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Old 08-10-2006, 04:38 AM   #1
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VROD

I was looking at a Harley VROD 03 Anniversary model and I was wondering if any of the riders with one can tell me how the ergo's are?
I am over 6 ft. tall and I heard things like the seat and the foot peg placement arent too kind for 6 ft.+ riders. Is this true.
Did you change seats to an aftermarket model? I heard this helps..

Any feedback from Vrod owners/riders welcome.
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Old 08-10-2006, 04:40 AM   #2
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Hey why dont you let me sell you my ...it would be the same thing as buyiing a harley...kekekekekekeke
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:38 AM   #3
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Dancingman, do you even ride anymore? hehe

Feedback from people who have actually ridden or owned is welcomed.
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I would say go and sit on it, feel it out. Take your own test fit.
when you ride it, just dont sit on it.
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Right. I plan too as soon as the Harley of Iraq dealership opens. hehehe
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I was looking at a Harley VROD 03 Anniversary model and I was wondering if any of the riders with one can tell me how the ergo's are?
I am over 6 ft. tall and I heard things like the seat and the foot peg placement arent too kind for 6 ft.+ riders. Is this true.
Did you change seats to an aftermarket model? I heard this helps..

Any feedback from Vrod owners/riders welcome.
K thnks.

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I'm over 6' and I'm very comfortable on my V-Rod. As far as the seat is concerned, I have a Badlander and it pretty well sucks. As soon as I can save my pennies up for a Corbin, I'll be set.
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:50 AM   #7
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I saw the Buell Ulysses while at the HD of Kuwait. Had a nice feel to it The ergos seemed comfortable enough. The VROD they had there was a 06 and the seat seemed to cup/cradle me . I didnt like the way it felt. I will have to look at the 03 model and see if its the same.
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I rode a 04 v-rod bout a month ago. was ok, It had after market screaming eagle pipes and they are RIGHT there against your right calf. You have to constantly think about keeping your leg away. I got it up to 130mph it was major problem for me to tuck as your feet are out in front of you so far. Just uncomfortable for me.
IF i was to buy something similar and the money was right i would get the v-rod but have not put any seriouse miles on one tho.
Go to mancuso and RENT one for the weekend and see.
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I saw the Buell Ulysses while at the HD of Kuwait. Had a nice feel to it The ergos seemed comfortable enough. The VROD they had there was a 06 and the seat seemed to cup/cradle me . I didnt like the way it felt. I will have to look at the 03 model and see if its the same.
It's going to feel the same, ergo-wise. You must be taller than me and/or have longer legs. In that case, you can get some reduced-reach pegs then reverse them. That's what most of the tall folks do.

If you are seriously considering a V-Rod, you might consider joining www.v-rodforums.com. It has 10K+ members and a plethora of information.
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I rode a 04 v-rod bout a month ago. was ok, It had after market screaming eagle pipes and they are RIGHT there against your right calf. You have to constantly think about keeping your leg away. I got it up to 130mph it was major problem for me to tuck as your feet are out in front of you so far. Just uncomfortable for me.
IF i was to buy something similar and the money was right i would get the v-rod but have not put any seriouse miles on one tho.
Go to mancuso and RENT one for the weekend and see.
my 02 thos.
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Yup, I have burnt the inside of my knee twice there. Renting one is a great idea.
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Yup, I have burnt the inside of my knee twice there. Renting one is a great idea.
one of several houston places renting harleys

http://www.mancusocrossroads.com/miscpage_002.asp
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:35 AM   #12
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Thanks , will check into that.. Gonna be a busy Oct.
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