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Old 02-10-2007, 01:39 PM   #41
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or a pos cbr
Most likely, but thats how you get deals.

****, a friend of mine got a old interceptor for 50 bucks. All he had to do was put a new chain on it, and it ran like a champ. The guy who sold it to him didnt know what was wrong with it... and thought the trans was blown.

Idiocracy ftw.
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falco is a great bike. I've had two.
Yeah, we've got some aprilia nuts around here. Dad's got a Futura, probably gonna get a 07 Tuono, friends got a falco, friends son is getting an SXV 550.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:05 PM   #43
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I trade a 3.1l 11:1 vr6 for an r6 a long time ago...but the r6 is long gone.
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:31 PM   #44
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Yeah, we've got some aprilia nuts around here. Dad's got a Futura, probably gonna get a 07 Tuono, friends got a falco, friends son is getting an SXV 550.
if you get them used there's no better bang for the buck. Or new if you get a carryover.

I'm afraid they're gaining in popularity though :(
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Most likely, but thats how you get deals.

****, a friend of mine got a old interceptor for 50 bucks. All he had to do was put a new chain on it, and it ran like a champ. The guy who sold it to him didnt know what was wrong with it... and thought the trans was blown.

Idiocracy ftw.
dude i wanna go where you are when i need parts, or there selling more v4's. New Mexico FTW
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:29 PM   #46
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my 600RR is ridiculously fast even with my *** on it. (250 lbs). Blink of an eye and im at 120 on the onramp
My roomate has a 600RR and it's a pretty nice bike. Pretty damn uncomfortable but quick as hell. I would love to get a bike, but when i went to look for insurance quotes, I literally got laughed at :(

Gotta give the driving record a few years to recover first. It's a good thing, bikes are so sick but they are definately dangerous
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:43 AM   #47
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I am about one inch shorter thanks to a truck turning across my path without seeing me (most common bike accident). One of my vertebrae was crushed (thus the loss in height) along with a broken jaw, lots of broken ribs, internal bleeding, etc. One month in the hospital, three weeks eating liquid meals through a straw inserted back behind my teeth. I'd be dead if I hadn't been wearing a helmet and full gear.

As dangerous as it can be, I still miss riding a lot (wife made me quit after the big accident) and also the camaraderie of fellow biker friends on touring trips. I really loved my last bike, a black-and-red 1991 Honda VFR400R, sort of a mini-RC30 race replica. I rode that thing everywhere and was about 3 hours into a week-long trek across Japan when I got wiped out.
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Are there equivalent to tirerack places to get tires? Or someplace that has comprehensive reviews?
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Damn tough breack dude i was about to ask where you source a 400 over here short of importing it yourself and then i seen you where in japan. thats cool,that bike has alot of potential.
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Yeah when I bought the VFR I always planned to bring it back to the U.S. with us. It wasn't super lightweight or the fastest 400 out there but it handled great and that V-4 sound is sexxxxy. It was completely totalled (frame damage) but I hope its parts are out there somewhere making someone happy. Someday when I'm old and my kids are grown up I'll probably get a bike again-- all this bike talk and pics make me jealous!

Here's almost exactly what my VFR looked like:

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Im droolin guys, bike ****
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:36 PM   #52
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My Interceptor 1000 which I traded an '03 Ninja 250 for. The Ninja had 14,000 miles and the 'ceptor only had 4,000 miles... pretty sweet deal. The 250 was my first bike really. Same sexy V4 sound as the other VFR's with 113 HP of juice behind it.

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:47 PM   #53
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or a pos cbr
hah no th ecbr was good. It wasnt "running" when i got it but I tossed in some new spark plugs and charged the battry and vurmmm.
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i love my bike, it put my turbo project on hold to get my 2002 R6
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in the last few years all the big manufacturers have been giving up low end torque for more top end ponies. my 2000 929 was right before they really started doing it. having torque is addicting, i switched off with a friend who has an r6 and i hated it. It was still fast, but where the 929 would pull hard at 3000rpm the r6 needed to be at 7500 to do the same
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in the last few years all the big manufacturers have been giving up low end torque for more top end ponies. my 2000 929 was right before they really started doing it. having torque is addicting, i switched off with a friend who has an r6 and i hated it.
I had the same issue!

I had a zrx1200 and a zx7rr (92), and traded off with my friends gsxrs, an 01 and a 99 and I didnt like them...

I loved the zrx 5spd, just grab a handful and accelerate. just a big lazy wheelie machine... with the fairing on I could touch 140 but Im sure it was optimistic. in town speeds it was fantastic. just romp through everything. flipped the eccentrics and it tightened up the steering, and the wide bars made low speed maneuvers cake.

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oOoOo kinda reminds me of ghost's bike....The turbo one with 500 hp
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:42 PM   #58
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- 1981 Honda CM-400T (First bike, got it free from a friend)
- 1984 Honda CBX-550 (Bought/Sold in Germany... 15K Km in 8 months)

I miss riding but I have other priorities at the moment.
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My roomate has a 600RR and it's a pretty nice bike. Pretty damn uncomfortable but quick as hell. I would love to get a bike, but when i went to look for insurance quotes, I literally got laughed at :(

Gotta give the driving record a few years to recover first. It's a good thing, bikes are so sick but they are definately dangerous

haha ya...insurance is a bitch if you want full coverage. Im on liability and im paying somewhere around 550 a year. Full insurance was 4300 for me with 2 points on my record. The ride only gets uncomfortable if u ride for more than an hour. Or if you're canyon carving you dont even notice the uncomfortableness lol
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Had a CBR 929 w/ 35 shot of juice before I was deployed....damn I miss that bike :(
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