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Re: Harley-Davidson V-Rod not a Harley-Davidson

#21 Unread post by Superfly3176 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:36 pm

Are we really going to touch on this again? How many more threads do we need about this topic. I've expressed my opinion on this matter several times. It's just that my opinion. But you all seem to harp on it endlessly. If the corvette suddenly went to a 4cylinder turbocharged model, I wouldn't be calling it a corvette anymore either. Same rolls for the jeep line they made offroad jeeps, CJ's, Wranglers, and Cherokee's for years. Now they make mostly mall hoppers.

How many times are you going to chastise my opinion? I'm sitting here trying to figure out who's worse, me for having such a hated opinion or all of you for not accepting that other people are entitled to their own opinions. Let's get another topic on my opinions please. Maybe we can change this board name to www.totalopinionhaters.com

I've touched on the differences between motorcycles and scooters in other threads as well.

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#22 Unread post by Meanie » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:57 pm

Superfly3176 wrote:Are we really going to touch on this again? How many more threads do we need about this topic. I've expressed my opinion on this matter several times. It's just that my opinion. But you all seem to harp on it endlessly. If the corvette suddenly went to a 4cylinder turbocharged model, I wouldn't be calling it a corvette anymore either. Same rolls for the jeep line they made offroad jeeps, CJ's, Wranglers, and Cherokee's for years. Now they make mostly mall hoppers.

How many times are you going to chastise my opinion? I'm sitting here trying to figure out who's worse, me for having such a hated opinion or all of you for not accepting that other people are entitled to their own opinions. Let's get another topic on my opinions please. Maybe we can change this board name to http://www.totalopinionhaters.com

I've touched on the differences between motorcycles and scooters in other threads as well.

For someone who claims to accept other opinions, you're indicating your opinion is the only opinion which matters and others don't mean s*h*i*t. Pretty damn insolent of you.

Here's the bottom line, there will always be opinions which differ from ours. You provide your opinion, if someone disagrees, so be it but they have the right to express it further if they incline. Now pay attention..... you are not obligated to participate, therefore, you don't like it, change the channel. It's that easy.
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#23 Unread post by mogster » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:10 pm

Superfly3176 wrote: Let's get another topic on my opinions please. .


This is a discussion forum so give us something else to talk about. Some may agree with you, some may not. Take a risk, express youself & let's see where it takes us.
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#24 Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:56 pm

Superfly3176 wrote:If the corvette suddenly went to a 4cylinder turbocharged model, I wouldn't be calling it a corvette anymore either.
The Vette started out as a competition for the small european sports car and originally came with the Blue Flame Six which was rated at only 150 gross HP. We don't rate in gross anymore so figure the figure is more like 105 HP in net rating.
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#25 Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:03 pm

Superfly3176 wrote:I've touched on the differences between motorcycles and scooters in other threads as well.
Differences that you couldn't defend there either.
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#26 Unread post by ZRex » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:56 pm

Superfly3176 wrote:Are we really going to touch on this again? How many more threads do we need about this topic. I've expressed my opinion on this matter several times. It's just that my opinion. But you all seem to harp on it endlessly. If the corvette suddenly went to a 4cylinder turbocharged model, I wouldn't be calling it a corvette anymore either. Same rolls for the jeep line they made offroad jeeps, CJ's, Wranglers, and Cherokee's for years. Now they make mostly mall hoppers.

How many times are you going to chastise my opinion? I'm sitting here trying to figure out who's worse, me for having such a hated opinion or all of you for not accepting that other people are entitled to their own opinions. Let's get another topic on my opinions please. Maybe we can change this board name to http://www.totalopinionhaters.com

I've touched on the differences between motorcycles and scooters in other threads as well.

I don't want to restart an argument but, the problem with that argument is a Corvette is a model, Chevrolet is the make and Chevy makes several models of cars none of which are close to the Corvette. If H-D had called the V-Rod a Fat boy or Electra Glide, I would agree with you but, I can still buy a Fat boy (well I can't Because I'm broke) or a V-rod, I think I would be just as happy with either for different reasons.

