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Old 06-09-2011, 09:06 AM   #11
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True, but it handles better.
The Miata is one of the most fun and tossable cars I've ever driven, but it leans the wrong way in corners!
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:33 AM   #12
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The Miata is one of the most fun and tossable cars I've ever driven, but it leans the wrong way in corners!
What a shame they started shipping them with factory-installed "Pride Flags." Sheese...is nothing sacred?
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:27 PM   #13
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I can wear a Miata as a shoe, but thats about all that fits in one. My wife test drove one when we bought our speed6, I had more room in Coach than the passenger seat.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:34 PM   #14
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I can wear a Miata as a shoe, but thats about all that fits in one. My wife test drove one when we bought our speed6, I had more room in Coach than the passenger seat.
A somewhat "tall" friend of mine races one that he picked-up for a song - he puts the seat as far back and down as it goes, wears narrow shoes, and looks-over the top of the windshield (top down, of course).

Another friend races a Lotus Elise - you have to sorta "fall over" the doorsill to get in, for starters. My feet are so close I could heel-and-toe without meaning to, I could never race it because my head is against the roof (no helmet room) - I fit in it about like Bobby fits in the Miata. If YOU ever got in one of these (god knows how that could happen), it would require "Da' Gums O' Life" to get you out.....

(note archaic Cow and Chicken reference)
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:58 PM   #15
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My GL1500 reminds me more of a Subaru than the rusty aluminum engined Honda Civic I used to own. All the parts work well together and if a part needed to be made they made it. It just adds up to lots of parts.

Because the bike already weighs a lot you might want to take a second look at the size of your passenger. A slim passenger need not contact the rider at all thanks to the generous space between seats.

Kudos for Honda Motorcycle's continued attention to lighting; a motorcycle that is seen as a motorcycle is a safer vehicle for everyone.

Where is the automatic transmission?
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:20 PM   #16
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Because the bike already weighs a lot you might want to take a second look at the size of your passenger. A slim passenger need not contact the rider at all thanks to the generous space between seats.
Dang it! If you can't have your passenger cozy up to you on a motorcycle, then where can your have them cozy up?!
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My GL1500 reminds me more of a Subaru than the rusty aluminum engined Honda Civic I used to own. All the parts work well together and if a part needed to be made they made it. It just adds up to lots of parts.

Because the bike already weighs a lot you might want to take a second look at the size of your passenger. A slim passenger need not contact the rider at all thanks to the generous space between seats.

Kudos for Honda Motorcycle's continued attention to lighting; a motorcycle that is seen as a motorcycle is a safer vehicle for everyone.

Where is the automatic transmission?
Even more importantly, where is the all-rider/passenger weather protection and the extra pair of balance wheels.
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A somewhat "tall" friend of mine races one that he picked-up for a song - he puts the seat as far back and down as it goes, wears narrow shoes, and looks-over the top of the windshield (top down, of course).

Another friend races a Lotus Elise - you have to sorta "fall over" the doorsill to get in, for starters. My feet are so close I could heel-and-toe without meaning to, I could never race it because my head is against the roof (no helmet room) - I fit in it about like Bobby fits in the Miata. If YOU ever got in one of these (god knows how that could happen), it would require "Da' Gums O' Life" to get you out.....

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Sounds like when I hopped in a NSX, thank goodness the targa top was off, my nose was above the windshield. I fit in a Viper GTS like you do the Elise, head to the roof liner. The Elise's are cool, for a celica powered car. Quite a few of them in their off colors (or is that colours?) rolling around the bay area.
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Sounds like when I hopped in a NSX, thank goodness the targa top was off, my nose was above the windshield. I fit in a Viper GTS like you do the Elise, head to the roof liner. The Elise's are cool, for a celica powered car. Quite a few of them in their off colors (or is that colours?) rolling around the bay area.
That's the price you tall people have to pay for blocking my view at rock concerts.
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That's the price you tall people have to pay for blocking my view at rock concerts.
If you went to any nor cal rock shows in the late 80's early 90's chances are you saw my head above the crowd dead center on the barricade. I knew most of Bill Graham presents' staff by name due to all the shows I went to back then.
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