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Old 11-13-2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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Smile Steeet rod or night rod

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
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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is the 07 a dx or d?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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Night Rod.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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The R has inverted forks, less rake, a bit more HP. All things being equal, the R will be a faster bike in the curves.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
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The R has inverted forks, less rake, a bit more HP. All things being equal, the R will be a faster bike in the curves.
I have an R and I am a big fan of the nightrod. That said, they are two different bikes. The R is a true classic naked roadster, a hybirf blend between a cruiser and a naked sport bike. For me it is a perfect urban bike and a decent weekend backroad carver.

the nightrod has more updated look and more sex appeal. That said, it blend of bar hoper and muscle cruiser.

I say test drive them both, and get the one you fell the most comfortable on.

If you are truly torn, you can can get a street rod, then add the nigtrod front cowling, so it looks quasi nightroddish. check out my photo album.

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
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If OP wants to cruise out to Waukesha, I'd let him hop on my R next spring.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:35 PM   #7
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If its an Actual Night Rod (Not a DX) it should be quite a bit more expensive then the R as a Night Rod with Mid Controls and 180 rear tire are still very much in demand. R's you can find around here for little more than a good sized trash bag full of empty soda cans.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:37 PM   #8
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R's you can find around here for little more than a good sized trash bag full of empty soda cans.

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If its an Actual Night Rod (Not a DX) it should be quite a bit more expensive then the R as a Night Rod with Mid Controls and 180 rear tire are still very much in demand. R's you can find around here for little more than a good sized trash bag full of empty soda cans.
They used soda cans to make A model tins. True story.
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They used soda cans to make A model tins. True story.
so theres another reason (along with Thousands more) why the "A" model is king, Keeps the earth clean too.
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so theres another reason (along with Thousands more) why the "A" model is king, Keeps the earth clean too.
With the mighty 3 gallon tank you don't use a lot of precious fuel either!!

Yes, I think I need an A now.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #12
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With the mighty 3 gallon tank you don't use a lot of precious fuel either!!
3.7! Get it right!!!
(Same as my "B".)
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The R has inverted forks, less rake, a bit more HP. All things being equal, the R will be a faster bike in the curves.

The R accelerates turns and stops harder than the NR.
The NR is more beautiful.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #14
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The R accelerates turns and stops harder than the NR.
The NR is more beautiful.
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good thing I'm wearing my boots, so I don't get any bullshit on my socks...
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Neither. Get a 08 DX
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