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WERA49
11-15-2004, 14:05
These are my two liter bikes. A 2002 R1 and 2001 GSXR1000. They are surprisingly different considering that they were designed to do the same job. I bought the R1 to sell. I bought the GSXR new. The R1 has 3,200 miles, the GSXR has 10,600 miles.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/AR-50_Fan/Motorcycles/2004_1115Image0010B.jpg

FoxMustang
11-15-2004, 15:43
Originally posted by WERA49
I bought the R1 to sell.
How much? Nah, j/k, don't think that'd make a good first bike ;) One day, perhaps.

Love that color scheme, though, very understated.

chevrofreak
11-15-2004, 18:29
Damn that R1 looks hot. Flat black is my favorite color, with silver following right behind.....

WERA49
11-15-2004, 18:34
This is a better picture of the R1.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/AR-50_Fan/Motorcycles/2004_1115Image0044.jpg

You guys are right, it's not a good first bike. It is much faster than most people realize. (as a side note, all of the new sportbikes are faster than most people realize, 600's included)

It's fun to ride! ;f

chevrofreak
11-15-2004, 18:41
yum :drool:

too bad about the road rash ;1

WERA49
11-15-2004, 18:45
yum
Thanks.
too bad about the road rash
It's not that bad. I'll have the silver parts repainted. I'll probably replace the flat black mid panel. A new brake lever is $60.

Unfortunately, I've done much worse to my motorcycles! ;Q

Compy
11-15-2004, 19:52
Here I was expecting to see a single 2l bike. :(

:cool:

WERA49
11-15-2004, 20:22
I thought about phrasing the title that way, but added the 's' to the end for clarity.

Ask and ye shall receive. :)

http://www.motorsports-network.com/triumph/Rocket3.htm
http://www.triumph.co.uk/uk/263.aspx

Texas T
11-16-2004, 08:56
Originally posted by WERA49
I thought about phrasing the title that way, but added the 's' to the end for clarity. Then it should have been edited to read Two one-liter bikes. ;)

WERA49
11-16-2004, 09:02
Then it should have been edited to read Two one-liter bikes.
;f You are correct. :)

Texas T
11-16-2004, 13:42
What are those things like to ride 300-500 miles or more in a day? They sure look uncomfortable, at least for an old fart like me. I'm in the market for something along the lines of a Kaw Concours or a Honda ST1100 that my fat ol rear end will be happy to sit on for hours at a time. :)

WERA49
11-16-2004, 17:12
What are those things like to ride 300-500 miles or more in a day?
I've installed Heli riser bars. They help my wrists. Once or twice a year I organize a 1,000 mile ride. We are gone 36 hours. My only problem is the tight leg position. My knees would prefer to be straighter.

Sportbikes are my favorite. Someday I might have a Triumph 955i, or something similar. It will be a little more comfortable, good looking, different and still sporty.

I rode a Honda VFR800. I didn't like it. Until that time, I thought that the VFR would be the perfect streetbike. It was a lot like a Cadillac, heavy, soft and undersprung. I expect more out of bikes than most people do.

Even the tourer that I want is sporty. I want a Yamaha FJR1300.

Did I answer your question? :)

Texas T
11-16-2004, 19:05
Originally posted by WERA49
Once or twice a year I organize a 1,000 mile ride. We are gone 36 hours.

Even the tourer that I want is sporty. I want a Yamaha FJR1300.

Did I answer your question? :)

What about the Iron Butt Saddle Sore 1000 in 24 hours; have you done one of those?

I like the Yammie too, but the ST1100 and 1300 really seem to dominate the long distance ranks. The reason I'm looking for an 1100 or a Connie is that the price is reasonable for an older high-milage bike and they run forever. There are some great mods for the ST1100 including an additional fuel tank that mounts where the rear fender goes and takes the total volume up to 11.5 gallons, the max allowed for an IB run.

http://www.sampson-sporttouring.com/st1100-fuel-cell.html

WERA49
11-16-2004, 19:11
What about the Iron Butt Saddle Sore 1000 in 24 hours; have you done one of those?
Not yet. Some day, but it won't be on a GSXR or R1!. :)

If I didn't get a FJR1300, I'd seriously look at the new BMW K1200S.

fastvfr
11-19-2004, 23:42
Originally posted by WERA49
I rode a Honda VFR800. I didn't like it. Until that time, I thought that the VFR would be the perfect streetbike. It was a lot like a Cadillac, heavy, soft and undersprung. I expect more out of bikes than most people do.


Um...just curious; what didn't you like about the VFR800?

Seating pos? Or the crappy tune the stock engines have had inflicted on them?!

Mine is quite comfy for longer trips (never been on an Iron Ass rally, tho) and they can be tuned to go just a >little< faster than they can when in stock trim, trust me.

But undersprung? I don't have any problems like that. I'm guessing that bike hadn't been touched since it left the showroom; there is quite a bit you can adjust of a VFR800's suspension.

Nice looking scoots, though!

WERA49
11-20-2004, 02:37
what didn't you like about the VFR800?
It was a lot like a Cadillac, heavy, soft and undersprung. However, it was narrow.