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Old 11-06-2003, 07:19 AM
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Thumbs up Big Dog test ride

As some of you may know, I am in Houston now. I went to BIG DOG OF HOUSTON (click for website and pic of Pitbull) last night for a test ride. I have chosen the Pitbull as my next bike, which is a rigid frame 250 tire bike with a 107 S&S. Having never ridden a rigid I didn't know what to expect. Man was I suprised. It was a comfortable ride, and that bike has a ton of power. If someone put a gel pad under the seat and let about 5 pounds of air out of the back tire, I think I could ride this bike a few hundred miles and be fine. I was gingerly with the bike on the ride as it only has 400 miles on it, but I did manage to crack the throttle a time or two, and this bike will pull hard. With no rear suspension you feel it all and you better hang on. This is definately the bike for me at this point, as much as I love my Fatboy, I just don't take it on as many trips as I would like. What with the family, and all my travel for work. The Pitbull will fit my lifestyle, cure my need for speed, and turn heads all day long.

I also sat on the Big Dog Chopper, comfortable as hell, and the new right side drive Bulldog. The Bulldog is amazing, the bike is so balanced it will actually stand upright and balance on it's own. 640 pounds never felt so light. I sat on a Bourget, which I don't care for, and a Wild West Vigilante, which sits about 4" off the ground. Very unique bike for sure, but priced in the $30k's.

Big Dog made some nice changes for 04, with new integrated billet controls, you can't see the resivoirs, split handlebars instead of the standard "rise" bars, and new PM wheel selection. Look for a Pitbull in my garage when the Fatboy get's sold.
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you lucky bitch
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Old 11-06-2003, 08:46 AM
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Sticks and stones baby, sticks and stones.

I was gonna let you ride it too. WAS!!!
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you guys don't think it means anything that it isn't titled a "harley". we all know it "is" but, it's not titled that.

i always have this fear since you know harleys keep their re-sale that these bikes won't be worth anything?..
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Well, the bike I have now isn't a real Harley, it's all Harley parts with a raked softail frame. As long as you have an appraisel from a HD dealer most places will finance. The Big Dog line is actually listed in NADA and KBB now as well. They hold their value pretty well. Unfortunatelly, the used bike market has gone to **** these days, and HD's lose their value as well. It's not what it used to be. Freakin yuppies that bought all them bikes, trailered them to Sturgis and Daytona and now they want to sell them. Then HD lowered the price on all the 04's. It's a flooded market man.
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i was hoping to sell my '93 and get a 2004 this year, but now I'm not sure that's going to happen.
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yeah, the 2004's at http://www.harleydavidson2004.com are great.

Ooops.....got ya.
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PHAT-BOY I'm not going to repeat a certain other person's mistake of calling you a lucky bitch cuz I want to be a lucky bitch and ride it.
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I'm so hoping to have that bike in my garage this spring. Make you a deal, you help me find a buyer for the Fatboy, and your ride will be granted WooHoo! Man, it was pretty cool. I am a lucky bitch, but don't tell Mongo man I said that. LOL!
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Big dogs are very nice machines, Is this one of the bd's with the frame troubles?
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i'm going to Arizona in may and going to rent a Big Dog Chopper. kind of expensive at $275 a day, but I think it'll be worth it.

http://www.blueskymotorcyclerentals....ona_tucson.htm => check out the pictures down below, they also rent a Mastiff.
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