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post #1 of 42 Old 05-17-2009, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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Rode a V Rod

I got a package of propaganda in the mail from HD. Apparently they sent a bunch of these to Honda owners here in Canada.
It was an invitation to test ride a Harley.
I had never drove one before, so I thought why not. I called the toll free number and later the local dealer called me back to set up an appointment.
I chose to try out a V Rod Muscle, thinking I would not like it after 5 minutes and bring it back to take out a Buell. I rode it for a little over an hour and actually really liked it. It was better than I expected. Lots of power and great brakes ( ABS ). It has way different power delivery than a 919 of course. More of a steady hard pull from low RPM.
This bike was fitted with LOUD Vance and Hines pipes, which sounded good while riding the bike.
I have to admit, I enjoyed the bike and the attention it draws was fun too.
I could see me owning one of these ( If I had $ 22,000 laying around )
Do I need therapy?

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Naw, it just means you have an open mind. Its a cool ride, not every bike has to be a sportbike to be fun.

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Hopefully you won't cut all the sleeves out of your shirts and wearing azzless chaps. LOL



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If I were to buy a Harley, that would be the one. Still don't think I would though if I only could own one bike.

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Love their ad campaign:







+1 on being the Harley I would own

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I like it even more now......can't put my finger on why....maybe its the color....

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Hmmmm...I'll take the one above


But not really, It's a sweet ride indeed, but still so over priced...22k for a bike...nah, I'll pass


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What ad, I didn't see an ad? I do like the Hot chick pic you posted though!

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Go ride a Yamaha Warrior or Raider (depending upon your taste). I owned a Warrior and still wish I had it. I think it is the best cruiser built, because it actually handles pretty darn good. And, they are just over 1/2 of the price of the V-Rod (and, Barton won't be asking for the assless chap pictures. He has enough already, according to his therapist).

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when was the last time you saw a chick like that on a HD, all i ever see is 60+ yr olds with saggy t!ts

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A V Rod has little to nothing in common with any other Harley. I like Vrods from what I have seen but have never ridden one.

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is there anything BUT assless chaps, otherwise they are pants, get it, pants
now underbritches is way different, that would be Brian (go australian) i think





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when was the last time you saw a chick like that on a HD, all i ever see is 60+ yr olds with saggy t!ts
Oddly enough, I seemed to be the only one in the dealership looking at V Rods even though the place was quite busy. There are as many people there looking at T shirts as bikes. The people checking out bikes seemed to like the other models. There was a lot of people older than me there. I'm 51.
I think some of the ladies had saggy tits, but it was a cool day and everyone was wearing jackets or sweaters so I can't say for sure.
I didn't see anyone that looked like the girl in the HD ad.
I think in my perfect world, I would own a V Rod and a 919.

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Hey you young whipper snapper when you get to be my age and married for as log any set of titties will do.... I am not proud just my standards have changed.....

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Hmmmm...I'll take the one above


But not really, It's a sweet ride indeed, but still so over priced...22k for a bike...nah, I'll pass
22K is here in Canada. They told me the V Rod was 29K when it first came out and the price has gone down.
I'm sure it's less in the US.
I took it home to show my wife and she liked it.
My wife says we should get one and matching assless chaps.

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When has there ever been any kinda chaps other than assless? Aren't all chaps assless hence the chaps not pants name. lol

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Welcome to the dark side. Nothing wrong with liking different rides. H-D makes a good bike. Many times it is my first choice to throw a leg over when going out. Most H-D bashers have never even rode one.

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There's a great chaps/ HD/ money joke in there somewhere.

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I've always been curious about V-Rods, thanks for posting up your impressions.

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If I were to buy a Harley, that would be the one.
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Very menacing and cool.

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One other thing that impressed me is that the dealer actually has demo bikes to try before you buy. HD was also smart to send out invites to Honda owners. They jumped on the fact that many Honda owners are not satisfied with the dealer setup here in Canada. I don't like standing in line with some guy there to get his lawnmower or generator serviced. I never would have rode an HD otherwise. As mentioned before the V Rod isn't like other Harleys. They say the engine was co developed with Porche. It is liquid cooled and they claim 120 HP.
I say test drive one if you get the chance, just for the experience.

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My wife says we should get matching assless chaps.
And she wants you in them because??????

Nevermind...I don't wanna know!

