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Bastid
05-11-06, 01:43 PM
Saw this puppy sittin pretty on the floor at a shop here in town:
Honda - 2005 VTX1800F
2005 $10,500
http://powersports.honda.com/assets/images/tools/customize/model_styles/2005/VTX1800F/VTX1800F1_Silver_Tribal_34FRONTLRG_large.jpg
http://powersports.honda.com/assets/images/tools/customize/model_styles/2005/VTX1800F/VTX1800F1_Silver_Tribal_FRONTLRG_large.jpg

Prey521
05-11-06, 01:44 PM
I like it! Death machines though! lol

Bastid
05-11-06, 01:46 PM
I like it! Death machines though! lol


troo troo... but it looks like sex, but no mess :D

YeOldeStonecat
05-11-06, 01:54 PM
1800 Ack..wow...if the model designates CCs like most bikes do...imagine trying to kick start that puppy? :eek:

Bastid
05-11-06, 01:56 PM
lol... uh no, prolly flip me back over the handle bars :D

Bastid
05-11-06, 01:59 PM
Engine Type 1795cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin

Bore and Stroke 101.0mm x 112.0mm

Compression Ratio 9.0:1

Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder

Carburetion Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with automatic choke

Ignition Digital with three-dimensional mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder


DRIVE TRAIN


Transmission Five-speed

Final Drive Shaft

Prey521
05-11-06, 02:00 PM
Nice specs! go for it, life is short, make it shorter :D

YeOldeStonecat
05-11-06, 02:02 PM
106 horsies at 5000 and 120 lb/ft at 3500.

Wow...that's some pretty useful torque for a bike...roll the throttle and pull away like a locomotive no matter what gear you're in.

Izzo
05-11-06, 02:04 PM
doooo eeet

Lefty
05-11-06, 02:09 PM
Nice. I wish someone would design a sled (Snowmobile) that looked that good.

minir
05-11-06, 02:17 PM
Hi Bastid


Nice machine.:thumb:

I do hope you have plenty of prior experience on Bikes before taking this beast on. A whole other level it is.

Be careful. Trouble comes quickly on a Bike and 2nd chances are not the norm.

--

regards

minir

YARDofSTUF
05-11-06, 02:20 PM
Nice simple look. I'd love to get a bike, think that will be a moving out gift to myself whenever that happens.

fastchevy
05-11-06, 03:08 PM
Nice specs! go for it, life is short, make it shorter :D
:rotfl:
Sig material...

Ken
05-11-06, 03:14 PM
I know that you make deliveries, though not sure of what. That baby looks strong enough to be able to pull one of those motorcycle trailers around. Talk about cutting down on fuel expenses...

Even if you only used it for the small stuff...

http://www.motorcycletrailer.com/

http://motorcycletrailer.com/mag1/

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=motorcycle+trailers

Duzmor
05-11-06, 04:00 PM
http://www.bosshoss.com/images/BIKES_TRIKES/BHC3ZZ4/BHC3ZZ4_1.jpg

350 v8 power


Duz

YeOldeStonecat
05-11-06, 04:22 PM
350 v8 power


Duz


He makes a 501ci version of that if you wish to go really insane.

Bastid
05-11-06, 09:17 PM
Hi Larry, she is sweet :) yeah, i have had a few years exp on 2 wheels, albeit over 11 years ago and smaller power sources...
1st bike was a '87 Honda V30 Magna 500cc V4(but this thing would haul like a raped ape)
http://www.honda-v4.com/sabmag/images/vf500c-400.jpg
2nd one was a '91 Suzuki GS 500 E 500cc In-Line 2(slower than the V30 but handled muuuch better..and mine was red)
http://www.bikez.com/pictures/suzuki/2001/4357_0_1_4_gs%20500%20e_Image%20by%20Suzuki.%20Published%20with%20permission..jpg
3rd was an '86 Suzuki GSXR750 (cept mine was all bright white, blue custom seat and windshield)
http://www.suzuki-motor.hu/history/images/gsxr_history/1986_GSX_R750.jpg
to be honest, im not worried about me, im worried about idiots and malicious ppl... thnx Larry :)

Ken some days that might actually be feasable but most days i have at the very least half a skid of freight(office supplys) so the Suburban will have to suffice for now :D(better than a box truck)

Duz that thing is crazy!

YOS, if youve never ridden before, i cant explain the feeling... but its like no other! i highly recomend!

