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2009 Big Dog Motorcycles Review - First Ride
 

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2009 Big Dog Motorcycles Review - First Ride

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Buzglyd 10-30-2008 04:16 PM

Now we're going to have to take up a collection to purchase a titanium crowbar with which we will pry Fonz's rear from the seat of that thing because I'm guessing he's refusing to get off.

I'll bet you chased every cougar in Marina Del Rey on that, didn't ya Fonz?

seruzawa 10-30-2008 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 196855)
Now we're going to have to take up a collection to purchase a titanium crowbar with which we will pry Fonz's rear from the seat of that thing because I'm guessing he's refusing to get off.

I'll bet you chased every cougar in Marina Del Rey on that, didn't ya Fonz?

I like your quote Buz. Only an American narcissistic college airhead pretends to buck "the establishment" while getting all that free education, food and housing off of someone else's nickel. Apparently they live in an irony free zone. Why the working people keep funding this load of idiot socialist college horse manure is a real mystery.

12er 10-30-2008 05:01 PM

they are still in business?

Buzglyd 10-30-2008 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 196857)
I like your quote Buz. Only an American narcissistic college airhead pretends to buck "the establishment" while getting all that free education, food and housing off of someone else's nickel. Apparently they live in an irony free zone. Why the working people keep funding this load of idiot socialist college horse manure is a real mystery.

I always thought teenage angst was for teenagers.

That quote is directly from his book so I'm sure he'll deny he ever said that.

Kenneth_Moore 10-30-2008 05:58 PM

At last, a bike with the X-Wedge motor. I've been reading about it for what, a couple of years now? About time S-n-S did their own design I'd say.

Also nice to see a custom builder who can figure out 300 series tires don't handle all that well.

Buzglyd 10-30-2008 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 196862)
At last, a bike with the X-Wedge motor. I've been reading about it for what, a couple of years now? About time S-n-S did their own design I'd say.

Also nice to see a custom builder who can figure out 300 series tires don't handle all that well.

The 275s on the back of my car work pretty well.

It's a shame the X motor was finally ready when the whole custom market crashed. It's going to be hard to pay for that baby now.

Kenneth_Moore 10-31-2008 06:32 AM

None of the article really gave any detail, but apparently HD and S&S had some serious negotiations about S&S cloning of HD's engine designs. As rabid as HD has been going after anybody who even uses the word "Hog" in their advertising etc., I couldn't figure how S&S got away with building engines that have complete parts interchanability with HD. It looks like when S&S cloned the Twinkie, HD had enough and sent the attorneys.

On the other hand, HD has never had any problem taking designs from the aftermarket. The Softail frame was first built by a guy in a small custom shop. There's dozens of other examples, right down to the heat shields HD has added between the rear cylinder and the rider on the touring bikes this year. Microsoft set the example and the world followed.


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