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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-25-2006, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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I am really thinking of trading in all of my sportbikes and getting this sweet ride.. Thay have a white one at my dealership that looks really cool.

I mean its as sport bikey as a cruiser can get with all that plastic..PLus its 109 cubic inches of japanese muscle

anyone ride one of these or hear one? I wonder if it has a cool harley rumble

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-25-2006, 07:49 PM
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It has a unique sound, but it's not Harley. They put the various possible sounds through a focus group in a bracketed tournament. The group listened to different sounds and picked the ones they liked. The winner was the one selected. It's liquid cooled so most of the time those don't sound like Harleys.

The damn thing's heavy and the tank is monstrous. Even almost empty it was tough to muscle around. Not Triumph RocketIII or Vulcan 2000 heavy, but not exactly your Gixxer1000. But yeah, at least one person here has one.

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if you do get it you have to take it to the track to show those vrod guys what's up
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Nolan and I bought one this summer so we could tool around together in relative comfort. As far as backseats go, it's acceptable. Nolan still won't let me ride it by myself , so I'm waiting for my comfy aftermarket seat and backrest so I can at least ride bitch in style

We get a lot of comments about the bike when we're out, and it's been a fun street ride for both of us.

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I have access to one my buddy a non active member in here. He got it when they first came out and bought it at CC..... Traded in his GSXRSRAD 750 and uses an F4I as his Sportbike..

I have riden the bike and I must tell you I like it alot. It is very quiet stock, yes very bulky, has that sweet 240 rear tire, and handles nice, very low though you will drag pegs very easy. GEts many looks when on the road..

Thought about getting one as my cruiser, but I am still leaning towards the VTX1800 or a Screaming Eagle Fatboy...

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Maybe you should try one of these M109's out.

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Maybe you should try one of these M109's out.
I would advise against this one - I rode it for almost 2 years - top speed sucks, loud and very very low ground clearance. Tracks are not reliable, and maintenance is a bitch! Loads of torque, though!
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I would advise against this one - I rode it for almost 2 years - top speed sucks, loud and very very low ground clearance. Tracks are not reliable, and maintenance is a bitch! Loads of torque, though!
But, it's got a 155mm gun on it! Of course, you can't use it while driving. Could you imagine parallel parking one in the city?

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But, it's got a 155mm gun on it! Of course, you can't use it while driving. Could you imagine parallel parking one in the city?
who says you can't use it while driving? how else do you deal with road rage if not blowing crap up?

anyway, when I look at a bike or car I consider the gauges of uptmost importance. You're gonna spend a lot of time using them so they should be to your liking. I don't really like the lcd tach on any bike, get the sun behind you and it's really hard to read and on this bike the speedometer looks like something from 1982. But to each his own, anything with 2 wheels is just fine by me.

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FWIW my buddy had one, and soon after traded it in for a warrior.

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But, it's got a 155mm gun on it! Of course, you can't use it while driving. Could you imagine parallel parking one in the city?
It'd be easy, crush any car that is right in front of the location you want to park. Or just park it in the middle of the street, what are they going to do? Tow ya?
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Doesn't sound like a Harley, but has a good rumble. Aftermarket pipes would unleash an ear-deafening roar for sure.

Its a big heavy bike but its very well balanced. Even Kim could easily lift it off the kickstand. She couldn't budge the VTX1800 that we used to own. The pegs are very easy to scrape around corners, but then again, its not a sportbike.

Its very stable at highway speeds. I'm shopping for a windshield for it though cuz the riding position turns you into a parachute at high speeds.

It has gobs of neck snapping power from a stop and roll-on. From what I've read, there's a lot more to be had with intakes, pipes, and a PC3.

Not the most comfortable passenger seat, so I'm also looking into a Corbin with a backrest and maybe heat. The drivers seat is fine.

Overall, I really like it. I just need to find more time to ride it and bling it out the way I want.

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who says you can't use it while driving? how else do you deal with road rage if not blowing crap up?
Firing that cannon while moving would be the equivalent of instantly slamming the vehicle into reverse. You could do it, once. After that you'll be replacing the trans and tearing the engine apart looking for busted metal.

Or so I think. My knowledge on the subject is limited to 4 weeks of cannon crewmember training 13 years ago

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Firing that cannon while moving would be the equivalent of instantly slamming the vehicle into reverse. You could do it, once. After that you'll be replacing the trans and tearing the engine apart looking for busted metal.

Or so I think. My knowledge on the subject is limited to 4 weeks of cannon crewmember training 13 years ago
you have to have it stationary for firing and rear and side doors open and rear ramp lowered, the gun is resting on stand aiming into the ground 100 feet in front of the wehicle while moving - the gun hydraulics will not compensate for movement and will snap.
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how is the top speed of the M109

I road a customers Rocket 3 and I left disappointed by the lack of top end power

Petered out too quickly for my liking

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I dunno but I bet that Bender could outride you on one...
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there are a lot of things Bender does better then me... I hear he is quite the cunnilingision.

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I don't wanna know. That was a serious TMI Mr Drucker... You are one twisted freak

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how is the top speed of the M109

I road a customers Rocket 3 and I left disappointed by the lack of top end power

Petered out too quickly for my liking
It accelerates HARD all the way to an indicated 140-145 which I've read is actually around 128-130 on GPS. The top speed is governed at 6200 rpms in 5th gear. I'm not sure that I would want to go much faster cuz the front end starts to get light. More info at http://www.m109riders.com

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It accelerates HARD all the way to an indicated 140-145 which I've read is actually around 128-130 on GPS. The top speed is governed at 6200 rpms in 5th gear. I'm not sure that I would want to go much faster cuz the front end starts to get light. More info at http://www.m109riders.com
That thing gets up and goes!!! Sweet ride Nolan, I was diggin the looks of the bike when we were out riding that night.

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That thing gets up and goes!!! Sweet ride Nolan, I was diggin the looks of the bike when we were out riding that night.
Thanks.

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Thanks.

Thought you might like this picture Nick:

Not mine BTW...
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