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swft


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posted August 17, 2007 08:03 AM        
The Roads Seem Wider Now...

Ok, so this morning was the first ride of any length (70 miles to a meeting) and it was over a varying course. Country roads, secondary highways, city streets and interstate. First thing I feel is that a narrow bike underneath you like this one allows me to move around more. To involve myself in the ride like it's hard to do on a bigger bike. Next thing is the lack of weight. Transitions are instant, and the ability to pick it up off a line in a corner and put it back down on another like without even thinking about it is a great feeling. Next thing is the stability. I've had light bikes before, but none as stable as this 1098S is. Absolutely unflappable, no matter what the road surface is like. My ride included everything from 45mph corners with rutted grooves from heavy truck traffic, to 75mph downhill corners. In all of it, the bike just amazed me at the 'on rails' feeling.
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posted August 17, 2007 03:31 PM        
It's pretty amazing alright. Maybe TOO amazing........It'a easy to find yourself riding 9/10 on that thing!
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posted August 19, 2007 09:45 AM        
swft - you traded in your Kawasaki ZX14 for your new 1098 right?

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swft


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posted August 19, 2007 03:37 PM        
PK - Correct!
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posted August 19, 2007 03:38 PM        
And Doug, yer right. Entirely too easy to look down and take a gulp, tell yourself 'ok cowboy, rein it in a little bit. Otherwise they're gonna need a stick and plastic bag to pick up the pieces...'.
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posted August 30, 2007 10:50 AM        
Hey - glad to hear you are having fun!

I have only ridden Fish_Antlers 1098 a couple of times, but I think it could be a bike I might want to keep around for awhile...

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posted September 11, 2007 08:22 AM        
It is *sweet* the mechanical noises keep me involved in what the bike is doing. In some ways, I *feel* like I'm going faster than I am, which isn't a bad thing!
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posted September 12, 2007 09:56 PM        
oyster run?
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