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Old 05-01-2003, 11:13 PM   #161
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The bikes you picked were all wrong and there wasn't one damn power graph, 1/4 mile time or top speed shoot out. Nevertheless attitude counts for a lot - will be renewing my 'scription. Oh, and Burns, in the future a simple "the seat was very uncomfortable" will do.
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Old 05-01-2003, 11:52 PM   #162
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I wonder if dumping a Magna hurts more than the Ducati seat hurt Burns' prostate?
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Old 05-02-2003, 10:46 AM   #163
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Default i don't care what you say ...

if the aprilia, triumph, and ducati are included, then the VFR belongs, too.



if the FJ is part of the test, then it begs comparison with the ST and the new beemer.



look, if you can't get hondas to test, just say so. but don't yank our cranks. we're not stooopid.
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Old 05-02-2003, 10:50 AM   #164
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Bahahahhaahhaha! Right on.
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:12 AM   #165
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I don't think anything is worse than the pain of the stock Magna seat, or trying to sell one either. No one is interested in them. Great buyers bike, ****ty sellers bike. I went to a Honda dealer the other day and they didn't even want it, already had 3 newer used ones in stock, a new one, a first generation, and even a Super Magna. Seems like around here they just sit there and gum up on the dealer's floor. Pisses me off, that and Honda in general at the moment.
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:35 PM   #166
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Sounds like a familiar situation. I decided to keep my 96 Magna when I ordered an Â’03 FJR1300 last year. After a couple of mods, IÂ’m very happy I did. The Yamaha is incredible on tour and for semi sport riding, but the Magna is great for local cruising. Why not have it all Â… almost.
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Old 05-06-2003, 04:50 AM   #167
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I have sport bikes for me and one S/T bike for "US". She wants comfort. Tell us more in this dept. I have a feeling in many cases the ultimite determiner on how these bikes get selected is via her rear end.

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Old 05-06-2003, 12:41 PM   #168
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Enjoy the back-and-forth -- it's good to see folks trading blows freely Just as additional stirring for the fire (or arousing of the ire), I would suggest that you might want to throw the BMW r 1100 s into the mix. Yes it's down on horsepower compared to these bikes... but it's actually pretty easy to throw around, has a comfortable seat, shaft drive, and gives far more feedback than the more "toury" r 1150 rt. The fact that it weighs 100 pounds less than the k 1200 rs also speaks in its favor.... just my 2c. Read MOs own reviews from several years ago, and you'll see what I mean.
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Old 05-06-2003, 08:30 PM   #169
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Sport Tour "II" - FJ, ST and RT...what do you say?
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Old 05-07-2003, 05:12 AM   #170
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Default Yammie won by a massive margin

The problem with the modern day youth is the lack of basic maths.



Should any of the above commentators applied any thereof, you'd noticed that Yammie had 16-21% advantage in power and a mind blowing 36-38% advantage in torque(notably top torq also in lower revs) compared to all the others.



As Yammie seemed to beat the others with avg 6-1 in the touring cathegory also, and received no particular critisism from anything else either - quite the contrary - a rational man can only conclude this was really hands down.



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