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View Poll Results: Which bike you guys like
Muscle(red) 7 53.85%
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You're a fool going v rod , foreign it up. 3 23.08%
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:19 PM
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Harley V Rod Muscle or VRSCAW

Recently picked up a street triple. However the wife has actually been itching to ride . She rode originally when we met ( sportbikes) then just lost the love . Well here we are ......she's taken the triple out half dozen times and fell in love.

So I have always wanted a V Rod. The power band and feel I really like. Harley has ceased production as of this year. I have a line on a V rod Muscle (VRSCF) and a super deal found and the standard VRod (VRSCAW). Both. 2009's both basically stock, under 1k miles. I really love the Muscle ( red one ). All except the bar angle ,


The standard v rod felt like sitting in the recliner... it was that comfy compared to my past 7 sportbikes . But the look.........just. It sold on all the chrome. At 39 not sure I wanna sport than much Harley bling . What says you all Name:  IMG_0093.jpg
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:22 PM
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Both Vrods are bad azz rigs. Get the Muscle as you love it and presume you can mod the bars, no?

Bonus you can tell the ladies you have a rocket red Vrod Muscle between your legs.

Pics/links?
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:25 PM
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:26 PM
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Both Vrods are bad azz rigs. Get the Muscle as you love it and presume you can mod the bars, no?

Bonus you can tell the ladies you have a rocket red Vrod Muscle between your legs.

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That's the thing. The Muscles bars are a solid piece attached to the triple tree. Unlike other Harley's that have a plethora of interchangeable bars you're stuck with what you got there . They make a riser plate kit , but that's really about it.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:23 PM
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Harley V Rod Muscle or VRSCAW

Do you want more layback and sweep or shorter reach over the fork?

Maybe try these guys or a chopper shop: http://www.grcustoms.com/shop/index....y&path=297_310

My BIL just sprung for a CVO Street Glide and wants me to buy his older Softail, but I am drawn to outlaw over refined cruiser HD's.

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Old 04-13-2017, 07:12 AM
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I dont see the problem here. You buy the red one and the wife buys the black one.

Simple solution!
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:30 AM
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Beautiful bikes - Good luck with your decision!
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Here's a pic of mine. I bought it from my sister-in-law when my brother passed away. My brother never liked Harley's, until the V-Rod. It's the 2003 with the stupid small gas tank (there's an upgrade kit for it but not worth my trouble to install as I don't ride it that much. I do really like the "Ghost Red Flames" original paint job. The only two things I changed was scrubbed off the Willie G from the seat, relocated the turn signals from the handle bars down to the fork legs, mini sissy bar and super small luggage rack to the back (more for looks than usefulness on those last two items).

My personal taste is that I don't like any add-on's like saddle bags, windshields, bulky seat on the bike. I have a Heritage when I need/want those things. But again just my personal taste on that bike. Plus I don't want to change the V-Rod much for sentimental reasons.

Looks like stock pipes on the one bike. That would be the first thing I would change. The bike sounds like it is powered by Singer Sewing Machine running with those pipes.

Good luck with your decision.

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Old 04-13-2017, 07:19 PM
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Muscle! That is if you have to have a Harley.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:13 AM
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I dont see the problem here. You buy the red one and the wife buys the black one.

Simple solution!
Ha. That's a great quote right there. Unfortunately the wife still likes the lighter Triple.

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I hear ya. That Tahoe in the background ? I am not a super mod'r and pipes are a must. Unfortunately I use my bike as a primary work commuter during the riding season so I need the bags. Backpacks just don't do it for me. Drove home the red Muscle today. Made me a deal I couldn't refuse. On the ride home i am waiting at the light , and no bs someone driving a black standard (identical to the one I was pondering) pulls up in the other lane. I look over an go **** he looks badass, the chrome actually doesn't over power it with a body on it.,,,,,, , oh well I guess in the end you couldn't go wrong with either. I just really liked the intake, double side exhaust , and maroon color a bit better, but that black was definitely the close second. Love the red Gone .......Looking forward to some good times.
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