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Old 03-11-2004, 12:55 PM
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And that my friend is why you should get a HARLEY!!!!!!

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Old 03-11-2004, 09:09 PM
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The VTX is a real nice Bike, I am also looking at one. I've narrowed my decision to two bikes ---the Honda VTX and the Harley V-rod. My wife wants whatever will be more comfortable for her as a passenger. I'm sure the Honda rides better and will have less mechanical problems but A Harley is a "Harley". Tough decision.
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Old 03-11-2004, 09:25 PM
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I have been in the motorcycle biz. since 1990, and have over 30 years riding. The VTX is a good bike it does everything OK. But I would look at the KAW. Mean Streak or The Yamaha Warrior. I only sell Yamaha now but work on everything and I will be riding a Yamaha this summer. If you want to call me for info my # is 703 362 8011 my name is Greg.

The Warrior is a cool bike it's got upside down forks, big brakes, 200 rear tire, it's a cruiser that handles. They dont have a ton of power stock but wake up good with little cash. I want one so I wont kill myself on my 03 GSXR 1000.
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Old 03-13-2004, 09:17 AM
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Shane, let me know if you pull the trigger!!! I ordered a new Fatboy last year. The bike is suppose to be in in a couple of weeks. Pearl white with fuel injection. I must admit though I am nervous, I have always lectured my friends also about the two types of riders. And attending Byron's service today wont help much with those thoughts. I will probably see you later today.
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I had an 02 warrior last year I took on trade. Owner bought it and brought it to us to install every billet and chrome accessory available, we sent his wheels out and got them chromed, and it got VH pipes and we tweaked out the lean pop with the stock computer. He put a lowering kit on it. When he finished it, the wife didn't like it so he traded it to us for a Fat Boy we had. I took the Warrior and rode it for a week.

I'm not a cruiser sort of guy but i liked the Warrior. Good brakes, stiff chassis, solid front forks. Strong motor. If I had kept it the lowering kit would have to go cause it dragged very easily in corners.

The Warrior was a cool bike, and with the chrome wheels and other parts it was as killer cool as bikes an easy 10 grand more expensive. We sold that one for $10,800 with less than 1000 miles on it to give you an idea of what you can buy one for (this one had over $14k in receipts).
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Fixed.
PS. Velocity Racing has a turbo kit for the VTX
 
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180mph (290kph indicated) no-yank power wheelies ???

even with the common 10% speedo error plus another 10% for the usual "one tooth drop" on the countershaft (of the chase bike), that is STILL a 146mph THROTTLE ONLY power wheelie...

That's ungodly.
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500hp on a short wheelbase will do that. The fact that the guy rides it like that is amazing.
 
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