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Old 02-19-2004, 08:48 AM   #71
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Default Re: Alaska's crop?

They just tell you that so they can keep them both to themselves.
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:56 AM   #72
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Default Re: D*MN, that's S*X on 2 wheels...

I have not personally ridden any of the newest crop of literbikes, or the 600s either, but in general, my impression from having ridden earlier model R1 and R6 is that the literbikes are more user-friendly for street use -- assuming that the rider has sufficient judgement to remember that the throttle works both directions. The wonderfully flat torque curves make them a lot easier in both everyday riding and flogging through the twisties, compared to the relatively peaky 600s.
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:59 AM   #73
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I dunno....I'm 54 and I find that the new R1 fits me just about right -- of course, I am someone who fitted rearsets and lower clipons to my Ducati! LOL



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Old 02-19-2004, 08:59 AM   #74
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Default Re: 2004 Yamaha R1

I don't know any other San Diego morons. The big Kahuna Morons (Sean, Ebass, etc.) aren't far away though.



I hope your job includes about a million dollars to buy a house. That should net you a good 1200 square ft near a freeway!



Road Star transmission recall? I thought the Far East manufacturers made everything perfectly the first time! lol
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Old 02-19-2004, 10:28 AM   #75
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Default Re: Beeeaaaaauuuuutifuuuul!

Those shots of the R1 stripped down to it's red lingerie are brilliant, gorgeous, amazing.



Beeeaaaaauuuuutifuuuul!



Dig the subtle sinuous curves on that swingarm, the amazing voluptous shape of the headlights. The taught, firm, rounded exhaust.



If you will excuse me, I need to go lock myself in the bathroom...
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Old 02-19-2004, 12:46 PM   #76
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Default Bike Shops are dangerous...

.. I was at Salt Lake Honda Suzuki getting some gaskets for my Magna last week when what did I behold but a late model Yammer FJ1200 with only 17K on the clock and in primo condition.



Fortunately my wife was with me and was able to escort me out by pulling her snubby on me. I mean, what do I need two Sport Tourers for? I've always lusted after those FJs. If it were a shaftie my "G" would probably be up for sale. And I'd probably still be able to ride after the doctors pulled the .38s out of my butt.



No, I'm holding out for a Speed Triple. But I was looking in at CycleTrader's website and I see that some shop back east has a brand new '03 SV1000 for sale for $6500!



No. I must resist. But Salt Lake HD has a sweet XB12R in the window and they give test rides. No..... must resist..... Speed Triple.... Speed Triple...... there's an Aprilia/Duck dealership only a few blocks from SL HD maybe I should sit on a Tuono....... must resist....

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Old 02-19-2004, 01:49 PM   #77
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Default Re: Bike Shops are dangerous...

I dig the Speed Triple. I wasn't far from getting one. The Triumph/Duc shop is 3 blocks from my house. Went to the bike show and sat on the VMax and that was it. Had to have one.
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:13 PM   #78
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Default Reality check.

They made a racebike and put turnsignals on it. GREAT!

It will do 100MPH in first.GREAT!

This will lead to more fatalities of young men with too much ego/testosterone and not enough skill. BAD!

This will help lawmakers make is illegal to put ourselves in harm's way. BAD!

Can't wait till next year, maybe they can make one that will go faster somehow. GREAT!
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:42 PM   #79
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Default Re: 2004 Yamaha R1 ... Electronic

Dude, electronics can be your friend. Does the EFI on the new R1 work as flawlessly as all the reviewers say?
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:44 PM   #80
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Default Anti-wheelie?!?

OK, now I'm scared. Is that like the anti-lean feature of the early ST1100s? You know, the one that had the bike die in the middle of a hard turn.
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