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Old 06-08-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:14 PM   #2
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And best of all it's the Sporty with the 3.5 gallon tank.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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I was thinking it'd make a great everyday bike if it had a 5.5 gallon gas tank. 3.5 gallons will get me to work and back twice. Maybe. (72 mile round trip commute.)
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:57 PM   #4
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If I had to buy a Harley for daily riding, this would probably be it. Either that or the Cross Bones, or the Street Rod, or the...

I digress. Nevertheless, it's another step in the right direction. A few more and the integration of Buell will be complete. (insert evil grin here)
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I was thinking it'd make a great everyday bike if it had a 5.5 gallon gas tank. 3.5 gallons will get me to work and back twice. Maybe. (72 mile round trip commute.)
Yes, but it's a real improvement from the 2 gallon tanks they usually install. Don't forget that Sportys get around 50mpg or more.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:02 AM   #6
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It's amazing how HD can extend the useful life of an engine design by re-packaging it in different formats. The "XL" engine is what, 60 years old by now?

I rode an '09 XR and loved it. It wasn't as fast as the Vee, but it handled and braked a little bit better. And it's gorgeous; the cast swingarm alone is worth the price. HD really got it right with this bike.
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I think I found my next mo-chine, now I just need to figure out how to pay for the son-of-a-gun.........
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Who's prepping the Duke ridden XR race bike for VIR? MO logos leathers and half-a$$ed pit crew by MOrons. I can be the fueler and run the wheels to the Dunlop trailer. Ken can be the umbrella girl/suspension turner (you can do that right Ken?). We'll call LR and he can be the guy responsible for tire warmers. Moke and Buz can be there for riding technique advise and to push the bike to the grid. Someone call a Harley dealer and tell them we need to rent an X for the weekend. All we have to buy is fuel, tires and the race kit. What's that? $3500 plus $75 a day for bike rental? I'll insure it with K&K for the weekend for liability purposes. In all I bet we can go racing for $4200. MO has your back on that- right, Duke?
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Both local dealers have a couple of leftover 2009 XR1200's sitting in the showroom. So add a thousand to the price and expect the 2011 to sell? Good luck. Those who visit Harley showrooms could care less about uprated suspension bits. More chrome? Sure. The XR1200X will just be leftovers in two years also.
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Who's prepping the Duke ridden XR race bike for VIR? MO logos leathers and half-a$$ed pit crew by MOrons. I can be the fueler and run the wheels to the Dunlop trailer. Ken can be the umbrella girl/suspension turner (you can do that right Ken?). We'll call LR and he can be the guy responsible for tire warmers. Moke and Buz can be there for riding technique advise and to push the bike to the grid. Someone call a Harley dealer and tell them we need to rent an X for the weekend. All we have to buy is fuel, tires and the race kit. What's that? $3500 plus $75 a day for bike rental? I'll insure it with K&K for the weekend for liability purposes. In all I bet we can go racing for $4200. MO has your back on that- right, Duke?
Well, that's quite a plan, Ace! I'd better get a Playstation so I can learn which way VIR goes!
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