I got me a new toy this weekend

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    I had a crotch rocket, a Kawasaki Ninja, but was ready for something a bit more tame.
     

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    Wow. Love the "midnight special" colors too. Glad to see the cruisers hanging in there. Good choice! :cool:
     
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    Good on gas too, which is important right now. Nice!
     
  4. Thorlifter

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    Yeah, my Ninja got 65mpg, this one gets about 45mph. I actually havent filled it up yet. I only have about 140 miles on it right now.
     
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    How is the vibration from that V-twin?

    a) Horrible (Harley)

    b) Smooth (Japanese)
     
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    nice bike thorlifter but i like big trail bikes like the afrika twin my fave is the bmw gs 650 just wish i could afford one
     
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    Real nice ride Thor.... About the same thing I would pick out.... Piss on the Ninja...

    Im jealous....
     
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    Clave (b) is the truth, buddy. For those who have never ridden a bike for a significant distance, that vibration results in numb hands, arms, legs, ass, back, etc. I have not ridden a Harley in 20 years, so perhaps things have changed, but physics say a twin is gonna have a nasty vibration compared to a four with comparable mounting/frame.

    I recall having to get off about every 50 miles or so just to shake it off. VERY fatiguing.

    But then again, a twin has the sound, the looks and the feel if you are wanting a cruiser. You want a touring bike, that is something completely different. And I personally would take a cruiser based upon my needs, over a crotch rocket or 800lb touring car with two wheels.

    Enjoy. She's a beaut.
     
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    By the way, is she belt drive?
     
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    Very nice!

    I want to get a Harley one day.
     
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    I thought it was smooth. I need to get a windshield though. I did a 65 mile ride yesterday and the wind beat my a$$ to death.

    Of course, someone already stole my inspection sticker. Sorry mother @#@#$'s. Man, you can't have anything nice anymore.

    Just filled it up and it got 50 mpg, so once it's broke in, it should go up to 52 or 53 mpg.
     
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    Nice Bike Thor!
     
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    Very nice bike Thor! Once had a dark red Yamaha Virago which looked abit like it. Now I have a Honda CBR 1000 standing in the garage which I will take out for a ride tommorrow :)
     
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