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Old 08-25-2010, 01:56 PM   #76
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I don't have to deflect.
Explained yourself guilty.

Freelance BS is YOUR game.
Nice writing.
Oh, don't get your vajayjay in a knot, Max.

I say they have a skinny dealer network and you say it doesn't matter because they build indestructible and infallible works of art (despite every dealer having technicians and parts departments).

Then you try to deflect by talking shit about my bike and posting a pic of yours, neither of which have jack to do with the train of the conversation.

You didn't have to deflect. You could have just said "Okay. Yeah, they do have a smaller dealer network, but I'm okay with that because I like my bike."

There's no charge for this freelance bs, btw.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:00 PM   #77
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I hope the Honda dealerships you've dealt with are better than the one I know. When I bought my Honda, part of the decision was that the local dealership is less than 5 miles from my house. Almost six years later, I don't even bother ordering parts from them any more because they almost never have what I need in stock and there is no way I would actually let them work on anything again. On a trip, dealing with a dealership like this one, I'd have to give serious consideration to just leaving the bike by the side of the road for the next "lucky" owner.
I don't know what to tell you, man.
I found a busted pilot screw in one carb on my 82 450, so I walked up to the counter and they whipped it out for me.
I needed a petcock kit for my 82 CB900F and they had that in stock.
One was able to cut keys for me.
A guy rode in on a Gold wing with a vice grip clamped to his clutch lever and he rode out with a new lever.

It's not always that way, but all in all it's not too bad.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:03 PM   #78
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I'll agree that "dealer support" is basically worthless. If anything serious goes wrong, it'll take the dealer just about as long to get the parts as you could ordering yourself. If you need wear items like chains or brake pads or oil etc having a dealer or 2 close by is good but most of the time you can predict when you'll need those anyways.
If you're on a bike that's in warranty, it can be a big deal.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:06 PM   #79
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If you're on a bike that's in warranty, it can be a big deal.
Yeah, but when am I ever going to do that?
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:23 PM   #80
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Nice kraven, you are a piece of work.

Glad I don't have to see the world through your eyes.

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Oh, and fuck you.
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Oh, don't get your vajayjay in a knot,...
You tell 'em. Pure genius.

Sorry for the side track folks.

This VT750S (or whatever) is a Honda.
So you know it should be a good bike.
Maybe low in personality, but a fair enough copy of a Sportster.
Watercooled, so it should have a long life. Should be able to get parts (ya think?).
Although new models parts aren't always readily available, should you be unlucky enough to have an issue.
I can't tell you how many times I have seen the air cooled Harley foul a plug in the rear cylinder (mostly shovelheads).
Haven't noticed that in the Evo's, but I have seen them pull off to cool on long grades.
Nature of an air cooled v-twin.

So, in my humble opinion...
Character goes to Harley.
Dependability goes to Honda (not that a new Harley will be undependable).
Looks like a good starter bike without too much intimidation.

I bet a Sportster has a fair amount more torque.
I'd like to see the two battle it out through the twisties.
...My money would be on the Sportster.

But congrats on the purchase dynamos!
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:25 PM   #81
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This bike handles way better than my sportster did in the curves. The transmission (the feel of shifting, the light clutch, the way it switches gear...NOT THE QUALITY OF TRANSMISSION) is on a totally different level than the sportster I had. I don't like it any more than I did the sporty but..well I already had a nightster and couldn't see getting the same bike again. This is a great alternative for folks that like retro bikes, modern reliability, dont have a triumph dealership in their backyard and don't necessarily want a cruiser. I dig it .. hell I dig all bikes. I had a scooter ..a tmax .. and it kicked ass. If it has two or three wheels, wtf dudes.

Didn't take long for this thread to go to shit. Thanks everybody lol
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:32 PM   #82
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Didn't take long for this thread to go to shit. Thanks everybody lol
Anything else we can do for you, just let us know.

Seriously, congrats on the bike. Honda should have done this with the Shadow years ago.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:54 AM   #83
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Yeah, sorry man. I like your bike
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:34 PM   #84
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Yeah, sorry about that.
I like your bike.

My sincere apologies to everyone I was a dick to previously, regardless of any excuses that might or might not be proffered.

Seriously.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:16 PM   #85
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The Hooker

Who doesn't like a good hooker now and then?

I don't wanna spring for a backrest and luggage rack (yet) so I ordered this lil guy. The RS has two strong mounting points under the fender but it needs four. This lil farkle should help me strap on a jacket, etc more securely to the rear of the seat.

I've ordered some bungee buttons but I'm most likely gonna leave the hooker on the bike. Easier to strap stuff down and it looks better than this picture would lead you to believe.

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Old 08-29-2010, 05:20 PM   #86
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how many miles on the bike so far? Are you enjoying it?
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:51 PM   #87
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Hi Dynamo! I'm glad you are enjoying your new ride. Obviously we don't know each other but the internet is a funny thing. I recognize your screen name and am always interested in your responses with new bikes. You my friend are a motorcyclist, one who truely enjoys two wheels no matter the make or niche. Ride the wheels off of it and keep us posted on future bikes!
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:13 AM   #88
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Hi Dynamo! I'm glad you are enjoying your new ride. Obviously we don't know each other but the internet is a funny thing. I recognize your screen name and am always interested in your responses with new bikes. You my friend are a motorcyclist, one who truely enjoys two wheels no matter the make or niche. Ride the wheels off of it and keep us posted on future bikes!
hehe thanks bro

I only have about 450 miles on the bike so far and its just a joy to ride. Very simple, nothing fancy, just hit the backroads and enjoy
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:21 AM   #89
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I had my mind (mostly) made up to get a Super Low sportie and add some bigger shocks, etc. but I found myself going back and forth between it and the Shadow RS. I don't think I would have gone wrong either way but in the end I went with the Shadow.

Yeah, I know (most) all the negatives... plastic, chain final drive etc., but the bike is ready to go right from the start.

While the small tank first turned me off, I realized that there are things that are negative and things that I just perceive as negative. The eetsy beetsy tank on my tdub was never an issue so how would this be? I have a short commute and run around on the weekend, no biggie...

Lastly, I had a nightster and a Shadow Aero at one time and this is kinda melding the two together which is kinda cool. For a wannabe it seems to have a bit of character (yeah I said it) and I dig it.




My brother just got his moto license and I think this would be a perfect bike for him. Looks great too ! Congrats on the beautiful new bike
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:30 AM   #90
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I notice this bike is around 507 lbs wet (Honda website).
Thats about 50 lbs lighter than the Sportster.
Good on Honda for getting the weight down.
Light (er) weight and good styling makes this Honda a good viable choice.
I see all kinds of cool styling queues that could be done to this bike.
Kind of a 'Nightster' look. lol
I'll guess some good customization of this bike comes along before long.
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