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Old 01-11-2013, 11:28 PM   #21
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I think I fall under the category of not owning my bikes long enough to know the capabilities. Just look under my avatar of all the bikes I have owned in the past 3 years. I think alot of us covet what we see. Walked into Houston Superbikes today for no apparent reason and thought for a split second to drive out with an 1198S. Im going to keep both my bikes for at least 2 years.
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I'm prolly one of the worst offenders when it comes to serial polygamists... with bikes that is. I love the thrill of the hunt possibly more so than the bikes themselves, but it's tiring me out. When the lady at County Assessor's recognizes me and asks: "how many bikes do you need?" I know it's time to cool off.

Sampling a variety of bikes has been a trip, but I think I'll stick with mine for a while too.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:35 PM   #22
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:39 PM   #23
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I bought a 300cc bike(Ninja 300). All of my friends hated on my decision before knowing/seeing anything about the bike, just upon hearing 296cc they laughed. em if they can't respect my decision I said, I don't need anyone's approval so long as it makes me happy I thought. Man am I glad I trusted myself instead of giving into peer pressure. I learned basic use of the clutch etc. on my stepdads gsxr 1000 and man i felt so uncomfortable and didn't like it so much I almost decided to never get a bike.

With that being said I am a new rider of course, 1 month of experience under my belt on my 300. Maybe 10-20 trips around the neighborhood on the gixxer to get a feel for things on.

Anyways...I thought i loved cars, & i feel like i still do. But it's like the girl from highschool that you were madly in love with. Then as an adult you find a wife, and while the highschool thing probably was real love too, it doesn't compare to what you have now. A true bond with someone for better or worse.

I have owned a 93 rx7, rx8, miata, crx si, 135i, and I loved them all(minus the si(daily beater for garage queen rx7 lol...FWD SUCKS). I currently have the 135i and it is crazy fun to drive, but my heart is still with my rx8...a slow car, my only automatic out of the bunch, but the car that changed my life. For once I had a passion and loved something. I didn't think any vehicle would ever measure up to those memories. The rx8 was my highschool sweetheart.

That all changed the first time I got on the ninja 300 and slowly let out the clutch, hoping to not kill my brand new bike. Instantly I was in love with the feeling of this bike. It brings happiness to me and fills me with joy that has transcended my love for my rx8. I feel like the bike is an extension of myself yet we've only just met! She might be "slow" but to me she is beautiful. In a few years I'm sure ill be on her bigger sister(a 636) but for now I'm cherishing this feeling of everything being new.

My bike is light, flickable, drop dead gorgeous(i think better looking than any of kawi's other models by far..minus the scooter looking rear tire), teaches me more every time i ride her, and I am so glad I am experiencing this beautiful thing that I was once too scared to do. I have never been happy just to drive home from work, even in my rx8. Now it makes me happy because it's another chance to ride.

I love my bike. I will still have it in 20 years*knock on wood* and take it out for rides every once in awhile and try and remember this beautiful time in life. Hopefully the vlogging will help with the memories

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:45 PM   #24
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I think this is human nature in general. Trying to keep up with the Jones comes to mind. People buy a new bike for a number of reasons.
1-Peer pressure
2-Ego (need latest and greatest)
3-Self Esteem
4-Too much money
5-Lease vs buy(need to change every few years)
6-Reliabilty and Maintenance
7-Age
8-Position of ride
Lots of reasons.
I have heard it said though that two years is about the time people start looking. If you think about all the threads on first bikes you always hear, get a 250 keep it for 6 to 12 months then sell it and get something bigger. So we help perpetuate that to some extent.
With the exception of the above post -well said

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only time i feel as if my bike is slow is when i roll out with the BORC HAHAHA !!!!

my bike may only have 102hp, but at 86ftlbs it's fun as to ride.

when i'm riding by myself, i am in love with the bike. i don't think i've ever hit redline or driven over 75mph while riding by myself.

