Who is going to run out and upgrade?

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  1. PileOParts

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    That would be nice. Rolling around on the Roadmaster takes commitment and the Scout's frame is smaller than I like. Something in between, say around 600 lbs with a seat height similar to the 111s or even a tad higher, would fill a slot. The Roadmaster is a mid-60s Duce And A Quarter; the Scout's a Mustang Boss 302. Something Chevelle Supersport-sized ought to slot into an existing niche.
     
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    As much as I love my Vintage, I really don't think anything would be an "upgrade", just a change. I really like the Challenger, amazingly I am accepting technology as a good thing, but I wouldn't feel it as an upgrade, just a different type of ride. But I traded in my Roadstar for my Vintage for the look. I have to have the big fenders and gaudy American overkill. Like my dad's 59' Cadillac.:cool:
     
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    I'm sure someone out there could make a valanced fender fit that Challenger,......I 'challenge' you to do so!:p,...hah!;)
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    It’s interesting that they used the same rear frame. Another thing is the battery is not under the seat. It is up front and low just like they did with victory. Which considering how hot it gets under the seat, it’s a good thing.
     
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    Picture? Is it easier to get at?
     
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    I’ll send a pic on Tuesday. Yes, it’s easy to get to and the good thing is it gets airflow while your riding. Keeps the battery cool, which is a good thing in this Miami heat.
     
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    I'm intrigued with the Challenger...waiting to see what's standard on it compared to the RM i.e., heated seat/grips, tour pack, etc. Figure to keep my world perfect, I need a long haul 2 up bike (currently RM), and a get a around town grumbler (currently Springfield Darkhorse)....still waiting for a Challenger ride report from Mr. @Bobby Jesus ! - John
     
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    Next Spring when the demo truck starts making its rounds I'll have to test ride a Challenger.
    My Springfield is pretty versatile. I can go 2 up traveling with it and just scoot around for a days ride.
    Hopefully the Challenger is the same.
     
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    It's a definite demo ride for me when they arrive,......as to coin?,......I have a sinking feeling that they will be way outside my wallet range,......but we live and hope as we live and breathe,.....
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    I’ll be at the shop early Tuesday. Will take a ride on the highway. Now I can say that I really like the seating position. Cups you into the seat. The ride command is close enough to th rider with the gauges up over the screen which looks good and functional. What impressed me most about the bike is the hot rod look. I was not sure if I would like the scout tank on steroids but it adds to the badassery (if that’s a word) of the bike.
     
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    Kind of the same situation for me @Alpal .
    If I could get a great trade in for the Springfield along with a price less than MSRP of the Challenger I could make it work. The Stars and Moon would have to lineup.
     
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    I noticed the FTR has a oil cooler along with the radiator.
    Does the Challenger have a oil cooler also?
     
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    Not sure. I’ll let you know.
     
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    No oil cooler. At least that’s what the tech said.
     
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    Thanks.....
     
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    I didn't see one, but why would you need one? It's a fluid cooled plant. We don't worry about oil cooling in cars unless we're talking about serious duty vehicles.
     
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    I wonder what's so inherently different of the FTR that require both oil cooler and radiator?
     
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    Good point,.......
     
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    And another good point,.......
     
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    It would be interesting to discover what the relationships between the engine sizes, mean RPM, and mean operating temperature are between the two. I hypothesize it's higher on the FTR. But hey, it's just an hypotho-guess-esis.
     
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