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Old 09-05-2009, 02:37 PM
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I updated my bike a bit:

-Bar end mirrors
-Black screw-type gas cap
-Woodcraft rearsets
-RC-51 passenger pegs
-Monoposto seat cowl
-Removed some ugly stickers
-Removed some ugly red vacuum lines
-Shortened Scorpion cf muffler on Two Bros racing headers





This was a little clip taken with my phone. The bike sounds great when you open it up. I need to rejet as Im running a bit rich at idle.

http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...=VIDEO0001.flv
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:57 AM
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^Nice sound. What model bike is that?
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Originally Posted by TL CHROMETIDE View Post
^Nice sound. What model bike is that?
Honda Hawk GT 650, although it was a sales failure it's one of best Honda bikes ever made. They're light, handle extremely well and alot of fun to ride. Aluminum perimeter frame, single sided swingarm, torquey V-twin. It was sorta the japanese grandfather of the Ducati Monster. Not that fast in straight line but in the twisties they can really carve.
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Nice!
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
I updated my bike a bit:

-Bar end mirrors
-Black screw-type gas cap
-Woodcraft rearsets
-RC-51 passenger pegs
-Monoposto seat cowl
-Removed some ugly stickers
-Removed some ugly red vacuum lines
-Shortened Scorpion cf muffler on Two Bros racing headers





This was a little clip taken with my phone. The bike sounds great when you open it up. I need to rejet as Im running a bit rich at idle.

http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...=VIDEO0001.flv
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:18 PM
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Thanks! Sorry for the double post. Dont know how that happened.

And you summed it up perfectly; not that fast (it tops out around 120 indicated, which is really around 105), but fun as hell to ride.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:32 AM
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for anyone who's interested, I have four $5 off orders over $100.00 for Motorcycle Superstore that I'm not going to use. The coupons expire on 9/30/2009.

I figured to give them to fellow AZ riders. PM me for the codes.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:17 PM
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Ever wonder what Ben Spies method is?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiVCbMlXxNM
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:59 PM
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Passed MSF class.

Time to start looking for a new bike.
and helmet, gloves, boots, jacket, pants, insurance....
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:04 PM
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CONGRATS!

what part of the DC area are you from?
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:07 PM
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Passed MSF class.

Time to start looking for a new bike.
and helmet, gloves, boots, jacket, pants, insurance....
What kind of bike are you looking for?
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:12 PM
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Is this thread hweird for anybody else? Starting after post 365, all the posts look like they are in Legend's post.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:05 PM
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Same here. Its like the page gets squished or something.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:40 PM
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May have been a malfunction, because it's not doing that on my screen.
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Originally Posted by SHYUperman View Post
CONGRATS!

what part of the DC area are you from?
Montgomery county, MD. Took the course through Montgomery College.

Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S View Post
What kind of bike are you looking for?
I was looking at Ducati Monster but now leaning towards a used ninja 250 to build up some experience and skills. After that, I'd probably step up to a 600cc. Kawasaki zx6r looks so sexy.

This thread looks weird to me as well.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:59 PM
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Congrats!!

I still need to take the MSF course
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by sipark View Post
Montgomery county, MD. Took the course through Montgomery College.


I was looking at Ducati Monster but now leaning towards a used ninja 250 to build up some experience and skills. After that, I'd probably step up to a 600cc. Kawasaki zx6r looks so sexy.

This thread looks weird to me as well.
Monster

You can have the Ninja and the zx6r.....naked trellis frame, single sided swingarm FTW
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:22 PM
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Bought my bike last week and taking the last day of MSF course tonight. Then off to the DMV and I will be offically legal.

Then time to think about removing the cat....
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:02 PM
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i still have the acura but have added another red toy. 2008 ducati s2r1000. an absolute dream to ride.






she doesn't sleep alone in the garage


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Old 09-24-2009, 05:16 PM
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^^ trellis frame
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by sipark View Post
I was looking at Ducati Monster but now leaning towards a used ninja 250 to build up some experience and skills.
Smart. Better off learning on the less expensive (and cheaper to insure) bike. Everyone always told me that most new riders drop their bike once... even if it's in the garage. I almost did, but was able to save it. The mirror nicked the ground, and that was it. Even so... glad it was with a used Ninja 250 then a Ducati Monster, which is what I wanted originally as well.

