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Old 10-15-2004, 12:50 PM   #121
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Default Re: over my head

I ride this road several times a year and can easily traverse it at 80mph. It was not over my head, and furthermore when I do ride over my head I do it at the track. Perhaps you would have less of a problem with riding over your head if you removed it from your ass.
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Old 10-15-2004, 12:55 PM   #122
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We regularly give each other grief about the style of bike we ride. We also regularly ride together and sometimes switch bikes. Just good natured ribbing, not really serious. I will probably never hear the end of the fact that he kept it up and I couldnt. (no pun intended)
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Old 10-15-2004, 12:58 PM   #123
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I think the ST1300 has the same thing- the bumpers. I had frame sliders, but they didn't do much for the plastic, which is otherworldy expensive. They did the job for the frame though. They must build those heads pretty stoutly on the beemers!
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Old 10-15-2004, 02:47 PM   #124
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Default Re: There you go again K-Y. Time to see a urologist Capt.

I've actually been to Daytona, unlike you, and have seen it for myself. Shut your mouth about things you know nothing about.
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Old 10-15-2004, 02:54 PM   #125
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Default Re: Not quite. Avoiding dangerous situations for Dummies and out of touch Utah resid

The best example recently is above- he's never been to Daytona Bike Week or Biketoberfest, but he's trying to tell me that the hundreds of choppers I see there every year at Bike Week being ridden by 30-year-olds are all figments of my imagination. Apparently I have the ability to manifest my own figments onto film because every picture I've ever seen of a chopper being ridden there is being ridden by exactly who I recall seeing every year.
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Old 10-15-2004, 02:57 PM   #126
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Default Re: The funniest part!

Kpaul must have three or four proctologists- one man couldn't possibly handle an a$$hole of that size.
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Old 10-15-2004, 04:10 PM   #128
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I have an F4i. I totally agree with your comments. In town I'm probably between 4K and 7K most of the time, and I've never found the acceleration lacking. If you go above 7K, things start to move *real* fast.



The comparision at 2500 is unrealistic. A better comparision would have both bikes at a given speed in, say, 1 st gear, and then have the roll on.



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Old 10-15-2004, 05:51 PM   #129
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Default Re: Not quite. Avoiding dangerous situations for Dummies and out of touch Utah resid

If your work is making a fool of yourself.your work has been done for awhile.
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:18 PM   #130
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This is a huge petpeev of mine. I recently sold my RC51 because my insurance agent told me my rates would go from 350 a year to 1800 a year because it was a "Sportbike" and they recently reclassified all sport bikes. This is nothing but social control like countries charging 10 dollars for a back of smokes. When I asked my agent which bikes he gets the most claims on he told me "Oh, the Harley Davidsons. We've found that most of the riders don't have the experience who purchase this bikes". I then replied "why are you raising the insurance rates on the sport bike riders then? That doesn't make sense" and he replied "I don't make the rates, thats the underwriters". I promptly sold my RC51 since I did shop around and I kept running into a grand or more to insure this bike. What does this mean in my future? I'm going to pay cash and just have liability, ride cruisers or nothing at all. The guy who bought my RC51 works for a salvage company who's yard is full of nothing but big fat hogs. When I asked him why sportbikes are more expensive he mention to me that the hogs have a higher resale value Vs the sport bikes. Hence the insurance companies can't make back the money on the wrecked sport bikes like they can the Harley's. I still don't agree with this and it's made me think of giving up bikes all together.
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