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Funny to talk about performance mods in a Tahoe or anything with 4 wheels really. A stock bike will smoke nearly anything, I'm just a pussy and don't want to die.
Nobody wants to die. If you don't ride to work everyday in rush hour traffic the chances are really pretty low. Kawasaki's ZX-14 has a factory speed limiter of 185 mph.
 
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Nobody wants to die. If you don't ride to work everyday in rush hour traffic the chances are really pretty low. The Kawasaki ZX-14 has a factory speed limiter of 185 mph. Takes five mins to disconnect it.

I lived just outside Sturgis and I would have considered getting a bike up there. Open roads, mountian views and nearly no traffic. Not in Florida tho to many maniacs. I appreciate that they make that governor so easy to remove lol.
 

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Nobody wants to die. If you don't ride to work everyday in rush hour traffic the chances are really pretty low. The Kawasaki ZX-14 has a factory speed limiter of 185 mph. Takes five mins to disconnect it.
Yeah maybe where you live. I had an idiot pull out right in front of me so quick I barely had time to hit the brakes and t-boned him. Totaled my bagger I put $50k into, broke both my shoulders. I was out of work a year. And best of all? He had on license or insurance. Cars don’t see bikes. They barely see other cars.
 

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Yeah maybe where you live. I had an idiot pull out right in front of me so quick I barely had time to hit the brakes and t-boned him. Totaled my bagger I put $50k into, broke both my shoulders. I was out of work a year. And best of all? He had on license or insurance. Cars don’t see bikes. They barely see other cars.
That was always my biggest fear going through intersections and passing the point of not being able to turn out of the way of someone who turns in front of you. I'm guessing your 'Easy Rider' days are over.
 

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That was always my biggest fear going through intersections and passing the point of not being able to turn out of the way of someone who turns in front of you. I'm guessing your 'Easy Rider' days are over.
I still have one bike left out of four but I’m mostly hanging onto it in order to sell and use the cash for another truck project. I have ridden only a handful of times since the accident and only when there aren’t many vehicles on the road, like early Sunday morning. So yeah I’d say they’re over. That was only one out of several people that pulled in front of me over the last few years of riding, it was just the only one I couldn’t avoid. I don’t feel safe out there anymore. It seems a week doesn’t go by in my city that another bike rider dies. The worst thing would be to end up crippled. I almost did.
 

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I still have one bike left out of four but I’m mostly hanging onto it in order to sell and use the cash for another truck project. I have ridden only a handful of times since the accident and only when there aren’t many vehicles on the road, like early Sunday morning. So yeah I’d say they’re over. That was only one out of several people that pulled in front of me over the last few years of riding, it was just the only one I couldn’t avoid. I don’t feel safe out there anymore. It seems a week doesn’t go by in my city that another bike rider dies. The worst thing would be to end up crippled. I almost did.

Glad you didn't end up cripple or worse, we just had 2 bikes hit head-on last week. People just not paying atention.
 

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Yeah, I wanted to ride, but these days, watching all the absolutely careless morons driving while social media-ing, and everything else you can fathom to distract themselves, I don’t think I’ll ever do it. I’m watching like a hawk all the time in my Yukon. I wouldn’t have a chance in a bike.
Just a couple months ago some douche, who was likely driving a stolen truck, narrowly missed my car (tiny Civic), while barreling through a red light at a very large intersection. He flew through going at least 50, proceeded to slam straight into a tall median, stalled it, then revved the hell out of it going back and forth over that median like 4x. Pretty sure that guy was on some good meth... my guardian angel was watching over me.
 

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I still have one bike left out of four but I’m mostly hanging onto it in order to sell and use the cash for another truck project. I have ridden only a handful of times since the accident and only when there aren’t many vehicles on the road, like early Sunday morning. So yeah I’d say they’re over. That was only one out of several people that pulled in front of me over the last few years of riding, it was just the only one I couldn’t avoid. I don’t feel safe out there anymore. It seems a week doesn’t go by in my city that another bike rider dies. The worst thing would be to end up crippled. I almost did.
It's a risk that is part of riding. Crashes happen everyday in all types of motor vehicles and they can happen to anybody.
 
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Yeah, I wanted to ride, but these days, watching all the absolutely careless morons driving while social media-ing, and everything else you can fathom to distract themselves, I don’t think I’ll ever do it. I’m watching like a hawk all the time in my Yukon. I wouldn’t have a chance in a bike.
Just a couple months ago some douche, who was likely driving a stolen truck, narrowly missed my car (tiny Civic), while barreling through a red light at a very large intersection. He flew through going at least 50, proceeded to slam straight into a tall median, stalled it, then revved the hell out of it going back and forth over that median like 4x. Pretty sure that guy was on some good meth... my guardian angel was watching over me.

If I get diagnosed terminally ill I plan to get some of that good meth, sounds like a helluva way to go out.
 

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