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Old 04-21-2013, 06:31 AM   #181
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When you get a pic of your touring bike off road, I'd love to see it! Because you could pretty much skateboard down that one

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:37 AM   #182
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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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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 04-21-2013, 07:16 AM   #183
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No, I'm saying it's the rider, not the bike. Many riders find it easier to go faster on an adventure bike. Very few riders can ride either an adventure bike or sport bike to it's limits on the street and if they can, they are smart enough not to do so. I'm also talking twisty roads, not Kansas or Floriduh. Whether are rider is faster on an adventure bike or sport bike depends mainly on which type of bike he is more comfortable with.

Anyone who has much experience on twisty roads will know that there is a great variance in riders abilities and speeds. You will see slow as well as fast riders on every kind of bike. A fast rider on an adventure bike will beat a slow rider on any sport bike on any curvy road. If both riders have equal ability, there's no telling which one will be faster.

Put two fast riders on a race track or public road where speed will be in the triple digits then the higher performance of the sport bike will make a big difference.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:14 AM   #184
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My Harley Sportster can keep up with a hayabusa if it's going at a constant speed of 75. I'm pretty sure I could keep up with a Bugatti if it's going 75 too.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #185
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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.
I had a bong that looked like that when I was a teenager.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:48 PM   #186
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Reminds me of the first time I drove an automatic. I learned to drive on a stick and my first two cars were manuals. I was about 25 and had just bought my first automatic car. I was accelerating from a red light and without even thinking I put my left foot on the left pedal and mashed the brakes trying to push the clutch in. Cars behind me were honking and I felt like an idiot. After that I started keeping my left foot WAY over to the left.

lol, thats almost like me after driving the jeep for a while and jumping back in the car; get to shifting time rpm, stomp on the imaginary clutch and reach for the shifter, yes I can be a dork
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #187
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My Harley Sportster can keep up with a hayabusa if it's going at a constant speed of 75. I'm pretty sure I could keep up with a Bugatti if it's going 75 too.
And then the Busa shifts into 2nd......................
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #188
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #189
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The wife and i were out for a ride Sunday on a new road. While comming up to a T in the road where you need to stop here comes a bike hard behind us blows the stop sign and hammers down. Well all is fun right, i let him get a lead on me then i open up and easly get up with him. When i get ready to have him for a snack we come up on five cars going up a hill with a yellow line= no way. Away he goes. The whole time the girl on the back of his bike has her arms behind her holding on tight like she has been their done that. I see him turn off the main road and just smile.
Lets see, wonder if there is much difference between a GS two-up and a sports bike. What do you know - just happen to have a video of a GS (solo) running down the straight at NJMP, with some S1000RR's on the track.....I was backing off at 135mph, the fast guys were hitting 150-160 and the pros I believe are up around 180.

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:47 PM   #190
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Nor is it lonely.



Lets see, wonder if there is much difference between a GS two-up and a sports bike. What do you know - just happen to have a video of a GS (solo) running down the straight at NJMP, with some S1000RR's on the track.....I was backing off at 135mph, the fast guys were hitting 150-160 and the pros I believe are up around 180.

The GS allllllllmost had em.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #191
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When you get a pic of your touring bike off road, I'd love to see it! Because you could pretty much skateboard down that one
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #192
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And that right there is another reason not to own a Harley.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:52 AM   #193
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Look how much the OP will save MC companies.

Since loaded adventure bikes (I'm starting to really hate that term) can run circles around them, they can just stop producing sport bikes. Why build a sport model when a two up 1200cc dirt bike can embarrass the crap out of them.

Look for the OP on the pole at the next MotoGP race.
No, the market still needs sportbikes. They're for people who can't afford GSs, wives, synthetic oil and ADV stickers and such...

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Old 04-24-2013, 12:03 PM   #194
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #195
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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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