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Old 03-24-2009, 05:58 PM   #11
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Yes, but it's Barvarian plastic.
"Made in Germany! You know the Germans always make good stuff."
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:19 AM   #12
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It's a frightening thing to see a once mighty, and free, capitalist economy placed under the heel of an incompetent government. But that's precisely what's happening now.
I thought you got rid of those blundering idiots already

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Old 03-25-2009, 06:23 AM   #13
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"Made in Germany! You know the Germans always make good stuff."
Genuine Sham Wows are made in only Germany. You can save $200 a month on paper towels and sponges with Sham Wows. I know this it true, a guy with a headset microphone said so on TeeVee. In fact, if BMW offerred a free Sham Wow with each bike sold, I'd probably buy one tomorrow!
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:51 AM   #14
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I thought you got rid of those blundering idiots already

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What? We just exchanged one group of incompetent blunderers for another even worse group. It was foregone that a looter like you would love the commie.

The EU President was ripping Obama just yesterday. Maybe you should pay attention to your own continent. Glass houses and all.
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The real death sentence for Obamalama and the world has come in the form of a 'cruz-yurup' stamp of approval. At least in Ghost Busters it was the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:49 AM   #16
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Cool. I was considering the 1300GT, but decided not to wait (and save $9,000+) and bought a C14 in November.

The reviewer makes a good point that these are all great bikes in this class. There are no dogs. A lot of guys obsess over which is the best, but I think anyone would be happy with any of them. They're all good.

I know there's probably not enough sales in this segment to justify it, but it would be great if Suzuki would come to this party with a Hayabusa derivative.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:27 AM   #17
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There are no dogs.
Go take a ride on the Honda ST1300 and see if your opinion remains the same. I think's a cheesy POS that provides a clear "class loser."
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:46 AM   #18
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Go take a ride on the Honda ST1300 and see if your opinion remains the same. I think's a cheesy POS that provides a clear "class loser."
If comfort is the primary factor in an S-T purchase, the ST1300 can't be beat. It will, however, get trounced in any performance contest.
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Go take a ride on the Honda ST1300 and see if your opinion remains the same. I think's a cheesy POS that provides a clear "class loser."
Geez Ken, the Honda isn't THAT bad. You can come ride my Knuck if you want to define 'punishment'. I have to get the grips back on from that last time Buz rode it though.
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Geez Ken, the Honda isn't THAT bad. You can come ride my Knuck if you want to define 'punishment'. I have to get the grips back on from that last time Buz rode it though.
15 years on a solid mount Shovelhead with a .25" thick Mustang Gunfighter seat has filled my lifetime quota of self-inflicted motorcycle misery. My back hurts just thinking about those 4 hour rides to Daytona. But I'll take you up on that Knuck ride! And you can try "Arbee the Carbonator" (the R5B) when he's ready.

Mr. Duke, it may be a comfortable bike, but the build quality, the materials, the fit and finish, all those subjective things that give you satisfaction and pride in your bike just aren't there. It's like they build them for cop bikes or other disposable applications.
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