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Old 01-30-2009, 07:39 AM   #71
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Alright thats "#@!*in" it! WERE ALL DOING A TRACKDAY! AND EVERYONE OF YOU B*S*A*DS BETTER SHOW UP, NO EXCUSES!

I'll bring the Concours!!
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:10 AM   #72
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SA-WEET! YOU AINT SCARED!
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:20 PM   #73
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Ride through a lake of oil while late braking up to a red light with stopped traffic and tell me if you would rather have ABS or your skillz yo. All of you would be sliding into a bumper without ABS (or the pucker factor would rip your seatcover, he11 with abs the pucker factor almost tore my seat cover). My ABS doesnt kick in till you lose traction, so all my skillz are used in setting up the turn and braking into it. Sounds like there are some crap systems that LR has sampled and I would agree a pulsing lever would irritate the [email protected] out of me. But on the street if its going to save me from the pavement or worse in a panic emergency setting, bring it on.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:23 PM   #74
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I'm scared of wadding my only bike. I know I couldnt be trusted on a track. Its the fear of the other guy that keeps me almost sane on the street. Like Ive posted before, "should your throttle hand be shaking?" Man that blast up highway 1 will forever be etched as one of my favorite life moments, but by no means safe or recommended.

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Old 01-30-2009, 07:26 PM   #75
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Well I havent ridden through any "lakes of oil" latley, in fact none within the past 15years? However as safe as any of you may seem to think a track is, I have come around many o'corners at well over a hundred mph and found red flags "a"wavin and yours truley riding through a hugh "puddle of oil " on the brakes. This has happened on more than one occasion. But choose your weapons if yours happens to be abs then so be it, I'll use my hand. "Ok what that didn't come out right?"
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:02 PM   #76
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"The Best $1000 You Will Ever Spend!"

Ok Pete, time to pony up on your claim. Here's how:

Fly LR and your truly to the Secret MO Testing Grounds.
LR gets the Honda without ABS, and I get one with ABS and a bottle of Stoli.
We'll begin braking runs on wet pavement.
I will consume 1 oz. of Stoli after each run.

If LR out-brakes me before I pass out, the non-ABS crowd wins.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:03 PM   #77
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I volunteer to be in the baseline test group.
Reminds me of the drunk 50 races we have every year for employees. Teams of two one rider takes a lap , hands the bike over and tanks a beer while waiting to do another lap.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:05 PM   #78
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"The Best $1000 You Will Ever Spend!"

Ok Pete, time to pony up on your claim. Here's how:

Fly LR and your truly to the Secret MO Testing Grounds.
LR gets the Honda without ABS, and I get one with ABS and a bottle of Stoli.
We'll begin braking runs on wet pavement.
I will consume 1 oz. of Stoli after each run.

If LR out-brakes me before I pass out, the non-ABS crowd wins.

I volunteer to be in the baseline test group.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:47 PM   #79
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Reminds me of the drunk 50 races we have every year for employees. Teams of two one rider takes a lap , hands the bike over and tanks a beer while waiting to do another lap.
Sounds like it'd be a great time......as long as I'm not riding *my* bike. I'd doit with someone else's though.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:11 PM   #80
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Typical Wisconsin-based HawkGT Rally - I seem to recall a particularly Holstein-ish furred fiddy a few years ago shaking-off its "Wrangler" and making an endo-type break for the side of a particular Moto-Journo's VW Hippy-van. The beer-soaked onlookers rushed immediately to its aid, heedless of the Gaucho-in-training lying in a heap.................


"Arrgh! Save the Fiddy! Oh, thank GOD this thing is alright. Anybody see who was riding it?"
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