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    Quote Originally Posted by liberpolly View Post
    Nothing is that easy to ride and have tons of fun, nothing!
    Honda XR75 (or 80) in a vacant lot. Better yet, 2 Honda XR's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTY View Post
    The multi line dealer we went to had a dozen R3's on the floor. All were tagged " DO NOT SELL".
    Seems Yamaha has a C.A.R.B. Problem....
    Perhaps they could send on my way at a discount.
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    Took it out today to get some seat time. Ended up doing just shy of 200 miles. The seat is a plank but it didn't really start getting to me until half way through the ride. The seating position may be upright, but it's not upright like the Tiger. So my shoulders and neck were also tired.

    This bike is tons of fun! I was amazed how easy it is to ride, and it practically falls into corners. Likely because I'm used to heavier bikes and the inputs I am used to giving are not needed for this bike.

    It does legal speeds just fine. If you think you outgrow this bike, it's because you are not comfortable with higher revving machines. I had no trouble keeping up with a sensible small group pace, even on long straights.
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    Hey, at my age running hot and loss of spark is a common problem.
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    I realize your bum is going to be on it, but that's a nasty-looking piece of gel foam. 😄

    I have a regular sheepskin, and also an air hawk I could employ for long trips. Or I could employ a better tool for the job, and just take the Tiger 800.
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    Hey, at my age running hot and loss of spark is a common problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal LabRat View Post
    I realize your bum is going to be on it, but that's a nasty-looking piece of gel foam. ��

    I have a regular sheepskin, and also an air hawk I could employ for long trips. Or I could employ a better tool for the job, and just take the Tiger 800.
    I'm with you on that, I almost didn't want to watch him squeeze it looks too much like the stuff they put in padded bras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal LabRat View Post
    It does legal speeds just fine. If you think you outgrow this bike, it's because you are not comfortable with higher revving machines. I had no trouble keeping up with a sensible small group pace, even on long straights.
    Yep for sure. As I mentioned I had no trouble keeping up with a non-sensible small group pace I dunno about the straights though!? I've had my 300 for a while now and I can't say enough great things about that bike. It does everything it's supposed to do and does it brilliantly. I seem to really gravitate towards ferocious so I wouldn't want the Ninja to be my only machine (as it's decidedly not ferocious) but for a occasional weekend charge at the canyons and particularly my commute to work it's certainly a genuinely fantastic bike.

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    Your review of the bike was what tipped the scale for me to pull the trigger. I had heard it over and over from several sources who demoed it (and the R3) on the track. I also wanted real life experience from someone who has more but also has fun with less. Thank you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugguts View Post
    Hey, at my age running hot and loss of spark is a common problem.
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    If weight was that much of a concern, I would be eating more salad...just sayin'.

    Don't let them kid you, Bar-B-Que salad and potato salad are both salads! It's not their fault fat doesn't know it!

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