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Old 05-24-2001, 01:41 PM   #1
tbone
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I just sold my 75 Kawasaki H2 triple...90's power and 60's handling. Fun bike but I think something more modern for a change would be nice.
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Old 05-24-2001, 05:26 PM   #2
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I have a 2000 Honda Magna 750. Its fun and is my daily commuter (20 miles). Im thinking about buying another bike, but that wont be until next year. Ducati Monster S4 or Yamaha FZ-1. Not really sure.
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Old 05-24-2001, 07:00 PM   #3
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I have a 1998 Honda VTR 1000 out in the Garage keeping my WRX company. Hence the board name "SuperHawk" I like to call it the tractor. You really do not need to shift it if you do not want to.

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Old 05-24-2001, 07:59 PM   #4
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I have logged about 250 miles on my borrowed Suzuki GS500 (1991, teal!). Still have much to learn, but boy, that thing makes the WRX feel slow!
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Old 05-24-2001, 08:44 PM   #5
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I have a 99' yamaha R6.

Bikes are the best performace machine in the world. 1/4 mile in 10 sec.!!! 0-60 in about 2.5 sec. and my bike is only 600cc.

if anybody decides to get a bike i highly recommend getting a decent set of leather!!!



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Old 05-24-2001, 09:37 PM   #6
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99 Suzuki SV 650...
My daily commuter ...

T.
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Old 05-24-2001, 09:42 PM   #7
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Do these count as bikes?

<IMG SRC="http://www.atv-racing.com/pics/pilot_banshee.jpg" border=0>

There's more pictures at http://www.atv-racing.com/pics/

-Josh
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Old 05-24-2001, 10:03 PM   #8
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Currently I have:

1995 Yamaha YZF600R
1988 Yamaha YSR50
1988 Honda TRX250R Quad
And
2000 Martin Street Monster (Go-ped) (I guess it counts)

Anyone going to SBK @ Laguna Seca this July???

CHeers

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Old 05-24-2001, 11:39 PM   #9
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It's really tempting as more and more of my friends at work get them but there's the little voice that says it's a bad idea. Until I probably eventually cave to the part of my personality that finds motorcycles appealing my main ride is a bike I built myself based upon a Trek OCLV carbon fiber frame. In the average week I put more miles on it than I do on my car. The engine runs best on fruit, salad, grilled chicken, baked beans, Cytomax, and Cliff Bars! MMMMMmmmmm.

Ditto on the leathers. I saw a guy (I was on my bike, he was on a motorcycle) go down near the intersection of Skyline and Pagemill. Some moron in a Bimmer decided she wanted to slam on the brakes and make a left turn onto Pagemill without signalling. Of course the guy on the bike wasn't too bright either as he was tailgating her. He locked up his rear wheel, went down (bike slid under the bimmer) and that was that. Fortunately he got off easy (his arm almost became one with Skyline and the Bimmer) but he lost quite a bit of skin on his knee and I could clearly see his knee cap. He had a leather jacket on. Had he been wearing chaps or leather pants all he would have had was bad bruieses and wouldn't have needed a trip to the emergency room.

Be safe, Joe

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Old 05-25-2001, 12:14 AM   #10
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Just wondering. I'm about to get one after years of being off of riding.
-JOE
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Old 05-25-2001, 12:23 AM   #11
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Interesting story, Joe. In a straight line, most bikes can out-stop a car, but I guess this fellow didn't know how to handle the locked rear situation.

I highly recommend the Motorcycle Safety Foundation basic course, BTW.
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Old 05-25-2001, 12:50 AM   #12
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Well, after years of riding, I'm forced to quit. I have two that are going to be sold.
1999 Ducati ST4 (916 4v motor) and a 1994 Ducati E900 (900 cc off-road bike!!) Just sold my Triumph 900 Daytona triple.
My getting out of riding wasn't due to an accident or anything..had 35 years without one... health reasons. Had to go back to four wheels, which was why I got the RS2.5 this year.
Have fun with bikes, wish I could still ride.
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Old 05-25-2001, 02:29 AM   #13
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all this talk about motorcycles... i think i'll have to hold off on all the mods and just save up for a bike. completed the training course in january but then the wrx came along, which is both a good and a bad thing. good thing i get my bonus next month. it'll go a long way to my bike.
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Old 05-25-2001, 09:42 AM   #14
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A sportbike with good brakes will get the rear tire so light from front weight transfer/dive that the rear brake is next to useless in a fast stop. A really fast stop at sub-30mph speeds can be done within about 5 feet and will lift the rear tire several feet in the air.

So, he probably didn't know what he was doing. Actually, he definitely didn't, because he was tailgating a bimmer, and they have some _very_ good brakes. My M stops almost as well as the bike as long as the speeds aren't too high (bike will do 110mph to 40mph in about 3 seconds, car is closer to 4).
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Old 05-25-2001, 03:32 PM   #15
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I've got a VTR1000 too. I use it mostly for track days now.

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Old 05-26-2001, 01:51 PM   #16
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I wish I had the duration of good weather that you guys get.

I've been riding for going on 3 years now.
I've still got my first bike.

1991 Kawasaki Zypher 750
Fun bike.. decently fast (not sportbike fast though) but it's a really good looking muscular naked bike. I'm a big fan of naked bikes.

used to ride 10K a year.. but that was pre subie.. now I ride about 4K
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Old 05-27-2001, 12:27 AM   #17
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If you live in N. Cali and are a serious rider a sete of leathers are a must. I personnally never go riding without them, or a backplate for that matter. I have one close call and kind of walked or crawled away. I compression fractured the L-3 vertabrae in my back needless to say it really sucked. And yes I am still riding, in fact i just got home from the Sat. morining ride around lake Berryessa. The rodes up there are awesome.

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