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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-21-2004, 09:02 PM
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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.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-23-2005, 07:58 AM
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Big Dog Bikes

I happen to own a 2004 Big Dog Boxer myself and I think that they kick a$$!!! I also ride a 2004 harley heritage softail and am currently building an '05 Eddie Trotta Thunder Bike (Drop dead); or shall I say having one built for me. But to answer your question: I love big dogs and would not take any other cruiser over them but as someone previously mentioned " its all about having fun on 2 wheels." To me there is just no other cruiser (Honda, yamaha, kawasaki, suzuki, and etc...) that can touch a Big Dog when it comes to looks, and power!!!! That Definately includes Harley Davidsons! Like I said I ride both and my Heritage feels like a tricycle compared to the Big Dog (although most bikes will be more comfortable and handle better than a Big Dog). I do suggest getting the 107 ci S&S over the 107 ci TP for long term durability purposes. I hope to have all my bike pics. posted before long. Later!!!
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We have worked on a number of Big Dogs at my shop and they're as good as any and better than most of the Harley / Chopper stuff. If you want to ride a motorcycle, actually ride somewhere, enjoy the mountain roads, or simply enjoy years of trouble-free riding you've selected the wrong machine. These are maintenance monsters and money magnets. Very few owners even bother attempting to convert their bike into a real motorcycle, so they just keep on adding even more non-functional goodies like a wider rear wheel, or anything that promises to get more attention from the non-motorcycling crowd. If you want to ride in a parade, you can't find a better machine.
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If you want to ride in a parade, you can't find a better machine.
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