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Post Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:28 am
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A friend of my [ a co-worker friend ] went out to California to visit his cousin, while on his yearly vacation. These pics are from 1999 or somewhere abouts that year zone. I recall him saying the engine is the main part of the frame design. Pa

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Post Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:29 am

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Geez, I have a hard enough time picking up my FLH when I drop it in the dirt. I'd never get this one back up without help.

Post Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:35 pm

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Location: Carmarthen, Wales, UK
I've long held the opinion that "because it can be done" overrules "because it's better to ride" in the custom builders' handbook.

I am sometimes asked to judge bikes at HDRCGB rallies, and whilst I don't ever pretend to have the skills and knowledge to produce something like that, they never get a look-in with me since they fail my basic test of a motorcycle; that it should be usable as everyday transport, or in the case of racers, for the purpose for which it was designed.

Same goes for OCC clones with a turning circle worse than a super-tanker.
72 Ironhead, goes better than it stops!

42(?)WLC

79FLH

2005 XL1200R.... well ya gotta have a rat-bike!

Post Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:31 am

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:x Yuck ! :x

Post Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:08 pm

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Location: madison wisconsin usa
double yuck!

john

Post Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:55 pm
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Yeah....I always thought YUCK also. To each his own I guess. Not my cup of tea but the work put it to it is admirable. Pa

Post Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:31 am

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It's just A stock Boss Hoss, isn't it? I had a friend that had one for quite a few years. It rode well and was actually pretty easy to handle. His had the 350 LT1 engine with a powermatic trans. It was a pretty good parade bike because it never overheated and gave everyone something to talk about. He always said his Ultra-Glide was more comfortable and finally sold it

http://www.bosshoss.com/view_bike.asp?x=BHC3ZZ4SS
Curt!

Post Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:51 pm
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I wonder if they sold very many of them ? Pa

Post Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:48 pm

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:x :x :x triple-Yuck ...

Post Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:50 pm

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pa
They sell quite a few of them. I think I heard several hundred a year. They have a trike that is pretty high tech. There are enough that they have an owners group and a yearly rally. They have a model with an all aluminum 454 Chevy motor in it.
Curt!

Post Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:44 pm

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502

Post Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:48 am

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Location: Carmarthen, Wales, UK
Kurt wrote:
502



What oil do they use in it? :wink:
72 Ironhead, goes better than it stops!

42(?)WLC

79FLH

2005 XL1200R.... well ya gotta have a rat-bike!

Post Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:28 am

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Location: Greenbackville, Virginia, USA
Saw one of the 502's this year at Myrtle Beach. Had a big nitrous bottle setup on it. WTF?

Post Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:00 am

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Those Boss Hoss bikes don't make no damn sense to me
Ride like Lightening Crash Like Thunder


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