FC lol

Rainbow
05-11-06, 09:29 PM
1800 Ack..wow...if the model designates CCs like most bikes do...imagine trying to kick start that puppy? :eek:

Yer showin yer age...they don't have kickstarters anymore:D

Far-N-Wide
05-11-06, 09:39 PM
I'd recommend you get rider pegs up front near the radiator. I have a cruiser and hated having my feet on the shift break pedals for long road trips. Also I don’t any stock in the company but look at “Leather Like“ saddle bags.

Bastid
05-11-06, 11:59 PM
Yeah these controls are actually pretty far forward (for me anyway) :D
but i understand what your sayin:thumb:

YeOldeStonecat
05-12-06, 06:28 AM
Yer showin yer age...they don't have kickstarters anymore:D

It's kind of an old joke....as the twins started getting bigger and bigger in displacement. ;)

Bastid
05-12-06, 10:22 PM
welp, i put the kabash on the VTX 1800... the controls are too far forward, kind of an uncomfortable stretch to put my foot under the shifter... and the way they are mounted it looks like it would be alot of trouble to have something custom made to bring them back 2-3 inches... so i sit, dejected as of now, but am going to the HD dealers in Tulsa tomorrow... wish me luck

Joint Chiefs of Staff
05-13-06, 04:40 AM
Man that's a cheap price considering a new Dell or Alienware desktop system or lappy would put you out over $6000 when the options are maxed out. :D

BTW, I like the look. :nod:

Bastid
05-13-06, 09:40 AM
cool, yeah there were several different models and bikes there and i just could not get away from that one... it kept telling me to take her home but alas... 27" inseam killed that dream :(

Izzo
05-13-06, 09:57 AM
DOooo eeeet!

Ken
05-13-06, 10:42 AM
cool, yeah there were several different models and bikes there and i just could not get away from that one... it kept telling me to take her home but alas... 27" inseam killed that dream :(

27" inseam kept you from taking it home...???
Dude, just do what Prey and SCat does...use duct tape and tape the fellas up tight...hell, using this method, SCat even looks good in a G-string, well, as good as he could look... :wth: Not to mention that he gained a full 3/4" in inseam length!!!! Prey almost gained a full 1/2"!!!!! :eek:

I believe the answer is obvious... Get to the HD dealer in Tulsa! :D

YeOldeStonecat
05-13-06, 12:05 PM
:rotfl: :rotfl: Ya Bastage! Arrrrrrgggghhhhhh!

Bastid
05-19-06, 08:46 PM
ok, i was dejected and very diappointed because i couldnt find anything that i could afford, want, and or ride all in the same bike...until today...

The Yamaha Midnight Warrior...

http://images.50below.com/facility/martinmotorsyamaha.com/Warrior-Midnight.jpg

http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/products/modelhome/505/0/home.aspx

YARDofSTUF
05-19-06, 09:15 PM
That thing has an ugly exhaust though, U'll have to head up to west coast chopper and get a nice one :D

Bastid
05-20-06, 09:05 AM
yeah,it is freakin huge too, bout as round as a bowling ball and as long as my leg... i think they do that so youll come in an get the aftermarket stuff

YARDofSTUF
05-20-06, 10:32 AM
yeah,it is freakin huge too, bout as round as a bowling ball and as long as my leg... i think they do that so youll come in an get the aftermarket stuff


Their aftermarket stuff sucks though too. LOL

YARDofSTUF
05-20-06, 10:36 AM
Also bastid have you seen Victory's stuff? Not sure on the quality, but I like the Kingpin


http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/Victory/

Some more bulky exhausts too lol


EDIT: Not the kingpin the vegas.

YeOldeStonecat
05-20-06, 10:38 AM
Wow..that's not bad looking...looks like what started out as the Virago decades ago (If memory serves me right..Yamaha's first V-twin Harley imitation) has evolved quite a bit.

At first that exhaust system made me cringe...thinking "How could they stick an annoying ricer exhaust on a nice V-twin?". Makes me cringe at the thought of going for that annoyingly loud street racer sound from after market pipes. But in reading the details..they state it keeps a "nice throaty V-twin sound". So maybe there is hope.

Sure looks nice though..kinda like the all black look.

Bastid
05-21-06, 12:47 AM
Also bastid have you seen Victory's stuff? Not sure on the quality, but I like the Kingpin


http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/Victory/

Some more bulky exhausts too lol


EDIT: Not the kingpin the vegas.


sweet bikes but still too expensive... the lowest starts at almost $18,000...

YARDofSTUF
05-21-06, 12:50 AM
sweet bikes but still too expensive... the lowest starts at almost $18,000...

Lowest for me was 13.3k, Vegas 8 Ball

Bastid
05-21-06, 12:52 AM
ahhh missed that one... kinda sweet... will have to find a dealership here n do a lil research