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Old 05-01-2001, 11:02 AM   #1
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Yawn...overpaid geeks on overpriced bikes ride and crash in the hot desert sun.



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Old 05-01-2001, 11:13 AM   #2
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Well, at least they're riding whilst my 2nd gear is still broke.

I think I foundthe answer to the question, can you ever have too much hp... from a gearbox standpoint... yes.



Whilst I'm whining... anyone have any thoughts on what I should do... If I'm replacing a gear, should I get allthe others undercut? Aftermarket parts or OEM... I've never replaced internal gear stuff before
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Old 05-01-2001, 01:01 PM   #3
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You want to make your bike more reliable? Sell the Gixxer and buy a VFR You just discovered the reason why "unparalleled performance" and "unparalleled reliability" are rarely heard in the same sentence.
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Old 05-01-2001, 01:03 PM   #4
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oh yeah...this article is about BMWs. How about I rewrite my post with "Sell the Gixxer and buy an R1100S"?
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Old 05-01-2001, 03:17 PM   #5
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Scene at BMW NA HQ:



"Hey, Larry, it's the ad agency. They say they want us to provide 20-30 GSs for extras to ride in the background in Death Valley while they shoot the new catalog. What should I tell 'em?"



"Cripes! Do you know what that'll cost? And we'll have to pay all the extras, most of whom probably don't know how to ride anyway, so they'll trash the bikes. And then there's fuel, and food and lodging for the extras. We're talking a small fortune here!"



"But what else can we do? Tell 'em to get another background? Do it digitally?"



"Nah! I've got an idea! We'll turn it into a BMW owners event, and get real BMW owners to bring their _own_ bikes and ride 'em. That way we get experienced riders and we don't even have to provide the bikes."



"How will we get them to come?"



"We'll, um, feed 'em lunch. Yeah, that's it! A big ol' barbecue lunch. And lead 'em around to all the locations and call it a "Ride". Heck if we work this right, I bet we can even get 'em to pay for their own gas and lodging just for the 'honor' of being in the shoot!"



"Man, Larry, you are amazing! No wonder they pay you the big bucks!"
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Old 05-01-2001, 11:08 PM   #6
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Ha Ha!

Probably one of the the *best* comments I have read on this website! AyCaramba! Wait till someone from BMW reads this, they'll flip!
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Old 05-02-2001, 12:53 AM   #7
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Is Lauren Hutton making a "special" appearance at this one too?
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Old 05-02-2001, 05:16 AM   #8
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Go for OEM gears...actually I'm not aware of anyone making aftermarket transmission gears for GSXRs. Undercutting is not a bad idea, and is best done while everything else is taken apart. It also lessens the chance that this'll happen again



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Old 05-02-2001, 05:19 AM   #9
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Hey! Be nice!!! My hard ridden 14 year old sport bike with 125 rear wheel hp (uncorrected at 3000 ft elevation) vs. tourers like the VFR or R1100... surely I'm allowed a little prob once in a while



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Old 05-02-2001, 05:58 AM   #10
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That's actually really good for any bike of the unadulterated sportbike genre--Suzuki or any of the other Japanese 4. But I worry that Suzuki made _too many_ weight-saving, performance enhancing tweaks on the latest GSXRs, and so I won't be surprised if they start dying within five years.



It's all a tradeoff in the end.
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