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Old 08-04-2005, 08:30 AM   #21
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Default Re: Why is it?

Your insecurity astounds me. Are you really so weak minded and unsure of yourself that you have to validate your decision to ride a 600cc Kawasaki by deriding anything different than what you ride?



I used to think you were stupid. I have figured out that you have prevalent insecurity issues. You're only able to validate your decisions by viewing all other choices as inferior. A secure person makes a decision for a particular situation, and moves on. Your insecurity prevents you from simply accepting your decision; you have to rationalize your decision by

convincing yourself all others are wrong.



If you were secure, you wouldn't care what decisions other people made. You'd be glad that they're happy.



You need help.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:43 AM   #22
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I take it you ride a Buell huh?
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:48 AM   #23
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Default Re: Track days = Heroin of the two wheeled junkie

Track day addiction is probably a real chemical addiction to whatever adrenaline, endorphins, or whatever else your body generates during track time. Watch the movie Riding Giants and note how Laird Hamilton, a big wave surfer, gets truly depressed when there are no waves.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:11 AM   #24
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Nope. I have 8 motorcycles. 4 dirt bikes, 4 street bikes. Some air cooled, some water cooled. Singles, twins, Hondas, Yamahas, BMWs. None of my bikes have been back in a shop after I've purchased them. I do all maintenance/repair/modification myself. Even have built my own CDI boxes.



Since I was twelve, I've probably owned 20 motorcycles. I worked as a mechanic at a Honda/Yamaha/Suzuki/Kawasaki shop. Back in the late 1970s/early 1980's, hopped up a TON of Kz900/KZ100s. I like I-4's as much as anyone. I used to demo EVERYTHING.



My favorite ride of all time was the 1979 Honda CBX. I-6. The most technologically advanced motorcycle of its day, and it is STILL beautiful. Too bad i was only 18 when it came out, and I was saving for engineering school.



The whole point is that I've ridden everything, and can see benefits and disadvantages to everything I've ridden. Engineers make choices, designers make choices, and CONSUMERS make choices.



To disavow someone's decision is childish and illustrates your security problems. How many different motorcycles have you ridden? Have you ridden a Buell? I have. I liked it. I decided not to buy one, and moved on. My brother has a Buell (one of only a few in Switzerland), and he loves it. Good for him. He's happy.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:13 AM   #25
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Default Re: Yer holdin' out on us!

Didn't get it yet, any day now. I had to make some changes so the Dyna fell through. I am getting a Thruxton though, that should still work out.



'Far as kickin' me out, you'll have to catch me first....I don't have a GPT anyway but my grey chin beard is almost long enough to braid, does that count?
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:19 AM   #26
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Balony, he's from Colorado, only thing blue on him is mug from ranting about republicrates so much instead of riding.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:23 AM   #27
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Presumably you've ridden one. I found on the one I rode that you had to push it into the corner and pull it back out on the exit. It's similar to Nortons or old Triumphs with clipons. Did you notice that? I wonder if wider bars would help.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:25 AM   #28
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According to his tank bag full of road test results and dyno charts the 600 sportbikes in general and Kawasakis in particular are the best bikes ever made in the whole history of the world.



You clearly don't know your butt from a hole in the ground.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:34 AM   #29
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My test ride was pretty much up and down the freeway so I didn't do much cornering. I know a couple of companys like Norman Hyde, South Bay Triumph and Jack Lilly's are selling new top clamps with dog bones so you can run any bars you want on there for around 4 bills.



From what I could tell it felt more "natural" to me than the R1 I rode last year. If it get's hard on my elbows I'll go with some flat bars.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:37 AM   #30
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I don't know if you guys realized I was asking a question.
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