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Old 01-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Thanks for the well done review and video tour! I agree with most of the points given but I don't know if I would beat up the Hardball too much for not being able to fit a "open faced" helmet in the saddlebags. I don't think I can recall any current cruisers on the market that can boast such a feat either without the addition of a trunk case. I think that's why half helmets have remained so popular with many cruiser riders.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the well done review and video tour! I agree with most of the points given but I don't know if I would beat up the Hardball too much for not being able to fit a "open faced" helmet in the saddlebags. I don't think I can recall any current cruisers on the market that can boast such a feat either without the addition of a trunk case. I think that's why half helmets have remained so popular with many cruiser riders.
Thank you, Matt. The saddlebag width isn't a deal breaker, but Victory had an opportunity to make a better saddlebag. If other manufacturers were jumping off a bridge... Get what I mean? A quarter-inch more width and an open-face helmet would fit. You can't tell me a quarter-inch would destroy the bike's styling, therefore, it was a failure on Victory's part not to create a better design.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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Thank you, Matt. The saddlebag width isn't a deal breaker, but Victory had an opportunity to make a better saddlebag. If other manufacturers were jumping off a bridge... Get what I mean? A quarter-inch more width and an open-face helmet would fit. You can't tell me a quarter-inch would destroy the bike's styling, therefore, it was a failure on Victory's part not to create a better design.
No, 1/4 inch would not destroy the bike's styling.

Too many other things already did.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:03 PM   #5
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"Hard Ball?" Did they really have to name it "Hard Ball?" All I can think of is Chris Matthews blathering into a teevee camera.

"Eight Ball," sure, that works. I'd even go for "Black Ball," "High Ball..."
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
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"Hard Ball?" Did they really have to name it "Hard Ball?" All I can think of is Chris Matthews blathering into a teevee camera.

"Eight Ball," sure, that works. I'd even go for "Black Ball," "High Ball..."
It's better than Blue-Ball.
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Quick, to the bat cycle...
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #8
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #9
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No, 1/4 inch would not destroy the bike's styling.

Too many other things already did.
I don't quite agree, but that's LOL funny!
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Will an open-face roast beef sandwich fit in the saddlebags?
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