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Old 02-14-2001, 12:45 AM   #1
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first post - allright - we all knew it would be Yamaha - putting the duck in there makes me wonder "why"
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Old 02-14-2001, 03:09 AM   #2
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to quote mohammed ali:



"I...am....the....great...est...."



Some competitors just never give up
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Old 02-14-2001, 03:38 AM   #3
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Being from the midwest I am so sick of hearing about California. Ok So California if was its own country would be the 5th highest bike purchaser in the world.

How about these facts: 1) The Country of California would have NO power and would have to purchase energy form the USA. 2) The Country of California would have the *1 Gay Population Country per Capital in the World. 3) The country of USA would have no Serial Killers
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Old 02-14-2001, 05:04 AM   #4
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Being from the Mid-West, it is NOT surprising: 1) Your obvious homophobia; 2) the fact that you would carry on about how much you hate California ('cuz there's so much to do in the Mid-West); and finally, 3) give us grief about crime when Detroit sets the standard for stupid sports related rioting. Oh yeah, aren't you the guys who came up with Devil's Night?



We here in Cali will continue to enjoy everything you hate - including the fact that we can ride and you can just look out your window at the snow and cows.
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Old 02-14-2001, 05:15 AM   #5
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amen.
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Old 02-14-2001, 06:41 AM   #6
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I guess I should stay the silent majority.
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Old 02-14-2001, 07:07 AM   #7
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Beleive it or not, there are MORE important places to ride than in California... I don't think 1 state should make you differentiate anything.
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Old 02-14-2001, 07:13 AM   #8
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What I would also be interested to know:



--whether some or all of these bikes were special "blueprinted" copies made special for motojournalists



--whether any changes besides suspension, tire inflation, and (in the track test) the tires themselves were made either by the staff or by the manufacturers: ignition, carb tuning, EFI mapping, suspension components, etc.



--weather, type of gas, oil, etc.



--type of break-in/whether the bikes were broken in according to manufacturer recommendations



--I sound like a picky bastard



--ah well, carry on, I was just curious
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Old 02-14-2001, 07:26 AM   #9
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Being from California, I assumed the Cali bikes were tainted by CARB, so I traveled halfway across the country to buy a 49-state R6. All the reports are true. The gelded R6 has a lower redline 14.5K, smaller rear sprocket, different black box, different cams. Check out www.factorypro.com they did extensive testing between both models. If you're one of the unfortunate to have purchased a Cali R6, save the flames. I've heard them all. I really don't care if you can outride me, I'm just not dumb enough to pay for bike that has less HP than the rest of the world.



BTW for all you potential R6 owners in Cali, there is a legal way to purchase an R6 from another state and bring it back.
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Old 02-14-2001, 08:34 AM   #10
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The major problem with California is all the restrictions put on it by the California Air Resource Board (CARB). It is due to them we have bikes with less power, ugly charcoal canisters hanging off the bike, and require a different Power Commander than the rest of the world for my VFR800.



CARB is also indirectly responsible for the energy catastrophy we are currently experiencing. With all the restrictions that have been imposed, it would take about five to seven years to build an additional power plant in California, where the same process would be completed in less than ten months anywhere else.



With all these roadblocks put into the way of motorcycle and car manufacturers alike, you have to applaud their creativity, engineering foresight, and passion to bring us the go-fast toys we all like.



Enjoy,

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