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Old 12-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #1411
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And here's some pictures of them being posed on
Probably in the USA
Because I'm bored
(does any one know how to resize these?)


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Old 12-16-2013, 04:19 AM   #1412
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I bet this bike gives a little boost to v-rod sales when they're traded in.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:03 AM   #1413
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Does the radiator need to be that big? Looks huge.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:08 AM   #1414
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Yes, they use Sunoco E15, they also use fuel injection. But it is the very primitive TBI that hasn't been used on street cars in almost 20 years. But one thing NASCAR does not use, in any way shape or form, is emissions control devices. The do still use restrictor plates, because today's cars go to fast for the tracks that were built way back when. What they need to do is build some new tracks...
Psssst, it's not the older, smaller, tracks they use restrictor plates on.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:17 AM   #1415
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Does the radiator need to be that big? Looks huge.
the bigger the better.
otherwise go air cooled
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:30 AM   #1416
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The do still use restrictor plates, because today's cars go to fast for the tracks that were built way back when.
Hey Jerry, you forgot your homework.


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Old 12-16-2013, 02:07 PM   #1417
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the radiator and assorted junk under the shroud can't look worse than what I assume is a cheap plastic shroud. since that's what it looks like. toss it on the extra parts pile.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:27 PM   #1418
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the radiator and assorted junk under the shroud can't look worse than what I assume is a cheap plastic shroud. since that's what it looks like. toss it on the extra parts pile.
^That's the way it is with the V-Rod. I remember waaay back when it was introduced, HD ad propaganda made a big deal about "styling" the shrouds around the radiator, rather than attempting to hide that the bike was water cooled.
I find the Street shroud as oversized and fugly as the V-Rod's.
I agree that eliminating the plastic would probably improve the bike's appearance.



(Not that I think that eliminating rear suspension is a good idea, this pic shows that minimizing the huge radiator shroud boosts it's looks).
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:20 PM   #1419
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I agree that eliminating the plastic would probably improve the bike's appearance.
Removing the shroud would also likely hamper the radiator's ability to cool the engine sufficiently. Normally, shrouding isn't just for looks.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #1420
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Removing the shroud would also likely hamper the radiator's ability to cool the engine sufficiently. Normally, shrouding isn't just for looks.
I doubt it..just how much power are these things putting out
Probably yank the radiator off and it wouldn't matter..which would be funny
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:33 AM   #1421
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And here's some pictures of them being posed on
Probably in the USA
Because I'm bored
(does any one know how to resize these?)

Every time I see that fugly fork gaiter I wonder WTF were they thinking? Only they could screw up a simple piece like that.

And yeah, while you're at it, get rid of that radiator shroud, it's fugly too, and that engine probably needs all the additional air flowing over it it can get.

The tank emblem looks similar to the one that came with my '78 XLCR Cafe Racer, which was a sales flop. They better hope lightning doesn't strike twice.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:04 AM   #1422
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Removing the shroud would also likely hamper the radiator's ability to cool the engine sufficiently. Normally, shrouding isn't just for looks.
The foo-foo shrouding in front of the radiators of these bikes doesn't enhance cooling performance at all (it might even reduce air flow over the radiator).
The fan shrouding behind the radiator does matter and should stay in place on a street ridden bike.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #1423
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the radiator does not bother me. I have no doubt Harley will have 18 different chrome pieces to put over it, anyway. Skulls anyone?
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:52 PM   #1424
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The foo-foo shrouding in front of the radiators of these bikes doesn't enhance cooling performance at all (it might even reduce air flow over the radiator)
So you are an engineer on the project then? Welcome to the forum... I have so many questions for you.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #1425
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She seems nice but...

Those fucking fork gators/bellows are fucking awful .

The forks appear to be waaay undersized for a 500# bike as well.....

Came here to learn more about the engine..... sounds like nothing amazing?
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