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    I Need to Stay Off of Other Bikes

    In the spring of 2014 I took a ride on my sons Harley and I was hooked. In the span of one month I had my motorcycle endorsement and a 2006 TW. I've enjoyed it for the last three seasons and I will always own it.
    Today I took about a 25 mile ride on my friends 2003 Harley Fat Boy. Wow what a difference in power.
    Now I want another bike...I should have never rode it.
    What is about these damn motorcycles that jam us up so bad.

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    It's called "wind in our face"! A little taste is like tequila, a little is good, but more is better. Or, so we think!
    You can't see it if you're not out there living it!

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    I hear you!
    I have turned down the last three offers to ride friends bikes when I let them try mine.
    Only because I know that I would like the bike and want to get one.
    I have too many bikes now, I don't want to be tempted to get another one!
    No, I can't sell one and replace it, I love all my bikes and plan to keep them until I can't ride any more.
    And maybe a few years after that too...
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    Pred,

    Before you fall in love with the Fatboy, be sure you want a cruiser.

    That Fatboy, (1344 cc) in stock configuration, has about 65 hp. You can make it better.....for a few thousand dollars in Stage kits.

    By comparison, my SV650 had about the same hp, and was 1/2 the weight.

    I rode an '08 Softail Deluxe for several years. (basically the same motor and frame as the Fatboy). With its big wide seat, It was the most comfortable bike I've had.....though it's 3" suspension travel was lacking.

    I never could get used to all the mechanical noise coming from the engine/transmission. It sounded like a bucket of bolts.

    Maybe that's why H-D riders like loud exhausts....



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    I'm not sure if I'm serous about another bike but I sure enjoyed the ride today. My friend Steve's bike didn't fit me with the handle bars so far forward that my hands fell asleep after the first couple miles.
    I guess if one of those deals comes along where I can ride then make money on the bike. I may take a shot and buy it.

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    But it's very hard to sell it once you own it. lol
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    It's been said you need a least six different bikes to be happy. At least I'm half way there.

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    I used to have a vstar 1100 custom. While it had some advantages with power over the TW, I simply never felt comfortable with other drivers on the sort of roads where that power would be useful.
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    Tell me about it! Lol!
    Quote Originally Posted by jtomelliott49 View Post
    But it's very hard to sell it once you own it. lol

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    My number is closer to 80. Not quite there yet, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Xracer View Post
    It's been said you need a least six different bikes to be happy. At least I'm half way there.

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