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Old 10-02-2009, 01:47 AM
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Manu,

If I were you, I'd join www.hdforums.com and post that very same question on the V-Rod section. You are sure to get some educated answers there.

Good luck and good hunting....
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:06 AM
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My Filipina maid has one just like yours......real manly.
I know that's a lie...becauce YOU are the maid around your house.
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If I were you, I'd join www.hdforums.com and post that very same question on the V-Rod section. You are sure to get some educated answers there.

Good luck and good hunting....
Hey there ,

Thanks for the advice. Yes I will definitely join the forum to find out exactly what particular year/model of VSRC is the best. I wanted to see some unbiased opinions about the bike in general, just to be sure that I was going the right direction. I mean the bike could have been garbage, beautiful as it may be.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:44 PM
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My $0.02. I ride a 04 H-D FXDXi and a 95 Ducati 916 strada, the wife rides a 05 H-D FXDLi and a Ducati M620.
When I take the H-D's in for service ( one of my chores ), rather than hang around I go sweet talk the sales people into letting me take out what ever the demo of the day is. ( got my leathers and helmet, why not )
Riden a couple of different V-rods...nice bike. Some others to check out Triumph 675 street triple ( under 400lbs, over 100hp ), Ducati Streetfighter ( 400lbs, 150+ hp).
Todays bikes are all so good, you can't go wrong. Just find one that makes you happy.
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:33 AM
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My $0.02. I ride a 04 H-D FXDXi and a 95 Ducati 916 strada, the wife rides a 05 H-D FXDLi and a Ducati M620.
When I take the H-D's in for service ( one of my chores ), rather than hang around I go sweet talk the sales people into letting me take out what ever the demo of the day is. ( got my leathers and helmet, why not )
Riden a couple of different V-rods...nice bike. Some others to check out Triumph 675 street triple ( under 400lbs, over 100hp ), Ducati Streetfighter ( 400lbs, 150+ hp).
Todays bikes are all so good, you can't go wrong. Just find one that makes you happy.
Pics of the Ducati please.

By the way, you're assuming these guys are in good enough shape to ride sport bikes.

I don't know about the rest but our dear, sweet, jolly MMMM_ERT is certainly not.

Is there anything with three wheels you might recommend for the old guy?
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:23 AM
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Personally the V-Rod doesn't do anything for me.
And if you plan on keeping it, the service manual is a real eye opener on what it is going to take to keep this on the road long-term...

BUT, personally I only care that you ride, not what you ride.
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Both the Ducati Streetfighter and the Triumph Streettriple are naked sport bikes. Don't have clip-ons or the aggressive riding position of a superbike. ( after 45 minutes on the 916 I have to get off and walk around )

If you haven't riden one of the modern mid-weights, they're a blast.
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Is there anything with three wheels you might recommend for the old guy?


How are those forearms holding up?
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:26 AM
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Okay thanks a lot for everyone that has replied.

I went to see a friend last night who had a surprise for me, his buddy has brought along his Night Rod, the bike I love so much.

Long story short, I went on a deserted parking lot, he let me ride it, I was fine, then I twisted the right grip...

Don't worry the bike is fine, but this is waaaaay too much power for me

But I am going again to the dealer on Saturday, I have made my choice and going for either the Nighster or the 883 Iron, they look fantastic both. The Crossbones is very nice but almost double the price.

I also booked 6 hours with a bike instructor to teach me how to ride properly and safely this winter.

Thanks again for the tips, will post pics of my first road trip hopefully by next spring

Cheers and ride safe

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( after 45 minutes on the 916 I have to get off and walk around )
Yeah, they just don't have that "I'm too old and out of shape so I need the comfort of a Harley" feel to them.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:18 AM
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But I am going again to the dealer on Saturday, I have made my choice and going for either the Nighster or the 883 Iron, they look fantastic both. The Crossbones is very nice but almost double the price.

I also booked 6 hours with a bike instructor to teach me how to ride properly and safely this winter.



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You are very smart to take a safety/training course.

I love the Nightster...it's sexy.


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Yeah, they just don't have that "I'm too old and out of shape so I need the comfort of a Harley" feel to them.
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But I am going again to the dealer on Saturday, I have made my choice and going for either the Nighster or the 883 Iron, they look fantastic both. The Crossbones is very nice but almost double the price.
Dealers are making incredible deals now, so don't nix the Crossbones (Softail family) just yet.

Also check the '10 Wide Glide (Dyna family) - I dig it!

I installed a tach this week on my Nightster and the new tall black sissy bar.
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Dealers are making incredible deals now, .
When my wife surprised me with the bones earlier this year...she fricking stole the thing.

She negotiated a HELL of a deal.
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I don't know...I don't shop at that sh*thole. You tell me.
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