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Old 04-04-2007, 06:59 AM   #51
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I'll clean your paintbrushes for you. Just send them, along with a case of Makers Mark, to me and I'll get right to it.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:44 AM   #52
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Makes me wonder if Suzuki is going to wake up and put a prettied up SV650 motor in a M50 type frame. Why the hell not?
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:32 AM   #53
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I think we need to quantify what constitutes "bad" brakes in this context. I'm sure gabe was comparing the brakes feel to tyhe other current bikes he's ridden, and from the article, it seems his complaints are centered on feel (wooden) and initial bite (weak), these two qualities don't constitute "Bad" brakes in the sense that they won't stop the motorcycle (which WOULD get you hurt) but rather "of lesser comparitive quality" than other bikes whose brakes bite harder initially and have better lever feel.



I used to ride a Suzuki Intruder 1400, which had both those characteristics which he describes, poor lever feel, and low iniital bite, but they could still howl the tire, given a good foru-finger squeeze, and they never failed to stop me.



It is my opinion that the hyosing brakes aren't "bad" in the "can't-stop-the-bike" sense, ratehr thet they just don't feel as good as other bikes in operation. they'll still get you stopped.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:19 AM   #54
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I'll remember that the next time you put your 2 cents in about a bike that you don't own.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:36 AM   #55
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i don't get it.

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Old 04-07-2007, 05:15 AM   #56
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now i get it. your "sorry, i have small kids" threw me off, and as a result, must have churned through every dirty meaning of fire nation...
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:44 AM   #57
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I'm not so sure about the Red Chinese - they've shown remarkably little interest in trying to bring their product quality up, only trying to undercut prices. That can work for toasters, but I'm not convinced they intend to, or even have any interest in, build a bike that competes on quality with established brands. Heck, the Chinese haven't even cared to establish a brand name, what with their selling the same thing under a couple dozen names.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:09 PM   #58
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Maybe i'm missing something here...



What does the value of chinese currency have to do with a S. Korean made bike???
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