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Old 05-31-2012, 06:49 AM   #1756
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Some people confuse torque with useable power. Idk why.
IDK either...

I have a Bandit with 130 hp and 100 lbs of torque, and

I have a Harley bagger with 70 hp and 100 lbs of torque.

The Bandit is a lot faster, of course, if you want to violate every speed law on the books, but the Harley is every bit as much fun to ride.

The truth obviously doesn't matter though. Haters are gonna be hating. Plain and simple.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:58 AM   #1757
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Got the bike today... lovin it..
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:35 AM   #1758
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Warm it up before revving.
Short runs that get the bike up to operating temp then allowed to cool are very good.
Pretty much standard-issue HD riding. Ride to the bar, have a few and ride back home.

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Enjoy the 48. There is a guy at my 2nd job that rides one in every once in awhile and it is a very sharp bike. I love the blacked out treatment and I'm a sucker for an engine parts in black wrinkle paint.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:40 AM   #1759
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Street Rod is my favorite VRod model because of where my feet go.
They didn't sell well.
I love them, but couldn't afford a new one. I've still got my eyes open on the used market for one that's unmolested. (good luck, right?)
I listed one for sale here in Flea Market. No interest.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #1760
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IDK either...

I have a Bandit with 130 hp and 100 lbs of torque, and

I have a Harley bagger with 70 hp and 100 lbs of torque.

The Bandit is a lot faster, of course, if you want to violate every speed law on the books, but the Harley is every bit as much fun to ride.
I have an FJR1300 with 145hp and 100(near enough) ft/lbs of torque.

It is not necessary to "violate every speed law on the books" to flog the piss out of a motorcycle, especially one with lots of grunt.

The Bandit may be capable of higher speeds (as is the FJR), but that doesn't mean you have to go fast. Most people spend far, far too much time in higher gears than necessary.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:00 PM   #1761
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I find that low rpm grunt from large twins to be great usable power.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:17 PM   #1762
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I find that low rpm grunt from large twins to be great usable power.


And... Grin inducing.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:42 AM   #1763
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Some people confuse torque with useable power. Idk why.
Because they're geniuses, like Smokey Yunick.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:27 AM   #1764
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And... Grin inducing.
Yes indeed. Especially when wrestling the big pig around the twisties.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:03 AM   #1765
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yes indeed. Especially when wrestling the big pig around the twisties.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #1766
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I listed one for sale here in Flea Market. No interest.
Wish I had more money. I'd have one under my butt right now.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #1767
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Dirty harley, almost blasphemous... Waiting at the harbour to get on the boat, notice my minimalistic ADV packing, backpack and a magnetic bag in the back.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #1768
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I bet that gets a lot of attention in Finland. ^
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #1769
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Yeah, notice my full face shoei and my Hipora lined gloves, I had goretex (not the real goretex, but the cheaper stuff) on....

Saw a guy with assless chaps today at the local mc'd, came on an electraglide or softail... whatever it was anyways.... I guess pirates do exist in finland too.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #1770
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Very nice looking bike Tepi! I hope you enjoy it for many years!
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