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Old 12-19-2006, 08:20 AM   #91
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I bought a 2006 R6 50th Anniversary "bumblebee". It is truly kick ass for those weekend rides and track. No feedback about the "extreme" riding position - I'm 59. I commute on a BMW - except when it is icy. Mama didn't raise no fools (well, no fools that survived.)



I do my own routine (and some not so routine) maintenance on both bikes. Just get in there and learn. Get a manual and take it slow. Get into the forums on the net and you will get lots of good advice. If the process is over your head after looking in the manual and on the net, get a good (not necessarily a dealer) mechanic. PLUG: I use Steve Prokop at SteveÂ’s Bavarian in Dundee Oregon for special things on my 94 R1100RS. The guy is amazing, but not cheap.



Remember to check insurance costs before you buy. The rates don't seem to relate to anything like a rational approach.

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Old 12-19-2006, 08:22 AM   #92
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......beat me to it......



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Old 12-19-2006, 08:25 AM   #93
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I've got about 30K on a Concours and haven't adjusted the valves since it had 8K on it. All I've done is tires and oil, and I've ridden it hard so I don't know what could break.



But then I'm only one experience out of 20 years of the Concours.



I will say however that my Concours is smoother than my dad's '06 Road Glide at the majority of speeds.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:30 AM   #94
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Very Punny.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:34 AM   #95
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He must be without power - he's lettin' a LOT go by..............
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:01 AM   #96
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Nah, this is one of his "self-reflective" phases. Soon we'll hear an announcement of a leave-taking, followed by re-upping under another handle, followed by same-ol' same-ol'.
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:05 AM   #97
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The 1000DS engine is terrific, perhaps the best sporting "street" engine made. Valve adjustments are not hard to do yourself, and if you get the MBP (Martin Brickwood Performance) valve collets, I'm told the maintenance interval will double for street work.



Get the bike, open the air cleaner, get a freer flowing pipe and a Nichols lw flywheel, ... and you'll be in love.

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Old 12-19-2006, 09:07 AM   #98
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You got it. Just like the seasons.



There's enough bait in the water here. It smells like the Chicken Ranch after a Holiday weekend.
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:10 AM   #99
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What about OJ?
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:34 AM   #100
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Death for you. Horrible drawn-out excruciatingly painful death.
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