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Old 04-04-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
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Mmmmm first post. Personally, I would like to see more straight on side shots, which help a lot in seeing the ergos on different bikes. Granted the rider height is a factor. It seems like shots are always at an angle.
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:58 AM   #2
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Fonzie can use me for the model for this series (for thumpers anyway) and EBass for the accompanying photos on what the bikes look like in a mirror.



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Old 04-04-2005, 12:17 PM   #3
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LOL I too share trepass' view of crotch rockets passing me and I ride a sport bike. I am 40+ and getting fatter. So Yes a rear view of your tested bikes might help me. Most of the time I only have a few tenths of a second to id the bike.... if you know what I mean....
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Old 04-04-2005, 01:08 PM   #4
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Getting old and slow has its compensations. Now I can ride around to my heart's content knowing that some young dumb@ss is gonna go sailing by me on East Canyon Road and trigger the Utah Highway Patrol's laser gun before I do.



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Old 04-04-2005, 06:32 PM   #5
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From one Geezer to another. My VFR has chrome underseat exhausts. The hairy tradesman crack is NOT part of the bike
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:05 AM   #6
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It was a Hondayamakawizuki. There's close to a billion of them. If it was a Triumph he was your age.



You can beat any of these kids on sportbikes on any ride loop, any day of the week. Don't bring a cell phone, drink your coffee fast and don't talk to anybody. You'll be home before all of them, enjoying your afternoon nap! Trust me on this one.
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:03 AM   #7
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Hey, trespass...beg, borrow or steal a ride on one of those things. WOW!

If I were 20 yrs younger and a few more pounds more than that lighter, I'd be in real trouble!



MO is right - great attitude. And Tigercub is right, too. Like the great PJ O'Rourke says: Age and Guile beats Youth, Innocence and a Bad Haircut - which is actually a title of one of his many wonderful books.
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Old 04-05-2005, 02:30 PM   #8
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Welcome to my (slow) side of the street.
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:06 PM   #9
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Look, MO, I don't care WHAT angle you shoot the photos from as long as you stop showing the front of the BMW R1200ST!



Sounds like a great bike, but it's a good thing you can't see it while you're riding it.
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:05 AM   #10
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"I'm over 50 and getting fat. I still ride..." I could wrote that! I have progressed (regressed?) from a sport bike to a fast standard and now I am thinking cruiser. In a way it is really depressing but then, it is not as depressing as no riding!!! I fear my reflexes are not up to the task of riding a fast bike any more, plus when I am riding I try to use what the bike is capable of and so I am always trying to go fast or at least as fast as I can (no one will every mistake me for Bostrom etc!) So now I am getting to the point of wanting a bike to relax on and just enjoy being on the road without the self imposed pressure to ride it like I stole it! The great gods of motorcycling forgive me but I am actually thinking of a Road King.. I could get some Edelbrock heads, a big bore kit and remap the FIÂ…damn, its in my bloodÂ…
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