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EdVin70
02-28-2011, 07:28 PM
My other obsession is riding my 2004 Ducati 999S...

Any tennis heads heading to Daytona bike week?

N23
03-01-2011, 04:57 PM
Currently have an 03 954RR. Watching the AMA isn't the same with Mladin and Duhamel out, E and B Bostrom well past their best, and our best rider in MotoGP. We do get them here at Laguna Seca and it's a blast watching them. Man is it summer yet?

LeeD
03-01-2011, 05:47 PM
Never rode Daytona, but did the California courses Vacaville, Cotati, WillowSprings, Riverside, Orange, and 12 laps around Talledega warming up DunlopTires for RonGrant and ArtBauman. I worked for the Dunlop tire rep. HarryHoffman and did some minor wrenching for DonGreene.
Rode street a bit, on YDS03C's and HustlersX-6's.
But spent the majority of my riding years racing motocross in NorCal.

Timbo's hopeless slice
03-01-2011, 06:33 PM
1995 VFR750 in the original red bought new..(yes, I am that old!)

Has a full stainless steel STAINTUNE high mount system, polished rims and a racetec fork kit but is otherwise standard.

98 975km!!!!


cunrrently running Avon STORM STs

LeeD
03-01-2011, 06:44 PM
Oh, I've raced against DaveBostrom for a # of years, his Honda shop in Oakland. I think his bro was Paul, whom I've raced against also. Vet Expert, years 1979-1983.

Tennisisgod
03-01-2011, 07:35 PM
I am a bicyclist. Does this count?

Timbo's hopeless slice
03-01-2011, 08:10 PM
I am a bicyclist. Does this count?

no

in fact, you are the natural enemy of the motorcyclist.

(but only if you insist on wearing HTC Columbia lycra despite never going anywhere near 'le tour')

N23
03-02-2011, 08:22 AM
I am a bicyclist. Does this count?

Only if you ride a motorcycle as well. I know many riders who cycle as well.

LeeD
03-02-2011, 11:14 AM
A bud of mine, ExpertPro in motocross, came in third behind Tomac and Overend in the CaliforniaMile up NobHill in SanFrancisco....early '80's.

TW Staff
03-02-2011, 02:13 PM
Probably doing my first track day of 2011 at Buttonwillow March, 14. Can't wait to get back out there!

Definitely heading to Laguna Seca for the MotoGP again. I go every year.

Cheers,
Chris, TW

bad_call
03-02-2011, 03:16 PM
grew up around motor bikes, owned one for a while, had motor bike chums that were a "edgey" (for lack of a better term) back in the day. now i ride a mountain bike...great gas mileage. :)

Tennisisgod
03-02-2011, 04:17 PM
Only if you ride a motorcycle as well. I know many riders who cycle as well.

How about scooter? Does that count too?

EdVin70
03-02-2011, 07:33 PM
1995 VFR750 in the original red bought new..(yes, I am that old!)

Has a full stainless steel STAINTUNE high mount system, polished rims and a racetec fork kit but is otherwise standard.

98 975km!!!!


cunrrently running Avon STORM STs

WOW! that is some serious seat time - I love the sound of those V-4s

N23
03-02-2011, 08:15 PM
How about scooter? Does that count too?

Well... No. :twisted:

Seriously though, just ride. Doesn't really matter to me.

EdVin70
03-03-2011, 05:57 AM
Probably doing my first track day of 2011 at Buttonwillow March, 14. Can't wait to get back out there!

Definitely heading to Laguna Seca for the MotoGP again. I go every year.

Cheers,
Chris, TW

I was a track only rider for years ... everyone should do a track day, no matter what they ride - the absolute best way to learn the capablilities of a bike and to imporve you skills.

LeeD
03-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Yeah, track time means you can push the limits, crash and live to tell the story.
When I was 16, I did 9 races on California's AFM circuit, in 250 production.
Following year, had a ratty TD-1 that ran for half my races, but I broke my leg, as usual, getting too excited. Didn't step onto a road bike again until 1974, the RG-500 Suzukis.
Haven't sat on a street/roadracer with the engine on since!

miraq
03-05-2011, 12:50 PM
Yes, 2008 Ducati 848, used to compete off-road, still have to fight the tendancy to put the inside foot down in turns on the road!

LeeD
03-05-2011, 04:59 PM
5 years and over 200 motocross races, I just figure shifting my butt on a cramped road bike cured the flattrack blues.

sruckauf
03-05-2011, 06:34 PM
Cool idea.

