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Old 08-31-2004, 03:48 PM   #131
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Default Re: 2004 MO Sport Touring Shootout

It sure is comforting to be in the majority!
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Old 08-31-2004, 03:58 PM   #132
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Where's the Highwayman when we need him in all his macho glory?
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:23 PM   #133
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And someday you'll lose. Back in the day I used to be faster than all of my friends, and all of their friends, untill I came up against someone that was on a different level than I was I thought I was gods chosen child, and was faster than anyone on the planet. You will probably never be as fast as Sean, and what's even worse is there are people out there that Sean would have a hard time keeping in sight. VWW
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:28 PM   #134
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Buzz, I'm sure 600+ mile rides would have reaked havoc on me when I first got my ZZR a month ago. However, I am getting used to the riding position (I also ride a 1982 GS1100GK which sits me straight up) and plan to do the Genmars or Helibars if need be. In early October I will be doing a 3 day 1200+ mile ride and that will be a great test. You gotta admit though, the power of the thing is intoxicating
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:35 PM   #135
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Hey, I've got two bikes in my garage (now) and am glad I bought the ZZR as an addition to my aging 1982 Suzuki GS1100GK! Now I have a choice between the Ferrari or Model T Ford in the mornings!
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:39 PM   #136
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"But you see mile_eater doesn't take care of the house cause he has a maid so he is a kept man."



I know you're logically challenged Kook.. but don't you realize that you just stated that everyone who doesn't take care of their own house, is a kept man? That's you.. and every other guy who's wife stays at home. Maybe you should proofread... or better yet... Think about what you type... before you type it.

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Old 08-31-2004, 04:44 PM   #137
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I agree. I almost bought a 2005 Concours, but couldn't resist the ZZR and was tired of waiting for the bike to be shipped!
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:50 PM   #138
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I agree. I owned a 1999 Concours and knew exactly how to quell the dreaded buzz. I actually was going to buy the 2005 Concours (love the gold paint) but couldn't wait until my dealer finally got one in stock. So, I bought a 2004 ZZR1200 instead. It has a little buzz from 4500-5000 RPM and that is it. On either side it is smooth as glass.
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:54 PM   #139
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i finally broke down and replaced my beloved VFR. The decision came down to the R1150RT versus the R1150RS. The RS won because it has a lower center of gravity (due to lighter weight) and a better braking system. The RT has fully linked brakes, with either brake pedal activating both brakes. The RS, however, has partially linked brakes, with the right hand lever activating both and the foot lever operating only the rear brake. To me, this makes a big difference. True, the RS doesn't have the creature comforts of the RT, but I find the braking system to be much in the RS's favor.



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Old 08-31-2004, 05:01 PM   #140
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Thanks -- I owe it all to my hillbilly upbringing. Also if you are going to be a skinny little kid with a big mouth you ought to develop a talent for leaving them scratching their heads while you make your getaway.
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