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10-15-2001 02:08 AM
Ronin369 squid.....
10-12-2001 08:18 AM
slaintedan
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Originally posted by elodello
You may be perfectly in control of yourself going 120 in traffic, pulling wheelies, stoppies, whatever your skills allow. BUT when there are more people around than just you, YOU are not in control. There are 9 billion variables outside of you and your bike that you cannot control nor forsee. And if one of those variables affects your control, you might end up hurting yourself and a lot of other people.

THAT is why riding like you do is considered stupid.

Well said!

One more point...
As long as insurance companies don't differentiate between squids (you) and riders (me) I'll continue to have a problem with what you do. If you want to do wheelies, stoppies, etc. do me and everybody else a favor and don't register/insure your bike. That way when you total your bike (and you WILL) it won't affect my insurance rates.

Thank you.
10-12-2001 08:14 AM
elo You may be perfectly in control of yourself going 120 in traffic, pulling wheelies, stoppies, whatever your skills allow. BUT when there are more people around than just you, YOU are not in control. There are 9 billion variables outside of you and your bike that you cannot control nor forsee. And if one of those variables affects your control, you might end up hurting yourself and a lot of other people.

THAT is why riding like you do is considered stupid.
10-11-2001 12:13 PM
Birdman This will change from bike to bike, tire to tire, but come on now you can use a rear tire edge to edge just riding around town. The front requires a bit more effort (at least on my bike) but there's not much excuse for not using 100% of a rear tire. Of course I would not give someone a hard time about it unless they were trying to act like a badass. It's not cool to pressure someone to ride harder than they are comfortable.
10-11-2001 12:13 PM
Hammer 4 Wish i could do long wheelies, and stunts, never have and never will, but i like watching others do them, but not on a busy street or hwy...me...got no chicken, or sissy strips either
10-11-2001 11:17 AM
Paul 750 I tend to wear the tire evenly. Do a few wheelies each time I ride, but do lots of laps on my favorite section of corners too. Makes me smile bigger when I get in the gas coming out of a corner and the front lifts slightly. Just like you see on TV. They never ride long wheelies during the race, but they don't seem to mind the corner exit ones.....


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10-11-2001 10:46 AM
minfinger Paul...One of my Friends with an R1 is really good at riding Wheelies. He's got Hardley Davidson in a decal on his tank where it should say Yamaha LMAO He's cool though. As far as being able to turn it over in a corner, check this. He's got more actual tread in the middle of his tire than on the edges. In fact the outside of his tire look like slicks!
10-11-2001 09:22 AM
tsisson I'm the Road Boss, so what I say goes...here's my 5 dollars worth:

Know the rules of the game, ride on the edge and you are more likely to get the business end of a wreck...Don't wear gear, and the odds of serious injury or death increase dramatically.

Making fun of someone because they don't ride their bike to it's fullest performance capabilities is the mark of a Moron. Almost all of us aren't capable of riding our machines to the edge of their performance envelope anyway, it's just a fact. Bikes today are capable of much higher performance than most roads will allow as well.

We all have different levels of skill and years of experience...Riding within our own limits is the most important part of getting on the motorcycle in the first place. So, for the guy who started this thread, I think the reason that so many people got upset was the fact that you seem to actively put down riders who don't ride "fast and agressive"...someday you might influence a novice rider to ride outside his/her limits and have a serious wreck. Not good...

Be responsible, know your limits and stay within them, you are responsible for your own safety.

Thanks for listening,
The Road Boss...
(I get to be the Road Boss 'cause I'm 6' 3", 240lbs, and have the strength of 10 men)
10-11-2001 07:04 AM
Paul 750
Too True!!

It's funny what minfinger just said. Last week I met a couple of guys from ohio (I think) they had jst moved out here and were at my buddy's shop getting new tires. Both of them had fat "sissy" strips.

Both of them ride the sickest most vertical wheelies i've ever seen, but yet they have "sissy" strips. Not sticking up for them, but in their defense, whereever they're from has lots of long straight roads. So I can understand their straight line skills and lack of corner capabilities.

Out here in AZ. there are plenty of decent corner workout spots to practice on so there is no excuse. Next month when I get back to riding, i'll be calling them out if they still have the "strips"


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10-11-2001 06:06 AM
minfinger Could we just assume that yes some people do by motorcycles for the look and something new to do. Just assume these people have no idea what they are getting into, regardless whether they have a Busa, a BMW 1100, Ducati, a $40K Custom Harley, a Buell, or whatever, hell even a scooter! Then look at it like this, they start riding, join a group of fellow riders, and then are brought into the joys and bliss of just riding on a motorcycle. Not everyone has to do tricks. It's not like written in the Law or nothing like that.

It's cool that my friends can ride Wheels at 100+, I like watching. But some of these guys also still have their "Sissy Stripes" on their wheels too. Not a lot of people know how to "Ride" a motorcycle and yes I agree not a lot of people know how to "Stunt Ride" too.

We all have a our joys, some of us do stupid things and some of us do smart things. I'm not out there to prove anything, I'm on the road to enjoy to ride and improve my abilities without pushing my limits. I'm never pushing the limit, I'm always trying to extend them.

Check me OUT!
www.mikesmotorcycles.com
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