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Old 01-16-2001, 03:50 PM   #31
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Default Re: GSX-R1000 Dyno Run!

The GSX-R1000 is a streetbike ONLY in the loosest sense of the word. Comfortable? No. Practical? No. Super-duper-effing fast acceleration above 100mph? Yes. That doesn't spell streetbike in my vocabulary.



A REAL streetbike is something like a Nighthawk, ZR-7, SV650, or R1100R. Any of those can still go fast enough to get your license revoked with a single ticket--the street is in the real world, remember?
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Old 01-16-2001, 05:13 PM   #32
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Default Re: GSX-R1000 Dyno Run!

First, if the Donner party had 145 hp, they would have killed themselves because they rode a GSX-R through a snowy forest with no roads.



Second, the power loss on my bike was slight. I normally live at 6000 ft, and most of my riding is from 6000ft-9000ft (I love Colorado!). Even at 12,000, I could easily go as fast as the rainy, freezing, almost-snowing conditions would make me want to go.



And if you choose a unique, less-travelled path through the mountains, you'll never come across more than one motor-home at a time. And even with 35 hp, I could still get up enough speed to safely pass them.



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Old 01-16-2001, 05:56 PM   #33
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I hate to tell you but you still payed 200 too much I paid 9995 but you did get the right color at least.
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Old 01-16-2001, 06:28 PM   #34
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That is unreal! Don't be stupid and respect the bike and you will be fine. But we all know that some fu*khead that has never riden a bike is going to get one and kill himself. And that looks bad on the sport of sportriding.
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Old 01-17-2001, 02:14 AM   #35
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Default Re: GSX-R1000 Dyno Run!

Guess what guys and girls?



A little birdy tells me that the boys at Motorcyclist will still be picking the Honda 929 as they have finished the testing between them all.



Apparently the suspension is soft and the Honda is the quicker turning machine.



I do not trust this machine at all !!!!!!!!!!!!! How long before she blows ??????



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Old 01-17-2001, 03:54 AM   #36
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Nothing personal, but at 12,600 ft, I'm sure your 35 hp shadow was crawling far slower than it normally does. I would guess you were making only about 20 hp at that altitude. Those of us that buy open class machines do so because we don't like to crawl. Btw, I lived in boulder from '75 to '80, and so am familiar with the hp drain that comes with altitude. The best thing aboput this newer GSXR is that with fuel injection compensating for altitude, it won't be stumbling like my old '83 GS1100 (jetted for SoCal's low desert) at that altitude.
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Old 01-17-2001, 03:56 AM   #37
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Default Re: GSX-R1000 Dyno Run! AHHH--BUGGER IT!!!

I have an '86 1100 I bought new also. Call me sentimental, but it's gonna be hard gettin' rid of the old girl, ain't it?
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Old 01-17-2001, 04:05 AM   #38
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Torque and horse power are not related, proportionally or otherwise.



My HD makes far less horse power 70. Although it doesn't make a lot more torque it does make more 80ftLbs. I can scan the dyno run if you don't believe me. Just send me a mail and I'll do it for you. (Yes you are that special)



3K red line, I love it LMAO close, but when I get my diesel HD maybe.
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Old 01-17-2001, 05:32 AM   #39
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Default Why thanks, guys....

I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 01-17-2001, 05:45 AM   #40
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We'll see how it turns out....
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