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Old 03-29-2002, 09:30 PM   #71
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Default Re: Year 2002 Open Sportbike Shootout

The GSX-R1000's numbness is due to its Bridgestone tires . . . . a quality I have found all Bridgestones have on any GSX-R. I own a GSX-R600 and 1000. My brother has owned a GSX-R600 and currently a GSX-R750 and I've ridden them all with Bridgestones, Dunlops, and Michelins. Try the Michelin Pilot Sport series, they work best.
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Old 03-29-2002, 11:08 PM   #72
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Default Re: Say, Johnnie...

It's a nerve gas the Nazis used at Auchwitz to kill jews/gypsies/political undersirables/anyone they didn't like. Very nasty.
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Old 03-30-2002, 03:01 AM   #73
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Default Re: Year 2002 Open Sportbike Shootout - fixing R1 vibes

This buzz everyone is speaking about is in my mind overblown.... It only occours at about 5 thousand rpm and it is mild enough that it really only becomes a problem after protracted 80 mph straight highway runs.... If your regular riding doesn't include this kind of long droning highway marathon you will almost never even notice the "buzz"...
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Old 03-30-2002, 03:03 AM   #74
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Default RE: unrelated but need help!!

I know this is off topic, but I'm in a bit of a spot. I just sold my '98 ZX6-R and put a deposit down for a dealer to get me a 2002 Honda Interceptor VFR800. the bike lists at $9999. I can buy it for $9595. He also has a used 2002 with just 168 miles (not sure why its been traded already) that I can buy for $8700. Are either of these good deals? Should I shy away from a bike traded that soon? any suggestions would help.
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Old 03-30-2002, 03:23 AM   #75
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Van, have you ridden all three of these machines? I only ask cause for my money, while all these bikes give you crap for wind protection, the gixxer in stock form was by far the worst. The seats I would rate all even. And the motor smoothness I agree with the gixxer although only by a hair. But I gotta say if hoisting 90 mph wheelies in 3 is your thing, the gixxer is certainly the bike of choice.
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Old 03-30-2002, 04:07 AM   #76
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I am looking at that. Yes, he did park in that turn. Maybe his cell phone was ringing.
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Old 03-30-2002, 04:19 AM   #77
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Default Honda 954 vs GSXR-750

I can't decide between these two bike!!!! The GSXR-1000 has too much power for me, I don't like the feel of the R1, and the old 929 just didn't do it for me. So what should I choose? Honda 954 or the GSXR-750.....would love to hear some input on how these bike ride. A comparo would be nice.



Just so you know my riding style involve occassional day to day riding and on weekends backroads and stunt riding. I also race bikes on the side.



Love to hear your inputs. Thanks
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Old 03-30-2002, 05:04 AM   #78
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minime,



Let me guess, you liked to pull the legs off bugs as a child...



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Old 03-30-2002, 05:26 AM   #79
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Wheelspin happens at maximum grip, therefore maximum acceleration.

Wheelies happen before maximum grip, therefore less than maximum acceleration.

Any decent rider can control either safely, but panic acceleration during a wheelie puts you on your back with the bike on top of you.

So tirespin is safer for a panic reaction.
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Old 03-30-2002, 05:29 AM   #80
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Your ignorant post doesn't deserve an answer, but if you care, look at my response to the next post.
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