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Posted on Sun, Apr 17, 2005 23:23

Sidecar on a V-Rod????? I've seen Rod trikes, but not sidecars. To each their own I guess. If you had a turbo V-Rod with a sidecar, boy you have my props cause it'd prolly be kick @$$, but I wouldn't do it, lol.



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Posted on Sun, Apr 17, 2005 23:23

Sidecar on a V-Rod????? I've seen Rod trikes, but not sidecars. To each their own I guess. If you had a turbo V-Rod with a sidecar, boy you have my props cause it'd prolly be kick @$$, but I wouldn't do it, lol.



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Posted on Sun, Apr 17, 2005 09:39

The 1250cc kit only ups maybe 20 hp. And for $4500 installed is pointless. May as well leave your engine the way it is and slap a turbo on, or just go big bore all together.



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Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2005 23:16

Hey HarleyDragon

I'm curious what your take is on the vrod as I know you lean more towards the vintage bikes?? Just curious, I'm kinda on the fence, besides the fact that I'd look like I was crapping a bike if I rode it. I'm spacially challanged!!! Yea that's it!!



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Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2005 21:44

fishinbiker: The kit is from Falicon, and they have different size kits, but they all require mill work.

speedy: The V-Rod already has an excellent oiling system. Piston squiters stock (as do the twin-cam), and oil coolers stock, which is normally reserved only for boosted engine's. They can take a lot of abuse, even the tranny. Falicon is the co. that makes the stuff for the SE drag race team.



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Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2005 07:52


TheBossZZ4 write:
The 1550 kit is as much as the turbo, and puts out 180rwhp.



How often you reckon it's gonna need a teardown and bearings after that?



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Posted on Tue, Apr 12, 2005 20:47

The 1550 kit is as much as the turbo, and puts out 180rwhp.



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Posted on Sun, Apr 10, 2005 22:33

My next bike...



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Posted on Sun, Apr 10, 2005 19:04

I been eyeballin a new FXDI for about a year now, ain't never had no Harley. I think everyone has to own at least one of them in their life sometime, don't they?

  


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Posted on Wed, Apr 06, 2005 06:42

I will be test riding one soon for my column (yeehah!!) and I can tell you this much ... if you like getting it on a little in the twisties you're going to love this bike. It's no Ducati but I'm no Kevin Swantz either. B)



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Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2005 22:53

VRod and Street Rod
not backwards compatible..
similar drive train
but a 5 gal tank compared to 3.5.
Given that it is listed at 37mpg on a light throttle the VROD typically had a range of 75 to 100 miles before a cautious rider would need to refuel.
The additional fuel gives it a greater range which is important in the West.
However, just like a plane with extra fuel it will handle differently with more fuel weight and I have yet to see exactly how they changed the frame to support the new tank but I know the new tank won't work in the old VROD because it did involve a frame change.

That is what I know



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Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2005 20:57

That pic is from last summer Thunder girl, the sun bleaches my hair quite a bit. The other pics are darker and longer, because they were winter pics.

I tend to grow it out in winter, cut it shorter in summer. Notice I get less sleep in summer too.

heh heh heh ... you know what I mean. B)



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Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2005 20:52

fishin,

Could be the perfect bike for you or not. What are you looking for first?

Fast and handles well on a racetrack?
Fast and hanles well on real roads with potholes and stuff?
A fast, naked bike?
A cruiser?
A sport touring bike?
Something that can go offroad and on-an adventure tourer?

The street rod will be reasonably quick, looks pretty good, corners fair and with mods will be reasonably comfortable and doesn't look bad if you like a cruiser look. Sort of a cross between a Ducati Monster and a Harley with hooligan and cornering abilities more on the Harley than the Ducati end of the spectrum.

Good Luck!



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Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2005 20:11

Is that a new pic Zee?? Looking a little more blode to me...

All this ROD talk is getting me hot. whew.



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Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2005 19:46

I want the new V-Rod Street Rod version. I can't spring for the folding green stuff right now (bummer !) but it's the first Harley in a long time to light my fires, I guess they just had to get something cooking with great brakes and ground clearance, ie: handling ... to snare me. I like the FXDX-Sport but it didn't quite do it in the twisty stuff, but this new V-Rod ... hmmm I like.

  


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