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Old 12-13-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Re: Rocket, Roadliner, Road King

What ? No Goldwing ?

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Old 12-13-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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Because it doesn't start with an "R" of course.

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Old 12-13-2005, 09:15 AM   #3
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Wow that Roadliner looks better all the time, and that dyno is very impressive !!



I wonder why H-D doesn't just do a higher displacement V-Rod motor and put in there, that thing is way down on power ! I know that people don't drag race these things, but more power is always a good thing on a bike that weighs over 700 pounds..
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:31 AM   #4
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Heh, Heh. Honda's new color for the Metropolitan scooter is "Blue Ice".
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:42 AM   #5
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For once I'll skip the gratuitous nasty comment on my extraordinary lack of interest in all things cruiser.



But thanks for the Chrysler Imperial link! When I was a kid men were men, sheep were scattered and Uncle Tom McCahill was writing about cars in Mechanix Illustrated which included driving the stink out of Imperials. Am I remembering pics of Uncle Tom mostly sideways in a tailfin (Virgil "Excess") Imperial or was that his ole fav, the 300?





Regardless, I feel better already. Thx again, Gabe.



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Old 12-13-2005, 09:51 AM   #6
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Because the true believers will call it a Honda Davidson!

The Road King isn't supposed to be the fastest. It is supposed to reliable and have a classic feel to it.

I like the looks of the Roadliner as well. All it needs now is some Indian style fenders to complete the art deco look.

The only bike in this bunch I don't think I could love is the Rocket. To me it is very ugly and sounds like it isn't a lot of fun to ride.

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Old 12-13-2005, 10:39 AM   #7
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Nice compa®o. Although, it's a shame that you had to use too many ®'s when listing the names of the big H-D®. Of cou®se, we all know if you didn't, they'd likely t®y to sue fo® misuse of T®adema®ks.



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Old 12-13-2005, 12:00 PM   #8
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That's a nice article. The Roadliner is a fine-looking machine. It's nice to hear that its quality and engineering are up to snuff. I'm guessing it's a notch above the VTX at this point. Then there's the new big Suzuki, oops, Boulevard.



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Old 12-13-2005, 12:05 PM   #9
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H-D has some bigger engines in development. There are some EPA documents floating around the internet about their being certified for emissions, or some such regulatory business. I believe the engines are significantly larger, and liquid-cooled. The engines are still a year or two or three away from release. The documents would probably turn up in a Google search, if a person was interested.
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:21 PM   #10
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As the former owner of an Imperial with a 427 Hemi engine and torsion bar suspension that mention brings a sigh of nostalgia.

The chief things that come back to mind:

There was a time when I was dozing while a friend drove that big beast. I noticed that there was a certain amount of wind noise, almost never heard otherwise, and looked over at the speedometer. My comment was "Your speeding tickets are your business, and I'll send you some cookies if you go to jail, but you should know you're going 110." He opted to slow down..



Also, it seemed that the carburetor had a waste gate. I got 11 mpg uphill, downhill, any speed up to 90 mph (my personal limit).



I've looked at the big Star at my local Yammie dealer. I think I'll stick with my BMW, thank you. But it is a nice looking big bike..
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