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Old 10-26-2016, 10:27 PM   #111
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Their was a fairly decent three day T.v series about Harly & the davidsons, forgot what network it was on but it seems like they had a some really fun times.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:41 PM   #112
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I've only ridden one enduro in my life but I spent about a dozen years at motocross. Did ride a couple of ISDT qualifiers held at Fort Hood back in the '70's though. Best part was, since I rode a Husqvarna, I wound up pitting with Malcolm Smith and his riding buddy...Harvey Mushman. Very cool times.

If i had a street bike at the time of my accident, I probably would have far worse, long term damage or dead, can't control myself with power & speed on streets. The 70's & 80's were probably far better times, not as many big company's , rules & regulations.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:33 AM   #113
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Just possibly the greatest threat to cyclists these days is...cell phones in the hands of door slammers.

I managed my "need for speed" by letting it all out on the race track. Too many X factors on the streets to survive that much fun for long.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:37 AM   #114
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Just possibly the greatest threat to cyclists these days is...cell phones in the hands of door slammers.
No kidding. I almost got crunched yesterday because some dipshiat in a mini van was too busy on her phone to check her mirrors before flooring the acclerator to back out of a parking spot... Luckily I was able to end up in the oncoming lane(which was free of traffic thank god) and the lady in the civic behind me got a nice dodge caravan bumper in her grill though... The entire time the lady in the minivan didn't put down her phone just had a terrified look on her face... Used to just be drunks and 109 year olds who were the most dangerous... now its everybody.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:48 AM   #115
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In something like 18 years of racing scooters I only knew one person who got killed on the track. In that same time I knew three who were killed and about a half-dozen more who were paralyzed or permanently crippled while riding on the street.

And the racer who was killed at Elkhart died only because of an idiot call made by an AMA track official.

Have fun...but be careful out there.
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Just possibly the greatest threat to cyclists these days is...cell phones in the hands of door slammers.

I managed my "need for speed" by letting it all out on the race track. Too many X factors on the streets to survive that much fun for long.
This is why I now get my two wheeled jollies from mopeds. They're much more survivable in that you are rarely exceeding 40 mph and they're super nimble. Living in a small town without a ton of traffic helps, too.
I got hit once on a 250 back in the day by a drunk school teacher. School had JUST let out, so I'm sure she'd been drinking on the job. Cops ignored me and didn't even give her a breathalyzer or anything.
My ZRX1200 was fun, but where can one REALLY enjoy that kind of power? I got pulled over way too much on that thing. It being red and all didn't help.
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:11 PM   #117
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My ZRX1200 was fun, but where can one REALLY enjoy that kind of power? I got pulled over way too much on that thing. It being red and all didn't help.
That's why my larger bikes are mostly flat black and I have blackout switches for all lights and signals... If they can't see ya, they can't catch ya... Course that only works at night...
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That's why my larger bikes are mostly flat black and I have blackout switches for all lights and signals... If they can't see ya, they can't catch ya... Course that only works at night...
You're crazier than me, man! I got pulled over doing 140 once. They let me go without even a ticket, since "everyone else just runs, man, thanks for stopping". Never did get a ticket on it, but couldn't keep that bike under 100. Just had to hear that Muzzy megaphone with full race baffle opened up!
My rex made 138 rwhp. And a ton of torque.
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:21 PM   #119
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My sisters boyfriend just got a street bike r6, hasent had it five month's, he got two tickets over 100 pulled his liscense. he traded bikes with his best friend for a few day's he ran from the cop's & got away but than got back on same freeway like an idiot only to find helicopter on his ass. He caught a felony & got bike towed. People on cell phones & women doing make up iswhat i see the most when i do ride.
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Back in my Central Road Racing Club days, a local kid who rode a factory Yamaha TZ750 decided that since it was a Saturday before a race, and he lived out in the country, he would check his main jetting on the local farm to market road in front of his dad's farm. Warmed it up with a couple of "slow" passes (150 or so)...then tucked in and twisted it up well over 200...passing a Highway Patrol car coming the other way. He said he braked it hard and pulled over waiting for the cop to come back since there were no side roads, but after 20 or 30 minutes he never did so he cranked it back up, turned around and headed back to the farm the way he came thinking he got away clean. When he crested the last little hill, there was the Patrol car...and his dad's truck, both parked at the entrance to their farm.

He said he was grateful not to get banned from racing by his dad, but that working off the rather large fine by cleaning the local Sheriff's hog pens for six months gave him a whole new appreciation of the law and highway safety.
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