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Old 11-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #16
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The R accelerates turns and stops harder than the NR.
The NR is more beautiful.
Pose or ride?


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good thing I'm wearing my boots, so I don't get any bullshit on my socks...
Nope He is correct, Here is Hanzo "Posing" next to his 2002 when he reached Alaska on it from New Hampshire VIA Sturgis. (IE not the Short way)
And most importantly, NO FOCKING WINDSHIELD!!!
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Nope He is correct, Here is Hanzo "Posing" next to his 2002 when he reached Alaska on it from New Hampshire VIA Sturgis. (IE not the Short way)
And most importantly, NO FOCKING WINDSHIELD!!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #18
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good thing I'm wearing my boots, so I don't get any bullshit on my socks...
Why do you say that? I ride with a friend who has a D and on the same corners he grounds out a lot earlier than my R does, and I weigh more than he does. The R does corner a lot better than the D or any other of the V-Rods.
Since both bikes have mid controls, the R's taller saddle gives you more leg room but by the same token the taller saddle bothers some short stature riders trying to balance the bike when stopped. To me the R is a low bike (my old K-100 towers over the R in the garage) but not everyone shares that point of view.
Powerwise, '06 and '07 D's, DX's and R's are identical. 2008 D's and DX's get a 1250 cc engine good for another 5 or 6 horses, but the wider 240 rear tire on the 2008 D and any year DX slows the steering down a bit. 2006 and 2007 Ds have a 180 rear tire. That would be my preference just based on steering feel. The R is a completely different feeling bike than the D or the DX.
If back road performance matters to you at all go with the R. If all you are going to do is ride in town and/or you are not tall, then the D might be the better choice. If you can ride both models that would be best.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:30 PM   #19
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good thing I'm wearing my boots, so I don't get any bullshit on my socks...
Any bike you acquire must be modified to address its weaknesses , but a comparison of frame geometry and equipment can give you some idea of how the R will compare to the NR.
So ground clearance, rake angle, ecm maps and other attributes work like your boots to protect against pure BS, but, like the cosmetic compromises visited upon the NR, that third sock you have tucked in your Levis neither enhances your performance nor protects from excrement.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:19 PM   #20
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Any bike you acquire must be modified to address its weaknesses , but a comparison of frame geometry and equipment can give you some idea of how the R will compare to the NR.
So ground clearance, rake angle, ecm maps and other attributes work like your boots to protect against pure BS, but, like the cosmetic compromises visited upon the NR, that third sock you have tucked in your Levis neither enhances your performance nor protects from excrement.
Dude, you're not trying to hurt my feelings, are you? Since I own a "D", I stand by my statement.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #21
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Get the R. HD never had and probably never will make anything else like it.

The riding ergonomics are a giant step forward to realizing the engine's potential on the road.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #22
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I have an '06-D , I REALLY REALLY like this bike . It runs well ( SEPST ) , goes 2-up to suit me ( sundowner ) and looks awesome ( sexy deep red ) . That said , if I had to do it all over again and know what I know now , I would get an '06-R , and change the tins to ones from the D . I love the cluster of the R , and would like to have less rake and inverted forks .
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #23
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Just beware, VRSCR Street Rod parts will be difficult to replace d/t discontinued model year....and less aftermarket parts.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #24
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I have an '06-D , I REALLY REALLY like this bike . It runs well ( SEPST ) , goes 2-up to suit me ( sundowner ) and looks awesome ( sexy deep red ) . That said , if I had to do it all over again and know what I know now , I would get an '06-R , and change the tins to ones from the D . I love the cluster of the R , and would like to have less rake and inverted forks .
If I could find a D for the price the new Scrambler I am getting is I woud buy it but locally they get top dollar, last one I saw was $14.5k out the door. I still think the D is the best model ever released thats not anodized.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #25
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Either bike is a great ride, I looked at the D but it was too cramped for my legs. The R I bought with out even sitting on it but it ended up being perfect for me. The R has a shorter wheel base and more lean angle, great for the corners. This makes it a love or hate ride and feel

. Read the posts above R riders are very fond of their rides and the haters who have not so much as put a leg over them trash them. Despite being named the best used bike by some cycle rag they are still pretty cheap. A very polarizing bike, love or hate. I would buy which one suits your riding style and comfort.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #26
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I am looking at buying a 2006 street rod or 2007 night rod. What would be a better pick? whats faster? Any feed back would be nice
VRSCR is nimbler on the twisty's and VRSCD is better long distance. there's a loaded with everything VRSCR for sale in Baltimore MD for less than $8k and 700 miles.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #27
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Dude, you're not trying to hurt my feelings, are you? Since I own a "D", I stand by my statement.
Never! A fellow VR owner? These machines have more in common with each other than they do with any other bike.
I would proudly own and ride your D, but not if I had to give up my R.
I too pose.
I love it when pedestrians in a crosswalk stop to say how much they like my bike. There are many other machines that will outperform my R. Its a Goldilocks thing, for me the VRSCR captures some of the allure of the VRSCA while still allowing me to ride like a total tit.
So, my statement is a Streetrod, but I don't stand by it, I ride it!
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Nope He is correct, Here is Hanzo "Posing" next to his 2002 when he reached Alaska on it from New Hampshire VIA Sturgis. (IE not the Short way)
And most importantly, NO FOCKING WINDSHIELD!!!
I'm pretty sure thats a 2008 he's standing next to....
That thing clearly also has a windshield....
Great machine too. I rode one similar to work through the rain today. Mud and waterspots always look better on a KLR.
Hanzo is a true rugged individualist, and no doubt, that machine is super capable.

Here's another rugged individualist with a capable machine.



It's the Man, not the machine, Learn more here.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=1451
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:42 PM   #29
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I'm pretty sure thats a 2008 he's standing next to....
That thing clearly also has a windshield....
Great machine too. I rode one similar to work through the rain today. Mud and waterspots always look better on a KLR.
Hanzo is a true rugged individualist, and no doubt, that machine is super capable.

Here's another rugged individualist with a capable machine.



It's the Man not the machine, Learn more here.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=1451

I am "Pretty Sure it isnt or You are looking at the Wrong bike.
This is a 2008?




Here he is "Posing" again.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #30
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Get the R. HD never had and probably never will make anything else like it.

The riding ergonomics are a giant step forward to realizing the engine's potential on the road.
No offense,but....If I owned an VRSCR, I'd mount knobby tires and go off road.
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