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I honestly like my bike a lot....but I don't LOVE it. You guys know what I'm talking about. The reason isn't what you may be thinking. It's not because it's not the newest, fastest thing out there...it's because of it's weight. The bike is heavy. Even though it's down 26 pounds because I lost 1/2 the exhaust by going w/a 4-1, it's still around 500 pounds. Same weight as a Kawi ZX7R. Great bike, but too heavy. After a full pipe, jet kit, and 4 degree ignition advance, I've got mucho top end and good midrange but no bottom end. Getting the front wheel up w/o clutching just does not happen. The bike has a long wheelbase and that probably hurts it too. Actually, I've gotten to the point w/it that I'm dragging pegs left and right. The exhaust mounts up high enough so that I don't scrape the can. The Kat is a pretty darn capable sportbike, but too damn heavy.
I'm also slightly :rolleyes: upside down on the loan and that's definitley a thorn in my side. I'm waiting for the GSXR1000. At that point, as long as all the major mags bless the thing and I hear good things about it, that'll be my bike for life. Custom paint and the whole nine. Cheers.

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All this talk about people and bikes and
problems etc... Makes me think...

How do YOU feel about YOUR bike? Do you like
it but want more.. Not quite what you're
after? Are you like me, can't see wanting
a new bike for a long long time (finally
happy with what you have)? If so, either way,
why?

Let's hear about it...

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
...I wanna be just like Paul. He's my idol.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Don't you mean "idle"?! :D You two are like Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy or Martin & Lewis... :D one is smart and the other.... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
To get on the topic: Bigger is not always better, alot of things come into play. What kind of riding you do, the available roads, etc. To me, where I ride (can you say curve city ?), the fastest bike is the one with the smartest rider with the biggest cajones. I've seen guys on tricked out big bores get smoked by guys riding 600's with minor mods.
Sure would be nice to wheelie "on command", tho. We'll see what happens for 2001.

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I love the RC 51, it is everything I expected. :cool:

I agree with Pete, Paul is my idol too. He is a God. :p

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I love my R6. It fits me perfectly, like that puzzle piece that makes the picture complete. I get the feeling like the bike is a part of me. All I have to do is think about it. Anyone else know what I mean?
:D :D :D :cool:

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I'm not ready for a divorce, but I would like to have a tawdry affair with a VOR 503, R1, R6, or GSXR 750.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VYPIR:
I love my R6. It fits me perfectly, like that puzzle piece that makes the picture complete. I get the feeling like the bike is a part of me. All I have to do is think about it. Anyone else know what I mean?
:D :D :D :cool:

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Yeah VYPIR I totally know what you mean...
That bike (the R6) changed my love for
motorcycles to an obsession. It's a
telephathic machine... It's all there! :D

Great responses guys, that's exactly what
I was looking for... Honest responses!!

ICBM - What about you? You didn't really
answer the question... Hell I don't even
know what you ride man? :confused:

Chris :)

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i love the gsxr, it's still the honey-moon. but my f2 had things done to it, whereas my gsxr is pure. it's like going from a mini-skirt wearing sleeze with a tongue ring (my f2) to a virgin (the gsxr). you know the virgin is better for you in the long run, but you just can't wait to...hmm...er...de-flower her? (with pipe, pcii, gearing, penske, tongue ring).

i'm not from utah, but i kinda have two brides. the fzr is a lot like a ugly chick with a great body. you always wanna help her look better, maybe take her to the gym and get a little stronger (560 motor, 17" rear wheel, yzf6 front-end, etc.), but everytime you take her for a ride she treats you well and you always have fun. she's a little demanding, but worth the effort.


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Right now, the sex (riding, no pun intended) is great!!! :D I do think that in a few years, with the riding I do, a 929 or whatever the Honda equivalent happens to be then will be in order.

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I wouldn't sell/trade my bike for ANYTHING!!!
And....Yes...I HAVE ridden OTHER bikes...The RF is such a mean looking bike, and rides like a dream, too!!!It's a shame that they never caught on in the states...And last , but not least, PLENTY OF POWER ON TAP!!!
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I can't say I would ever divorce any of my bikes because my F1 and F4 are more like daughters to me. I just brought home the F4 3 weeks ago. As I broke her in, I have to say I loved the way she rode, and will probably be spending more quality time with her than the F1.

Will I ride the F1 as much when I get her repaired, probably not, but I'll still spend some good quality time with her. Who can ever forget about their first bike? :p


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Divorce the bitch! I can ride my F4 fast but I will start looking for a more track minded bike. The R6 is on my mind but I may wait till next year to see if any other new 600cc track scratchers come out. I would like to own a GSXR750 but a 600cc can enter more races. Sure the power of a liter bike would be nice but I have yet to come across anyone on the track that could beat me on an R1(that is not to say they are not out there..I just havn't come across them yet).

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Chris, I ride a 2K ZX6R. My point was: if I lived where there were less curves I might like a torquier bike ie: R1, 9R, etc. In the curves, lightweight is the key, along with cornerspeed. With a 6 you can be a ham-fist on the throttle, leaned over.
If I didn't get my daily dose of puck scrapage, I would HAVE to get my ya-ya's with wheelies. :D Do you follow? ;)

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ICBM:
Chris, I ride a 2K ZX6R. My point was: if I lived where there were less curves I might like a torquier bike ie: R1, 9R, etc. In the curves, lightweight is the key, along with cornerspeed. With a 6 you can be a ham-fist on the throttle, leaned over.
If I didn't get my daily dose of puck scrapage, I would HAVE to get my ya-ya's with wheelies. :D Do you follow? ;)

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Absolutley bro, yes I do... Sorry to make
you re-iterate...

Yeah Geoff you dog, distances my ass in the
twisties and when we stop and talk he says
to me, "Ohhh I'm just takin it easy....can't
ride hard on the street...." - d!*k.



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I would like to get it on with a Different bike. I am undecided though...probably a good bike at the track...R6 or 2001 Gsxr 600.
My 6R has treated me pretty good the last 4 years, but it's always better to have something better.

TRevor

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Too Funny! When I read the title I was going to scream at you---Don't get the big D! It's too expensive!!! Can be said about divorcing the old bike too.

I love my bike, and even though it's older, IT'S PAID FOR!!! I get a kick out of these kids that rush out and buy a new bike and owe more than the thing is worth. It may take me a while, but I pay cash for my toys. Next on the list is a "little" 19' Bayliner, I/O, open bow. God I love summer.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hammer:
snip...Next on the list is a "little" 19' Bayliner, I/O, open bow. ...snip
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Hammer, my apologies for getting off the main subject, but IMO, you could (notice I said "could", not "should") spend your money more wisely on a different brand of boat. And if money is an issue, maybe think second-hand boats. I know at least 4 people that went the route of Bayliner for boats in the category you indicated, mainly because of price, and all were 100% dissatisfied with their purchase within a year or two. Leaky hulls, stress cracks on the transom, faded paint, broken hardware (cleats popping off), non-functional gauges, etc. And the resale on Bayliners is horrible, at least down here. I know there are people out there with better experiences with Bayliner, but I just thought I'd pass on what I know. Hopefully, it's worth something to you.




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Right now, I LOVE my bike. We get along well ~I trust it and it has plenty of power and handling for me. We'll see in a couple years though.... Like I've said before, I might keep the RR and get a FATBOY! :eek: :D

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