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Old 01-03-2007, 10:13 AM   #91
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His casket is moving again at this moment. Very riveting coverage of a casket for five days....pause, pause, NOT. God Almighty, enough is enough!
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:21 AM   #92
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I'd five the KLR 650 points for being relatively indestructible too. Mine took some serious abuse when I tried to haul it on a crossways carrier behind my SUV, but was damaged very litte. At one point it was dragged behind my SUV like you see cowboys dragged on a rope behind a horse sometimes. Another time it flew up in the air when I loosened a tie down strap, did a little flip and landed on its side on the asphalt. Its a tough sob.
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:37 AM   #93
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that was a funny video btw. Very funny. Ford would have approved, probably busted a gut laughing at it if he ever saw it.



I don't plan on doing this often--venturing outside thread topics--but this is a special occasion.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:58 PM   #94
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The FZ meets his first three sentences exactly.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:03 PM   #95
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That's the primary reason I started carrying a few selected SAE tools alongside my metrics on my commuter. There's been twice I've stopped to help a rider, and wasn't able to fix something simple to get them back on the road due to a lack of an SAE allen-key or a pair of pliers.



Mind, I'm not bashing on Harley - I've stopped to help probably 10 times more metric riders than Harleys.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:13 PM   #96
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Honda PC800 Pacific Coast. A '96. In Black. With bullet-hole stickers. And beveled lower-plasticky-bits. And a 60-y.o. 5'5" 140lb Librarian from Emory U. riding it (Selden is THE MAN!).
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:16 PM   #97
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My current bike BMW R1200RT ...



Pros:

-Comfortable ergos for touring or commuting

-Best bags including top case

-Heated seat/grips/cruise for all day

-Windshield is perfect

-Goes as fast as I'm skilled to go/brakes well



Cons:

-Too expensive

-Boring when compared to ST3 or Sprint ST











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Old 01-03-2007, 01:44 PM   #98
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Ducati ST3/4 ABS
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:57 PM   #99
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Scuse me while I kiss this guy....
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:45 PM   #100
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I haven't ridden it in any big cities (there aren't any near where I live and I avoid them like the plague). But, it handles just fine for the smaller city riding I've done so far. I used to ride in cities all of the time when I lived in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, and this bike would have been just fine for me there. It's not abrupt at all when you twist the throttle or let off the throttle. Basically, it's very easy to control when riding slow or in heavy traffic. In fact, the power is de-tuned more than I expected it would be when you have it below 5000 RPMs. I've ridden much less powerful bikes that had more low end punch than this bike seems to have. It's so predictable and smooth, that I feel comfortable doing u-turns with the handle bars locked in my father's gravel driveway. However, I wouldn't spend the money on a ZX-14 unless you have the time to take it out of the city often. If you want a bike that you can ride in the city comfortable enough to still enjoy your ride once you get out of the city, the ZX-14 should make you happy.
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