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Old 03-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Understanding Thayleal

Well having had a few bikes in the last month I can only say I now understand why Thayleal is so gung ho on SV's. What an engine. While the little V7 was a great bike to get back into riding and the triple engine had sound, torque and the power delivery was spot on, i can only say that the little 650 v-strom is more fun to ride than I would have imagined.

I recall reading many, many posts from Thayleal about the virtues of that engine and never quite got it until now. While I know that the mapping is different on the SV, Gladius and Vstrom I am very impressed by this engine. Now that it has rolled over 500 miles I can unleash pegasus (oh wait did I just curse that bike)? Thanks Thayleal for making a believer out of me and if I have any questions about this engine I know whom to ask.

PS after much thought I don't really think I understand Thayleal, as if that would be possible by an mere mortal, but I do understand his like for that engine.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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Well having had a few bikes in the last month I can only say I now understand why Thayleal is so gung ho on SV's. What an engine. While the little V7 was a great bike to get back into riding and the triple engine had sound, torque and the power delivery was spot on, i can only say that the little 650 v-strom is more fun to ride than I would have imagined.

I recall reading many, many posts from Thayleal about the virtues of that engine and never quite got it until now. While I know that the mapping is different on the SV, Gladius and Vstrom I am very impressed by this engine. Now that it has rolled over 500 miles I can unleash pegasus (oh wait did I just curse that bike)? Thanks Thayleal for making a believer out of me and if I have any questions about this engine I know whom to ask.

PS after much thought I don't really think I understand Thayleal, as if that would be possible by an mere mortal, but I do understand his like for that engine.
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he sold it and says he is tired of bikes. we need to bring him back to the light,.
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he sold it and says he is tired of bikes. we need to bring him back to the light,.
Seriously did not know that. I guess he is into brawping those midgets now.
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he sold it and says he is tired of bikes. we need to bring him back to the light,.
Put an Asian girl on a bike on front of him....she will lead him quickly to the light!
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Put an Asian girl on a bike on front of him....she will lead him quickly to the light!
So I see you understand him as well.
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It is a great engine.
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he sold it and says he is tired of bikes. we need to bring him back to the light,.
Are you sure that's what he said??

Did he speak it or write it?
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It is a great engine.
You really like it better than the triple? I think there is no comparison the triple is a great street motor
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apples and oranges i would say. both are great in their own right.
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apples and oranges i would say. both are great in their own right.
Yeah they're different but they're both motorcycle engines so it shouldn't be too hard to compare them
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It is a personal preference. Not taking anything away from the triple but for my riding style the twin is the right choice for me.
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Yeah they're different but they're both motorcycle engines so it shouldn't be too hard to compare them
touche. but i submit to you that the triumph was not the desired type of bike in glen's case. so the differences in motors becomes moot.

but i digress. as long as he's satisfied with the new scoot all is well.
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but i digress. as long as he's satisfied with the new scoot all is well.
and that's all that matters
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I've been riding RedBaroness' SV650 this week, and I agree... I love the power. I still can't get accustomed to the lower bars (compared to my 650r, which has bars a few inches lower than stock).

Don't know about the Vstrom, but the sv650 sounds GREAT with a full yoshi exhaust and a PC. Not obnoxious, but plenty throaty.
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