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Old 11-18-2005, 11:18 AM   #11
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Here here! Any, err...problems with the Buell though?

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Old 11-18-2005, 11:36 AM   #12
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Jeehuzus, what are you, like 43? At least you had "monoshocks".



Go hit a road berm with some worn out Girlings sometime. And try it with the Girlings attached to a '69 441.



Thick gloves indeed.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:48 AM   #13
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***** man what girlings? we had sheeplings and were glad for them.
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:11 PM   #14
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I hate that weed-whacker buzz. The Meriden Triumphs got that resonant buzz above 5000rpm that drove you to religion.



If you don't want vibration the only way to go is a rubber mounted motor spun at the sweet spot the rubber mounts were designed for.



There's no vibration worse than an 850 Norton Commando (OK, maybe the Atlas) at any speed, except when the shims are set precisely at 0.009" gap and you're in 4th gear at precisely 3,765rpm. Then it's dead smooth - no (and I mean NO!) vibration.
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:55 PM   #15
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If you want more torque, get a twin or maybe the new BMW 650 with belt drive. Or get a great motorcycle (FZ-6) and use the gear box to keep those little tiny pistons flying around the crank at warp speed and "feel the power."
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:34 PM   #16
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Commute 80 mile a day on my '05 DL650...

She may be ugly but she sure can cook!!
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:54 PM   #17
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My Kawi 750S had some buzziness over 7,000 RPM but it did not lack for power. Wind protection was pretty good and the mileage was great on regular gas.
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:07 PM   #18
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Was that the air-cooled GPz-engined ZR-7S, or the newer "not-quite-a-Z1000 water-cooled Z750S?



The former is a dog, but handled better than it ought to have. The latter is a fine bike, the most powerful of the budget middleweights, and not bad for a passenger, either.



A used BMW roadster wouldn't go amiss, either. No need to be scared off by higher milages; those who can afford to buy them are typically wealthy and anal enough to maintain them. the oil-head 1150 is a good engine, and even the valve checks, though frequent, aren't expensive.
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:34 PM   #19
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Go weestrom. Ugly can be liberating. You can strap and bolt anything to it and not make it worse. Its like wearing socks under your sandals.. Sure feels good if you don't mind the stares..
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:45 PM   #20
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get a yamaha yzf600r before they stop making them

the ergos aren't all that bad, actually they are pretty good. the suspension is fantastic and the motor is smoooooth

i've owned quite a few bikes and the 600r is still one of my favorites

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