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Old 04-09-2013, 12:52 PM   #31
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Iron 883 and 1200 custom weigh 573 according to HD.


I think that just under 500 is about right for this class of bike. I want something that feels ok on the highway at speed (crosswinds, bad weather, etc), but don't want a ponderous brontostarus in town.

It'd be neat to see a bobber with an aluminum deltabox chassis.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #32
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Some pics for ya

Demo Truck was here...figured I would share some pics with inmates.




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Old 04-09-2013, 01:15 PM   #33
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I like the two into one exhaust on the stocker. I think it's different than a lot of other cruisers from the factory are.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #34
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Demo Truck was here...figured I would share some pics with inmates.




You da man That's exactly what I'm buying along with a few brass accents, pass seat/pegs, and the detachable windscreen!
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:41 PM   #35
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Has there been any word as to how the Bolt compares to the Iron/Nightster in lean angle?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:47 PM   #36
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As a general rule I've always disliked anything Cruiser, and despise V-Twin engine configurations that aren't "sport" + Japanese/Italian, mostly due to the sound.

God forbid, I really kinda dig the looks of this thing!

I would be keeping the stock exhaust because of this dislike of the "potato" sound, which is really too bad-if it sounded like a Duc or Guzzi or VTR1000, that would have been so awesome! (no offense to anyone, BTW!)

First thing I would do is too paint or powdercoat black those silver oval holed cover plates/guards, though. Don't care for those at all.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #37
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Iíll repost this here since this may actually turn into a useful thread.

I got to test sit a Bolt this weekend. Yamaha had a demo truck in Charleston and I went to ride the FJR and Tenere. They had a Bolt there that caught my eye but unfortunately it wasnít available to ride. It was a green R-Spec with the piggyback reservoir rear shocks. It looked and felt like a production bike but it wasnít available to ride or start, just look at and sit on. I didnít take a picture but it looked just like what I have seen on the web. The fit and finish looked great but the only aesthetic blemish (to me) was that the frame tubes looked a little skinny. I have no idea what their diameter is and Iím sure they are engineered to work but it just caught my eye.


Boy, now that Charleston mentioned it, those frame tubes do look a little thin in the skin

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Old 04-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #38
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Has there been any word as to how the Bolt compares to the Iron/Nightster in lean angle?
It has more ground clearance, so that usually translates into more lean angle.
5.1" versus 3.9"
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:15 PM   #39
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Boy, now that Charleston mentioned it, those frame tubes do look a little thin in the skin

Because they're aesthetic, since the engine is a stressed member.
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Boy, now that Charleston mentioned it, those frame tubes do look a little thin in the skin

I noticed it more in person than in pictures. Maybe there was just to much space between them and the engine.

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Demo Truck was here...figured I would share some pics with inmates.

ArmSC, that's the bike that I sat on. Did you think the frame looked kinda spindly?
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #41
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New article with more specs:
http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...-ar150186.html

I found this interesting:
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Lightweight, "liner-less" aluminium cylinders feature ceramic composite plating for superior heat dissipation for excellent cooling, less friction, reduced weight and longer engine life. Cylinder cooling fins feature brushed aluminum highlights.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #42
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Iíll repost this here since this may actually turn into a useful thread.

I got to test sit a Bolt this weekend. Yamaha had a demo truck in Charleston and I went to ride the FJR and Tenere. They had a Bolt there that caught my eye but unfortunately it wasnít available to ride. It was a green R-Spec with the piggyback reservoir rear shocks. It looked and felt like a production bike but it wasnít available to ride or start, just look at and sit on. I didnít take a picture .


Good thing I had you covered...
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:20 PM   #43
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Honestly I didn't think it looked bad in person maybe it was the black color of it...it does looks smaller than my sporty frame but it didn't stick out at the time. However, in the pictures it does looks a bit undersized but I'm used to seeing the HD ironworks version.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #44
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First thing I would do is too paint or powdercoat black those silver oval holed cover plates/guards, though. Don't care for those at all.
Agree. Those and the muffler will make it look dated in five years. Otherwise, I think it will age gracefully. Did someone say Glynn Kerr did the design?
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:46 PM   #45
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The tail light is hideous, the frame looks weak and the rear shocks are canted way too far over.

Me no likey.
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