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Old 12-13-2000, 03:23 PM   #31
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Dude!!!

... I read your comment as: ... I can't control my R-1 ... it might get me killed ... I'll stay with my old bike that I have grown accustomed to ... and since I'm a mature {read as "old dog no new tricks please"} sport biker, I don't want any young testoterone filled, non-Viagra taking kids, showing me up.



... AND THE GENE POOL THEORY!!! When are we gonna drop this comment??? I and many other racers, have donated significant amounts of genetic material on tracks round this globe to get that 916 to where it is today ... push the limit!!! or seal your ass in that envelope you call maturity ... and the time capsule in which that 916 belongs.



... Better yet ... I have an ole moped that needs new tires ... take it, and show me how good a rider you are ... Silly ... the rider AND the bike AND your crew AND the road surface AND the weather conditions ... (get it yet?)



Yet the real reason for the inflamed comment, is your last comment about pure power belonging in the hands of the professionals ... like guns ... oh please sign me up ... yeah right !!! Maybe it's just my being an American, with the love of freedom and the jurice prudence to act, that gets me so excited. I'll take two GSX-R1(000)'s please ... one for you to wreck and one for me to beat you 6 times till Sunday.



... have fun at the back of the pack ... I've been told it's a pretty good view ... looking at other guys rears. I still haven't converted though.



I still want more power !!! this guy has never ridden a 500GP has he ... he'd probably say that there is no need for that kinda power ... All I need to do, is get that pipe quiet and I'm on the street ... well during daylight hours anyway.



Who am I? ... Don't be so sure, that you don't already know.
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Old 12-13-2000, 05:21 PM   #32
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Well, not every single one. Sometimes I skip a few days.



Some of us like to take postitons contrary to the majority to stir debate and work the ol' intellect muscles. You should try it.
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Old 12-13-2000, 08:48 PM   #33
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If only it were so...unfortunately, every year there's a new crop of 10-armed mollusks with the newest, bestest bikes. They seem to be slightly worse riders every year.



But you know what? I've decided I just don't care...I have been assimilated....bzz, crk..bzt



Right on! GSXR1000! All right! I'm gonna put my deposit on one as soon as I can! I'm gonna smoke all of you pussies with your R1's! Woooooo-Hoooo!



I just hope Yosh has a pipe as soon as I get my bike- I just know I'll need that extra 2.7 HP.



Yeeeeeee-Haaaaaaaa!
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Old 12-14-2000, 02:43 AM   #34
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Seen LOTS of rears.....as I was PASSING THEM! In all seriousness, It's lasted 15 years, and over 30,000 miles (it sat for over 4 years in a storage shed when I moved to Ohio before I went back and got it), with nothing but brushes for the alternator, and a clutch when my "friend" burned it up doing burnouts. Look at the record number of endurance race wins the first generation GSXR's had. They won the 24 Hours West at Willow springs every year I was there. Team Hammer, Vance&Hines, Team Valvoline Suzuki. Look at their dominance in the ORIGINAL Formula USA series. Not this wimpy substitute series with their restrictive "rules". I doubt the Fireblade (you must be from the UK or something) will have as storied a history. Time will tell. That the 750 did as well against a bike with 179cc's more should worry you....
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Old 12-14-2000, 02:57 AM   #35
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Nobody needs a $1.25 million McLaren F1 that has over 600 hp and will do 230mph either, but God bless 'em if somebody makes it, and somebody buys it. I read a rather humbling story from some rich dweeb in the UK that bought one, and wadded it into a ditch the first week, trying to see "wottit'lldo". He was unhurt, and very humbled ny the experience, saying that the repairs cost more than a BMW 3 series. He also said that he went out and immediately got some expert driving instruction and track time, so it wouldn't happen again. Unfortunatly, most people (squids) that experience things like this on their bikes don't walk away with just a bruised ego, and a deflated wallet like this guy. There's a moral in here somewhere......
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Old 12-14-2000, 04:34 AM   #36
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Well said .. Couldnt agree with you more.



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Old 12-14-2000, 04:52 AM   #37
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Hey, don't worry about it. Safetycrats don't read Motorcycle Online. All they read are insurance tables and the latest regulatory package from DC.
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Old 12-14-2000, 05:06 AM   #38
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I think as alway its not the bikes fualt that it ends up on the ground. It is the Ham-fisted-clowns that ride them. At the track you watch the people ride around R1s and other power deamons on RS&TZ 125&250. Its not all in the power. But man wouldnt it be fun to have it. I am sure as when the R1 was released there will be no shortage of these ending up in the salavage yard. Go ahead squids buy my next track bike for me. Computrack and some time in the garage and presto change-o some ones bad day turns in to a great track bike. hehehehe

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Old 12-14-2000, 07:02 AM   #39
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To what can't you agree? I do not want anyone to die or be injured, but I don't want politicos using your letter as ammunition to outlaw bike sales. Have you written any letters lately cautioning against razor-type scooters? I see little kids blazing across streets on razors (or copies)...no bike helmet...no pads. One ripple and he's down...should they be pulled from the stores so no H.S. or college students can have one?

I offer tips to other riders based on my experiences. Let's all try that instead of wringing our hands. Cya later; I'm going outside to practice extreme braking and counter-steering.
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Old 12-14-2000, 07:25 AM   #40
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True enough- It's OK to go fast, just make sure you are wearing good protective gear, (over 40MPH=leather or ballistic nylon!) and have some training and confidence. Never ride past where you feel comfortable!



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