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Old 11-24-2004, 08:31 PM   #71
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Default Re: YOU RANG?

Jungkvist beat me too it. Mr. Allcaps, this is truly one of your finest masterpieces.



I think I wet myself again.
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Old 11-25-2004, 02:53 AM   #72
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Default Re: I'm thinking Litre Bike....

Sorry to hear about your dad.



I lost my dad a a couple year ago and, even though we never really got along, I still miss him. Well, I didn't really lose him; he donated his body, and became the first person in the family to make it to Med-School (always kidded him about that when he was alive).



Sounds like you live on the Island. I got lots of family around the NYMA.



Wow! Even though the Cross Bronx is pretty much a straight-shot from the GW to the Throggs Neck cut-off, it's gotta be about as dangerous a piece of road as there is. Except, anywhere around the Greater Boston area. Everyone in Boston drives like they got nitrous fumes leaking into their cars. I've always said, I'd rather drive in NY. than Boston. At least in NY, if someone runs you off the road there's a good chance that they know they did it.
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Old 11-25-2004, 12:29 PM   #73
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Default The Tuono

I did a demo ride on a tuono. Talk about Pure Fugu: Raw, elegant, refined, and deadly.



It's a mille with the plastic off and high bars. They didn't even change the gearing: I don't think there is a road in the US where you can't get a speeding ticket in 2nd gear, and probably in 1st: its geared really tall.



But it handles like a dream: Stable but effortless, and was loads of fun. I'd love to have one. Truely stunning bike, but NOT a good all-rounder in the class of the VStrom 650...

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Old 11-25-2004, 07:35 PM   #74
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Default Re: I'm thinking Litre Bike....

You can get a Honda Rebel 250cc to do a wheelie? How?



I got a 250cc, 23-odd horsepower Hyosung Mirage. (It's sold as an Alpha Sport something in the US.)



If you can tell me how to get my bike to do a wheelie, I'll buy you a can of beer. Deal?





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Old 11-26-2004, 03:17 AM   #75
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lame
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Old 11-26-2004, 03:19 AM   #76
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Old 11-26-2004, 07:55 AM   #77
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Actually, it isn't lame. MO is more of a community than a web site. It's a lot like motorcycles themselves. Either you get it or you don't.
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:06 PM   #78
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Jesus!!!???

Uptight??? much???
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:33 PM   #79
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Default Re: I'm thinking Speed Triple....

Totally agree on the Speed Triple. It combines everything that is just right for the street fighter type better than anything else. Had a 2002 R1, also great, easy, powerful, exact and reproducible throttle response from very low revs. Pay no attention to the negative vibes being thrown around, realize your goals from the ground up, practice, practice. A 600 is much better as a learning tool IMHO. Learn wheelies and shifting gears on it, master the rear brake, when very high or close to the balance point, SHIFT and whack. Master it in the 600 and the 1000 will be much more fun. The triple will be a better transition as contrary to some other litrebikes it will not be intimidating, unpredictable, difficult, or tyring on irresponsibly long fun filled street practicing days. (street = closed course track thingily whatever)
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:36 PM   #80
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Did you know you can wheelie a V-Rod?
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