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post #1 of 24 Old 10-06-2009, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Can't keep the fist out of the throttle.

Who here just hammers the hell out of this engine just because it's fun? I'm really liking the power delivery of this bike. The guy I bought it from with 5K easy miles said it "runs good if you run the R's up a little, but I don't ride nothing like that" I hope he was kidding, cause he missed out on a lot of fun. I find myself running through the first 4 to 10K most every ride. It even sounds a little "angry" once you get past 7K or so. Just needed to share that's all.


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post #2 of 24 Old 10-06-2009, 11:26 PM
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I'm with ya, brother! Grab a handful and ring her neck! It may be rough on gas mileage and rear tire life, but the fun is worth every penny.
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I've found that the sweet spot is between 5k and 7k but all the fun happens between 7k and 10k. While cruising at 5500 rpm is fine, it's not exactly exciting. A spirited run through the twisties at high revs is a blast and will let you know in a hurry what the bike is capable of. Not something I do everyday, but every now and then I like open it up and make sure I get what I paid for. Like warhammer said, you can't put a price on fun.

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It even sounds a little "angry" once you get past 7K or so.
It does have a really sweet note up there. I don't run it up there habitually; usually hang out between 5-7, but I'm not shy about lettin' it spin occasionally. It's an awfully nice little engine.
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Good lord, I love a nice twisty road and high revs. It leads me to do silly things, like pass slow cars on double yellows just so I can get that boost of torque this twin puts out all so easily... just that grumble as it tractors right on up with a twist, zipping around a bewildered car on the inside of a double yellow... the way your sport bike friends sputter and spout later about being confused about how they had trouble keeping up but you've got bags and 150 series dual sport tires... the way you don't have to panic about bumps in the road or, hell, curbs, at all... or how you can ride up a twisty paved mountain road and transition to a dirt high mountain pass without fearing dirt...

Yeah, I love this thing. It doesn't do anything super amazingly well, but the combination of things is superb.

Sometimes I slow down a little just so I can get in that sweet RPM range of about 4500 RPM and pull in the throttle and hear that little sweet grumble exhaust note as it rips right on up to red line...

OK I'm done now... I really need to go put that new tire on for tomorrow...
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Good lord, I love a nice twisty road and high revs.
This technique actually improves my smilage.

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I love the roar it makes when I'm trying to keep up with my riding buddy. He's a better rider on a more powerful machine so I get to wring out the engine often. My only complaint is I don't notice the power drop off when it's pulling hard, usually in 2nd gear, and I bounce off the rev limiter.

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I tell everyone that bikes keep you young.

It's true.

Now go twist that throttle and hold on!




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