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Old 01-01-2006, 10:56 AM   #11
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NICE!!!!! I can't say I've even heard of or seen one of these before.
How is the low end, and top end on these? I'd have to say that that bike doesn't look all that big so 1500 CC'* should make that thing a motor accessorized with a frame and wheels.
I attend a few a couple cruises each year with my brother and his 00 Road King Classic and 98 Dyna Wide (non-anniversary edition) and I have to say with spring coming on in ....let'* see, uh, 3-4 months I just might have to get my own 2-wheeler.

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Old 01-01-2006, 02:17 PM   #13
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NICE!!!!! I can't say I've even heard of or seen one of these before.
How is the low end, and top end on these? I'd have to say that that bike doesn't look all that big so 1500 CC'* should make that thing a motor accessorized with a frame and wheels.
I attend a few a couple cruises each year with my brother and his 00 Road King Classic and 98 Dyna Wide (non-anniversary edition) and I have to say with spring coming on in ....let'* see, uh, 3-4 months I just might have to get my own 2-wheeler.

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Thanks for the compliments on the bike, it actually runs pretty strong for a cruiser, and handles great. I actually took it to the drag strip once and it ran consistent 8.6x'*@82mph with a very conservative launch. I have upgraded the pipes, air kit, and put a "power commander" on it to change the fuel map, all of that did wonders for the performance over stock. Only downfall is re-sale value, these bikes go for 10,900 new, and you can find a nice Mean Streak with ~5K miles for 6-8K now, ('02 models). They bumped the '04'* up to 1600cc'*, but everything I've read said the performance is identical to the 1500'*. If you're looking for impressive power in a cruiser body, you may want to check out Yamaha'* 1700 Warrior, my brother owned an '02 model for a bit and it would make quick work of my Meanie. The same day at the drag strip he was running 8.2x'* at over 85mph, and his bike was totally stock except for vance and hines pipes. Heres a pic of our bikes together:


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Old 01-02-2006, 02:40 PM   #14
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Nice to have you Joe! You'll find that the Bonnie is not only sleek, stylish, and fun to drive, but it will accommodate a nice growing family as well (if you decide to multiply!) <grin>.

My dad had a Suz.Marauder (sp?) ...I think it was a 98...he took all the badges off and people swore up and down that it was a Harely based upon looks and performance. (except that it didn't sit by the edge of the road)...<grin>
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Thanks again fellas, well, I finally snapped a couple of quick pics of her today, just so I could throw them on here, the car is absolutely filthy, so please ignore that, it hasnt quit raining long enough to really clean it up. But anyhow, here she is:



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I didnt think those rims came on the SSEI'*
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Well, hopefully those factory rims wont have to stay for very long, I'm seriously considering replacing them with these in an 18" version:


I've always loved the black/polished lip look. And with tinted windows to compliment them, I think it should look pretty cool.

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Welcome to the club Joe. So you live in West By God I am from Winchester, Va Again welcome to the club and enjoy it


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Well, since you guys love pics so much, they arent of the new bonnie, but heres a few of some of my old rides.

This was my '91 Trans Am, I had way too much money in this car and basically gave it away when it came time to sell.


This was a '95 TA I had, with bolt-ons and a 150 shot of nitrous it went 11.9 @112mph in the 1/4 mile.


This was my last ride (other than my Cutty), a '99 LS1 Z28, it was bone stock and still went 8.82 @82mph in the 1/8 mile, with nearly 100K on the clock!



And this is my current "toy" a 2002 Kawasaki 1500 Mean Streak, this thing is sooo much fun!


For plenty more pics, see the link in the sig. Hope you like!

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Wow that 91 TA gets my vote...I had a 89 formula with the 5.0 TPI and 5speed
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pontiacGXP, thanks for the compliment. The car was an absolute blast to drive, I totally reworked the suspension, all the mods are listed on the first page of my cardomain site, it handled like you wouldnt believe. It was a little on the slow side though (when you compare it to my old nitrous powered LT1 and a bone stock LS1 car), but the suspension more than made up for that. It had the 5.0 TPI but with an auto, probably would've benefitted greatly from a manual, but I've always preferred the autos, just more consistent at the track. Thanks again.

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