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Old 11-08-2002, 08:52 AM   #21
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Default Re: E Boz was still hurt when Pitt got the MOTOGP ride. He was there only choice

Thanks man I didn't know that
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Old 11-08-2002, 09:11 AM   #22
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Default Re: Nice story about two obsolete bikes.

Keep in mind that these obsolete bikes are still faster than and handle better than most other bikes on the road (or cars for that matter). My gripe about Vtwins is that they tend to be heavier than fours. Otherwise, I prefer Vtwins since most are narrow and more pleasant to ride (riding an inline four is a bit like riding a draft horse).
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Old 11-08-2002, 09:14 AM   #23
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Default Re: Thrillo at Willow Reader Feedback

You have to see it in person, it's kinda like an Italian Kawasaki, not beautiful but neither truly ugly. They are great bikes to ride and way cheaper than Ducati's.
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Old 11-08-2002, 09:14 AM   #24
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Default Thanks man, I didn't know that.

You might want to get that tatooed on yourself KPaul-san.
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Old 11-08-2002, 09:19 AM   #25
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Default Re: Thrillo at Willow Reader Feedback

"From the desk of JohnnyB, 11/7/02 Rosamond, California, November 6, 2002..."



Isn't it inconvenient to have your office down by the beach, and your desk in Rosamond?



Is it, like, sitting next to the track, or on the pit road, or what? Did you take the chair too, or do you just have to stand hunched over it?



Great article. IÂ’ve always been curious to see what the outcome would be if the suspension, tires, brakes, etc. were all made as close as possible on bikes with large cost differentials.









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Old 11-08-2002, 10:05 AM   #26
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Default Re: Thanks man, I didn't know that.

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Old 11-08-2002, 10:18 AM   #27
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Default Re: Nice story about two obsolete bikes.

Yep I rode an RC51. It was nice and I can see why folks like the controllable power of them. A V-4 can be narrow. I guess the width of the inline doesn't bother me that much. The Suzuki 750 is not much wider than the RC51. The older 4s like the ZX-7R are wide though.
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Old 11-08-2002, 12:11 PM   #28
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Default Re: Thanks man, I didn't know that.

I have to give you credit. You take an absolute beating on this list sometimes (much of it deserved) and you manage to retain your sense of humour.



Good for you.
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Old 11-08-2002, 12:39 PM   #29
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Default Re: Thrillo at Willow Reader Feedback

johnnyb.. !!

What about gearing, it was never mentioned as part of the mods? Was the RC51 geared the way most owners do it, or was it left with the stock tall gearing?

It was brought up in an RC51 forum as a reason for the slower speeds, consequently losing to the MilleR.
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Old 11-08-2002, 12:49 PM   #30
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Excellent article. I have to say that I am surprised by the outcome, though. I would have bet that if you took the savings in initial purchase price and invested it in suspension upgrades, the RC51 would have kicked the Mille's ass. Maybe the Mille R is not as overpriced as I thought! Now, if they would just do something with the gawdawful paint and graphics!



Can't wait for the 999 comparo.



Sounds like the big buck ya pay for an Italian thorobred give you something more than just status at the expresso bar!
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