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Old 02-16-2005, 03:05 AM   #51
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I agree that these are great all-around, real world bikes but I still have a problem with bikes capable of these levels of performance being considered "first bikes" or "starter bikes". Would a Mustang GT be a good "first car"? No 16 year olds are allowed to vote on this!
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Old 02-16-2005, 04:29 AM   #52
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Agreed. They are more bike than I remembered.
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Old 02-16-2005, 04:57 AM   #53
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If my comment here doesn't bring Kook back in full panoply nothing will:



Yesterday I talked a friend of mine out of buying a new 600 Supersport. He's only ridden some dirt bikes and that was years ago. He wanted to get back into street riding so I spent some time talking about bikes and got him much more interested in trying an SV650 as a bike to learn on. I got him to see that there is enough to learn in just basic street survival skills that it's best to pick a bike with a good friendly torque curve that won't toss him over the handlebars the first time he makes a panic stop. He says he's going to do the MSF course also.



We'll see.
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Old 02-16-2005, 05:32 AM   #54
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Think of the ground clearance problems. Oi vey!



Was that the "corncob" motor?
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Old 02-16-2005, 06:26 AM   #55
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Either Kook or another fece consuming coward.
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Old 02-16-2005, 06:52 AM   #56
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I don't think so, but I honestly dont' know. It only saw limited use (the coolest placement was clearly in the anti-kamikaze Goodyear F2G variant of the Vaught Corsair, which could crack 400MPH at sea level), and was a follow-on to the R-2800 Double Wasp, which was 18 cylinders in two banks of nine, if memory serves. The 4360 was 28 cylinders in 4 banks of 7, had methanol-water injection and all of the other hot-rod goodies of the era.



I think a few are still in service for racing applications.



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Old 02-16-2005, 08:25 AM   #57
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:10 AM   #58
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Maybe a mature person could handle the performance available from the SV650 but I think it's too much for a kid, at least when I was a kid . Maybe if I took an MSF course (and went to the gym!) I would see things differently.
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