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Old 08-14-2003, 11:49 AM   #21
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Default There are no welds on the frame itself...

You have the left and right sides of the frames as single piece objects, which both lowers the cost and removes weak points (welds) from the design. Switching from steel to aluminum means the frame is now lighter as well.



The engine is also a stressed member, so the frame being bolted at the tripple-clamp is not a weakpoint, as the left and right sides are actually joined at several places through the engine.
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Old 08-14-2003, 11:55 AM   #22
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Default Re: Obsolete

electraglider get back to watching your favorite TV show, it's a American Thunder piece about how to corner a sled, I mean Indian.
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Old 08-14-2003, 02:52 PM   #23
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Default Who cares......????

Who cares about marketing, magazines, or any of your opinions?? I sure as hell don't. I just think both versions are really cool. I love the frame, the exhaust, the styling of the fairing / headlight. If they could make it a convertible..... naked / faired, it would be perfect. Very sweet machine, I too can see it with soft or hard bags for weekend trips.



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Old 08-14-2003, 03:56 PM   #24
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Default Re: Fazer 600 Information

Have you seen a Katana? They remind me of the shmoo or whatever that white blob thing in the Popeye cartoons was.
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Old 08-14-2003, 04:04 PM   #25
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Default Re: Yamaha discovers Agusta

And as much as Harley has compensated other companies for the inspiration for portions of their design.
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Old 08-14-2003, 04:24 PM   #26
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Default Re: Obsolete

I just love to stir the proverbial pot, so to speak.
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Old 08-14-2003, 04:30 PM   #27
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Default Fun

These bikes are fun and I bought my wife a Yamaha Radian 600yx 89' vintage. If it wasn't for my mechanical curiousity that bike would be collecting dust in a corner. To buy parts for that bike is an exercise in bendover and let Yamaha drive it home. The prices they charge are a sin. Harleys may initially cost more but Jap bikes catch up in maintenance costs unless you are a tight asss like myself and do all your own work.
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Old 08-14-2003, 05:27 PM   #28
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Default Re: Fazer 600 Information

I want one. I want one. Tell Yamaha to bring it.



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Old 08-15-2003, 03:43 AM   #29
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Default Re: Fazer 600 Information (It's a damn shame)

The Speed Four is a wonderful bike (owner bias acknowledged!). Triumph screwed the pooch initially by charging too much for it. Now it's $6499, and at that price, it's damn hard to beat.
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Old 08-15-2003, 05:47 AM   #30
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Default Speed 4

I love the looks of that bike in orange. Looks like it would just be a nice around town bike to zip around on. I just wish they'd make them so the seat was about 28" off the ground so I could get a used one for the wife. I'd look a smidgen big on it but it'd still be a blast.
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