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Old 03-19-2007, 07:23 AM   #21
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The Stainfree Dockers crowd weighed in. If you leave 'em alone, they'll be back in their mother's basements playing Dungeons and Dragons in no time.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:40 AM   #22
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If profits made on cruisers allow manufacturers to produce the " latest and greatest" technology and sell it for a ridiculously low price while remaining profitable as a whole, why would you care? I say "sell more cruisers!"
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:46 AM   #23
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Ride the damn things. The Mean Streak is a great motorcycle. Handles well, brakes well, is a snap to maintain. Its value will depreciate, though, and the Harley won't. If you're gonna pose, get the Harley. It ain't a bad bike at all, has unrivaled aftermarket support and its looks and name are admired by most. The meanie, too, is a good-looking bike. I've met no one who had anything but compliments for it. That Kawasaki name, however, is not so admired.



For some bucks, you can get another 20hp out of it and still have a reliable, rideable bike. It won't be quiet anymore. Mine is still quiet and I like it that way. It is plenty fast for a cruiser bike. You can always make up for any time lost at the stoplight when you get to the first corner. Brake later, lean over farther and pop out on the other side with the lead. But what the hell are you thinking. YouÂ’re riding a cruiser bike on the street.



If you want to ride, get the meanie. If you want HP, there is a slightly smaller Kawasaki, a 1400, that makes plenty. It looks like sh!t but goes like stink.

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Old 03-19-2007, 07:51 AM   #24
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Just unplug the battery charger and watch them stab away at the starter button, eyes blazing with the anger that only abject frustration born of the realization that they are no match for your mighty 13.9 volt @2500rpm charging rate....Their only alternative is to jump in the family Taurus and race to the nearest Autozone to blurt out "do you have a battery for a Kawasaki? ........It's a green one.." and wait while an equaly skilled counter person looks up "Battery>motorcycle>Kawasaki>green"...



Alas to no availe....they dejectedly trudge back to the car and slowly drive home, stopping at MacDonalds for a healthy nutrious meal for the kids, envious of all the motorcycles they see on the way home, resigned to the fact they'll be doing yard work this weekend instead of their fantasy 150 mile training ride.....
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:20 AM   #25
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Eh, the Beef Steak was still weak after all the mods.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:47 AM   #26
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But it was the CVO Springer. That's a pretty far cry from stock!



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Old 03-19-2007, 11:47 AM   #27
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Oh, that was [i]Cold.........
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:49 PM   #28
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I resemble that remark!



Although now that I work from home I don't wear the dockers any more. Back to jeans. I can throw out my entire Eddie Bauer wardrobe!
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:16 PM   #29
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yes it is. Sport bikes are largely a design follows function... rather than a look.
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:41 PM   #30
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have you seen the m109r?



that thing is ugly...

all though it feels lighter than it looks when you sit on it.
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