Go with the Ninja, buy some good riding gear, then save some cash and get what you want once you're comfortable on two wheels.
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Originally Posted by distortedolskool View Post
i still have the acura but have added another red toy. 2008 ducati s2r1000. an absolute dream to ride.
Nice bike!!
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Originally Posted by distortedolskool View Post
i still have the acura but have added another red toy. 2008 ducati s2r1000. an absolute dream to ride.
I'm torn between purchasing a ducati monster or a triumph bonneville. Very nice pick up

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:44 AM
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I'm torn between purchasing a ducati monster or a triumph bonneville. Very nice pick up
2 complete different styles. i really like the duc sport classics, more of the old school style that the bonneville has. i ended up with the monster because of the styling and handling, more multi purpose. either way you'll love it.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:41 PM
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Love the S2R 1000's Dry clutch and air cooled awesomeness. Wish I would've gotten one instead of the S2R 800, but then again, the 800 was my first bike
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I'm torn between purchasing a ducati monster or a triumph bonneville. Very nice pick up
Wow... definitely apples verses oranges there.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:39 PM
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Man,
I'm starting to love the streetfighters now after all of the recent talk. I took a trip to Eurosport Cycle in Fort Worth and stumbled upon this 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V:

it wasn't an SE like what's pictured, but it was love at first sight. I think I'll have to get my CBR1KRR some companionship come tax time.
Oh yeah, I'm really digging civicdrvr's Honda Hawk 650...verrry nice...
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Speaking of modern day street fighters, how about a production version of the 2007 CB1100 concept? Yup, set to be announced at the Tokyo Motor Show with the reinvention of the super soldier of all two wheeled motoring...the Honda Cub...plug-in?!?





The CB1100 needs wire mesh wheels...
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:27 PM
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I would think that the CB would be more of a pure "standard" vs a streetfighter? The cub is elegant, though...
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Yeah, I don't really know the what makes something a "street fighter". To many, it's simple as just being a naked bike, but for others, it's a sportbike without fairings. I don't know where the line is drawn...but the CB1100 is a beautiful bike nonetheless. There's also a cafe racer concept based on the new CB1100 with Honda reportedly making parts available for such customization.

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Old 09-30-2009, 07:49 PM
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^^ Awesome!
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^^ Love the cafe racer look...
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Harley is discontinuing the Buell brand

Not sure if you all consider this Automotive news or not but here it is:

The announcement vid from Erik Buell is here: http://www.buell.com/en_us/

Why is Harley-Davidson discontinuing Buell after the recent new product introductions, racing success and new brand efforts?
The Company made the decision to discontinue the Buell product line as part of its strategy to focus on growth through the Harley-Davidson brand.
What will happen to the Buell motorcycles currently in dealer inventory?
Buell dealers will sell remaining motorcycle inventories. There will be no more Buell motorcycles produced.
Why should I buy a new Buell when you are discontinuing production?
The innovative features and overall quality of Buell motorcycles provide an outstanding ownership experience. The Company may be discontinuing the production of Buell motorcycles, but they are extremely exciting motorcycles to ride and own. The Company will continue to provide normal warranties on new motorcycles and provide parts and service support. Buell motorcycles offer an overall value proposition that is very compelling.
How good of a deal can I get on a new Buell?
See your local Buell dealer for his remaining available inventory and prices.
Will I be able to get financing for a new Buell?
HDFS will continue to finance Buell motorcycles. Please see your dealer for details.
How will I get my Buell serviced? Will you honor my warranty?
Authorized Buell Service Providers will provide warranty, service and repair work. And Harley-Davidson expects to be providing replacement parts and service for as many years as required market by market. Of course we will honor all of our warranties.
What about Buell racing and privateer Buell race teams? Will there be contingency programs like they have had in the past?
Buell will continue to supply parts to dealers to support racers who want to go racing next season. However, the racing support program and contingency will be discontinued.
Are any of the brand’s models going to be available as Harley-Davidson models?
Harley-Davidson has no plans to produce Buell motorcycles as Harley-Davidson products.
Will Harley-Davidson be using any Buell designs or incorporating Buell technology into the H-D product line?
Buell has introduced many advancements in motorcycle design and technology over the years. Harley-Davidson will continue to benefit from that knowledge going forward and it’s possible that some of this technology will find its way into a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
For other questions related to Harley-Davidson or Buell, please see your local dealer.
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Sad to see them go.

I never really cared for the Buell bikes, but I liked the ideas behind the deisigns...very innovative.
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Hahaha, stick this to the AMA.
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Sorry to see them go. While they were not necessarily the fastest bikes for their class, they were certainly some of the most unique.
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I just read this too...

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...&article=38444

Harley-Davidson Shuts Down Buell, Plans To Sell MV Agusta

Oct 15, 2009, ©Copyright 2009, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
The board of directors of Harley-Davidson has decided to shut down its subsidiary
Buell Motor Company and sell MV Agusta. More details to follow as they become available.
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3 guys I work with own Buells...

Unique and cool bikes, they always seem to have a cult following of sorts...

I wonder if Erik Buell could try to break off and run independently like before they were acquired by Harley?
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