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#27 Unread post by Iron-head » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:22 am

LOL! Oh my, what a treat to stumble across this thread. I realize it's older than dirt and this will probably fall on deaf ears, however, this thread, the responses and attitudes are a great case study into the psyche of the new breed....and old, for that matter of the HD faithful and their air-cooled, "big" twins.

I stand before you guilty of owning and/or previously owning an AMF, a Sportster AND a V-Rod. That should put me smack dab in the middle of the manure pile. I've heard more vitriol and anti-sportster, anti-V-Rod rhetoric than I care to remember. It really is a strange and complex phenomena, when the aging bookkeeper next door, buys his first Harley, and this attitude becomes him/her in an instant. We've all seen it, but nary a one of you admit it. Nor do you have any clue to why you hate or hated the Original Train, The Nova, The XLCR, Sporty, the V-Rod, the Streets and I'm sure the Livewire will get spat on in due time. All the while doing your 1200 miles a year going to bike night and HD dealer functions.

Why is it you have such anxiety towards the V-Rod and others. Give me one good reason why you just can't ignore it and keep your mouth shut, why it bothers you to the point of insults? Almost as if somehow threatened by it's existence.
You see, I don't really care, I've come to realize most of it is either form ignorance or lack of free thinking, however, I am more interested in your succinct desire to let the owners of different bikes know your disdain. What is that about? I mean sh!!t, we are not talking about some japanese brand or some weird 3 wheel thing, we are talking about HD's. LIke it or not, connived, designed and manufactured by HD, badged HD, titled HD and cost like an HD. What more ya gotta have? Suck it up, it's the fastest most reliable and bulletproof power-plant ever to come out of Milwaukee. You should be proud of it.

Oh ya,.........Shall I remind the faithful that your wonderful "real" Harley has heads originally designed by AMF and Porsche? LOL! :kicking:

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#28 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:52 pm

Hello Tony and welcome to the forum. You now owe me a picture of your bike.
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#29 Unread post by storysunfolding » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:20 pm

Meh- seems like the people didn't really care too much about this 4+ years ago. I doubt they will anymore today.

Anything put out by Harley is a Harley. Since this thread started I added a certification to teach the Harley Davidson Riding Academy. All the dealers I've taught at, associated HOG chapters and riders coming through the program are just as accepting of streets, v-rods and sporters as they are of dynas, soft tails, road kings and ultras.

There may be a few purists out there but I haven't run into one in years.
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#30 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:05 pm

Never liked Sportsters....but always liked the V-Rod.

I personally don't care what anyone rides.,,,so long as it's not too loud.
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#31 Unread post by Iron-head » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:47 am

storysunfolding wrote:Meh- seems like the people didn't really care too much about this 4+ years ago. I doubt they will anymore today.

Anything put out by Harley is a Harley. Since this thread started I added a certification to teach the Harley Davidson Riding Academy. All the dealers I've taught at, associated HOG chapters and riders coming through the program are just as accepting of streets, v-rods and sporters as they are of dynas, soft tails, road kings and ultras.

There may be a few purists out there but I haven't run into one in years.

meh - from your list of bikes, you are not riding a V, Sporty or Street. Big, big difference there. It also has a a great deal to do with where, when, who and which events you attend. I'm not here to argue if it happens or not, that's set in granite from my experiences the last 40 years. I just am perplexed by the phenomena which is the Harley mindset.

Yes, there are many who "accept" or say they do, (just having to say it feels wrong) the "other" Harley's, but the HD mystique certainly overrides. Might even be the minority.

Ran into a friend who I rode with back in the 70's. We both had Ironheads. Haven't seen him in 30 years as he quit riding and moved, he was far removed from the bike thing for many years. He took one look at the V and the first words after complimenting it, were: " I heard Harley guys don't like that engine". All I could do was laugh and remind him of the Sporty's and the dodo we took, he got it immediately. I think the DX got his blood flowing though!

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#32 Unread post by Iron-head » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:51 am

Johnj wrote:Hello Tony and welcome to the forum. You now owe me a picture of your bike.
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#33 Unread post by Iron-head » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:24 am

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