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Old 01-03-2005, 09:43 PM   #11
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funny how the metric makers are still trying to make the best harley ever.
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:43 AM   #12
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Well, I guess if you're a sissy and aren't tough enough to ride a bike on a long trip (at least 700 miles per day on the stock seat and no handlebar risers), then go ahead and take the vehicle with training wheels... :P



In all seriousness, go Yamaha! First they pay for the changes to Laguna Seca for the US GP, and now they let those who are inclined to buy an FJR have another chance this year. Even though I won't be buying one due to the other new bike, I still appreciate the PR that Yamaha is doing right now.



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Old 01-04-2005, 02:08 AM   #13
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There are many jokes I could make about the press release, but none are funnier than reality. Yamaha is trying to add value and uniquiness to a bike that truly has neither quality. A quick scan on Ebay shows it still depreciates just as fast as any other Japanese bike, and there are brand new ones sitting on dealer floors here, waiting to be bought. I figure someone must have been waiting for this exciting announcement, but I can't for the life of me figure out who that would be. I think I read in CW that they sold 2000 of these since inception. I would hardly call that an "overwhelming customer response".
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:57 AM   #14
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"with a purhaps minor difference - Hardley makes crap. Thay have for 50 years."



And the Japanese have spent the last 20 years copying it.
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:04 AM   #15
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Some people are compulsed to belittle others in order to give an apparency (false, of course) that they themselves are in some manner superior. Sad really.



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Old 01-04-2005, 03:04 AM   #16
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How soon we all forget the Virago.



When mine broke down, the first three shops I called almost hung-up on me. When I found someone willing to work on it, I didn't even have to tell 'em what was wrong. The Wrench just said, "Lemme guess; carbs and electrical problems, right?"



I said, "Hey! You're pretty good."



He said, "No! Viragos are junk!"



Needless to say, he and I became well aquainted.



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Old 01-04-2005, 03:05 AM   #17
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They are closing in on the VFR's stellar numbers!
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:48 AM   #18
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Yeah, with numbers like that, they should be selling in Nepal any day..."Hey, Mister! How much you give me for Yak?"
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:49 AM   #19
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Never tour the Blue Ridge Parkway on a bike. Ride, yes.
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:52 AM   #20
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If I'm gonna be treated like a Harley buyer at least up the price to $16,000.
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