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I have a 2003 100th Anniversary model. silver and black, 1750 miles and in perfect condition. Has extras to include: a sissybar and 100th anniv. backpad, Kuryakyn adjustable passenger pegs, passenger touring pillion seat, and a framebag. I love this bike, but for practical purposes I need a touring bike. Will sell for $17,000 plus shipping or trade for newer model Road King, Heritage Softail, or HD touring bike. Call me at 301-582-4779 after 5 p.m. EST or my cell at 301-573-4148
 

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Wow - you just introduced yourself and now your selling your V-ROD....for a bagger.......... :eek: Why dont you throw some bags on it, touring windshield and call it a day... :2cents:
 

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"Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Scott Allen and I'm from western Maryland. I ran on to this forum a few days ago and kind of liked it! I have had a V-Rod for about 9 months now. What a great bike! So easy to ride and great power. I still get a lot of looks and questions about the bike wherever I'm at." :blahblah:

Hmmmmmmm.........SPAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMERRRRRRRR!!!! :whack:
 

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No spammer

I actually joined several days ago. I went on an extended trip this past weekend and found how uncomfortable the Vrod actually is for extended rides. My main focus is to be able to tour the countryside (in comfort) with the wife and friends and that is why I'm getting rid of it.

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"Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Scott Allen and I'm from western Maryland. I ran on to this forum a few days ago and kind of liked it! I have had a V-Rod for about 9 months now. What a great bike! So easy to ride and great power. I still get a lot of looks and questions about the bike wherever I'm at." :blahblah:

Hmmmmmmm.........SPAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMERRRRRRRR!!!! :whack:
 

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Scott, you're making a mistake. The V-rod is as capable of a touring bike as anything that H-D offers, except maybe the Geezer Glide (and if you need that much comfort, drive a car). I bought the V-rod and will use it as a tourer. H-D makes tons of accessories to convert the V-rod into a full on touring bike. Try a Sundowner seat, a touring windshield, and maybe some extended reach foot controls. It'll cost you a lot less that selling, and anything you buy will need some mods to suit your needs anyway.

Also, you mentioned that you like the V-rod power. Kiss that goodbye if you buy any other H-D. It sounds like you may have a 'grass is greener on the other side' feeling. The grass doesn't get any greener than the V-rod.
 

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I see you still have the stock seat from the pics you posted. That is a big deterrent for touring my friend. Get a Sundowner and you will be much happier. The Stock seat is only good for about an hour. :thumb:
 

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the first post that mr. king refered to was at 12:51 today. the post to sell the bike came 7 minutes later. hmmm, i agree with king.
 

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Vrod as a tourer

Thanks for the help.

My main problem is that I'm 6'3" and my wife is 5'8". No matter what you put on it you can't increase the leg room by that much. It is especially hard on my wife. I can ride for a good while when by myself, but you add soemone that tall on the back and I have to move up in my seat so she has room and even with the Kuryakyn adjustables, it still has her bunched up too much on the back. Add saddlebags and a T-bag and you just add to the discomfort. I do love the bike, but just can't see how to alleviate the problem short of shortening my wife's legs:)

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Scott, you're making a mistake. The V-rod is as capable of a touring bike as anything that H-D offers, except maybe the Geezer Glide (and if you need that much comfort, drive a car). I bought the V-rod and will use it as a tourer. H-D makes tons of accessories to convert the V-rod into a full on touring bike. Try a Sundowner seat, a touring windshield, and maybe some extended reach foot controls. It'll cost you a lot less that selling, and anything you buy will need some mods to suit your needs anyway.

Also, you mentioned that you like the V-rod power. Kiss that goodbye if you buy any other H-D. It sounds like you may have a 'grass is greener on the other side' feeling. The grass doesn't get any greener than the V-rod.
 

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Thanks for the help.

My main problem is that I'm 6'3" and my wife is 5'8". No matter what you put on it you can't increase the leg room by that much. It is especially hard on my wife. I can ride for a good while when by myself, but you add soemone that tall on the back and I have to move up in my seat so she has room and even with the Kuryakyn adjustables, it still has her bunched up too much on the back. Add saddlebags and a T-bag and you just add to the discomfort. I do love the bike, but just can't see how to alleviate the problem short of shortening my wife's legs:)

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Scott,
I might be able to help you with your problem. My wife is 4'10"..that might help. Please send picture of your wife. Trade wives?

Really though..I just added the Sundowner seat to my bike and my wife feels very comfortable on the back of it....she refused to go on the back of the stock seat. The seat makes all the difference in the world on the V_Rods.
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rsallen16....Yes you can I'm 6.6 and my gf is 5.8 and we have no problem riding two up . Do a search in the photo gallery under VrodG,and look at my forward controls. V-mod.com has rear pegs recolation that seems to have good feed back. Good luck Greg
 

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6'6"! :eek: Should'nt you be Playing Basket Ball or something like that! :chair: ;) I must admit being 5'8.5" 150 pounds does have it's Good Points when it come to Race Cars and Race Bikes! :diablo:
 

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Scott,

When you and your mate are that tall, all bikes will be a little on the cramped side. My Pop has a Geezer Glide and a Road King. I am 6'2", my gal is 5'4", and we don't notice much more leg room on those cruisers than on our own bike. The average motorcyclists are much shorter than you and your wife, thus that's who they are designed for, and you'll end up modding whatever you ride. Try the peg extenders fore and aft on your current bike, if you don't like them you can easily pawn them off to someone on this forum.
 

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Hotrod,

The funny thing was that last weekend on our trip, we swapped bikes with our touring partners for a good while on Saturday afternoon. They had a Fatboy with floorboards forward and aft. We thought we were in heaven for that time!
I added the Kuryakyn adjustable passenger pegs from VMOD.com to my Vrod a good while ago and they a haven't seemed to make a difference. I think the main problem is that with the short difference between me and the back of the bike, it has my wife in the position of sitting with her legs on the outside of my legs. This can get uncomfortable after an hour and unbearble for her for longer, even with frequent stops.

Scott



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Scott,

When you and your mate are that tall, all bikes will be a little on the cramped side. My Pop has a Geezer Glide and a Road King. I am 6'2", my gal is 5'4", and we don't notice much more leg room on those cruisers than on our own bike. The average motorcyclists are much shorter than you and your wife, thus that's who they are designed for, and you'll end up modding whatever you ride. Try the peg extenders fore and aft on your current bike, if you don't like them you can easily pawn them off to someone on this forum.
 

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Well, I guess the V-rod can't please everyone (though it sure pleases me). Good luck with your next H-D.
 

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My bike is now on Ebay (#2471224312) if any are interested in it. You may get a deal. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Scott
 

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Hey Scott, have you seen the rear passenger floorboards someone out there is making? that and a rear beg relocater kit that moves the pegs to the swingarm bolt? I have ridden tourers, and to be honest, I prefer the feel of having my passneger right there, instead of so far away like on a tourer. I know what they are doing ;) honestly though, there are some great minds on this forum including those with machine shop access. We should be able to come up with a solution for you. If you really love the bike, it's worth trying.These are from V-mod, but I have seen some actual rear passenger floorboards, as well ar front...

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