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Shinny Bike Syndrome Almost Caught Another Victim

While I was out after Christmas shopping I decided to stop by the HD shop and look around since the Metric shops where close. I saw and HD I almost wanted to take home with me. But then after I left and the glitter of a different bike went away, I realized, its pretty but just not worth the price right now. Plus I love the power of the V2K, but still want a touring bike though.
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You know it's the Kawasaki Green that's attracting you to this obvious ripoff. It had to happen eventually, HD = Kawi wannabee's.

Nice bike though, you have good taste.

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You know it's the Kawasaki Green that's attracting you to this obvious ripoff. It had to happen eventually, HD = Kawi wannabee's.

Nice bike though, you have good taste.
Has to be the green, always been partial to it. I think the same thing would have happened if I saw the Green Vaq that Kaw put out a year or so ago.

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Get the REAL THING: A Vaquero, Nomad, or a Voyager. You will be so much happier...
I probably would. I think it has been the last of riding that got to me. Yesterday was nice enough to get on the V2K and take a short ride on it. Seemed to help a lot. Would love to get a Touring bike when the money comes along.

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The metric stores were closed and HD was open? Common story here too. My son and I got our bikes out last Saturday. It was cold but not bad. In search of something to do we ended up at the only open mcycle store, Woodstock HD.

A short walk around help me realized I really like my Classic LT.

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Good looking bike! I'd like an Ultra Classic. Although (And I know I'm in the minority here) I'm kinda partial to the Road Glide also.

Dunno about the green though

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Good looking bike! I'd like an Ultra Classic. Although (And I know I'm in the minority here) I'm kinda partial to the Road Glide also.

Dunno about the green though
Romans, have you ever ridden an Ultra? One of my ridding buddies has an 03 Ultra and I rode his and found the ridding position very short and cramped as opposed to my 06 1600 Classic. I dont know if the newer bikes are any different or not. I have also ridden the street and road glides and I do like their ride. Still not willing to throw away good money on a Harley when I can ride just as nice a bike for 1/2 the money.
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Nice looking Limited.

I test rode a '12 in black and gold before buying my VV.
Strange bike, in that the seat height was too tall; but the rider triangle was cramped with the boards being small and close!?!?

I like the frame mounted fairing of the Road Glide. If it's re-introduced with the liquid cooling and the vent in the fairing; I will be very interested.

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