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Isn't it funny how the guys on the Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha boards are always playing my bikes better then yours? My bike has more RWHP, my bike is lighter, quicker and faster............LOL But the truth is a really good rider will be fast no matter what bike they ride. I took my 1990 CBR 400RR out on a group ride and stock it's pumping out a whopping 50HP and I had no problem passing guys on bigger, faster more powerful bikes. I think it's the greatest feeling when someone goes out and buys the newest liter IT bike just to have someone on a 250, 400, 500 or 600 pass then going into a turn.

 

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BUT - then again......./images/icons/laugh.gif
Not much argument from this SH*^ Talking Yamaha owner - It WOULD be great to eat up litre-bikes with a smaller bike.
(provided it's not a HONDA!!!)/images/icons/wink.gif/images/icons/laugh.gif
Seriosly - That 400 of yours ROCKS!!! as does your 955i! ( I saw another sweet 955i today - "PuttPutt" from this site - NICE!! )
On a more serious note - How is your wife doing?

 

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Hey, I am one of those guys with a Liter bike you could pass. We don't appreciate you, you wee displacement guys showing us up. Just keep the skilled riders on the track ands let us real men on the LITER bikes pose and get all the chicks. /images/icons/smile.gif Note: my bikes never gotton me any chicks just a monthly payment, kicked out of grad school (they let me back in), and a lot of fried tires.
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Ya, how is your wife/images/icons/smile.gif.

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Thanx NoudR1! I think 955I's bike is sweeeeett too.
We both have the same bike, but he is a better rider than I.
I am trying to increase my skill level almost everyday.
Maybe if I rode with you, I could learn how to go through a set of tires a month. /images/icons/smile.gif

Bye the way, I see your lurking again! /images/icons/wink.gif It was also cool ride'n with ya 2day. /images/icons/cool.gif

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Ride It 'till The Wheels Fall Off !! /images/icons/crazy.gif
 

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Thanks everyone for the compliments, I really love my bikes and I can't wait to get my next one. My wife is doing fine, the bruises are starting to go away but her collar bone is still bothering her. The doctor said it will be about 2 months before she can go back to work.
Hey Putt Putt 3 if you ever want to come down to San Diego let me know and we can ride together, I will so you some cool roads.



 

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955i Glad to hear the wife is mending nicely... I hope you're giving her lots of massages to help with the healing...


3banger, I don't think you ever told us about the grad school story. How would a nice orange RS get you kicked out of school, unless it was because of that "lucifer" orange thing??

 

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I was quite suprised to find lots of Motocycle riding does not equal passing grades /images/icons/crazy.gif.

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I have seen that scenario time and time again over the years. It reminds of a couple of experiences. The first was when I had Hawk GT. Ran into a group of supersport 600 riders who took much amusement to a 30 year old riding that old heavy two cylinder underpowered bike. They also thought that my two buddies on sport tourer bikes just needed to find a long flat straight stretch of road and ride off into retirement. Well they rode off and then our group took of 5 or so minutes later. We caught up with them fairly quickly and their riding style was fast on the straight and very slow and unsure in all phases of corners. We wasted no time getting them behind us. Later in the day we ran into them again and they had all kinds of excuses from new tires to my bike sure isn't running right with this new jet kit. The other experience that sticks out was the time I was motored around by and ex. factory racer with a passenger. I was on a VFR and he on ST1100. Went around me like I was standing still !

 

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No real Triumph content here but thought I would toss in my tale of besting. Way back in the 60's the first group of Europeans came over to show us how to motocross. The group at Atlanta included World Champion Joel Robert, 500 WC John Banks on a BSA, future world champ Roger Decoster. A lot of us from the Southeast were riding support classes. A mistake from the promoter put several of us on the track at the same time with the above folks. I thought I was fast riding my Penton 125. I thought I could get through corners as quickly as anyone. My Gawd!! was I ever wrong. As near as I could tell, Robert was a God, he simply MADE the bike do what he wanted. Unbelievable the amount of speed he generated in corners. John Banks could ride the 500cc 4 stroke BSA just as fast as Robert on his 250 two stroke. Just chunked up a bigger roost.
Ever since then, I approach any ride with others with some skepticism. Most of us are not nearly as fast as what we think we are, to include me. There is a group out there that could most likely outrun me if I were on Troy Bayliss' bike and they were on a Honda 125 four stroke single. You don't have to be young to be fast, talent counts for a lot. Speed, its all relative.
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What do the ZX-12R, CBR900RR, GSX-R1000, 916 Ducati, CBR600F2 and VFR750 have in common?
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All bikes I've passed in mid turn on a 250 Nighthawk./images/icons/smile.gif

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Those guys must be real IDIOTS!!! ( Parking their bikes in the middle of a turn! ) /images/icons/wink.gif/images/icons/laugh.gif

 

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Funny
Over in the Eastern forum there is a thread that parallels this one. Bottom line, most bikes are better than most riders. I for one, am sure I could be passed by Nicky Hayden on a Goldwing. I still go out nad have fun on whatever I am riding. My aged Hondas are capable of enough cornering power to "best" some 600 riders I have been out with. I am all about riding in my limits and hopefully expanding my limits a bit each time I ride.

 

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I resemble the remarks in this thread! I've passed plenty of liter bikes on my "lowly" TT600. On the street, almost any modern sportbike will go as fast as I want it to, which is why I decided to save money and just buy a 600. I'm not saying that displacement doesn't have its advantages... massive power can be a rush, and riders of bigger bikes don't have to row the transmission nearly as much as I do (especially when passing).

One of the main things I like about having a "little" bike is that I can feel like I'm really using all of the motorcycle without exceeding my own personal street safety threshold. I'm sure 955I would back me up on this... I suspect that the CBR400RR was another bike that really made you feel like a hero when you were riding it.

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Impressive stories! You are right about the displacement issue, it can be null and void with a great rider on a 600 or 400. We get blown away all the time, by a friend on a beat up Smoking Joe Honda all the time. He is a great rider and really shows up the gang on there R1, Mille, Daytona and 996's.

PS Very sweet 400RR!


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I was just got off the suzuki forum trying to tell them they are becoming [email protected] over a bike than is not any faster than the rest of the crowd! I ride with everything from Harleys to a VFR500 and have yet to see the gixxers stomp all over the rest of the litre bikes like they would lead you to believe! Anyway, it's just getting old!
 

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At least for me bikes like the GSXR 1K just have a powerband that comes on way too abruptly. I've had the oppurtunity to ride the gixxer 1K a few times and I was quicker on my Daytona. I had no sense of timing on that thing, power always coming in at the wrong spot. I will admit it, much more bike than I need. Over the years I have been seduced by that urge to get the newest hyperpower bike and everytime I have ponied up and bought one or had a chance for an extended ride on one I always find out I am quicker on something with less power or a tractable spread of power. I have a lot more to learn before I can use what the Daytona has to offer. How many expert level magazine riders tossed GSXR's down the road last year? If memory serves me correctly every major mag wadded one last year. Not to start a flame war against the Suzuki guys but have you seen the Suzuki ad with the rider holding the incredibly oversized helmet? The oversized ego thing just seems to hit too close to home for some GSXR riders.

I guess WildRS was overdue to stir things up!

 
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My Bike's better than your ..... /images/icons/tongue.gif!
I found your lesseon esp. true after I got my but handed to me by someone riding a Husaberg 650 SuperMoto (at abt 85-90 mph) and then getting passed on a curve by someone riding 2-up on a Duc ST4.

IT'S THE RIDER Stupid! /images/icons/smile.gif

 
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