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Old 12-11-2012, 03:38 AM   #61
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JUST BOUGHT A 2009 GRISO, low miles!!! Black on Black. pics to follow soon
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One he made in his garage with duct tape and tin foil in 1957 I imagine.

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:10 AM   #63
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Congrates on the new bike However, you better have a big garage if your going to buy bikes that can beat you, there are alot out there
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:55 AM   #64
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Congrates on the new bike However, you better have a big garage if your going to buy bikes that can beat you, there are alot out there
Well said. I never purchased my Street Rod to race or take our on the drag strip, I purchased it because I was drawn to the looks the mystic and it's still no slouch in the performance arena.

That said, after riding the Griso, I really enjoyed it. It is my no means a hard core racer ala GSX, BMW RR or a hooligan machine like a Street Triple or Z1000. It's more a of the Brits would say " PROPER performance machine". Mostly I like how light weight and well balanced it was. It makes for a very good urban motorcycle. I live in Monterey, and the streets are small and crowded (tourist traffic) we are also blessed with good back country roads, and the Griso performs well on those too.

Again, I love my R, and well probably start to tune it as per "Philthy" guidance, he gave me some real good pointers. I think both bikes compliment each other. I am a happy camper.

I pick the Griso up this weekend. For those interested I will post a review and a video on youtube if the demand is present.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:29 PM   #65
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So everytime you get beaten by another bike you'll go out there and buy one ??? Just wondering...
I guess racing for pink slips has gone out of style?
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #66
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So everytime you get beaten by another bike you'll go out there and buy one ??? Just wondering...
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No. I been looking for bike number 2 for quite sometime. Just perfect timing.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #67
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No. I been looking for bike number 2 for quite sometime. Just perfect timing.
Stopped by the dealership today to pick up something for the Triumph before going and riding the moutains and a friend of mine came a cross a used one, LOves it and might just be buying it next week. But since He rode my Scrambler today for 110 miles he is now leaning towards the Scrambler.



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Old 12-11-2012, 08:10 PM   #68
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Stopped by the dealership today to pick up something for the Triumph before going and riding the moutains and a friend of mine came a cross a used one, LOves it and might just be buying it next week. But since He rode my Scrambler today for 110 miles he is now leaning towards the Scrambler.



I always liked the scrambler. Never ridden one. If you come to Monterey, hit me up. We will put the Griso and Scrambler througha good run
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:43 PM   #69
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I always liked the scrambler. Never ridden one. If you come to Monterey, hit me up. We will put the Griso and Scrambler througha good run
Will be visiting a friend soon up in Marin County, he runs the Ducati/Triumph dealership there. Going to ride up the 1 to get there.
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V-Rod really isn't that fast unless you compare it to other HDs or cruisers. I came off a Ducati Streetfighter, tuned to 165hp at the crank and a little over 400# wet. The V-Rod feels like a snail after riding the Duc for the last time. But, for a huge power cruiser, it is still the bomb. I live 300+ miles from the nearest curve (well, that's almost true) and the V-Rod is much more enjoyable overall on the roads I ride, even if it isn't nearly as powerful or quick. What I do miss more than the power or handling is the braking actually.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:51 PM   #71
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Will be visiting a friend soon up in Marin County, he runs the Ducati/Triumph dealership there. Going to ride up the 1 to get there.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:07 AM   #72
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So it is on EBAY already? Dang, that was fast! Does look tall for you. Have fun with the new one. I would trade my 09 AW for your R. Might fit you better. Joe
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #73
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So it is on EBAY already? Dang, that was fast! Does look tall for you. Have fun with the new one. I would trade my 09 AW for your R. Might fit you better. Joe
Not sure I will sell it. Just wanted to get some "feelers" for what my bike would go for.
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V-Rod really isn't that fast unless you compare it to other HDs or cruisers. I came off a Ducati Streetfighter, tuned to 165hp at the crank and a little over 400# wet. The V-Rod feels like a snail after riding the Duc for the last time. But, for a huge power cruiser, it is still the bomb. I live 300+ miles from the nearest curve (well, that's almost true) and the V-Rod is much more enjoyable overall on the roads I ride, even if it isn't nearly as powerful or quick. What I do miss more than the power or handling is the braking actually.
I was under the impression that the V-Rod was one of the fastest stopping bikes ever built? Have I been mislead? The chart I saw had it way up at the top in 60 to 0 times.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:30 AM   #75
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I was under the impression that the V-Rod was one of the fastest stopping bikes ever built? Have I been mislead? The chart I saw had it way up at the top in 60 to 0 times.
The long low chassis gives it massive stopping grip, but the front end geometry makes it hard to judge. The brakes are old tech too. Conclusion : abs equipped bikes stop very fast, non ABS bikes are way too easy to crash. Wish I had ABS. There's also the question of training - every time braking is discussed on here thete is a vast shitstorm of rubbish from people who urgently need to do a track day.
If ever a bike needed abs, it is the v-rod, so full marks to Harley for offering it quite early, before it became normal.

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