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Old 05-22-2009, 11:09 AM   #51
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That's about the best you got. If you depended on knowledge I'd say you lamer than an imginary FatBoy that has 64 horsepower.
Oh yeah. Didn't we have this same discussion years ago? If I recall correctly you were getting so paranoid during some extended glue sniffing that you were doubting whether I actually existed at all.

But talking about my HD, here's a riddle for you: my 2002 HD owners manual says the 7th last digit in VIN is a letter for manufacturing town either Y= York, PA or K= Kansas City, MO. What letter do I have?

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Old 05-22-2009, 11:14 AM   #52
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"Oh yeah. Didn't we have this same discussion years ago? "

Yes we did. I'm still waiting for the picture of the French engine that Harley copied. You know, when you were going to prove me wrong AGAIN. Send along a picture of that and of you with your 64 HP FatHead. I guess I have to wait for that one eh? You don't have a manual for a bike you don't own, but Sportsters are made in KC, so I'd guess you have a K, becuase you love Sportsters so much? Do I win a prize now? Did I get the horsepower right at least?
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:47 PM   #53
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Looks like a nice enough bike, competitive price too.

I have to wonder though, why not simply sell it with the 104 kit covered in your sidebar? Slightly bigger pistons and different cams would not cost much extra if they simply came with the bike to begin with.

With the kitted engine, power is very good for the class. Seems like a missed opportunity.

As it is, the new Thunderbird is heavy and underpowered as delivered. Pity. The power part of it apparently is easily rectified.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:14 PM   #54
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Looks like a nice enough bike, competitive price too.

I have to wonder though, why not simply sell it with the 104 kit covered in your sidebar? Slightly bigger pistons and different cams would not cost much extra if they simply came with the bike to begin with.

With the kitted engine, power is very good for the class. Seems like a missed opportunity.

As it is, the new Thunderbird is heavy and underpowered as delivered. Pity. The power part of it apparently is easily rectified.
I wouldn't say the T-Bird is underpowered - unless you think a Harley is underpowered, even tho the Triumph has more power.

The 104 kit isn't standard for the same reason Harley's 103ci motor isn't standard. It allows for an aspirational purchase that can also be lucrative for dealers. It also allows Triumph a simple upgrade in a couple of years once the bike isn't as fresh anymore.
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Good point Kevin. Problem is I am lazy and have no aspirations.

Underpowered is too harsh a description. How about less than it coulda been powered
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:52 AM   #56
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"Oh yeah. Didn't we have this same discussion years ago? "

Yes we did. I'm still waiting for the picture of the French engine that Harley copied. You know, when you were going to prove me wrong AGAIN. Send along a picture of that and of you with your 64 HP FatHead. I guess I have to wait for that one eh? You don't have a manual for a bike you don't own, but Sportsters are made in KC, so I'd guess you have a K, becuase you love Sportsters so much? Do I win a prize now? Did I get the horsepower right at least?
Lemme get this straight. If I post a picture of a Harley you are convinced I own one. Because, er, it must then be mine. I give you free advice: never answer any mails from Nigeria. Never open one.

I would never ever buy a worster. Everything that is wrong with American auto industry is crystallized in that bike. Even the name is a pisstake.

Oh yes the French bike that the original Harley copied, got to find a picture, thanks for reminding. K is the wrong answer. But as it happens Y is wrong also. Think about it.

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Old 05-23-2009, 05:00 AM   #57
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"I would never ever buy a worster. "

That is the reason I just got one. A stripped down 72. Right side shift. You would hate it. I'd say there is no better reason for me to love it.
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:06 AM   #58
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"I would never ever buy a worster. "

That is the reason I just got one. A stripped down 72. Right side shift. You would hate it. I'd say there is no better reason for me to love it.
So, the Sportster is indicative of everything that's wrong with the US auto industry. Cool. I wonder what he would use as a representative of the US farm equipment industry? Raytheon amplifiers?
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:13 AM   #59
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So, the Sportster is indicative of everything that's wrong with the US auto industry. Cool. I wonder what he would use as a representative of the US farm equipment industry? Raytheon amplifiers?
Just another gem from our own Yurup KPuke imitator. No wonder why he worships him.
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Soviet-era Minsk Traktors............
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