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Old 02-28-2002, 02:11 AM   #91
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Ugh, I can barely read the articles that come out of europe. Does the way those limeys write bother anyone else?

Oh yeah nice new R1, not for me though...
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Old 02-28-2002, 02:53 AM   #92
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Thanks for the response. Just what I hoped for. And I couldn't agree more!
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Old 02-28-2002, 03:11 AM   #93
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article sucked. typical brit verbal diarrhea. R1 is a great bike. 954 is a great bike. gsxr is a great bike. duh. that's what they're designed to be.



performance is 80% handling and 20% speed. anyone can go fast straight. it takes zero skill and a right hand. I can smoke anyone on any sport bike if I am familiar with the road and corners. and so can you. I've smoked guys on an R1 while riding my Honda F4 on REAL roads. And so can you. I've smoked guys with my 929 (it handles better than my F4) on any bike everyday. And so can you.

My point is that it's RIDER SKILL that makes the biggest difference. period.
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Old 02-28-2002, 03:54 AM   #94
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Spiro Agnew, patron saint of tax evasion. And how does your laptop smell?
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Old 02-28-2002, 04:10 AM   #95
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The best way to spot a Squid is to look at his rear tire. Only the center part is worn.


Here's what you don't know: The rider that uses up all of his lean angle on the street is probably not a fast rider. Street riders drag pegs and run off the tires because they initiate their turns too slowly. That slow lazy roll requires the rider to keep rolling farther and farther until he runs out of ground clearance.


Accomplished riders snap the bike over, thus tightening their turn radius at speed without using up all the available lean angle.


This is why an accomplished racer on an Electra-Glide can smoke a newbie on an R6 in the twisties. (I have seen this happen... the Electra-Glide rider was an honest-to-gosh road-racer, ran at Daytona in his day. He hung with the "fast" group of our sport bike club all day long. There's a lesson in humility!)
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Old 02-28-2002, 05:00 AM   #96
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A bit confident are we? Don't tell me .... you're Mick Doohan in disguise.



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Old 02-28-2002, 05:25 AM   #97
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Old 02-28-2002, 06:11 AM   #98
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no, just an averavge rider that knows my limitations. I've been passed by guys on F3's on my 929. It's the skill, not the bike at our level.
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Old 02-28-2002, 06:52 AM   #99
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I gave one to Joe_Mama and he gave me one. Why? Is there a problem with this? Hey, it's OK. We're trained professionals...
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:32 AM   #100
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That's an Idea. I already have cat5 in the den, basement (the gamecube and dreamcast), and in two bedrooms. THe crapper two, huh? Ok, let me get to wiring. I need a laptop now. Just for MO. haha.
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