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Old 11-17-2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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Nice write up. Wow, you're vertically challenged. Did you ride the V-Star? What would be your impression of the best of the two? I really like Yamaha's and from previous bikes I prefer the service intervals over Honda's, but things are different than just the last few years. Once again, nice write up.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:38 PM   #3
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Yes, nice write up. Although I have to be honest, I ripped through it just to find out whether the mighty Honda "f i n a l l y" injected the darn thing? What a surprise,...they havent? Is there a new owner running Honda? They must not care that almost every other manufacture has already made the jump on "mostly" ever cruiser excluding most Yamaha's. Maybe its a smart move just because of the lack of economic growth in America and abroad, who knows, still cant believe it though.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #4
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My wife likes big V-twin cruisers and so I've considered buying one for touring. They can be set up to be quite comfortable and usually get decent gas mileage. BTW 1300cc is still a big V-twin.

But the ridiculous weights always make me change my mind. Why do these things have to weight 75lbs+ more than my GL1100 tourer? Do they use cast iron frame joints like HD used to? Is it required to have floorboards that drag at the drop of a hat? Even two up my GL1100 easily humiliates Yamaha's Road Stars up and down Logan Canyon. Is this progress? I'd bet even my old Shovelhead would easily out run most of these monsters on a mountain road.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:13 PM   #5
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My wife likes big V-twin cruisers and so I've considered buying one for touring. They can be set up to be quite comfortable and usually get decent gas mileage. BTW 1300cc is still a big V-twin.

But the ridiculous weights always make me change my mind. Why do these things have to weight 75lbs+ more than my GL1100 tourer? Do they use cast iron frame joints like HD used to? Is it required to have floorboards that drag at the drop of a hat? Even two up my GL1100 easily humiliates Yamaha's Road Stars up and down Logan Canyon. Is this progress? I'd bet even my old Shovelhead would easily out run most of these monsters on a mountain road.
That's because they'd be dodging parts and crashing in the oil slick behind you.
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Maybe thats why no ones behind him after he completes his extremely fast canyon runs!
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:40 PM   #7
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Maybe thats why no ones behind him after he completes his extremely fast canyon runs!
You laugh but one of my buddies with a Road Star is always shedding sparks trying to keep up. How sad is that? Can't even keep up with a 28 year old touring barge. LOL!

Anyhow any self-respecting Shovelhead owner has installed the accessory trailing parts catching net by now. And running 60wt oil reduces the leakage substantially.... at least 500 miles per quart!
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:47 PM   #8
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That's because they'd be dodging parts and crashing in the oil slick behind you.
Where's that 100K for the HD stock? Get longride to send me another $100K for my super-duper GM stock special.. today only!... and there'll be a commission for you.
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Iv heard GM's doing great,... IN CHINA?
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You laugh but one of my buddies with a Road Star is always shedding sparks trying to keep up. How sad is that? Can't even keep up with a 28 year old touring barge. LOL!

Anyhow any self-respecting Shovelhead owner has installed the accessory trailing parts catching net by now. And running 60wt oil reduces the leakage substantially.... at least 500 miles per quart!
Well ya, I know the clearance is meek on the road stars due to the floor boards. Doesnt yours have a bit more though?

Or maybe your just a better rider?
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