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      03-28-2014, 08:41 AM   #925
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It's not just the weight. It's the forces of the engine.
True. It's basically about mass. The 998 cc motor has larger and heavier pistons than the 748cc, and a longer stroke, which increases the gyroscopic effect leading to increased effort to initiate turn-in at corners. As I recall, the 999R used titanium connecting rods to reduce weight, as it had larger pistons running a shorter stroke than the 999/999S models.

Here's an article that helps describe the effect on handling: http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...rry-14509.html
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      03-28-2014, 09:44 AM   #926
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Thanks italia for clarifying with a reference what I was trying to say... Makes perfect sense. I will check out the article.
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      03-28-2014, 10:30 AM   #927
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How about something different?

I've been riding for many years, have owned many bikes. At one time I had seven, I'm down to four. Got a bum leg now.

Don't know how to intersperse text/photos, so the photos will be at the bottom. Sizing got screwy, cntrl minus is one way to see the whole thing.
Photo one. Here's the original sportbike <grin>.

Period appropriate mods, bronze swingarm bushings, "progressive" springs, tapered roller steering bearings, bar end mirrors, etc.

When I no longer rode my K75RT fast enough on tours to make the compromise between handling and touring appropriate, I replaced it with a Goldwing.
The front forks have been Raceteched, Baker air wings and VStream windshield for weather protection.

When my bum leg made that also inappropriate, I triked it with a DFT kit. Photo two.

The DFT is awesome. Made of beautiful aluminum castings and chromated steel fabrications. Looks like an F1 car.
Suspension is copied from a Jaguar XKE, including the four shocks. The rear wheels are lightweight track wheels, you hardly need anything more.

On the sportbike front I used to own a Honda Superhawk 1000. Honda's imitation of a Ducati; fast, good handling (Raceteched forks again), and utterly reliable.

My KLR650 got street tires and a track school once. Reg Pridmore's CLASS. He gave rides, it was fun to watch him pass guys on Suzuki GSX1000s on the outside.
On a Honda VFR750, two up. The rider is so much important than the bike, moreso than with cars.
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      03-28-2014, 11:26 AM   #928
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Very cool story and bike! I'm glad you made the best of it and are still riding.

Btw I did Reg Pridmore's CLASS also, back in the day on my Ducati 748S. It was the 3rd best* motorcycling decision I've ever made.

Enjoy the hell out of it!

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The 2nd best was going racing...
The absolute best motorcycling decision I ever made? To start riding motorcycles!!!
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hopefully work can pick back up so I can add a liter bike to the stable....
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      06-10-2014, 03:55 PM   #932
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      06-12-2014, 02:08 PM   #933
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Some beautioful bikes in this thread!

This was my first bike, '03 Yamaha R6




Then I moved onto a '06 Suzuki GSX-R 600




Then got myself a '07 Honda CBR600rr




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looks like the riding position is standard-ish?
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looks like the riding position is standard-ish?
You know it. A slight lean forward but thats about it. It is very comfortable to say the least
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I picked up a 2010 S1000RR this past winter and did some colour changing while it was in storage, I have nothing against Phoenix Yellow or Acid Green Metallic but it just wasn't for me.
I'm very happy with how it turned out and how it's holding up so far. It's plastidipped (Yes, I know, How could I ? ).








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Those are some great shots! Your bike is an awesome looking machine!
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I picked up a 2010 S1000RR this past winter and did some colour changing while it was in storage, I have nothing against Phoenix Yellow or Acid Green Metallic but it just wasn't for me.
I'm very happy with how it turned out and how it's holding up so far. It's plastidipped (Yes, I know, How could I ? ).








That flat red color is really Badass. It compliments the black trim of the S1K very nicely.

Did you take your fairings to a body shop for painting? I would like to change the color of my lower fairings to white, but I'm not sure if I should have them painted or dipped or wrapped... and I will be pissed if I don't like the end result because I HATE wasting money... thats why I haven't pulled the trigger on getting this otherwise simple mod done to my bike.
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I just got my M1 about two months ago. Decided to start off with something new and small to learn. Picked up a 2014 Honda Cbr500r. So far so good

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