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Old 10-24-2006, 02:39 PM   #41
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Default Re: 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Intro Report

Hails bells Buz,I remember when the big twin pans and shovels were 74 inches....the 84 inch strokers were considered unreliable behemoths. When the 80 inch shovels came out ,they kept making the 74s for a year cause some folk didnt trust the 80's. Course in the 40's you could buy a 61 or 74 inch "Big Twin" OHV knuckle(later pan) or a 74 or 80 inch big twin flathead. Big twin was strictly a term to differentiate from the 45 inch flatty. My uncle rode an 80 inch flatty into the 60's.....good maintenance and the damn thing was indestructible.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:44 PM   #42
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would this have been a better pick than the mean streak in the power cruiser shootout?
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:45 PM   #43
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Okay a little typo---I transposed the 7 and 5.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:45 PM   #44
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[b]<blockquote>"Cooling fins on the heads keep the authenticity visual as well as sensual. "



Nothing like fake cooling fins to complete that 'authentic' look. Would they put these on an M109?? I THINK NOT!<blockquote>

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I bet they still cool the engine a little bit...
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:57 PM   #45
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And that's why you're in the GPTB!
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:37 PM   #46
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"If I saw this on the road I couldn't tell the difference between this and a Kawasaki or Suzuki.."



No!....You?

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Old 10-24-2006, 04:38 PM   #47
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Default Re: 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Intro Report

Ok! here it is .... wait for it......... I would'nt trade my VFR for one. I saw a red M109 the other day that would make a nice addition to my fleet though. A dumb question. Why don't they sort the Fuel injection before they put a bike out to the adoring masses? Even the mighty VFR has a flat spot at 4500 RPM. Does FI need more refinement ? My old GS 850 had spot on fueling, for a heck of a lot less money.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:43 PM   #48
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They did say "potato-potato".

Oh no, now I've said "potato-potato".

Oh, I've said it again!

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Old 10-24-2006, 08:19 PM   #49
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We haven't had any Absinthe since Sean took Abdul back to the slave market in Istanbul. Maybe they have it at Yamaha, because THEY called it a "middleweight", not me.



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Old 10-24-2006, 08:22 PM   #50
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I don't know if the handling is better on the 1300, but it did feel much lighter and easier to handle. But it lacked the smooth, solid, positive feel I think the Roadliner has.



I hope that's helpful.



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