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Old 06-24-2002, 04:29 AM   #121
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Well, what do you call someone who buys a racer replica, puts on leathers and then doesn't get a numberplate and race? A poser.



Most HD guys I know ride a lot and are exactly what they appear to be; people cruisin and havin a good time. 99% of the people on sportbikes do not race and therefore are true posers.
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Old 06-24-2002, 04:37 AM   #122
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spb - I represent multi-line dealerships across the country, that's all I'll say. I've owned a Bandit, a 919 and an FZ-1, I think there's no comparison on any level, sorry. About the sportbikes, maybe the Honda will last longer, but is it a better bike than the GSXR? Preference is preference... everybody's got one... best wishes.



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Van - the answers you'll get are as varied as what people have worked on. Yes, there are bullcrap design probs with every name, including Honda.



BTW - I love Hondas... I personally own 3 two wheeled Honda's, one street, two dirt, and one Honda ATV... ASAMOF, I own more Hondas than any other brand... but every one I have has strengths and weaknesses.



Compared with other brands I've owned or tried... stock carb settings and jetting, almost always suck, bad. Geometry and suspension, average. Reliability, great. Performance, IMHO mediocre. Parts availability or delivery, fine but average.



One multi-line dealer I'm closer to than my Dad has Honda, Yamaha, Triumph, Ducati, Husky and he has so many headaches dealing with Honda regional people, it really tarnishes his opinion of the brand, you wouldn't want to ask him.



And one last thing, sometimes, my opinion of a bike isn't exclusively connected to it's being, "durable and most trouble free."



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Old 06-24-2002, 04:49 AM   #123
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It is fine, as long as you don't mind having to shell out for the ABS just to get an electric windshield. LOL

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Old 06-24-2002, 05:07 AM   #124
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Wrong, maybe, but I just talked to 2 major metropolitan Honda dealers, both said they are only taking one each.
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:31 AM   #125
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Oh yeah,the Honda V-4 is really great. That's why they had MASSIVE reliability problems when they first hit the market.
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:42 AM   #126
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Seruzawa, while that's true it's a non sequitur here since we're talking about a Harley Honk vs an ST1300 rider.



ST1300 riders aren't, in the main, posers. They actually ride, as opposed to all too many Harley types who purchase, alter, polish, stare at and talk about their bikes, and two years later their "trusty steed" has maybe all of 7000 coffee shop to coffee shop miles...
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:43 AM   #127
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Four valve heads and DOHC go back to the teens.



I own a 16 valve DOHC, water cooled four and a OHV, air cooled twin and I can't figure out what this has to do with enjoying the bike. I like an engine or I don't, how it feels, how it sounds, how it makes power, how much power it makes and how it is to live with (reliability and maintenance) are my criteria, not how the parts are arranged.



After reading the above posts I have to wonder if the majority of people on the site could use some therapy. Having opinions and debating is fine but some of these people seem to be talking more of their religion, not a product. I don't much like Harleys so I don't own one, I've been burned by Yamaha so I don't own one, wasn't that easy?



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Old 06-24-2002, 06:45 AM   #128
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I think 300 miles a day on back road highways is fun , 500 miles is not fun. I guess some people like interstates but I just don't get it.

To each his own, but I don't think putting on a lot of miles is were the fun is. A bike that makes 500 miles doable is not going to be a fun bike. I rather feel aches at 300 than little or nothing at 500. Anything over 300 miles a day is work. It's not the pony express. We are not delivering the mail.
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:47 AM   #129
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"Only taking" isn't the same as "only available".



Lots of dealers simply don't do much trade in high tech sport tourers, so they neither request nor receive significant allocations of high tech sport tourers...



Those that do, do.
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Old 06-24-2002, 07:09 AM   #130
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...and that's all I have to say about that.



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