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I am old enough to know better...maybe

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I was riding home from bike night last night on the Vee and came up to a stop light in the slow lane of an undevided 4 lane. It was the last light before a long stretch of open road. A newer BMW 1200 GS came from behind me and changed lanes to be beside me at the light. He checked the funky strom out real good.

I am not "usually" a traffic light racer but for some reason I lost my common sense. Mr. BMW launched from the light at the first hint of green and pulled a respectable wheelie as he showed me his tail light. I thought what the hell, no traffic ahead in either lane so I let the throttle bodies have a good whack. By red line of second gear I was on him, third left him wondering what the hell was under the tank as he disappeared behind me before third gear hit three digits.

$4500 (and 200cc smaller) used rice burner has expensive plate of sour kraut for dinner. Warts be dammed, I love my Vee.
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The GS pilot was probably just nursing his final drive, squid.
 

· FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
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Know better and do better are two different things. Sometimes it take some pain to get the two to match and sometimes you don't get any older.
 

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Good point Pat. But Im usually pretty safe when pointed in a straight line. My main concern was not getting another citation for my riding abilities from my biggest fans....the polease.
 

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I guess you would have to ask Mr. BMW how hard he was trying. I am not sure at what point he gave up or came to his senses, but I chuckled all the way home none the less.

On my Harley, I would have just pretended I didn't see him on his yellow bike with yellow gear.
 

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He probably sheared off all the splines from his final drive when his wheelie completed!

Sometimes you just have to nutt up, and go for it!
 

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I am old enough to know better

I find it extremely rewarding to give my VEE the juice when I am in mixed company. If the mixed company happens to be riding a GS or an HD of any sort I feel a little more smug as well. Is it ever a good idea to risk a 3 digit speeding ticket for the moment of smugness, I am not right person to ask?
This said I have actually made a consious decision top keep my bike under 100mph because I know I have been playing the odds. But I sure miss that blast of adrenaline between 5000 and 8500 rpms.

"Good Luck with the throttle control!"
 

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