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Did a nice little 250 mile ride today. ;D Damn, I love speedy. :lh: Finally got to ride my 1st Harley. It's hard to believe, but I've never ridden any kind of Harley before. Well, I got to ride my friend's 94 Sportster, and le-e-e-e-t me-e-e-e-e-e t-t-t-t-ell ya, does that thang v-v-v-i-b-b-b-r-r-r-a-a-a-t-e. :gtfo: Honestly, I'm not exagerating one bit, that sucker put my feet to sleep after 2 minutes on them vibrating forward controls. You would be surprised how well the bike handles though. But absolutely no f'n brakes. After riding it, I can honestly say it was about what I was expecting, except I didn't realize it would vibrate quite that bad.

Well, next up was my buddy's brand spank'n new Vmax. ;D Got to say, I had a blast on this one. :smitty: The bike pulls good all the way thru the revs, but once ya hit 6k and that vboost kicks in, hang on. :smitty: Great bike, and personally, I think the bike handles better than all of the mags and all give them credit for. For what it is, it's a great damn bike. And of course, we had to go ahead and git it out of the way... we did a 2nd gear rolling kick up to about half way thru 4th. I gave the Vmax the twist of the throttle 1st(about half a bike length), then nailed speedy's throttle and she waved bye-bye :wave: and off we went. :smitty:

Really though, the Vmax was a great ride, but her weight does hurt her quite a bit. Btw, I had a really hard time git'n speedy back, especially from the dumbass with the sportster. :slap: :d: And what good is all of this info??? Well, none really :horse: ;D, other than fer me to just say riding other people's bikes even makes me appreciate speedy that much more. Like I said, damn, I love this bike. :lh:
 

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come on Cheap...we all know you charged then to ride the Speedie....then turned around and then charged them to"evaluate" their bike against yours... :picsstfu:
 

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dano said:
come on Cheap...we all know you charged then to ride the Speedie....then turned around and then charged them to"evaluate" their bike against yours... :picsstfu:
:eek:wned:

The Sporty must have had the single disk up front?

It just goes to show - no substitute for speedy! ;D
 
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dano said:
come on Cheap...we all know you charged then to ride the Speedie....then turned around and then charged them to"evaluate" their bike against yours... :picsstfu:
:eek:wned:

The Sporty must have had the single disk up front?
You would need more than one!!!!! :shocker: :shocker:
 

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I had the same impression when I rode a Buell. The thing vibrated so bad, the salesman couldn't bolt on the license plate while it was warming up. I must say, though, the Buell handled pretty good. Too bad they're stuck with that POS engine.

Well, I got to ride my friend's 94 Sportster, and le-e-e-e-t me-e-e-e-e-e t-t-t-t-ell ya, does that thang v-v-v-i-b-b-b-r-r-r-a-a-a-t-e.
That's why those H-D riders wear those wallets with the chain on 'em. After 30 seconds on the bike, their asses go numb, and they'd never know if their wallets vibrated out of their back pockets without that keeper chain.
 

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A guy I work with has an 05 v-max. It has a little work done, jetted, k&n, Kerker pipe, v-boost switch thingy I don't understand etc. Let me tell ya, in a straight line from a stop, its hard to catch. I can't get as good of a launch, the v-max don't really want to wheelie like speedy. To me the v-max is way cooler than the 10,000 r1's and gixxers I see all over, but on hilly new england bumpy back roads the handleing is a little suspect. Brakes on the v-max work pretty good.
 

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Every time I come up on a Harley rider, I wonder why somebody'd put themselves through that - underpowered vibration generator with inadequate brakes and borderline dangerous lack of cornering clearance, but to each his own - I figure they just don't know any better.

Every time I get out on Speedy, I am blown away by her capability. I was riding home Sat. afternoon at a fairly sedate pace (for me) and came up fast on a guy with a spanking new Gixxer 6. He spotted me in his mirrors and tried to drop the hammer (I think). Short version is after about 4 miles and no luck, he stopped trying to leave me behind...we came to a stop sign and he looked over appreciatively:
Him "That's a nice bike."
Me "You too - I've been thinking about one of those for the track."
H. "Yeah, it's okay. I still haven't gotten used to keeping it above 9000 rpm. It doesn't have anything down low. No torque at all."
M. "Yeah - the 600's are like that I guess. This thing's got the opposite - torque everywhere."

