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Author Topic: I feel like a poser...  (Read 1280 times)

Offline grandpaul

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I feel like a poser...
« on: Dec 10, 2016, 10:42:45 »
I haven't done the ton since June.

Should I quit the forum?
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.

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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 2016, 10:54:49 »
I haven't even ridden a bike since June 2015 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess that let's me out.
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Offline Duchat

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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 2016, 11:52:00 »
Well everyone makes their own decisions but perhaps if you're still interested in the community then you'll get inspired and ride again.


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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2016, 12:07:10 »
Well everyone makes their own decisions but perhaps if you're still interested in the community then you'll get inspired and ride again.


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Hey only kidding .................... I've just spent the past 4 years building my KZ 750 Tracker !
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Offline grandpaul

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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #4 on: Dec 10, 2016, 13:37:47 »
Well, I haven't slowed down on building and restoring bikes that can easily do the ton, just haven't gotten to ride much at all lately. All of my riding since June has been on surface streets in town, so MAYBE 60 - 65 once in a while.

I'm still interested in the community, and the concept, just "out of practice".
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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10, 2016, 17:26:55 »
It's been 5 plus years since I had the notion to ton up... I hope to change that as soon as I get back home. Soon as weather breaks my leg goes over a Roadglide and out on the super flat just to feel the wind again, riding around the block or a quick blast up 40 is just not much fun.


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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2016, 19:29:23 »
According to the tach the sidecar went to 135 at Bonneville last August and then promptly fried the piston.   Haven't been out since.
El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG   122.240
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF    120.157
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG  119.667
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF   117.186
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG  111.494
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF   112. 600
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF   128.703
El Mirage  record  650 SC/PG   130.224

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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2016, 19:54:40 »
I haven't done the ton since June.

Should I quit the forum?

I haven't done the ton in about three years- even though I have four bikes that will easily do it. I guess at this point in my life I value family, my child, my life and my body too much.

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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #8 on: Dec 11, 2016, 00:33:51 »
I guess at this point in my life I value family, my child, my life and my body too much.

I do too, but I don't think I'm risking much doing the ton on a wide-open stretch of interstate (maybe risking a ticket)
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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #9 on: Dec 11, 2016, 09:03:19 »
Paul,
Don't know where you live, but consider a track day if they're available. I'm pretty fortunate in that a bunch of different tracks in my area run them and you can ton up on a few of the longer straights quite easily.
Back in the bad old days, we all did the ton on public roads but I wouldn't now - traffic, bad drivers, road cameras, the potential for  licence loss, fines and epic insurance rate increases have slowed me down. 
Years ago I had one public road in my area that was suitable for such things - did 180 kph on it one time but couldn't get into top gear on it even then (too short).  The area has gotten built up since then and I'd probably get killed by some soccer mom backing her minivan out of her driveway without looking first, if I attempted such a stunt today.
Can't believe how bad cage drivers have gotten over the years.
Take care out there.
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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #10 on: Dec 11, 2016, 09:06:31 »
I do too, but I don't think I'm risking much doing the ton on a wide-open stretch of interstate (maybe risking a ticket)

Do it on a Sunday when traffic is down for church goers  :-X
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Re: I feel like a poser...
« Reply #11 on: Dec 11, 2016, 12:22:19 »
Sadly, the nearest track is over 200 miles away, or I'd be there every other weekend.

It ain't braggin' if ya done it.