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I have a feeling I would need to wear my blaze orange riding that thing in NW WI during November...


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Did you black out the neighbor dog's face in that first pix?
The dog had heard that @eddienelson posted on this board and wanted to remain anonymous for obvious reasons..


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C'mon, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's Czechoslovakia. It's like going into Wisconsin.
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Totally different ergonomics. I sat on a RSD Roadster at a dealership and with the rear sets the bike was definitely set up the way it should have been from the factory. I just couldn't swallow the $15k price tag. Café bike vs Bobber.
Yeah,, $15K is quite a bit upfront money.
I traded in a 14 Slim for my 16 Roadster. I think I paid $10.5K for the bike and since they owed me money I had them do the V&H Fuel Pack 3 and install the RSD Slant pipe. The rest of what they owed me I took on a couple his & her leather jackets because I do most my own work.

I did the rear sets myself. I think I paid $600 for the rear sets and another $50.00 for brake line and brake light switch so I probably have around $13k into mine so with their labor I could see why they are at $15k.

It would be nice if Harley would of just done it right from the factory then I would of only had to do the pipe.
Although I'm sure Harleys rearsets would weigh a lot more than RSD. The stock pegs weighed 20 pounds. The RSD weigh 5 pounds.
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Did you black out the neighbor dog's face in that first pix?
Funny LOL! No, that's a statue of a donkey and the face is painted black lol. That's hilarious, kinda looks that way if you don't know what it is
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'Tip In" of a roadster......which I also owned and loved but only being a 5 speed.....at 90mph, it was SCREAMING......did handle like the cats PJs tho....IMHO, the best handling HD I have ever ridden off the showroom floor.....All I did was Stage 1 it and try to get the front end to push, just to learn the limits.....she took all I was willing to throw at her
I have to agree with you on the handling. The thing is a point and shoot bike. It is a hoot to ride in the twisties. The sport bike guys are a bit surprised when they see a Sportster pass them.
It is by no means Ducati fast but handles better than any other H-D I've ridden.

My Ducati 999 was much faster and handled better but it wasn't any fun unless you were doing at least a ton. Every time I rode the Duc I was hitting triple digits. I knew one day it was going to catch me so I had to let it go. I have no self control.
The Roadster is a blast at 60-80 in the twisties. I do hit the ton occasionally but I don't need to to have fun on it.

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Always dug the way this bike looks - Came close to buying one once but went with the Street Bob.......cool ass bike though amigo
Thanks Eddie,this bike has a fun factor similar to the Scout you had I'm sure. This one stock has around 97 hp,which is not bad for a setup Victory had for many years. Can only imagine how your Scout must have felt with even more power! It's hard not to gun it when out on the Highball and like Sammy Hagar says, can't drive 55!


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Did you black out the neighbor dog's face in that first pix?
Here it is close up lol. Relax Eddie! They even got real ones 40 minutes away in Oatman lol
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Here it is close up lol. Relax Eddie! They even got real ones 40 minutes away in Oatman lol
Yes this guy wants to party with Eddie Nelson
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OK... I thought the Victory Vision was ugly. Geez! <img src="https://www.roadglide.org/images/RoadGlide_2015/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png" border="0" alt="" title="EEK! Surprise!" class="inlineimg" />
Arlen Ness didnÂ’t think so lol
Actually he probably did believe it was ugly, thatÂ’s why he did so much to improve the looks, ijs.......
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Actually he probably did believe it was ugly, thatÂ’s why he did so much to improve the looks, ijs.......
Arlen was talented but also designed some odd looking stuff himself. He probably fit just right in with Victory lol. I liked a lot of Victory models but they also took chances with styling on some of them and trying to be too different. The Vision was a bit extreme but think that was their intention anyway. When releasing that bike seems like Victory just wanted to give the motorcycle industry the middle finger lol
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I think Polaris has done a good job with Indian and the founding fathers would probably be proud of how their bikes turned out imo. They succeeded where others have failed in the recent past.However they can't claim an American classic and history since 1901 like Harley can since 1903,which is pretty impressive! Being a fan of the fixed fairing of the Road Glide, very curious to see how the Indian version will turn out looking. Not really a foreign bike guy but think the Yamaha Eluder has a cool looking front and fairing and looks great until you get to the HORRIBLE rear end and saddlebags. Came across an article about Cory Ness who created his version of the bike with new rear and saddlebags and think it looks pretty awesome!
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