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Old 05-24-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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I am picking up my 08 LS3 C6 today after nearly 3 months of being down with mods going in! Set back after set back, costly repair after costly repair, led me to buy a 2013 BMW S1000RR. Even with the new bike 9000 rpm rev limiter it is still a beast! I am worried that my vette won't have bring me the pleasure it did before I got the bike or the excitement I am expecting. I know it will still be a ton of fun and maybe even a killer sleeper (as much of a sleeper as a vette could be I guess), but will I be disappointed? Has anyone had these issues before?

Mods when I pick it up today will be: A&A T Trim kit, LS9 cam, Kooks headers & x pipe, RST clutch, Aeromotive A1000 return fuel system... I feel like I am missing something but noting major.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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No car is going to give you the excitement that a bike can, period. Drive a fast car 120 mph and it feels like you're only going 80. Ride a bike at 80 mph and it feels like you're going 120. But it's not all about speed. I sold my bike (R6) to help with the down payment of my vette. I'm very happy with that decision.
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Nice mods and should be a blast to drive
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:29 PM   #4
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Most fun I ever had on the road was on my Gixxer 1000
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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I had a GSXR 600 before I got my vette then after having my vette for about 6 months I sold the bike because it didn't feel faster than my vette. It didn't have that torquey pulling feel like the vette did. Anyway, I had no clue this BMW would feel this way! Now I'm just nervous I won't enjoy the car... Thanks for the input!
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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Biggest mistake I made was selling my CBR1000RR :-(. I'm sure that only a McClaren F1 or an Aventador would match it, but they're out of my league. Your car will be a joy to drive, but don't ever give up that SUPERBIKE OF THE YEAR!

FWIW! I'm looking at the Panigale or S1000RR now as an alternative to my cage ride.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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Well, I'm about 2 hours from picking up my car so I'll let you know! I don't think I'll ever get rid of my BMW though. Gorgeous and FAST! It gets a lot of looks and compliments at work.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #8
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Most fun I ever had on the road was on my Gixxer 1000
but my last bike was a gixxer 750
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:46 PM   #9
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Keep the bike, nothing beats them when the weather is good. My ride is a Kawasaki Concours 1400 which would smoke a ZR1 in the quarter. that's why a fast bike is so much fun.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:55 PM   #10
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The Vette will give you different type of speed rush, and with the setup you are having installed it will be an absolute blast.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:58 PM   #11
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #12
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I wouldn't worry about it. If you get the car back and it's not what you want? Sell it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #13
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you should be able to beat the bike i know i couldthat's the most fun smoking bikes
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you should be able to beat the bike i know i couldthat's the most fun smoking bikes
Not a chance. 185 RWHP stock on a 450 lb bike? I think they run low 9's stock. Not the greatest top speed, but who races to top speed? Anyway, I'm excited to drive my car!
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:21 PM   #15
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Mods like that and your worried you won't enjoy it? This is a joke right? LMFAO!!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:23 PM   #16
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I can't compare the bike side of it but I sold my ZR1 for a new Grand Sport and put a A&A kit on it. I was worried that the feel would not be the same but in the end I am happier with the GS, just as fast. I do not track my cars so the ZR was a little overkill but it is a amzing car.
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Mods like that and your worried you won't enjoy it? This is a joke right? LMFAO!!!
I know I'll enjoy it! Lol! I'm just worried that the bike that cost as much as just my mods will bring me more enjoyment.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #18
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trust me , your 2013 BMW S1000RR is like a mini bike next to my turbo busa and my blown 08 with almost 700 rwhp is scary fast.
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Not a chance. 185 RWHP stock on a 450 lb bike? I think they run low 9's stock. Not the greatest top speed, but who races to top speed? Anyway, I'm excited to drive my car!
how did i know you would say that, because that's what what all the bikes thought, i have ran 10.16 NA on a green track leaving soft, i know the car has a 9.8s in it, now add the very nice nitrous system i built with its own fuel cell and pump with C16 that can be run with the 93 octane street race tune and nitrous all the same tune that is armed, add that to the 9.8s and most bikes cant run those times off the track and the ones that can the riders cant without the big burnout and once i launch, that's with low 1.3 60 fts, the bike can screw up from shock
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how did i know you would say that, because that's what what all the bikes thought, i have ran 10.16 NA on a green track leaving soft, i know the car has a 9.8s in it, now add the very nice nitrous system i built with its own fuel cell and pump with C16 that can be run with the 93 octane street race tune and nitrous all the same tune that is armed, add that to the 9.8s and most bikes cant run those times off the track and the ones that can the riders cant without the big burnout and once i launch, that's with low 1.3 60 fts, the bike can screw up from shock
So lets see... 10.16 versus 8.44 @161 for a s1000rr with an exhaust, lengthened swingarm, and a tune.
And running LOW 9s @ 145-150, bone stock.

So what's your trap look like compared to that?
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