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Jul 26th 2017, 08:06 AM   #1
 beansbaxter's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  Ducati + KTM
Question Why is fast never fast enough?

Why is fast never fast enough?

Jul 26th 2017, 08:19 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Because faster.
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Jul 26th 2017, 10:23 AM   #3
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  Guzzi Cafe Classic
Loved that mag!
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Jul 26th 2017, 10:28 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  The spunk-filled wanksock formerly known as Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
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Originally Posted by beansbaxter
Why is fast never fast enough?
Because stupid is never far enough behind you.
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Jul 26th 2017, 10:50 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  600RR
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Jul 26th 2017, 12:19 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Emmett Idaho

  2010 Honda Goldwing, 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650, 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 1995 Honda PC800
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
Because stupid is never far enough behind you.

Well said.

I remember WAY back in 1969 I took a test ride on a new Kawasaki Mach III. At around 100 mph I got into a tank slapper that scared the crap out of me. But did not scare much sense into me either. After recovering from it and getting my nerve back I tried it again with the same results. Might have done this a few more times before I finally realized that I likely was not being very smart.

How I lived through those days and the next few boneheaded years continues to astound me to this day.
Jul 26th 2017, 01:54 PM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodinville

Hey Beans,
Nice to run into you the other day and thanks for the levers.
I had a couple of those bikes ( less the twin turbo) one with the 8 valve motor, it was 79 1000cc
The other was 81 16 valve motor what a difference 8 valves make, didn't think anything could ever be faster, ( had an 83 gs 1100 too, ugly,ugly bike) ride one now, they are slow compared to today's bikes, but I can handle the faster bikes because I'm that good......
Ok I'm ready for what's next, faster please. Ha ha
Zip- splat!
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Jul 26th 2017, 02:16 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  all of them
because turbo and 80's
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Jul 26th 2017, 02:35 PM   #9
 SilvieFox's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  2008 Kawasaki Versys (Sylvester), 1972 Suzuki RV90 (vanvan), 1981 Honda TwinStar (Bobber),yamaha 225
because the body's ability to rapidly acclimate to changing G forces
Jul 26th 2017, 02:48 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  The spunk-filled wanksock formerly known as Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
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Originally Posted by Rustydust
Well said.

I remember WAY back in 1969 I took a test ride on a new Kawasaki Mach III. At around 100 mph I got into a tank slapper that scared the crap out of me. But did not scare much sense into me either. After recovering from it and getting my nerve back I tried it again with the same results. Might have done this a few more times before I finally realized that I likely was not being very smart.

How I lived through those days and the next few boneheaded years continues to astound me to this day.
Great story. That's not really what I meant, though. I meant the faster you can go the more the quickly you can put distance between you and dangerously stupid people. For short runs or when there's congestion it's better to keep them in front of you, but unless you want them dictating your ride to you long term then once you can get a gripful of road, put it between you and them.
Jul 26th 2017, 05:33 PM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  Depends on my mood.
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Originally Posted by Red Label Moto
because turbo and 80's
That motorcycle is drop dead gorgeous!
Jul 26th 2017, 08:50 PM   #12
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  Mar 2016
  SaLeM

  nothing! :(
I found that anything above 160 mph....was not worth it....I never pushed my 14 to the limit....but I did with the ZX11 a few times....just not my thing I guess....but it is nice to have the power to pass cagers in a heartbeat!
Jul 26th 2017, 09:51 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Why do roller coasters have to get bigger and faster and have more tricks? They both let you play with the fear of dying without (hopefully) dying.
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Jul 27th 2017, 09:32 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
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Originally Posted by Transported
Why do roller coasters have to get bigger and faster and have more tricks? They both let you play with the fear of dying without (hopefully) dying.
And that's why I like bungee jumping......
Jul 27th 2017, 10:38 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
There is speed and there is velocity. One is technical and the other is visceral. I had a British sports car in the 1960's that felt breathtakingly fast at 70 mph. I've been well into the triple digits in later years with both two wheels and four but the feeling from that little four banger felt much more dangerous...and probably was!
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