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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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raced a gixxer today!

was riding today at about 55mph on a 4 lane road, and a gixxer 600 pulled up next to me, don't know the year they all look kinda the same I know it wasn't a 04, but looked pretty new, he got in front of me and gassed it so did I in 5th gear didn't shift down and we stayed close and I was pulleing on him at around 100mph, but I had to let off seeings how I got cords showing from my rear tire.

How can this be I thought gixxers were faster than cbr's?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 10:46 AM
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Roll on race

From a 5th gear roll-on, peak horsepower isn't going to come into play as much. Gearing, aerodynamics, and general condition of the bike will have an influence.

In a straight up drag race (like at a quarter mile strip), given equal riders, the GSXR will probably have you covered. But even then, given that there is only about a 10 horsepower difference between the bikes, it would still be fairly close.
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All of the bikes from the big four in Jpn are very competitive to each other. Also you could have come across a bike even a bit older then you 600 only kept as clean as a whistle.

If that was in town then I could see the reason of slowing down or that the max on the road might not be 100mph. If he had a ticket or two that might have slowed down his pace.

I would not brag about out dragging, beating another bike or staying with them----still your choice, but I leave that to squids.
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Tire

Oh, another thing.

Dude, cords showing through that rear tire?! WTF?

Get a new tire TODAY.
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didn't you just start riding a while ago?
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not cords but pretty close. I bought it that way am going tommorow to get my new tire put on.
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you know what is funny?

When someone calls someone a squid cause they get on there bike a bit, I think it is foolish to have a sport bike if you are just going to cruise really slow and casual, that is a what cruisers and harleys are for. you know what that is called a poser, so either you are a squid for going fast, or a poser if you go slow. I like to get up to speed and them cruise, but my GOD I better not do that or I am a squid, WTF?

I have never know of anyone that has ever owned a sport bike that doesn't get on that thing. so everyone that rides these things around these parts are squids, every guy I come up on the road or at a stop sign gets on his bike had to try to beat me it seems, cruisers or not, so I guess in my town every rider old man or young buck is a squid!!

get over the squid term man. Ride the way you ride and we will ride the way we ride. you dont see us calling you a pussy cause you ride slow. Oh I forgot you are a poser.
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you know what is funny?

When someone calls someone a squid cause they get on there bike a bit, I think it is foolish to have a sport bike if you are just going to cruise really slow and casual, that is a what cruisers and harleys are for. you know what that is called a poser, so either you are a squid for going fast, or a poser if you go slow. I like to get up to speed and them cruise, but my GOD I better not do that or I am a squid, WTF?

I have never know of anyone that has ever owned a sport bike that doesn't get on that thing. so everyone that rides these things around these parts are squids, every guy I come up on the road or at a stop sign gets on his bike had to try to beat me it seems, cruisers or not, so I guess in my town every rider old man or young buck is a squid!!

get over the squid term man. Ride the way you ride and we will ride the way we ride. you dont see us calling you a pussy cause you ride slow. Oh I forgot you are a poser.
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Squid vs fast rider

There's a big difference between being a squid and being a sportbiker who rides fast.

First of all, just because someone "gets on it a bit" doesn't make them a squid. We all "get on it" at least once in a while. Hell, I know I do. That's what sportbikes are for. Mostly, it's a matter of being smart with your speed. If you want to preserve life, limb, and license it is important to choose WHERE you speed. If you're gonna bust past 120+, do it on a wide open, no traffic road out in the boonies. A squid will do it in town. If you're going to tear up a canyon road, do it someplace that you've already familiarized yourself with. And be sure to slow down when you come across the occasional farmhouse or school bus-stop. A squid will just blindly and recklessly go through the corners without concern for his safety or the safety of others. Furthermore, he won't do it very well because a squid is more concerned with appearances and ego than in actually improving his riding technique.

See the difference?
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I don't think this is called for... I think you owe someone here an apology. People here aren't here to knock you, only here to help you in what might be in your best interests.
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