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Old 01-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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So right you are Lux, safe riding is no accident, takes attention all the time for all conditions you posted.

Still amazes me though on the mountain road we ride here to see the inline 4 crowd riding like the road is their personal speedway.

With the road more often than not being vacant, I am waiting to find a bike and the operator in the weeds down a 100 or 200 foot cliff as there are so many of them along Round Top.

Fun road to ride, but the danger remains there for those who make mistakes.
Pascal and I ride almost every weekend up there and you are correct, out of nowhere on a blind curve you will be passed by those guys, if I see them in my mirror I will move over to let them by but some just go by so fast I never see them in the mirror but luckily there are a few really great and Curvy roads, narrow that are avoided by both Bagger boys and the Sport bike crowd, the BAggers have little chance of enjoying the road from the degree of the turns and the slope etc... and the sport guys (as Phility has pointed out) cannot ride the road as they would like, the bigger powerful sprt bikes are actually the slowest on the roads because of the tight turns etc.. are not friendly to their bikes dynamics. You see mostly smaller Ducati Monsters, Sporties, etc... My new Triumph eats them up, the Vrod does fine and I push it but its a lot of work.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #17
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All good info! As a new rider I'm trying to soak up all this information. Its good hearing that all you guys that have ridden thousands upon thousands of miles are so safety conscious.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:49 PM   #18
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I had a similar situation with my V-Rod. Short story is I laid her over, dealer estimate was 10K, they totalled my bike. I bought it back for $3500 and repaired it myself for $1500 and had it back on the road in a day. Took the rest of the money and bought some good safety gear and tricked out the bike a bit. They wanted to put a new frame on mine too because of that steering stop thing too. That was 1.5 years ago and about 6,000 miles. - You can fix it. - Jim
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #19
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All good info! As a new rider I'm trying to soak up all this information. Its good hearing that all you guys that have ridden thousands upon thousands of miles are so safety conscious.
There are a lot of conditions to consider when riding, even straight roads. Had the displeasure of being struck by lightning once, freakiest experience had yet. The light is stunnigly white and the current is let's say mind altering to a degree. When I see lightning now, I head for shelter because it is a force much larger than I.

Its a pisser when insurance companies total a bike out. If mine were totalled, I wonder what I'd get for a 02 A model with 95,000 miles.......

I know I'd be bloodied for sure. The worst part is they have not reduced the theft portion cost either.

Insurance companies should be mandated by law that when a vehicle, bike or what ever they insure ages so to should the policy face cost with the exception of medical. Then when you consider the ever increasing costs of medical....damn, the industry has everyone over a rail and having their way with them.

Was quoted 3,000 a month for medical. Amazing how scare tactics are used. People shake their head in disbelief of being uninsured.

Hell, 50 years ago no insurance was required for health care, nor was there such a thing as health insurance. With that, the industry practices seem to predatory to some degree, as once they have you, they have you lock, stock and barrel.

Then they pull the dereciation stunt, but hey, what about my policy costs remaining constant while you were depreciating my ride?
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