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Old 12-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #31
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About the only other Hds I like are the Fat Bobs.....chunky front tire,dual front brakes, the cool dual headlights, and kinda the same black/aluminum/chrome look as my '08 D. I do dislike the semi-solid stock wheels though...

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motor...DynaFatBob.htm


I've had several different Harley models...if I were going to buy today I'd give the Fat Bob a try.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #32
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Looking at buying a road glide either this up coming summer or the next. The V-rods paid for so I don't need to get rid of it.
I got the same idea. My v-rod has become a member of the family. But the road glide will be nice for the longer 2 up trips.

"My bikes loud, I like the attention."

"Riding seasons are for snowmobiles."
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #33
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:36 AM   #34
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I like the fatboy lo, but believe how expensive they are. The Crossbones was a nice looking bike to work with to mod. Always liked the springer front end.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:39 AM   #35
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No way they are all too dull.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:29 AM   #36
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:10 AM   #37
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Hd offers everything the novice and weekend warriors want.
HD offers everything most riders need. Especially on the streets.
HD performance and handling are about as much as 95% of the bikers, including most of you can handle - period.
HD offers aesthetics, although subjective, as a priority, which, if you'll admit is a priority for 95% of the buyers as well.
HD offers a scratch for that middle age itch, that mid life crisis.
HD has it all.

***Ask yourselves why you are on one, why an HD?
Performance?- Really?
Handling? - I doubt it.
Looks, the HD badge, the mystique?
Be honest with yourselves. There was better and cheaper to be had, more HP, more lean to be had, yet you went with the Bar and Shield!

Going on 110 years of doing it wrong, making an inferior product, ignoring the competition and they just keep selling bikes....and you are all in the club!
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:21 AM   #38
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Hd offers everything the novice and weekend warriors want.
HD offers everything most riders need. Especially on the streets.
HD performance and handling are about as much as 95% of the bikers, including most of you can handle - period.
HD offers aesthetics, although subjective, as a priority, which, if you'll admit is a priority for 95% of the buyers as well.
HD offers a scratch for that middle age itch, that mid life crisis.
HD has it all.

***Ask yourselves why you are on one, why an HD?
Performance?- Really?
Handling? - I doubt it.
Looks, the HD badge, the mystique?
Be honest with yourselves. There was better and cheaper to be had, more HP, more lean to be had, yet you went with the Bar and Shield!

Going on 110 years of doing it wrong, making an inferior product, ignoring the competition and they just keep selling bikes....and you are all in the club!
Which other cruiser offers more than the V Rod?Have I bought the wrong thing?
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:32 AM   #39
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Which other cruiser offers more than the V Rod?Have I bought the wrong thing?
There is no wrong, only what makes you happy.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:34 AM   #40
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I've ridden all the other model Harley's and would not buy any of them. Am I alone here? Compared to the competition they seemed to me to be a big disappointment. Braking, performance, lean angle, fit/finish, etc., all seemed a bit below average compared to what's out there. I think Harley has turned into more of a marketing machine than a well engineered product. OK, they do look good.



I'm done now.
You work for Honda dont you ? hahahaha
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:37 AM   #42
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Hd offers everything the novice and weekend warriors want.
HD offers everything most riders need. Especially on the streets.
HD performance and handling are about as much as 95% of the bikers, including most of you can handle - period.
HD offers aesthetics, although subjective, as a priority, which, if you'll admit is a priority for 95% of the buyers as well.
HD offers a scratch for that middle age itch, that mid life crisis.
HD has it all.

***Ask yourselves why you are on one, why an HD?
Performance?- Really?
Handling? - I doubt it.
Looks, the HD badge, the mystique?
Be honest with yourselves. There was better and cheaper to be had, more HP, more lean to be had, yet you went with the Bar and Shield!

Going on 110 years of doing it wrong, making an inferior product, ignoring the competition and they just keep selling bikes....and you are all in the club!
Being honest, I bought the VRod because my father in law was selling it.

Turned out, I also really liked it!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:41 AM   #43
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Which other cruiser offers more than the V Rod?Have I bought the wrong thing?


Can't lean worth a damn but with that engine who cares about turning. Just put on the end of a runway, open the throttle and when your eyes start bleeding, rotate!

If that isn't enough they make one with an engine out of a Viper!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:29 AM   #44
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You work for Honda dont you ? hahahaha
No, I'm a retired IT guy, but have been riding for over 30 years. I have owned Hondas, Triumphs, Nortons, Yamahas and the V-Rod is my first Harley. I knew I wanted the V-Rod as soon as I test rode one. Funny thing is, is that it was the last Harley I test rode and before I rode it I was convinced by the other Harley test rides that I would never buy a Harley. That was 2 years ago. I continue to test ride all the new bikes when they come out every year, in case I find one that "moves" me (the Hayabusa was incredible but I'm trying to get away from that style of riding before I kill myself - the main reason for me cruisin V-Rod style). If you compare the stats (braking, accelleration, handling, weight, etc.) it seems Harley's are trailing the pack. If you want nostalgia, Harley is the oldest and longest lasting of all the manufacturers so it's got the nostalgia market cornered and it is also made in America (but they are opening a plant in Europe too). I hope Harley makes it, but it seems to me they aren't concentrating on performance and the older nostalgic crowd is being replaced by a younger (non-nostalgic) demographic that could care less about the good old times and more about bang for their buck.



OK, now I'm really done.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:03 AM   #45
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I got the same idea. My v-rod has become a member of the family. But the road glide will be nice for the longer 2 up trips.

"My bikes loud, I like the attention."

"Riding seasons are for snowmobiles."
I bought my v-Rod when I was single so passenger comfort wasn't an issue. Now that I'm semi-attached again, my girlfriend likes to ride but not in love with the rear seat. I was going to trade it in for a Road Glide or something, she said no. Said it's paid for so if I wait til she's out of school and working more hours, I can just go get another bike. I like the way she thinks!
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