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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by e_andree, Oct 9, 2006.

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    Cuztomrollaz98 MAD VLAD!

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    my dad helped me pay off the bike... the VFR800 is a great bike is just too heavy, kinda hard to drag around for a short guy like me haha
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    DeebsTundra Big Tires :)

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    ...and I told you how many times to take it to RPM and have them lower the bike a couple of inches for you? :confused:
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    Cuztomrollaz98 MAD VLAD!

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    lol man gotta love being short let me tell ya lol
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    if u do reg. riding... the lowering is fine... but if u do canyon runs... or track... lowering the bike isnt recommended... makes a difference in handling...
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    DeebsTundra Big Tires :)

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    I had a buddy who was 5'1, he lowered his 99 CBR all the way so he could touch comfortably, and he tore it UP with me in the canyons.
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    Hes 5'1.....sounds like he didnt have a choice :rule:
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    taxableabe Long time lurker

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    damn that must suck being short!! lol
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    ive seen ppl thats 5 ft tall that didnt lower the bike... i mean... how often are you going to put ur feet down when ur riding your bike? unless your doing daily stop and go traffiic... then thats a different story.
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    DeebsTundra Big Tires :)

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    Stop and go traffic, I don't put my feet down unless it's a hard-core stop. ...usually I'd ride the clutch in and out to keep the bike up straight until traffic took off again.

    But he and I would commute on our bikes during the week...and canyon ride on the weekend.

    Good deal actually.
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    taxableabe Long time lurker

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    how many miles to the gallon do you guys get on your bikes

    like not flooring it i can get 70 on my dirtbike which is pretty bad but its a beast 450 cc
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    on the rr i get about 130-140 miles... then the 1 gal reserve light kicks in...

    the f4i... about 160ish?

    i believe its a 4 gal tank.
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    DeebsTundra Big Tires :)

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    600R got on average 200 mpf.

    It had a 5 gal. tank, with an integrated reserve. ...so when the light came on at 190...I had .9 gallons left, but I'd always just ride it to the station and fill-up.
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    i have a 2003 R6, i think for beginners its a lil hard but still feasible to use it to learn, thats what i used and im still alive.
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    ok , from what I've heard they are just a rebadged hyosung motorcycle. And I know hyosungs are the most unreliable pieces of scrap around so.. I'd pick a well known brand. made in korea.
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    Whered you read that? UM was established in 99, and are made in USA
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    Interesting
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    well ??? who's right?
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    1337Rolla oh my

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    regardless I think I like the styling on the suzuki gs500 better than the buell blast 500. think I'd pick that over the other.
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    Corollasbest is right....the bikes are assembled in the USA, but have Korean parts on them. But anyone that has a SV650, which is a very well known and well like bike, has a Hyosung motorcycle. So I dont think the "dont buy it cuz its Korean" argument holds that much water.
    Im still going to stick to getting my Ninja or Honda. Within the month! Ive looked at a few over the last week.
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    1337Rolla oh my

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    well, I just personally know a guy with a '06 hyosung gt650r who is on his 3rd engine in 20K miles. the last time I talked to him it was in the shop and he planned to sell it immediately after the replacement engine is installed under warranty. hence why I believe the bad rap they're getting.

    good luck with getting a bike though. I would do the same if I could.
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    IS-Rolla Toyota Forever

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    1337Rolla oh my

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    dang it! you're going to make me pass out if you keep posting pics like that
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    DeebsTundra Big Tires :)

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    Lookin good!

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