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Old 11-13-2010, 08:38 PM   #21
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sounds like some extreme rumble strips right there /\
rumble strips? Forgive the ignorance.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:39 PM   #22
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the things on the side of the freeway that are supposed to wake you up/divets in the road to tell you to slow down
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:40 PM   #23
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i imagine hitting a ladder longways and riding it out would be like extreme rumble strips.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:42 PM   #24
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I went down on the freeway when I was like 16ish bout the same as anywhere if people are paying attention and stop. Sky ground sky ground sky ground ouch
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i imagine hitting a ladder longways and riding it out would be like extreme rumble strips.
thanks and I agree
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I went down on the freeway when I was like 16ish bout the same as anywhere if people are paying attention and stop. Sky ground sky ground sky ground ouch
Hey, the ZR7S was my first bike (full Muzzy exhaust FTW). of a lot of fun. Just noticed you had one in your list of bikes.
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Yeah that thing was a lot of fun for a comfy bike.d&d -1+2
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Yeah that thing was a lot of fun for a comfy bike.d&d -1+2
what did you lose on the top end with that gearing. I had stock and mine would do 131 arter installing the Muzzy.
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Stock gearing I ran about 155 after the sprockets about the same just got there a bit closer to the limiter. That's speedo though not really accurate. Only 131?
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Stock gearing I ran about 155 after the sprockets about the same just got there a bit closer to the limiter. That's speedo though not really accurate. Only 131?
WTF? I think one of our speedos was cause at near redline in top gear mine said 131 no matter how long I held it. And top speed for my ZZR 600 is supposed to be 157.
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HEy on the freeway, you're all moving the same direction...and you dnot have to worry about cars trying to pull a left turn in front of you.
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I went down on the HOV lane doin about 70 on my way to work. Luckily I didn't hit the walls or get run over and was able to finish the ride to work
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I went down on the HOV lane doin about 70 on my way to work. Luckily I didn't hit the walls or get run over and was able to finish the ride to work
WOW. Can't believe it was ridable after laying it down at that speed. I assume the lack of injury was due to gear.
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Yeah was in full gear except knee armor (which I don't ride without now). After I was at work for Nfew hours I started to feel my two small fractures lol. And yeah the SV was a trooper and made the rest of the commute minus a mirror and let lost in the crash
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Freeway is the safest road for bikes surprisingly.
I agree. My biggest concern is being in a lane that is still moving and someone from a lane adjacent decides to jump into my lane. Happens regularly and I have only hit someone once. The Lexus SUV (or is that SOB) didn't stop, but I got to see a nice scratch on their rear quarter panel before I hit the deck. I picked my up and pushed it to the side. Two people stopped to see if I was okay. Then I bent the foot peg back out and rode home. Yes, ATGATT.
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Statistically freeways are safer than the surface streets. I had 6 bales of hay fall off a truck in front of me when I was on my 67 Bonneville on the freeway. Didn't hit them but it was close. That's what scares me the most is debris. And a buddy of mine fell off at 100 mph on 610. Just walked away from it and he was fine. Barely any bruising. Had no idea where his bike was afterwards because it flipped off the freeway and down onto the feeder road.
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I was coming from Brookshire on I 10 headed east , was navigating through several cars [middle lane ] & a guy adjusting hiis sound system came over on me.
We almost touched , I served hard & was glad the car behind me got on their brakes, if I would have went down, it would not have been pretty sight.
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slid out on a corner (lowsided) had on a joe rocket mesh jacket and regular jeans... walked away... bike slid on sliders and was fine besides some rash... bruised ribs... road rash kind of like carpet burn through the mesh jacket... and that was about it...

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I jumped a bag of Lime(powder) on my rigid HD once, didn't crash or damage anything at about 35-40 mph. that rigid was a hard landing, hurt my back
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