #57
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Cruisers don't suck that bad for long trips provided you have something to lean back against, and provided you aren't the type that resents a motorcycle that has to be talked into going around a corner. I don't mean that as a negative because I know not everybody lives for the next curve in the road. Different strokes, etc...
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Old 11-06-2005, 01:07 PM   #58
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Excellent suggestion, too bad not enough folks here want them.
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Old 11-06-2005, 01:23 PM   #59
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Because of what many ignorant just gettting into motorcycles want, you are right the Japanese have been copying HD and hence we have lost lots of great Japanese designs. Even the classic standard the Honda Nighthawk 750 is gone, the V-4 Magna, and several others gone are actually better bikes than most of todays bikes designed for personal parades. Most I see buying todays long low chrome laden expensive bike know very little about bikes, they just think they are cool. More $ than sense. They buy more bike than they can safely handle and bust their a$$, surprise.
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Old 11-06-2005, 03:36 PM   #60
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"300 miles of bland Interstate mountains and valleys" makes it sound as though they should have gone a little bit further around. Either up through Winthrop and the Cascades or on the mountain roads that pass east of Mt. St. Helens. Either a sportbike or crusier are a good fit.
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