felt good when CraigRR told me that i was faster than him in the curves on one of the Navasota runs - i put it all on the short wheel base of the bike though.

in a flat out sprint, i know my bike would be quick with a lighter rider but i, personally, need some weight reduction lol.

i just hope that Harley Davidson dealership will be able to support my warranty just in case anything happens.

and i love the riding position too......
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:53 PM   #28
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only time i feel as if my bike is slow is when i roll out with the BORC HAHAHA !!!!

my bike may only have 102hp, but at 86ftlbs it's fun as to ride.

when i'm riding by myself, i am in love with the bike. i don't think i've ever hit redline or driven over 75mph while riding by myself.

felt good when CraigRR told me that i was faster than him in the curves on one of the Navasota runs - i put it all on the short wheel base of the bike though.

in a flat out sprint, i know my bike would be quick with a lighter rider but i, personally, need some weight reduction lol.

i just hope that Harley Davidson dealership will be able to support my warranty just in case anything happens.

and i love the riding position too......
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #29
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Jimmy, do you need me to make you some chicken noodle soup? (He is home sick)
I hate chicken noodle soup. Lol. I acrually have not had a decent meal in 2 days.
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People buy bikes for different reasons. Some will be quick to tell you what make it is, how much they paid for it, or how fast it will go. Brand loyalty is going to be strong for some people whether they have a Harley, Ford, Sony, Nike or whatever. Some people want to buy an image and try to purchase another person's perception of them. But it can't be done. They hope that it can, but it can't.

Still, there is a group of people who ride bikes who truly are a "breed apart." They appreciate both the engineering and the artistry in the machines they ride. Their bikes become part of who they are and how they define themselves to themselves alone.

They don't care what other people think. They don't care if anyone knows how much they paid for their bike or how fast it will go. The bike means something to them that nothing else does. They ride for themselves and not for anyone else. They don't care whether anyone knows they have a bike. They may not be able to find words to describe what it means to ride, but they still know. They might not be able to explain what it means to feel the smooth acceleration and the strength beneath them. But they understand.

These are the riders who park their bikes, begin to walk away and then stop. They turn and took back. They see something when they look at their bikes that you might not. Something more complex, something that is almost secret, sensed rather than known. They see their passion. They see a part of themselves.
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sorry for all the reading...you guys are gonna hate me lol
Don't be sorry. If the reading does not get my interest in the first two sentenses. I skip it. Lol
Good write up though
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**no **

i take that to heart when i hear things like that seeing as i have less than 3000 miles under my belt AND the fact that i know you're one of the faster and more experienced riders here

i've put 1600 miles on my bike since June 5th

i rarely go ride, but i try my hardest to hit those long cruises with ya'll - and yes, i have a blast riding with the BORC and SDRC even though my V-Twin is pullin up from the back
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I am busy until 3pm, but can stop by afterwards. What kind of food are you craving?
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I am busy until 3pm, but can stop by afterwards. What kind of food are you craving?
I am not craving any food. Just relief from this pain and congestion. Thanks though
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I am not craving any food. Just relief from this pain and congestion. Thanks though
Claritin D and Mucinex.
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Claritin D and Mucinex.
Got a bunch of meds from the doc today. Zertc is one. Some nasal spray an antibiotics
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**no **

i take that to heart when i hear things like that seeing as i have less than 3000 miles under my belt AND the fact that i know you're one of the faster and more experienced riders here

i've put 1600 miles on my bike since June 5th

i rarely go ride, but i try my hardest to hit those long cruises with ya'll - and yes, i have a blast riding with the BORC and SDRC even though my V-Twin is pullin up from the back
No ,
You have a natural talent, and aren't afraid to lean your bike. Don't feel bad if you roll up last, you were in 3rd when we got pulled over on 362 lol. Just ride, and have fun. That's what it is all about. Having fun with friends.
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I bet you look like your avatar. Lol. Get well soon Brotha!
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