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Old 04-03-2012, 01:07 PM   #1891
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Really a good bike, not for track, but to do ride, long ride on beautiful roads
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #1892
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Really a good bike, not for track, but to do ride, long ride on beautiful roads
Salut,
so you have some first hand experience with this bike?
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #1893
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Salut voisin

I live near Chambery, so near the switzerland

yes i know this bike, really good and strong. It's a good bike with no problems if all the machining planning was ok.

But beware, it's not a modern bike. The Thunderace is heavy, and big, but easy to ride...
The engine is really powerful and nice, but the gearbox is like other yamaha, HARD! For the rest, all it's easy.

it's a good bike, old bike, but this bike could give you a maximum pleasure, if you ride the thunderace like you love sweetly a women
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #1894
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Salut voisin

I live near Chambery, so near the switzerland

yes i know this bike, really good and strong. It's a good bike with no problems if all the machining planning was ok.

But beware, it's not a modern bike. The Thunderace is heavy, and big, but easy to ride...
The engine is really powerful and nice, but the gearbox is like other yamaha, HARD! For the rest, all it's easy.

it's a good bike, old bike, but this bike could give you a maximum pleasure, if you ride the thunderace like you love sweetly a women
That does sound good.
I've ridden a Yamaha FZS1000 from 2003 for the last 6 years, put 85'000 km on it, so I guess I am familiar with Yamahas from that period.
Alright, the Thunderace moves right to number two on the list:
FZS 1000 Fazer
YZF 1000 Thunderace

Merci encore!

Btw - Chambery, cool. That's not more than a good two hours ride through beautiful landscapes from here!
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:00 AM   #1895
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Salut voisin

it's a good bike, old bike, but this bike could give you a maximum pleasure, if you ride the thunderace like you love sweetly a women

I like your thinking - this advice sould be given on rider training courses! Lol!
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:21 AM   #1896
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That does sound good.
I've ridden a Yamaha FZS1000 from 2003 for the last 6 years, put 85'000 km on it, so I guess I am familiar with Yamahas from that period.
Alright, the Thunderace moves right to number two on the list:
FZS 1000 Fazer
YZF 1000 Thunderace

Merci encore!

Btw - Chambery, cool. That's not more than a good two hours ride through beautiful landscapes from here!

I think the 'Ace' is a great bike .... we have had a couple out on our rides... Both Ally and Tiger had them ...and despite being older bikes they were right 'on the pace' with the modern bikes.

Tiger's Ace back in 2007



Ally on his Ace in 2009



You can pick up a good, low mileage (12,000 - 15,000 miles) Ace here for about 2,500 ... and a higher mileage ones for about 1,750 - 2,000.

Failing that, for an extra 1,000 you can start looking at K1 GSXR 1000'S.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:27 AM   #1897
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More pics from Sunday's ride ...

Heading to Aberfeldy








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Old 04-04-2012, 08:16 AM   #1898
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Was it you?

Hola

I think I saw you guys on Sunday, I was getting fuel at Lix Toll about 12.15pm, when a group blast by, looked like your lot or was I mistaken?

What a great day it was, lets hope this weather lifts soon.

Take care

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #1899
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As with all the bike discussion, you start with what you have now, look at what you'd LIKE to add to the stable, but never forget the ones you wish you had never sold. They define who you are. Truly, Black Pearl, there are many machines, but they are all individuals, with strengths and weaknesses, and character. I have come to accept that no ONE bike can do it all, but that is the joy of riding. As our skills and interests change, so does our stable of machines. Wishing you back in the saddle soon on a soulful metal steed!

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:49 AM   #1900
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I like your thinking - this advice sould be given on rider training courses! Lol!


Kam, in fact you can brutalize the thunder ace, but if you do that you must be very strong with a big level on riding bike. It's like ZX7R, and TILLER, old bike with very very wicked engine and little be heavy, so your level riding must be very high if you want play hard with...

It's different with modern bike, they are easier and lighter.

But when you arrive at this level, it's like to see your so sweety wife became a so beautiful gorgeous furious hot woman . You arrive on an other universe
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #1901
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Damn Kamchat you have such bad luck with Gixxer speedos, seems this new bike has the same problem as your old one.

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Old 04-04-2012, 12:06 PM   #1902
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Hola

I think I saw you guys on Sunday, I was getting fuel at Lix Toll about 12.15pm, when a group blast by, looked like your lot or was I mistaken?

What a great day it was, lets hope this weather lifts soon.

Take care

Gucci

Hi mate, sorry but it wasn't us. At 12.15 we were just leaving Callander and we then turned off to Crieff and then up to Aberfeldy..... we came back along the top of Loch Tay and through Killin to emerge back onto the A85 at Lix Toll ...but by then it was 3.00 pm.

As for the weather .... Yeah - What a change! - Bring back summer!
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #1903
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As with all the bike discussion, you start with what you have now, look at what you'd LIKE to add to the stable, but never forget the ones you wish you had never sold. They define who you are. Truly, Black Pearl, there are many machines, but they are all individuals, with strengths and weaknesses, and character. I have come to accept that no ONE bike can do it all, but that is the joy of riding. As our skills and interests change, so does our stable of machines. Wishing you back in the saddle soon on a soulful metal steed!

Shiny side up! (Throttle on, Leaning in!)
I like this idea of having 'a stable of machines' .......... Maybe one day......
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #1904
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I like this idea of having 'a stable of machines' ...
Is a blessing and a curse... Right now I need to sell one to get anything else, but is nice to have options when you have one torn down!

Rain of shine, unless there is ice on the road, I'll ride!
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #1905
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But when you arrive at this level, it's like to see your so sweety wife became a so beautiful gorgeous furious hot woman . You arrive on an other universe

Lol! - I'm enjoying your passion for passionate similes
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