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Went on a 200 mile ride today with some friends, my tuner/builder (on a 8.80 1/4 ZX12), and a friend of my tuner/builder on a Harley. We'd talked bikes at a few stops and the guy on the HD was really interested in what I had done. When we came up on a really long flat straight road, I got waived to the front. The HD wanted to go from a first gear roll so I got down to about 15mph and let the clutch totally out. We stabbed it and once we both caught traction, we were dead even. At about 65mph, he jumped ahead putting my front tire even with his rear tire. I stayed right there til 115mph when he missed a shift and I blew by him in a split second.

Needless to say, I was shocked. His bike is 80lbs lighter, he's about 70lbs lighter, and he was one heck of a rider (feathered his clutch to keep in his powerband without a tach).

If a couple grand in modifications/upgrades to my boat hadn't turned into $8k+, I'd have the bike back in the shop for upgrades but at least now I have motivation for next winter's round of bike mods.

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My builder just sent me some info on the HD... 80" EVO stock bore/stroke with big compression, head/port work, big cams, and S&S intake. And yes, my builder built it and told me the guy's Road Glide is meaner

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Thank you for the post. It is nice to see a Victory Rider say a Harley can be a very good running bike. I know we will hear about the weight difference, But this is a older motor. It started life as a 80CI motor. Back to the drawing board and get him next time. Best of luck with your bike and motor.
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he was one heck of a rider (feathered his clutch to keep in his powerband without a tach).
Can you elaborate on this comment? I am trying to figure out how doing such a thing while drag racing would be helpful.




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Thank you for the post. It is nice to see a Victory Rider say a Harley can be a very good running bike. I know we will hear about the weight difference, But this is a older motor. It started life as a 80CI motor. Back to the drawing board and get him next time. Best of luck with your bike and motor.
No problem. We did a 50mph roll and we stayed dead even with neither of us gaining an inch. Our horsepower to weight ratio must be identical. I was just in shock because I'm used to sending Big Dogs scampering back to the porch. I'd always heard my builder was amazing and today just drove the point home more

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Can you elaborate on this comment? I am trying to figure out how doing such a thing while drag racing would be helpful.
When we took off, I was totally out of the clutch and just let the bike gain rpm as speed increased. He pinned the throttle and feathered the clutch to modulate rpm/tire spin. He's by far a better rider than me. I heard him and my builder talking about all the road/drag racing they used to do together back when the HD guy had sport bikes.

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Found a picture from today. The HD on the left is the one I ran and my builder is on the right on his sleeper ZX12.
The ZX12 looks stock with the exception of light weight two-piece wheels and air-shifter. Fully forged motor, PC, nitrous, etc with a stock swingarm running 8.80 quarter mile. Funny thing is... He's a road racer with two track bikes and its his street bike he rides. He also sponsors a full road racing team.


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He pinned the throttle and feathered the clutch to modulate rpm/tire spin.
Got it now. Human traction control. Thanks.




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HD is an FXR.

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HD is an FXR.
Thanks, I was wondering what model it was

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