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Old 10-20-2004, 07:52 AM   #11
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One other thing, it flat out amazes me that a GSX-R1000 is only .2 seconds faster 0-60 than a 1992 Harley FXR. Talk about 2 opposite ends of the spectrum.
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:53 AM   #12
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No worries, bro. It really is a cool contest.



Reader submissions are a big part of MO. It helps build community, and I encourage you (and everybody else) to keep posting things you find of interest and relevance. Of course, I can't guarantee that it will get posted, but at the very least your participation is important and very much appreciated.



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Old 10-20-2004, 08:26 AM   #14
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I would suspect that the GSXR has had a lot less upgrading than the Harley.
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Old 10-20-2004, 08:45 AM   #15
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Cap'M I llike you man, but I think I need to point a few things out to you:



That 1,400+ cc "Harley" had a built-to-the-hilt motor with aftermarket internals and a horn button that triggers a healthy shot of nitros. Even with the extensive modifications, it was well over a second and nearly 20mph slower in the quarter mile than that mostly stock GSXR (which only had a pipe and power comander). In fact, that modified Harley's quarter mile times were still slower than a current bone-stock 600cc sportbike. -Sean
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:16 AM   #17
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hmmm, a 1992 FXR! A 12 year old bike smoked the cars and almost kept up with the sport bike. I would be very careful about bragging too much on the sport bike versus cruiser thing. Imagine what a V-Rod would have done in the same test (in the same state of tune that FXR must have been tweaked too). But at least we all agree - CARS SUCK.....
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:31 AM   #19
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Default Re: As sarNellie would say

well you are splitting hairs, K.

All he said was that riding around town, typically in a higher gear at lower RPMs a cruiser would still be in it's torque curve, while a 600 would not.

You're the one who turned it into a cruisers are faster than sportbikes s**t-storm,

get your facts straight, there young feller'
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:35 AM   #20
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How come you have a U-W e-mail address when you work for Large Chicago Based Aerospace and Defense Corp.?

Are you trying to put on airs?
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