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Old 05-18-2012, 04:02 PM   #2116
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First track day for the old VFR (1991), and first ride for me on a VFR...

My feeling, is not so bad, but the engine is to "light", and the bike is to heavy. But it's quite easy when you ride light, but when you want to be quick and more aggressive, you must fight with the VFR, but it's fun...

Looking good bubu ....... I hear the Repsol Honda MotoGP team may be looking for a new rider.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:56 PM   #2117
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Looking good bubu ....... I hear the Repsol Honda MotoGP team may be looking for a new rider.

Thanks Kamchat, but i don't like Moto GP, for me GP is on two stroke!!!

I prefere the superbike (bsb!!!!) and the road racing, with TT, NW200, Tangaree, chimay, etc...

I have some movies of this day, i will try to put it!
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:51 PM   #2118
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:05 AM   #2119
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Cheers bubu .... nice pics - and good luck with the new racing season.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:09 AM   #2120
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Finally ! - summer arrived yesterday..... It's been a long time coming!
Some of us got out for some fun in the sun .....

Charly on her R6 with husband Mark ahead on the R1

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Unfortunately it wasn't all fun ....... Gary had a lucky escape when he came off and hit the crash barrier at the top of Glen Ogle .....
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:24 AM   #2122
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The day started well with 10 of us meeting up in sunshine at 'Spoons' .... the new bikes ....

Jimmy's new ZZR1400, Graeme's Panigale and Stevie turned up on a new Kawasaki Verys 1000 demo bike...





First thing Jimmy had done was to ditch the monsterously huge standard cans on the ZZR..
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:52 AM   #2123
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Stevie on the big Versys .....


Time to get rolling - sun is shining and warm tarmac waiting....


Check out that blue sky ..... bliss....






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Old 05-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #2124
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You are so lucky KAMCHAT, here it's rain and rain, and rain again!!!


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What a bad crash! is he ok?
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #2125
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You are so lucky KAMCHAT, here it's rain and rain, and rain again!!!




What a bad crash! is he ok?

Yeah, Gary is ok (cut finger and bruises) but he is lucky considering both he and the bike hit this barrier ....



The bike didn't fare so well and is a write-off....... broken swingarm


Dented forks ...


Snapped bars


and a lot of cosmetic damage
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #2126
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This is looking up towards the bend ..... when I took this I didn't realise that Gary had come off just round the bend ahead.

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:42 PM   #2127
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Gary is ok, it's the most important!!!

Why he crashed? cold tire, gas oil, or to more aggressive?

If he need some parts for the R1, you can ask me!
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:44 PM   #2128
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This is looking up towards the bend ..... when I took this I didn't realise that Gary had come off just round the bend ahead.

To crash it's the law of the motorcycle... The price of the pleasure
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:14 PM   #2129
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new pictures of my VFR for race... With signs of war

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Old 05-21-2012, 02:48 PM   #2130
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To crash it's the law of the motorcycle... The price of the pleasure
At the risk of sounding mollycoddled - I do not agree.

I know that crashes are often not to be prevented and that many bikers do actually crash in their "career", especially if they're, let's say, thrilled by speed.
But still, I do not agree that crashing is the price you have to pay for the pleasure of riding. If you think so and live by that you should at least only ride on a race track.
Because with this attitude you will not only constantly risk your own life but also the lives of others on the roads out there.
My 2 cents.

Mind you, I realise that you (bubu) didn't mean to encourage anyone to take risks and ride to the limit on public roads.
Still, the statement in this context leaves a sour taste in my mouth somehow.
I might be overreacting a bit, but I just can't take accidents like this so lightly.
Hope you guys understand what I'm trying to say.



Kam - say my best wishes to Gary, hope he's gonna be alright. And R.I.P. R1.
I bet he won't have my problems getting a new bike soon, though.
But what's it gonna be?


Anyway.
You guys are really producing quite a number of serious offs lately...
Maybe you have to relax a bit?
You take care!
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