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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Been wanting a sport bike for many years and finally got one last weekend because of the maintaince and cost of keeping a classic harley running was no longer fun. So i bought a new 08 cbr600rr. Its all stock right now i ordered 2brothers exhaust, and power commander but they havent came in yet. So please if anyone has any advice or suggestions it would be appriciated.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 03:27 AM
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I'm a fan of the recent RR's Being a gear nazi, I'll plug for the full setup since these will kill you faster than any cruiser The MSF Advanced class might also be a good idea to become familiar with your new sweetheart.

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Just be aware that ONE cylinder in these things probably puts out more power than your HD.

+1 on the full gear. And remember, ATGATT, All The Gear All The Time.




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Just be aware that ONE cylinder in these things probably puts out more power than your HD.

+1 on the full gear. And remember, ATGATT, All The Gear All The Time.
Since when does a cbr600rr put out 320 or more HP? Typical harley hater BS, shootin shit without even having a single fact. Try this on for size the displacement of all 4 cylinders is only one cylinder of a V-Twin 1200
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...Try this on for size the displacement of all 4 cylinders is only one cylinder of a V-Twin 1200
Great, it's bigger, heavier and puts out less hp. Awesome bit of engineering, hey?




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Great, it's bigger, heavier and puts out less hp. Awesome bit of engineering, hey?
less HP but more torque ...engineering wise the v-twin configuration is part of the ducati's winning performance

But hey don't feel bad that you couldn't afford a HD, you still have your paper weight on wheels oh wait I think you did fix your bike already. Engine failure was it? I'll take the mythological oil leak over engine failure any day

In reality, there's no such thing as the perfect bike and people will always have their own opinion about what a good bike has and can do. So it's senseless to attempt to knock a bike, your sportbike sucks ass for traveling from the atlantic to pacific coast here in the US but does better than a goldwing on a racetrack. 50 and 125cc bikes aren't even streetable but they make excellent learner bikes and around the town bikes if you live in a congested densely populated area like china. Every bike has it's place even if you don't have a home for it or can't afford it
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I don't agree at all with your characterization of 500s and 250s. They are often on the track and spectacular for commuters for those of us not interested in spending >$10k on a motorcycle.

We do agree everyone has their own tastes. A rider's a rider in my book.

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I don't agree at all with your characterization of 500s and 250s. They are often on the track and spectacular for commuters for those of us not interested in spending >$10k on a motorcycle.

We do agree everyone has their own tastes. A rider's a rider in my book.
When did I characterize 250's or 500's? I didn't even make mention of them.
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less HP but more torque ...engineering wise the v-twin configuration is part of the ducati's winning performance

But hey don't feel bad that you couldn't afford a HD, you still have your paper weight on wheels oh wait I think you did fix your bike already. Engine failure was it? I'll take the mythological oil leak over engine failure any day
Can't say I'd ever waste my money on an HD, but I bought a "winning performance" Ducati.

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...But hey don't feel bad that you couldn't afford a HD...
Oh, please, with millions in the bank, I still wouldn't buy a p.o.s. Harley. Money's got nothing to do with it. I'm just not one of the lemmings who got sucked in by a marketing division that's second-to-none.

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This, I agree with.




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