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Old 08-08-2009, 06:33 PM   #51
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On what I get paid...? You should know better!
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:19 AM   #52
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To bring in alternative perspective, take a 100 lbs-lighter-than-the-lightest-in-this-group Suzuki Bandit 1250S, slap on holeshot.com's full exhaust and ECU tuner, and BOOM you have 132hp @8K and 96 ftlbs @6K with 86 ftlbs available at just 2,600 rpm. Goodbye K bike. And then slap on Givi hardbags and a GPS. You can have all this power, agility, lightweight, and top speeds near 160 for near $3,000 less than these four. Oh and it gets near 44 mpg. Just thought I'd throw that in there.... >wink<
Yeah the Bandit is on my indeciscion list. Hard to beat.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:38 AM   #53
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I havent ridden the BMW but I'v ridden all of them. Ken mentioned the Kawasaki got killed in the handling dept.(Didnt read the whole article) Nothing a pair of after market springs wouldnt cure. Set the suspension up on both ends and voila problem solved. I'd buy the Kaw.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:40 AM   #54
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At the local Kawi dealer I can get spanky new C-14s for $9-$10K all day long. Why would I pay $20+ for a BMW?
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:49 AM   #55
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At the local Kawi dealer I can get spanky new C-14s for $9-$10K all day long. Why would I pay $20+ for a BMW?
Because you're a sophisticated man with a taste for the finer things in life. You recognize the quality that the BMW Roundel represents, and you know that in the circles you move, nothing less than the best will do. Just like you gave up those WalMart SpongeBob Squarepants boxer-briefs for your Nordstrom Brushed Egyptian Cotton Banana Hammock, your bike must be only the best.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:15 AM   #56
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Because you're a sophisticated man with a taste for the finer things in life. You recognize the quality that the BMW Roundel represents, and you know that in the circles you move, nothing less than the best will do. Just like you gave up those WalMart SpongeBob Squarepants boxer-briefs for your Nordstrom Brushed Egyptian Cotton Banana Hammock, your bike must be only the best.
For my hugeness the BMW's adjust ability is worth every penny along with all the goodies that come with, but my k12rs has all I need. ESA would be cool though, my buddy has it on his K12S.

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:36 AM   #57
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At the local Kawi dealer I can get spanky new C-14s for $9-$10K all day long. Why would I pay $20+ for a BMW?
Don't listen to them. Buy a Kawi and you don't need to have a spare rear hub ready for drop shipment.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:57 AM   #58
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Don't listen to them. Buy a Kawi and you don't need to have a spare rear hub ready for drop shipment.

Sometimes I think comparos like thise need an "if money were no object" winner and a "real world winner."
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:05 AM   #59
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Sometimes I think comparos like thise need an "if money were no object" winner and a "real world winner."
Okay. IMWNO: K13GT. RW: FJR.
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Okay. IMWNO: K13GT. RW: FJR.

Awesome! I knew my $11.94 or whatever it is was for a good cause.
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