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Re: Anyone every matchup against a Boss Hoss?
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:53 PM
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this is a pic of a pair that pulled into one of the bars in laconia 2 summers ago. they look like theyre awful fast to me, and the sound was amazing to say the least. i've heard from a couple of previous v-max owners in n.h. who say its the next logical bike to own after a max! i also saw a pair of "chopper" style both using a 350 chevy small block. they had 4-5 at laconia this year, but i only went to see the new max, so no pics. one of them had over 500hp. all of them were in the 50-60k range too.

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Re: Anyone every matchup against a Boss Hoss?
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:59 PM
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is it a car or a bike...talk about a bike that cant handle...in the street my money is on the max on the track i have no idea
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:09 PM
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Just for grins......


I live in the 4th largest city in the U.S. (Metro Houston)

We have at least on boss hoss dealer that I know of,

I can't make a Sunday ride or trip to the local hangouts without seeing a boss hoss out and around.

I also live 2 miles from Houston Raceway Park, one of the nations premier drag strips.... and am out there at least once a month if not more and have been for 10 years now, and have...

Never, once, not ever, seen a boss hoss at the drag strip..

I know one guy, my mentor from another company I was with 20 years ago, that drag races on a regular basis, has had a boss hoss for 5 years now and says you could not pay him to take it down the strip,

He says it's a bitch to launch and unstable past 100 or so.... and all you gotta do is take a look at how it's built to see that it probably handles horribly at high speeds, with all kind of wierd chassis shit going on, talk about a frame flexing wobbler......

Just to back this up do a search for quarter mile times for a boss hoss and find out how hard a time you have finding one.....A real one where someone actually ran one down the strip not through a calculator......
They're out there but good luck finding them.......

I do believe a properly setup boss hoss would be faster than any vmax, and it doesn't need alot of gears to do it, it has huge amounts of torque that is more than adequate to launch a 1100lb bike even without lugging at 1700 rpm or so.....my friends has the "one speed" one and says it's no issue, were talking about 350ft/lbs of torque here on a bike that only weighs 1100lbs, they can gear it so that it's turning the right rpm at highway speed and let the torque do the rest.....

but I also think the average boss hoss and rider would shit thier pants or crash on every pass, hell the guy in the video that was posted got completely out of shape when he was launching......

There is a reason 1/4 mile times are hard to find for them, every one is too scared of them to run them that hard....

It's a "bar bike" pure and simple......
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:14 PM
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I have actually raced a SBC Boss Hoss, not on my Max though, on my old 1983 Honda CB1000C about 10 years ago. My father and I came across one on the road leaving Deadwood going back to Sturgis during the rally. He totally killed me, no chance to keep up at all. The fun part was watching him try to steer that monster through a long sweeper after he ran past me at over 100mph. I could tell he was having issues wrestling it around the bend. He started on the inside of the lane and was over into the shoulder before he got it around the sweeper, applying the brake the whole time. We pulled up next to each other at a stoplight going into Sturgis and I complemented him on the bike and stated that I didn't think that he was going to make it around the corner. He looked at me and said, "What are you talking about, this thing handles like a dream!?" I won't ever forget that day.
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Re: Anyone every matchup against a Boss Hoss?
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:36 PM
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Default Re: Anyone every matchup against a Boss Hoss?

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Originally Posted by Rusty McNeil View Post
Just for grins......


I live in the 4th largest city in the U.S. (Metro Houston)

We have at least on boss hoss dealer that I know of,

I can't make a Sunday ride or trip to the local hangouts without seeing a boss hoss out and around.

I also live 2 miles from Houston Raceway Park, one of the nations premier drag strips.... and am out there at least once a month if not more and have been for 10 years now, and have...

Never, once, not ever, seen a boss hoss at the drag strip..

I know one guy, my mentor from another company I was with 20 years ago, that drag races on a regular basis, has had a boss hoss for 5 years now and says you could not pay him to take it down the strip,

He says it's a bitch to launch and unstable past 100 or so.... and all you gotta do is take a look at how it's built to see that it probably handles horribly at high speeds, with all kind of wierd chassis shit going on, talk about a frame flexing wobbler......

Just to back this up do a search for quarter mile times for a boss hoss and find out how hard a time you have finding one.....A real one where someone actually ran one down the strip not through a calculator......
They're out there but good luck finding them.......

I do believe a properly setup boss hoss would be faster than any vmax, and it doesn't need alot of gears to do it, it has huge amounts of torque that is more than adequate to launch a 1100lb bike even without lugging at 1700 rpm or so.....my friends has the "one speed" one and says it's no issue, were talking about 350ft/lbs of torque here on a bike that only weighs 1100lbs, they can gear it so that it's turning the right rpm at highway speed and let the torque do the rest.....

but I also think the average boss hoss and rider would shit thier pants or crash on every pass, hell the guy in the video that was posted got completely out of shape when he was launching......

There is a reason 1/4 mile times are hard to find for them, every one is too scared of them to run them that hard....

It's a "bar bike" pure and simple......

This is the most accurate information yet about the Bosshoss at the dragstrip.
This is why I said I need to run a boss hoss here to get the launch down. Thats the key to launch without blowing the tire off called back peddling. I agree no one can just throw a leg over one and make a 10.20 pass! The reason you dont see many 1/4 mile times are most buyers of the Boss Hoss are just show offs and not performance guys! Performace/ Racers tend to lean towards sport bikes.
Very accurate. Scared to run one at a 100 mph, if you ever ran a VMAX topped out at 155 (not for the faint of the heart) I am sure 130 on BOSSHOSS is very similiar to this situation.
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