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Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 14:07

I think it was Glide that posted the pic of the new Crossbones. So, it's out and on the market and on the road. I am curious as to what people think of it. Anyone ridden it?


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Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 21:54

Quoting: Originally posted by TreasureTheHobo I think it was Glide that posted the pic of the new Crossbones. So, it's out and on the market and on the road. I am curious as to what people think of it. Anyone ridden it?

I haven't ridden one but I'm impressed with the fact that the Motor Company is really "breaking bad" (for them, anyway,) with their new designs and trying to offer something unique. It's a somewhat poor attmept to produce something that mirrors what a lot of people have been building for years, but you gotta realize just how radical this is for the ultra conservative folks at HD! Kudos! Basicaly, it's an FL Springer with some blacked-out features and a single sprung seat. The motor is a 96B, which means 96 cubic inches and it is a balanced motor, which cuts down on a lot of the vibration. (Personaly, I think a Harley is SUPPOSED to vibrate and shake, but that's just me.) Overall, I think they did a pretty good job in designing a stock production motorcycle that has the look of an "old school" custom. I think a lot of people that aren't able to put together their own bikes are going to go for it, and that's a good thing! Here's a caveat though: The 08 Harleys are proof that the Motor Company keeps getting better and better, technologicaly speaking, and are close to, or on par with, and in some cases even above any manufacturer in the industry. BUT, if you have an 08, you, or your local biker shop guru, are going to be limited to doing basic service work, bolting on chrome goodies, or doing minor repairs. For anything else, (and for most performance modifications,) you're going to have to take it back to the dealer. At least for a few years until some genius comes up with an aftermarket substitute for the DT II.


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Posted on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 10:08

Yep! in my local shop down the street - went to check it out. demo ride nope, oh well..it was already sold!! - Jan said they sell within the week they hit the store - once people see it they buy it...would like to ride it see how the rear tire feels under me when I am driving..


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Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 08:14

I like it alot..and not bad priced for HD..have to go check it out..shit if I do it will cost me a fortune..who can walk in the dealer without buying a shirt or ten?? lol


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Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 01:18

I like it.

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Posted on Thu, Feb 14, 2008 10:39

Quoting: Originally posted by CinnamonGirlOH
Quoting: Originally posted by longbeard52 I just looked at the pub material, and its not really different from what people or the indie shops are building, except for the ugly exhaust system. Although it is something out of the ordinary for the MoCo, it lacks spark.
I've never been a fan of the newer "all things Arlen Ness" style bikes, so like the retro-ness of it. LB you are right with your statement. IF I were to purchase this style of bike I could drive the 10 minutes over to Suckerpunch Sally's and have them build me one...and it would most likely be cheaper and I'd get better service. Though it wouldn't have all important to some logo on it.

I like the bobber style, they could have just built it that way, and not used present production parts to shovel it together.. it looks what in movies is called "contrived" just made up to look like something else. I hope the MoCo gets it right someday,,


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Posted on Thu, Feb 14, 2008 10:39

Yeah CG, I don't like the direction Ness took with the Victory...at least style wise...of course I know nothing about the mechanics of it. But....my 03 was the last of it's style, they changed dramatically after that. I think the Crossbones is adorable (I know, I know, I know! Don't use the words cute or adorable in reference to bikes!)But I do think it is cute. Though for some reason I thought it was a smaller bike than it is.. like a sporty. Anyway, I won't be running out and ordering one. :p


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Posted on Thu, Feb 14, 2008 06:15

Hiya Hobo...had a quick look at it on the net and I don't mind the retro look. But something is wierd in the design that puts me off...not sure what it is but it's either the fat front tyre or the mini apes but probably both. The bike looks fine at rest in the promo pics but looks like shit with the rider in place. Only my opinion of course....XX Netster


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Posted on Thu, Feb 14, 2008 04:30

Quoting: Originally posted by longbeard52 I just looked at the pub material, and its not really different from what people or the indie shops are building, except for the ugly exhaust system. Although it is something out of the ordinary for the MoCo, it lacks spark.

I've never been a fan of the newer "all things Arlen Ness" style bikes, so like the retro-ness of it. LB you are right with your statement. IF I were to purchase this style of bike I could drive the 10 minutes over to Suckerpunch Sally's and have them build me one...and it would most likely be cheaper and I'd get better service. Though it wouldn't have all important to some logo on it.


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Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 22:03

I just looked at the pub material, and its not really different from what people or the indie shops are building, except for the ugly exhaust system. Although it is something out of the ordinary for the MoCo, it lacks spark.


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Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 20:16

I think it's a hot looking bike, but alas, I have not had the opportunity to ride on one. :>(


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