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09-09-2011 10:48 PM
leem23 Yep I have my 05 ZX 10R as my "dyno queen" and have yet to get my RC running so i can just cruise and hit some twisties.
09-08-2011 09:12 AM
jake318 GTS455 I couldnt have said it better myself . Sicko28 the Squids you are referring to obviously have never done a trackday. Tell them magazine dyno sheet racing is for guys that have more mouth than Balls . Go to the track and let there track times do the talking. . When a 50-60 yr old instructor walks away from there gixxer like it was tied to a post they will ride home with there tails between there legs.
09-07-2011 09:52 PM
beta675
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Originally Posted by Locomoco View Post
Hey getting rid of that r6 is a good choice. Your going to love how the rc feels and sounds please post some pics once you get it. I love looking at other rc's makes me smile to see them still one the road
Sure thing bro, I'll post the pictures...We have an anniversary on our bike club next week, i'm sure i will be really proud of having that immortal bike
09-07-2011 03:53 PM
budoka
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Originally Posted by Locomoco View Post
I'm sitting back here lmao because everything you guys are saying has come to pass. So he asked a few of us from work to ride with him so he can break the bike in. So we were climbing the summit and yes I took him to the hardest ride with alot of twisties. He is going up the mountain at 45 mph and looked like a parade leader he must of had 11 cars on his ass lol. Now for part two he knows that my vacation I must have put about 4k miles on my rc. So he takes his vacation and is going to cali to ride. So he's loading the bike up in the back of his truck. And drops the bike off the truck. So he calls one of the guys at work. I'm his boss and he's mad at me because I talked shit about the mt charleston ride. So he calls up another co-worked to ask me if he can leave because he just droped the bike. I told him if he leaves your walking out on your job.

Now he just came back from his vacation. So I'm sure the stories are going to come out. You guys are right he is a squid. Worst thing about all this is. I told him to get a busa lol
Maybe he should have done that in the first place (get a 'busa') we know what they are like in the corners. These Tim Horton's 'canyon carvers' are not worth anyone's time or speech. Remember, "where ignorance predominates, it invariably asserts itself"
09-07-2011 12:26 AM
The Stig I sold my previous 954RR2 to a guy, who in truth became a friend - but not really a biker buddy...
He'd had an SV400 before buying the 'blade so I figured he'd be OK. Another friend and I both with SP2's offered to take him with us on a weekend ride. I told him to ride at his own pace and that we'd wait for him at the next junction, as all of us should ride at our own pace and this was no race.
Soon after starting out I could see him in my mirrors. Surprised at his pace I kept watching... He kept up for about 3 minutes, then suddenly dissapeared... so I slowed down. A few minutes passed & he didn't come.... Went back and he'd chickened out, panic braked & taken the bike through a ditch and into a hedge. Fortunately he hadn't dropped it, the bike had sunk into deep soil. So we fished it out - no harm & no fairing damage to an immaculate bike. Just dented pride and mud all over the front wheel & belly pan.
Told him again to go at his own pace...
The rest of the day he still tried his best to keep up. When we'd stop his hands would be visibly shaking as he'd smoke a cigarette. I asked him why his hands were shaking and he said the riding scared him. So I told him again to SLOW down!
He never listened and would ride the bike very quickly, fluffing the corners and doing his best to push beyond his limits...
So after that day I never rode with him again.
He phoned me once to ask advice as some taxi had done a U-turn in front of him and caused him to fall off. He replaced the damaged fairing parts with new...
He felt it was the taxi's fault (possibly) but I reminded him we must all ride defensively and treat all vehicles on the road (especially slow ones!) as a danger. Ride within our limits, with a reserve which should includes enough space for emergency swerving and / or braking...
He still kept riding like a loony.

A few months afterwards thankfully his beautiful young wife got pregnant and he stopped riding, because he figured he was endangering his life and needed to preserve it for his young family. He hasn't ridden in about 4 years.
A fun guy to spend time with, but I'd never want to ride with him again.

Some people just don't get it... You can't ride beyond your limits on a bike if you fancy your chances at a decent length of life.

Pic below from that day's ride.. (He's checking his tyre wear).
Jeez time flies, it's been over 5 years since this pic was taken!

09-06-2011 10:00 PM
cwpSP1 I used to do a lot of track days back in England at Oulton Park, riding my NC35. I thought I was great, I had this one corner down to a tee, blind apex up over a hill and I would scream through it at 90 mph, leant right over, knee dragging. Thought I was the fastest guy on the track. Then some dude went right around the outside of me on the same bike, off the racing line, at about 110 mph. Christ, I felt humble at that point.
09-06-2011 09:48 PM
Locomoco
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Originally Posted by beta675 View Post
..Hi guys just a new forumer here, all i can say is they cannot buy skills, it is earned...Back here in the Philippines i also encountered riders like that, all the glitters of having new model sportbikes but when we went to the tracks that's the time they show respect to the rider. There are many who asked me why an old model RC as my next sportbike, i just smiled because they know nothing...I really appreciate the chosen few who praised me in my decision because they know what is a RC51, most of them are true racers. I'm gonna get my RC this Friday, sold my R6 for it...=)
Hey getting rid of that r6 is a good choice. Your going to love how the rc feels and sounds please post some pics once you get it. I love looking at other rc's makes me smile to see them still one the road
09-06-2011 05:06 PM
beta675 ..Hi guys just a new forumer here, all i can say is they cannot buy skills, it is earned...Back here in the Philippines i also encountered riders like that, all the glitters of having new model sportbikes but when we went to the tracks that's the time they show respect to the rider. There are many who asked me why an old model RC as my next sportbike, i just smiled because they know nothing...I really appreciate the chosen few who praised me in my decision because they know what is a RC51, most of them are true racers. I'm gonna get my RC this Friday, sold my R6 for it...=)
09-06-2011 05:06 PM
gts455 yep, it is what it is....most of us on this forum wll never be able to ride an RC51 to its full potential.
09-06-2011 03:08 PM
cwpSP1
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Originally Posted by ARSEY51 View Post
ZX10 180+, new Bemmer 185+, and so on and so on......how much gets used on the street? I saw some of these same braggers at the 76 station this past sunday at the bottom of the crest. I just look at their tires to see how worn there are on their sides to get an indication of their riding ability. Most of them have an inch to an inch and a half, "chicken strip" front and rear. Normally I would not knock a rider on their riding style/habits. But if your going to talk trash about how much power your ride has, you better have proof you can use it. Just take these idiots to the closest twisities and blow them away, its amazing how quiet they are afterwards.
I do the same thing. When someone is bragging about how good they are, I just point at their back tire and tell them that the tire does not lie. I had one guy tell me it was because it was a brand new tire and he was just wearing it in, yet it had the worst flat spot you could ever imagine. I told him it doesn't take 3000 miles of riding in a straight line to wear in a tire.
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