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    Quote Originally Posted by twizzle View Post
    Can't beat an old Harley, I have a 1340 EVO carb.....I love it - I mean really love it...

    Yep know what you mean that old potato potato is the best on the old carbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vrodash View Post
    I have one
    got it new in 2003, 100 th Anniversary in Two tone Black and Silver.
    Brakes are poor , have to be careful going hot into roundabouts too but I still love it and will keep it as long as my
    friends sneer and take the piss ( they have from day 1 )
    I always come back from a ride with a massive smile and look at it as I leave the garage to put it away, never do that with my other bikes and cars.
    Small tank range is limiting , but I tend to only do 90 miles before the sit upright with legs forwards forces me to have a bum rest.
    Rode it to Spain and back too so have done some longer trips too.
    Try one , the sound with Screaming Eagles at full chat is addictive.

    No regrets here
    Good info thanks. I think the newer ones have a larger fuel tank.

    Will be test riding one soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twizzle View Post
    Can't beat an old Harley, I have a 1340 EVO carb.....I love it - I mean really love it...
    Me too!
    "I must be traveling on now 'cause there's too many places I've got to see.

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    I rode one back in 2004 back to back with a Rocket III

    I bought the Rocket III
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smogbob View Post
    Yep know what you mean that old potato potato is the best on the old carbs.
    About 25 years ago when I was a power ranger I used to drink at a biker pub, the Mucky Duck (The Swan at Fradley)

    It always amazed me how slowly the Harley guys could get them to tick over without stalling

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    Not sure if orange is your thing Tricky but the Ducati dealer in Lincoln have had this in for months & months & months. I popped in today on the way to work & it's still there.
    I imagine a deal could probably be done.

    http://www.italiamotoltd.co.uk/ducati-Locator-used.aspx

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    I guess that the V-Rod was the tool HD hoped would broaden the appeal of their range. It appears that the traditionalists didn't like the tiddly little engine and the rest of the world still saw just another Harley. Even the Porsche Design input couldn't work enough magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaloy View Post
    Not sure if orange is your thing Tricky but the Ducati dealer in Lincoln have had this in for months & months & months. I popped in today on the way to work & it's still there.
    I imagine a deal could probably be done.

    http://www.italiamotoltd.co.uk/ducati-Locator-used.aspx
    Thanks. I am checking out some Night Rods at the mo as I prefer the look of those.

    Dealer bikes are pretty firm at the moment so I may choose to strike in the autumn.

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    Never heard of the Night Rod before, they do look good though.

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    V- Rods do nothing for me..... just as well buy a M1800 Suzuki and save yersen £5k.....

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    Twizz, I thought better of you.

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    Yeah Twinkle's acting like a right twat these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaloy View Post
    The full Liberace !
    Just a Prospect at the moment

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    My Pal had a V-Rod
    he did 43K miles on it in 6 years.
    Some minor issues.
    2x burnt valves caused by wrong fueling after shop fitted pipes.
    Mudguard snapped due to vibration
    Replacement swingarm pin
    and two replacement front disks due to warpage.

    The thing pulled like a steam train and he'd have another in a heartbeat.

    First day he rode it he came to the gathering of the clans on it ended up riding it through 2ft of water due to the flooding.
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