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Old 05-13-2019, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by JasonAndrew View Post
Not a cruiser Harley.
Sorry I should've specified sport-bikes, not just bikes, per OP's thread title Crotch rocket.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:29 PM
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In the end, I like my C5 as much as my CBR1000rr, just for different reasons. You have to be cautious with both on the street, and I think actual racing belongs on the track for both. But it's still fun to feel the power of both when the opportunity arises.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonAndrew View Post
Not a cruiser Harley.
If the OP wants to feel like his C5 is fast, he should race a Harley, they aren't fast at all...
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackHellcat View Post
I said the fast ones, not all of them lol.
I think your car would be a good race with the modern 600s and maybe a 750, not the older 600s that bolton cars can hang with... with a little more than what you're making I had no problems putting 750s in the rearview mirror
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:46 PM
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In my 30 plus years as a law enforcement officer I saw an inordinate number of fatal and very serious accidents involving sport bikes/crotch rockets. A lot of inexperienced riders attracted by the power, incredible speed and affordability of these bikes without the experience and skill level needed on such a machine. We called them donorcycles for obvious reasons. I'm thankful you let the street race go, simply not worth the potential trouble, injury or loss of life. Take care!
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by run1fsr View Post
He'd have smoked you.
Yep, at least till he hit the guard rail. Then you'd have come out ahead.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:41 AM
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My slightly modified Kawasaki zx10r would do 215. It sounds impressive but that bike & most crotch rockets have more power than the owners have skill (myself included ). Love motorcycles but they have severe limitations.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BHS.SWM View Post
My slightly modified Kawasaki zx10r would do 215. It sounds impressive but that bike & most crotch rockets have more power than the owners have skill (myself included ). Love motorcycles but they have severe limitations.
How did you manage to go 215mph?
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by neutron82 View Post
I think your car would be a good race with the modern 600s and maybe a 750, not the older 600s that bolton cars can hang with... with a little more than what you're making I had no problems putting 750s in the rearview mirror
In all my years of having fast cars, I have never had a bike want to play.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:52 PM
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Actually, I set the bike up exactly like people who had gone 215 but did not do so myself. Not sure where I'd do this here in the mountains of VA. Did a fair amount of track time at Summit Point &;Va
International Raceway, however.
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