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Pics of the 450 at Laguna Seca

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Me Got a Woody

yz450_1.jpg

Plus

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plus

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and just for grins me next bike after I go IPO

bennili.jpg

Enjoy

If you want to see some pics of Laguna go here

Laguna Superbikes

[ July 15, 2002: Message edited by: E.G.O.**** ]

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So Ego, ya gonna write a big fat check for that benelli?

Id hold out for a Petronas!

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I dont like the huge exhaust , this was a major gripe in the Honda forum about the CRF450, I wonder why Yamaha choose to go the same way. Loop out once and it looks like you will be buying a new one.

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Shawn

If we go IPO I wont buy anything with a check

Cha-Ching :D

In fact I have looked at the following:

the benelli

the Duc 998r

and the MV-Agusta f4

Or maybe All three :D

then I retire to the seclusion of having a job at a Bike Shop parts or just sweeping..... :)

BTW

Yes Thats me holding the Bike, We all turn into Kids :D

[ July 15, 2002: Message edited by: E.G.O.**** ]

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DaveJ

Was not there my son took the pics. I had to send me daughter off to camp so guess what one (Me beautiful Daughter always Wins).

If I was there believe me I would have been bouncing that puppy to know end and begging I mean writing chks to ride it :)

[ July 15, 2002: Message edited by: E.G.O.**** ]

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Dang EGO, that Benelli looks sweeeeeeet, BUT.........that seat tank junction looks ummmmmm, like it could be painful :) !!

Dodger :D:D

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That tank to seat junction is what is gonna keep that thing from ever being run a the Island of Mann for sure. Can you imagine 4 feet of air at 100+ and hitting that tank? Vienna Boys chior here you come!!

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EGO,

Was anyone riding the bike? Or was it for demo purposes? If so how did it sound with the 10ft muffler LOL?

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E.G.O. - Thanks for the Laguna pics! It must have been a GREAT time up there. Love the pics of the Dukes. Too bad brother Ben didn't go 2-2, oh well we will get'em next year.

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Is it just me... or does that rear fender look like it needs some Viagra? Looks a little droopy... :)

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Originally posted by Yak:

I dont like the huge exhaust , this was a major gripe in the Honda forum about the CRF450, I wonder why Yamaha choose to go the same way. Loop out once and it looks like you will be buying a new one.

Huge? That's an understatement....it looks like they added a TRASHCAN to the back end LOL....

I see lots of hacksaws coming out of storage for this bike...

:):D

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The new plastic makes a good looking bike look great! I want to know if the tank, seat, side panels, and air box will fit on my 01 250F?!?!?! I might have to add a subframe to the list too.

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All those photos and not a single umbrella girl!!??

I'm so disappointed.

BTW, did anyone take the bike off of the stand and move around on it?

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Hey EGO - I drove by Laguna Seca on Friday. I thought about going in but had to much to do. Moved my wife and kids to Pacific Grove that week.

If I'da known they had the 450F!!!! Dag-nabbit!

Cool pics. Thanks to your son.

Steve T

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skthom2320

We were in Cannery Row Friday Night, thats what I call a bike rally, there were some fine looking bikes there. We ran into Miguel Duhamel at the peer, I shook his hand and said even though I am a Yamaha Fan Good luck, he laughed and we spoke a little bit about his Dad Yavonne Duhamel. I told him I saw his old man bail on the cork screw way back when in the ealry 80's. Miguel Crashed in the same freaking spot this week-end

I figure now he is gonna kick me butt for hexing him :)

Hey I hope your moving with the wife and kids ?

[ July 16, 2002: Message edited by: E.G.O.**** ]

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Originally posted by Yak:

I dont like the huge exhaust , this was a major gripe in the Honda forum about the CRF450, I wonder why Yamaha choose to go the same way. Loop out once and it looks like you will be buying a new one.

Loop out once and you will be in the hospital for a while. :)

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Anyone have any info on when the 450F will be out. My local dealer said 2 months, but I think the guy was just guessing.

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I'm wondering why Yamaha put a trials seat on it. Every time Yamaha redesigns their bikes the seat gets thinner and thinner. Next time around it will just have a decal that looks like a seat!

I liked my 95 YZ250 couch. Now that was a seat!

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