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kawboy81


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posted November 27, 2011 05:01 AM        
Good luck man! Nice video!
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posted November 27, 2011 05:12 AM        
Nice work Wee ... Thanks ....
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posted November 27, 2011 06:02 AM        
Today I did 300 miles on it and got to say it is amazing.... The seat is awesome and handling far superior to the old bike. In addition I learnt that you CAN change power modes (full or Low) while riding and also change traction control setting (Off, 1, 2 or 3). Very impressed at this point, can't wait to start modding it!
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posted November 27, 2011 07:38 AM        
Seno, nice to hear what it will be like for the street and sport touring guys.
top gear roll ons will be inspiring witht the fat new torque curve
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posted November 27, 2011 10:00 PM        
Good work!
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posted November 27, 2011 10:11 PM        
When the public starts buying the 14r they will be pleased, I didn't mention the shift lever felt it didn't move far to shift, maybe it's just me but it shifted from gear to gear with just a short nudge from my foot,

Tested the brakes really good at the drag strip yesterday lol, they are strong, the seat is wide and comfortable for hours of riding. and I can't say enough about the traction control. That 1441 is no fun at the drag strip! It stays on the back tire, this 2012 model is a beast when racing it, but street driven it's as mellow as you want it to be, very tame when ridden in street conditions. It's a blast to be on it where ever you are.

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posted November 27, 2011 11:04 PM        
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When the public starts buying the 14r they will be pleased, I didn't mention the shift lever felt it didn't move far to shift, maybe it's just me but it shifted from gear to gear with just a short nudge from my foot,

Tested the brakes really good at the drag strip yesterday lol, they are strong, the seat is wide and comfortable for hours of riding. and I can't say enough about the traction control. That 1441 is no fun at the drag strip! It stays on the back tire, this 2012 model is a beast when racing it, but street driven it's as mellow as you want it to be, very tame when ridden in street conditions. It's a blast to be on it where ever you are.

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thanks wee.. i think i am going to get one in january.. i was thinking of the se green but then i see the black is really pretty.. i bite the time to see both in person then decide..
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posted November 28, 2011 01:36 AM        
Looks like fun - power sounds amazing
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burn


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posted November 28, 2011 05:49 AM        
wheelie what where your et's and mph?
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posted November 28, 2011 05:56 AM        
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wheelie what where your et's and mph?
best was a 6.34 best mph was 118, video is in the Texas Raceway thread.

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posted November 28, 2011 06:28 AM        
we'll stick it in the front of this topic too...
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posted November 28, 2011 06:30 AM        
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we'll stick it in the front of this topic too...
what ever I post is Bikeland property

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posted November 28, 2011 10:18 AM        
I've alwaya thought that my 06 would be awesome if it ran like on days like today with -1100 ft DA long power wheelies in second gear just pulling like mad. I figured on days like today it is within maybe 4 hp of a new stock one probably not quit the torque so if the new runs like that in warm weather then awesome. One day I'll surely have one.
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posted November 28, 2011 10:05 PM        
So seems like many bits are shared between previous models, wheelie?
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posted November 28, 2011 10:15 PM        
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So seems like many bits are shared between previous models, wheelie?
Yes they do, but it looks like the wiring is color coded different

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posted November 29, 2011 12:38 PM        
Lol bless them for mixing shit up on all of us!
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posted November 30, 2011 07:13 AM        
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Lol bless them for mixing shit up on all of us!
funny, Bikeland had a press intro before the press intro lol, way to go Bikeland "fish and freek"

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posted November 30, 2011 09:21 AM        
"The fastest who gets paid and the fastest who gets laid". Hahaha.
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posted December 01, 2011 12:41 PM        
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posted December 02, 2011 02:09 AM        
Do you guys have any comments how the bike handles in the turns compared to the past models?
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posted December 02, 2011 03:50 PM        
Sounds great! I just became the first person in Queensland, Australia to put a deposit down and sign a contract on a new 14r! Gotta go to the dealer launch on the 15th December to see one in the flesh. Gonna put Brocks CT single and PCV before it leaves the dealership! Its gonna be schweeet!
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posted December 03, 2011 12:48 AM        
Great news! Post pix!
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posted December 03, 2011 05:00 AM        
Will do.
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posted December 04, 2011 10:25 AM        
Cool!
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