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Old 08-23-2002, 07:06 AM   #111
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Default Re: 2002 Naked Bike Shootout Reader Feedback

Yeah reading how well a bike accellerates, turns and stops is all a bunch of cr@p. Please only print what we street riders want to know. Like how well can you strap a 12 pack to the seat. Or how easy it is to put on an after market pipe that is so loud our neighbors hate us. Or maybe which seat material gets hottest in the sun and may burn our ass.



Also never include any back road riding, as that is the same as the track, only unsafe. What are you boys at MO thinking letting us know how well a bike can get from point A to point B. All tests should be conducted in Gridlock only!!!
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Old 08-23-2002, 07:52 AM   #112
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Maybe no one else uses the telelever because it's patented? Just a thought.



For what it's worth, the R 900 GS BMW ran in the Paris/Dakar a couple of years ago (ostensibly based on the R 1150 GS) lacked the telelever. What ever its suitability for racing, the telelever makes for a nice, controllable ride on the street.
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:14 AM   #113
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You crack me up, dude!

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Old 08-23-2002, 08:17 AM   #114
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Ditto.
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:31 AM   #115
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Default Re: Where is the previous naked bike winner?

I have only briefly ridden one (but am thinking about buying one), but for pure fun around town, they beat blow jobs! Problem would likely be maintaining my license, as they tend to like to be ridden on either the front or rear wheel most of the time -- cops frown on that!



Actually they do work pretty good, so long as comfort is not too big an issue -- generally small hard seats and lots of vibration.
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:33 AM   #116
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MO reads very much like a good Brit bike mag now, but I do wish you'd do more used bike tests... How hard would it be to do a used naked bike test? compare a CB1000 to a Trident 900 to a Monster 900, from a used bike market perspective? Cap it at, say, four grand and see what you can buy? Look into hop up parts...?



(I know you've done reviews of these bikes when they were new.)
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:33 AM   #117
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MO reads very much like a good Brit bike mag now, but I do wish you'd do more used bike tests... How hard would it be to do a used naked bike test? compare a CB1000 to a Trident 900 to a Monster 900, from a used bike market perspective? Cap it at, say, four grand and see what you can buy? Look into hop up parts...?



(I know you've done reviews of these bikes when they were new.)
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:43 AM   #118
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Default Re: Dosen't work if all the bikes aren't tested!!

>>The Duc, 919, and Speed Triple don't

even have a center stand? How you goin'a change tires, or work on the thing?<<



Uhhh? Maybe you use a track stand? They are pretty cheap, work with most bikes and are a lot more stable than the damn centerstand anyway. I removed the centerstand from every bike equipped with one as soon as I got it home (except my BMW with a single sided swingarm that my stand won't work with) cause they are so damned heavy and tend to drag first in turns.
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Old 08-23-2002, 10:09 AM   #119
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Good Comparo, I especially liked the spec chart at the end, which included valve adjustment intervals. Does the lack of a sixth gear hinder the ZRX on the highway?
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Old 08-23-2002, 10:17 AM   #120
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you're still upset about that whole "alot" misunderstanding, aren't you?
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