We parted ways there, he giving me the go ahead and keeping a respectful distance when we pulled out on the main road. This bike just blows me away in comparison to anything else I run across...
 

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the Buell handled pretty good. Too bad they're stuck with that POS engine.
From a buddy who works there, keep your eyes peeled for a big announcement in the next month or so. ;) I wonder how the bike would be if it had a completely redesigned engine.... Something not made by HD... ;)
 

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Cheap, you need to "trade up" to a higher class of riding buddy. ;D Like MV or Duc etc. owners. Also, do you guys trades wives too? Just curious. Lastly, does the vibrating HD explain why so many chicks can be seen on the back of em??

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Cheap, you need to "trade up" to a higher class of riding buddy. ;D
that's what I thought I was doing when I started riding with these guys years ago. They've just slowly went down hill farther and farther. :horse: ;D The guy that owns the 94 Sportser is one helluva fast rider. :smitty: It's kind of a long story why he even owns the Sportster now, but I'll just say it has some sentimental value. His bike before that was a 05 ZRX1200, and he's owned about one of everything ever since I've known him(except a speedy ;) ;D). Anyways, they are all a good group of fellers. Besides, I can't git rid of 'em now. We are a motorcycle gang, and everyone knows there's no git'n out of one of those. Ya'll may have heard of us before... we call ourselves the Black Widows. :d:
 

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Ya'll may have heard of us before... we call ourselves the Black Widows. :d:
Cholla, Black Widow Leader: "Give us those tickets! We're vicious lawbreakers! We Deserve those tickets!"

Wyoming Trooper: "Son, you are a walking violation of the laws of nature, (Giggle) but we don't enforce them laws."
 

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Cheap, if you weren't a such a stand up guy and all around super moto dude, I'd point out the fact that Black Widows are females.....except, of course, the male Black Widows. But they're immediately devoured by their mates after screwing. Not unlike the human equivalent called....marriage. Either way, life ends.

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I seriously considered a Vmax I took a good ride on one. The power is ok but that big motor is heavy. I felt the front was vague and didn't give much feed back. After looking at it for a while I felt is was to 1985. It has needed some modern updates to the frame and suspension to make it a more current model.
 

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Hmm... well, I've never actually ridden a Harley either. Never really had much desire to.

I _have_, however, ridden a 1098 :devil:

It's all about who ya know :d:
 

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kjazz said:
Cheap, if you weren't a such a stand up guy and all around super moto dude, I'd point out the fact that Black Widows are females.....except, of course, the male Black Widows. But they're immediately devoured by their mates after screwing. Not unlike the human equivalent called....marriage. Either way, life ends.

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kjazz, don't tell me you've never seen the movie "Every which way but loose"!?! We were named after that 'hard core' biker gang in that movie. :shocker: :wtf: Believe me, ya don't wanna go mess'n with the wida's. You can ask Dirt, Kart, and Limey. We leave a reputation in every town that we hit. :d: :d: :d:
 

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kjazz said:
Cheap, if you weren't a such a stand up guy and all around super moto dude, I'd point out the fact that Black Widows are females.....except, of course, the male Black Widows. But they're immediately devoured by their mates after screwing. Not unlike the human equivalent called....marriage. Either way, life ends.

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kjazz, don't tell me you've never seen the movie "Every which way but loose"!?! We were named after that 'hard core' biker gang in that movie. :shocker: :wtf: Believe me, ya don't wanna go mess'n with the wida's. You can ask Dirt, Kart, and Limey. We leave a reputation in every town that we hit. :d: :d: :d:
I's just goofin on ya. I guess I was feeling the need disparage marriage. I definitely know the reference. That guy that played the part of Cholla, John Quade, was great in a lot of bit parts thru the years.

http://new.wavlist.com/movies/181/ewl-clyde.wav

And the music they played when the gang showed up was hilarious. I'd keep the name "Wida's" thats pretty damn funny.
 
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