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Was going through some old photos today and found this from 2003 taken in Hays, KS. The local H-D dealership offered $50 of freebees (got two sets of H-D China made gloves that I still use) for taking a V-Rod for a test ride. Nice motor, transmission, brakes. Uncomfortable sitting position, short travel suspension and it ain't no Guzzi when it comes to handling.

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Yep! Porsche engine, 240mm rear tire, wants to go straight, doesn't like curves.

A good decision to abandoning a poor seller.

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Before the discovery of ergonomics? what was the cruising range? 10 feet with that puny little gas tank?

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I hope none of your friends saw you on that thing!!
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I hope none of your friends saw you on that thing!!
LOL! Not exactly "Harleyesk" is it.

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Only my wife saw me on it and took the picture. Easiest test ride or drive I have ever had. Didn't have to sign anything or show or have them copy my license. All they did was ask me if I was f&%#ed up on alcohol or drugs and when I said no they handed me the keys. LOL! I asked how long I could have it out and the reply was "awhile".
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If I remember the fuel tank is not what you see - it is under the seat. I did sell the first "Street Rod" we got at our dealership. It was a more conventional riding position. The engine was great but not what most people who wanted a Harley were after.
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Only my wife saw me on it and took the picture. Easiest test ride or drive I have ever had. Didn't have to sign anything or show or have them copy my license. All they did was ask me if I was f&%#ed up on alcohol or drugs and when I said no they handed me the keys. LOL! I asked how long I could have it out and the reply was "awhile".
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Where'd you put the key Guzz, I'm curious?🤣

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Nice looking bike. Who is the *** sitting on it?
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Where'd you put the key Guzz, I'm curious
Not sure what you are getting at. It used a key not a fob. If I recall correctly the ignition location was weird like down below the front of the seat and behind the rear cylinder.
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