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post #91 of 120 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 05:09 AM
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hey bignoseG I also had a speed master and now I own a Tbird and a Victory 8 ball. here is what i can say......
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Thanks spending the time and for the great write up abudoo, heaps better than any info I have found on the net or in the mags.

Taking a T-Bird for a test drive on the weekend, the shape is really growing on me and it is a bike that looks better in real life than it photographs. Its the front runner at the moment

As I said I really love my speedy, the look etc but want more power and she is getting on, so may even keep a lookout for a used storm as it reminds me of a bigger version of my speedy , the wife reckons I should just get the storm to shut me up but like most of us I have bills to pay, holidays to book, house do ups to finish and all that stuff.
http://www.motorad.co.nz/motorcycles...nderbird-storm

Testing driving a victory is a bit harder as it requires a few days away to get a few hours test drive on one or catching a plane.

Have thought about some of the other Harleys beyond the street bob but the price jump is just too much to justify , and I'm not really a Harley guy either. As I said we pay around $10,000 more in NZ for the same models (shipping, customs charges, duty etc)

For those who want a bit of noise I found this thread on a very loud (and $$$$) pair of pipes
and select exhausts category and Foran 'Razorback' pipes from list

Had a watch of this as well. It is victory biased (maybe HD bashing) of course but still good to understand the differences between the engines

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Thanks spending the time and for the great write up abudoo, heaps better than any info I have found on the net or in the mags.

Taking a T-Bird for a test drive on the weekend, the shape is really growing on me and it is a bike that looks better in real life than it photographs. Its the front runner at the moment

As I said I really love my speedy, the look etc but want more power and she is getting on, so may even keep a lookout for a used storm as it reminds me of a bigger version of my speedy , the wife reckons I should just get the storm to shut me up but like most of us I have bills to pay, holidays to book, house do ups to finish and all that stuff.
http://www.motorad.co.nz/motorcycles...nderbird-storm

Testing driving a victory is a bit harder as it requires a few days away to get a few hours test drive on one or catching a plane.

Have thought about some of the other Harleys beyond the street bob but the price jump is just too much to justify , and I'm not really a Harley guy either. As I said we pay around $10,000 more in NZ for the same models (shipping, customs charges, duty etc)

For those who want a bit of noise I found this thread on a very loud (and $$$$) pair of pipes
and select exhausts category and Foran 'Razorback' pipes from list

Had a watch of this as well. It is victory biased (maybe HD bashing) of course but still good to understand the differences between the engines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGkFPUeNUqc
That video was very interesting. I agree you could hear the bias in the guys voice, but still you can't argue the facts regarding the information. It would be interesting to hear Harley's response to this.
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Taking a T-Bird for a test drive on the weekend, the shape is really growing on me and it is a bike that looks better in real life than it photographs.
Generally speaking, I think that's exactly right -- but I've never been able to figure out why. Anyone have ideas on that?
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Might be a dumb question but does the Tbird have a chain drive or a gear drive?

Maybe its just my personality, but I love videos like that comparo between HD and Victory. Makes so much sense.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Maybe its just my personality, but I love videos like that comparo between HD and Victory. Makes so much sense.
This is one of my favorites - the video that shows the tipover protection on the Vision compared to other bikes. The "drop test" starts about 1:40 in...

I've seen the tipovers tested many times by accident or on purpose - and have even done so myself, twice. They work.


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Anything out there about Victory V's Triumphs V's HD?? I saw on YouTube a long time ago this idiot riding all 3 loving the T-Bird, Victory, HD in that order then saying Harley was the best... Goose....

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Anything out there about Victory V's Triumphs V's HD?? I saw on YouTube a long time ago this idiot riding all 3 loving the T-Bird, Victory, HD in that order then saying Harley was the best... Goose....

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Why is he an idiot? For me, H-D was last...but if that's what he felt, that's what he felt. Personally, I liked the ride of the Softail, and I'm a HUGE fan of that 2-tone/white-walls look. I just liked the Kingpin and T-Bird better, with the 'Pin getting the nod, for now, because of price-reasons. I see, perhaps, a Bonnie next to the 'Pin at some point. Each to his/her own, I say.
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Why is he an idiot? For me, H-D was last...but if that's what he felt, that's what he felt. Personally, I liked the ride of the Softail, and I'm a HUGE fan of that 2-tone/white-walls look. I just liked the Kingpin and T-Bird better, with the 'Pin getting the nod, for now, because of price-reasons. I see, perhaps, a Bonnie next to the 'Pin at some point. Each to his/her own, I say.
You'd have to watch the video to understand his idiocy. They testride them all, essentially say that the Victory and Triumph were better, but then ends with giving the context to Harley because he believes that nothing says cool like Harley, that when you want a cool cruiser nothing but a Harley will do. That's paraphrased, but it's the gist of his conclusion/idiocy.

Here's the video:

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Might be a dumb question but does the Tbird have a chain drive or a gear drive?

Maybe its just my personality, but I love videos like that comparo between HD and Victory. Makes so much sense.
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Why is he an idiot? For me, H-D was last...but if that's what he felt, that's what he felt. Personally, I liked the ride of the Softail, and I'm a HUGE fan of that 2-tone/white-walls look. I just liked the Kingpin and T-Bird better, with the 'Pin getting the nod, for now, because of price-reasons. I see, perhaps, a Bonnie next to the 'Pin at some point. Each to his/her own, I say.
Oh, he can have his opinion (I wish I could find the video again) sure. BUT!! this guy and his mates doing a review of 3 bikes (they all rode all of the bikes) for "MCN" (from memory), a bike magazine, to sit there and say that the Triumph and Victory are both better bikes, but the Harley is best due to reputation and style, is a stupid comment. Why do the review? If you're going to do a review then tell people which is the best on it merits, not personal choice... This guys credibility is shot hehehehheeheheheheee...

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