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post #21 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 02:52 PM
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I beg to differ. Red is not my favorite color either, but I pulled the trigger on the red marble haze and it is really stunning. I don't think I'll get tired of looking at it for quite a while. No complaints here.
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I have the red marble haze as well and gets comments everywhere I go. Even from Harley guys as well believe it or not. Really beautiful paint (just too dam soft!!!)


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post #22 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 02:11 AM
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post #23 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:28 PM
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I saw the matt graphite at my dealer 3 weeks ago. Beautiful bike. I was going to buy it on the spot if I could hear it run. I was totally unfamiliar with the t bird. I currently ride a scrambler. They didn't have a t bird that was running. Called a week later and got within a hundred dollars of signing the deal. I'm still lusting but really haven't ridden a cruiser before. I would keep the scrambler either way.
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post #24 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 11:03 PM
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Unless you need more power, in which case get a Rocket, buy the T-Bird! It handles great, has great ABS brakes, is very comfortable, super smooth, and has good power. The only possible drawback is that it weighs 750 lbs.


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post #25 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 01:20 AM
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Unless you need more power, in which case get a Rocket, buy the T-Bird! It handles great, has great ABS brakes, is very comfortable, super smooth, and has good power. The only possible drawback is that it weighs 750 lbs.


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I don't mind the weight. I just wish there were more available engine mods (cams) to push that weight a little harder. Don't get me wrong...it has good power....I would just like a little (or big) bump
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post #26 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 09:09 AM
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The power is plenty for me at 5'7" and 180 lbs, I had a Suzuki SV1000S before I switched to my first cruiser and the torque on this thing is just brutal. Maybe if I had a regular T-bird i'd be looking for more power but with the Short TORS, air filter, and tune, the Storm runs like a raped ape.

The next step up is Rocket for more power but that thing is just such a huge beast I think I'd get lost in the bike, don't know how well it would "fit me", and plus the Storm handles so gracefully for its size.
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post #27 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 11:09 PM
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Wow. I've never seen that color/bike before.
Me neither. I like it.

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post #28 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 10:35 AM
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I beg to differ. Red is not my favorite color either, but I pulled the trigger on the red marble haze and it is really stunning. I don't think I'll get tired of looking at it for quite a while. No complaints here.
The blue marble haze, a new color for 2014, is IMO even more stunning...had this color been around last year when I picked up my blue-with-white-stripe I may have been paralyzed with indecision as it is gorgeous:



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Here she is. Couldn't hold out any longer.
I need to get an accessary list together.
Short exhaust, floor boards? Not sure what else.
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Short TORs, engine bars. Windshield i f you drive over 50.


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