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Old 02-08-2001, 06:58 AM   #131
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Old 02-08-2001, 09:45 AM   #132
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I never said mine wasn't heavy and (relatively) slow. However, it is the perfect bike for what I use it for. I commute 600 miles a week on my bike. How much riding do you get in?
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Old 02-08-2001, 01:59 PM   #133
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By the way, the word is "heavy", not "heavey". And it wasn't heavy and slow when it was first released as the Hurricane 1000 back in the '80's. It's all a matter of perspective.
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Old 02-09-2001, 04:08 PM   #134
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I wonder if you are thinking about the old 16inch front wheeled 900RR. They used to shake their heads something wicked, but to newer 929's are much more composed.
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Old 02-09-2001, 04:35 PM   #135
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Bingo. Why has the release of this great bike become a "Slower bikes are better", "You're a moron who can't ride", "You're gay", crap shoot?



1. Slower bikes are better if you want to use more throttle and get nearer to the bike's limit more of the time - if you like that.



2. Quicker bikes are better if you want the thing to bang off into the distance the way these things can - if you like that.



3. Be gay - if you like that.



BUT - don't say this bike is crap, just because you don't want to ride it or it is too fast or too uncomfortable for you. This is an awesome machine. So it's not a Hog or a BMW or a VFR.



Cool.
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Old 02-09-2001, 04:40 PM   #136
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I'll tell you what they have to do with them - for me...



I gave up the evil weed and bought a bike with the money I saved. And it's less likely to kill me. Even my old mum approves.



WooHoo!!



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Old 02-09-2001, 07:43 PM   #137
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What would you suggest??? I have a Honda F3 now and was thinking about buying the new GSX-R1000, what do you think about the new 929RR??? Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2001, 11:55 AM   #138
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still one question...... (i am going to but a bike soon)



r1 or gsx-r1000



for handling?

for acceleration?

for top end?

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Old 02-21-2001, 11:52 AM   #139
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As I recall from my R1 kickstand recall, Yamaha hasn't exactly found the way to engineer them, either, but I don't hear the whiners casting disparagement upon the entire bike because of it.
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Old 02-21-2001, 12:02 PM   #140
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Couldn't agree with you more. You wouldn't want to send your son out by himself alone into a crowded street for his first shooting trip, would you? I was merely drawing a parallel between that and sending a 16-year old on a 1000cc bike onto a street after showing him how cool wheelies in public are.
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