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How Wild Do You Ride.

  • I Strictly keep it safe, No Stunts, No Dragging Knees

    Votes: 36 15.8%
  • I ride aggressive, but no showboating

    Votes: 125 54.8%
  • I try and keep her on one wheel as much as I can

    Votes: 47 20.6%
  • I am Evil Kenevil

    Votes: 12 5.3%
  • I was Evil Kenevil until I...ooops

    Votes: 8 3.5%

  • Total voters
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Personally I got my MC to just ride, as in not dragging knees, and not doing stunts. Hell yeah I like to go fast (which as a newbie is slow slow slow)in turns, and feel some adrenaline rush through my body, but mostly I am just out to enjoy the sport, and the friendship ties that come with it.

Also I have vowed to not try any stunts at all, becasue in my opinion the rewards do not outweigh the risks. Thats why guys make those cool videos for us chickens:D :D
 

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Ride a m/c sensibly & you will stay upright longer.

Also less costs due to damages to it or self, less wear & abusive tear on the bike. Also less likely to end up in the hospital, injured or close to death OR death itself.
Good chance you will then be one that has ridden for past 20 yrs or more & still love riding & the m/c world itself.
Often I am gurggling down a twisty two lane hwy with max 90 to 100 KPH speed limit doing just 107 to 120KPH plus, which is around the pace of the traffic or a hair faster. Not surprised if several chaps on HD/Cruisers bikes or upright riding position will pass me ---- that seems to be the way when they see another m/cst & especially a sportbike simply taking it easy.
YES my tyres have chicken stripes on them. Yet have a good hunch I have ridden more yrs them most of you with next to nil in accidents or injuries bar 42 yrs of tough hard comp riding for that is a different story in the life of a m/cst
 

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I'm not an exibitionist by any means.. in fact, the only time I ever to a wheelie (or even the rarely occasional stoppie) is when absolutely no one is watching.. However, I've just got into riding familiar backroads pretty hard, and I love those power wheelies.
 

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No stunts for me...

I swear that when I pull a wheelie (which is very rare and only when I am feeling adventurous), I hear the sound of a toilet flushing and envision money swirling down the pipes once the front suspension makes that horrid scratching noise. I guess some people don't even think twice (or care) about the long term effects of stunts. Ever hear those horror stories where "my cousin was pulling a wheelie in a parking lot, gave the bike too much juice, fell off, and has been frozen in a wheel chair ever since"? Or, "he's been riding for years and he had pulled that stunt off dozens of times before, but we don't know what happend this time." I guess maybe I have too much respect
(fear?) for the power my (or anyone else's, from a 250 to a 1300cc) bike produces. I mean, more power to those who have the iron-clad cajones to do stunts, but for my own health, my wallet, and the body work of my bike, count me out!!!!
 

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Serious stunts is out of question, but I do enjoy hoisting the front wheel from time to time;)
 

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judging by my user name, you can guess what i like to do. i love stunting, but ONLY in safe situations. what i mean by that is only in low traffic areas and with little to no grease/grime on the road. i say this because when i first mastered stoppies, i tried doing it at a major intersection........bad choice. i forgot that cars and trucks sit there all day long leaking oil. you can guess that when i was in mid-stoppie, the front end lost it and it sounded like my bike was crushed when it came down. besides the sheer terror of it all, i was riding with about 10 of my buddies and when we stopped, i had to hear about that crap for the next half hour! :mad: :D

the only time i will pull wheelies on a roadway is if there is very little traffic around and i'm either with buddies or a girl or kids in a car next to me. kids LOVE wheelies.
 

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Whew, this is going to be a controversial thread. ;) Am I a "stunter" no but i do enjoy doing them from time to time. Only in safe situationswhere I'm only going to **** myself up if I wreeck though. As for the pussy strips I have none I bought my bike to ride it, if I wanted to cruise i'd have bought a cruiser. About the only time I do wheelies is on really familiar roads or when I get bored riding on the highway. Hey you have to do something on the highway to make it entertaining. Never do burnouts, tires are too expensive. About the only time I do stoppies is into red lights when I know there's hot chicks in the car in the next lane. lol :D If you don't want to stunt that's cool too, but don't preach at someone else about it, unless they were blatantly endangering someone. They don't bitch at you for the way you ride, you don't like it stay away from them. Everyone is entitled to ride their bike however they want. The only justification I can find for bitching at stunters is that they cause our insurance rates to go up. But about 90% of that community have such horrible driving records they can't afford full coverage so they run liability only. Just a thought. Let the flaming begin. ;)
 

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Sorry, no stunts, no brakies, and hardly any wheelies. I just like to ride at a fairly agressive (ie slow to some these days) pace on empty country roads. I do like to ride with friends around to keep it interesting. I don't believe that sportbikes were designed for stunts. Get a X'er and do stunts in the dirt, not on the road.

