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Old 12-11-2010, 11:51 AM   #11
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While telling us all the changes and every little specification might be important to some, I found the article short on riding critique. Anyone can peruse the marketing literature and get most of the information and een discern differences if they are so inclined to do the research. What gets lost in a lot of writing is the experience. That is primarily why we read these articles as we can't test ride everything out there.
If this article didn't give you enough riding impressions, take a look through the Related Reading links. We've written about the Cross bikes at least four separate times, so you ought to find what you're looking for.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:04 PM   #12
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If this article didn't give you enough riding impressions, take a look through the Related Reading links. We've written about the Cross bikes at least four separate times, so you ought to find what you're looking for.
I was talking about the Vaquero article specifically.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:14 PM   #13
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I was talking about the Vaquero article specifically.
We've also written extensively about the Vulc17 platform.

American Ride documentary needs footage

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(Disregard the bogus hyperlink titles - they are actually links to V17 reviews.) Ain't the internet great!
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I enjoyed the article and photos. Nicely done. I haven't noticed the videos we were seeing a while back; have they been dropped?

About the bike: the dash has a retro-cool look to it. You have to go to the CVO option on HD to get the same color-matched motif. But what about those turbine intakes on either side of the fairing? Are those functional air vents? Leave it to Kawi (Z1000) to push the styling just a bit too far. The "plump" front tire is pleasing. It resembles the one I've been growing since I quit smoking.
They're giant deer whistles Kenneth.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:59 AM   #15
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They're giant deer whistles Kenneth.
Everyone knows Deer Whistles don't work.
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I din't really notice the "egg slicers" in the black model, but in the red version... D'OH!
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They're giant deer whistles Kenneth.
Buzglyd, thorughout all these years I have always liked your sharp wits. But I am getting curious, what's with your byline, One Big A$$ Mistake for America?

How 'bout the previous one blowing somewhere north of 600 bn in the process of finding WMD weapons in Iraq? By now we all know it was a joke.

Personally, I am totally happy with the whole thing because it ain't my money. Its only money of the American taxpayers. Just wondering how you feel about it? What's was this thing about your sharp wits?

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Old 12-20-2010, 05:57 PM   #18
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Buzglyd, thorughout all these years I have always liked your sharp wits. But I am getting curious, what's with your byline, One Big A$$ Mistake for America?

How 'bout the previous one blowing somewhere north of 600 bn in the process of finding WMD weapons in Iraq? By now we all know it was a joke.

Personally, I am totally happy with the whole thing because it ain't my money. Its only money of the American taxpayers. Just wondering how you feel about it? What's was this thing about your sharp wits?

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You could ask the current VP or Sec. of State. They both voted for it.

Or perhaps ask the Kurdish people who had mustard gas sprayed on them.

The Dali Obama has spent two trillion on stimulus that hasn't stimulated anything so what's 600 billion between friends?

Oh and remember when Saddam was a secular guy who wasn't involved with fanatical religious extremists?

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Buzglyd, thorughout all these years I have always liked your sharp wits. But I am getting curious, what's with your byline, One Big A$$ Mistake for America?

How 'bout the previous one blowing somewhere north of 600 bn in the process of finding WMD weapons in Iraq? By now we all know it was a joke.

Personally, I am totally happy with the whole thing because it ain't my money. Its only money of the American taxpayers. Just wondering how you feel about it? What's was this thing about your sharp wits?

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Of course, a foreign National is the perfect person to comment on US Politics because, being "outside" and wholly unaffected by any policies gives them an insight that no person living within the US can ever have. Why, I bet you watch a lot of CNN......
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How 'bout the previous one blowing somewhere north of 600 bn in the process of finding WMD weapons in Iraq? By now we all know it was a joke.

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You haven't been paying attention to Wikileaks, have you?

They found 30 tons of yellowcake near Baghdad. Seems Valerie Plame's husband was talking out of his @ss.
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