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Old 09-02-2012, 01:10 AM   #71
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--Did you get your budgeting information from studies you've completed or pulled out of "somewhere"?
I just listen to all the HD guys up here on the base. I can't speak to other places, but this is HD country. Drive through the base here and I'd guess that 3 out of every 5 bikes is HD. If I want to hear stories of crappy dealers with crappy service who charge too much, I can ask any number of people. My current boss was an HD mechanic. He loves HDs, but he also hates the way dealers treat people. So no, it didn't come to me in a dream & I didn't read it on the crapper walls.
FWIW, I don't mind the bikes. I really like the touring models. I hate the pricing.
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I don't know what you all ate talking, just wanted to say that I recently drove/rode one of those Can-Am spyders. WOW, what a ride. I think I may consider one of those.

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I don't know what you all ate talking, just wanted to say that I recently drove/rode one of those Can-Am spyders. WOW, what a ride. I think I may consider one of those.
My old neighbor has one of those and let me ride it. That thing was way to much fun! I just can't afford them
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I never talked to anyone that's rode one. I see some around, look fun. The difference is it leans, when other three wheeled bikes don't, correct?

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I never talked to anyone that's rode one. I see some around, look fun. The difference is it leans, when other three wheeled bikes don't, correct?
To me, it was like riding a four-wheeler in the way it handled
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To me, it was like riding a four-wheeler in the way it handled
Did it feel like it could tip if pushed too hard turning?
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Did it feel like it could tip if pushed too hard turning?
Not really, but then again, I only rode it thru a neighborhood
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I hadn't thought of the gears at all, I'll be sure to ask the dealer Tuesday when I go. And I was looking into the new market, I only found one of the one I'm pretty set on (Yamaha FZ6r) in my area and it had some higher mileage for the year. I'd also do as much of the minor work as I could (change the oil, etc) to save time. One of my roommates has a bike and does a lot of the work himself
I wonder what dealer you are going to - what brand - and what bike to look at. Sounds like maybe Yamaha - and an FZ6. If so - you're gonna like it...
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I wonder what dealer you are going to - what brand - and what bike to look at. Sounds like maybe Yamaha - and an FZ6. If so - you're gonna like it...
It is an FZ6r and the dealer is in Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Just an update. I ended up going with the Yamaha FZ6r today after reading a bunch of reviews on it being a good starting bike in the 600cc engine size. A few things that really drew me to it were that it has a higher set of handlebars than most crotch rockets (I sat on an R6 and cbr to compare), the mirrors are also higher and easier to see out of and most importantly for me at least, it was east to sit on with my feet on the ground and balance it. I've only taken it around my apartments parking lot so far and don't plan on leaving it until I work on my braking some more with the rear tire brake (that's always been my downfall is the front tire brake and over using it). But here's a few pictures and thank you all for looking out for my safety. I'm going to get into a class as soon as possible and go get endorsed as soon as I can

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