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Old 10-31-2004, 10:10 AM   #311
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Default Re: 2004 MO Sport Touring Shootout

Great writeup... Screw anyone who says otherwise!...



What I like is that you guys write what you think, in the style you do it in and what someone thinks isn't a motivating factor.



I own a Sprint ST, and I couldn't ride it stock. At 6'4" I was a hunchback with way to much weight on my wrists.. I installled a set of HeliBars and now, as my friend Dave says, I sit up like a "schultzy".. It would be intersting to toss some common add-ons to a few bikes to address their shortcomings ... another review perhaps.. ...



In the event hell freezes over and you ever come close to Maine.. lemme know.. .:



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Old 11-13-2004, 02:15 PM   #312
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Why would you leave the Aprilia Futura out of a sport tourer test. I pick it for the bike that should have one.
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:25 PM   #313
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I have a 2003 RT and have over 30K on it in two riding seasons. Most of my riding is in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The brakes took some getting used to but I describe them like a high strung woman. They take some finesse... But just like with a woman.. when you get used to how she likes to be handled, she'll do anything you ask of her. Another advantage of the RT twin over the four cylinder models is the amount of engine braking available just by letting off the throttle. Keep it in the powerband and just have a blast in the mountain passes. You can surprise quite a few sport bike riders wondering to themselves what's gaining on them from behind. Great article Thanks for writing it.
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:07 PM   #314
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I Guess I got my answer in the Feb 05 issue of sportrider. In which it came in 1st!!!!!!!
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:53 PM   #315
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From what I've read, the majority of VFR's taken in for valve adjustments are not even out of spec. I would'nt bother untill you could actually hear them. Check out the British sites and see what they say on this subject. Some have gone 25000 miles before the first adjustment, and the dealer said they were still OK !
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:58 AM   #316
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the Futura came in first in their "03 comparo as well, although at least twice they say the FJR won. Let's give credit where it's due. when you rode them side by side, the futura was a better bike. it's also much cheaper used than the FJR. (for all us cheapskates out there.
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