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Old 09-03-2004, 07:15 AM   #241
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Default Re: terrific write up ...

Before learning Ebass's secrets I would like to see a photo of Katherine.



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Old 09-03-2004, 07:26 AM   #242
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Default Re: What does one have to do with the other?

Sharing a cup of coffee at the campsite? You'd better quick get your butt here to Latin American campsites to learn something about sharing.



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Old 09-03-2004, 07:37 AM   #243
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Default Re: 2004 MO Sport Touring Shootout

You forgot to look at the torque curve capn. The Yam gets the bisquit by a big margin.



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Old 09-03-2004, 07:53 AM   #244
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Default Re: 2004 MO Sport Touring Shootout

I cannot speak for the FZ-6, but I own a ZZR and yes it does buzz, but only between 4500-5000 RPM. On either side it is smooth as glass. So, in 6th gear do not ride between 80-95 mph or drop it a gear or two if you feel you need to.
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:11 AM   #245
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Default Un-Boring Sport Touring bike!!

Honda V5 1200 Production Bike Rumored......

Several European publications have been reporting that Honda is developing a V5-engined 1200cc sports tourer as a replacement for the CBR1100XX Blackbird, to go on sale in 2006. The bike might be called a VFR1200, and it will supposedly feature MotoGP-inspired aerodynamic design.



Rumors say the bike may be the first production model to exceed 200 hp, and if it is marketed as a VFR it would likely receive Honda's next generation of safety features. Honda currently produces bikes with linked brakes and ABS, and there is some speculation that this next-generation "Super VFR" might feature a full traction-control system. By Alex Edge

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/27august04_1200v5.htm
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:26 AM   #246
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Buzz, I owned a 1999 Connie and just bought a 2004 ZZR1200, but I almost bought a 2005 Connie. I wasn't worried about sex appeal, I was looking at functionality. Heck, I was more concerned about owning a chain drive bike versus a shaft drive bike and whether the wind screen on the ZZR would keep the bugs and cold air at bay since I ride in the winter too.



I bought the ZZR for 3 reasons. First, I got a great deal on a 2004 model that was on the floor (seems not many people realize how great this bike is). Second, I was impatient and didn't want to wait for a 2005 Conniel to come in. Lastly, once I rode the ZZR I was intoxicated by the power of the engine!



All that said, I keep trying to "Connieize" the think by adding a full set of luggage and taller wind screen.



Hey, you wouldn't know how to replace a chain with a shaft would you?))))



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Old 09-03-2004, 08:39 AM   #247
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Buzz, I owned a 1999 Connie and just bought a 2004 ZZR1200, but I almost bought a 2005 Connie. I wasn't worried about sex appeal, I was looking at functionality. Heck, I was more concerned about owning a chain drive bike versus a shaft drive bike and whether the wind screen on the ZZR would keep the bugs and cold air at bay since I ride in the winter too.



I bought the ZZR for 3 reasons. First, I got a great deal on a 2004 model that was on the floor (seems not many people realize how great this bike is). Second, I was impatient and didn't want to wait for a 2005 Conniel to come in. Lastly, once I rode the ZZR I was intoxicated by the power of the engine!



All that said, I keep trying to "Connieize" the think by adding a full set of luggage and taller wind screen.



Hey, you wouldn't know how to replace a chain with a shaft would you?))))



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Old 09-03-2004, 09:20 AM   #248
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Modern chains are so good and require very little maintenance that the appeal of the drive shaft is somewhat lost on me.



My bud's Connie had the shaft fail and luckily he was able to find a replacement part in a junkyard or else it would have cost him a fortune.
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Old 09-03-2004, 10:54 AM   #249
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Default Well said.

Of course I still think "Rider" is worth the $12/yr too.
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Old 09-03-2004, 01:27 PM   #250
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Default Longer test

Perhaps a longer trip would have given us more time to evaluate the bikes but there are practical considerations also.



Dale, Pete and me are not paid employees of MO. We took time off from our jobs/families and volunteered to do the test just for the chance to ride some of these.



Had we done a week or ten days on the road I wouldn't have been able to do it. And don't you agree my opinions are the most important??? lol
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