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Old 04-03-2013, 09:02 AM   #136
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Built in Scotland, even had a small production run.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:46 AM   #137
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Built in Scotland, even had a small production run.
I think those engines was based on the Volvo B20 engine and was developed in Sweden, but i can be wrong cos my SO tell's me I am all the time.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:51 PM   #138
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Every bike is a copy. The original motorcycles copied bicycles.
The person that invented the wheel copied the log roller idea.
Well, um, yeah. By that definition, every bike is a copy.

...but I haven't seen any 1885 Benz copies lately.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #139
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I do hope that whatever Polaris chooses to build and call an Indian has tubeless tires, or at least a centerstand. However, I have to admit that it probably wouldn't do much good. Anyone with the money to buy such a bike is not likely to want to get their hands dirty and mess up their manicure fixing a flat. Whatever it is, the new Indian will not likely be an enthusiast's bike, it will be for posers only. Wealthy ones.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #140
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I do hope that whatever Polaris chooses to build and call an Indian has tubeless tires, or at least a centerstand. However, I have to admit that it probably wouldn't do much good. Anyone with the money to buy such a bike is not likely to want to get their hands dirty and mess up their manicure fixing a flat. Whatever it is, the new Indian will not likely be an enthusiast's bike, it will be for posers only. Wealthy ones.

Just how often do you get flat tires JerryH?? You are obssessed!
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #141
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Just how often do you get flat tires JerryH?? You are obssessed!
I average about 2 a year. Times 35 years, that is around 70 flat tires since age 18. It's gotten worse lately. I have 3 plugs in the rear tire on my VN750, and it's only halfway worn out. That's 3 flats in one tire in 10,000 miles. For some reason, 9 out of 10 flats seem to be the rear tire. That's why I have considered a Sportster with a cast rear wheel and spoke front wheel.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:26 PM   #142
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I average about 2 a year. Times 35 years, that is around 70 flat tires since age 18. It's gotten worse lately. I have 3 plugs in the rear tire on my VN750, and it's only halfway worn out. That's 3 flats in one tire in 10,000 miles. For some reason, 9 out of 10 flats seem to be the rear tire. That's why I have considered a Sportster with a cast rear wheel and spoke front wheel.
Sounds like someone is sabotaging you. I have not had a flat tire on any of my bikes for at least 15 years. That's about 220,000 kms according to my records. I understand your fear, 2 flats a year and the frequency is increasing, your cursed.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #143
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I average about 2 a year. Times 35 years, that is around 70 flat tires since age 18. It's gotten worse lately. I have 3 plugs in the rear tire on my VN750, and it's only halfway worn out. That's 3 flats in one tire in 10,000 miles. For some reason, 9 out of 10 flats seem to be the rear tire. That's why I have considered a Sportster with a cast rear wheel and spoke front wheel.
Are the cops laying spike strips out front of your house.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #144
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Are the cops laying spike strips out front of your house.
I was thinking ex-girlfriend walks by once in a while and jabs it with a nail.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:19 PM   #145
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I average about 2 a year. Times 35 years, that is around 70 flat tires since age 18. It's gotten worse lately. I have 3 plugs in the rear tire on my VN750, and it's only halfway worn out. That's 3 flats in one tire in 10,000 miles. For some reason, 9 out of 10 flats seem to be the rear tire. That's why I have considered a Sportster with a cast rear wheel and spoke front wheel.
Bolt comes with cast wheels. :)
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #146
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It's been 45 years since anyone tied to revitalize Indian with a proper looking motor. This flathead 45" prototype factory cafe racer emerged at the same time the Honda 750 four was introduced. It may look speedy, but unlikely made much more than 25-30 horsepower.





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Old 04-09-2013, 07:42 AM   #147
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That's pretty sharp, Tom. Never seen that one before.

I really hope Indian or Victory do a smaller cafe sized bike.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:49 AM   #148
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That's pretty sharp, Tom. Never seen that one before.

I really hope Indian or Victory do a smaller cafe sized bike.
I hope they shock us with a sport touring or utility bike.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:14 AM   #149
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I'm trembling with indifference!

In the Thunderstroke Elevety-One video, they mentioned Multi-Directional Fins.

This technological advancement is absolutely the most compellingly innovative feature of Thunderstroke Eleventy-One.

Wow!

These are truly exciting we are living in.

I wonder if Multi-Directional Fin technology was borrowed from the Polaris Personal Watercraft product line?

Watch your back Briggs and Stratton, Indian is back in the game!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:17 AM   #150
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I really hope Indian or Victory do a smaller cafe sized bike.
That would be smart. Young people don't go out and by $20k boats.

I'd like to have more options than just the Truxton and V7 Guzzi.
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