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Old 05-07-2014, 06:16 PM   #16
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There are days I miss having a fast bike.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:18 PM   #17
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There are days I miss having a fast bike.
And having that fast bike may make you miss some days.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:15 PM   #18
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its a like having a superpower..... this is why these dammed things are so addicting; you get a different kind of superpower with each one. Because my "superpowers" on my 525 are way different than my "superpowers" on the Speed Triple
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:21 PM   #19
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its a like having a superpower..... this is why these dammed things are so addicting; you get a different kind of superpower with each one. Because my "superpowers" on my 525 are way different than my "superpowers" on the Speed Triple

Is a big ass grin a super power? Because other than that ,all of the powers bestowed upon me by my Sportsters have been Robin-esque
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:32 PM   #20
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The thing about a liter bike is this. It's like a transporter from Star Trek. It enables you to bend and manipulate the commonly understood properties of time and space, traffic-wise.
My first truly time-warp experience was on an acquaintance's '84 FJ 1100. I had ridden quite a lot by then (my story to me and the key holder of the FJ) and had convinced him that I was competent enough to tame HIS beast.

Both of us were just barely right about the sufficiency of my skills.

Bike between legs, I rode along a very familiar route near Crown Point in San Diego. I'd taken many cars down that route, including a BMW 635i which, at the time, was considered quite fast. Heck, I considered myself fast and able to tame the wildest speed machine.

The bike proved my skills otherwise. I remember accelerating like hell from the first mandated stop, thinking I was in control, and found myself begging for grace when I approached the next governed sign. This scenario played out a couple more times until I returned to the shop and gave the keys back to the owner.

"Nice bike!!!"

I came back in one piece, but I have not, yet, forgotten my first time-warp!
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:41 PM   #21
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I came back in one piece, but I have not, yet, forgotten my first time-warp!
My first time warp was the first time I realised my brakes had completely failed when I completely needed them.

Never had one so big since.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:27 PM   #22
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:34 PM   #23
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:07 PM   #24
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Is a big ass grin a super power? Because other than that ,all of the powers bestowed upon me by my Sportsters have been Robin-esque
oh well.... ok borrow a S1000RR and it will feel like a genuine superpower.

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Old 05-08-2014, 01:44 PM   #25
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I feel you. the first day I rode my liter bike, I learned what it actually feels like to go through one of those warp speed tunnel visualizations in scifi movies. and goddammit, it sure is hard to watch the traffic periphery when everything in your vision goes timebent
I love that feeling, I still remember the first time I went "plaid"
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:07 PM   #26
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yeah, i dont think i'll ever forget it, to be sure.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:12 PM   #27
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Good timing on this thread.
I was looking to get an 800 when I got this bike and have always thought 1100 was a bit much until yesterday, now I think it's pretty awesome.

Here in Ontario, the tractor trailers are governed to 105KPH and you have to watch them carefully 'cause they LOVE to be in the 'Hammer Lane' on the slab so they go to the left at any opportunity, sometimes I don't see what it is.
I pass them fast but they're long, and didn't this sumbitch put his blinker on half way through my pass.
WOT, bear left and horns on!
The Big German Twin did her job and I'm pretty sure that trucker heard my Stebel and waited for me.
No blame, they can't see cars, so they sure can't see us.

I'm liking the power very much right now.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:07 PM   #28
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:08 PM   #29
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I've always had/ridden liter bikes on the street. I don't really like smaller bikes in traffic. Too hard to get away from the crazies.

When I decided to go to the race track I opted for a 600 so I wouldn't kill myself.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:27 PM   #30
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