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Old 10-03-2012, 14:32   #151
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I hear the same line of crap from every little 17 year old ricer driving a Honda on the road. Wanna know what they and you have in common? You're in my rearview mirrors.
Would you like to put some money on that statement?
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Old 10-03-2012, 14:34   #152
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Considering it runs high 11s...a whole damn lot of things. What do you race with your scooter? The fat chicks who should be on it?
What is really funny, is that I see MANY MANY more hot chicks riding scooters than I see on Harleys (or sport bikes). It is not hard to find a very nice looking woman riding a scooter.

Most motorcycle mamas I have on the back of Harleys are old women who dress like 17 year old hookers and think that they look hot.

Most girls I see on the back of sport bikes typically are decent looking, but at least not old.
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Old 10-03-2012, 14:36   #153
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I've had them. See my post 124 in this thread and this one:

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show...7&postcount=27

For me, safety is about dialing me back. If I can't get the front wheel off the pavement for three gears or get serious road rash on my boots with the bike I'm riding, it goes a long way towards encouraging me to act my age.
I going on 17..
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Old 10-03-2012, 14:40   #154
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Name one factory V-Twin besides the VROD that beats it?
Honda RC51

Suzuki TL1000R

Suzuki TL1000S

Ducati 748

Ducati 916

Duacti 888

Aprilla RSV Mille

shall I continue?????
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Honda RC51

Suzuki TL1000R

Suzuki TL1000S

Ducati 748

Ducati 916

Duacti 888

Aprilla RSV Mille

shall I continue?????
Good catch, I should've specified cruisers. Trying to compare the performance of a cruiser to a sportbike is like trying to compare the performance of fn's 50cc scooter to a cruiser.
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Old 10-03-2012, 14:41   #156
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Would you like to put some money on that statement?
On what? A Honda or a scooter?
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Old 10-03-2012, 14:53   #157
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On what? A Honda or a scooter?
"Wanna know what they and you have in common? You're in my rearview mirrors."

That statement. That I would be in your rear view mirror.
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Name one factory V-Twin besides the VROD that beats it?

There ain't one.
I think many Ducatis are in the high nines and they're all v-twins. HH
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Good catch, I should've specified cruisers. Trying to compare the performance of a cruiser to a sportbike is like trying to compare the performance of fn's 50cc scooter to a cruiser.
So you're saying that among the slowest of bikes, you're happy that yours is the fastest?
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Speed is what motorcycling is all about. Unless you're a typical American rider then it's geezer glide all the way because you wanna look like SAMCRO.
Have you seen the new ad on SOA? You can go to www.H-D.com/SOA and build your own just like the ones on the show!
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Old 10-03-2012, 16:08   #161
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Old 10-03-2012, 16:09   #162
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Considering it runs high 11s...a whole damn lot of things.
My geriatric geezer "sport bike" will do that with 1256 CC's
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So you're saying that among the slowest of bikes, you're happy that yours is the fastest?
I'm a multiple Harley owner, and I approve of this message! HH
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Old 10-03-2012, 16:13   #164
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Good catch, I should've specified cruisers. Trying to compare the performance of a cruiser to a sportbike is like trying to compare the performance of fn's 50cc scooter to a cruiser.
I know. It isn't fair because on a downhill twisty or on a go-kart track, my 50-cc scooter would beat your 1900-cc scooter.
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Name one factory V-Twin besides the VROD that beats it?

There ain't one. The M109 will give it a run for its money.
Since that V-twin sport bikes would make for unfair comparison, how about the Ducati Diavel? A V-twin cruiser that would leave your geezer glide in the dust.
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For reference, here is a high speed corner at a serious lean angle.
Either way, it ain't you doin' the knee draggin'.
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Old 10-03-2012, 16:22   #167
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Dab, I'll be the last guy to steer you away from bikes, but if the two of you are going to get separate units, have you considered getting a raggtopp sportscar?
'Makes for a much more civilized joint trip, you can talk (or not as the mood moves you), most rain will pass over the cockpit and you won't have to wear a helmet (if your state requires one).
'Just wouldn't wanna see'yuh miss dottin' all your "i's" and crossin' all your "t's".
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Dab, I'll be the last guy to steer you away from bikes, but if the two of you are going to get separate units, have you considered getting a raggtopp sportscar?
'Makes for a much more civilized joint trip, you can talk (or not as the mood moves you), most rain will pass over the cockpit and you won't have to wear a helmet (if your state requires one).
'Just wouldn't wanna see'yuh miss dottin' all your "i's" and crossin' all your "t's".
'Best'a luck however'yuh go brutha.
A drive in a great car will never come close to a ride on a crappy motorcycle. HH
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Old 10-03-2012, 16:42   #169
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'Do both on a regular basis HH.
'Wouldn't turn anybody off to either, but I also wouldn't wanna see anybody make a decision without coverin' all'a bases.
The ol' "I should'a hadd'a V8".
Y'know?
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I owned a Miata. If for some reason I couldn't ride a motorcycle anymore I'd own another one.

My prefered rides are "standards" and "Sport Tourers". Right now I'm on a BMW F800ST but have owned

79 Suzuki GS1000 (still have it)
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Old 10-03-2012, 17:15   #171
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Dab, I'll be the last guy to steer you away from bikes, but if the two of you are going to get separate units, have you considered getting a raggtopp sportscar?
'Makes for a much more civilized joint trip, you can talk (or not as the mood moves you), most rain will pass over the cockpit and you won't have to wear a helmet (if your state requires one).
'Just wouldn't wanna see'yuh miss dottin' all your "i's" and crossin' all your "t's".
'Best'a luck however'yuh go brutha.
We actually had a Chevy tracker 2 door with a rag top until we had our third child. We are looking for some bikes for fun but also for commuting .
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Old 10-03-2012, 17:35   #172
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Of course you haven't heard of scooter racing. I don't expect geezer gliders to know much about motorsports at all, especially the types that involves taking corners at extremely high speed and lean angles.
I found this with guys getting all Pasolini on their scooters.

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A drive in a great car will never come close to a ride on a crappy motorcycle. HH
Yep. Chop a car's entire roof off, do away with the A & B pillars and it still isn't the same.

There's nothing like the visceral feeling of a motorcycle on the move in a rapid manners. Add some lean angles and it's nirvana.
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Unfortunately there's not much in the US. I went to two meets and then that was it. The series was no more.

Talk about bumping elbows while juggling for position on a go-kart track.

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