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Old 04-25-2004, 01:25 PM   #91
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Old 04-25-2004, 01:32 PM   #92
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How about reading comprehension skills. I'll be danged if I take lip of a some krout lover.



Read the article. The bike scared them. It scared them just like the GSXR-1000 did.



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Old 04-25-2004, 01:35 PM   #93
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I believe this is the first time an Aprilia Mille has not won a multibike shootout that it was involved in.



Don't rean anything into it boys. We all know how much MO loves Aprilia. I'm just pointing out that something finally beat the Mille. Well.. A few somethings.



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Old 04-25-2004, 02:49 PM   #94
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Forget about it BMW. I'm quite sure that this motobro rides a scooter. He's just exorcising his angst here.



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Old 04-25-2004, 03:05 PM   #95
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Let me speak reeeal slowly. If someone that can turn the kind of lap times that Sean did tells you that the bike can be less than confidence inspiring on rough pavement, it should serve as a warning to you and your ten tentacled brethren. If you are planning on puchasing and riding one of these missiles, please keep us posted on your lap times. Unless that is you have joined MR. ALLCAPS at the brain repository. VWW
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Old 04-25-2004, 03:10 PM   #96
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Surely this fellow's brain is smaller than his testes. VWW
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Old 04-25-2004, 03:14 PM   #97
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Say Nancy was it you who originally had the bright idea of turning around in the middle of the road, or was it one of the other girls invited along?



No doubt Sean's regretting letting the squids come.



Funny how you call me out, when my comments are far less angry than JAC's. What's the matter SBP? Are we cross? Cause ya know, if I thought you weren't my friend... I just don't think I could bear it.



sheesh.. I know litre bikes are bad these days, but I don't think a 1000f should qualify as a scooter yet. A whale maybe, but not a scooter.

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Old 04-25-2004, 03:42 PM   #98
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Mile-eater has a point, guys, and you would see it were your memory not as short as yer peckers.

Sean's a good rider - no question there, could run of and leave me on a moped I reckon - 95% of the rest of us I'd bet, too. Doesn't change a thing.

Remember all those 'scary' Gixxers and 'dangerous' R1's? ZX11's not fit for even a man w/ his hair on fire? Next year they were 'docile' compared to the next wave of 'revolutionary' bikes. What are ya' ?! 12, 14 yrs old?

If that won't do it for you - do you remember the first time you cracked a sportbike WFO? Scared hell out of ya' didn't it. Wasn't so awe inspiring 3 mos later was it? Oh, bmw, the preceeding doesn't apply to you as we all know those things can't get out of their own way - guess the viagra prescription that comes with it comes in handy though! ;-P



All we are saying is if it is so bad - live with it for awhile - maybe even LEARN TO RIDE IT (that's for the juistifiably nearsighted) and lets see what the outcome is.



But don't come whining that it is too much for ya' lettin' everyone see your hairless posterior and all....



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Old 04-25-2004, 04:07 PM   #99
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Just to show you that there are no hard feelings I promise not to pi#s in your brain tank when I stop by to say I told you so. Can't guarantee the exclusion of other bodily fluids however. A guy just has to do something with that viagra prescription you know. VWW
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Old 04-25-2004, 04:12 PM   #100
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This accident was caused by really dumb riding and poor judgment. It doesnÂ’t matter what lap times you guys are good for if you canÂ’t navigate ordinary public roads without colliding into each other like something from a Three Stooges cartoon.



In particular:



You say "Â…the fourth rider (Sean on the 999) came around the previous corner and found his older brother blocking the road." Well, something blocking the road (on another curve, maybe a fallen tree, an animal or a child) only becomes a problem if youÂ’re riding too fast to stop within your field of view - which has to be a prime cardinal sin in motorcycling, especially on the street where yes, next time it may well be a child...



And then: "Sean decided to aggressively counter-steer left, heading for the hole in front of his brother's bike Â… except for the fact that Dale didn't see Sean coming and continued his U-Turn at about 5mph." Like duh, whether itÂ’s a bike or a deer, given a choice you always aim for the tail. After all, if such things are still moving it's usually forward...



Finally, when you go out there as an accident looking for a place to happen, the kind of skin rash you ended up with indicates you werenÂ’t wearing proper gear for your rather predictable "occasion".



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