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Old 04-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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Bet i made a sport bike blink.

Was on a ride with the wife on our GSA loaded up with the cases on when i happened to look in the rear view and saw three of them comming hard around us. Well thought i would pick it up a little and got between 2 and three, all the while the wife giving me the slap on the back. They went on but i bet on their next stop they had something to talk about.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:40 AM   #2
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They probably did. A slower bike that refuses to yield to faster traffic generally gets some comments.


And before everyone jumps on me, let's be clear...The GS/A is a great bike that's a ton of fun to throw around on a winding road. What it's not is a sportbike, and given equal talent in the seat, a sportbike will steal a GS/A's lunch and sleep with its girlfriend.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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... given equal talent in the seat, a sportbike will steal a GS/A's lunch and sleep with its girlfriend.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:59 AM   #4
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They probably did. A slower bike that refuses to yield to faster traffic generally gets some comments.


And before everyone jumps on me, let's be clear...The GS/A is a great bike that's a ton of fun to throw around on a winding road. What it's not is a sportbike, and given equal talent in the seat, a sportbike will steal a GS/A's lunch and sleep with its girlfriend.
This may be true but irrelevant in the real world (not on a race track) where speed is almost always limited by the rider, not the bike. I had a 95 R1100GS and nearly everyone I rode with was on sportbikes. I never felt like I was at any kind of disadvantage until the speeds got into triple digits.

Given riders of equal talent on a twisty public road speed will be limited by what the riders consider safe, not the bike. My observations where based mostly on riding on twisty roads in the mountains of the Eastern US. In some parts of the country where the roads are more wide open, things might be different. I did spend a week riding in Colorado with some sport bike riders and found the same results. Actually, my fuel injected GS would pull harder at 10,000+ feet than many of the carburated bikes like the Honda VFR.

A number of my old sportbike riding friends switched to GS's, or other adventure bikes, and most of them are faster on their adventure bikes than they were on their sport bikes.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:23 AM   #5
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:41 AM   #6
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So a group of three riders approached you at a higher pace, you decided to ride faster and didn't let the 3rd rider past?

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:49 AM   #7
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You're confused, and a litle hurt right now, because the thread is not going like you intended. It's OK. We understand. For next time, the correct etiquette is to let them pass, then try to hang on to them if that is your desire.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:54 AM   #8
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Was a open streach of road, no refusal to yield by me, just kicked it up and held with them.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:07 AM   #9
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So to be clear, your 110 horsepower, 600+ pound, non-aerodynamic Adventure bike, which was (in your words) "loaded up" with a passenger and cases (presumably with stuff in them) got into the middle of a riding group you weren't a part of, and "held with" lighter, more aerodynamic, and more powerful sportbikes?

Tell me more about your amazing machine.




In all seriousness, aside from the delusion that your bike kept up, it's incredibly poor form to insert yourself uninvited into another group's ride.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:24 AM   #10
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fast riding

And I'm not talking about racing. Usually best done with those you know really well and how they ride, and with a limited number. You set the speed for yourself and know your limit. It's not about impressing anyone outside of your group and in the group it's about respect.

Crashing is really serious stuff. Double yellow passes and triple digit speed can be serious stuff if the law catches you.

Everyone knows this right?

Track days are a lot more fun.

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:37 AM   #11
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So to be clear, your 110 horsepower, 600+ pound, non-aerodynamic Adventure bike, which was (in your words) "loaded up" with a passenger and cases (presumably with stuff in them) got into the middle of a riding group you weren't a part of, and "held with" lighter, more aerodynamic, and more powerful sportbikes?

Tell me more about your amazing machine.




In all seriousness, aside from the delusion that your bike kept up, it's incredibly poor form to insert yourself uninvited into another group's ride.
He forgot to mention he has one of these:

A pringles turbo with nitrous



I would guess he is a harley guy at heart, slow ride with thoughts of grandeur.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #12
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In all seriousness, aside from the delusion that your bike kept up, it's incredibly poor form to insert yourself uninvited into another group's ride.

This.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #13
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So to be clear, your 110 horsepower, 600+ pound, non-aerodynamic Adventure bike, which was (in your words) "loaded up" with a passenger and cases (presumably with stuff in them) got into the middle of a riding group you weren't a part of, and "held with" lighter, more aerodynamic, and more powerful sportbikes?

Tell me more about your amazing machine.




In all seriousness, aside from the delusion that your bike kept up, it's incredibly poor form to insert yourself uninvited into another group's ride.

That was golden...
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #14
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Was on a ride with the wife on our GSA loaded up with the cases on when i happened to look in the rear view and saw three of them comming hard around us. Well thought i would pick it up a little and got between 2 and three, all the while the wife giving me the slap on the back. They went on but i bet on their next stop they had something to talk about.
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Was a open streach of road, no refusal to yield by me, just kicked it up and held with them.


Your real mistake was posting it here. Buncha safety goons. You should post this on a sportsbike forum, you'd be getting virtual high fives all around.

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #15
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