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« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2011, 08:54:12 PM »


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« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2011, 09:03:19 PM »

Listen here fucktard, I mean thanks man  Bigsmile
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« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2011, 09:04:33 PM »


160 miles per tank, maximum. That alone eliminates it for serious Sport Touring.


So are you also saying that the VFR1200 is eliminated for serious sport touring?
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« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2011, 09:08:31 PM »

I really tried, but I can think of no reason why you shouldn't buy one. All those pics people keep posting aren't helping me either....  

Sounds great - check
Fast - check
Awesome motor - check
Reliable - check
Insurance? - Ok here's one for the negative column, although they're old enough that rates might not be too terrible.
Touring ability - You already know it's pretty bad here, but you don't buy an RC51 for a round-the-world trip.
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« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2011, 09:14:48 PM »




So are you also saying that the VFR1200 is eliminated for serious sport touring?


Does it really have that low a cruising range?  EEK!

In that case, it's certainly off my list.
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« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2011, 09:29:52 PM »




Does it really have that low a cruising range?  EEK!

In that case, it's certainly off my list.


Some tests have shown so.
I get 250 miles out of a tank on my Duc St4s.  Sure some people say you need to get off the bike at 150 so it's not a big deal, but the difference is being to get off the bike wherever 150 miles happens to be as opposed to having to find a gas station.

Back on topic - from what owners have told me the stock RC has rocks for shocks and is not exactly a dainty handler due to the weight and riding position.
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« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2011, 09:38:03 PM »




Some tests have shown so.
I get 250 miles out of a tank on my Duc St4s.  Sure some people say you need to get off the bike at 150 so it's not a big deal, but the difference is being to get off the bike wherever 150 miles happens to be as opposed to having to find a gas station.

Back on topic - from what owners have told me the stock RC has rocks for shocks and is not exactly a dainty handler due to the weight and riding position.


Speaking as someone who has not run out of gas between gas stations, but who has come upon others who have done so, cruising range is important to me.

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« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2011, 09:39:46 PM »




Back on topic - from what owners have told me the stock RC has rocks for shocks and is not exactly a dainty handler due to the weight and riding position.


If you are dainty rider I am sure the bike will handle in a dainty manner.
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« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2011, 10:27:48 PM »

Forgot to add another reason not to buy one:

In the event of catastrophic engine failure, you  have a 4" piston pointed right at your nuts  EEK!
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« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2011, 10:39:27 PM »


Some tests have shown so.
I get 250 miles out of a tank on my Duc St4s.  Sure some people say you need to get off the bike at 150 so it's not a big deal, but the difference is being to get off the bike wherever 150 miles happens to be as opposed to having to find a gas station.



I get 450 out of my tanks  Lol - but yeah, the real advantage is you don't need to worry about where you are going to get gas at 150-200 miles.
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« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2011, 08:59:05 AM »




So are you also saying that the VFR1200 is eliminated for serious sport touring?


For me it would be.  Cool
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« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2011, 09:06:49 AM »

Uh, there kinda ugly Lolhttp://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/Hinterlan/summerfall06072.jpg But seriously, at 6'1 215lbs. It's a lil tight. I added Heli bars to mine witch helped immensely. Comfortable enough for me to do a couple day tour on but for the long hauls I take my 06 GSXR 1000.
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« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2011, 11:07:08 AM »



    Damn  Twofinger    now I want a RC51 too  Inlove

     
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« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2011, 01:20:52 AM »


Bah, can add a small tour tank over the back seat .. since it's useless for a passenger anyway  Lol


Or you could get one of those oversized composite tanks and carry more fuel up front.

Justin is correct though, no adult is going to do very well back there as a passenger.
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« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2011, 01:39:33 AM »

I'm amazed some of you people even leave the city limits  Confused

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« Reply #55 on: August 28, 2011, 12:35:22 PM »


Uh, there kinda ugly Lolhttp://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/Hinterlan/summerfall06072.jpg But seriously, at 6'1 215lbs. It's a lil tight. I added Heli bars to mine witch helped immensely. Comfortable enough for me to do a couple day tour on but for the long hauls I take my 06 GSXR 1000.


That says it all right there.  Lol

 It's a cool bike and bike purchases are mostly on whims, seldom on practicality. So if you want it, get it. But don't expect it to be all rosey. If you go to RC51 boards and read beyond the cult followers you'll get a pretty good idea of what you're buying into. It's a bike I would put on my wish list if I was maintaining a stable of 6 bikes or so.
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« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2011, 02:35:48 PM »


I'm amazed some of you people even leave the city limits  Confused



 Lol I was thinking the same thing!
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« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2011, 04:20:29 PM »


I'm amazed some of you people even leave the city limits  Confused



Strangely enough, I hear that from students of mine fairly often: they've never left the county in which they were born.

Conversely, they have never entered a city before.

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« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2011, 06:06:11 PM »


I'm amazed some of you people even leave the city limits  Confused

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A member here did a saddle sore on one that was effectively stock.
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« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2011, 09:42:11 PM »


I'm amazed some of you people even leave the city limits  Confused

Ted Simon went round the world with a 3 gallon tank on his Triumph Tiger  Twofinger


But Ted's bike got 70mpg.

That's a nice 210 mile range.

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