If Harley made one of these would you buy it?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Thanantos, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    I had an 87 1100 , more or less like that, 4speed, chain drive. Standard mount pegs. Standard bars and everything else. Just a bike. Not very memorable, didn't function very well, just acceptable. If the OP likes it, buy it and put a fender on it.
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  2. Vertical C

    Vertical C Long timer

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    Harley couldnt make that even if they wanted to. The fender and he exhaust wouldnt be compliant.
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  3. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    Looks nice but needs a fender and some semblance of suspension.
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  4. FBR

    FBR Been here awhile

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    Engine vibrations and off road abuse? Got locktite?
    I'll spend my $ on something else...
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  5. joexr

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    A boating person might like one to keep their boat from floating away.:rofl
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  6. JOKER650

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    Nope.....:D
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  7. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    That would be one shiny, expensive anchor.

    Maybe a new fad among the ultra rich? HD anchors?
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  8. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Looks like a bobber with D/S tires, that's all. It still has the ergonomics of a cruiser and that, along with no front fender, makes it highly impractical for most real-world use. It's a lot nicer looking than most, I'll agree.

    If I had the money and the space ... naah, I probably still wouldn't own one, even if it had a front fender. Sure is pretty though.

    I'm not certain the front tire isn't mounted backwards.
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  9. orangebear

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    It looks ok but with out a front mudguard it wont pass a uk Mot and won't be able to be used on the road.
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  10. Mat

    Mat Long timer

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    I thought the same. It would even look cooler mounted the other way round if you ask me.
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  11. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    No, it is correct. The front "points" the opposite from the back since the bike isn't AWD or FWD and the front has braking load not acceleration load. As the front tire approaches lock-up braking on dirt, the "V" of the tread pattern should displace the loose dirt to the sides and not gather it up in the middle where it would load up the tread. Not that this ride would actually see much (if any) dirt.
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  12. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    Not a snowball's chance in hell.
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  13. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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    You be surprised. By the time the owner worked from one end to the other with a feather duster, there'd be bound to be a mote or two of dust at the end where he started. :eek1

    :lol3
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  14. Nadgett

    Nadgett Been here awhile

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    If Harley made one of these I'd buy it:

    [​IMG]
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  15. joexr

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    Early 80's they had the XR1000 , which was an XR motor , but it looked like a Sportster.:jumpThe new XR is just a Sportster that looks sort of like an XR.
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  16. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Uh, let me think here for a moment................................
    no.

    CW
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  17. DAKEZ

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  18. joexr

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    One of us doesn't and it's not me.:deal A picture is worth a thousand words. Open your eyes.
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  19. DAKEZ

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    Open your mind and compare the specs then get back to us and tell us again how it is "just a Sportster that looks sort of like an XR"
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  20. joexr

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    An actual XR has a carb on the right , rear of each head and the exhausts on the left front. The others ALL have one between the heads , with the front cylinders intake to the rear and the rears intake to the front. The exhausts are the opposite basically.
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