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Old 02-15-2009, 05:41 PM   #31
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I've got enough split wood over here to make a fleet of motorcycles.

Oh, and I went from using 1250 gallons of heating oil to 350 gallons.
and you killed trees......

A tear is running down that Indian's face again. First the litterbugs and now you.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:43 AM   #32
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and you killed trees......

A tear is running down that Indian's face again. First the litterbugs and now you.
They sure knew how to whip a guilt trip on you in those days. Now the Indians are laughing all the way to bank with bags of casino money and developing wetlands faster than you can say birchbark canoe.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:56 AM   #33
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I, as an insurance agent, believe tiered licensing would work. But I, also, believe that we wouldn't need it if we just promoted the idea of motorcycling a different way. That's where you put those AMA and MIC dues to work and let the industry help guide the sales. It's work given time.
What's "MIC?" M/C Insurance Council?

I think the whole industry went to crap when they decided to emulate auto dealers. In West Palm, the dealer pays the sales people (and there are just a few of them) a decent living wage. They get some incentive, but not like the Broward dealer. Rossmeyer packs the floor with sales people; I remember Sundays when we had almost a dozen people waiting to pounce. When I started it was straight commission, no sale, no pay. They got busted for that and had to start paying minimum wage plus commission, but still, you get the picture. The results are incredibly different experiences; Palm Beach is helpful, if you want a bike they'll get you on one, and probably the right one. At Rossmeyer, nothing matters but the numbers. Least of all "safety."
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:15 AM   #34
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Web site writers:
Please do a comparo between this bike and the SV650S.
Gracias.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:33 AM   #35
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FZ6R - I am looking at this as a possible replacement for my long-in-the-tooth, BMW R850R.

FWIW - the latest Motorcycle Consumer News does a comparo between the FZ6R, the Gladius and the ER6N.

They claim the FZ6R is down 20 HP from the FZ6.

They also rated the FZ6R first or tied for first in every category.

Even though it costs more than the others MCN feels it is easily the best value as well as the best bike of the three.

My only concern is the availability of secure luggage. Since this is my everyday transportation, I need a place to lock my riding gear - gloves, jacket and pants while I am at work and groceries, et. al when I am out shopping and need to make multiple stops.

If GiVi comes out with luggage for this bike, it might be my first choice. (I am considering a KLR-650 since the luggage is available and there is a $1400 difference).
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:58 AM   #36
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FZ6R - I am looking at this as a possible replacement for my long-in-the-tooth, BMW R850R.

FWIW - the latest Motorcycle Consumer News does a comparo between the FZ6R, the Gladius and the ER6N.

They claim the FZ6R is down 20 HP from the FZ6.

They also rated the FZ6R first or tied for first in every category.

Even though it costs more than the others MCN feels it is easily the best value as well as the best bike of the three.

My only concern is the availability of secure luggage. Since this is my everyday transportation, I need a place to lock my riding gear - gloves, jacket and pants while I am at work and groceries, et. al when I am out shopping and need to make multiple stops.

If GiVi comes out with luggage for this bike, it might be my first choice. (I am considering a KLR-650 since the luggage is available and there is a $1400 difference).
Check with Renntec and SW-Motech for luggage mounts. There's a lot of stuff available from European sources for naked standards seeing as the Europeans buy 95% of these types of bikes.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:29 PM   #37
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I hate this bike, but I understand why it exists.

When (not if) we get tiered licensing, maybe the madness will cease. It will cut down on the number of riders though,and that may not be a bad thing.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:56 AM   #38
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Hepco & Becker

If you can speak European and figure out which model is akin to the US version these guys probably have a rack and hard case set up for it.

I just got done reading the MCN report as well. Hmmm, no centerstand again, I'm not in the demographic.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:59 AM   #39
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"If you can speak European..."

I can speak European! I can say "I surrender!" in 12 different languages.

How's that?
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:57 AM   #40
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Perfect!!!
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