Triumph Sprint RS 955 (Lucifer Orange), and a Honda Hawk GT 650 (red) for fun.

ollinger
03-05-2011, 09:08 PM
Have a BMW R1200 GS and Ducati Monster 1100 in the garage, may unload the Duck as there just isn't enough time to ride and do everything else.

JustBob
03-06-2011, 12:08 PM
My name is Bob, Just Bob

http://image.motorcyclecruiser.com/f/8833812/flag_lg+1998_bmw_r1200c+side_view.jpg

SuperDuy
03-06-2011, 01:10 PM
Just tried motocross once, was quite fun.

Timbo's hopeless slice
03-06-2011, 03:03 PM
My name is Bob, Just Bob

http://image.motorcyclecruiser.com/f/8833812/flag_lg+1998_bmw_r1200c+side_view.jpg

so YOU'RE the guy that bought one of those!!!!!!

ollinger
03-07-2011, 01:58 PM
Yeah, really. A BMW cruiser, with none of the panache people buy cruisers for and none of the sensible dynamics people buy a BMW for. The only cruiser out there that makes much sense to me is the Triumph Thunderbird, and I'm seriously considering trading my GS for one (not getting any younger, and it's a long way to the ground sitting on that GelandeStrasse.

LeeD
03-07-2011, 02:17 PM
SuperDuy, what track, bike, how'd you ride?
As you know, I've logged more than 250 races, taking 3 years to finally make Expert in 125 and 500. Never made it with 250's. I made VetPro my first year (over 30).

bad_call
03-07-2011, 03:57 PM
BMW makes the best cruising bikes...so smooth.

JustBob
03-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Yeah, really. A BMW cruiser, with none of the panache people buy cruisers for and none of the sensible dynamics people buy a BMW for. The only cruiser out there that makes much sense to me is the Triumph Thunderbird, and I'm seriously considering trading my GS for one (not getting any younger, and it's a long way to the ground sitting on that GelandeStrasse.

It has plenty of panache unless we are using a different definition of the word. Unique original design, very nimble with precise handling, it's a bike with attitude and swagger which attracts plenty of curbside conversations. I woudn't plan an extended road trip on it but it's great for day rides.

thundaga
03-07-2011, 09:43 PM
I'm on the market for my first bike... restricted to 250 for the first year. All the talk is about CBR250RR and Ninja 250R... anyone have other recommendations for this engine capacity?

Timbo's hopeless slice
03-08-2011, 02:08 AM
don't they have L.A.M.S. in Victoria?

If money is no object, wait for the new CBR250 (the one that looks like a VFR1200F you washed in hot water)

The Ninja is a great bike, too, although that engine hasn't changed since 1985 and is starting to feel like it!

However, why you wouldn't get an SV650 LAMS version instead I really don't know. Also, the Hyosungs are actually a pretty decent thing and they are all over BikePoint.

RVF400 from those guys who do the bodykits? ummm, Sumoto or something?

Just don't for heaven's sake buy some ancient tarted up CBR250RR import from the dawn of time... You'll be sorry!

Timbo's hopeless slice
03-08-2011, 02:10 AM
It has plenty of panache unless we are using a different definition of the word. Unique original design, very nimble with precise handling, it's a bike with attitude and swagger which attracts plenty of curbside conversations. I woudn't plan an extended road trip on it but it's great for day rides.

NIMBLE???????!!!!!!!!!

Only if the only thing you compared it to was a Harley!

JustBob
03-08-2011, 10:59 AM
NIMBLE???????!!!!!!!!!

Only if the only thing you compared it to was a Harley!

It has great handling and maneuverability for a cruiser. Obviously, I'm not comparing it to sports bikes.

SuperDuy
03-08-2011, 03:00 PM
SuperDuy, what track, bike, how'd you ride?
As you know, I've logged more than 250 races, taking 3 years to finally make Expert in 125 and 500. Never made it with 250's. I made VetPro my first year (over 30).

Horizon in san diego last year, was the second time I was even on a race and got injured, shoulder after a fall.

LeeD
03-08-2011, 03:57 PM
Funny ding....
My first motocross race, Carnigie the week after the '71 InterAm, same track, I thought I'd debut. My friends said....cool it, wait a few months. Stubborn me, I just had to get started.
Broke tib/fib in 11 places, 6 fingers (2 needing pins inserted), musta had a terrible concussion (ICU 4 days, the next week blank), the second week only remembered my friends coming by to say "hi".
1969 CZ redtanker250, Metzler's, CCrank tank and plastic, shaved head, Mikuni carb, Fox air filter box, Rental prototype handlebars. Some kind of electronic ignition box ..geez, major concussion..:)
Didn't race again until 1978.