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Old 08-18-2006, 06:04 PM   #41
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Just make sure you get in front of them, Plincks there windshield relly good.
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You're invisible on the bike, dude.
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Spark plugs work really good too...not that I know.....ummmmmm heard it somewhere.....the ceramic body "roadmaps" a windshield.....99 % target accurate, easy to carry and grab from ur pocket.
 
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yeah cause what I really want is someone in a 4000lb SUV REALLY REALLY mad at me and riding my trying to write down my tag number or something. If you hit them with a ball bearing on a pinball I'd say there is 0 chance they are gonna stop to see if you are ok once they rear end you and send you flying into the K rail.

Besides all the metal in your pocket when you ride? I go for the lightest stuff possible in houston heat. I want every little inch of that fabric that can be to be vented or at least not dragging down on my body making the heat worse.
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Yeah, I try not to ride alongside them but if you commute during rush hour it's impossible not to.

I'm sure commuting on the bike is not the best idea but I'm getting 46+ mpg. That's how I justified the expense of buying the bike. I figured if I spend $200+ a month on gas a bike will cut that roughly in half leaving me $100, so my 2 year $240/mo motorcycle note effectively becomes $140.

How can I not get a zx6r for $140 a month???

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That's bad logic, haha... you're forgetting a 'few' expenses that come with a bike and not a car.
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Haha yeah that's become abundantly clear in the last couple weeks. I'm hoping those costs are mostly upfront, not recurring.

I've got all my gear now... a full set of leathers, track boots, axle stands, etc. And my factory service manual should be delivered in a few days too!!!
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I always carry a handfull of 3/8 inch ballbearings in my pocket,And when someone cuts me off intentionally i give them a toss in the air and watch the car scatter. Works everytime makes them think about cutting someone off again. Done it bunch of times.
Thats pretty fukin smart, One dumbass cuts you off & you -up everyone else on the roads ride. I'm right there with ya till ya start flinging out into traffic.
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Haha yeah that's become abundantly clear in the last couple weeks. I'm hoping those costs are mostly upfront, not recurring.
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I always carry a handfull of 3/8 inch ballbearings in my pocket,And when someone cuts me off intentionally i give them a toss in the air and watch the car scatter. Works everytime makes them think about cutting someone off again. Done it bunch of times.
You're an absolute dumbass if you honestly do that and aren't just blowing smoke...
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Rear tires every 3000-5000 miles around... $125
Front tires every 5000-7500 miles around... $100
Flux Capacitor recalibration every year... $150ish
Oil change 2000 miles... $50
New chain every 15k miles... $75
Blinker fluid every year... $175
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You're an absolute dumbass if you honestly do that and aren't just blowing smoke...
If it comes to my life and someone causing me injury yae im gonna **** someones up. I cant help it if you dont have the to do it thats not my problem but dont sit there and call someone a dumbass cuz your to scared to defend yourself if someone cuts your dumbass off in traffic. My bike cost money and if someone cuts me off without paying attention then screw them im going to screw there vehicle up. So basically i think you a fuggin idiot for making that statement. Someone was talking about throwing sparkplugs and he isnt a dumbass? **** YOU.

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My bike cost money and if someone cuts me off without paying attention then screw them im going to screw there vehicle up.
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So basically i think you a fuggin idiot for making that statement.
You're an idiot. Why risk your life trying to prove a point? Cars come into my lane all the time. All I did was get used to it. People make mistakes, get over it. But why would you want to damage someones car when they didn't even touch yours. Learn how to choose lane position to your advantage for situations like this and you should be fine most of the time and have more than enough time to avoid being hit.
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For myself, I am more understanding if the person in the car at least holds up a hand to say "Sorry" if they accidently come over on me. The few people that I've actually took action upon either flipped me off or yelled something at me after they did it. I've had a couple people try to burn off afterwards as if they were gonna pull away from sportbike in their 1/2 ton Chevy pickup!
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99% of the time here in San Antonio the people either have a cell phone in there hand or a cigarette in the other and dont pay attention. This happens all the time here, And usually they dont give a and they shoot there finger at you before you get the chance, So i will take my chances i make payments like everyone else does and pay insurance like they do so on them. They literally try and make you swerve or react to the way they drive down here. They all drive with there heads up there .
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if you did that out in crosby you'd get "melon'd"

What is that? Well.. it's where the guy in the truck has a watermelon, and while your riding down the road beside him, he hands it to you "heah"
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The people who eat melons ride motorcycles also. They are just as about the way cagers drive also.
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99% of the time here in San Antonio the people either have a cell phone in there hand or a cigarette in the other and dont pay attention. This happens all the time here, And usually they dont give a and they shoot there finger at you before you get the chance, So i will take my chances i make payments like everyone else does and pay insurance like they do so on them. They literally try and make you swerve or react to the way they drive down here. They all drive with there heads up there .
so if you ride like an idiot down the road on your bike, does that give people the right to start throwing out the window at you? Why escalate the situation anymore?
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See thats the difference between me and most people, Ive wrecked a couple of times and now i dont ride like an idiot on the highway. Ive had to many friends killed here in S.A so ive learned my lesson, Im generally corteous of other drivers and dont do the wheelies and stoppies and on highways, So yes i ride with other peoples respect in mind. Now i leave all the high speed knee draggin for the track TWS (Texas World Speedway) and Cresson which i freqeunt. It just seems that cagers here dont like sportbikes and due to a certain few here that do all the stupid riding on the streets that has what made a bad name for the few who ride normal.
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If it comes to my life and someone causing me injury yae im gonna **** someones up. I cant help it if you dont have the to do it thats not my problem but dont sit there and call someone a dumbass cuz your to scared to defend yourself if someone cuts your dumbass off in traffic. My bike cost money and if someone cuts me off without paying attention then screw them im going to screw there vehicle up. So basically i think you a fuggin idiot for making that statement. Someone was talking about throwing sparkplugs and he isnt a dumbass? **** YOU.
Hahaha... you're an idiot. Good luck with your life, sounds like you need it.

BTW... happens on the road. You're just more vulnerable on a bike. Get used to it. We've all had close calls and some of us have actually been hit by cars! That doesn't give YOU the right to endanger EVERYONE behind you because one person made a mistake.
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