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post #1 of 65 Old 08-13-2014, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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My Road King makes me go "ahhhhhh" but my strom

puts a huge smile on my face...the harley is low and slow, torquey and rough...awful brakes and shakes like a %#[email protected]& all the time....it is calming and fun just to cruise, hit 5th gear at 45mph and just sit there...when I ride the VEE I feel like I'm 20 yrs old again....like night and day...love them both....best of both sides of the fence for sure....:mrgreen:
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Couldn't have said it better.


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post #3 of 65 Old 08-13-2014, 01:45 AM
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Interesting.
I thought most of us here rode Vee's because we "are" old farts. Um, so to speak. :mrgreen:

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My 2012 DL650 will run all day at 80 mph. I have to be careful not to let it creep up to 90. My 2008 FLHP has a 103 cu engine, and I have to give it some stick to stay at 80. It is great for blasting down the freeway, and the Sundowner seat is an all day joy. If I'm going out highway cruising, I'll take the Road King. If I'm headed out for any other type of trip, the Strom gets the nod. They are different animals.
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Same here. I have an 08 Ultra Classic. Riding it still beats driving a car...but it doesn't make me smile like the Wee does. Took the UC out this past weekend to decide whether I am going to sell it. Decided I would. Took wife out on it for a last ride, and she wants to keep it for 2-up. So, it still sits in the garage since we don't 2-up much anymore.

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In addition to my Wee I also have an '87 FXR, and they are a perfect compliment for one another. The Harley's motor has been hopped up, it's a bit loud, heavy, rough around the edges, handles decent, but with over 170k miles, and it recently has begun to get horrible gas mileage, it's not my main ride. The Wee is more the daily rider, like a Toyota Çorolla, and the FXR is like a '72 Chevelle SS, I take it out when I need a dose of torque and character, it's a satisfying ride. The riding position is similar so going from one to the other is natural. Each bike makes me appreciate the other more.

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If my motorcycle had the attributes you describe of the Harley, I'd scrap it after becoming aware of the superior operation of the Strom.
I guess there are them what wants a Putt and those of us that can't fathom it.
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post #8 of 65 Old 08-13-2014, 11:52 AM
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Put 5K miles on my DL650 in the one year I had it . Sold it 4 months ago

Bought a 2010 BMW R1200R and have already put 5K miles on it , in 4 months , it's that much more fun to ride for me , lot more power , low to the ground , a joy to ride , had to spend $800 on a Parabellum scout fairing for wind protection , adding a Screaming Banshee horn and lights from Skene




Cruisers are best for cruising laid back and relaxing , that's for sure , I miss my Valk .

I may buy one of the new ones ,

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post #9 of 65 Old 08-13-2014, 12:03 PM
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my 2cents.

One bike is not enough, I like them all, ride them all, enjoy them all. If I had more space, time and money I would have more bikes. Currently own four bikes and would be quiet happy to own more.

My philosophy, ride it until you stop enjoying it, or you want a change, then change it.

I change at least one bike a year, selling one and replacing it with something else. I like the variety and the change. It allows me to experience a lot of everything, often.

Works for me, your mileage may vary.
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post #10 of 65 Old 08-13-2014, 12:09 PM
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What 4 do you have ??


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my 2cents.

One bike is not enough, I like them all, ride them all, enjoy them all. If I had more space, time and money I would have more bikes. Currently own four bikes and would be quiet happy to own more.

My philosophy, ride it until you stop enjoying it, or you want a change, then change it.

I change at least one bike a year, selling one and replacing it with something else. I like the variety and the change. It allows me to experience a lot of everything, often.

Works for me, your mileage may vary.

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