Hi! Just thought I would let you know that Buellbomb has picked up his V-rod and actually rode it about 20 miles. He's not back home with it yet though. We live in Florida and he bought the V-rod in Illinois where we're originally from. He had some other business to take care of while he's in Illinois and hopes to be back here sometime this week. I'll make sure that he posts pictures for you and that you get a full report. He does seem quite happy to finally have it.
In the West, there is a Harley oriented magazine/paper called Thunder Press. (It's starting to expand beyond the West and has an extensive circulation). Thunder Press had an extensive series of reviews about the V-Rod in the January 2002 issue. It'll be interesting to compare Buellbomb's thoughts about the bike and the reviewers' comments.
Is he going to ride the bike back to Florida, or trailer it home?
We do get Thunder Press here. I really enjoy reading it, it's got a lot of good info, and it's FREE!
I put about 100 miles on the bike today. When I stopped for gas, two people pulled in off the street to ask about it. Then I stopped by one of the local HD shops-same thing. The shop has none, so they were happy to see it in person.
I turned down $5K profit on it.
Top speed so far about 65, no oil usage, gas mileage around 40.
I'm gonna like this bike.
Took the wife for a short ride today. I think she misses the Roadglide, but she likes the v-rod.
Two up, it took us back to the old days, when we had the Shovelhead(FXS). It rode OK, she said it leans over too far.
I've got 500 miles on my V-Rod and took it to 125 MPH so far with a lot left. I have already spent $2000 on accessories, You need to change the pipes
mine sounds good. Fun bike to ride, Its got Balls.
Talk to you later.
I'm at 300 miles now, Jim.
Just got back from Daytona, watching the Nascar tests.
I'm starting to squeeze on it a little more, had it up to about 80 on the way home. So far, so good.
Sunday I was up for Poser of the Day. I went to a big benefit run/party at a local biker hangout. The bike was a big hit, but I got kinda tired of people asking me to start it, so I wandered away. I didn't hear any negative comments, but I took some criticism about the breakin.
"How's she run?"
"I don't know, I'm breaking it in slow."
"Hell, I'd run that thing to death, that's why you got a warranty."
"Break yours in that way then."
Yeah, when they start making the payments on that bike, they can break it in any way they want!!!! Good idea, follow the recommended break-in. Plenty of time to ride hard later. I may get flamed a bit for that statement but since when did being caution become a bad thing?