Motorcycle

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  1. Robert Snow

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    I was just wondering if anyone else here has a motorcycle and if so, which one?

    I have a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 650R.
     
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    My husband owns a 2004 Honda Shadow Aero. (750 I think) It's been a great bike!

    We are also considering a 2006 version of your bike for our son. How do you like yours.
     
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    Mostly Hondas, couple of Suzukis, a BSA. My first veh, a Lambretta 125. <G>
     
  4. Robert Snow

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    I love it. Although it is a sport bike, it is more suited for normal day to day transportation than many of the other sport bikes. For instance, the Ninja 600 is much faster, but it is really a race bike made legal for the street.

    Don't get me wrong, the Ninja 650R will still embarrass most automobiles in almost circumstances. It will do 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds and top speed is around 130 or maybe 140 mph. This is much more that is required to keep up with traffic and to get out of the way quickly if necessary.

    Although I am in my late 50's I bought this bike because I want a motorcycle that will handle well, which cruisers don't do, especially those made by Harley Davidson. Another thing sport bikes have is excellent brakes, and how well you can stop is much more important than how fast you can go.
     
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    2008 Victory Vision (Victory is a sub-company of Polaris industries) which is a long smooth cruiser. V-Twin belt drive, fuel injected, oil cooler.

    It is my latest in a long line motorcycles that I have had. At my senior age, I like smooth and comfortable.
     
  6. Robert Snow

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    Those Victory motorcycles look nice. Like I said, I lean toward the sport bikes, but maybe after a few more years I will give one a try.

    But for now, there's nothing like passing a Mustang GT or Camero SS and just smiling and waving good bye.
     
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    2003 kawasaki Nomad 1500 fuel injected. Love to ride but seem to have less and less time.
     
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    My WIFE won't let me have one!!!:BangHead::BangHead:
     
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    Want me to talk to her for you Blackbird? I not only let my husband have a motercycle, but I bought him a nice little two seater, convertible Saturn Sky to drive back and forth to work! (45 miles one way)

    :D
     
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    At my age I want a roof. <G>
     
  11. Robert Snow

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    I understand, I do to. I wear a helmet! :tongue3:
     
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    I have not yet reached the age where I feel threatened by a motorcycle. Maybe some day.

    I always feel threatened by people in cars with cell phones, lip stick, coffee, submarine sandwiches, etc, etc.
     
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    Did some thrashing and trashing on a mid-70s Honda Elsinore. I think it was a CR 125 - one of the early dirt bikes on the market. My buddy had a Husky Enduro of the same vintage. No road bike experience. Of course :smilewinkgrin:no country boy in his mid-teens would ever ride a dirt bike on the road. I rode that Husky once. I was used to winding out the Elsinore, dump the clutch and go. I could wrap my mind around the idea that his Husky had way more power than my 125. So I gave it a twist, dumped the clutch and found myself flat on my back watching his bike careen through the hay field.

    I haven't ridden since my teen years. My buddy has had an endless stream of cruisers and sport bikes. His latest bike comes with a trailer. madre says I can own any bike I want. She just doesn't want me to ride it.
     
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    In the Pacific North West a helmet is insufficient rain protection. I rode most every day for 30 years. Finding a place to put wet rain gear is a big hassle. I mostly quit wearing shoes when I quit riding.

    It was a dark and stormy night. I was going twice as fast as I should have been. Big tree across the road. Six broken ribs and a collarbone got me 2 months sick leave but took the fun out of riding.
     
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    I have a cutom built 1969 Triumph T120R. Had it since 1989.

    There's only two kinds of bikers billwald. Those that have gone down and those who will.
     
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    I hope that my days of dirt biking and the number of times I crashed count against my averages. If so, I'll be crash free forever!
     
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    A few years ago I considered buying a scooter because of the high gas prices. My wife told me no, she'd rather see me buy a real bike. She said that I'd look like a clown on one of those little things.:laugh:
     
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    After my brother crashed into a barbed wife fence post and came real close to getting beheaded, I don't let my dh even look at those blasted deathcyc--er, motorcycles.
     
  19. Robert Snow

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    Last year I had a motorcycle accident. It just started raining and a car stopped suddenly in front of me. My front tire locked up at about 5 mph and I simply fell over. Shouldn't have been wearing a back pack. Not hardly any damage to the bike; I had a broken Shoulder blade, eight broken ribs and a punctured lung. After lung surgery and 13 days in the hospital, I promptly traded in my bike for a Ninja 650R.

    I know what some will think. The doctor in the hospital asked if I was going to get rid of my bike. After telling him no, he informed me that they call motorcyclist riders organ donors.

    I asked him if he ever worked on a automobile victim. He said certainly, all the time. I asked him if he sold his car?
     
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    People who think that they are protected by the frame of a car will always accuse motorcycle riders of being suicidal. It is easier for them to feel safer if they ignore the numbers of people killed in their cars and trucks every day.

    Nobody is safe on the road, but sometimes it IS safer on a maneuverable and quick bike than to be trapped in a large framed vehicle. A lot of times, it is not a matter of the type of vehicle you are on or in, it is your frame of mind and alertness.

    Cold or wet, I like my car. Dry and warm, I like my bike.

    I've ridden motorcycles for only 40 years, so I'm sure to die any day now on my bike.
     

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