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I was hanging out at a local multi brand bike dealer yesterday doing some 3rd party motorcycle license testing when a bunch of LEO's pulled in on their government issued Harley's. Ask one of them what was up and he said they were on a field trip looking at new bikes to replace their current ones. He told me that a bunch of them were pushing for RTP's but the boss was a Harley man. Among other excuses he said that Harley advertises that the HOG out accelerates the RTP! Then he said, but if you read the fine print it says it's 1 tenth of a second faster up to 30mph and after that the RTP proceeds to suck the headlight out of the Harley as it goes on by. So much for truth in advertising! :~0

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Among other excuses he said that Harley advertises that the HOG out accelerates the RTP! Then he said, but if you read the fine print it says it's 1 tenth of a second faster up to 30mph and after that the RTP proceeds to suck the headlight out of the Harley as it goes on by. So much for truth in advertising! :~0
And if I worked for Harley, I'd have said the same thing.
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I was hanging out at a local multi brand bike dealer yesterday doing some 3rd party motorcycle license testing when a bunch of LEO's pulled in on their government issued Harley's. Ask one of them what was up and he said they were on a field trip looking at new bikes to replace their current ones. He told me that a bunch of them were pushing for RTP's but the boss was a Harley man. Among other excuses he said that Harley advertises that the HOG out accelerates the RTP! Then he said, but if you read the fine print it says it's 1 tenth of a second faster up to 30mph and after that the RTP proceeds to suck the headlight out of the Harley as it goes on by. So much for truth in advertising! :~0

I think they should all switch to White GSA's

maybe I couuld get through traffic better



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