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fotodude1 said:
You guys remind me of the bass fisherman who buys a 21ft. boat with a 225hp motor. My question is this why. The object is to get there and be able to fish once you stop.:D

:shock: Who would want that small of a motor on a 21 footer??
 

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sky captain said:
Private course: Top speed was 119mph.
1/4 mile was 12.6
Professional riders have been testing the VS1400 for 20 years, and yet on the very first try you managed to beat the best quarter mile time they ever recorded by over a full second! Sure you did! Really, I believe you! Honestly, I do!

 

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DrBob said:
Professional riders have been testing the VS1400 for 20 years...
If that is true where are the stats? Only know of two references and there not really sourced to "professional riders". Cruisers don't seem to get tested like the sport and super sport bikes. There doesn't seem to be any real good data bases on "cruiser performance" out there other than mostly anecdotal.
 

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sky captain said:
Sorry, must be something to do with the rider's.....
A lot of factors can come into play. Weather conditions (temp, humidity, etc), rider, altitude, individual bike, track conditions, etc.
 

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2nd Test Run

2005 S83 Boulevard was close at 118.5 mph top speed and 1/4 mile at 13. 2. Gas mileage highway is just over 54 mpg, city is pretty bad.

Later Mate's
 

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sky captain said:
2005 S83 Boulevard was close at 118.5 mph top speed and 1/4 mile at 13. 2. Gas mileage highway is just over 54 mpg, city is pretty bad.

Later Mate's
Where you located? I'd love to run my 800 intruder against that 1400 at the drag strip. Is this your bike you were quoting and you riding it at the strip?

Bet ya a case of beer I can beat you. :twisted:
 

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wildwolf said:
I'll take that race!
OK, head to head for Klondike bars! I'll even be nice and use the 800 instead of that red 115 HP beast ;)

Have you made a run with the new clutch yet? I'm curious how much the slipping old one was costing you in the first 100 feet or so.
 

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Nope! Track here in Huntsville closed until February and just haven't had the time to get down to Steele, AL for the 1/4 mile drag strip.

She sure feels stronger though!

Oh yeah, I want ya to go against me with the 800...I'd have a huge advantage otherwise. ;)

Wish there was a drag strip near Maggie Valley, lol, but I've looked and can't find one close enough to get folks to want to go.
 

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Yup, a drag strip near Maggie Valley or even DS&T would be great!
You'd certainly have an advantage against the Electra Glide (you'd have to flatten your front tire to give me a chance), but an 800 won't run with that red custom in the quarter. One of these days you'll have to come back to GA, and we'll run it at Atlanta Dragway to see what the 115 HP S&S motor will do.
 

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Those 5-6 hour trips in the colder weather...are getting tougher. But hey...I'm up for a road trip in the springtime as soon as it warms up to a cool 60-70 during the day. That 30 degree 6 hour ride home last month was a bit cold. And...you two, BillyJack, and Big Pond, (and anybody else in the area) needs to show me those north GA mountains I keep hearing good things about. Maybe a nice weekend in March or April if the weather would cooperate. Drag strips here close in the rain...figure they will in Atlanta, too.

Laffs gonna let you run the red one at the strip? ;)

Oh yeah, I owe you some wings, too. :)
 

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Oooooooh! Hot wings!


LAFFS rode the red bike all of twice, and decided she liked her 1400 better. The clutch is a LOT lighter, the narrow seat and position of the controls fit her better, and she needs the lazyrider for a backrest. So it mostly just gathers dust, but I try and take it for a spin or to work every now and then to keep the battery charged. We probably should sell it, but I may keep it for myself and sell something else.
 
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