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post #1 of 27 Old 04-07-2008, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 27 Old 04-07-2008, 11:09 AM
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Hey MSI, Great story . . . Thanks!
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post #3 of 27 Old 04-07-2008, 09:17 PM
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ooooh!! thats a great story. i pick up a new dl1000 this weekend and am now even more rabid and pacing a rut in my best rug

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Great story and all too true regarding the abilities of the rider.

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post #6 of 27 Old 04-07-2008, 10:07 PM
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Great story and all too true regarding the abilities of the rider.

Honestly, a good rider can make ANY bike go. I took a large group ride up to Mt. St. Helens a few weekends ago. All the way there and up the mountain, I kept seeing a bright-jacketed guy on a small Suzuki Intruder, just hauling all kinds of ass. He was keeping up with all the sporty bikes, leaning and revving like you wouldn't believe. When I finally got to meet him, he was a very nice, proper, middle-aged man who just likes to ride. I was impressed

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Thanks guy's. It was me! LOL

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A couple of months ago I was at a BMW dealer.

The salescmuck saw me pull up on my wife's Harley, she was riding my Wee. (almost sounds dirty). She wanted to try out a F650GS. The guy goes on to say he has a R1200R that's been lowered and how superior it is to her V-Strom in the twisties.

I said that there is probably not enough difference in the performance of the respective bikes that couldn't be neutralized by a good rider. He poo-pooed that idea.

I rode the R1200R. I quickly realized I could beat myself on my Wee on the straightaway. But on either bike there is a ton of unused potential with me at the controls.

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post #9 of 27 Old 04-08-2008, 10:52 AM
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It's the rider. Coming back from Death Valley last fall my group took the road to Bristlecone Pine Forest outside Lone Pine, CA. If you don't know this road, it makes the famous "Dragon" look like a yardstick with tetanus, and goes up to 10,000' to boot. Anyway, starting back down the mountain my brother, a former motocrosser riding a top-heavy old Yamaha Venture full-dress tourer, took off followed by two other guys on BMW R1200GS's and me on a Suzuki GSX1100G trying to keep up. When we got to the bottom (me last, of course) there was my brother waiting for us. Filling up with gas later in Lone Pine I was admiring my minimal chicken strips, and then glanced at my brother's. Not only was there no chicken strip at all on his tires, but the shoulders where the tread meets the sidewall were rounded off!

I mentioned that he must have been leaning quite a bit, and all he said (he's very laconic) was, "Yeah, I was going pretty fast."

Yup, it's the rider.
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Nice story...but it is almost always the rider that sets the bar. Kinda like people buying the best golf equipment available, it might help you "some" but ultimately it is the idiot behind the club. I feel like I am a pretty good rider, and my buddy can smoke me on his heavy assed Goldwing.

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