What bike do you want today?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Just thinking I'd like a R1 S last night for a go fast bike in the garage.
  2. rd400racer

    rd400racer Long timer

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    I'm eyeballing two motorcycles that are world's apart yet share an engine type...a 2003 SV1000S and a 999 Ducati. The Ducati is stupid cheap which scares me, yet it's the ugly duckling model that everyone hated when it came out. The style has actually grown on me a bit.
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  3. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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  4. JStory

    JStory Long timer Supporter

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    I'll be in my bunk.

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  5. Rox

    Rox Been here awhile

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    You looked at charts but have you ever ridden one?
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  6. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Long timer Supporter

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    Shiny

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  7. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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  8. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    If I win the lotto
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  9. ridenm

    ridenm WALSTIB Supporter

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    Will I be able to get Bond Girls with it?
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  10. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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  11. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    The 250cc motor in the Janus puts out, what 17 HP? That's hardly enough to pull a chair. If you want an old fashioned thumper to pull a chair, get a Royal Enfield Bullet, twice the CC's, twice the torque (and maybe twice the HP). It'll still be slow, but, at least usable on the road.
  12. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    This was a thing
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  13. ridenm

    ridenm WALSTIB Supporter

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    So no word if it will have missile launchers?

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  14. MattR302

    MattR302 Awesomeness, Inc.

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    Passenger seat eject button is a must-have for my next bike.
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  15. psycho klr

    psycho klr Same psycho, now with less klr Supporter

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    No I haven't. Are you implying that the flat spot doesn't exist in real life? Because many testers who have ridden the bike commented about it, that's why I sought out the dyno charts to see if they agreed with what the testers were complaining about.
  16. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney International Bumbler

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    I'd need to win the lotto in order to ride that. Not sure how else I'd be able to afford needing all the time in the world to get to work. :lol3




    That said sweet looking rig and think it'd be a fun around town errand bike. I assume those little Janus bikes are still packing the venerable Zongshen 250cc lump?
  17. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    They do have a 450 model but it costs twice as much.
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  18. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    Thinking she could "launch some missiles"! :lol3
  19. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    I want a Vakyrie today - for one tire's worth...



    Or fifteen minutes, whichever expires first... :rofl
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  20. SGrider

    SGrider I give up

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    A lot of bikes have exhaust valves to quiet them at EPA noise testing levels, I think it is roughly half of the bikes max RPM. That generally is why you'll see dips on the dyno charts.

    If you plan on replacing the exhaust system then it's no big deal, but if you plan on keeping it stock then maybe a reflash of the ecu can deal with it. Some bikes they can disconnect the valve and reflash the ecu so you don't get a check engine light.