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Old 05-29-2008, 06:06 AM   #1
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New Toy :)

its a 2005 YZF R6 Raven edition
carbon fiber Akrapovic exhaust
lowered 3 front, 4 back (adjustable, damn thing doesn't like to turn, so ill have to raise it up some )
flush mount signals
undertail plate mod
CF tank pad

ooo, this is my graduation present to myself, and of course having an old fashioned "Nazi strict" family from Europe only got me ********************ed at for bringing this home hahaha (they were the happiest parents when i sold my old bike) o well, they will get over it



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Old 05-29-2008, 06:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to the world of sportbikes.

Get onto www.chicagolandsportbikes.com We are the biggest sportbike community in the Midwest. Its a great group of people who will help you learn to ride that beast you bought.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:47 AM   #3
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enjoy (carefully)

Congratulations

My R1 was the most amazing vehicle I have ever owned in terms of pure performance - stunningly fast, phenomenal brakes, 100% reliability.
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Very very nice. Be careful out there.

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Old 05-29-2008, 07:14 AM   #5
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Nice ride - I bought a CBRXX Super Blackbird this past Saturday and the wife & I are taking the 987S to go pick it up this Saturday.

I sold my last bike in December and did not think I would miss it...
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djomlas,

Awesome ! You might have a riding partner soon

The Harley is sold. Guy is driving down from Minnesota tomorrow to pick it up.

Took the bike to the dealer yesterday for the 15k mi service and saw this :

http://www.amadirectlink.com/riding/reviews/2008/1125R/

Wife was with me, and I asked her how she felt about me getting it...

Her response - "If you take out a million dollar life insurance policy, go ahead"

Well, I was already planning on doing the life insurance ( another reason I quit smoking - premiums are MUCH less ) prior to her getting pregnant.

But, the reason for getting rid of the bike was for the baby

Decisions / decisions !

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thx guys.
Chills, when i had by Kawi i was part of that site, but since i didnt use it in a while, they jsut took me off hahah, but ill get on it again, also chicagoriders.com im sure ure part of it as well.

Nick, get that thing man, u know...i was looking into Buells as well, and still my alltime fav bike is the Duc Monster, so down the line ill "upgrade/downgrade/whatever" to it hehehe
ooo, and Nick, you and sammy already know me and deals and negotiations, so ill keep my mouth shut bout the price, but u know what im talking about hehehehe

but now i gotta gather all the gear i sold when i got rid of the other bike
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Took the bike to the dealer yesterday for the 15k mi service and saw this :

Nick, get a test ride before you buy a Buell. I've test ridden several and I was never impressed. I just think that for a sport bike they're way too rough. You expect vibration and clunky shifting from a Harley, but I guess my expectations for a sport bike include more sophistication and smooth running.
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Guys be careful ! Those things are death mobiles. I've had a few bike mishaps. Having said that I've been thinking about buying another one myself. LOL. Mainly for street riding though and not really a sportbike. Sportbikes are like being straped to a speeding bullet. One lapse of concentration and you can come visit me in the hospital.
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I have a 05 Ninja 636 and its a rush to ride! My dad kinda spoiled it for me though, he picked up a used Triumph Thunderbird for an amazing price and I hate to say it...I had a blast driving it. Never thought I'd see myself on a cruiser-style bike, but it looks like that time may be coming.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:26 PM   #11
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here are 2 more pics of the thing

BTW, ordered the replacement logo, u can see where it goes...should be here monday.
and btw, as soon as i sit down, there like an inch or so clearance, take a turn a bit faster, and it scrapes hahaha.
i gotta raise it up



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djomlas,

Awesome ! You might have a riding partner soon

The Harley is sold. Guy is driving down from Minnesota tomorrow to pick it up.

Took the bike to the dealer yesterday for the 15k mi service and saw this :

http://www.amadirectlink.com/riding/reviews/2008/1125R/

Wife was with me, and I asked her how she felt about me getting it...

Her response - "If you take out a million dollar life insurance policy, go ahead"

Well, I was already planning on doing the life insurance ( another reason I quit smoking - premiums are MUCH less ) prior to her getting pregnant.

But, the reason for getting rid of the bike was for the baby

Decisions / decisions !

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I had an XB9 and loved it. this new baby is supposed to be a real rocket
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:26 PM   #13
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I admit, I'm not much of a crotch-rocket fan (currently riding a 'Guzi 'California Vintage' 05), 'grinding' with that fuel tank (on a Sport Bike) makes me feel as if I'm cheating on my wife...lol ! But that Yamaha is a nice looking bike indeed !!

I'm an MSF Intsructor (Basic and Advanced Riding Skills classes), and the one thing I notice with Sport Bikes is that they are meant for speed - low speed maneuvering seems to challenge many of my students with these bikes.

Be sure to spend more time practicing low-speed operation as this is where it'll get hairy on a sport bike, and in the City, this is where you'll spend a lot of your time.

If you haven't taken any MSF courses, I highly recommend doing so. I have students who've ridden for many years come to the course and comment on how much they learned... often to their surprise - not everything can be learned simply by doing. Good Luck !!!
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i wanted to buy this from my friend sooo badly but my wife put a stop to it, he sold it cuz he was only getting 500 miles out of the rear tire (and he's pretty sensable)
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I am seriously considering picking up a new toy tomorrow as well

What do you guys think ?

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I like it...I test rode one in the past. But they are pretty pricey although they tend to hold their value. Here is my current ride:
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I really want to get one of these. I never thought that when I found a bike I thought looked really nice that it would be a harley. But I think it looks great:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motorcycles___2007-XL-1200N-Nightster-SPECIAL-EDITION_W0QQitemZ110278721463QQddnZMotorcyclesQQdd iZ2283QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item110278721463&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C65%3A10%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&timeout=1218813425040
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Nice crotch rocket!

Now you need to get a TailGunner exhaust for it!


I got a very large scooter a couple months ago - my first 'motorcycle'. It'll go 100mph, so it's not one of those tiny scooters. It gets me about 55mpg, too.

I figure I'll ride it for a couple years, then trade up to an FJR1300AE.


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I'm an MSF Intsructor (Basic and Advanced Riding Skills classes), and the one thing I notice with Sport Bikes is that they are meant for speed - low speed maneuvering seems to challenge many of my students with these bikes.

Be sure to spend more time practicing low-speed operation as this is where it'll get hairy on a sport bike, and in the City, this is where you'll spend a lot of your time.

If you haven't taken any MSF courses, I highly recommend doing so. I have students who've ridden for many years come to the course and comment on how much they learned... often to their surprise - not everything can be learned simply by doing. Good Luck !!!

Listen to this man! I took the MSF basic class a couple weeks after picking up my scooter. I learned a lot, and got my riding life off to a good start. Even if you've ridden for years, you need to take this class. As mentioned, low speed skills are something a lot of people don't pick up just by doing.

We can ALL learn more.

BTW, I had fun, and I was the only one in my class to scrape a footpeg!
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+2 on the MSF courses. My Dad would likely have circumvented an accident if he had remembered some basic training. In his case, it was road positioning.

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