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Old 02-16-2014, 07:31 PM   #64696
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Wonder if Hoot is gone for good this time.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:15 PM   #64697
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Wonder if Hoot is gone for good this time.
Doubt it. He posted yesterday.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #64698
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Must have been on the Spyder. You'd have to drop the WRR out of a plane to obtain that speed.
Yes, it was. It has the same V-twin 990cc Rotax engine (detuned) that was also in the Aprilia V1000 sport bike. That engine really likes high RPMs and I swear it seems to get smoother the faster it goes. I know a lot of the cruiser guys that bought the RT (touring) model Spyder really didn't like the characteristics of that engine. In response, the 2014 model now has a 3-cylinder 1330.

For the record, the fastest I've had the WRR is in the mid to low 80s, but it wasn't fun. My windshield caused an oscillation that almost made me crap my pants.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:25 PM   #64699
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He texted me asking where they could go and rent/shoot a gun. I ended up bringing a handful of mine, so they could try different types, and meeting them at the new range on Bethel road.
That's just 5 min down the road from me. I keep forgetting it's there. I need to get over there and check it out.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:39 AM   #64700
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Thanks for the input on Pickerington and Carroll. Sounds like Carroll is more what we are looking for. You guys pay some serious real estate and additional income taxes over there in Columbus!
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:48 AM   #64701
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Doubt it. He posted yesterday.
Looks like he was trying to make friends down in the basement ..... and failed.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:54 AM   #64702
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That's just 5 min down the road from me. I keep forgetting it's there. I need to get over there and check it out.
5 minutes! Where u be? That range is just 1.2 miles from our house on Francisco.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:30 PM   #64703
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5 minutes! Where u be? That range is just 1.2 miles from our house on Francisco.
I'm walking distance to Tuttle Crossing Mall.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:02 PM   #64704
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My dad lives just off Kenny, also only 5 minutes from the place!

(And he was raised, and my grandparents still lived until last year, basically at Fransisco and Reed.)
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:41 PM   #64705
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Yes, it was. It has the same V-twin 990cc Rotax engine (detuned) that was also in the Aprilia V1000 sport bike. That engine really likes high RPMs and I swear it seems to get smoother the faster it goes.

From what I heard, the guy who developed that motor left and designed the KTM 950/990 motor which has the same characteristics you mention.



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Old 02-17-2014, 05:08 PM   #64706
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utterly off topic but completely fascinating:

http://io9.com/why-strange-loops-cou...45285/+bricken
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:21 PM   #64707
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Off topic? That pretty much sums up half my rides. I'm starting a loop this weekend and you can bet, it will be a strange one.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:00 PM   #64708
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utterly off topic but completely fascinating:

http://io9.com/why-strange-loops-cou...45285/+bricken

This theory illustrates what happens to my conversational ramblings when I have had too much to drink. Also supports the statement, 'what goes around comes around.'
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:18 AM   #64709
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With all the battery talk lately, zoro tools sent a free shipping coupon on batteries. "Electric" is the code. They might have something that could work in a bike.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:35 AM   #64710
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I'm walking distance to Tuttle Crossing Mall.
Hell - I'm right off Bethel, across the street from Graeter's.
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