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Gone to the dark side

Post by J.J. on Sun 25 May 2008, 21:19

My (new) 2000 R1.
It was time to say goodbye to the Blade, and it was a toss up between an R1 and a 929/954 and this came along first whistle






just for the record i am stilla Blade enthusiast cheers

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Re: Gone to the dark side

Post by jallen on Sun 25 May 2008, 22:14

Nice bike...Jollygiant likes them Smile

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Re: Gone to the dark side

Post by stuart on Mon 26 May 2008, 09:24

Smart looking bike, I'm sure you will have loads of fun on it.
Totally different riding to the blade - enjoy
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Re: Gone to the dark side

Post by Firebladeradmin on Mon 26 May 2008, 09:30

Its ok I guess thumbup

Happy riding rockon
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Re: Gone to the dark side

Post by J.J. on Mon 26 May 2008, 10:19

thanks :-)

compared with my 94 blade it feels smaller more planted and definitely better acceleration.
I would have loved to have kept the blade but garage space and funds do not allow..
i'll be back on a newer blade in a couple of years hyper

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Re: Gone to the dark side

Post by silverback on Mon 26 May 2008, 10:35

mmm now this might sound daft coming from someone that has a R1.
I would have bought the 954 over a 2000 R1 IMO.
Nice bike, but I had handling issues with my 2000 yam, the front felt it was going to tuck under at every corner.
I was convinced it was my riding style until people started talking about it in the bike mags.
With better tyres nowadays, hopefully you'll not feel this.
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Re: Gone to the dark side

Post by J.J. on Mon 26 May 2008, 13:44

silverback wrote:mmm now this might sound daft coming from someone that has a R1.
I would have bought the 954 over a 2000 R1 IMO.
Nice bike, but I had handling issues with my 2000 yam, the front felt it was going to tuck under at every corner.
I was convinced it was my riding style until people started talking about it in the bike mags.
With better tyres nowadays, hopefully you'll not feel this.

only had a few hours on it so far and haven't pushed it that hard yet. But not noticed anything like that yet. It's got BT14's on at the moment with a decent bit of wear left in them.
Its a price issue too, bikes here cost at least double what you pay in the UK, this cost me 8000, and i got 4200 back off the 94 blade.. the 954s i seen were up around 10-11000... fekkin ridiculous...

But thanks for the heads up mate, i'll keep a look out for that
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Re: Gone to the dark side

Post by silverback on Mon 26 May 2008, 13:55

P.S get yourself a steering damper on her NOW.
Wouldn't it have been cheaper buying 1 over here and taking the ferry back???
F**king know where i'm selling the wifes 954 now happyahh
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Re: Gone to the dark side

Post by J.J. on Mon 26 May 2008, 14:38

silverback wrote:P.S get yourself a steering damper on her NOW.
Wouldn't it have been cheaper buying 1 over here and taking the ferry back???
F**king know where i'm selling the wifes 954 now happyahh

yep, considering that... already had a couple of head shakes..
import tax will knock it up to around the same price...

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Re: Gone to the dark side

Post by Jollygiant on Wed 28 May 2008, 19:18

Good choice.

As for the front folding, not had any inkling of that happening on mine nor any head shakes.
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