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Old 05-22-2014, 04:43 PM   #211
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well the r is just over 30k
I had a basic rider student last year who, half way through Sunday, said "I should probably plan on leaving my bike in 'Rain Mode' for like, a couple years, huh?" "Rain Mode?"

Yeah. He'd never ridden a motorcycle, and somehow thought a Panigale R would be a good first bike.

So... yeah. I told him Rain Mode would be perfect. After a couple thousand miles on a DR200 or something similar.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:14 PM   #212
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:51 PM   #213
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My first fast bike experience was on an '87 GSXR-1100 that had been breathed on. A friend's younger brother had ridden it to Kansas from California for a visit, then got caught with a suspended license in Kansas and had to leave the bike behind when he went home. Anyway, I was getting on I-135 southbound and was rolling up the ramp at 50 when I grabbed a handful of throttle. Next thing I knew, I was all the way in the left lane, steering right to avoid the wall, and when I was straightened up I glanced down to see 100 on the speedo. I took it back to the house and never rode it again.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:35 PM   #214
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
Well, there is that......
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:30 PM   #215
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Fortunately, at 6'4" and almost 60 I can't fit on a litre bike. I finally succumbed to buying a faster bike in 2008 and bought a K1200GT. It is deadly smooth and quiet and I figured out why they put Cruise in the bike after one road trip . It is to control the 16 year old who starts the bike in Vancouver and leaves for the East Coast.

137 {GPS indicated} seems like 75.

We were on the fence which older high mileage bike to ship to Europe and I am glad we sent the 990 ADV. The GT on the Autobahn would be just stupid, I run 140-160 on the 990. I can't fathom how fast i would be riding the GT just because I could.

Litre bike scare me because I remain smart enough to know I could be stupid, very stupid on one.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:47 AM   #216
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I can't fathom how fast i would be riding the GT just because I could.


You'd be going 267.15 km/h (166m/h).

Because you could.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:51 AM   #217
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Why does everyone forget the control on the right grip goes two directions? It really is that easy.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:53 AM   #218
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You'd be going 267.15 km/h (166m/h).
Because you could.
Did I mention I have a pillion ?

I think my wife would begin the serious intercom discussion at 200 KM and the marital privileges discussion would begin (or cease) at 220
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:54 AM   #219
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Why does everyone forget the control on the right grip goes two directions? It really is that easy.
Tell that to your Penis
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:54 AM   #220
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Why does everyone forget the control on the right grip goes two directions? It really is that easy.
Go away.
This thread isn't for you.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:59 AM   #221
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Go away.
This thread isn't for you.
Lol!! Here's my adrenaline machine. And yes, it's just crazy how quick/fast these things are. I'm glad I didn't have this when I was in my 20s!

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Old 05-26-2014, 09:05 AM   #223
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Ban Him!!
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:08 AM   #224
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Why does everyone forget the control on the right grip goes two directions? It really is that easy.
I know what all those words mean individually, but they sure as hell don't make any sense in that order. Anyone?
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:12 AM   #225
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I know what all those words mean individually, but they sure as hell don't make any sense in that order. Anyone?
I got nuthin. Nope, no help from me! Sorry.
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