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Old 12-08-2012, 02:01 AM   #271 (permalink)
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Skyehack tell us what happened offline that made you go off like this. Rejected by a girl? Fired from your job? Tell us mayne.
When I was 12 I had my first sexual experience. At the time, I lived in a little suburb outside of Cleveland and anyway, the girl next door and I were really good friends. Our parents were both gone for the day and she was over playing Transformers with me. So anyway, we kinda got.. Bored I guess? And we started playing truth or dare, which turned into 'you show me yours, I'll show you mine". So anyway there I Was, 12 years old, heart pounding, blood rushing in my ears, and the chick (who was a year older than me actually) takes off her panties and hikes her little skirt up. So What did I do, you ask? I whistled for a cab, and when it came near, the license plate said "fresh" and there were dice in the mirror. If anything I could say that this cab was rare, but I thought "naw forget it, yo home to bel-air!" I pulled up to the house about seven or eight and I yelled to the cabbie "yo homes smell ya later!" Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there. To settle my throne as the prince of bel-air.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:06 AM   #272 (permalink)
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The part your missing out on is the feeling you get from riding them and how the bike makes you feel as a person..
As for performance, that is very subjective topic if you get down to it unless going straight is all you care about? (like most I4 lovers/JAP Bikes).
guess you have never watched world super stock? the 1098R with full system and some suspension tuning away from, from what 4 out of the last 5 years championships? only BMW won the other year.
I am not saying they are Gods gift to the world but they do make you feel noticbly more special than owning the disposable japanese bikes.

We could go into the whole european, japanese car comparison (there is none),,, tell me a lamborghini murcielago would not make you feel more special than an NSX or GTR?

I will say my 1098 and especially my 675 get a bt more love and LUST looks than my kawi's...and japan has not produced a good looking bike in quite some time.
I prefer the Japanese bikes, they are just so much more bike that will probably be a long lasting friend if you kept it. With the Japanese classics appreciating value in the collectors market they are even more appealing now then ever... I am sticking to my Japanese I4's with the exception of would also like a S1000RR and 675R Daytona too... why don't they make a 1090R Daytona.. now that would be nice
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:37 AM   #273 (permalink)
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That dry clutch is music to my ears.

I miss my old Duc.
This. That 848 wet clutch shit is weak. IMO, as soon as they got the Audi/Porsche pencil pushers to automate their assembly lines for the 1098/848 (same time they started phasing out the dry clutch) they lost part of what made a Ducati a Ducati. The inside of the side fairing on my '98 916 had the signature of the line supervisor for the team that hand-welded and hand-assembled it, and a date of completion, all hand-written. I could have called up Ducati and talked to the dude who actually made my bike, if he was still there. They don't make them like that anymore. Sorta makes me feel old, saying that. lol
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"What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms." -Thomas Jefferson, Nov 13, 1787

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -George Washington, Jan 7, 1790
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:42 AM   #274 (permalink)
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love the rsv4 factory.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:44 AM   #275 (permalink)
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You want to complain about switching to a wet clutch which is easier to maintain, has a smoother engagement, and easier clutch pull because you like the rattle? I guess to each their own.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:35 PM   #276 (permalink)
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I want an RSV4
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:33 AM   #277 (permalink)
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I love the RSV4.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #278 (permalink)
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I'd really like a Aprillia SVX550 or 450, and about 6 spare motors.


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You want to complain about switching to a wet clutch which is easier to maintain, has a smoother engagement, and easier clutch pull because you like the rattle? I guess to each their own.

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The clutch pull comes from being hydraulic, not whether it's wet or dry. My RC51 has the same clutch pull my 916 did. And the wet clutch is only easier to maintain in that it typically has a slightly longer service life. The dry clutch is 5x easier to actually perform maintenance on.

I wasn't complaining about them going to the wet clutch. I was mentioning it as a visual symptom of all of the plethora of other changes they made at the same time.

But yes, I do like the rattle.
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"What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms." -Thomas Jefferson, Nov 13, 1787

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You know the type, always getting drunk and wanting to start fights, talking back to his parents, IQ somewhere between a potato and Superstar, etc.
"What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms." -Thomas Jefferson, Nov 13, 1787

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