There....that should raise some opinions!!!
 

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No stunts, no playin' for the crowd, no "look at me!" behavior here. Just like to ride fast and aggressive, as far away from town as possible. Prefer to ride alone or with 1-2 other people. Any more than that and it ceases being riding and becomes a social gathering. Only time I ride in town is to get OUT of town. IMO, it's a crime to see high powered sportbikes meant for the open highway trolling around town for looks. But that's just me... :D
 

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ALOT OF PEOPLE LOOK DOWN ON US RIDERS, EVEN MORE WHEN WE DO STUNTS! I SAY WHO GIVES A [email protected]*T WHAT THEY SAY, IM PAYIN FOR THE BIKE, ITS MINE IF I MESS UP IM THE ONE CRYIN NOT THEM...:finger: THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING THAN THE FIRST TIME YOU ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING LIKE THIS, SELF GRATIFICATION OS THE ONLY REASON O TRY THIS CRAZY STUFF, UNLESS THERE IS A HOT GIRL WATCHING AND THEN THAT IS SELF EXPLANITORY.. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS HAVE FUN WITH YOUR BIKE.. JUST RIDING IT GETS BORING SOMETIMES...:twofinger
 

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I am shocked at how many people answered that they don't do stunts. I thought I was in the minority here. Being a 36 year old father of two and a professional makes me less likely to do stunts. When I was <21, single, and "knew" I would live forever, I did lots of wheelies on my old Yamaha 750 and really crazy stuff on my Suzuki 230 ATV.

I've mellowed with age and never try to show off for a crowd. The front end of my totally stock 9R comes up now and then but only because I'm accelerating hard, not because I wish to pull a wheelie. I like to ride at a spirited pace ("The Pace") on deserted back roads with an emphasis on cornering speeds.

I don't get an adrenaline rush from riding anymore because I don't ride at a pace that frightens me. I ride at least 80 miles every day of the week and 200 to 400 miles on weekends. I rode 14,000 miles last season and have done 9500 miles so far this season. I don't think anyone can ride that much on the street while getting adrenaline rushes and expect to retain their license or go on living. The odds are against you. I have stopped trying to increase my cornering speeds on the street because I think I've reached my own limit for safety even though I know the bike and I could easily corner faster. My riding thrills come from the pure joy of riding and the pleasure of ourtsmarting the police. Being able to come home at night, hug my kids and, um... please my wife, is a reward unlike any other.

I think stunts are great and urge folks to continue doing them. Please be careful, don't endanger anyone else, and wear gear though.
 

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I'm not a stunter, just ride aggressively, trying to master the ride. There's nothing wrong with stunters, I enjoy watching them, and its an extra conversational piece. Usually I would think that they would be experienced riders to be able to do these tricks. BUT, there's always one out there with great skills, but no sense, and those are the ones that I keep in front of me, and watch from a safe distance.
 

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Just wanted to clarify, I am not bashing anyone. Its just a poll, and I am bored at work.:twofinger
 

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Occasional wheelies here. Stoppies rarely. I get most of my stunting fun in the dirt anyways, but on the street, what I really enjoy doing twisties and maintaining a pace that most consider insane, and I think I am just tooling around! Maybe most of my riding buddies just REALY suck at riding! Seriously though, I enjoy riding fast, and I maintain a limit that I consider not pushing the envelope and even though I am dragging knees quite often, I am comfortable with it. Like I said, I save most of the stunting for the dirt!
 

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i like to ride...i don't stunt for several reasons but the #1 reason is "because i don't want to"...there is a time and place for everything...i ride with some aggressive people and i cruise with less aggressive people but i don't care for riding in a group with stunters because they put me at risk.

i also agree with UFO but i needed to add:2cents:
 

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I always want to try but I usually chicken out. This is the first vehical that cost me over 1000 dollars. So im scared as hell to do any thing that might hurt it or myself. Ive done the ocasional power wheelie but when your like me you use your bike for daily transportation the last thing I want too do is take the bus.
 
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