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Old 09-30-2002, 06:24 AM   #21
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Default Re: Reader Feedback: Honda CBR1100XX vs. Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

I just have to ask.. How does the insurance monsters classify these bikes? I am in the market for a sport tourer and got a shock from Geico, they classify the FJR in the same category as the Hayabusa. Luckily there are calmer heads prevailing at Statefarm. If this is in the SPORT bike class insurance is going to be incredible.
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Old 09-30-2002, 06:39 AM   #22
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Uggghhhh...



Huh?



What the?



huh huh, he said skulked



And what does this "statement" have to do with the test?
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Old 09-30-2002, 06:44 AM   #23
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You never did respond to the comment about the fact that Honda Shadows are more "made in USA" with a higher percentage of domestically produced parts than any HD.



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Old 09-30-2002, 06:45 AM   #24
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Absolutely nothing. He was just demonstrating his considerable talents as an uninformed jackass.
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Old 09-30-2002, 06:50 AM   #25
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Default Re: Reader Feedback: Honda CBR1100XX vs. Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

Woops, screwed it up.



BMW Sport Oriented: Front activates all brakes. Rear activates only the rear brake. Goal seems to be to allow independent use of rear brake (back that baby into the corner!).



BMW Touring Oriented: Either brake activates all calipers. Goal seems to be to deliver maximum braking power no matter what you squeeze/stomp.



Honda VFR/XX: Front lever partially activates rear brake. Rear peddle partially activates front brake. Goal seems to be to keep bike level and in control during aggressive braking.



Moto Guzzi California: Front lever operates front brake only. Rear lever operates front & back brake. Goal seems to be to avoid locking up the rear brake.



It is interesting that no one has come up with a consistent approach to LBS. Given the importance of effective braking, you'd think there would be greater consensus in the industry.



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The new BMW integral system comes in two flavors, to suit sporting bikes and tourers. On the sporting bikes - including the R1150R - the partially integrated system offers control of both front and rear brakes with the front brake lever: the rear brake lever controls only the rear disc. On touring models, like the R1150RT, the ABS system is fully integrated, so both front and rear brakes can be activated by the foot pedal or the front brake lever, and full braking requires 50% less braking effort.
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Old 09-30-2002, 07:00 AM   #26
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'twas my understanding that "cajones" meant boxes.



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Old 09-30-2002, 08:00 AM   #27
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Default Re: Reader Feedback: Honda CBR1100XX vs. Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

I've gotten quotes from Geico on several vehicles. They seem to be the absolutely most expensive insurance company around.



Try Nationwide. I do my Suzuzki 1100 performance bike for about $120 per year for liability. Geico wanted around $250.



On my truck I pay about $400 per year on Farmer's. Geico wanted $1200 for the same policy. They really suck.
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Old 09-30-2002, 08:47 AM   #28
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Is atrociteur a word? I mean it's not in my American dictionary. Prehaps I should try a Japanese to English dictionary?





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Old 09-30-2002, 08:58 AM   #29
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Just tape a cloths dryer duct to the ram air intakes, then get a salon strenth hair dryer...
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Old 09-30-2002, 09:08 AM   #30
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It's his 10 seconds of fame - pretty sad.
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