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Old 10-24-2007, 08:00 AM   #1
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:37 AM   #2
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Assuming I were ever to want an 1800cc cruiser (unlikely) I'd probably get this. It looks sharp, I like the front dual disks and the instruments have a clean classic look.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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I like it. Wouldn't buy it, but I like it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:50 AM   #4
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Did someone give Pete a haircut?
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:50 AM   #5
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Pretty much says it all when two guys that would never buy a cruiser decided that the one they would most likely never buy would be this one. Snicker Snicker.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:54 AM   #6
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I'll balance things up:

YUCK!

Damn, looks like they forgot to put the shock(s) on the back. How can it move with the subframe sitting on the rear wheel?
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:18 AM   #7
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I'll balance things up:

YUCK!

Damn, looks like they forgot to put the shock(s) on the back. How can it move with the subframe sitting on the rear wheel?


They had to economize somwhere.....


That's a superior design with a long and fabled history! Who could remember waaaaay back in 2006 when Eddie "the Banana" Smith rode his 'ol Star from the Comet all the way to the Lockspot in one day?, all the way around Lake Union, cross the Fremont bridge and everything...I tell ya', that Eddie was bonkers! But that ol' Star of his just kept on choog-a-looging, dam* near had to pry ol Eddies hands off the bars and lift him outa' the seat but dang if he didn't do it !!
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:22 AM   #8
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Hey, it's no 61 cube knuckle, with exposed valve springs, but it'll do.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:39 AM   #9
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Pretty much says it all when two guys that would never buy a cruiser decided that the one they would most likely never buy would be this one. Snicker Snicker.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:03 AM   #10
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Mine's a 74 that's stroked to 80!
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