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Old 01-28-2005, 16:13   #51
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OK, I'm, new here, but really HATE it when people classify me as an idiot!:(

I'm a 30 yr old, who has had at least one motorcycle since I was 6. I've been street riding "crotch rockets" ;Q since I was 17. On my third one now, a 2003 Suzuki GSX-R 1000.

Let me turn the tables here. Why are all Harley/Cruiser riders pricks? I grew up thinking all motorcycle riders were one big happy family. Lately that's not true, as evident by your post. I wave at everyone one an a bike no matter what they ride. Cruiser riders never wave, ok, maybe 1 in 100 will. I can compliment a rider at a stop light on his bike, he'll just look at you like you are a moron and know nothing, let alone say "nice bike" back. All they want to do is rev their straigt pipes and want to race their 700 lb. boat anchor with $10,000 in hop up parts to up their hp rating to over 100 against my $9000 150+ hp "junk". Needless to say, haven't lost yet.

Just because you may have the money to afford a HD, doesn't mean you chose wisely IMHO.

I know where you are coming from with your statement, but there is no need to classify all sportbike riders as idiots. I've been witness to way more morons on HD's giving motorycles a bad name than sportbikers having fun by pulling an wheelie now and then. There is no need to be jealous just because your freight train can't pull the front off the ground.

Seriously though, I don't think you're an idiot because you ride a cruiser. Different strokes for different folks I say. The question you should be asking is, "Why do morons exist?". And for that I have no answer.
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Old 01-28-2005, 17:26   #52
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I spent eight years professionally installing car audio, building competition vehicles, so I had access to a quality db meter. One day, just for kicks, we lined up my Honda RC51 with "race only ;Q" Sato exhaust, another co-workers Yamaha V-Star 1500 with Vance & Hines pipes, and my managers HD Softail Classic with Vance & Hines. At 6 feet distance from the outlet of the pipes, moderate to heavy throttle blips, my RC did 114 db, the V-Star did 156 db, and the Softail did a whopping 165 db. But I'm the one who had been questioned by "the man" for loud exhaust. Go figure.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:15   #53
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Anyone who refers to motorcycles as "crotch rockets" might be an idiot.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:32   #54
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I see bad drivers of all types: Young and old, men and women. It's funny that 16 yr olds usually ake fun of elderly drivers while they (16 yo) have the highest accident rate. I've heard some reccoment the driving age be raised to 18. I think it's a good idea myself. What do you all think?
I think that would not solve anything at all. The reason sixteen year olds have the most accidents is due to their lack of experience. If you move the age to eighteen, then you are going to have a bunch of eighteen year olds that lack experience and then most of the accidents are going to be blamed on eighteen year olds.

We need a stronger emphasis on the rules that were created for safety. The best thing we could do is invest in some of those simulators and make the kids drive those about a class period at a time and throw some scenarios at them and teach them how to react to them or avoid them in the first place. Hell, all they want to do is play video games anyway.
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Old 02-02-2005, 14:26   #55
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It would help if the mature riders would act maturely on the road and be examples for the younger and/or inexperienced riders. We have mature riders who are acting like fools on the roads and the kids are going to look at them and say what?

There's a time and a place for everything. Want to ride fast? Go scout out some good portions of a canyon highway that's not a major thoroughfare and go at it. That way if you were to kiss the pavement and kill yourself, you wouldn't cause anybody else to crash and get hurt with you. Wanna do wheelies? Go find an empty parking lot and go at it. The worse you'll get is a traffic ticket.

Of course, there's always the tracks if one were to want to ride like a MotoGP champion. There's no excuse for riding like an idiot on the streets.

And yes, I've been a bit harsh about the "sports bike" riders and made a general statement. But guess what? When was the last time anybody saw a Harley doing wheelie down the freeway? When was the last time you see a Beemer or a Japanese street bike screaming down the interstates at 120-MPH plus? Unfortunately I've seen motorcyclists of all kinds splitting lanes at high speed, so that blame can't be attributed to the "sports bike" riders alone.
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Old 02-02-2005, 14:27   #56
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Lets just ban assault motorcycles, so we are all safer.
Then go for all firearms and then ......
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Old 02-02-2005, 14:59   #57
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I have been riding for many, many years. I am 34. I currently own a Ninja that I worked on for years also. You could liken it to another tricking out his Z28. Anyway, the motor puts out 245hp at the rear wheel with some help from NOS. I have had it with the HP for a few years. If I want to open it up. I head to the track. If I want to ride on the streets, so be it. Use some discretion. To my point, as in anything else, a few stereotype for all. It is amazing how everyone lumps us all in the same group;squids. How many times have you been at a Hooters or the like, see others on their bikes, tear through the lot. Probably the same amount as the squids tearing up the pavement on a metric bike.
Bottom line: There are a few of us who ride a metric bike that are great riders and can show some restraint.

Besides, I want to continue to come home and see my son.
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Old 02-02-2005, 17:23   #58
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Tight bike, bro. Much props.
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Old 02-02-2005, 18:22   #59
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When was the last time anybody saw a Harley doing wheelie down the freeway? When was the last time you see a Beemer or a Japanese street bike screaming down the interstates at 120-MPH plus?
I hate to go for the obvious here but none of those bikes (except a few BMW's) are capable of those things. Soooooo.........

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Old 02-03-2005, 10:39   #60
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Old 02-03-2005, 20:34   #62
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McBride is friggin amazing. I go to Prostar every year here in Indy. He is like the main attraction. By that I mean, everyone has to stop what they are doing to watch "spiderman" go. It is uncontrollable. I mean it is the quickest 2-wheeled vehicle on the planet. You have to watch in amazement.


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Old 02-04-2005, 07:17   #63
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Old 03-04-2005, 21:23   #65
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i see far more unsafe riding by old fat guys on harleys. i cant remember the last time i saw a guy on a harley wearing a helmet, in fact i cant remember the last time i saw one wearing any saftey gear at all (unless you count sleeveless denim vests). its not quite fair to lable all young sport bike riders as idiots. i do agree triple digit speeds in traffic is not a good idea....

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Old 03-04-2005, 23:51   #66
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:34   #67
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I think that would not solve anything at all. The reason sixteen year olds have the most accidents is due to their lack of experience. If you move the age to eighteen, then you are going to have a bunch of eighteen year olds that lack experience and then most of the accidents are going to be blamed on eighteen year olds.
Exactly! You can get a private pilot license at age 17. The age is not the problem but TRAINING is. You hear in all the other forums how important it is to train with your handgun, but lots of people ride/drive whatever with little to no regard for proper training.

Did anyone have REAL training when they did drivers ed? I know mine was a joke, and the driving test was about 5 minutes of nothing.

I know a girl who had a wreck because she didnt realize how abs worked. When the pedal started pulsing, she let off thinking it was broken. I know people who have spun a car straight off the road because they had never felt that before.

As a pilot, I train for emergencies so I know what to do. No one gets that with regular drivers ed, or even a basic MSF course. Track days and an accreditted school saves lives.
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