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Old 11-26-2012, 04:31 AM   #166
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Go to bikebandit.com, or cheapcycleparts.com, and look for parts for a 30 year old Japanese bike. They almost do not exist. You may find a few fairly common parts. Yes you can make some of them, I have. Now go look for parts for a 30 year old Harley. You can throw a rock in any direction and hit someone selling them.there, including me, many people do indeed like this. But not from Harley. The new Goldwing FB6 gives the Goldwing a cruiser (but not Harley) look, while maintaining that smooth quiet engine. It will be interesting to see how it sells.
Those sites are not in the business of selling parts for vintage bikes. Pick up any chopper mag or classic bike mag and you will find businesses that do specialize in them....All makes and damn near every model. Between my dad and I we have several pre 1980 Jap bikes and have never had an issue with sourcing parts.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #167
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I found this on the interwebs, and submit it to the thread for edification, amusement or ridicule, as you so wish:

http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.bi...buyharley.html
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:00 PM   #168
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I found this on the interwebs, and submit it to the thread for edification, amusement or ridicule, as you so wish:

http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.bi...buyharley.html
Boy that link gets around. I forget what they are selling, but they certainly have a thing about the HD twin cams. That link has been discussed many times over.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #169
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Boy that link gets around. I forget what they are selling, but they certainly have a thing about the HD twin cams. That link has been discussed many times over.
Yep, yep, yep. Aside from the guy sounding like a Victory dealer, I agree with everything he said about Harleys, especially the Twin Cams. They are just plain bad news. Guess I'll be getting a Sportster after all.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:20 AM   #170
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I found this on the interwebs, and submit it to the thread for edification, amusement or ridicule, as you so wish:

http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.bi...buyharley.html
The Internet. Spreading ignorance and fear at the speed of light. Those damn broken down Twin Cams on the shoulder are fucking road hazards dammit. Call your congressmen now!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #171
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Yep, yep, yep. Aside from the guy sounding like a Victory dealer, I agree with everything he said about Harleys, especially the Twin Cams. They are just plain bad news. Guess I'll be getting a Sportster after all.
Why not ride your '95 Fat Boy?


http://www.mopedriders.org/viewtopic...cb0fd180fbbd60
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:05 PM   #172
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:54 PM   #173
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Boy that link gets around. I forget what they are selling, but they certainly have a thing about the HD twin cams. That link has been discussed many times over.
He's selling a book for $34.95 on how to change the oil in your miserable, worthless, unreliable time-bomb of a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #174
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Don't have a '95 Fatboy, never did. But I did ride the Boss Hoss 502. I would not care to own the Boss Hoss, it was to much of a handfull. Would love to have a '95 Fatboy (EVO powered) Who was it that said the Twin Cam was superior to the EVO? Doesn't look that way. Everything that guy said makes sense, and you can find the same information all over the internet in bits and pieces. WHY would the crank bearings develop so much play after so few miles? Again, a properly built EVO can and will last 100,000 miles with nothing but routine maintenance. And anyone who thinks chain driven cams are trouble free has obviously never owned a Kawasaki Vulcan 750.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #175
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He did get booted off the XT225 forum for making ridiculous claims and statements. He is living in a dream world and should be ignored.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #176
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Don't have a '95 Fatboy, never did. But I did ride the Boss Hoss 502. I would not care to own the Boss Hoss, it was to much of a handfull. Would love to have a '95 Fatboy (EVO powered) Who was it that said the Twin Cam was superior to the EVO? Doesn't look that way. Everything that guy said makes sense, and you can find the same information all over the internet in bits and pieces. WHY would the crank bearings develop so much play after so few miles? Again, a properly built EVO can and will last 100,000 miles with nothing but routine maintenance. And anyone who thinks chain driven cams are trouble free has obviously never owned a Kawasaki Vulcan 750.
First you say you've never ridden a big twin Harley. Then someone posts a link in which you said you own a '95 Fatboy. And now once again you say you've never had a '95 Fat Boy.

Could you PLEASE just choose a lie and stick with it?

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:25 PM   #177
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Could you PLEASE just choose a lie and stick with it?

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #178
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He did get booted off the XT225 forum for making ridiculous claims and statements. He is living in a dream world and should be ignored.

"Moped Riders Association".... WTF???
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:39 PM   #179
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"Moped Riders Association".... WTF???
you'll find him all over the web... As Jerry, Vulcan, or some derivative of the two. Everywhere he goes he spews vitriol and misinformation and tries to pass it off as wisdom gained from experience. It doesn't take long for most folks to identify him as a troll.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:09 PM   #180
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He posts a lot of off the wall claims over on the battle scooter forum, but the people over there are pretty laid back and do not challenge him.
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