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Harley V-Rod vs. Victory Kingpin

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nice pics fonzie. oh yeah the ones of the bikes were good too.
anybody know if harley has anything up their sleeves for the july 15th 05 releases? more cloisonnes maybe?
Interesting review. The Victory is really looking good, not like a clone anymore. I wonder when/if Harley will offer a real touring version of the V-Rod? The feet-forward seating position doesn't appeal to me, but I like it otherwise.
If the VRod had a little more fuel capacity there might be one of those in my garage instead of the Geezer Glide.

If you're going to crank out long days in the saddle, stopping every 100 miles for fuel isn't an option.
Put that motor in a touring platform and they may have something. I have no interest in the V-Rod at this point.
fuel capacity

I'd agree. If you're churning out mass mileage, the V-Rod ain't your bike, if only for fuel capacity reasons. However, if you're coming from the point of view of someone who isn't going to Iron Butt it across country and just wants enough "tourability" to cover weekend distances, then the V-Rod's sippy cup-sized tank shouldn't stop you from considering it as a capable tool for the task at hand.
I had an odd experience with the Glide during my return from the Sierras.

I was getting really bad fuel injection surging. At first I thought it was because I was riding next to my friend's BMW! Then it started popping and backfiring kinda like your Shovelhead.

At the next gas stop I removed the seat to see if my Revtech DFO had a loose connection. What I found was that the unit (which was velcroed to the frame backbone just below the fuel tank) had slid down due to heat or vibration or both, and was resting right near the battery. I pulled the unit off, cleaned the frame backbone and re-stuck it in its proper place.

The Glide ran perfectly the rest of the way home.

So was it heat from the battery or the magnetic field that was jacking me up? Or we could just blame it on riding in close proximity to a BMW Boxer!
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Ok, you've talked me into it.

Now on the topic of trolling for babes in Santa Maria. Biker events usually aren't very good for babe-trolling. How many hot chicks show up to biker events by themselves? Mix in the retirement community of Santa Maria and you've got yourself one long, lonely night.

It sounds like you had no need for your "capable tool for the task at hand."
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What on earth are you talking about?

Has your mental instability reached such a stage that you can't even follow a thread anymore?
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click here to refresh your memory

Being over 40 must be tough
My tool

Yeah, the utter and complete lack of need for my "tool" at the Santa Maria gig is a whole sordid tale unto itself. I've been feeling a little self-conscious about turning all of my stories into Harlequin romance novels gone bad though, but next time you're in SaMo again, we'll talk.

Re: My tool

Well my friend's band is playing at the Santa Monica Pier on the 15th. We may have to troll for babes in the People's Republic of Santa Monica.
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I believe the post regarding jammers was from Sean. I only mentioned numbskulls like yourself believe everything they see printed on a webpage which would explain your current link to a propagandist like Micheal Moore.

What a lost little puppy you are, glomming onto a new "hero" every day.
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Kerry and Edwards man. Your days of selling overpriced health insurance, drugs, medical devices to old and poor people are numbered.

Letterman's Top Ten List: Top Ten George W. Bush Complaints About "Fahrenheit 9/11":

10. That actor who played the President was totally unconvincing

9. It oversimplified the way I stole the election

8. Too many of them fancy college-boy words

7. If Michael Moore had waited a few months, he could have included the part where I get him deported

6. Didn't have one of them hilarious monkeys who smoke cigarettes and gives people the finger

5. Of all Michael Moore's accusations, only 97% are true

4. Not sure - - I passed out after a piece of popcorn lodged in my windpipe

3. Where the hell was Spider-man?

2. Couldn't hear most of the movie over Cheney's foul mouth

1. I thought this was supposed to be about dodgeball
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Tell your grandma thanks for the Brutale for me.
I'd say it was the BMW, you should know better than to hang around with those types.
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