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Old 08-20-2005, 02:59 PM   #71
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I agree that coming out with limits on top speed won't solve anything, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen and don't think it really is a bad thing. I am a active sportbike enthusiast, ex-racer, industry employee, and on going track day fanatic, but I still don't think we really need bikes that are capable of over 150 mph! Probably would get pistol whipped for that one by many, but when you sportbike ride on real roads, how many times do you really go that fast? Even us super-fast guys might ride up to that high speed (not regarding the laws and consequences of this action) for a few short seconds before going back down to a more managable and safe speed.



If the manufacturers were restricted at 150 mph, then they could concentrate on the bikes performance for that real world power of zero to 120 mph where 99% of the riders really use and need the power.



Of course we all know the real answer: EDUCATION! I strongly believe in a tier'd licensing program like Europe which encourages young (or old) new riders to start off small before be allowed to move up to a larger bike. Plus the test are much tougher, especially in countries like Germany or Japan to get your license. Weeding out those who probably shouldn't be on a motorcycle in the first place!



We do have to stop all these new riders from jumping on 2000cc cruisers, or 100+ hp sportbikes as their first rides! What mostly happens is they either get discouraged from riding because of their inability to ride the bike confidently, or a worse scenario, they crash. Which they then get out of the sport and start trashing the sport as "too dangerous!"
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:12 PM   #72
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maladg, is the e-mail a joke, or do you really do accodian repair? 'Cuz i've got a question about a Cordovox Super V (5)...



no really, I have an accordian question.



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Old 08-20-2005, 04:48 PM   #73
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"Iraqis are arguably no more free than they were under Saddam, and we are demonstrably less so."



BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Yeah, right.



"If motorcycles are restricted to a certain speed or power it will be but a drop in a swimming pool of abuse of far more fundamental rights."



Yes, our fundamental rights are so abused that every bongo-playing hippie dork, every retarded celebrity, every lying megaton Michigan propagandist, and every dolt on a motorcycle message board can type, write, and scream comparisons of Bush to Hitler and suffer no persecution whatsoever.



Abe, you and your bunch are bigger drama queens that the average teenage girl, and half as rational.
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:54 PM   #74
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He did shoot the kid. Violation of possession ban in DC was mandatory year in jail, Rowan served 365 days less than that. And that was WITH shooting the evil poolhopper. He never apologized.



"Do as I say, not as I do" is the motto of the crusading lefty. Kinda like hectoring people about biodiesel cars and not buying one yourself.
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:57 PM   #75
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"Or just take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."



Oh, we're in some pretty sh*t now! Game over, man!"
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:59 PM   #76
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They're all Mommies at heart, and everybody's a child to them.
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:14 PM   #77
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Do any of you economic geniuses remember the Carter years? Double-digit interest rates, double-digit inflation, double-digit unemployment. And you're wailing and gnashing your teeth over an economy with sub-5% unemployment, record home ownership, and consumer electronics that cost about a fifth of what they did thirty years ago.







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Old 08-21-2005, 02:49 AM   #78
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I think cops just need to give more tickets and it should be left at that. If it's a problem why are cops not giving tickets. I had a couple of fast bikes and you end up getting tickets and then slowing down or you lose it. Do cops target fast cars ? yes. Should cops target fast bikes. yes. Should cops target drunk drivers ? yes. Of the three the least dangerous to us all is the sport bike rider. So lets get things into true perspective. You want to make this a better world, target drunk drivers.
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:41 AM   #79
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No, sorry. My high school sweetie was an accordion player as was here Dad. Hint: that was very, very strange in suburban ATL in the late 60's & early 70s.



The "Accordion Repair" and "E. Frank Nerkhauser" are from the great Bruce McCall's book ZANY AFTERNOONS. I took them from the chapter entitled "Popular WorkBench - Written so even YOU can understand".



Sorry to get your hopes up. Good luck with accordion repair.



"I Quit, Boss! There's Plenty More Money These Days in ACCORDION REPAIR". Just send $500 in cash for handbook & free harmonica to THE HOW OF ACCORDIONS, Dept 0001, Buffalo, NY.



E. Frank was relating the story of Dr. Fang's attempt to link the Ammonia People of Pluto to the Pyramid builders by radio...or something.
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:43 AM   #80
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I have yet to see it. His brother reports to me that recoil is not too bad. But it costs about $4/round to shoot.



I'm headed out to Cody, WY next year. IF I remember, I'll report in.
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