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    It was bound to happen - V-ROD cafe (sort of)

    It was just a matter of time before someone shoehorned a VROD motor into a small frame....no shortage of power here!
    Check it out on thekneeslider.com


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    that is awesome. Bout time someone did something performance oreinted with that motor (aside from Roheor or however you spell it). Not sure what I think of that gooseneck frame though.
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    So I know a cat named Dan Hurda who is a drive trane engineer for Buell. A couple years ago I asked him why Buell didn't use the Vrod lump in a sportbike. His response was "It's too heavy, the engine weighs more than an XB1...."

    Seems like typical "Company" thinking to me. I give him a raft of shit for it now......any chance I get actually. One of these days he'll quit taking my calls...ha!

    Smaller diameter front wheel, a bit larger tank and a bullet fairing and this would be cool as hell.

    It's only cool as heck at this point.....
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    anyone seen a older 145hp vmax motor in a sporty bike? adapt to chain, custom frame...cheaper then the Vrod mill.
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    there was a company in france doing sprty vmaxes with chain drive conversions. Then they got really wilde with custom frame and suspension designs similar to a Tesi 2d.

    when you factor in all the custom work no matter the motor a custom bike always ends up costing the same.
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    like the maxi size motor but, that seat, tail and rear wheel all need help.

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    It would be better to just copy the original, VR1000. I'm surprised no one is making replica's?

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    That frame has more kinks than Hacka's cloud porn.
    cheers, bcr

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