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Old 07-15-2004, 05:52 AM   #21
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Default Re: Yamaha MT01

I like it too. I wonder if the Buell bashers are going to come out against this one.
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:58 AM   #22
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Default Re: Honda bulletproof?

I don't like to tempt the fates but at almost 70k miles my TC88 Road King is still just as good as your Glide; tires and routine maint for the most part. I've had a minor problem with oil blowback into the breather but that's about it.



My Honda ST1100 however, while it has yet to become an oil burner at over 74,000 miles, has had odd little problems like: a kill switch which had to be replaced at about 30k (that little bytch tried to strand me in Arizona) and a cracked piece on the intake manifold which leaked anti-freeze everywhere. Also I have to replace the rear shock every 30,000 miles. All of these have been fixed under the extended warrenty but that expired in June so it'll be up to me now. Oh and I need to replace the clutch but that's my fault. Did you know a 700 lb, shafty can wheelie? It can and it's really cool.



My only problem with the Harley is I have to remember to change the oil to a thinner viscosity (from 20w50 to 10w40) during the winter months. She'll start and run below 15 degrees (Fuel injection is great!) but she bytches alot. Lots of creaks and growns from every joint. Kinda like me.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:14 AM   #23
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Default Re: Yamaha MT01

I've never been able to figure out why Harley gets bashed so roundly over their 30's technology based engines while the Japanese engines are also based on technology from the 30's. Mercedes built shortstroke DOHC racing engines before WWII. You'd think the Japanese invented all this in the 70's to listen to some people.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:19 AM   #24
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Default Re: Don't fix what isn't broken.

Not even if it was Pammy Anderson in the ass-less chaps??
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:19 AM   #25
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i recently wadded my 900ss racebike. i have a backup for now, but one of the guys in my club wants to sell a raceprepped xb9r. i have to check on the classes i can run it in first. he wants 7700. does anyone know if this is fair? wot's it like to race a buell? are they durable?
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:24 AM   #26
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Default Re: And why they COULD

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Honda release sales figures in the past? I seem to remember seeing yearly sales figures back in the 70's. That's how we knew that Honda sold more CB350s each year than every other motorcycle company's total production combined.. including Honda's other models.



Why did they stop? It does sound fishy.



Maybe, like Ford, they lose money selling vehicles but make it up by offering the financing. They just want to avoid the embarassment of admitting it.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:41 AM   #27
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I believe the first DOHC liquid-cooled 4 valve per cylinder motor was introduced in 1916.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:50 AM   #28
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Default Re: Harley did it again?

It seems like a lot of their new models this year are just current models with spoke wheels.



However, the Screamin Eagle V-Rod looks *****in.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:57 AM   #29
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That is sweet. The orange and black especially.



Must tell hands to stop trembling now. Garage is full.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:59 AM   #30
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