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Old 03-02-2009, 09:09 AM   #101
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YAHA! I actually have a kilt. Well, two. One is plain black and one is red plaid(not real tartan) picked them up from hot topic for under $30 a pop... I don't where pants in the summer, well except to work.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:23 AM   #102
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Has Yamaha sold a lot of MT-01s? Last I heard, it wasn't selling, but I don't have any recent numbers.

I have higher hopes for the XR, but I'm not convinced yet. There's definitely a niche market for it, but I don't know if it'll move in significant numbers.
I have no idea about Yami numbers on the MT but Europe is a lot more conservative and not exactly the poster child for discretionary spending either. The point was that motorcycles in general need to retract and go to the slimmed downed versions if models, even companies, are to survive. The real business leaders will shine while subpar title holders posing as leaders will drive their empires into catastrophic failure. The government and the American people will not stand any longer to bail out everyone. Maybe the Fury has tried to make that leap compared to the current chopper market but the economy is worse off than that. Making any pseudo chopper just seem too excessive at any cost. Heck, is anyone going to feel good riding one past a line people who are just trying to apply for a government job, or even worst, a bread line? I'm also convinced the XR won't see its glory until the current overload of HDs in the existing market really begin to age and give owners problems. This trend is going to be gradual and take years as we move toward equilibrium in the market. It's not going to occur as a boom of sales and more dependant of if HD can endure with the model as it transcends into whatever it becomes for the Gen X'er appeal away from the also aging Baby-Boomers.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:33 AM   #103
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YAHA! I actually have a kilt. Well, two. One is plain black and one is red plaid(not real tartan) picked them up from hot topic for under $30 a pop... I don't where pants in the summer, well except to work.
Cool, I wear baggy shorts most of the time. I'll wind up with a Survival model before long. I only wear pants on the bike
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:28 AM   #104
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Try reading. It wasn't "why care what someone thinks", but "why care what someone thinks about YOUR motorcycle".

Remember, bend with your knees so you don't hurt your back.

That's Carol Yourski - AKA "Skert" giving a demonstration of how a little 5'5" 125lb gal can lift a fully-laden moto by herself. Probably taken at a "Twisty Sisters" Rally or the like.

She's my Heroine.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:13 AM   #105
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That's Carol Yourski - AKA "Skert" giving a demonstration of how a little 5'5" 125lb gal can lift a fully-laden moto by herself. Probably taken at a "Twisty Sisters" Rally or the like.

She's my Heroine.
We already know about your love of heroin from that terrible way you treated our poor Sachi when you were jonesing.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:35 AM   #106
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...Heroine.
I KNEW you people where doing drugs!
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:05 PM   #107
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Yo, there's an "e" on the end of that people. Thousands of Starvin' Comedians in this Economy, and we got guys tryin' to break-into the bidness.

Illiterate mumblety-grumblin' mrrfibbles.......
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:49 PM   #108
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Man i love being a mumblety-grumblin'!
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:45 PM   #109
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I figured that was what Anrajala wore when he was out dropping his 61hp Fatboy.
Its a 64 rwhp fat boy, goddamnit.

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:00 PM   #110
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I have no idea about Yami numbers on the MT but Europe is a lot more conservative and not exactly the poster child for discretionary spending either.
Europe is a a lot more conservative? You haven't been traveling much east of Kentucky. Fact is we don't have tradiotional V2 cruisers dominating the scene. The main thing is the Bombers with blown gixxers or the heavy adventure bike lot. Us the traditional cruiser guys are really a blip on the screen. We don't even get any *****.

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