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Old 06-27-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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When did you realize you didn't care how fast you went?

Call it getting old, but I really don't give a rip about going fast. I like carving nice arcs like on a board, but I could care less about times....
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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I haven't had that realization yet.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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Call it getting old, but I really don't give a rip about going fast. I like carving nice arcs like on a board, but I could care less about times....
About the time I learned to drive, and realized that the little Jetta I had was more fun to drive than my dad's 740. The 525 we found was more fun than both though. The conclusion? Fun is in the corners.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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Ohhhhhh yeaaaaaa, done with straight line speed.... But the corners!!!!! Can't beat the rhythm of a great set of twisties..... We all know a few favourite spots where the red mist closes in, and you're lost to the gods of 'g' force...... Be safe, but enjoy......
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #5
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About a year ago when I discoverd my bike wouldn't pull cleanly in top above 5500rpm.
I eventually tracked the problem down to a change I'd made to the carbs about 18months previous.
I've run it to redline in top since the fix but now I realise I don't really care if my dirt bike can pull 200kph + or not.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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I'm not interested in attempting a top speed run (where I ride, that would be suicidal), but where it is safe to do so, I like to see if I can increase how much speed I can carry through the corners. I am nowhere near pushing my bike's limits but I feel like I need to push mine a little each time to improve my own capabilities.

Of course, the opposite needs to be true also, and I need to practice more how fast I can slow down.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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Call it getting old, but I really don't give a rip about going fast. I like carving nice arcs like on a board, but I could care less about times....
You just need a different bike. The one you have is a great bike but it is like really good Vanilla Ice Cream. Get something with more flavor and the spark will return. Try a Triumph Triple or perhaps one of the new Yamaha Triples that will be out soon.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:28 PM   #8
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I don`t give a rip about how fast I`m going but apparently the Damn cops do!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #9
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Now at 54 years old, I tend to favor acceleration and cornering vs speed.
Love my SMR, but never had so many crashes though (like 2 in 6 months ...)
Risks are still there

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:34 PM   #10
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I connected the dots sometime during my first pay period as a traveling maintenance mechanic. One day, while stuck in traffic, it occured to me.....I'm being paid for sitting on my ass and listening to the radio
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:57 PM   #11
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Going fast is fun. If it wasn't, I'd sell the bikes and walk around the neighborhood making 'vroom vroom' noises with my mouth.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:10 AM   #12
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Going fast is fun. If it wasn't, I'd sell the bikes and walk around the neighborhood making 'vroom vroom' noises with my mouth.
Need for speed? http://www.wavsource.com/snds_2013-0...trek/warp8.wav
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #13
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Going fast is fun. If it wasn't, I'd sell the bikes and walk around the neighborhood making 'vroom vroom' noises with my mouth.
Pretty much.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:45 AM   #14
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About 20 years ago, the speeding tickets started to taper off. These days, I sometimes find myself startled to realize I'm actually puttering through towns at less than the posted speed limit (gasp!).

It's not that I absolutely don't care about going fast, but I'm not obsessed with going fast all the time. Certainly on the track I want to go as fast as possible. I like winning. I may not win often, but I like the heck out of it when I do. But I've also thoroughly enjoyed puttering around on motorcycles enjoying the scenery. I'd rather slog along over a beautiful mountain pass, head swiveling to take in the scenery, than screaming through it focused on the roadway only. Generally speaking.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:00 AM   #15
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When I heard the clatter from a loose valve seat.
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