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I don't like standing in line with some guy there to get his lawnmower or generator serviced.


Don't be a hater. It's not the dealer's fault that everything Honda makes is bullet-proof.

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Love their ad campaign:







+1 on being the Harley I would own
It took me a minute, but I think I finally saw the bike in this Must be like those hidden 3D pictures you have to stare at long enough to see.

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I rode one once, (VROD) I felt like w "C" clamp, feet hard out front, hands way out front, all my weight on my coccx? tailbone!
Very uncomfortable.

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I rode one once, (VROD) I felt like w "C" clamp, feet hard out front, hands way out front, all my weight on my coccx? tailbone!
Very uncomfortable.
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I felt the same way, like a clam shell. If its not set up like a standard, I feel awkward.

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I've seen a couple VROD's with some mods and they looked pretty damn nice! This is the only HD I'd consider buying, but damn that's a lot of money!!

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See if you can land a ride on a RocketIII ,just to compare. Two completely different beasts.

I personally would go toward a more comfy HD if I ever went that way. They are good cruisers... and for that, I was plush suspension.

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See if you can land a ride on a RocketIII ,just to compare. Two completely different beasts.

I personally would go toward a more comfy HD if I ever went that way. They are good cruisers... and for that, I was plush suspension.
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I jumped on the H-D Springer for a quick trip to Boston Saturday morning to pick-up something. Pure sweetness! Buzzed in town in near record time ... and buzzed out as quickly. Even with the BU kids moving out and traffic ...

The comfort and grin factor are second to none! Having put more than 1500 miles on this particular bike in a 24-hr period with no issues through all types of weather (to include rain, sleet, ice, snow, etc.) in great comfort says alot. Having sat in that saddle for greater than 28-hrs in a single trip is testiment to the bike. I've only had the speedo sensor go on it and it was warrantied ... $50 part.

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Should anyone be intrested, my Dad is selling his Screaming Eagle V-Rod - :

The better VRod- Bigger valves, hotter cams, bigger bore, chrome everything and a really limited edition. They built like 250 or something of them for the whole world - And , it wont cost you 22k ! He is selling his cheaper ! :

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Should anyone be intrested, my Dad is selling his Screaming Eagle V-Rod - :

The better VRod- Bigger valves, hotter cams, bigger bore, chrome everything and a really limited edition. They built like 250 or something of them for the whole world - And , it wont cost you 22k ! He is selling his cheaper ! :
Throw up a price, year, and mileage for everyone! Any mods?

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Throw up a price, year, and mileage for everyone! Any mods?

Its a 2005 with 4672 miles, bone stock except for the chrome rear master cyclinder cover - He's asking $18,500 - he paid almost 30k for the thing, I've told him to hang on to it, but, he wants something else -

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Its a 2005 with 4672 miles, bone stock except for the chrome rear master cyclinder cover - He's asking $18,500 - he paid almost 30k for the thing, I've told him to hang on to it, but, he wants something else -

Only pic that I have here -
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Wow Ned, that is a sweet looking bike! Having put a few miles on my neighbors 2004 Screamin' Eagle Fatboy I can attest to the killer engines and bikes these guys build. I can only imagine what the SE V-Rod is like though.




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I can only imagine what the SE V-Rod is like though.
Its good - that is all !

Make someone a fine addition to thier garage ! :

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Its good - that is all !

Make someone a fine addition to thier garage ! :
I'm sure it would....I'm way down on the totem pole though as far as new purchases go.




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when was the last time you saw a chick like that on a HD, all i ever see is 60+ yr olds with saggy t!ts
I see that every time I ride. You haven't seen the chicks that ride bit*h on my buddies Harley's.

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The old man has lost his friggin mind - $16,500 for his SE V-Rod -

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I saw a very attractive slim, not skinny, woman on the back "hump/seat" of a VRod a coupla years ago...the look she gave me as I slowly passed was DEFINITELY "please get me off this torture machine ?!! PLEASE?"

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Welcome to the dark side. Nothing wrong with liking different rides. H-D makes a good bike. Many times it is my first choice to throw a leg over when going out. Most H-D bashers have never even rode one.
I have ridden HD's. Not my kind of bike. The V-Rod is a nice concept but is ruined IMO by the super tall engine and stretched out wheelbase. Forward controls on any bike completely mystify me. The only cruisers I have an affinity for are the early 80's power cruisers.

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