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Old 08-18-2008, 11:58 PM   #11
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Thanks... appreciate it! But I couldn't do it without the Dukesters voiceovers though...
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:37 AM   #12
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On the other hand the BMW's regulator probably won't fry.
And you can be pretty sure this model won't have a failure in the driveshaft.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:15 AM   #13
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And you can be pretty sure this model won't have a failure in the driveshaft.
Best post!
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:41 AM   #14
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Nice write up, the ride down to Cambria is one of my wife and I's favorites. Have a nice dinner on the beach, wake up and take a tour or two of Hearst Castle and then have a nice ride backup up the coast. Makes for a mighty fine weekend. Mix in a earthquake or two (always a little rumbler when were down there) and you get the full Cali Coast experience.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:54 AM   #15
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Nice write up, the ride down to Cambria is one of my wife and I's favorites. Have a nice dinner on the beach, wake up and take a tour or two of Hearst Castle and then have a nice ride backup up the coast. Makes for a mighty fine weekend. Mix in a earthquake or two (always a little rumbler when were down there) and you get the full Cali Coast experience.
I would imagine just about any place your put your feet causes a little rumbler.

Do the Cal Poly people just follow you around?
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:41 PM   #16
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So when did they decide that an 800cc bike was a "middleweight"? Compaired to what? A Buick Estate Wagon? The Queen Mary? Gimme a break, tipping the scales at almost 500 lbs is not a "middleweight".
Hard to call 'em "heavyweights" when there are 900-lb goliaths like the 2.3-liter Triumph and six-cylinder Gold Wing...
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Too bad they took that VTEC hit out of the engine, that was fun! Does it still make that awesome intake honk?
The VTEC hit remains, despite ECU revisions. It's quite noticeable and mildly exciting, but it's also kind of annoying (especially since this newer VFR isn't really torquier than the old non-VTEC one). As for the honk, yep, it's still there!

Also, BrowningBAR, do I get a prize for recognizing the David Lowery quote in your sig?

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Old 08-19-2008, 06:23 PM   #18
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The VTEC hit remains, despite ECU revisions. It's quite noticeable and mildly exciting, but it's also kind of annoying (especially since this newer VFR isn't really torquier than the old non-VTEC one). As for the honk, yep, it's still there!
At the time, I was splitting my riding between the VFR and a 77 FXS. It's all about perspective, I guess. The most exciting part about the Shovel was looking for missing parts when I got home.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:07 PM   #19
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Hard to call 'em "heavyweights" when there are 900-lb goliaths like the 2.3-liter Triumph and six-cylinder Gold Wing...
How about "UPPER-Middleweights"? No?
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #20
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How about "UPPER-Middleweights"? No?
That's an adequate though not entirely catchy term.

BTW, just what bikes would be in the "Lightweight" sport-touring category? The smallest thing with bags I can think of is a Versys.
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