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    Tosh rules.

    And I don't think that a lot of people understand how a bike works. When you are going faster, the bike doesn't want to fall over. In fact, the faster you go the more it wants to stay up.

    The whole law of inertia and all that... hehe
     
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    Am I the only one that gets his sarcasm. I'm pretty sure he's being tongue-in-cheek with those comments. How many times have we heard that from non riders. I think he was pointing that out.
     
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    I have a few...

    My bikes: First, the "best rat bike winning 1984 Honda VT700c Shadow. It sports a Wide car tire out back, trailer fender for the rear with plate freched in 1/2", Sporty tank, Headlight off of a Russian truck I picked up in Iraq, and other :mods"...
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    Bike 2 is a 1998 Honda ACE Tourer. 54,000 miles, and perfect. Approx. 6200 were made.
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    My 2008 Victory Vision. The best touring bike made. I know 'wingers will chime in, but they really can't compare. H.I.D. headlight, lowest seat height in the industry, iPod interface, Electrically adjustable windshield, 18" of floorboards for stretch out comfort, and of course all the amenities. (cruise, XM, intercom, CB, trip computer, gps, fuel infection, and on, and on)
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    Did the route 66 on hwy 40. 10 days, 5500 miles. ------Metalguy
     
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    Well, sold the FZ1 for $1,000 more than I listed it for, and was able to pick up a 2007 Triumph Daytona 675 that had only 1,700 miles on it, for a mere $200 more than I sold the Yamaha for.

    So went from a bike with 24k miles, to one with less than 2k on it. The FZ1 had more upgrades and made more power, but the Triumph handles a lot better and will do better on the track. Gonna do a track day on Road Atlanta on July 3rd, can't wait!

    Will have a camera pn board and will post some video when I get back.
     
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    heres my whip:

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    out riding one day on the twisties, some guy was snapping pics:

    Pre Repsol kit:

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    My 1997 Shadow Spirit 1100. Custom paint with leather by Willie and Max, and Mustang.
     
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    Here is how I spent my Sunday:

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    I recorded it in HD, so you can click and bump the rez up for full screen.
     
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    Nice. I'm jealous. The video came out very good.
     
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    Thanks man. Road Atlanta is a great track, been there many times but this was the first time on the Triumph. Only downside is that this track has some long straights that really favor 1000's and 750's and the 675 just can't keep that pace on those long straights. I did order a -1 front sprocket to give a bit more grunt and acceleration, should be here tomorrow. Gonna try Barber this September, and maybe the new state of the art track in Dawsoneville, Atlanta Motorsports Park. It's a private track for rich folks who want to pay for a $30k membership and a monthly fee to go ride their Porsche's and Lambo's and stuff. It is a country club with a private track, and some of the motorcycle track schools get to rent it out, so it will be really cool.

    Here are some more vids from this weekend:

    <iframe width="480" height="390" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="480" height="390" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    And one of me following my girlfriend, it was her first time on the track:

    Actually, that one has an Eminem song as the soundtrack and has cursing, so I won't post that one here, but if you look at my channel, look for the one that says "Road Atlanta Donna Session 6.wmv"....
     
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    Bluetooth Headset?

    Does anyone know of a stereo (for listening to music) bluetooth communicator (for intercom-app communication) headset that is a) small enough to fit under a full-face motorcycle helmet and b) not designated to motorcycle use only (meaning we can walk around with it off the bike as well) ???

    Basically, I'm looking for a stereo bluetooth headset that is intended for non-biker use but will fit under my full-face helmet.
     
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    I don't understand how people ride motorcycles on the highway...
    That'd scare me to death. lol
     
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    Although I prefer to ride the backroads, I will occasionally take the highway. I feel just as safe on the highway normally as I would in my Jeep. You always have to be alert and be thinking ahead of the possible things that could happen and how you would react to the situation. You will never see me racing or driving impaired while riding either.
     
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    Just don't hit anything. LOL

    Seriously, highways, at least in Atlanta rush hour are no picnic on a bike. I tend to try to zip around and just get out in front if I can and get some breathing room, rather than sit there packed in between semis...

    But back roads, the Mtns and the race track is where all the fun is at.
     
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