HOLY Fuck!............

dakotagun

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Wild stuff!

I'd love to make a trip to see the TT. It's on my bucket list, for sure. I'd also like to take in a Moto GP race, or even a practice session.
 

dznnf7

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And the best part? For 40 G's, or about what Stick spends annually on wool socks and rifle barrels, any one of us can own that Ducati.
 

dakotagun

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Buying/riding a liter bike is definitely the most cost effective way to mess up your internal accelerometer!

I think I'd better stick to my ST 1300 for the on-road stuff. Knowing that I'm hurling 700+ lbs into a corner keeps things pretty mild, for the most part.
 

raghornjp

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Wow!
I can really close to buying a motorcycle earlier in life but better judgement won out
Backed out on writing the check at the dealer
It was a Honda CB something ?
I know me and sooner or later I’d have got brave ......... grin
 

tnv

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The guys that race Isle of Man had bigger clanking balls than any other racer out there.

I owned an R1 for 5 years before kids. I knew my place and ability on that bike; It was too much for me or any public street.
 
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dznnf7

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I went adventure/enduro/supermoto about 5 years ago out of self preservation. Smashed my left leg into pieces that needed a handful of screws and a titanium rod in '17, so it didn't work worth a shit. But I am alive. You'd think I'd grow up by now but not even close. The first 890 Duke that hits America this fall will probably be mine.
 
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Marias

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150 +in a car is fast. I have been that and 96 on a three wheeler and 120 plus on a bike but only on straights...Corners add a whole new dimension. I found myself leaning in my seat to keep it upright...
 

dakotagun

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A little case of the whiskey throttle took you into the rhubarbs, eh Stick?


On a serious note, I've been down a couple times on the street. Both times due to my pushing the limit, aka stupidity. I've been lucky to have only a few rash scars to show for it. Being I'm a bit older now, my focus the last 10 years has been eating up miles on two wheels & I wear all the gear all the time. There is definitely some risk involved there, but I couldn't imagine being without a bike or three.
 
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dznnf7

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Ditto. Six and growing. And wear all the crap, even when it's 95 degrees. I even armor up for riding the trials bike around the rocks and logs in my lawn.
 

Big Stick

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Bought a NASTY FZR 600 offa guy,who actually turned wrenches for a Team Kawasaki.

Long story short,I cut the check,rode away and mebbe 10 minutes later,tried to highside myself in the marbles on the approach to a bridge. Best move seemed like to bail...so I did and ricocheted purty good offa guardrail at 120mph+. Knocked mosta my shoes off me,did my Hickory Shirt no favors and wearing a helmet was the best idea of the prior 10 minutes. All of which was better news than sailing off into the gorge over/through the bridge.(grin)

I'd still need to see/feel/hear 6th gear at redline,so am content to watch...because I KNOW I am powerless....................
 

Big Stick

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Saw it all crystal clear and figured a PingPong,was better than a SuperDave into a V-notch canyon,running more than a little white water.

Hold 'er wide and hope to slide................(grin)
 

Big Stick

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He's not showing the rotating mass,much...in the way of mercy.(grin)

This is still my favorite Flogging of All Time and being remastered,don't hurt the footage any.

EPIC...................



 

dznnf7

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There's a special place in hell for the bastard that decided to pave that hill. And I hope he dies sloooooow on his way there.

Anybody remember Michèle Mouton? [Bobby Unser does.]
 

Big Stick

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Ari Vatanen(the driver in the above Pike's clip) certainly do and famously said..."Never can nor will I lose to a woman.". I don't recall Bobby ever motherfucking her outright,but he was of course part of the team.

A truly Bobby Riggs "prediction".(grin)

I'll take Mouton over Muldowney,for shaking the ground,though they both certainly have balls of steel!.......................
 

bobnob

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I wouldn’t want one of them mad buggers blitzing past the front door of my house / shop / pub at 190mph.... I’d be likely to step out the door half cut and spoil both their day and mine!!!