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post #1 of 29 Old 10-27-12, 16:11 Thread Starter
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So i took my first ride on a harley.....

Im kinda in shock, it was just so......Horrible........ Sure it was squishy and comfy, but i could barely back it up, and its so underpowered, i kept having to twist the throttle way more than i thought i would. it felt like i was kicking a retarded mule.
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post #2 of 29 Old 10-27-12, 16:20
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This is why they are called hogs they move slow and are fat and squishy

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it felt like i was kicking a retarded mule.


I had a similar experience. Not my cup of tea.

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I never actually rode a HD, but this past summer I rode a Yamaha, Stars; not my idea of a good time. I know that there is a learning curve, but it just wasn't a natural fit.
Cruisers sell well especially HD, I'm must be missing something, I don't know...
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I just don't like how much they vibrate. It's like being shaken for the whole time you're in the saddle.

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I just don't like how much they vibrate. It's like being shaken for the whole time you're in the saddle.
It really only vibrates when you are idling at like a stoplight but what ive been told as soon as you start moving they smooth out but that being said i still wouldnt ride them

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I rode a Shadow 1100 and it was rough when you accelerated while cruising. Over all not bad but not my cup o tea.

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You're in for a treat if you try riding the Triumph Cruisers like the Rocket III Roadster and the Thunderbird. They can surprisingly corner really well for what they are, don't vibrate as bad, and they have gobs of power.

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You're in for a treat if you try riding the Triumph Cruisers like the Rocket III Roadster and the Thunderbird. They can surprisingly corner really well for what they are, don't vibrate as bad, and they have gobs of power.
If I were to get a cruiser, the only one I'd even consider would be the Rocket III. I guess the Diavel too, but that's not really a cruiser.

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Which model did you ride? I really have no interest in most Harleys, but the XR1200 is quite tempting....

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