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Old 09-12-2004, 03:46 AM   #41
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A wise man once said...



"That's why I hang my hat in Tennessee."



and soon I will too.
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Old 09-12-2004, 03:51 AM   #42
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ok... while I admit to being ignorant about the configuration... I would never use that term. i just thought the thing was actually a V.. not a flat 6.



I've never heard a flat 6 called a 180 v-6... but if I ever did... I think I'd have to slap someone.

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Old 09-12-2004, 03:56 AM   #43
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Seeing how officers usually only get there to clean up the mess and put the pieces of the puzzle together, its kinda nice for people to take care of themselves.

Last year a guy had his GSXR 1000 stolen and called 911 to report it. He had to wait a long time so he grabbed his shotgun and went looking for it and found his neighbor's boyfriend had run it down the street and was trying to hotwire it. The victim butte stroked the turd in the head knocking him out. Needless to say he obtained an immidiate response from the police, got his bike back in one piece and the turd just got sentenced in the pokey. Otherwise nothing would have happened except him be disapointed with cops, hassled by his insurance, and out of a bike.
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Old 09-12-2004, 03:57 AM   #44
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"I am moving to a land of heavy snows"



Are you moving to such a God Forsaken place out of choice?



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Old 09-12-2004, 05:04 AM   #45
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I'm not exactly sure how innovative a girder front end is, but we'll soon see how the bike stacks up un comparison.
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Old 09-12-2004, 05:09 AM   #46
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Amen. Cops are not paid to prevent crime or protect the peace. They are paid to clean up the mess.
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Old 09-12-2004, 05:42 AM   #47
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LOL,



Not so god forsaken, I am moving to Lake Tahoe. Seeing how in addition to motorcycling I mountain bike, climb, and snowboard I think it is great.



I could get a supermotard, and in the winter ride spiked wheels. I can see it already, traffic jam on the way to squaw valley, sweet powder day with a couple of feet of fresh on the ground. Everyone is *****ing and waiting in their cars. I go blatting by on my motard, snowboard slung across my shoulder. I saw a guy do it in a James Bond movie, so it must be possible!
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Old 09-12-2004, 07:14 AM   #48
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Default Re: 2005 BMW K1200S - Pricing

I was at my local BMW shop yesterday (SM Cycle in Victoria, BC) and the sales dude there said the price will be $22k Canadian, the electronic suspension a $2.5k option while ABS is standard equipment. They've already sold the first several that they'll be getting in - some were sold by deposit before pricing was announced. BMW fans sure do have deep pockets I guess.



They had a TV showing a tank-bag-video of the owner's test ride on the Nurburgring. Coooool!



Sadly, I was there to test ride a 2000 Daytona 955 that they had just sold...
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Old 09-12-2004, 08:51 AM   #49
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Default I'm votin' on servo brakes with my dollars.

Last spring I bought a second bike for two-up riding, an R1100S.



I was not interested in a 2002 or later model because I was looking for an ABS bike without the servo-assist.



ABS is ok with me. If you're good enough to brake better in the wet than the ABS can, and you're doing the kind of riding that warrants it, then for cryin' out loud buy a GSXR750. And when you pass me during the track day, just go around the outside, please.



But servo-assist? That's solving a problem that doesn't exist! I can stoppie on my sport bike with two fingers. Modern brakes are awesome. Not to mention that the servo stuff adds weight and complexity that are better avoided.



After about four months of poking around I found a red 2001 R1100S with ABS and city bags--but no servo brakes.
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Old 09-12-2004, 08:52 AM   #50
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Default Ditch the spellchecker

Great write-up from Yossef, as usual. Looks like the first BMW I might actually want to go take a look at firsthand.



However, the way-numerous typos really detracted from the first-class story. Whoever edited this thing needs to sit down a little longer and make sure the words fit the context of the story, even if they're spelled correctly.
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