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Old 26th August 2009, 11:18   #121
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One more thing just to add what you said, I do own a Harley and they have patented their sound...that is why it's all true whatever u said above
That patented sound is typically... potato potato potato! and as pointed out it matches the thump of ones heart with a heavy bass.
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Old 26th August 2009, 12:07   #122
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Japanese bike are the most reliable one's on the planet... no one even comes close as far as reliability is concerned.
Though I agree that korean Comet was a sure crap... one close look and I was dissapointed... the weld joints, the general fit and finish, plastics and even the metal used.
I disagree , its the beemers which are most reliable
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Old 26th August 2009, 12:14   #123
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if you guys can give me a week. i will give you the full detail of wats happening with pictures
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Old 26th August 2009, 12:28   #124
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I disagree , its the beemers which are most reliable
Hardly ! A friend imported a brand new 1200 and had some issues on the throttle body only to find to his horror that a tiny screw had come loose.

My VFR is 11 years old and zero reliability issues. Nothing on the planet can rival a Japanese bike on reliability.
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Old 26th August 2009, 12:37   #125
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hey brother,the lose screw is definitely a problem from the dealer or the service,might also be the assembling part.harley's i can say are 1 of the most reliable tourer's.i also own a japanese bike which is equivalent to the US built bikes.my RD is 25 years old & still fires in a kick.all i have to say is it depends from manufacturer to manufacturer.its not the country.
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Hardly ! A friend imported a brand new 1200 and had some issues on the throttle body only to find to his horror that a tiny screw had come loose.

My VFR is 11 years old and zero reliability issues. Nothing on the planet can rival a Japanese bike on reliability.
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Old 26th August 2009, 13:11   #126
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harley's i can say are 1 of the most reliable tourer's
You do have a great sense of humour
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I told my wife that HD is now coming to India.
Her first comment was BUY.

I then asked myself, will I ever buy a HD.
I don't think so.

Of course I love the HD attitude and all that stuff but as a Indian tourer who loves to ride on unknown Indian roads. I will stick to my bike. She does not let me down and even if something happens. I have enough confidence that the local mechanic will be able to do something to get her running.

The HD like the countless other imports will stand outside coffee days and barista.
My bike and I are more at home in the dhaba's.

But I am keenly following this thread. After all its the big daddy of them all.
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Old 26th August 2009, 13:19   #128
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Well I also fall in this category that you so beautifully stated. brought a smile to my lips.
that is why I am also following this thread with interest.
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But I am keenly following this thread. After all its the big daddy of them all.
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Can someone please post pics of the speculated bikes for India...I mean from the existing USA lineup ?
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Hardly ! A friend imported a brand new 1200 and had some issues on the throttle body only to find to his horror that a tiny screw had come loose.
One issue doesn't make any bike reliable or unreliable. Most tourers/adv riders prefer the beemers because of reliability and build quality.
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I think the cheapest harley to buy is the the 2009 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Sportster 883 Low ($6,999 - $7,279) and is powered by a rubber-mounted 883cc Evolution engine.Please correct me if i am wrong
They were also known as the Hugger It had the lowest seat height too if I remember correctly
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They were also known as the Hugger It had the lowest seat height too if I remember correctly
yup, seat height is only 25.3 inches.
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yup, seat height is only 25.3 inches.
The 883 was a sweet bike and from Indian road standards possibly something that can be handled comfortably. The big twins should weigh a ton and unless the rider is familiar with handling heavy bikes it can prove to be uncomfortable , what with the Indian bikes weaving all over the place with no care.
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I think the cheapest harley to buy is the the 2009 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Sportster 883 Low ($6,999 - $7,279) and is powered by a rubber-mounted 883cc Evolution engine.Please correct me if i am wrong
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