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Old 07-27-2005, 10:57 AM   #31
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I *think* he was wearing tennis shoes that flew off during the pavement sex.
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:04 AM   #32
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Yep they are misused i.e. they should be vibrators and not motorcycle engines
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:18 AM   #33
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It don't count unless she's nekkid
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:49 PM   #34
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My guess is Harley won't let Erik build or buy a better engine... but at least they got a totally new transmission this year!
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:57 PM   #35
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at least if you get rear-ended no one will know the difference ...



i LOVE triumph triples but this one has an arse that looks like an ... uhhhh ... arse.
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:30 PM   #36
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Had my '05 1050 for two months now and am up to 1900mi. I like the bike but here in the desert in summer the bike takes a lot of cranking to start first thing in the AM - sort of like there's no fast idle working and the fan is on all the time in traffic. I'm not sure the engineers realized how different the Southwest's summer is from England's. The bike is one of the very few sportbike's that didn't get neutered when it got handlebars.
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Old 07-27-2005, 02:43 PM   #37
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My Buell has been very reliable, the only problem being a broken horn mount in 17,500 miles in two years
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:18 PM   #38
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not quite. Erik's the one who marched into the boardroom and said "I'm using your engine". That's how I heard it. I have no idea why he didn't put the crack pipe down first though. The Rotax engine (think Mille) would have been such a VASTLY better choice.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:34 PM   #39
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No doubt this is a better performer.



But I still like the black '99 best.



I liked the pink--sorry, "nuclear red" one in '01, too, before they changed the body style. That pink color is the ultimate FU bike color!
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Old 07-28-2005, 09:22 AM   #40
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Probably a Japanese fork seal.....;>)
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