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Old April 20th, 2017, 06:51 AM   #46
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Let it go.
He probably has never swung a leg over the saddle but his brother says you dont know how to ride. And his bro is THE CHAMPION on the bike game at the arcade.






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Thanks, your right. Love your bike by the way. I miss riding a sport bike sometimes, but could never keep myself from punching it. Both my little brothers have Suzuki Hayabusas. Its hard not to take them for a spin. Ride safe!

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Well, that's a cute little thing!


Well its cute and FAST
And at 16 yrs old (its an 01) sexy too


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Old April 20th, 2017, 07:34 AM   #48
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Not really a crotch rocket but it works.
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Good shot of your double rotors and the size. Here are my two and their smaller, single rotors. Glad I wasn't on my chopper. Its not as easy to slide sideways.

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My 2003 Big Dog Chopper......

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Nice Laars, very nice
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Nice Laars, very nice


X2
Yes those big ol things will stop it alot sooner than the ol hog.

And restraint is required with the right hand.

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Nice Laars, very nice
Thanks guys.....
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Old April 20th, 2017, 12:24 PM   #52
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Let it go.
He probably has never swung a leg over the saddle but his brother says you dont know how to ride. And his bro is THE CHAMPION on the bike game at the arcade.
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My '00 Bandit says otherwise.

It isn't about Laars' skill. It's about his patently ridiculous description of the incident.

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Sure. Due to the lack of space between me and the car, I slid the bike with the tires locked up, sliding on the ice melt baked into the road for added fun(something a lot of people don't deal with unless your living in New England). I then released the brakes, hit the gas to straighten out the bike so it didn't high side, and back on the brakes, missing the first car, then did it again, going the other direction with the second car.
Tires? As in you locked up both tires? If so then your single front rotor provided more than enough braking force and dual rotors were not necessary.

What tires? I have Michelin PR3s.

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Gee, maybe its not the drivers fault, but actually Harleys fault because my old bike doesn't have anti lock brakes, and only has 1 small rotor, where new bikes have two big rotors. Or, better still, my fault because if I was in a car and not on a bike, he wouldn't have cut in front of me.
Keep beating those strawmen.

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My apologies for not describing exactly what I did. Did you want to know about the 10 minutes I sat on the side of the road, afterwards and wanted to THROW UP, wondering if I was actually alive or I was really dead? Or the part that I didn't know if I could get back on the bike to go back to work? All this due to a jackass who didn't want to wait for the cars behind me, so he cut me off instead.
The problem is that your initial description is the opposite of what you now admit to be the situation.

I've pulled over to calm down after scaring myself before. It never occurred to me to call it a power slide though.

I have to ask: if there was enough time and space for a sliding vehicle on a low friction surface to avoid the other vehicle then how close was it really?

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We can all relate scary stuff thats happened Im sure.

Lets not monday morning qb each other over riding skills.

Lets all be safe and enjoy riding.


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And at 16 yrs old (its an 01) sexy too


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It looks to be in great condition!
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We can all relate scary stuff thats happened Im sure.

Lets not monday morning qb each other over riding skills.

Lets all be safe and enjoy riding.


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Reckless highway bikers caught on video beating up motorist after trapping him on roadside

I have no doubt had that been a CCW holder in a pro 2nd Amendment state, the driver would not have ended up like the driver of that car and one or more of those hoodlums would be the ones in a meat wagon or coroner van.

A San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman told SFGate that “they’re biking up and down some stairs near some apartment complexes. We won’t chase them because it’s too dangerous.”


The bikes and ATVs are unregistered and can elude the police with impunity.

So what the police are essentially saying is "we won't do a d**n thing so the public, who pay our salaries, are on their own in the face of those hoodlums and will just have to suck it up.

Please know that a police spokesperson or member of the command staff DOES NOT represent the desires or opinions of the rank and file officers actually working the streets. Extremely restrictive pursuit policies are what street officers are hamstrung with, which are the result of liberal politicians bowing to their liberal constituents wishes. Now you have thugs fleeing from the police with impunity. Don't blame the cops on the street, they'd love to be able to chase these idiots down, but they're not allowed to under most circumstances.
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Benny, you sound like your a blast to hang out with. I'll let you know when I'll in Auburn, visiting my brothers, and maybe we can go for a ride on the bikes and get a cup of coffee. Always great to meet others that ride. Should be sometime this summer. I'll PM you when I have the details of my visit.

My description might have been lacking detail, but not opposite. At least I dont think so. Then again, a lot of stuff took place in about 6 to 10 seconds, and at the time it seemed like a life time. I really didn't know what Hitting the gas to keep from high siding, and changing the bikes direction on purpose to the left to miss the back end of the first car would be called? My fault. I thought power slide was what our instructor from Keith Code called it in our Superbike class, because your sliding, and using the gas and brakes to control your slide. Sorry if I mislead you my friend. It was a long time ago when I raced bikes, and at my age now(53), you start to forget things. We can talk about it this summer.

Here is the intersection where it happened. I was going from right to left. I was about in front of where the car on the right is, the car that turned in front of me was left of the second car. You could fit maybe 1 1/2 to 2 cars between my bike and the car at the intersection. My skid marks start just in front of the car on the right, and ended up through the intersection to the second car, stop and pick up again going to the other side. You could see where I was on and off the brakes from the marks. Like I said, we had ice melt on the road, and it was in the 80s. Very unusual for that time of year. Made the tires feel greesy which is why it slid so easy and far. Tires are Avon Cobras.



Hey, do you ride with the wife, or does she have her own?

Would love to ride through Kent by the raceway and see the old track. Though its probably not called Seattle International Raceway any more, is it?

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It looks to be in great condition!


Thanks yup its been taken care of.
Im actually going to put a "can" on it this weekend.
Its 100% stock except corban seat rear fender delete and extended windscreen. I need it to have a little more voice.


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