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Old 01-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #61
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it would be fair to say that pretty much all road sucks when you ride a scooter? Seriously, where is the adrenaline rush coming from?

Like i said, the invitation is still open..... i will make sure to make this ride more entertaining for you!
Oh Oh TMAX, When Frank says " the invitation is still open..... i will make sure to make this ride more entertaining for you!" He's gonna bring it, and RUN YOU WIDE !!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #62
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3090 much?
yeap done it before, ok road surface, slower turns plus the distance that we would have to travel to get there doesnt make it worthwhile for any of us and that is why it is a SW ride as opposed to Spring or North Side ride.
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I got a serious question for you, TMAX(scooter related), may I?
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:59 PM   #64
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Oh Oh TMAX, When Frank says " the invitation is still open..... i will make sure to make this ride more entertaining for you!" He's gonna bring it, and RUN YOU WIDE !!!
Sounds like my kind of ride. I dont mind rubbing elbows. Thats always been my open invitation.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:01 PM   #65
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yeap done it before, ok road surface, slower turns plus the distance that we would have to travel to get there doesnt make it worthwhile for any of us and that is why it is a SW ride as opposed to Spring or North Side ride.
More technical turns. People come from the se side for this ride, must be somethin good bout it.
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Track riding, I don't touch the rear brake at all. I'm a TD noob and have way more things to concentration on, so rear brake use gets cut out of my $10 bill (per Keith Code).

On the street, I have no business riding at a pace that taxes every last cent of my $10. Therefore, rear brake use get built into my normal riding routine, such that it becomes second nature. Last week riding in the morning fog, I overshot the stop sign twice in the same day (yes, shame on me). I locked up my rear brake on both occasions, but only the last few feet or so. I knew I had deployed the max stopping power I can muster with that particular bike. On the street, survival might depends my ability to do just that in a panic stop. On the street, feet, even inches, could mean the difference between an accident and a near miss, so effective rear brake use is a must-learn basic street riding skill.

Now, I agree somewhat that the spinning rear wheel provide a lot of stability from the steering stem rearward. However, for most riders, a locked-up rear wheel could mean a scary fishtailing; a locked-up front wheel means an almost certain crash. Still, a street rider should learn to modulate both front and rear brake, to the point of impending lockup - and, yes, occasional exceeds them, know what it feel like and not panic. Best way to lean that is on a dirt bike.
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Do you really really really believe there is no difference in riding a scooter and motorcycle?


And what size battery does your scooter use, 9 volt or DD?
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And what size battery does your scooter use, 9 volt or DD?
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Do you really really really believe there is no difference in riding a scooter and motorcycle?


And what size battery does your scooter use, 9 volt or DD?
Back brakes, and now batteries? I must be really old and out of touch.

You kids have it too easy. Next thing, you are going to tell me they have lights built in.
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Back brakes, and now batteries? I must be really old and out of touch.

You kids have it too easy. Next thing, you are going to tell me they have lights built in.
And they have a cluster saying what speed you are going and the rpms. Old people these days.
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Well new rider. I do ride a yamaha tmax. Everone else experience may differ if you have not been on a yamaha tmax.

Ive ridden a

Xt225
R6
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So yes the fundamentals are the same.

And yes my scooter would eat up your ducati.
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Well new rider. I do ride a yamaha tmax. Everone else experience may differ if you have not been on a yamaha tmax.

Ive ridden a

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So yes the fundamentals are the same.

And yes my scooter would eat up your ducati.
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Well new rider. I do ride a yamaha tmax. Everone else experience may differ if you have not been on a yamaha tmax.

Ive ridden a

Xt225
R6
Ninja250
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So yes the fundamentals are the same.

And yes my scooter would eat up your ducati.
..... i am glad you cleared that out! Wouldnt have guessed from your sn, but knowing that you ride a Yamaha Tmax changes my perspectives, why didnt you mention that you rode a Tmax before, it would have saved me a lot of typing here You are good in my book..... i am placing you on the same level as Pedrosa for sure

You sure can talk the talk but can you walk the walk? Action speaks louder than words, and i sure would love to see your Tmax vs the Duc
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