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Old 06-04-2010, 06:03 PM   #41
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You can't compare a stripped down Dyna to a Stratoliner S.... Totally different class of motorcycle. That would be like comparing a KTM 250 to a Suzuki 650 V Strom.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:08 PM   #42
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:14 PM   #43
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Exactly, the way it's distributed. The way it picks up off the sidestand. The way it's so easily balanced while your waiting on a green light with your feet on the floor boards. Thanks Dr.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:25 PM   #44
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:33 PM   #45
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You can't compare a stripped down Dyna to a Stratoliner S.... Totally different class of motorcycle. That would be like comparing a KTM 250 to a Suzuki 650 V Strom.
Agreed and granted Im proud I don't know alot about Harleys even enough to compair compatible models from the Japanese. But we were talking price and this was the Model Seru mentioned. One reason I took the roadliner so atleast it didn't have Bags, Windscreen, or backrest.

IMHO you can't compair any Harley to any Japanese cruisers. The import is so much better. In my opinion. Besides who wants to look like their riding a cops bike. That's the main thing I have never been able to figure out. Obviously there are different variations all the way to the custom built chopper. But alot of them always looked like cops bikes.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:04 PM   #46
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Seru, I hope you take a chance one day and finally test ride a Stratoliner or a Roadliner maybe once that happens the weight won't bother you much with all that extra power. Yes the Roadstar is a pig, but it's the balance that's extrodinary on the Strat/Roadliner.

Every customer Iv had sit on that bike that had enough experience, always picks it up and comments on it's lightweight feel and balance for such a big bike.
Moke there isn't a Big V-Twin you can buy that my Tiger wouldn't chew up and spit out. It's got more power than any of them. And 2/3s the weight. Yeah, the Warrior is really nice handling for a 750 lb bike. It's still 750 lbs. I'm even turned off by the weight of an FJR1300 or a K12RS Brick and they're 100 lbs less than the Strat. I'm not trying to be offensive, I just don't like bikes going into the 600 lb range or more. YMMV.

Seems to me you don't care for them either. Am I right?
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You can't compare a stripped down Dyna to a Stratoliner S.... Totally different class of motorcycle. That would be like comparing a KTM 250 to a Suzuki 650 V Strom.
Yeah. And the KTM will still be worth more than the Suzuki after a few years.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:16 PM   #48
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My bike is huge and heavy, probably among the heaviest out there but I love it on the open road. I don't like it on short trips, parking or downtown, heavy traffic, I miss my 800 big time, but to be able to get out there, with my bad back & pull a 10-12 hour day hot, cold, dry or wet, I love my big bike, it's v4 power cargo capacity, and travel range.
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Moke there isn't a Big V-Twin you can buy that my Tiger wouldn't chew up and spit out. It's got more power than any of them. And 2/3s the weight. Yeah, the Warrior is really nice handling for a 750 lb bike. It's still 750 lbs. I'm even turned off by the weight of an FJR1300 or a K12RS Brick and they're 100 lbs less than the Strat. I'm not trying to be offensive, I just don't like bikes going into the 600 lb range or more. YMMV.

Seems to me you don't care for them either. Am I right?
Well, no but compairing them to Harleys is unjust so much so I tend to give respect to Harley by way of catagorizing them in a whole other cruiser class. The Vintage class.

Let's put it this way once I die hopefully it will be with my boots on, and not on a cruiser.
Just cause you stated the obvious, there isn't a Tiger my GSXR wouldn't destroy
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:21 PM   #50
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Yeah. And the KTM will still be worth more than the Suzuki after a few years.
Only the KTM will collect dust by the time you find a worthy buyer. Not to mention all the Suzuki dealers the new buyer incounters on his way to get a part that's not in stock at his KTM Dealer.
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