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Old 09-13-2002, 06:05 AM   #51
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Default Re: '03 Honda? Oh baby but Kawa and R6 look better

I've often wondered about that. On my bicycle I can't stand a saddle with very much padding. I ride a saddle that has minimal padding, but has support in the right places. On motorcycles, the biggest issue I have in terms of saddle comfort is the shape/support. A saddle that is too soft will be uncomfortable after an hour or two.
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Old 09-13-2002, 06:11 AM   #52
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Hey -- the first pics I have seen for the US version indicate at least one color scheme (Yellow) without the Honda wing graphics. I kinda like the yellow, hope there are other colors sans graphics as well.
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Old 09-13-2002, 06:15 AM   #53
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As deserving as Nicky is of a shot at MotoGP, I am disappointed that Honda didn't give the slot to Colin Edwards. He has far more experience on the world stage and has more than proven his skill as one of top riders in the world, this year especially. Anything can happen at the last minute as this deal demonstrates, maybe Honda can still snag Colin from Ducati.
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Old 09-13-2002, 06:18 AM   #54
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Europe they have been running the 2000 model F4 style and the F4I with the stepped seat. We'll know soon enough but I figure they will eleminate the stepped seat F4i and run with the regular F4 one piece seat. Then it would be more like the R6 vs 600R...
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Old 09-13-2002, 06:21 AM   #55
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Well it will be emiting nasty smelling exhaust...
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Old 09-13-2002, 06:26 AM   #56
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He probably really feels screwed that Nicky got the hot seat and he didn't. BUt they are probably thinking long term and Nicky is a lot younger. He will probably definitely go to Ducati now. Question is, where is Eric Bostrom going?
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Old 09-13-2002, 06:38 AM   #57
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I'm impressed by the 70 mm extra room for weight shifting. The other race replicas pretty much lock the rider into shifting only upper body weight. On this one you can slide most of your weight forward over 2 inches more in a corner. Huge advantage while powering out during the transition.
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Old 09-13-2002, 06:45 AM   #58
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Read the technical data in the honda-uk link provided above. They have a totally all new chain tensioner; quite proud of it, too.
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Old 09-13-2002, 06:49 AM   #59
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"New Dual-Pivot Camchain Tensioner



At the howling top revs that the new CBR600RR's engine was designed to reach, concerns about precise cam timing and reliability come sharply into play. One main component that plays a crucial role in the CBR's valve drivetrain operation is its cam chain. At revs approaching 15,000rpm, not to mention the violent thrashes of acceleration and deceleration a motorcycle is exposed to over the course of a road race, the camchain comes in for especially hard punishment. Conventional spring-loaded camchain tensioners simply aren't up to job of maintaining steady pressure and tension on the chain under these conditions, so the CBR600RR's engine designers countered this potential problem with a simple yet ingeniously effective dual-pivot tensioner system.



Featuring a new two-piece configuration, the long standard camchain guide that extends upward from just above the crankshaft gear is now held by a short overlapping secondary guide that gives the tensioner preload spring much greater leverage to hold the chain steady under racing's violent stresses, and maintain precise valve timing throughout the new engine's ultra-wide power band."



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Old 09-13-2002, 07:10 AM   #60
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My MSF instructor was a 65 year old 929 rider--rode with him some time later, and wow, he was quickest old fart I'd ever seen with a big fat grin.
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