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Old 10-24-2007, 01:13 PM   #21
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And now you have a Twinkie. NANNY NANNY POO POO!!!


yeah but it's black and shiney so there..........
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:35 PM   #22
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You forgot to mention the cornfields but then that would be bragging, wouldn't it?
At least we ain't on fire here.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:17 PM   #23
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Why does it only have a 4 gal tank? I wonder what the cruising range is?
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:22 PM   #24
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At least we ain't on fire here.
This half inch coating of soot and ash I have all over my house is a new styling statement. The pool is refreshingly chunky as well.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:07 PM   #25
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Why does it only have a 4 gal tank? I wonder what the cruising range is?
Good question, and I suppose I should've mentioned it in the story. Star is claiming a bone-dry range of about 168 miles which they say should come to 41mpg.

My one observed tank averaged 37mpg, which, of course, includes requisite burnouts, and heavy-handed tactics. Seems 41mpg could be a possibility.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:44 PM   #26
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39 degree rake, 120 front 210 rear. The Dyna Glide is lookin' better all the time.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:53 PM   #27
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The Dyna Glide is just a Yamaha clone.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:22 PM   #28
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>39 degree rake, 120 front 210 rear. The Dyna Glide is lookin' better all the time.

Sure. Until you turn your eyes to the engine. This baby has claimed 123 ftlbs torque so you should bolt on a third cylinder to a Dyna and you'd still have hard time with the Yammie. But of course some people find the brand more important than the actual motor.

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Old 10-24-2007, 11:58 PM   #29
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Don’t know about life but Shovelhead couldn’t certainly be better. Its the culmination point of motorcycle engineering. Whatever criteria you use: reliability, performance, handling, braking, you name it, after all these years it is still the benchmark of the industry.

Yamaha, for example, used it as a design objective when designing the Rider. They wheeled in a -82 FLH shovelhead (they needed six guys because the rear wheel had locked for some reason) and, after applying some plastic sheets on the floor for oil leaks and getting the fire distinguisher ready, Elton John playing in the background, all them thousands of engineers in white coats started the wave.

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Old 10-25-2007, 02:03 AM   #30
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The mechanicals are good, but the aesthetics are just awful. It looks like a entry-level cruiser from twenty years ago. Worse still, it looks like it broke in the middle and got welded up by someone with a home welding kit. Cruiser styling moves forwards all the time, and Yamaha are usually up with the leaders, buit this is a massive step backwards. Neither Victory nor Triumph have any need to feel worried by this one, great motor or no.
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