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Apr 11th 2018, 01:00 AM   #31
 ShootPDX's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  Happy Valley area (Clackamas)

  SV650S Silver - HD 1250 Hammer Sportster w/Screaming Eagle stuff - GSXR-750 K12
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Originally Posted by k jenson
Thought I'd share a story about the guy that passed me yesterday on the way to town. I had seen the guy waiting to turn in my direction of travel and noticed he was an older guy w/ some grey in his beard and riding one of those Bergman scooter type bikes (from the front they look like a sport bike). So he pulls out behind me after I passed and a mile or so down the road he starts coming up fairly close behind me on the left tire track near the center line. So I do the off-set positioning moving to the right tire track. Well, instead of passing like a normal person by moving out into the oncoming lane to go around he just flippin' passes on my left- in my lane.. no wave, nothing. A couple corners later, this guy is gone. Must been doing 80 and had passed two cars up ahead besides. I mean how would he think I would have held my line and not decided to move around at the last second? Never rode w/ him. It's totally OK if my bro does that. We know each others style. This in my book is something you just don't do to a stranger, period.
It's really not all that surprising. The guys at Scooter Swap Shop (Your Scooter Performance Specialists) there on Johnson Creek have been doing the GS1300 Hayabusa engine swap into the the Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS--it takes the Halfabusa all the way up to Full-busa. It's tricky, you have to alter the floorboard tunnel quite a little bit...but the gains in performance are...truly remarkable. And it's a scooter...so no one really expects a guy to do a 100MPH wheel-stand as he smokes on by. You will tend to blow-up a lot of variators so most shops recommend you convert to depleted uranium variator weights and install a scatter-shield.

Edited by ShootPDX on Apr 12th 2018 at 09:50 AM
Apr 11th 2018, 10:38 AM   #32
 WheelJouster's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Kitsap

I had a guy once pass me on the right on a two-lane city street. Didn't see him coming and yeah, flinched a bit and got kinda pissed. I mean, wft? I pulled up really close to him at the next stoplight and just stared at him till the light turned green. He had to have known he pulled a dick move.

But your pass seems different... I might have construed your move to the right as being an invitation to pass.
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Apr 11th 2018, 11:25 AM   #33
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
The ONLY time I will ever pass another rider in the same lane is if they leave plenty of room and wave me by, implicitly indicating they are good with a same lane pass.

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Apr 11th 2018, 06:32 PM   #34
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
nvm

Edited by Sentinel on Apr 11th 2018 at 06:55 PM
Apr 11th 2018, 11:17 PM   #35
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
My guess is he is an experienced rider who gets pleasure from walking away from unsuspecting motorcycle riders who have totally misunderestimated his machine.
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