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Your bike is just the coolest. Really would like to see it in the daylight from multiple angles. Looks like you've modified the exhaust also. That is one bad bike! I just can't get over that rear fender. Might want to remove those tank stickers. Someone pointed that out to me early on and now when I see them they stand out instantly.


Hey gonichi87 - do you leave your bike in 2nd when you come to a stop sign and just take off in 2nd gear? I agree the bike is so powerful that one really doesn't need to go into 1st, but old habits die hard and I just don't think I can break that one.


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...do you leave your bike in 2nd when you come to a stop sign and just take off in 2nd gear? I agree the bike is so powerful that one really doesn't need to go into 1st, but old habits die hard and I just don't think I can break that one.


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Sorry, I couldn't resist jumping into this topic. I never use 1st, except maneuvering in a parking lot, and heard from several of us saying that in an older thread. I go to neutral or hold 2nd when stopping at intersections. Different story if you're riding 2 up with a week of luggage and a trailer... LOL. Heard of a guy with a bad ankle, who always starts out in 3rd. You only have to slip the clutch a little bit to start out in 5th!:eek:
 

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Interesting! The thought never occurred to me in all my years of motorcycling. Being there is a 1st gear, my mind just logically told me to use it. I hate to start doing this though, because few bikes are as powerful, and if I get on someone else's bike and try this, I might just kill it trying to take off from a stop. And since I have four bikes, it's probably best to stick with using 1st. Although, all of them are Hondas and all at least 1300 or 1800 engines, so maybe I could get away with it.


Good to know this though!


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Starting out in 1st doesn't bother me at all. Bike has so much torque and power it's easy to get through the gears quickly.
 

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... Did I ever mention I like the Rune?
Yes, you have. And we have tried, unsuccessfully, to disabuse you of this Rune fetish. :)

I'm amused that the OP has tormented some members here with some stealth-mode, low-light pics and videos. Obviously the Finns don't subscribe to "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". :D
 
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