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Old 07-13-2004, 01:32 PM   #21
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Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

Hey, I break-in Dynas. You can get a nice chirp out of the back tire, sometimes.



That is if the Kehin doesn't gag, and puke on itself.



Try that with your CB750!
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Old 07-13-2004, 01:38 PM   #22
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It's too bad, too. I really love the styling of some of their vehicles, like the PT Cruiser and the Crossfire. I would buy them if I knew they wouldn't fall apart in 2 years.
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Old 07-13-2004, 01:41 PM   #23
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This is pretty interesting... it looks like Yamaha's going to produce the MT-01.





http://www.motorcyclenews.com/nav?pa...NEWS_NEW-BIKES



However, being how British motojournalists don't often understand concepts outside of pure sportbikes, they stupidly call it the successor to the V-Max.
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Old 07-13-2004, 01:46 PM   #24
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some semi famous economist or philosopher said that life was nasty, brutish and short.

when we read about somebody dying on a bike we need to convince ourselves, it wouldn't happen to us. because we are smarter, better trained and just generally superior in most ways to the deceased. i don't think that's true. i think if it happened to anybody it can happen to me. or you.

make the best of your time. be aware. enjoy the ride while it lasts.

come to think of it it was probably some philosopher. all i learned from econ 101 i learned on the first day. the prof asked, "what does everybody want?" some guy in the back room, without hesitation yelled, "good women at reasonable prices". suddenly, i had a philosophy.
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Old 07-13-2004, 01:49 PM   #25
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It's like they lit a fuse, when I drove out of the dealership.



About 50 miles after the "extended" warranty expired (75,000 miles) big, expensive parts started exploding. Clank.



Rear-ends, transmissions, power steering pumps, another overdrive unit...etc...etc...I have enough money invested in it to buy a small island in the Toamutu Archipelago.



Gee, that never happened with my cheap, little Japanese trucks...



I really should have known.

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Old 07-13-2004, 02:06 PM   #26
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Shoulda bought and old Volvo. VWW
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:27 PM   #28
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You are an idiot. The V-Max is about power. This is about styling and engine character, not about power- otherwise, they would have made it a giant V-4 or something else. This is in no way, shape, or form the successor to the V-Max. It is closer to a Buell.



You won't see a single person trade in their V-Max for this any more than they would for a Buell.
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:28 PM   #29
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By the way, if your precious British bike mags had done ANY type of fact checking, they would see that the V-Max did not cease production in January. They just stopped importing them to the U.K. Unfortunately they're too busy drinking tea and testing teh GSX-R600 in three issues in a row to take five minutes to look at Yamaha U.S.'s website to see the '05 V-max.
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