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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    I have heated grips. They're nice, but you either need gloves with wind proof fingers, or wind guards. My hands were cold with thinner gloves. Might drag out my winter cycling gloves for wind protection. And they're pretty solid. Or just pony up for some thicker gloves.


    Look down at my paycheck and rejoice that the used prices will come down?

    It might be between the striple R and the FZ 09 as a project hike since it needs new suspension to be rideable. I think Yamaha fixed the throttle issues with an ecu flash.

    That brutale looks sweet, but it's probably close to 400 lbs wet. Err. Just realized the fz09 and street triple are around that as well. The sv is about 30 lbs lighter but that's not as big of a difference as I thought.
     
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  2. Rumpelstiltskin

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    The 899 Panigale is 437 lbs wet and the gsxr750 is 427 lbs wet. Just about anyone would jump at an 800cc road bike that weighs 400 lb wet.
     
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  3. BostonHedonist

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    Damnit man, you're going to be a doctor. Why would you even look at an FZ09?
     
  4. ridethecliche

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    Question mark?

    Triumph seems way cooler tbh. Way more refined. By the time i tire of a 675 the 800s will be at decent used prices.
     
  5. ridethecliche

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    I was under the mistaken impression that the sv was about 330lbs.
     
  6. BostonHedonist

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    FZ09 is just not the bike the Street Triple is. Not that it's a bad bike. But there are little problems with it, like the garbage suspensions and choppy power delivery.

    With the street triple, you just don't need to change anything.

    We'll, unless you want to wheelie. Then you might want to drop a tooth on the rear sprocket.
     
  7. Cool The Kid

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    I hate the FZ-09's ergos too. Adventure bike in disguise. FZ-07 looks soooooo much better, but apparently begins falling apart as soon as you ride it off the lot. Horrible build quality.
     
  8. ridethecliche

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    Yeah, if i was buying the 09 I'd do it with the understanding that i have to work on the suspension. I thought they fixed the throttle with the ecu flash.

    But yeah the striple wouldn't require anything.
     
  9. Cool The Kid

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    For me fixing what the OEMs got wrong is part of the fun. Especially if the bike is cheap. One of the great things about the SV.
     
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  10. ridethecliche

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    The revzilla review of the fz09 had me freaked for a bit. Guy would not stop talking about how the bike was trying to kill him...

    He did work with a shop to dial in the suspension after that and had pretty great results afterwards.
     
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  12. ridethecliche

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    The recursion looks ridiculously awesome as well.

    Also, that suter bike is only 123k USD. Might as well buy 3 at that price.
     
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  13. Cool The Kid

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    They sell used MotoGP bikes.... many of which are built around production engines. Would hit
     
  14. ridethecliche

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    Had to spend 50 bucks in tools because I didn't have any socket wrenches or extensions handy... but now I have frame and swingarm sliders installed.

    Also put on tank grips today. Riding to boston tomorrow morning to meet a friend for brunch. Should be fun.
     
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    Haven't ridden since the 14th...hope she starts
     
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    Rode about 100 miles today and met my fiancee and brother to go apple picking with our dog. Was super fun. That is all.
     
  17. ridethecliche

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    Exhaust came in today. Will hopefully install tomorrow!
     
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  18. TRINI

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    I need to lube my speedo cable of all things. It's wailing like a fucking banshee in the colder temps.
     
  19. Rumpelstiltskin

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    @ Trini

    Did you take part of the Distinguished Gentleman's ride the other day?
     
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    picked up some Aerostich Combat Touring boots used. Going to get resoled today. :slayer:
     

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