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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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I bought an '06 blue/silver Street Rod from the Berwyn HD dealer lastnight. Rode it home and holy crap what a world-changer this bike is. It has plenty of pep at 120 hp at the crank and 80 or so torque, and you can stay in 1st gear for ever and not tax the engine. I've got the Sundowner saddle ont he way and there are no pipes for it yet, but I figure I'll get Screamin Eagles or hopefully a set of V&H's for some decent rumble. It already has a hydro clutch and a set of Brembos, so they paid some good attention to it out of the box before mods.

And I got to ride it home at night. I realized for the first time in my life lastnight that I was making that rumblnig twin sound when I hit the throttle!

I'll get pictures when I get home. I sh!t you not I could ride f-o-r-e-v-e-r on this thing and not get tired. Unreal.

yes I'm happy.
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Congratulations!!!! I really want one of those someday, I expect to see it up at strats




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Congrats! Can't wait to see it.

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Very cool. I ran into a guy on my commute that had one. Nice bike.
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congrats on the new bike. show some pics

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When I get home from Buffalo Grove tonight (vomit) I'll take pics.

God I hate this commute.

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After this last Flat 4 Tour, my back and neck are still very stiff and sore. I must be getting old, because I'm considering getting something more comfortable, like a Tuono or a Street Rod. I do like the looks of that new BMW K1200R, but it's an I4. I like twins.

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Congrats on the new bike.....most of the issues of the V-rod have been addressed with the street rod. I want one too.

Did you have a sportbike before, and is it track whore time for it?

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ChicagoFactory, I looked into the BMW also. Adjustable suspension with a button on the handlebar is cool, and the bike itself looks damn slick.

Mladin, my 600RR will probly get skins or something now. In August Ill get a full system for it (right now I have a Jardine slip on). The whoring will commence if I'm not glued to the seat of the Rod.

Riding around town became approximately 1000.99 % easier with the Rod. You're not a laid-back cruising style position like the VRod either, something that gave me fears. For instance, when a speed bump is under me, I can stand on the pegs instead of takin the bump right in the arse... You're in an FZ/SV -ish stance, and can last forever. The Brembos grip hard and I forget its 520 lbs. The only hangups I can see for others might be its unbelievably high stance, and the grips/levers are for 'big people'. Ever pull on an HD clutch? Get a grip strengthener. But even on the 1st ride home I upshifted without the clutch np. HydrO!

Oh yeah, I'm a HOG member now, hehe. I never saw that coming.

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The riding position is the first thing people are usually surprised by. They have seen people on Vrod's go by and they expect the street rod is the same. When you get on the street rod you are expecting the easy rider type position then you go to put your feet on the controls and find they are not there ( i actually did that) but they are under your ass like a sportbike and you have to bend your kees to rest your foot upon them, then by some rift in the space time continuem you have to lean forward and reach for the low bars, then your sitting there looking around for the badge on the tank to make sure its actually a harley your sitting on since it defies everything you were taught at SOW aboutthe harleys




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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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One other thing, ever honk the horn on a harley? Mother of god it sounds like an F-250.

EDIT: exactly, Tony. At night I couldn't tell wtf I was riding. Your legs grip the tank the same as a sportbike. The giveaways are the chrome when I look down and the growl of the engine, otehrwise its an FZ, even feels like one accelerating.

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One other thing, ever honk the horn on a harley? Mother of god it sounds like an F-250.
Hahahaha yes they honk like they got a pair




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Good job, nice ride! I wish they would put that in a sportbike frame! Oh yeah! They did that already.

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Congrats on the new ride.

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I finally got to ride a Street Rod at Woodstock HD a few weeks back...I liked it a lot. THey had a set of pipes on it that were not stock...forget the brand. All I know is they were loud and I liked it! It was running a bit rough that day because they didnt map the FI for the pipes...but once it warmed up it screamed.

Congrats... I have new appreciation for the Street Rod now that I've riden one. I could easly own one...maybe I'll have to sell the ZX-12R???

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Sorry no pictures yet, I suck because I'm still in the 80s as far as camera technology goes. I'll scan some in tonight. So HotWheels, you liked it? For a man who's got a road king and a 12R, that's good to hear. =)

It's not easy to find pipes for it. I wish I could get a set of V&H's for it. Besides all that, I'm still trying to get used to that uneven idle rhythym. I'm always thinking it's not warmed up yet.

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Congrats on the bike.
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Congrats. Put some pics up so us that have no idea what you're talking about can appreciate!

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Damn, was gonna post a pic but I see you now have to get it hosted someplace. Will try tomorrow I guess.

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Doh no need to host, dunno what I was thinkin. Yeah the bottom one is my mugshot on it.
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Very Nice Bike! Congrats!

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damn, they sure look better now from the original ones when they came out. congrats! That thing is asking to be wheelied
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...very nice!!!

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Congrats brother. In addition to the cbr, I have an '03 V-rod and was considering a street rod to add to my collection. Only problem is: i had quite a few problems with the v-rod

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Boxer twin?

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After this last Flat 4 Tour, my back and neck are still very stiff and sore. I must be getting old, because I'm considering getting something more comfortable, like a Tuono or a Street Rod. I do like the looks of that new BMW K1200R, but it's an I4. I like twins.
They do have the R1100S boxer twin that they are giving away and the new R1200ST Boxer twin that is supposed to be powerfull and smoth? Go to Chicago BMW and ride anything they have.

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