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Old 01-15-2007, 12:04 PM   #31
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I didn't do that... I thought 5 was the highest... Fonzie must be testing a block the moderator function or something..
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:05 PM   #32
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Actually that was me. I already saw that he gave himself a "2" for intelligence, so I figured why be coy about it?



If you are going to take the time to moderate yourself to stroke your ego why stop at two when the Jack@ss Train goes to twelve?

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Old 01-15-2007, 12:11 PM   #33
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Default ducati vs. honda vs. triumph

I have owned an st2, a sprint rs and i now have an 05 viffer. While I will probably hold on to the viffer the longest it is my least favorite bike of the 3. the rs and the st3 were each more fun to ride than the viffer. the triumph was coldstone reliable on top of that.

I am not a huge fan of duc's especially for certain applications.

on the street, not so much because they break all the time, but because I never quite could get to where it always worked. like a micro switch would go out and it would take ten days to get one. that sort of thing.

but if you got on with your st3, i think you will be happiest with another one.

In my opinion the vfr works for a rider who wants a bike that just works well, without being great at anything. on the viffer, i never think about the bike, just the ride.

on a duc i find i think about the bike a lot. some days that's really cool. some days its a pita.









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Old 01-15-2007, 12:13 PM   #34
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It won't let me go pass 5.. You guys pay way too much attention to this..
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:23 PM   #35
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Why did the chicken cross the r... oooh, a shiny penny!
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:28 PM   #36
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I would have to look hard at the Tiger. Come to think of it, I guess I would have to wait a few months to see what the new Guzzi 1200

Sport looks like with bags, no? You are crazy not to take a serious look at the Tiger, that's my pick of the comfy, fast, multi-function, touring, way cool universe with bags.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:29 PM   #37
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Fetch ma' Squirrley-Rifle, Katey! We done got us a *HEAP* O' Hatfields to Fued with!



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Old 01-15-2007, 01:32 PM   #38
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Well, OK. Just this once.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:35 PM   #39
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I think you hit it right on the button the first time out. If you have the cash, I hear the Aprilia is a little more comfy, but if you're satisfied with the ST-3, you could just get a 'comfort' seat for a bit more squish and maybe one of them fancy program upgrades that make them run a little better. A friend of mine did that to his ST-4 and ended up with more horsepower and got quite a bit better gas mileage, which is nice on long trips. You might be money ahead just doing some of that kind of stuff to your 05, unless they have made some improvements I'm not aware of in the past year.



PS- U hear Metzler M-3s work real good with them.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:37 PM   #40
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That should be I hear, of course. I think you will find this bunch will give you more opinions than you can possiblly use, and, yes, the squid is an idiot. That knowledge is sort of the thing we all have in common.
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