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Old 03-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #41
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Joined: Jan 2011
Location: East Central IL
Oddometer: 274
Originally Posted by Red9 View Post
Stopping for fuel every 160kms sounds good to me!
Afterall that is 100 miles... nice to stretch the legs,grab a drink or take a whiz.

You know, there is an old saying, somthing like: it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow and that could never be truer.
Besides 99% of the people responding 'how slow' an old RD350 is couldn't begin to ride it at its limit.

In fact, sadly, I'm willing to bet 90% of the posters on this site have never twisted the throttle on a two-stroker, and quite frankly have no clue what they're talking about. It's a completely different experience coming onto the powerband than any 4 stroke.
Then there are some of us that spent literally hours sitting on one at wide open throttle.

You can grind the footpeg rubbers down to nubs in well under an hour at racing speeds. That's how you knew you were right at the limit. The pegs would ride up and down with road imperfections. The only thing that saved them is that you run out of ground clearance before you can grind them completely away. You haven't lived until you feel the footpeg mount that runs under the exhaust hit the ground hard and you still need more lean angle to make it through a corner that you're already committed to. Those are oh shit! moments you'll never forget.

Everyone should ride one hard at least one time, just like everyone should have at least one slutty GF in high school. If you take advantage of it you'll be better prepared for what you run across later...
2011 Ninja 1000
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