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Old 01-04-2007, 10:15 AM   #11
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Default Re: Weight might have something to do with it...

To bad Corbin doesn't make engines.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:25 AM   #12
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Default Re: Designed Right the First Time! Would You Pay for It?

Think sarnali and tomk2 nailed the reasons why things are like they are.. However, mikenomad makes a point near and dear to my heart i.e. adjustable ergos... I would love to see a bike with real adjustable ergos (not a mm here and there sort of thing) I know that would add expense to the bike but sometimes it would be nice to be able to chose different positions for different types of riding. i.e. a transformer bike e.g. 800 cc V-4 with detachable fairings and hard bags. Fully adjustable ergos.. It could be sport-tourer/naked commuter/trackbike etc.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:55 AM   #13
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Exactly, good example is when journo's ride different racers bikes. I remember reading about Jamie hackings R6 being setup rather bizzare compaired to other riders. Everyone is different, so there is no way to get it right for everyone.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:00 AM   #14
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Hence why I own one.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:02 AM   #15
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Where did they get the engine on that 3-wheel fiasco?
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:10 AM   #16
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Default Re: Designed Right the First Time! Would You Pay for It?

What problem? I like fixing up a bike after I buy it. It's a big chunk of the fun. Of course I always buy used and let someone else pay up the initial depreciation.



In any case there's no way the manufacturers are going to be able to offer ten different seats and 12 different exhausts as options. That's what they would have to do to please everybody.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:14 AM   #17
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when I was a kid, not so long ago, I would clothespin a baseball card uaually a Yankee card to the rear wheel so that the spokes made it sound like a motorcycle. At least that's what I thought. Course you had to frequently change cards; but that's why tops had so many yankee cards anyway.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:19 AM   #18
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I believe that was a "motor" not an engine.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:58 AM   #19
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:44 PM   #20
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