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Old 01-30-2005, 05:28 PM   #41
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Default Re: Time for Auto Trans?

You don't get it. Each rider is supposed to join a faction -i.e. sportbiker, cruiser, beemer, whatever- and then he is supposed to denigrate everyone who rides something different than he does. Therefore by simply owning a type of motorcycle he becomes better than other people, even though there may be no actual observable real world evidence of any superiority.



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Old 01-30-2005, 05:35 PM   #42
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Default SA gets right down to it

"Shifting is a hell of a lot of fun!"



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OK, that's the basic fact. And I like fun.



Of course this in no way excludes me from the fun of thrashing my wife's Vespa. With auto transmission, of course.
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:45 PM   #43
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It was a CB750A, and it was in the late seventies, and amazingly enough, they sold quite a few of them. As a matter of fact, I just rebuilt the carbs on one of them for a costumer and all of the parts are still available from Honda!
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:55 PM   #44
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hey sliphorn suck my ****
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:56 PM   #45
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Old 01-31-2005, 03:49 AM   #46
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Poppy, you're obviously a newbie in every aspect, aren't ya?
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:17 AM   #47
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This whole "auto stick" thing puzzles me, and I'll never understand why the heck it's even offered. Either automatic or manual, thank you very much. But at the same time, I'm not surprised, seein' as we live in a time where "dumbing down" is far to common.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:20 AM   #48
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Actually PoppySTS, as a disciple of Pauli girl, I don't think you "get" anything.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:21 AM   #49
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Hey PoppySTS, I seriously doubt you have one.
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:33 AM   #50
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Honda made, I think, a 750 semi-automatic and a 400 twin (Hi-Low range, no clutch?). To me for cars or bikes it comes down to control and maximizing performance. Unless we're talking very powerful cars manuals are faster and more efficient, ie use less engine power/fuel. You can shift faster than an automatic or smoother than an automatic but not faster AND smoother which is why, with conventional autos, some fast cars (think Vettes) are faster/quicker in a straight line with the "Auto". For me, I want a Manual for "Fun" rides/drives and an Automatic for utilitarian uses.
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