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Old 10-17-2009, 12:55 PM   #41
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explain ???

Let me go dig up a few posts concerning SMR's from a while back...
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i haven't read the whole thread, just the first post and a few responses, here's my take... i have been seriously thinking of getting away from sportbikes. there seems to be an overload of asshats in our area that I don't want to be associated with. it's that image thing that was mentioned.sure I'll save my sportbike for track days so I can get my rocks off but for the street I will prolly go back to a cruiser of some sort so I can avoid the hassle. I say well written post.
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Because it's just so fun to argue.
:-) Not see...that's a 'good' excuse...and I'll admit to being guilty about it.
..but it doesn't negate the validty of OP's post. :-)



...and there is the real important question...
How old and attractive is the OP? :-)
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i haven't read the whole thread, just the first post and a few responses, here's my take... i have been seriously thinking of getting away from sportbikes. there seems to be an overload of asshats in our area that I don't want to be associated with. it's that image thing that was mentioned.sure I'll save my sportbike for track days so I can get my rocks off but for the street I will prolly go back to a cruiser of some sort so I can avoid the hassle. I say well written post.
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I refuse to change what I ride to fix others stupidity, I just ride my own ride. I am no saint, but I save my stupidity for deserted backroads.
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i haven't read the whole thread, just the first post and a few responses, here's my take... i have been seriously thinking of getting away from sportbikes. there seems to be an overload of asshats in our area that I don't want to be associated with. it's that image thing that was mentioned.sure I'll save my sportbike for track days so I can get my rocks off but for the street I will prolly go back to a cruiser of some sort so I can avoid the hassle. I say well written post.
I RARELY ride on the street any more, myself. I have 2 track bikes and an F4i that I ride to work once in a while. Have not gone on a leisure ride in about 2 years, but I have been to almost every track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) this year, all but one.

I have been looking at something like a sport tourer or even a cruiser for the street. All my friends always go do all these hill country rides to go carving it up and I used to but I never really enjoyed them on the RR. Then I found out about track days and thats pretty much all I do now.
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1 post or 35000, taking a step back to look at how we ride around others is a valid point.
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There is no denying that there is a bad image of sport bike riders, but that can be said for any type of vehicle operator. No doubt that one will pay higher consequences for living to the image, but if you live life only to survive it, did you really end up "Living?" I find that I have more close calls when I am going the speed limit then when I am speeding. I guess that because I am allowing more time for that bad driver to be next to me. I am not condoning all styles of ridding, but an experience rider knows his or her limits and has to think of what the other drivers around him or her are going to do. It would be nice if cars would use their blinkers and check their mirrors for a motorcycle not a car as well. If your looking for the smallest you spot the biggest too.
Oh, and, according to statistics, most of those people in the crashing films have had their bikes for less then 6 months.
I do give you props though for joining MH and speaking what you believe. At least you are learning to live by standing up for what you believe.
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What defines an 'experienced' rider? :-)

In your examples btw... have u considered that maybe your paying more attention when your 'speeding' than when not?
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Firstly, I just want to start with I'm sorry.

I'm sorry that [you/your family member/some person in your crew] (choose one, or more) had something terrible happen to them while riding a sportbike.

Your rant however, was so full of generalities that it crossed the point of absurdity.

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this is why so many guys who dont even know what countersteering is are already googling "how to wheelie" or "how to stoppie".
Hey, they're just campaigning for Darwin Awards. Even without sportbikes, many of these people will find a tragic/humorous (depends on your P.O.V.) way to end their lives.

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it sucks for everyone that so many bad riders, uneducated riders, and ignorant riders, have given sportbikes this image. but its a fact of life for you. something you are forced to deal with wether you want to acknowladge it or not.
You're right. It does suck. Groups are always judged based upon their worst examples, not their best. That's how it works. It's called stereotyping.

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sure cruisers have the bar hopping image, but lets try to think about riding style? theres always that guy who will pop in with the exception.... but for the most part, cruisers dont have a bad image when it comes to ride skills.
Are you serious? Uhh... yeah, bar-hopping. Nothing wrong with that. Let's all go from bar to bar, get liquored up, and then hop on two wheels. FANTASTIC idea..

Apparently we don't live in a world where people use punctuation anymore, too.

, reading your post was more dangerous and difficult than navigating the twistiest of roads at 110 while looking for the next bar.
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I think the OP is the one checking youtube for the wheelie and stoppie vids. If the OP has decided that riding is not worth the price, perhaps it was the OP who was trying to live up to an "image".
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So all I have to do is change me SN to get some street cred around here

80% of the people replying missed the point that the OP was trying to make. Instead, let ego get in the way..........NUHHH UGHHHHHHHHH
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That was a well written post. Thank you. At the end of the day high performance bikes are really not meant for the street nor for ultra law abiding folks like yourself. Regardless of the noob status or experienced riders, part of the enjoyment is riding fast through the turns, feeling the incredibly acceleration and the outstanding braking performance. Does that make sports bike riders bad or dangerous? Not necessarily. Do these riders break the law? Quite often, yes.

Does that make the riders any worse than a high performance sports car owner? No.

Riding high performance bikes, driving high performance cars on the street is dangerous for our personal safety and can also lead to tickets. It's the risk we take.
agreed.


Sure any vehicle with two wheels can be more dangerous than a four wheeled equivalent, but if we all only did things that were 100% safe and not dangerous for anyone, we would live in a really boring world.
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