Any motorcyclist here?

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  1. EdVin70

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    My other obsession is riding my 2004 Ducati 999S...

    Any tennis heads heading to Daytona bike week?
     
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  2. N23

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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  4. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    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
     
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  5. LeeD

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    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.
     
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  6. Tennisisgod

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    I am a bicyclist. Does this count?
     
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  7. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    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')
     
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  8. N23

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    Only if you ride a motorcycle as well. I know many riders who cycle as well.
     
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    A bud of mine, ExpertPro in motocross, came in third behind Tomac and Overend in the CaliforniaMile up NobHill in SanFrancisco....early '80's.
     
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    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
     
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  11. bad_call

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    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. :)
     
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  12. Tennisisgod

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    How about scooter? Does that count too?
     
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  13. Photo

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    no, it doesn't count.
     
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  14. EdVin70

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    WOW! that is some serious seat time - I love the sound of those V-4s
     
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  15. N23

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    Well... No. :twisted:

    Seriously though, just ride. Doesn't really matter to me.
     
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  16. EdVin70

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    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.
     
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  17. LeeD

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    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!
     
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  18. miraq

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    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!
     
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    5 years and over 200 motocross races, I just figure shifting my butt on a cramped road bike cured the flattrack blues.
     
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    Cool idea.

    Triumph Sprint RS 955 (Lucifer Orange), and a Honda Hawk GT 650 (red) for fun.
     
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    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.
     
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    My name is Bob, Just Bob

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  23. SuperDuy

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    Just tried motocross once, was quite fun.
     
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  24. Timbo's hopeless slice

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

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    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).
     
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  27. bad_call

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    BMW makes the best cruising bikes...so smooth.
     
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  28. JustBob

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    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.
     
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  29. thundaga

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    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?
     
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  30. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    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!
     
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  31. Timbo's hopeless slice

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

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

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

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

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    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.
     
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