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Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,123
Posted By motoracer51
He can, but his chances of getting killed or...

He can, but his chances of getting killed or injured by some idiot/distracted cager is far greater.

OP -

I just sold a bunch of my bikes. I didn't have any close calls, but I do have a 3yr old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,428
Posted By motoracer51
If it's what you truly want to shoot for, I say...

If it's what you truly want to shoot for, I say give it a shot. Just be aware that running the business *might* take away some of the pleasure of the hobby.

Don't let the detractors get you down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,380
Posted By motoracer51
Just sold: 2013 ZX14R 2012 BMW S1000RR ...

Just sold:

2013 ZX14R
2012 BMW S1000RR
2006 KTM 950 Adv.
1990 DR650

Thinking of selling:

2000 RC51
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,857
Posted By motoracer51
I know you said you plan to head south at new...

I know you said you plan to head south at new jersey, but it would be worth the time to see upstate NY, VT, NH and ME.

Absolutely stunning country up there

Good luck on your voyage. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,428
Posted By motoracer51
If they are truly "screwing" the employees and...

If they are truly "screwing" the employees and customers than word will get around, they'll lose students and will have trouble finding qualified instructors, and they'll eventually go out of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,428
Posted By motoracer51
I've been closely following thiss thread as I've...

I've been closely following thiss thread as I've often considered changing my life and selling some of my commercial real estate and buying a franchised motorcycle dealership.

I think I recall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,308
Posted By motoracer51
I hear you. I love twins too - owning a Ducati...

I hear you. I love twins too - owning a Ducati and an old RC51. If you really want to feel torque - ride a flashed ZX14R. mine made over 80lbs at 4K and peaked at 118.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,308
Posted By motoracer51
Sure, it's pretty light. But they usually dyno...

Sure, it's pretty light. But they usually dyno around 135ish rwhp. Imagine an even lighter bike, with another almost 50hp.

My S1000RR dynoed at 186rwhp.

I told the guy that bought it that it...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By motoracer51
Can't help you on what to keep, but been paring...

Can't help you on what to keep, but been paring down my motorcycle collection from 9 to 1 and its feels great. PITA and stressful maintaining all these bikes when you can only ride one at a time
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,503
Posted By motoracer51
I bundled all my vehicles through State Farm, but...

I bundled all my vehicles through State Farm, but was paying $17/mo on the 2013 ZX14R with 100/300/100 with a $500 deductible.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,308
Posted By motoracer51
There is a guy on the BMW S1000RR forum with a...

There is a guy on the BMW S1000RR forum with a full Akra exhaust, flashed ECU, and a $1500 head job making 215rwhp.

Pretty crazy
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,308
Posted By motoracer51
It is. My ZX14R makes 85 ft/lbs of tq at...

It is. My ZX14R makes 85 ft/lbs of tq at 3500RPMs with a peak of 115. HP sits at 205.6 ECU flashed with exhaust.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,308
Posted By motoracer51
The crazy thing is that that R1 you've been...

The crazy thing is that that R1 you've been riding....is slow compared to say a BMW S1000RR or ZX14R.

With that said, I'm begining to think that most people will get used to any amount of power...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,503
Posted By motoracer51
Yeah, the engine just keeps pulling, and pulling,...

Yeah, the engine just keeps pulling, and pulling, and pulling..... It has nowhere near the top end rush of the BMW, but from 4K-10K( where 99% of my riding is done), it was just magical.

I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,308
Posted By motoracer51
Here's another one. Just Google Lee Pritchard...

Here's another one. Just Google Lee Pritchard ZX14R. 8.43 on a stock motor.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,308
Posted By motoracer51
I haven't been on the forum sine I sold my S1K,...

I haven't been on the forum sine I sold my S1K, but there is at least on guy there in the 8's with right about 200hp
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,856
Posted By motoracer51
Perhaps later as they get older I'll pick up a...

Perhaps later as they get older I'll pick up a sport tourer to take one for a trip/ride, but as of now, it's kind of hard to include my wife(who doesn't ride and has no desire to - honestly she's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,856
Posted By motoracer51
His last aactivity was 07-04-2009 07:49 PM ...

His last aactivity was 07-04-2009 07:49 PM

His story really puts things into perspective and makes you really assess whats truely important in life.

I've been riding since I was 3 - I'm 38...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,955
Posted By motoracer51
Welcome to the valley! I'm in Palisade.

Welcome to the valley! I'm in Palisade.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,503
Posted By motoracer51
Good stuff brother! Enjoy the bike. You seem...

Good stuff brother! Enjoy the bike. You seem like you have everything figured out, and like I said above, you'll get used to it. Or you wont.:D

I'm actually thinking about selling my 2013 ZX14R...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,503
Posted By motoracer51
I mentioned being a cyclist due to the fact that...

