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Old 04-26-2005, 04:11 AM   #41
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Default Re: Yamaha R1 Vs. FZ1

I found the same thing recently when purchasing anew bike. Initially I was going to buy another Monster, but I decided to try something different this time. 749 and 999 were out of the question at the moment, so I started looking at 600 sport-bikes. The Japanese bikes were all crazy high on insurance compared to my old Monster... But the Triumph Speed 4 I ended up with cost me about $260 a year. Excellent. Italian and Brit bikes can certainly save money on insurance, in some cases enough to pay for the higher purchase cost.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:40 AM   #42
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Hmmm... sounds kinda high.



I am 44 and pay $750/year for full converage with excess liability (100/300) to insure a '94 F2, '02 FZ1 and '04 ZX10.



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Old 04-26-2005, 06:34 AM   #43
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Default Another option ...

get the R1 and buy some bar risers for decent ergos. the footpegs might still be a bit cramped, but it would still be much betta. that way you get the light weight and megapower in a package that is more comfortable.



all this raises an interesting question: when are the bike makers going to realize that people (like me) who prefer standard ergos are not necessarily interested in more weight and less power. give us parity, damnit. we want to be comfortable AND fast. jeez.



why don't they get it?
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:16 AM   #44
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A dag is a dry encrustation of sheep excrement on the wool adjacent to a sheep's bum. Are you sorry you asked now?

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Old 04-27-2005, 06:20 AM   #45
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Will take a look. I assume you are happy with it ?
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:43 AM   #46
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whoops, I see the dyno video, and most importantly the audio, is included now. Maybe I overlooked it. Anyway--great article.
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Old 05-11-2005, 01:38 AM   #47
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That would be dingleberry in Americanese English.


Odd for a first post...
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:44 PM   #48
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Because that big gel seat for your fat ass weighs 20 pounds as opposed to 2 for starters.



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