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Old 09-01-2010, 11:05 AM   #151
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The "house on cinder blocks" crowd objects to the Norton's price.
OK, I guess that remark, plus your previous ones, show you have no real interest in anything to do with the W800.

So, I'll point the finger and call troll.

I'm done, and so should everyone else perhaps, with reading or responding to anything else you have to say in this thread.

Back to the W800.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #152
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OK, I guess that remark, plus your previous ones, show you have no real interest in anything to do with the W800.

So, I'll point the finger and call troll.

I'm done, and so should everyone else perhaps, with reading or responding to anything else you have to say in this thread.

Back to the W800.
gelandestrasse seems to be soothing his feelings inadequacy by thriving on negative attention. Pay him no attention and he may disappear...hopefully re-examining his approach to life.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:37 AM   #153
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On topic post.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:44 AM   #154
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I like the W800

I don't need it to have or not have anything people may be complaining about. I have had a slew of standards old and new and now ride a Suzuki TU250X and it's fantastic. Needs more beans for the highway; enter the W800. It's all about the look and feel. You can have a toothpick model type girlfriend from these days or you can have the curvy 1960s and '70s girlfriend who you spied in the hallway in High School and old Woodrow noticed her presence immediately. - On the W, your feet are not out in the next state and you're also not crouched up like a Tiger ready to pounce. You're just relaxed and riding, enjoying the scenery.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:54 AM   #155
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gelandestrasse seems to be soothing his feelings inadequacy by thriving on negative attention. Pay him no attention and he may disappear...hopefully re-examining his approach to life.
The fact that the W650 didn't sell well and was dropped isn't my problem. It's a fact you can't refute.

Badmouthing me doesn't change the facts. They just don't sell well.

The market has spoken.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:02 PM   #156
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The W800 looks "cheaper" and sorta "plasticky" than the Bonnie. I think the seat needs reconsideration.

I think i'd take the Bonnie

Ironic cuz the Bonnie has more plastic and the Kawi has chrome fenders.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:11 PM   #157
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Ironic cuz the Bonnie has more plastic and the Kawi has chrome fenders.
Plastic would be preferable to chrome in rainy areas like the UK. Far less corrosion issues.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:35 PM   #158
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Just an observation.

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Badmouthing me doesn't change the facts.
Not badmouthing, just observing: people that have developed in wisdom and compassion don't behave the way you do. If you are content with yourself and your life, you don't feel a need to "spout and shout." Answer this: what is your purpose in, as some others have put it, "shitting" all over these threads? Please look deeply before you answer, and don't try to confuse yourself by responding with "facts."
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:37 PM   #159
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Not badmouthing, just observing: people that have developed in wisdom and compassion don't behave the way you do. If you are content with yourself and your life, you don't feel a need to "spout and shout." Answer this: what is your purpose in, as some others have put it, "shitting" all over these threads? Please look deeply before you answer, and don't try to confuse yourself by responding with "facts."
You're still trying to make this about me. Why can't you admit that the W650 didn't sell well in the U.S.?
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:59 PM   #160
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Back on to the side topic, please.

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You're still trying to make this about me. Why can't you admit that the W650 didn't sell well in the U.S.?
I never contested that statement.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:06 PM   #161
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I never contested that statement.
That's pretty much my point. There's nothing wrong with the bike, it just doesn't sell in the U.S..

It would be more desirable with ABS, but even that isn't going to make it salable.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:23 PM   #162
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Many people that have a true passion for motorcycles understand what the W800 represents. It's not the motorcycle that defines you, it is the age old bond of man and machine (the simple appreciation of parts in harmony). The more choices we have the richer we all are. I bought a Hawk GT650 and a Versys when they appeared and they were great bikes.They were not designed for the everyday buyer. I did not buy a TransAlp or the W650 when they were offered, I will not make the same mistake if the W800 is made available. Now I understand that some people like the latest technology and that is great, they also sell those bikes. The one true thing about this site is that we don't care about how special you think you are, it's about the bikes.

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:45 PM   #163
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:05 PM   #164
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You're still trying to make this about me. Why can't you admit that the W650 didn't sell well in the U.S.?


Things can change 10 years later. You're not the same putz you were in 1999 either.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:22 PM   #165
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Things can change 10 years later. You're not the same putz you were in 1999 either.
I just might be the same putz I was in 99
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