I mentioned being a cyclist due to the fact that flexibility and long hours in a saddle are part of the resume, at least for fred-ly racers such as myself. :D

With your height and inseam, the seat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,948
Posted By motoracer51
Well, it looks like my 2012 BMW S1000rr will be...

Well, it looks like my 2012 BMW S1000rr will be gone tomorrow. Next is my ZX14R. It's almost liberating.
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,503
Posted By motoracer51
Try a C14 IMHO. I'm 5'8" and in good shape (...

Try a C14 IMHO. I'm 5'8" and in good shape ( 145lb cyclist ) and I still feel the ZX is uncomfortable on longer ( 80+ miles ) rides..
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,016
Posted By motoracer51
If you pass through Grand Junction and need a...

If you pass through Grand Junction and need a meal or a place to crash, hit me up.

Enjoy the trip - the weather has been, as usual, beautiful.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-10-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,713
Posted By motoracer51
I'll reiterate this, but add that commercial is...

I'll reiterate this, but add that commercial is less labor intensive, although you need more capital to purchase. I haven't been to some of my properties in months.

I don't have a local, state,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 172,325
Posted By motoracer51
Meh - that's a minor recall compared to my...

Meh - that's a minor recall compared to my connecting rod bolts on my S1000RR. Think about having a tech, who more likely than not, has never split a case on a your engine with less than 1K miles. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,948
Posted By motoracer51
I hear you OP. I have a ZX14R as well as a...

I hear you OP. I have a ZX14R as well as a S1000RR and have more fun tooling around on my 35hp DR650.

I'm actually in the process of selling all the bikes and likely getting a scooter. I can't...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 72,873
Posted By motoracer51
Enjoy Montauk. Hopefully the weather is as...

Enjoy Montauk. Hopefully the weather is as beautiful as it is here today in Colorado.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,503
Posted By motoracer51
Try State Farm. I have bundled all my stuff, and...

Try State Farm. I have bundled all my stuff, and full coverage on my ZX is about $17/mo
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,676
Posted By motoracer51
Do it. I've been trying to sell off my...

Do it.

I've been trying to sell off my stable of 7 motorcyles, including a ZX14R and S1000RR to replace all with a scooter - probably a BV350.

I'm going simple this time.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By motoracer51
Have a safe trip and enjoy. If you pass through...

Have a safe trip and enjoy. If you pass through GJ the beer is on me.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,721
Posted By motoracer51
They planning, or already have, shut down...

They planning, or already have, shut down 100,000's of acre to motorized access here on the western slope.

This the Federal .Gov people asked for...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 22,408
Posted By motoracer51
Nice man! I've been lurking the forum here for a...

Nice man! I've been lurking the forum here for a few weeks as the idea of a scooter replacing my many bikes has crossed my mind. I've pretty much decided on a BV 350, but need to start liquidating...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 72,873
Posted By motoracer51
Ah. I always enjoyed walking Port Jefferson and...

Ah. I always enjoyed walking Port Jefferson and taking in the sights. I miss those old waterside villages. I grew up in St. James.

Safe travels and hopefully the weather cooperates!
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 72,873
Posted By motoracer51
Ah, so you know the Island well then. What part?...

Ah, so you know the Island well then. What part?

ETA: Are you considering moving back there? I recall in the your OP you mentioned the possibility of leaving Canada
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 72,873
Posted By motoracer51
Thanks for sharing your travels with us. I wish...

Thanks for sharing your travels with us. I wish I were able to do such a trip - lord knows I need something.

I might have missed it, but what is bringing you to Long Island? I spend the first 20...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,655
Posted By motoracer51
I'm 37 and been riding since I was 3. Had my...

I'm 37 and been riding since I was 3. Had my first streetbike at 15 ( Ninja ZX6 ) and currently have 9 bikes in my garage.

I have a full shop - lift, tire changer, welder, huge SnapOn box with...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-14-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,426
Posted By motoracer51
Awesome story - thanks for sharing it. My...

Awesome story - thanks for sharing it.

My daughter is almost 3, and I can't wait to take her for a real ride. She's been on my small dirt bike, but to do a road trip like yours would be a dream.
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,084
Views: 1,223,761
Posted By motoracer51
Yep. The ZX makes more torque at 4,000 RPM's...

Yep. The ZX makes more torque at 4,000 RPM's than the BMW makes at peak ( somewhere around 10K RPMs.)

I'm a 37 year old ex racer ( hung up the leathers in 2000), but the BMW makes me consider at...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8,084
Views: 1,223,761
Posted By motoracer51
Actually, I think my S1000RR is not only faster,...

Actually, I think my S1000RR is not only faster, but the acceleration is more, brutal.

I love the torque of the big ZX though.
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