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Old 11-22-2012, 06:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I think the engine was designed by PORCHE not HD. Water cooled does not seem to be a real HARLEY. It"s more of a foreign bike thing.The heat is part of the Harley charm & you figuring out how to cool it down...oil cooler ,engine wrap etc. Each his own.
You'd be wrong.Motor was developed for the HD superbike program and that program drew heavily from the Nova project in the late 70s.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:45 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I think the engine was designed by PORCHE not HD. Water cooled does not seem to be a real HARLEY. It"s more of a foreign bike thing.The heat is part of the Harley charm & you figuring out how to cool it down...oil cooler ,engine wrap etc. Each his own.
Man, you don't even have a real H-D...........................
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:38 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I constantly fight the urge to get a v-rod. i want to build a barhopper probably a dyna, but it would be so much easier to build a 9 second Vrod! they are sweet and I have had Harleys for 27 years now! since I was 16. I think the motorhead crowd and racers like them.
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Engine...good. Bike styling...bad. Put that engine in another vehicle.
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Engine...good. Bike styling...bad. Put that engine in another vehicle.
I would love a fat boy with a V-Rod engine, would put money on it tomorrow.
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I think the engine was designed by PORCHE not HD. Water cooled does not seem to be a real HARLEY. It"s more of a foreign bike thing.The heat is part of the Harley charm & you figuring out how to cool it down...oil cooler ,engine wrap etc. Each his own.
The VROD engine was originally an Erik Buell project.

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The liquid-cooled Harley V-Rod motor, developed by Harley-Davidson then made street legal according to the EPA by Porsche, was originally an Erik Buell project, designed for a fully faired AMA Superbike Buell by 1998.[8] Harley decided the engine should also be used in a sport-cruiser, then took over development, making it "too big, too heavy, too expensive and too late" for Buell.[8]
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