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Old 02-20-2013, 11:57 AM   #211
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Oh I'll disagree with that. I've got a Harley Road King myself. But the Ducati Diavel is one of the most interesting modern made bike I've sat on. I'd be very interested in spending some saddle time on one. That seems like it might be quite the touring machine.
Only issue I see with that if you really want to tour a Dival is fuel capacity. They spec it at 17l or 4.5 gallons which in my experience with Ducati means you'd run dry at less than 4 gallons used. Knowing how hard it is to ride a bike like that without pinning the throttle I'd be lucky to get 120 between fuel stops.
Your road king can probabaly do 200+ without sweating...
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:15 PM   #212
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There is nothing wrong with hustling a heavy cruiser, I do it all it the time, the Vision was built for it, but I also have the skill for it. Sounds like you Road King handles like a school bus... I'll pass, I don't like making 4 point turns around sweeping corners.
I'm too lazy to go back and get all your Harley bashing quotes. It's always entertaining when somebody buys a non Harley cruiser and then tries to convince everyone else (and themselves) in post after post that their bike is better than the Harley because blah blah blah....... Guess what, we really dont care why you bought whatever bike you bought. Enjoy your motorcycle.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #213
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Bad logic with a Victory. The mills are virtually bullet proof, and 24K miles is nothing, there are several Vic out there at 100K plus no problems with a few pushing 200K.

To do the cams, just the cam gear cover and valve covers are removed. You are not actually opening the engine. Stage three is a big bore kit, that's more invasive. That's where I would draw the line. But a stage 2 would be a welcomed addition. It really wakes the motor up without compromising long term reliability and longevity. If it were not for the EPA, the stage two would be how the bikes come from the factory.
He wasn't asking about a Victory, he was asking about a HD
and I wouldn't buy a Victory with a stage 2 that I didn't know who did the work either bullet proof or not. Too many cam profiles out there that I have zero interest in. It could also void the factory warranty depending on what brand and who did it.
Totally not worth it IMO
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:29 PM   #214
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Bring it... We have roads out here that make the tail of the dragon look straight. I would be happy to school you folks on how to ride a bike through the twisties, and I will do it with the cruse set, the music blaring, and sucking on a star bucks macchiato.


Yes... Them are fightin words.
This is the dumbest post I've read all month.

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #215
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This thread is getting stupid in a hurry, but it's fun to watch

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #216
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Bring it... We have roads out here that make the tail of the dragon look straight. I would be happy to school you folks on how to ride a bike through the twisties, and I will do it with the cruse set, the music blaring, and sucking on a star bucks macchiato.
I would actually pay to see that

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Somebody PLEASE show up with a Ducati (especially if your other ride is a horse) and a helmet cam. Please.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:55 PM   #218
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I think Harleys are fine bikes. I don't want one, but its because I don't like the seating position/style. I much prefer my BMW's. If Harley build a bike that had a riding position like my BMW's and similar performance I'd give it a look. But they don't.
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I think Harleys are fine bikes. I don't want one, but its because I don't like the seating position/style. I much prefer my BMW's. If Harley build a bike that had a riding position like my BMW's and similar performance I'd give it a look. But they don't.

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #220
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Harley vs Victory

As this thread has become a "which bike is better" thread, I would like to say that all of the comparison tests that I have read show Harleys and Victorys to be nearly equal. I could be happy with either one. Plenty of power, breaking, style, and engineering improvements. Either brand is light years better than any bike we had in the late sixties. Buy what you like or can afford and enjoy!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #221
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And this is a Harley thread, or at least a cruiser thread. No Ducati rider is going to have any interest in a Harley, Victory, or any other cruiser. Two completely different things. Not that one is better than the other, just different. Way different.
???
Why not? Do you like both vanilla and chocolate?

If I had a budget, and garage that would handle 3 bikes they would include a Harley AND a Duc. Specifically, a Monster 1100 Evo and a Road Glide
But alas, it's about compromise for me
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Why not? Do you like both vanilla and chocolate?

If I had a budget, and garage that would handle 3 bikes they would include a Harley AND a Duc. Specifically, a Monster 1100 Evo and a Road Glide
But alas, it's about compromise for me
Completely agreed. I got a Harley, have my eye on a little dual purpose Honda. Would love to have a Monster or any Ducati...just have to sell more stuff at work :)

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As this thread has become a "which bike is better" thread, I would like to say that all of the comparison tests that I have read show Harleys and Victorys to be nearly equal. I could be happy with either one. Plenty of power, breaking, style, and engineering improvements. Either brand is light years better than any bike we had in the late sixties. Buy what you like or can afford and enjoy!
Ssshhh.

Don't be bringing sense into this thread. It's about to become a trainwreck.

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