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Old 02-23-2007, 05:02 PM   #111
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Default Re: We don't do track days.

How could I forget? I guess I just don't get it. You know me, the noob wobbly wheelie guy who needs the liter bike to "keep up". Hey that V. Rossi guy keeps beating me on the Sunday morning ride... it must be my bike!
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:04 PM   #112
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:18 PM   #113
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Default Re: Don't get hyper over hyperbole.

I ride a GS500F myself. Just got back from an hour and half commute on it. While I haven't ridden bigger bikes except as a passenger, the first things I'd want to change to make it more comfortable are the seat and maybe move the pegs a little so my legs don't feel quite so folded up (I'm 6'2"). The vibrations don't feel like the worst thing about it when it comes to comfort.



It's true that it seems more beginners are scared of weight rather than power... but I think that's probably as much because of overconfidence as anything. A beginner who isn't scared of a literbike scares me.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:15 PM   #114
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someday, you should make a good post to test this theory. I'll not hold my breath.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:32 PM   #115
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Default Re: Suzuki Savage ...

Hey jbourne, tell your friend to stay away from the Savage, the problems they have are usually terminal or very expensive to fix, I would recomend a Honda 600 VLX ($4600 for a 2006) or a Honda 750 Shadow Spirit ($5100 also for 2006) They are very reliable, have the cruiser style down and will last a long time with the proper care.

Whatever you do, do not listen to longride, he will have you buying a Blast, he does not care how much you have to push that bomb!
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:41 PM   #116
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longride, your time machine is even better than your crystal ball since I was in diapers in 1949!

By the way, you do not have to work in a Harley dealership to see the ones with problems, you just have to be open for bussiness and they trickle in, and the ones from Harley get sent down the road, I do not work on shop compressors with a spark plug and a carb
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:18 PM   #117
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Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, the guy's not into anything remotely sport-oriented, so I doubt he'll be risking a Blast.



He likes the Shadows okay - but I think prefers the style of the Suzys, don't know why. All cruisers look alike to me

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Old 02-23-2007, 08:49 PM   #118
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Default Re: Three for Five: Budget Bombers

117 meandering comments, and no one asks the following:



Why is the wheelbase on the EX a "longish 56.5 inches" while on the Hyosung it's a "tidy 56.5 inches"???



Does the extra 90-ish lbs of the Yo-Sung contribute to that tidy feel???
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:19 PM   #119
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SNAP!
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:35 PM   #120
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To be honest, I write these things over a long period of time, so I forget what adjectives I use here or there. Good catch!



But I think what I could be getting at is that for a lightweight, low bike like the EX500 56.5 inches is long, while for the Hyosung -- which is pushing 500 pounds wet -- 56.5 is actually not bad.



Does that make a lick of sense?



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