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In CA, passing on a double yellow does not mean it is unsafe. Only they want to write tickets whenever and wherever possible. :frown2: FYI. It pretty much comes down to knowing your local roads. If I had to guess: @smash adams was on Marsh Creek which he rides a minimum of 3 times a week.
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....I stopped after about 15sec...... :)
first video or second? :wink2:

TOUGH CROWD! :grin2:


WTF man, passing on double yellow and without doing wheelies. Still disappointed. Not allowed in >10k RPM club. You're like SRO and other members, keeping it below 9k RPM. You know what club you belong to :grin2:
:crying: all i wanted was your approval!!!
 

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first video or second? :wink2:[/IMG]



:crying: all i wanted was your approval!!!
LOL 1st one. Nothing personal dood, just didn't find it too spectacular and I'm at work, so.... ;)
 

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I saw the RPMs go to 12k once, you're getting better. But you gotta man up and stop being in sport mode haha :x

If you only had few thousand miles on your 15 RR, how come you were doing 18k service on it so early?
 
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I saw the RPMs go to 12k once, you're getting better. But you gotta man up and stop being in sport mode haha :x

If you only had few thousand miles on your 15 RR, how come you were doing 18k service on it so early?
:grin2: I'm in Race mode now, got the bike used with 15,517 miles. Did 2,500 miles in a month or so, did the 18k service at 17,742>:)
 

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Everyone's a critic. How about some constructive and friendly advice instead.

1. Public roads. Beyond the legal implications riding aggressively on the street has some pretty major consequences. Public roads are covered with crap from barely running cars leaking all over them. Oil, coolant and A/C evap. Not only are there lots of risks since all the corners are different you aren't really improving your skill set much.

2. Throttle Control. Constantly on and off the gas. Quite aggressively too. With the reduced grip you get on public roads one of those throttle on/off's could surprise you one day. Additionally the chop and stab technique is costly to overall speed with engine braking and the time it takes to spool the engine back up. Smooth is fast they say.

3. Why do you care what we think? We are all just a bunch of idiots on the internet. Very few of us can ride worth a crap. (myself included in that BTW) If you are going to put yourself at risk at least do it for something worthwhile. Have you considered racing or a controlled environment like track days? There aren't any trophies at track days but it's a lot of fun and you don't have to watch for the cops. :)

Hope this helps. Have fun out there and stay safe.
 

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I guess I'm going to demonstrate what an old fart I've become. Frankly I was appalled by the video(s).

1. Coming so close to cager traffic in such an aggressive manner. Even if it's only panic on the part of the car driver, keep on riding like that and it's only a matter of time until a car pulls into you at that speed (not to mention someone who might do it purposely).
2. Don't get me wrong, I like to ride fast on the street as well, but around all those cars and that run didn't appear to have any corners worth mentioning. High speed bends maybe. Just doesn't seem worth the risk to me.
3. I think riding like that and scaring car drivers just makes it worse for all of us sport bike riders. Car drivers hate us enough already.

There. Told you I'm an old fart.
 

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I guess I'm going to demonstrate what an old fart I've become. Frankly I was appalled by the video(s).

1. Coming so close to cager traffic in such an aggressive manner. Even if it's only panic on the part of the car driver, keep on riding like that and it's only a matter of time until a car pulls into you at that speed (not to mention someone who might do it purposely).
2. Don't get me wrong, I like to ride fast on the street as well, but around all those cars and that run didn't appear to have any corners worth mentioning. High speed bends maybe. Just doesn't seem worth the risk to me.
3. I think riding like that and scaring car drivers just makes it worse for all of us sport bike riders. Car drivers hate us enough already.

There. Told you I'm an old fart.
I have given up being critical of people's life choices. There's all sorts of things we can't possibly understand that makes decisions attractive to people for one reason or another. Being critical of their choice won't change their minds.

I will say however that that style of riding increases risk exponentially and there's really very little to gain from that additional risk. People being impressed won't even pay for your gas or tires let alone the bike if you make a mistake.

As for the car drivers. There's this general opinion that on street behavior affects drivers respect for riders. Unless you have a time machine and can go back in time and put a stop to all the movies and books that paint motorcyclists in a bad light there's really nothing that will affect public opinion.

Car drivers will still hate us no matter what you do. Part of that is jealousy over our mobility and acceleration abilities and the other part is people naturally hate things that are different than they are. Riding like an ass certainly does not help and only feeds the confirmation bias but riding responsibly is not going to change a thing.

Personally I find that riding in an ultra responsible manner makes me somewhat invisible to motorists. While I don't ride anywhere near that I find that a tiny bit of aggression makes me a bit more visible to traffic. Just stay alert and be ready for anything out there! This is just my opinion of course which is equally as worthless as anybody else's. :)
 

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Riding like an ass certainly does not help and only feeds the confirmation bias but riding responsibly is not going to change a thing.

Personally I find that riding in an ultra responsible manner makes me somewhat invisible to motorists. While I don't ride anywhere near that I find that a tiny bit of aggression makes me a bit more visible to traffic. Just stay alert and be ready for anything out there! This is just my opinion of course which is equally as worthless as anybody else's. :)
Well.....I value this opinion.... ;)
 

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I have given up being critical of people's life choices. There's all sorts of things we can't possibly understand that makes decisions attractive to people for one reason or another. Being critical of their choice won't change their minds.

I will say however that that style of riding increases risk exponentially and there's really very little to gain from that additional risk. People being impressed won't even pay for your gas or tires let alone the bike if you make a mistake.

As for the car drivers. There's this general opinion that on street behavior affects drivers respect for riders. Unless you have a time machine and can go back in time and put a stop to all the movies and books that paint motorcyclists in a bad light there's really nothing that will affect public opinion.

Car drivers will still hate us no matter what you do. Part of that is jealousy over our mobility and acceleration abilities and the other part is people naturally hate things that are different than they are. Riding like an ass certainly does not help and only feeds the confirmation bias but riding responsibly is not going to change a thing.

Personally I find that riding in an ultra responsible manner makes me somewhat invisible to motorists. While I don't ride anywhere near that I find that a tiny bit of aggression makes me a bit more visible to traffic. Just stay alert and be ready for anything out there! This is just my opinion of course which is equally as worthless as anybody else's. :)
Well said.
 

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This was my second time going that direction within 6 hours on the same day so road conditions were known. No passes made until I had space and sight lines. Usually there is not nearly as much traffic. I can't make it to the track this year so this stretch of 20 miles or so is the closest twisty road I have.

Thank you for the comments and feedback, I will work on smoother on / off throttle transitions and tone it down in traffic .
 

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This was my second time going that direction within 6 hours on the same day so road conditions were known.
Better than NOT running the road at all, but to believe the road conditions won't/can't change in 6 hours (a LONG time) is a fallacy that could land you in the hospital....or the morgue. ALWAYS treat it like the first time you're going over it. In the space of minutes a vehicle can leave a trail of oil..... ;)

Be safe..... :)
 

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Better than NOT running the road at all, but to believe the road conditions won't/can't change in 6 hours (a LONG time) is a fallacy that could land you in the hospital....or the morgue. ALWAYS treat it like the first time you're going over it. In the space of minutes a vehicle can leave a trail of oil..... ;)

Be safe..... :)
Good point! I think that I am always in a position to change my line if something comes up
 
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