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Old 01-14-2003, 05:39 PM
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HEY I JUS HAD A QUESTION FOR ALL... I WANNA KNO UR THOUGHTS ON CROTCH ROCKETS U KNO THOSE MOTORCYCLES THAT BLOW BY YOU ON THE HIGHWAY DOIN A BUCK 20 WHILE DOIN A WHEELIE... I PEROSNALLY LOVE THEM N CAN'T WAIT TILL I TURN 18 TO GET ONE (I'D GET ONE NOW BUT WHILE I LIVE WITH MY MOM I CAN'T HAVE ONE, SUMPTIN BOUT "ITS A SAFETY THING") BUT NEWAYS I WAS CURIOUS IF NE OF U HOTRODDERS EITHER OWN ONE, LIKE TO OWN ONE OR HATE THEM. JUS CURIOUS.

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Old 01-14-2003, 05:52 PM
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i'm not a bike person, i do love the way harleys look and sound i think there real kool but i don't ride.
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Old 01-14-2003, 05:56 PM
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hey carlos, I have had jap cruisers, crotchrockets,and one harley. by far the funnest is the crotchrocket. I know cruising is where its at but I like to ride to huntsville to visit a bro of mine every now and then, and on a zipper it takes @ 25 minutes with or without good traffic(48 miles my door to his.)(know what i mean). thats a 55 minute ride in a car. just be smarter than your average ******* and keep the tread on the asphalt. and i don't care what NON riders say, my back/ shoulders never hurt more on one type of bike than another.
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Those Ducates are friggin awesome, I'd love to have one even tho I dont have much interest in buying a bike. YOu can buy a top of the line one for under 30k, i.e. 1000cc engine. I love em'.But they can go really, really, fast.

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Old 01-14-2003, 06:39 PM
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Carlos man, please cool it with the caps lock I have a hard enough time reading as it is, the all capitals don't help, in fact they are down right annoying.

Cafe bikes or crotch rockets as they are called are alright. I've ridden cafe bikes and cruisers and choppers. Cafe bikes are good for the guy who wants to show off and go fast for short distances, but in my exsperience they aren't a road trip kind of bike. They handle good and go fast and are fun, but its not something thats a long term keeper and something you want to sink your money into because you will never get it back. My personal opinion is they don't give you the excitment other bikes do. They sound like a swarm of angry bumble bees and they are definatly a "grab your sheet honey we are going for a cruise" type bike. Thhey look goofy with saddle bags so forget about tools and rainsuits and other sheet. There absolutly no way to strech your stems out while riding if your an elongated person and if you want to hammer up three or four states forget it. Now this is the opinion of a road trip loving bike gathering cruising type person that rather ride comfy and crank out the HP now and then than zoom everywhere on an angry bumble bee. If your young and want one go for it, just be smart be carefull and don't exspect to seel it for what you bought it for

Buells are pretty cool, that are just basically a sportster with better heads and a different frame and susp setup. They handle great from what my bro tells. He wants to get one later for a toy after he pays off his cruiser.

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last bike i was in ridership of was a susuki sv650
never thought a vtwin would wrap up in the rpm's like it did. kinda got me to thinking about a buell..... would like to check one out some time... wonder if you could find dragpipes for it?
rumble factor ya know

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I like 'em. I agree that they don't seem to be the best vehicle for long distances. My cousin complained of hand/wrist fatigue when riding for an hour or more.

A friend of mine has a Gixxer that dynoed at 143hp at the rear wheel. That's a whole heck of a lot for a 400lb vehicle!!
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Hey crazy larry! If you ain’t careful riding like that, you’ll visiting your bro in Huntsville for a long time! If you know what I mean Vern…
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when I found out that my bro was in huntsville, i asked "what did he do" was a natural assumption.
turns out he was in the "free". no longer have ridership of the zipper so its not a prob. garcia
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I have had many different bikes but REALLY LIKE the JAP BIKES high rev engines. I'm on a Honda shadow this year and bought my wife a 2002 Yamaha V-Star last summer so we can ride together.


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lemme tell you something BOY! you getta rice rocket for your first bike and want to pin it on the freeway and you'll be dead in six months like my friends brother who i told the same.

as for me, screw them, i have lower back trouble and i HATE THEM. but i want the speed! dont like cruiser bikes but if i got one would prolly be a big dog or some such. jap bikes? the new ROAD star WARRIOR rocks me!!! as well as the v-rod. riding position is very important to me tho. i like a sit up straight bike with an *** -hualing engine cause i like to ride down the line as fast as i can go playing dodge ball with cars sometimes. (i'm the guy you want to catch up to and run over) but i've had a bike license, a current one, since 1969. i have been eyeballing the suzuki bandit's for quite awhile, but with all the rain here since i moved to wa. and all the botz dotz everywhre you go, it doesnt fit my style to ride in the rain, and make payments on a bike that sits in the garage.

get a good used bike for a few hun. then learn to ride, get used to how screwed car drivers treat bikes. then, after you have learned to expect the unexpected. go buy your crotch rocket and learn to ride it all over again before you try going a zillion miles an hour. ps my acquaintance was goin about 100 passing a line of cars when the first one took a left turn in front of him. doa (rip)

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Very well said Bullheimer.
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Carlos, been there done that, I have the pins and plates to prove it,I still love to ride, but I'm with your mom ,what do they call teenagers on bikes? organ donors. <img src="graemlins/pain.gif" border="0" alt="[pain]" /> <img src="graemlins/pain.gif" border="0" alt="[pain]" />
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Personally, I'd love to get a bike someday. The shop that I'm taking my car to get dyno'd also happens to sell hiperf street bikes. They got a new hiabasa ( sp) complete with nitros. The dude said it would peg the 220 mph speedo, how he knows this I don't know. I'm sure they're a blast. Just remember speed doesn't kill, stupidity does. My dad knew a guy doin 90 down a rural street, someone pulled out their drive way and he broadsided the car. Actually left his face print in the fender, he lived, barely, but he'll never ride anything but a wheel chair again. Take the advice on the board, buy a slower used bike first, get good on it, then trade up gradually as your skills improve. It usually takes people until they reach 25 or so before they realize mom and dad knew more than we thought, listen to her. Good luck, you can have just as much fun without doin 150!
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Hiabusa (I think)(hi-ya-boos-a) Strange name, fast bike. Looks neat too

Bull is right, learn to ride first, don't just get on and start pullin back the throttle. I'm all for going fast, but learn to ride/drive before you do. In germany you have to take a drivers course and pay $1500 before they will let you on the autobahn and even at 180mph average speed they have 27% less deaths than here a year. Don't get isulted and don't get c*cky and say you do know how because even the old guys learn stuff everyday I know I do. I've seen many guys down on bikes, I've been down and I've seen a guy scraped up off of the road a mile away from my house. Its wasn't pretty, my friend on the fire department was on shovle detail that night. It was pretty grusome, they didn't find the guys arm untill 4 hours later. Be smart, ride safe.

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