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Old 02-02-2009, 10:34 PM   #41
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Well I geuss beauty is in the eye of the beholder I think the new GSXR 1k is a gorgeous bike cant beleive so many of you dont like it but again eye of the beholder I geuss.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:39 PM   #42
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All of you are ........................now im online looking over and reading about litre bikes.

Why does no-one mention the Fireblade, 08 or 09 model?? I know the front end is an "acquired taste" but they sure did all rave about how nimble and great it responded on the track???
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:21 AM   #43
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See that is what I am trying to figure out, been shopping lately to replace my old bike just have yet to make the final jump on which one. When I decide is when I really start pricing what I am after and shop around for the best deal. Probably come from the place in OH and have it shipped in and pay taxes here. But who knows, it will be both street and track duty.
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I love my '08 gsxr, but for an '09, I'd seriously be looking at the R1. The "almost" big bang motor would be a great toy on the track.
Its not "Almost" big bang. Its not even close. Its a cross-plane crank. Look up the differences. Big bang is firing two pistons at once to make a BIG BANG. the cross-plane uses an uneven firing order with the lobes on the crank 90-degrees from each other. Google BIG BANG and CROSS-PLANE and look at the difference. This BIG BANG stuff is getting thrown around way to much lately
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Its not "Almost" big bang. Its not even close. Its a cross-plane crank. Look up the differences. Big bang is firing two pistons at once to make a BIG BANG. the cross-plane uses an uneven firing order with the lobes on the crank 90-degrees from each other. Google BIG BANG and CROSS-PLANE and look at the difference. This BIG BANG stuff is getting thrown around way to much lately
Interesting. Here http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...ed-with-b.html it says...

The 2009 Yamaha R1 has been officially unveiled by Yamaha, and as we predicted, it has a Yamaha M1-like big bang firing order. The first time a big bang engine has been used on a production bike, Yamaha is calling it “Crossplane Technology” and it puts each connecting rod 90º from the next, meaning the cylinders fire at 270°- 180°- 90°- 180°. This spreads out the power pulses to the rear tire, allowing it to regain traction in between each pulse. The result is more usable traction under large throttle openings, meaning riders will be able to accelerate out of corner earlier and harder. While the rest of the machine appears fairly conventional, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
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All of you are ........................now im online looking over and reading about litre bikes.

Why does no-one mention the Fireblade, 08 or 09 model?? I know the front end is an "acquired taste" but they sure did all rave about how nimble and great it responded on the track???
Since you provided me with an avatar, I will respond

Last years biggest improvement was made by Kawi on the ZX10. This year the R1. Although the Honda is a good bike it is not there with the others.
I am not sure why we are talking about the GSXR that bike has long lost its crown.
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Since you provided me with an avatar, I will respond

Last years biggest improvement was made by Kawi on the ZX10. This year the R1. Although the Honda is a good bike it is not there with the others.
I am not sure why we are talking about the GSXR that bike has long lost its crown.
Hmmmmm, i dont really follow up alot on the big bikes, but thats interesting b/c i thought the Honda was the new "fling" to have but lots of folks couldnt get oast that front end (kinda like the new R1).

So kawi much improved the ZX10??? They dont offer much for color options though, like 2 colors and thats all???
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All of you are ........................now im online looking over and reading about litre bikes.

Why does no-one mention the Fireblade, 08 or 09 model?? I know the front end is an "acquired taste" but they sure did all rave about how nimble and great it responded on the track???
cuz they are haters

the fireblade is gonna whip up on all of them anyway. Theres just something about my 1000 that handles better then any 600 i've ever ridden because it's lighter then most 600's i'v ever ridden.

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cuz they are haters

the fireblade is gonna whip up on all of them anyway. Theres just something about my 1000 that handles better then any 600 i've ever ridden because it's lighter then most 600's i'v ever ridden.

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See thats what i keep hearing about it, that it handles "light." Thats what i think sounds so great about it if its true, b/c i rode my buddies 05 R1 and that thing felt like a *ucking TANK as far as handling compared to my 750. It was work to manuever and i hated it for that
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Hmm ZX10 has head shake issues did it not ??? Are they still haveing this same issue, I know a dampner will help but still heard it was pretty bad.

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Older ZX10's were a problem but I haven't heard of any problems with the >06 models.
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The Fireblade handles exactly like any 600 because it's as light as one, every inch of weight was moved in closer to the middle of the bike to make it turn on a dime, and it does.

it's 15lbs lighter then the 06 600rr
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All of you are ........................now im online looking over and reading about litre bikes.

Why does no-one mention the Fireblade, 08 or 09 model?? I know the front end is an "acquired taste" but they sure did all rave about how nimble and great it responded on the track???
I have had very negative exp on the new Honda, I was at willow springs and had the oppurtunity to ride one for a 2 days at a WSMC weekend and not only did it overheat twice but would go into some kind of limp mode and lose power after about 7 or so laps and this was in nice weather there about 80 degrees, I was told this is a recurring problem with that motorcycle. I would not consider buying that bike at all. The gixxer is my main choice because of it power and shorter chassis which means quicker turn in.
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I have had very negative exp on the new Honda, I was at willow springs and had the oppurtunity to ride one for a 2 days at a WSMC weekend and not only did it overheat twice but would go into some kind of limp mode and lose power after about 7 or so laps and this was in nice weather there about 80 degrees, I was told this is a recurring problem with that motorcycle. I would not consider buying that bike at all. The gixxer is my main choice because of it power and shorter chassis which means quicker turn in.
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Can you sight some specific examples or where folks have discussed this on websites?? I tried to dig something up in a couple quick searches but couldnt find anything and hadnt heard about that. Im interested to hear about it in more detail. Maybe you were just on a "bad bike," it happens
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Went through the first 6 pages of "general discussion" and read all the threads posted about 08 Honda. Saw lots of talk and concern with burning through oil seemed to be the predominant concern. Second seemed to be the gear box getting false neutrals, and Third is some clutch assmebly update needed on the earlier 08

Just from my quick crash course.

All of the new bikes lack alittle something in the looks department i think
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