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Old 02-14-2006, 11:26 AM   #41
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I`ll bet most of the MoFo`s complaining about the price, just hate spending 10 or 11 grand on there jap bikes and can`t even get $5000 two years later!!!!
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:55 AM   #42
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From an aircooled motor that will last a hundred thousand miles it is pretty impressive.
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:22 PM   #43
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I use to break in BMW 850R's for a rental place a few years back. They are a superior product.



I liked everything except the wheezy exhaust note. That "cam in head" deal with the short pushrods is way trick.



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Old 02-14-2006, 02:24 PM   #44
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I couldn't agree more about BMW re-sale. You spend more up front but get it back on resale.



As far as target market, i have a cbr600rr track bike and i would consider this bike for track use. I'm 6'5" 240lbs and tired of being bent like a pretzel on the track. sure the beemer is heavier and not even close to being a cutting edge race bike but it might make a damn fun track bike for big old guy like me.



I'll cant wait to read the reviews to see if it really handles like a sport bike!
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Old 02-14-2006, 03:21 PM   #45
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You must be from Texas bigdrk...
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:34 PM   #46
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One thing that irks me is when an opinion is stated as fact!
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:37 PM   #47
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Please Canada, outlaw the modem.



Seriously, isn't Washington in Canada?
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:49 PM   #48
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Let's not start the resale thing again.

I'm looking at '03-'04 GS adventures in the 11-12k range. Tell that to the guys that have the $7k+ hit on their 4000 mile bikes.

The only reason "total cost of ownership" should be applied is if you are buying your last bike.

Buy used, ride hard, sell, repeat.
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:11 PM   #49
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LOL. yep that's why we lost the Super Bowl. The refs. thought the Seahawks were from Canada..
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:08 AM   #50
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"We've raised our families, our houses are paid off, and many like me still have 15 or so years left in our working lives."



15 or so years left in our working lives!?!?!?



To my way of thinking your situation comes down to the reality that Social Security and health care aren't going to be available to us and we are going to have to work a lot longer than planned - unless you left out something.



Why the analysts complain that Social Security is going insolvent in 2017 is beyond me. We are in debt, can't afford health care without an employer, our jobs will go unfilled if we do retire all means we can't afford to retire!!
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