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The reason women like harleys soo much is because they are girl's bikes. just like a oversized, pretty, chrome plated, pink steering wheeled Mary Kay cadillac. Rubber mounted engines with fan belt drive the reason they can use belt drive is because they don't make enough torque to tear the cogs out of them. But girls don't know what torque is any way. Most anything over 500 c.c. except maybe a buel, can beat the hoar moans out of any chrome and pretty painted pig. Oh sorry I mean hog. Rubber mounted engines are because they can shake the teeth out of a dinosaur at 50 paces, because they viberate so bad. But girls like that. In fact isn't that what the ladies "self service" class is all about??
Oh yea and talk about suoping up a pig...I mean hog. Isn't that something like putting headers and a cam on a 1974 cadillac coup de ville? Or jacking up the rear end and putting sliks on a 1967 Cadillac el dorrado? (They had front wheel drive.)But girls don't care just so long as they look pretty. Personaly, I'd be embarrased to be seen on something like that. It would be kinda like someone passing around a picture of me in a corrset and pantys.
Oh and cutting edge of technoligy... they been making the same 45 degree V twin for the last 80 years. I'd calll that more like stuck in a rut. And talking about getting stuck... If you drop the thing you'd need a tow truck to pick it back up. I think that's the funniest aspect of a girl on a full dresser.. Or for that matter any one with a dresser. Harleys newest marketing ploy is gonna be a Mary Kay Road King.
 

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Don't do it.

I was going to delete this, but it would be a shame to prevent the masses for enjoying one man's massive stupidity.
This is the stuff we live for around here. I hope he's not just another hit-and-runner.

KPaul especially should want this guy to stay around. He makes even KP look rational.
 

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A pretty p*ss-poor job of trolling if you ask me. Not even all that bright either, a cam and headers on a 472 or 500 c.i. V8 would get even a barge like a '74 Caddy moving down the road pretty good. I suppose his point is that it'd go fast in a straight line but not turn?????
 

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cubic inches+compression= horsepower

A pretty p*ss-poor job of trolling if you ask me. Not even all that bright either, a cam and headers on a 472 or 500 c.i. V8 would get even a barge like a '74 Caddy moving down the road pretty good. I suppose his point is that it'd go fast in a straight line but not turn?????
The big horsepower years for Caddy were in 1969 & 1970. 472 cu.in. thinwall cast block, the '69 had 10.5 to 1 compression, the '70 got dropped 1/2 a pont to 10.1. The motor produced 365 horsepower at 3800 rmp, and 500 ft.lbs. of torque at 4000 rpm. So the torque peaked after the horsepower. The motors were also about 150 lbs. lighter than a big block Chevy. In 1972 they dropped the compression to 8.1, and away went the horsepower.

For some reason, no one made any hop up parts for the Caddy motor. You had to "do it yourself". My '70 Coupe De Ville has a gaint doublepumper Holly (nicknamed the toilet), along with dual exhaust, & giant 5 foot long mufflers and a mallory dual point distributor. Headers wre non-existant, since the exhaust manifold on a Caddy were "interfearance" fit, i.e. no gasket.

Cadillac Mootorsports in Texas (use to be in San Luis Obispo) has 500 cubic inch motors that are guaranteed to produce 500 hp & 500 ftlbs. Put that in a Gremlin and turn 10 second quarter miles...
 

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The big horsepower years for Caddy were in 1969 & 1970. 472 cu.in. thinwall cast block, the '69 had 10.5 to 1 compression, the '70 got dropped 1/2 a pont to 10.1. The motor produced 365 horsepower at 3800 rmp, and 500 ft.lbs. of torque at 4000 rpm. So the torque peaked after the horsepower. The motors were also about 150 lbs. lighter than a big block Chevy. In 1972 they dropped the compression to 8.1, and away went the horsepower.

For some reason, no one made any hop up parts for the Caddy motor. You had to "do it yourself". My '70 Coupe De Ville has a gaint doublepumper Holly (nicknamed the toilet), along with dual exhaust, & giant 5 foot long mufflers and a mallory dual point distributor. Headers wre non-existant, since the exhaust manifold on a Caddy were "interfearance" fit, i.e. no gasket.

Cadillac Mootorsports in Texas (use to be in San Luis Obispo) has 500 cubic inch motors that are guaranteed to produce 500 hp & 500 ftlbs. Put that in a Gremlin and turn 10 second quarter miles...
How many gallons per mile did it get?
 

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Right around eight GPM. On a good day.
 

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When I got out of the Nav I bought a '69 Fury 111 cop car from the GSA auction, just like the Blues Mobile...Cop Tires, Cop suspension, Cop spotlight factory duels and a posi 440 Interceptor motor with a Cop cam and I believe it was a 4160 duel pumper Holly.

Rain slick Wa. State roads, bald tires, Maximum Horsepower and a couple of quarts of Mountain Stale Ranier Ale were guarenteed to make things fun in a boring town....
 

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you know.. the OP is right.. GOD i love my Harley.. and the best part is he'll probably never understand why because he'll probably never man up and actually ride one for fear of what his friends would say about him.

Oh and yes.. a sporty IS a chicks bike.. if you don't believe me come out with me on mine and watch how many chicks it attracts..
 

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So, you're laying in bed on Sunday morning, and you say to yourself: "Self, let's hop right up, head to the computer, and put together an irrational stream of thought on a nationally read motorcycle website about a subject of which I have absolutely no knowledge. And Self, fill it bias, bad grammer, tired cliches, and spelling errors. Wow, this is going to be GREAT!"

And all I did was read Motor Cyclist's article on the new 'Busa. I have much to learn from "gblabington."
 

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wow.

So I was in Danville Illinois over the weekend at the HD dealer. Saw some snazzy new '08s with the fly-by-wire, ABS, and the new 6 gallon fuel tanks.:D
 

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wow.

So I was in Danville Illinois over the weekend at the HD dealer. Saw some snazzy new '08s with the fly-by-wire, ABS, and the new 6 gallon fuel tanks.:D
Oh, there is no Irony in this thread.............:cool:
 
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