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04-15-2009 05:22 PM
Jace Bror I have heard that they have been working on a V-four.
04-15-2009 05:18 PM
Gemguy Lotsa good stuff here. If the harleys had enough technology in them they wouldn't need all that displacement to make them go. They are just beginning to match the level of design in our bikes which were designed in the early or mid 80s and are still modern motors today. The 750 motor is probably one of the best ever put into a cruiser. BTW at half the price of a harley. If they knew what they were talking about they wouldn't need the logo tatooed on their ass as I am sure many of them do.

04-15-2009 04:17 PM
denny6006 the Vrod /Night rod line is based on Harleys liquid cooled fullout roadrace motor it is smooth and a fast cat



04-15-2009 03:22 PM
jabarry
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You know, since our VN750s are not made any more I probably would try a 1200L Sportster w/4.5 Gal. tank, if it wasn't for the dang unbalanced crank...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
I know they built some. Wasn't there a model with a Ducati designed engine for a while?
04-15-2009 02:05 PM
Old Dog
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I would not own a Harley for a big crusier mood though, nameplate=outragesous price for what you get, and unbalanced crank engines are just not necessary in this day and age. But, as always, to each their own.
You know, since our VN750s are not made any more I probably would try a 1200L Sportster w/4.5 Gal. tank, if it wasn't for the dang unbalanced crank...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
04-15-2009 01:39 PM
jabarry
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lol Well done! I was talking to a guy a few weeks ago about my working on the Vulcans - he apparently has a nice collection of vintage Harleys. Anyway, he says to me, "You should sell all of your 750s and get a real bike, get a Harley." My only response was, "I'm not a good enough mechanic to own a Harley." The women who were with him just laughed and laughed...
Going to remember that one. Most Harley owners I know are nice folks. But there are a few, as Knifemaker says, in every crowd. I have different moods and reasons for riding. I just wish I had a bike for every mood. I would not own a Harley for a big crusier mood though, nameplate=outragesous price for what you get, and unbalanced crank engines are just not necessary in this day and age. But, as always, to each their own.
04-15-2009 03:10 AM
Jace Bror The size thing about bikes is dumb. I would like a big bike like a new Voyager 1700 for cross country trips. But for running around town, and commuting to work. That would suck, I'll stick with my 'little' 750. Sometimes I even wish for my ol Ninja 250.

I think these 'harley' guys mentality that the only real bike is a 'harley' is based off when they were a kid, and people would act like that the only real bike is a Harley, and everything else was jap crap. so now they think that is still true. I used to think that. Now all the Harley guys I grew up respecting, say they would never buy a Harley after having to deal with all the problems they would have. Nothing like a shovel head.
04-15-2009 02:06 AM
PoggiPj Ok,
y'all made me feel a whole lot better. I'm no girly-man. My Vulcan rocks! I'm going to get on my favorite bike and go for a ride on the first nice day!!!
04-14-2009 10:48 PM
flitecontrol
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Interesting timing for this topic. I pulled into the grocery store over the weekend to pick up something and pulled into a parking space. Just as I did that, a guy driving a pickup truck pulled in right next to me. He gets out acting all the part of a Harley rider (Harley cap, leather vest, etc.) and stands there looking at my bike while I'm taking my helmet off. He then offers the opinion that it's a nice bike...for a beginner. He then proceeded to tell me about his Electra-glide and the Sportster that he owns that allegedly runs like a raped ape. I thought about asking him why, on this gloriously sunny day, he was driving a cage rather than riding his either of his two bikes, but as they may have been down for mechanical issues, I thought discretion to be the better part of valor...

LOL!
--FA
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Originally Posted by Crobins365 View Post
lol Well done! I was talking to a guy a few weeks ago about my working on the Vulcans - he apparently has a nice collection of vintage Harleys. Anyway, he says to me, "You should sell all of your 750s and get a real bike, get a Harley." My only response was, "I'm not a good enough mechanic to own a Harley." The women who were with him just laughed and laughed...
Way to go! Wish I was that quick witted!
04-14-2009 10:43 PM
Crobins365
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Originally Posted by Fire Ant View Post
Interesting timing for this topic. I pulled into the grocery store over the weekend to pick up something and pulled into a parking space. Just as I did that, a guy driving a pickup truck pulled in right next to me. He gets out acting all the part of a Harley rider (Harley cap, leather vest, etc.) and stands there looking at my bike while I'm taking my helmet off. He then offers the opinion that it's a nice bike...for a beginner. He then proceeded to tell me about his Electra-glide and the Sportster that he owns that allegedly runs like a raped ape. I thought about asking him why, on this gloriously sunny day, he was driving a cage rather than riding his either of his two bikes, but as they may have been down for mechanical issues, I thought discretion to be the better part of valor...

--FA
lol Well done! I was talking to a guy a few weeks ago about my working on the Vulcans - he apparently has a nice collection of vintage Harleys. Anyway, he says to me, "You should sell all of your 750s and get a real bike, get a Harley." My only response was, "I'm not a good enough mechanic to own a Harley." The women who were with him just laughed and laughed...
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