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Old 10-29-2004, 10:50 AM   #51
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Default Re: Let's kill it please!

Apologies for the link to another site, but:



http://www.sportrider.com/bikes/146_perf_nums/



The litrebikes seem to be doing 60-80 and 80-100 in the mid- to high- 2s.



'Busa and Blackbird are in the low to mid 3s. No data for ZX12, Vmax, R3.



It makes sense: the litrebikes have amazing power to weight ratios.



Of course, these are just numbers. While I think such bikes are impressive, I don't want one. My F4i is more than enough bike for me.



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Old 10-29-2004, 11:10 AM   #52
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Default Re: Let's kill it please!

The literbikes also have lower gearing, I believe.



Which makes such testing pointless. All you have to do to get better roll on is just sacrifice a few mph by dropping a tooth on the countershaft sprocket. A couple of buddies of mine have done that to their supersports and it makes one heck of a difference for street riding and canyon carving where 100+ speeds are worse than pointless - even suicidal.
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:13 AM   #53
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Look at it this way. If he does then the appellation "MOron" will no longer be tongue in cheek.



I wouldn't worry though. KPail is only a financial genius in his own mind. Not much to worry about a Boeing employee taking over MO.
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:31 AM   #54
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The retard comment is out of line (IMHO)

Being the step father of a special needs child (since the father had a similar opinion to the retard coment), I can tell you from personal experience that the kids involved in the Special Olympics get way more out of the competition than you, me, or most any of us ever will get in any competetive event.

Would their lives be better if they could eliminate, treat, or in any way resolve the conditions they suffer from.... HELL YES. But until then, helping them learn to deal with, and overcome, what ails them is more important than mocking them, or putting them down for their disabilities.



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Sorry about that, but I'm getting thin skinned about it in the last few years.
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:34 AM   #55
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Nice work, Sean.

As usual, Fonzie puts up the best moto-journo multi media on the net.



And special congratulations for the dyno run scoop.



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Old 10-29-2004, 11:38 AM   #56
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I tell u what. I remember a case of a car journalist getting busted bad musta been 15 years ago for bragging on taking some Porsche up Angeles Crest over 100 mph. Or maybe it was Ferrari. And that was before videos. Lost his job when chp or whoever it was threatened his publishing co. with legal action. I don't think they have to beat it out of u when u confess up front and provide your own evidence.
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:48 AM   #57
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Amen!
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:48 AM   #58
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... to the first poster who can correctly identify the movie this line comes from...



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