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Old 05-18-2009, 05:08 PM   #11
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"I have been raving about this for years."

And you've been a raving lunatic for years too. What does that prove?
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:17 PM   #12
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Maybe he had something to do with the Victory Vision too!
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:24 PM   #13
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I already saw it. I wonder how he lived that down. I saw one at the Cycle World show. Brand new 2004 for 15 grand, and they STILL can't sell the POS!
Well at least its almost down to what it should of been priced in the first place.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:56 PM   #14
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That Rune is just Gawdawful lookin'.

A former shipmate's wife has one, and she LOVES it. Rides the wheels off of it, too.

In more than one meaning. That thing absolutely eats tires. And there are only one or two tires available for it. It goes through fronts almost as fast as the rears.

Vive' le difference, I guess.

But just think: You walk down the street, turn a corner, and there are a Rune, a Vision, an Aztek, and an AMC Matador parked there.

Do you run screaming, or start a fire?
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:05 PM   #15
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What year Matador? The Adam-12 cars were cool, with the 401 motor and all them lights and sireens. But the 1976 Matador was, well, just as bad as the Rambler Marlin. Built by loonies for loonies.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:16 PM   #16
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But just think: You walk down the street, turn a corner, and there are a Rune, a Vision, an Aztek, and an AMC Matador parked there.

Do you run screaming, or start a fire?
I'll take the Vision. You can have the rest. The Vision reminds me of the AirStream trailers of the 70's - either you love 'em or hate 'em. Me? I love 'em.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:37 PM   #17
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But just think: You walk down the street, turn a corner, and there are a Rune, a Vision, an Aztek, and an AMC Matador parked there.

Do you run screaming, or start a fire?
I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:49 PM   #18
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I'm thinking the butt-ugly coupe.

Of course, there was a 'sporty' version, the Matador X.

Howstuffworks "Introduction to the 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 AMC Matador"

A 360ci V-8 putting out 140HP! Probably got 18mpg, too.

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:29 AM   #19
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That thing absolutely eats tires. And there are only one or two tires available for it. It goes through fronts almost as fast as the rears.
I know the feeling, also my bike has usually only two tires available for it. Before the ride I always count them. Its a bad omen if there is only one.

Anyways I love the Rune. Talked to the Honda importer and he said there is one registered in Finland, originally EU type approved in Sweden. Knowing the red tape (1 truckload of documents and 0.5 truckloads of money) hard to believe its legit. But could be. Crazier things have happened.

Problem with Rune is that 1800 cc is also becoming midrange. Boxer-6 helps though.

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Old 05-19-2009, 05:21 AM   #20
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Gee, looks like a Harley from the seat/tank up. How'd that happen? Not enough Pounds Sterling in the old crock pot?
From the seat/tank up? The handlebars are similar?

I guess it must take star spangled sunglasses to see a liquid cooled parallel twin as a harley copy. We can agree they are both midrange.

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