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Old 10-03-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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I dunno laddie, looks like a big ugly dung beetle. Might be fast and all that, but OOOG-LEEE! Not like my classy City-X...now that was a motorcycle...
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:12 PM   #3
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I dunno laddie, looks like a big ugly dung beetle. Might be fast and all that, but OOOG-LEEE! Not like my classy City-X...now that was a motorcycle...
That's the motorcycle that was in the shop quite a bit, wasn't it.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:38 AM   #4
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Ya know, if they put a real motor in one of those things, I just might buy one.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:46 AM   #5
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I like the look a little better than the R. Remember that HD patent for the MP3 leaning front? Wonder what the R would look like with that set-up. If the technology HD is using is similar to Piaggio's the R's big ol nose may not look so big anymore. Just a thought about engineering wonders.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:11 AM   #6
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I dunno laddie, looks like a big ugly dung beetle. Might be fast and all that, but OOOG-LEEE! Not like my classy City-X...now that was a motorcycle...
I think corn liquor and time have softened the memories of that bike. When I joined MO you had at least a few rants a week about that "POS Buell" of yours. Then again, I have the same kind sentiment for every bike I hated "back then."

As for the CR: I can't wait to see one in person. This might be my second bike. I'd love keep the Strom for 2 up and commuting and get something stupid fast for "recreational use" only. VMax II would be cool, but $18K? Yikes, that's Beemer money. Big ugly beetle?, that must be what the "B" in BKing stands for.

I guess the idea of buying a US bike (I know, with an Austrian engine, but stiil US built) that's modern, fast, and not "yet another Japanese sportbike" has a great deal of appeal to me.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:15 AM   #7
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Yes, everything's better when you look through time-warp goggles. You're right, I was pissed about the X cooking its top end in 5000 miles, but it was a fun 5000 miles (until mile 5001 when I got nailed).

Ah to ride once again...maybe I'd be better off resigning my title a stooper moderator, and like an old soldier just fade away. Guess I'm out of touch with the new stuff, but after 40+ years of loving everything on two wheels, it's hard to get it out of my blood.

Now leave me alone 'cause it's time to go work on the Go Devil.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:54 PM   #8
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Default ..would love to love you buelly..

..trying to make this bike grow on me, trying.
Does look better without barn door out front, but..
Holy. Sheep. ****e. Its such an eyesore.
I must find one soon and see in person, so i can at least improve on photos.
I still love the idea of this bike, but the execution, not so much, not yet.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:14 PM   #9
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Ah to ride once again...maybe I'd be better off resigning my title a stooper moderator, and like an old soldier just fade away. Guess I'm out of touch with the new stuff, but after 40+ years of loving everything on two wheels, it's hard to get it out of my blood.

Now leave me alone 'cause it's time to go work on the Go Devil.

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I also have a stylin' pair of rose colored glass's, every bike I owned was excellent no matter how much of a turd I thought it was at the time. I think the Sporty engined Buells are the bees knees, I'd be happy to have one for a play bike.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:36 AM   #10
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Look, mscuddy, if kpaul could hang around annoying us for years having never ridden a motorcycle, then a downed bike jock who's been riding for a hundred years can shoot the breeze from the sidelines until modern medicine grows him some new nerves someday. Don't go anywhere, dammit.
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