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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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new to sportbikes, but rider for 20 yrs.

hello to everybody, i think i will like it here. seems to be a wealth of knowledge. i have been a motorcycle rider all my life nearly. started riding when i was 11, i am now 31. been riding cruisers, mostly Harley D. now i have flipped over and gone sportbike crazy. got new R6 and feel like Alice, nothing feels right and no low-rpm giddy-up. all very strange, but felt like learning something new. hope to learn alot.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 01:36 PM
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and remember, it is ok to wave to the sportbike riders now!
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You`ll get used to not having any low end get up once you hit 80mph for your first time on a bike

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and remember, it is ok to wave to the sportbike riders now!
And you'll find that harley riders only like other harley riders and that buells really do own the corners...the real sport bikes have left them far behind.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-04-2004, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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yes, i have found that HD snobs abound, one of the reasons i wandered away from them. when i bought my new yamaha, i had not even turned the throttle in about 4 years. just lost interest, too many Hell's Angel CPA types creeping me out. this bike seems to bringing the fun back for me.
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