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Old 06-26-2010, 04:55 PM   #41
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In all honesty, when on the ae82, I usually go 55-65 and rarely over that. I'll probably do 70 to pass. Same on the other vehicles I drive.

I guess I lost interest in speeding *on a cage* since I started riding 2 wheels.

interesting you should say that. earlier this year i took a monthlong break from my car and rode the bike only, immediately i got in my car, i got tagged at 91 on 65 friday night at 11pm, 102 on 65 saturday afternoon at noon.

since then i have been going at most 5 over the limit in my car and loving it.

my mileage actually has gone up from 12 smiles per gallon to 16 miles per gallon.

i think i may have lost my lead foot since i started riding also
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:57 PM   #42
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but don't think i'm not jealous of the autobahn :( lucky bastards
Well .. let me fill you in on the autobahn you guys are all so jealous of .
Me the lucky got tagged doing 120 km/h in a 100km/h zone and lost his license for 4 weeks. Not fun walking and asking friends to drive you.
Yes, it's true that in theory there is no speed limit. On some stretches that's even true. Many of them however are limited to 120km/h or even 100km/h (you do the math to convert to miles). If you have an open stretch, you usually find a slow idiot blocking the left lane at 160km/h, and no passing on the right is not an option. Then there's of course the traffic problem which slows stuff down like it does everywhere else in the world. A few years back they came up with another smart idea. If you go over 130km/h and get into an accident it's up to you in some cases to prove to the insurance that you were not at fault. I hit the guard rail because someone lost his bicycle on the left lane while I was doing ~240km/h and had my lawyer work hard to convince the insurance companies that it was not my fault.

Sorry to destroy that dream, but that's the way it is. Most other countries around Germany also have speed limits mostly AFAIK 120km/h.

As for limiting speed: all German automakers except Porsche agreed to limit their cars at 250km/h for safety reasons. Porsche did not join them for the simple reason that they make sports cars and said it would defeat the purpose of one if only being able to go 250km/h (155mph).

It was always funny to have people over from the US while in Germany and have them cling to the seat and any handle they could find while going down an open stretch though
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Why by a race ready bikes/cars and only ride it on the street??
because track days cost too much to go in a circle all day.
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because track days cost too much to go in a circle all day.

all that noise.. The track is the only place Ill try to go fast again.. What road do you know of that will give you a time at the end to see if you improved?


Just stay out there with the people who dont have a clue so you can look fast
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all that noise.. The track is the only place Ill try to go fast again.. What road do you know of that will give you a time at the end to see if you improved?


Just stay out there with the people who dont have a clue so you can look fast
you said it YOU. not all of us think the same

it doesnt attract me at all to pay that bunch of money for a track day. track bike

tires. and all the other parts to just go in a fricking circle

to each its own.
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i starting to see ur guy's point....

let's let fast food places sell food that WILL KILL U if you choose to over indulge over a long period of time. it's not a good thing, but ppl want it, so let's give it to them!

same thing with maxing out ur bike/ car at 160 mph on a public road. indulge long enough and ur prop gonna die.
but then again, eating 4,000 big macs over ur life time will only kill YOU, not other ppl on the road.

it, i confused myself :( I still think 1,000's of lives would be saved every year if they put a limiter on. not sure i'll budge on that issue.
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you said it YOU. not all of us think the same

it doesnt attract me at all to pay that bunch of money for a track day. track bike

tires. and all the other parts to just go in a fricking circle

to each its own.
Hows that 10k dollar foot doing? Bet that wouldnt have happened at the track


Dont get me wrong.. Ill never give up the street totally, but I wont try to ride it like I used to either..
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Hows that 10k dollar foot doing? Bet that wouldnt have happened at the track


Dont get me wrong.. Ill never give up the street totally, but I wont try to ride it like I used to either..
really? ask rossi about his compossed fracture

rdit i have heard many ppl on this forum saying the same thing

is their own fault for doing on the street. is not the track

is them not beng mature enough on the street

and the track is equally dangerous

just ask all those ppl that have been taken in ambulance.. even in chopper to the nearest meat processor (hospital)
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really? ask rossi about his compossed fracture

rdit i have heard many ppl on this forum saying the same thing

is their own fault for doing on the street. is not the track

is them not beng mature enough on the street

and the track is equally dangerous

just ask all those ppl that have been taken in ambulance.. even in chopper to the nearest meat processor (hospital)
Ok.. So how many years has Rossi been racing at the top of his game and now he had a bad crash? Point is null & void.

Its bound to happen eventually. The difference is that there is an ambulance waiting on you. Not 45 minutes away. Plus, odds are you will just go down and mostly get hurt from the fall. Not a fence post, or a ditch, or a car running you over.. You can never say the street is safer than the track. People are pushing at the track on purpose to get better. You're crazy if you do that on the street past a certain point.

I still remember the story you told about the guy swerving head-on in your lane and almost taking you out. You are practically a poster child for reasons to ride track.. Now tell me when thats gonna happen on a controlled racetrack?
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Ok.. So how many years has Rossi been racing at the top of his game and now he had a bad crash? Point is null & void.

Its bound to happen eventually. The difference is that there is an ambulance waiting on you. Not 45 minutes away. Plus, odds are you will just go down and mostly get hurt from the fall. Not a fence post, or a ditch, or a car running you over.. You can never say the street is safer than the track. People are pushing at the track on purpose to get better. You're crazy if you do that on the street past a certain point.

I still remember the story you told about the guy swerving head-on in your lane and almost taking you out. You are practically a poster child for reasons to ride track.. Now tell me when thats gonna happen on a controlled racetrack?
1_ the example of rossi was to make a point. im talking about track itself

how many riders get injured every year

2_ re read my post. thats why i stated that ppl are stupid for using the streets as track i never do i enjoy the ride

3_wtf poster child?

4_ yeah a controlled track? how many organizers have mixed newbies and experienced riders in one track day? yeah i tell ya many times
and please define poster child lol
talk about controlled track with perfect riders

uh and that trying to take me out? yeah it will happen even in my truck go figure
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it, i confused myself :( I still think 1,000's of lives would be saved every year if they put a limiter on. not sure i'll budge on that issue.
Am I the only one who thinks the world is over populated as it is?

Let them die.

If I do stupid that gets me killed, its Darwinism..... More food on the table for those who didnt do what I did to kill myself.

I could start a new thread in the circus about this, but Im way too tired right now.
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Uhhh. Many cars do. My 04 Ford Ranger is electronically limited at 89 mph.
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Am I the only one who thinks the world is over populated as it is?

Let them die.

If I do stupid that gets me killed, its Darwinism..... More food on the table for those who didnt do what I did to kill myself.

I could start a new thread in the circus about this, but Im way too tired right now.
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let me have my CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM to CHOOSE what is safe for me and my family....
the world is over populated with F'ing morons. my point is not for the DRIVER'S safety, if they are gonna do something stupid, u can only do so much to stop them.

I'm refering to 1000s of lives saved of innocent drivers. motorcycles do less damage to other vehicles, yes. but it's also got up someone's head for a good while if it was their car who is hit, and some maniac who was going 140 mph dies on impact.

it's just excess. u can have ur freedoms. we have millions of them. one of them should NOT be to go 140 mph on public roads is my point.
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Uhhh. Many cars do. My 04 Ford Ranger is electronically limited at 89 mph.
ahhh another reason why chevys > ford. my 98 chevy p/u maxed at 100.
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