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Old 02-12-2009, 05:17 PM   #11
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Man! It's about time!

Was beginning to think they were going to completely ignore those bikes.........


(what bikes are we talking about, anyway? I didn't read it)
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:08 PM   #12
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Forums, what are we talking about again? I just hit "today's posts."
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:35 AM   #13
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How about cleaning up the existing forum structure? Under "Motorcycle News" there are eighty-five sub forums! Why?

Makes no sense at all.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:11 AM   #14
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Nope. Top of my list of bikes I would never buy is the Kawasaki Versys (at least not the current iteration). I don't care how practical it is, it's just plain fugly.

Problem is there are very few sportbikes that fit my 36" legs comfortably. Out of today's crop of sportbikes, only the Kawi ZX-14 and Buell 1125 fit reasonably well. I'd like to get a sportbike before I get old. I'm not sure if this will ever happen.
Well, you better get one now before you go on the GS pay scale.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:25 AM   #15
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I'll be waiting to see what Xaus and Corser make of its maiden run in Wsbk before I decide to visit this site. The Fury? Not so much!
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:33 AM   #16
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When I was looking for my current bike, I narrowed the list down to three bikes: the Triumph Tiger, Buell Ulysses, and Ducati Multistrada. Two factors made the decision easy - fit and maintenance. The Buell just fit better, and the hydraulic valves and local dealership clinched the decision. The nearest Ducati dealership is 2.5 hrs away, Triumph is 1.25 hrs away, H-D/Buell is 0.5 hrs away.

I still dream at night about the Ducati 1098/848.
I hear ya, I was grinning like a fool when I got off the Uly, just wish it had another 2k on the tach. The multi hurts my eyes and my backside as that seat while improved over the original version is still not made to sit on. The Tiger I wont test ride, I'd rather stay ignorant of what I am missing in these fun economic times. The duc race reps are purdy, but after folding myself onto my brothers 996 I have no desire to ride another one. Not a big S&M fan, not that there is anything wrong with that...
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:32 AM   #17
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And howzabout fixin' the "Threaded" and "Hybrid" display modes too while they're at it?

I'm having trouble seeing anything below the fourth-branch reply in anything but "Linear" display mode (across four machines and two-different web-browsers - so it's NOT "Me").

I'd just leave it in Linear, but none of the replies make any sense, as it goes by timestamp and ignores the thread-tree.
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:46 PM   #18
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When I was looking for my current bike, I narrowed the list down to three bikes: the Triumph Tiger, Buell Ulysses, and Ducati Multistrada. Two factors made the decision easy - fit and maintenance. The Buell just fit better, and the hydraulic valves and local dealership clinched the decision. The nearest Ducati dealership is 2.5 hrs away, Triumph is 1.25 hrs away, H-D/Buell is 0.5 hrs away.
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I looked at the same three and bought the VStrom 1000. The 20 extra ponies and all that money left over for a full Givi kit and some other accessories made the decision. I wish it had a 17" front wheel, but nothing's perfect.
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:54 PM   #19
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I looked at the same three and bought the VStrom 1000. The 20 extra ponies and all that money left over for a full Givi kit and some other accessories made the decision. I wish it had a 17" front wheel, but nothing's perfect.
It's hard to argue against the Strom as the "value leader" (even across all classes of bikes). That's a lot of extra powwah for less dough.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:13 PM   #20
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"...but nothing's perfect."

Good thing you can't see it while you are riding it!
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