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Old 10-04-2004, 12:05 PM   #41
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Default Re: Bikes for short people? - Duc maintenance

A nice summary of the facts, but one minor clarification/question: the valve adjustment interval on the 2-valve motors is 6,000 miles, not 5,000. Do the new 3-valve motors have a 5,000 mile recommended interval?
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:14 PM   #42
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Default Re: Getting feet down is highly overrated...

Maybe they just want to look like their favorite dirt tracker?
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:40 PM   #43
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Default Re: Buell XB12Scg could be good...

say, do you rev that thing out or short-shift? WAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!



Can Ebass get laid or something? i could use some excitement.
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:26 PM   #44
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Default Re: Buell XB12Scg could be good...

Yeah I am bored too, how bout some action.
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:29 PM   #45
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Default Re: Bikes for short people?

Judy Mirro has ways of dealing with tall bikes. Check out the story at

http://www.2wf.com/articles/stories/...B0E5CD5F22.asp

Somewhere on the web there used to be a video clip of her start procedure. Pretty resourceful.
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:10 PM   #46
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Two interesting bikes, Shorty--between your Duc and your Buell, do you prefer one over the other, and if so, why?
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:15 PM   #47
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Default Re: Bikes for short people?

No. The Prince of Darkness has been banished. I don't remember the name of the company but they have the data over at the GS owner's webite.
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:34 PM   #48
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Default Re: Getting feet down is highly overrated...

Or "I'm too stupid to realize that without a steel skidplate my shoe rubber is just going to catch on the pavement and force me to kick my passenger in the shins with a force that Bruce Lee would envy before I fall over in utter embarassment."
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:42 PM   #49
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Default Re: Getting feet down is highly overrated...

My favorite dirt tracker was Bubba Shobert, who didn't need to put his feet down to go faster than everyone else...
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:11 PM   #50
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Just got back from a week and 1,800 miles in California on a rented R1150R (from California Motorcycle Rental, good place). I am 5'7", 30" inseam and can flat foot easily with the standard seat. Hell, a low seat option would probably put yer knees on the ground. I can't say enough good things about the R although it would be nice if they were less expensive. But for all day touring as well as some sport (more than I could ever give it), it is a great bike. Palomar Mountain, Highway 1, H-88 into Lake Tahoe or the 5 between San Diego and LA it was a perfect companion. This esteemed site (John B) even said if you knew what you were doing you could embarrass most crotch rocket boys (not me but those of you out there that can really ride) and still have all day comfort. Shorties rejoice, get the R1150R!!
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