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post #1 of 23 Old 07-10-2012, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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The perfect motorcycle.. I think so..

A week ago I traveled from St. Louis to Michigan. At the time I did not know I was about to buy the perfect motorcycle. It's a 2004 Vee 1000, and what a hoot... A bike you can spank the average sport bike, then hide in the woods and do it all over again.

It may be just the perfect do-all bike. So far I have put about 400 miles on it, and maybe 80 of those were gravel and fire roads.

I'm very happy with this purchase.. I have had BMW GSA, and my Strom is way better in the forest service roads. Feels lighter, and easy to throw around.

The perfect bike???? I think so...

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Yep you are about there........ The journey will be complete when you purchase a WEE

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A week ago I traveled from St. Louis to Michigan. At the time I did not know I was about to buy the perfect motorcycle. It's a 2004 Vee 1000, and what a hoot... A bike you can spank the average sport bike, then hide in the woods and do it all over again. //
Glad you like the bike, but not even close.

If you are going to "spank" a sport bike, choose your opposing rider very carefully. Back-to-back, an expert racer was over 20 seconds a lap slower on my bike than a 600cc sport bike, which means in a typical ten lap race he would lap it twice.....

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Glad you like the bike, but not even close.

If you are going to "spank" a sport bike, choose your opposing rider very carefully. Back-to-back, an expert racer was over 20 seconds a lap slower on my bike than a 600cc sport bike, which means in a typical ten lap race he would lap it twice.....
True, you have to pick your battles... The other day I spanked a young squid on a CBR 600 in the twistys with my 2012 Wing... Down the road about 10 mile I stopped for breakfast and he also stopped. I ask if he has ever been passed by a bike with a trailer hitch....

He didn't have much to say...

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I ask if he has ever been passed by a bike with a trailer hitch....

He didn't have much to say...

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vee spanked another HD

You can spank any cruiser on the road.
I had a bad ass, bored out, cam, heads, valves, exhaust, carb, big 250 rear tire, you name it he's had it done HD, making fun of my Vee a couple of months ago.
I said, "talk is cheap, let's take 'em out here a breed 'em up." He laughed, "you ain't got a chance." I didn't even hit the throttle stop or get close to redline, plus I got out of the throttle twice to wait for him, and still beat him.
Of course he said, "my sh-t ain't runnin' right." "Neither is mine, let me know when you're runnin' right and we'll do it again" I said. The HD boys were not happy. Oh well!
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If I ever go to a model specific forum and there aren't people swooning and proclaiming their bike as the best thing ever, bragging how they are thrashing sport bikes and Harleys left and right, good for everything.........well, I think I will then be able to say I've seen it all.
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I had a guy on a big dollar HD bagger absolutely eat my lunch recently. It was freeway and curves did not enter the equation.

I absolutely love my Vee...but it has yet to crap a golden egg for me. It does almost all things moto well. But it ain't a sport bike and it sure ain't a dirt bike.
It is like a pair of jeans. I try to wear it everywhere I go, but sometimes sweat pants or a suit is better.

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not even close to a perfect bike

a perfect bike would be like a Higgs Boson - it would have no mass at rest (and thus not fall over at each opportunity you present it with)
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