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Old 6th October 2017
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Here's something else to chew on when talking about hp and torque.

My TC103 RK gets up and moves, but I generally ride it in the 2.5-3k range.

Look what it's making at those rpms:

40-50 ft. lbs.

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III. YOU'RE still nuts.
Please stop the passive-aggressive baloney.

Let's see here:
You have over 10,000 posts.
You dominate the threads you post in, like this one.
And, you don't even own a Scout.

Out of the 366 posts in this thread, 84 of them are yours.
Anybody who has an opinion differing from yours is taken to task.

One can interpret your huge posting volume as either a blow-hard know-it-all, or a very eager participant.

However, the passive aggressive insults are clear.
Please knock it off.
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Please stop the passive-aggressive baloney.

Let's see here:
You have over 10,000 posts.
You dominate the threads you post in, like this one.
And, you don't even own a Scout.

Out of the 366 posts in this thread, 84 of them are yours.
Anybody who has an opinion differing from yours is taken to task.

One can interpret your huge posting volume as either a blow-hard know-it-all, or a very eager participant.

However, the passive aggressive insults are clear.
Please knock it off.
And this response shouldn't be considered a passive aggressive attack on your part?

Ok, with that out of the way of course I take people to task when I disagree. It's a discussion board not a friggin hippie commune where we sing kum bah ya all day.

I spend much of my day working from a home office on computer, that leaves me lots of time to post, discuss, socialize, debate, etc. about things like this. And I post a lot in threads that interest me and not so much in the thousands more that I don't.

Yup, I don't own one, but I sought out and rode demos as soon as they were released, like I do with many bikes. I wouldn't rule out one in my future, though I freely admit there are other bikes higher on the list I'd consider first.

At the end of the day tastes are opinions and they vary. I'll happily discuss them, but I try to leave debates up to more quantitative things.

Tell me you don't like the Scout, fine.

Tell me you prefer lower revving engines, fine.

Tell me you can feel 2-3 ft.lbs. of difference on bikes with so many other different characteristics and I'm probably gonna start debating.

I'm NOT looking to demean you or BentSpoke (BS) in any way.

I'm simply skeptical about that one point BS made and it probably means nothing to either you or I or him, or should mean nothing, other than this conversation. And that's all we're doing here, having a conversation.

So
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I’m not interested in the scout. I did test ride one and it was a good ride, but it still doesn’t
Capture me like my 1200 Sportster. Other negatives include its Polaris, it’s had issues
And still not as reliable as a carb Sportster. I thought initially it was good looking, the tank and fenders but something isn’t tight about the motor.
Knowledge and parts for the Sportster are huge as is that familiarity that I love.
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Like I said in an earlier post...you just aint gonna get max power out an HD unless you water cool it. So far HD has implemented oil cooling on some of the BTs, but it still aint as good as Water cool, and the draw back to WC iza bigazz radiator. HD and its riders including myself don't want that eyesore hanging on the frame of out bikes.
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Not a fan. More complex and heavier than a Sporty...and honestly, I find Indian styling and their faux-retro kitch revolting. Just way too much Rogers on all their bikes.
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Not a fan. More complex and heavier than a Sporty...
Actually no.

At about 563# wet it's lighter than most Sportsters built in the past decade and a half.

And I'm not sure I buy that it is more complicated just because it is water cooled or why?
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Water cooled, for one thing. I recall it (unlike the EVO) has cam chains. Does it need valve adjustments?

And do ANY Scouts have mid controls? (All I've seen had forwatrd controls.) And I just can't get past the 3-Rogers styling.
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Needs mid-controls and more ground clearance.
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Yeah, I do wish--but admittedly don't have to answer for it if sales aren't there--that one of the American manufacturers would produce something closer to a "standard." My '06 883 would have been closer with a taller seat and its mid pegs, so I had someone make me a tall, flat seat for it. The pegs aren't quite right but I'm survivin'. Almost thriving. Now and then I think of a Bonneville but my Sporty pushes other buttons.

I guess the new Roadster and maybe Street Rod are a bit closer to standards, so I appreciate those efforts. Mid pegs are of course available (and even standard on, say, a Street Bob, or were until 2018), but you're right about ground clearance sorely lacking.

I am a little tempted to sell my '06 883 in favor of an '03 1200 XLH. I mean, 37 degrees of lean angle? (Mine was 31 I think.) Sign me up!

But I "get" the cruiser thing too. It's just it would be nice to have a taller choice, from HD and Indian.
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