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Old 05-04-2004, 10:51 AM   #101
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Default Re: Not a good sign for Buell

Not a good thing for them, but was sure nice for us.
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:17 AM   #102
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Default Look who's grumpy.

Grumpy? Who's grumpy? It's you and yer I-4 bigot buddies who are whining and complaining and haven't been happy about anything on this entire thread. "The motor's too old". "It feels weird." "It hasn't got 1 million HP".



Yadda yadda yadda. Complain complain complain.



Call back when you place 8th. Jeeez.
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:21 AM   #103
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You misunderstand. I like Buells. I think that their progressive design is extremely interesting, and they are good for motorcycling. I was not trying to denigrate the achievements of their racers over the weekend. I wouldn't mind owning one - except that their engine selection doesn't make sense to me. I would like to see the Buell succeed completely, not because an engine formula lets them have 2x the displacement of their competition; to do so - Buell needs a change in engine philosophy.



If you were spec'ing an engine, you would probably not start with the Sporty's motor. It's a matter of thermodynamic efficiency; physics, not some crazy anti-Harley emotional sentiment, drive my view in this matter.



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Old 05-04-2004, 11:25 AM   #104
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99% of the people posting here can't use 100% of the capability of a toaster oven.
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:51 AM   #105
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Default Re: Grumpy old men, and Chicago doesn't have any twisties.

Kpaul, you do realize that Chicago gets just as much rainfall per year as Seattle, don't you? They both average about 35 inches per year.



Also, if you ride 150 miles of twisties every weekend without ever revving your motor past 9 grand, I'll bet you a year's MO subscription I could smoke you on my Venture because you're obviously just putting along at 40mph in top gear. And I could do it without revving past 6 grand, 'cause that's my redline.



Come on down here and ride the roads in Malibu, Idyllwild, or Mount Palomar sometime. Don't be shocked if you see a large black and chrome blur shoot past you and shower you with sparks from the grinding floorboards.



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Old 05-04-2004, 11:56 AM   #106
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Default does pacific raceway qualify as a freeway these days?

i am not sure what freeway you're talking about, but i was amused that the portion of 18 you show goes past pacific raceways, which definitely has a few turns. i had no idea you were a washingtonian. wmrra races this weekend. look for the duc flambe no. 944 if you happen to be out there on sunday. stop in and declare yourself.
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Old 05-04-2004, 12:15 PM   #108
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Default Re: BUELLS NOT BAD EH?

All true. But, as an analogy, on the other hand flying with my wife's cousin in his old restored highwinged radial engine-powered 30's crop duster is one heckuvalot more fun than than flying in a Jumbo Jet.



In any case no one is getting anything like even 80% out of their sportbikes just riding around the public roads. I know this because they are still alive and posting.
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Old 05-04-2004, 12:19 PM   #110
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The blue and white ones looked pretty cool.

I lusted after a CB200 twin as a kid.
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