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Old 01-30-2005, 01:43 PM   #101
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and by the way i am not really a kid i am in college



also i started riding an 1984 magna, then moved up to a 2000 vfr, and then recently got the 600rr. in 2-3 years i figure i will be safe enough to buy a literbike, probably an r1.
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:50 PM   #102
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I'm sitting here trying to figure out how a 600's poor torque and buzzy engine can be fixed by going to the gym...
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:57 PM   #103
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yeah but its kinda heavy



the v4 sounds pretty nice, though. its was a good second bike.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:06 PM   #104
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i didn't learn on the 600rr i learned on a 1984 honda magna with transmission issues. 40% of the time i found neutral downshifting from 2nd or upshifting from 1st
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:20 PM   #105
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I didn't think it was necessary to make it clear that the "gym" suggestion was directed at comments referring to the riding position. I'll keep that in mind next time, and I'll make sure none of the words I use have more than two syllables (can't be too careful).



I think a comment made by Nick Einatsch (sp?) in Motorcyclist a few years ago makes the most sense - when referring to a new sportbike, he said something like "If you like this sort of bike, you won't be bothered by the riding position. If you don't, you will."



Both "poor torque" and "buzzy engine" are relative terms - I prefer the torque of my Ducati S4R or Husky 450 to a high-revving 4-cylinder sportbike, but I've still found them fun to ride. My Monster isn't "buzzy," but it's not as smooth as my last 4-banger (Honda 929). They're both great bikes, though, and I think I'll give the new Honda a test ride - I think I could adapt to its faults, as I've tried to adapt to the faults of every bike I've owned - haven't found the perfect one yet.
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:39 PM   #106
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it seems a bit weird to me that people are complaining about only having 60-70hp to learn on back in the day. in australia you have to spend at least a year on a 250cc bike before your allowed an unrestricted licence and can buy any bike you want. most 250s have about 30-40hp if that. at any rate the 0-100km'h times for 600's are practically the same as the 1000's so i think being allowed to learn on them is absurd. having said that, im looking forward to visiting the states in a few months and jumping straight onto a vtr 1000 to begin m ride around america...
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Old 01-30-2005, 08:32 PM   #108
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"Buying one of these bikes would be like marrying an 18 year old girl, fun for a few minutes, and then you'd wonder what the heck you were thinking."



SAY WHAT!!!???



Us young pups would take at least a few days before reaching that conclusion.



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Even then (you'd have to admit!) one would be cool to have around for an occasional "RIDE" .
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:09 AM   #109
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At least you wouldn't have to listen to the 600 talk between rides. VWW
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:38 AM   #110
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"Which means you probably need to go to the gym and attend some riding classes"



And this would reduce handlebar buzz how?
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