Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
Dan's comments seem in very poor taste. I guess that reflects his taste in bikes? Certainly says he lacks the character to tolerate other tastes in motorcycles.
Anyway, the Big Dog is a spendy toy that rides hard as a rock. If you don't care about how it rides and can tolerate riding something akin to Fred Flinstone's car, go buy one. But for a lot less you can buy a Harley Softtail Deuce, which is a factory custom that rides decent and you can actually get parts and service with a smile. And it is a beautiful bike. No, it does not have the horsepower of a Big Dog, but honestly, if horsepower is what you want then why not buy something with a proprietary engine that has power: Kawasaki Vulcan 2000. No S&S motor can compete with it. Or get the Screaming Eagle motor kit for the Deuce for about three grand.
"...If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters the same....you'll be a Man, my Son!"
- Rudyard Kipling