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Old 05-11-2003, 04:19 AM   #61
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Old 05-11-2003, 06:06 AM   #62
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Default Re: Why can't they make bikes with adjustable pegs, seats, etc.

A little tidbit from the test:



"Below 7K there is nobody home and things get serious only above 9K+, a bit like with the R6 really if memory serves me right. It's a fun rev-feast as long as you keep on the manic tap dancing with the left lever."



What's this? Have to run over 9K to get serious acceleration and reminds him of an R6? Yosef must be mad! What bike did he ride? He couldn't have ridden an inline four 600, because those things kick ass at 3 grand, right KPaul? Please tell Yosef that he is on drugs, or didn't really ride this bike.

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Old 05-11-2003, 08:08 AM   #63
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Default Re: Yeah, those 600cc bikes are LETHAL

The EX250 is also so light you hardly notice it's there, and you HAVE to ride it like a racing hero, throttle wide open, slamming to readline. Fun little bike.



The EX500/ninja 500 is another good choice. More substantial and happier on the freeway, and there is MUCH less plastic and the belly-pan can be completely REMOVED and the bike still looks good, leaving the only "Break & relpace" plastic as the front fairing and rear seat area.

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Old 05-11-2003, 08:11 AM   #64
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Default Re: My Foist Bike?

A 1992 is a fair choice, could be a bit better, as even then the 600s were trying for "Light, fast handling".



I'd vote for either EX500/Ninja500 (its a great first bike and what I learned on) or a Hawk GT. A little more mellow, but <5% of the cars on the road can out accelerate even a "little" EX500.

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Old 05-11-2003, 09:33 AM   #65
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Default Re: 2003 CBR600RR Reader Feedback

IMHO you should definitely get a used, friendly, beginner bike and put in some miles before you get brand new sportsbike. Your MSF course instructor will probably tell you the same thing. Check this out:

www.beginnerbikes.com/

Believe me, you can have big fun on a lot less bike. Good luck.
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Old 05-11-2003, 12:21 PM   #66
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Any more of these regressions in technology and you'll soon be riding a HARLEY!



And then your trip to the darkside will be complete.
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Old 05-11-2003, 12:22 PM   #67
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Thanks, I'll definitely look into used offerings for those bikes.



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Old 05-11-2003, 12:25 PM   #68
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I had my 50 bored out and installed the piston from the 55 in it. After about 3 months the cylinder deformed and required a whole new cylinder and piston. But for a while I actually had an extra .5HP!!!



Course I only weighed about 125 back then.... er time to change the subjest.
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Old 05-11-2003, 12:35 PM   #69
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Compelling argument. I would want to be able to disable the system (with a switch or button) in certain situations. The rest of the time it would probably be an asset.
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Old 05-11-2003, 01:31 PM   #70
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How are you defining progress?



The motorcycle technology or the wife letting you buy a new one?



Congrats bro! Enjoy.
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