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When is the bikeshow world going to finally recognize the vrod as a real harley.

It seems that when some of our brother/sisters enter their stock (i.e. chrome accessories allowed) in the stock HD class, the judges fail to even recognize the bike. For us that have semi-custom vrods (i.e. custom paint) we end up having to enter them in Custom class, street cruiser class, etc ....... And when we enter them in custom class we usually end up competing against custom manufactures who enter there bikes that they trailer in and who's tires have never seen pavement.

No I am not a sore loser as I havve won several trophies with my bike...... but trying to figure out what it will take for the bikeshow world to start recognizing the vrod fairly.

Sorry just had to spout off
 

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I believe Brent, since I was with you last night, son, that you rode home with the FIRST PLACE TROPHY in the Street Cruiser class at Plant City!
Congrats on that new American Custom Paint from DH. Awsome. :plause:

DH - quit selling your stuff around the TampaBay area, please! :bash:

Kidding both of you.

They got so many complaints from the 7 V-Rods that entered last night that (in multiple classes) they buckled in and announced they would have a "V-Rod class" next month.
Just goes to show - get your brothers/sisters together and complain nicely.
Sometimes it works.
 

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I think your 100 % right. Honestly most judges dont know enough about the vrod to know the changes that have been made to them. But don't feel left out, i took 3 years building my bike and all they see is a king size dyna wide glide, lol.
 

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In all honesty, I think we have to do more things to the bike than just add some bolt on items! When you start chopping it up and creating something really new through inspiration and talent, then custom work on the V-Rod will be valued and priced - that's how it works with all customs that are based on a stock bike. A suggestion is that you saw off the back fender stuff and creating a completely new rear, fully change the handles and headlamp, rake out and stretch the front section, etc, etc. The problem is just that the V-Rod is such an expensive and frankly a good start so people avoid "ruining" the work that MoCo has has done on the stock version.

My 2 cents from custom loving Sweden

/SVROD
 

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SVROD, wait one minute bike shows have classes for Stock & Custom Sportsters, Stock & Custom Touring, Stock & Custom Import...... and none of those require stretching, chopping, raking and so on.... just bolt-on items and custom paint in some cases....... I agree if I was entering my vrod in the "truly" Custom class which normally is set aside for the off-brand (Borgettes, West Coast Choppers, Big Dog, OCC and so on) then I would agree with you.... but my point being the VROD under normal circumstances should never end up in the Custom class, but some events force it there because of the rules they set......
 
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