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Old 06-01-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Wasn't bike week waaaaaaaaaay back in the first week of march?!
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:28 PM   #2
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I totally agree.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:32 PM   #3
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...Maybe he should move to Baltimore.



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Old 06-01-2007, 02:39 PM   #4
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Not to worry. It's a fad like disco was. In a few years it'll dwindle back to the people who really like to ride and there'll be plenty of good used deals. This happened before y'know in the 80's. It'll happen again.



Except that this time we'll have sportbike bans to deal with.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:44 PM   #5
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Even though the timing was a bit late, I enjoyed the videos. A great way to blow the last hour of "work!"
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:47 PM   #6
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Gee, i think extended swingarms, lowering, and losing a front disc ARE functional if you're drag racing. which is a pretty big deal in places like, oh, Florida. Especially during bike week.



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can we see some more chase videos? what's new with kpaul?
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:14 PM   #7
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[*]Nice write up ... Really enjoyed it.
Fired me up to go down there. I think custom sportbikes is good thing.. Hopefully, it pushes manufacturers to offer more color choices than Honda Red, Yamaha Blue, Kawasaki Green, and Suzuki (red,white,blue).. I disagree with the author somewhat in that most sportbike owners are performance oriented so most won't destroy that performance.. As johnnyb says if they add a long swing arm it will be cause the guy either drag races or loves the look.. but it will be a minority..
[*] Nice pictures love the custom V-Rod, John Deere bike, etc

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As he said in the past custom cruisers, choppers, bobbers will decline... Custom sportbikes, nakeds, etc will increase. More custom paint jobs, more custom sportbike wheels, etc. kpaul wants to next year..
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:22 PM   #8
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Plan to make the Mt Ranier loop this weekend.



Last weekend went 160+ miles arms were OK but butt went to sleep.. will try some monkey butt stuff..



I'll being using my radar/laser detector hopefully won't be a chase video subject. It works really well.. I suspect some of my radar alarms that have I haven't seen the trooper are probably cause I was being lit up by the WSP spy plane..since I was on a freeway at the time. Tip: If cops are using a aircraft radar is really the only choice.. laser needs to be steady...for a good catch. Washington is sure a pretty state...
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:43 PM   #9
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Aircraft don't use radar, they time your progress between markers on the road.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:47 PM   #10
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I just rode to Myrtle Beach for bike week (and I rode my Warrior, 750 miles there and 650 miles back) and I have to agree with most of the points in this article. All the weekend badasses with their new $35k choppers are a real blast to watch as they paddle their tennis shoe clad feet down the street aren't they? There were a hell of a lot of Hayabusa's about for bike week, but I didn't see as high a percentage of sportbikes, then again that's for the week after in Myrtle....



I've been doing this for 20 years on all kinds of bikes, and I plan to be doing it in another 20, let the good times roll mofos.
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