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Old 02-04-2014, 06:11 AM   #41
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: S.E. Pennsylvania (Reading)
Oddometer: 3,243
I like older technology and new, when it's mixed together properly.
Air/oil cooling with NikaSil and F.I. for starters seems like a great match.
Both combined allow for less moving parts than a liquid cooled carbed bike does but...
I've never had an older tech bike NOT give me warnings before it was going to take a crap.
F.I. and modern electronics on the other hand, can take a shit in the blink of an eye with no warning at all.

Since I consider myself a pretty competent shade-tree mechanic/trouble shooter, none of the technologies bothers me but, I will take a bike that is simpler to work on (no plumbing in the way and adjustable screw/locknut tappets) any day of the week vs. absolute power.
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