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Old 11-08-2011, 07:35 AM   #21
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I think the intangible phenomonenon of it being fun to go fast on a slower bike has to do with loading the chassis by maintaining corner speed and the exciting sensations that creates. Knowing that the motor won't overwhelm with power, the rider can focus on what the tires and chassis are doing, and ride them closer to the edge to attain "fast" speeds.

That is my main beef with street ridden supersport bikes. It is not possible (in a remotely sane way) to generate enough speed on the street to "load" them. On the other end of the spectrum, a dual sport with a pair of trail wing tires on it, ridden hard on a tight canyon road, wriggling here, sliding there, but always predicitible, is great fun.

I like my street bike for the liquid rush of speed it can generate, but after awhile that can grow a bit old. Scary as it sounds, as I age, I am beginning to understand cruiser guys! The idea of a bike like a Duc Multistrada or even a big Vic bagger (with engine mods) is starting to appeal to me more than my FZ1 right now, to be honest. A bike that rumbles and has character when it is not on the cam and rippin'. The FZ1 has character, but it needs to be tempting me to go to jail speeds to fully display it, and one can't venture there for too long off the racetrack. Wish I had a track close by...

No matter what, there will always be high perf dirt bike in my garage. A fast 4 stroke dirt bike that handles well is a joy indeed, like nothing riding the street alone can give, and there are no rules off road. Dirt biking brings out the moto child in me, and that is priceless as geezerdom closes in. Gonna keep hittin' the gym, taking fish oil and praying my vitality holds out. The speeds may eventually drop, but I plan to ride off road to the point that people are shocked by it. Malcolm Smith, well, he is my freakin; hero
Good points. Another plus to wringing out a "slow" bike is that the chances of launching yourself off of a 2000 foot drop in our Rocky mountains if you slide off the road are greatly reduced.

You have to "work" to make good times on a "slow" bike. Any squid can twist the throttle on a Gixxer.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:15 AM   #22
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You have to "work" to make good times on a "slow" bike. Any squid can twist the throttle on a Gixxer.
But.... But.... PENIS ENVY.... Never ride a bike with less than 130 HP.... PENIS ENVY!!!!.....
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:16 PM   #23
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There's a guy in Cocoa, FL who is pretty well known for rebuilding classic bikes. His name is Richard Burber (pronounced "boober"), and he brought 4 old Guzzis to the FL C2C Ride.

One was a 72 El Dorado, set up for touring with matching hard bags, a light bar, and a windscreen. He'd rebuilt it from the frame up for a customer, who rode it to and for the event. There was a second early '70's Eldo that was all original. Very cool, and holding up well for its age. Richard rode a Guzzi side-hack rig; I don't know if the sidecar was OEM or 3rd party, but it was very neat. I didn't see much of the 4th; it arrived late in the evening.

You can see photos of a couple of them here:
Florida Coast2Coast Ride VI/Nov. 12th., 2011 - Page 3 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:04 AM   #24
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There's a guy in Cocoa, FL who is pretty well known for rebuilding classic bikes. His name is Richard Burber (pronounced "boober"), and he brought 4 old Guzzis to the FL C2C Ride.

One was a 72 El Dorado, set up for touring with matching hard bags, a light bar, and a windscreen. He'd rebuilt it from the frame up for a customer, who rode it to and for the event. There was a second early '70's Eldo that was all original. Very cool, and holding up well for its age. Richard rode a Guzzi side-hack rig; I don't know if the sidecar was OEM or 3rd party, but it was very neat. I didn't see much of the 4th; it arrived late in the evening.

You can see photos of a couple of them here:
Florida Coast2Coast Ride VI/Nov. 12th., 2011 - Page 3 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums


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Old 11-15-2011, 08:28 AM   #25
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"You are not logged in"...."You do not have permission to view this page"... "you ride a superior BMW and therefore should not sully your eyeballs with our inferior imitations"



I made up the last part.....
Oh. Well. Never mind then. Trust me, you wouldn't have liked them anyway.
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