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Old 06-21-2002, 07:51 AM   #31
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Dude,



Half of us out here are "sorta" in the bike biz. In what capacity are you "sorta?"



I have taken both of your screwdriver tests and I beg to differ. The FZ1 is pretty cool but I happen to like the 919 quite a lot too. Both build qualities are excellent and they offer different things to different folks. But the CBR vs the GSXR, now that's a hoot. Gixxers are very cool because they are ready to spank the world right out of the box but as the miles pile up Gixxers, in my experience, age more rapidly than CBRs. The last time I was into a CBR engine (after 35k miles) none of the valves even needed shimming. And it was making a ton more horsepower than new. Of course I'm at a little of a disadvantage in comparing that to a high mileage Gixxer because I can't find one.



I am well known in these parts for having never met a motorcycle I didn't like so please don't think that I'm putting down Suzuki's GSXR series. It's just that I think that their design goal is different than Honda's. Again, different strokes for different folks. When Suzuki wants to build a bulletproof platform (ala the SV650) they can do it too. But I believe that it's Honda's primary mission, with all of their bikes, always.



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Old 06-21-2002, 07:58 AM   #32
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Old 06-21-2002, 08:02 AM   #33
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I think the sport touring category needs to be subdivided into those for two up riding and those for one most of the time. I'll bet the honda out does the new FJR if two up is desired. The sport bike category is mostly bikes

you really would not want to do two up riding

on. I still think the concours is a great value and I hope Kawasaki does not drop it.

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Old 06-21-2002, 08:34 AM   #34
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You tell 'em, Van. Straighten those DS's out. Honda Rules!!

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Old 06-21-2002, 09:30 AM   #35
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Thanks guys for including a comment on engine heat. Living in south Texas, engine heat in a faired motorcycle is a big deal. My Concours heated me up alot till I put air deflectors on it, but my zx11 doesn't bother me at all. Of course that might be because I usualy ride the zx11 a little faster....
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:09 AM   #36
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Alright, you guys. I know KPaul has annoyed a lot of people, but I've never seen him post a mean-spirited personal attack.



Sure, his disdain for the "Gray Pony Tailed Brotherhood" is plain, but even this is not vicious nor directed at anyone in particular.



I think some people, Sean in particular, have done a good job of countering KPaul's opinions, eg, fuel injection and open and closed systems. Sean's post was very instructional. I learned a lot, and even KPaul acknowledged he'd learned something.



Such an exchange of knowledge is the best use of this forum. Keep it up.



In summary, KPaul does seem to be trying to lighten up. Give him a chance. And I don't think he's resorted to personal attacks, so why should anyone else do so?



Peace out, Guys.



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Old 06-21-2002, 10:21 AM   #37
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Thanks. I honestly felt Burns did a great job of writing on this one unlike his earlier stuff. I am trying to clean up my act. But perhaps these guys have a Jerry Springer thing here i.e. you say to your friends you don't watch it but you really love it when some poor sap finds out his wife has been sleeping with his father/brother/sister/mother and he trys to punch out everyone on the show. Thanks again Steven.
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:22 AM   #38
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I, too, am a little underwhelmed. As a former ST1100 owner (twice) and current R1150RT owner, I don't get why Honda usually has the heaviest bikes in their class. The adjustable seat is a big step in the right direction, but the ABS blackmail on the electric windscreen is pretty slimy.



But not to worry, folks! A dealer friend tells me that Honda blew it big time and has arranged for delivery of only 500 of these bikes to the US this year, which is less than half of a bike per dealer.
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:29 AM   #39
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And a seat for every ass. Some better than others (the other way around, too
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:34 AM   #40
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LOL Hey I went and looked at your posts. This is by far your best: intelligent, thoughtful what can I say you must know something about blow jobs. On a different note I think you are all wet on the WSB and AMA 1000 cc thing. You give Eric Bostrom a factory Ducati or a Honda RC51 and he walks away with the AMA championship. It is both the shoes and rider. Being a mechanic you should know that right?
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