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Well, Pete, this is really going to p*ss off my buddy that just bought a 636. Great write up.
 

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15 degrees?

Pah! Give me a call when it gets COLD!

It was 8 (F) on the ride to work Thursday and Friday (35mi one-way), with windchill in the negative.

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Great writeup Pete. You got me all fired up now and want a new Ninja for The Race. I'll take one in black. Can't wait till the middle weight shoot out. Ninja has no steering damper vs. the 600 RR electronic model. The RR has no slipper clutch vs the Ninjas.. Jingle Bells Jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh what fun it is to ride on a Ninja all day
 

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Well, it takes a lot of time prepping for the ride.



You need to call the rental shop to see if they are open.

Drive to rental shop.

See what bikes are available.

Pick a bike.

Fill out the paperwork for the rental.

Than you need to rent the helmet and gear.

Fill out more paperwork.

Drive home with gear and rented bike.

Put on gear.

Drive bike around in circles on your driveway to see if you remember how to ride.

Do a few laps around the neighborhood.

Than venture out onto the open road.



And than of course you have to return everything back to the rental shop.



So really, an hour is all he has.

 

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You forget "Wheedle wife to give you the money and drive you there."
 

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* Interest rates drop!

* U.S. household wealth at record high!

* V-Fours too expensive for widespread street application! V-Twin is optimal street engine!

I am the GGK (Great Goateed Kpaul). The smoothfaced Kpaul is from the insane alternate universe. His brain is puddled from repeated Agonizer application.
 

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Short rebuttal

*Largest deficits ever will drive rates up not down. i.e. the Government competes with private industry and consumers for credit.

*Largest home ownership during Clinton years due to balance budgets causing lower interest rates. Now folks are paying off their mortgages thus increasing their wealth. Has nothing to do with Bush.

*V-4 will be the next thing in high end sport bikes first then will trickle down. Hell its history repeating itself VFR, Magnum, VMax, ST1300, already are V-4s so that kind po pos your logic..

There is only one GMP
 

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Not baggin' on your buddy, but what's going to p*ss him off? Not having that extra 1% performance in the top 10% of the performance that he already will never be able to exploit?
 

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Re: Short rebuttal

"*Largest deficits ever will drive rates up not down. i.e. the Government competes with private industry and consumers for credit."

Mortgage rate has dropped to 6.11%, lower than it ever was during Clinton presidency.

"*Largest home ownership during Clinton years due to balance budgets causing lower interest rates."

Bullsh!t.

"There is only one GMP"

How can you be a prophet when you can't even get the past right? No excuse in the Age of Google, boy.
 

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I told him 6 mos before he bought the bike that the ZX6 replacement was coming. He'd barely spend more on the bike and it would not have been an out-dated design. Fact is, he's very skilled and would know exactly what to do with the extra 1% of power. Also, being that the new bike is a 599 cc bike he would have saved and extra $180 a year on insurance. That's a lot of gas for a season.
 

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Your post has nothing to do with motorcycles but..

Trust me interest ratews will rise to near record levels eventually. Don't tell me you think there is no relation to budget deficits and interest rates? or deficits don't matter. W hasn't stopped borrowing that is why we haven't felt it yet. Unlike longride who believes the economy has "natural cycles like the seasons", having taken 7 classes in economics I can tell you that the economy is the biggest man made machine in history. Like any machine it has a control system ran by the government via fiscal policy (taxes and government spending) and monetary policy (federal reserve discount rate, reserve requirement, and open market buying and selling of government debt)

W the quintessential rich brat who gets into trouble and then has his dad bail him out. Jim Baker as his daddy's buddy is there to pick up the pieces in Iraq.

Baker even told W his fiscal policy is all wrong.. Baker knows something about that as well. Read more stuff by Alan Greenspan and others
 

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Re: Short rebuttal

6' 220 lbs.
 

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Yes I have gained a few pounds this year and last year I am trying to get down to 200 pounds at least for the race. Doc says I need to be down to 180 ideally. Which is what I weighed when I graduated college in 1988.
 

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Re: Your post has nothing to do with motorcycles but..

You forgot something:

"*Largest home ownership during Clinton years due to balance budgets causing lower interest rates."

Let me help - "You're right, schizuki, I totally boned that. Interest rates were higher and home ownership lower during the Clinton years. Totally the opposite of what I said. Thanks for the correction."
 

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Re: Your post has nothing to do with motorcycles but..

Actually Bush Sr started the correction caused by the boondoggle Reagan supply side economics. Remember "voodoo" supply side economics and Bush Sr and his no new taxes thing. Well Bush sr. did the right thing but paid for it and the economy was hurt in the short term but in the long run the move to balanced budgets led to lower interest rates.. But there is a time lag i.e. inputs from the federal government take awhile to affect change SO as the budget balancing continued the economy improved> the reverse will come true in the future
 
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