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Old 10-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #226
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Blocking is easy. Accelerate out of the corners, hold the lead into the next corner, park it on the preferred line... lather, rinse, repeat.

right, then maybe you don't have to use use the "preferred line" .
*insert cliche regarding followers and leaders here*

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #227
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You need a bandit, gobs of torque everywhere

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:53 PM   #228
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right, then maybe you don't have to use use the "preferred line" .
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yup, you're the only person here who knows how to ride.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:16 PM   #229
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yup, you're the only person here who knows how to ride.
I am not the only one that said if you can't or won't pass slower riders unless conditions are perfect, then you might as well follow them.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #230
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Certainly not the fastest motorcycle on the planet, but I've never had trouble passing a harley on it. That's all I'm sayin
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #231
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Certainly not the fastest motorcycle on the planet, but I've never had trouble passing a harley on it. That's all I'm sayin
Don't let the self actualized farts here bother you. The Bandit is a torque monster which is what makes it so much fun.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #232
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:53 PM   #233
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What's the problem over there? In the Uk we would just pass them. They cannot possibly take up a whole lane, so just go around them. WE on normal bikes have about three times as much speed/ power as a harley so it not as if we have to really try very hard to pass them. I as a resident of the Uk do not seem to have as much bother with HD's is it only a US thing? I posted this at 22.28 not 10. 28pm cos that time does not exist
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #234
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Certainly not the fastest motorcycle on the planet, but I've never had trouble passing a harley on it. That's all I'm sayin
You could get past me at about 110mph.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #235
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I am not the only one that said if you can't or won't pass slower riders unless conditions are perfect, then you might as well follow them.
("preferred line")
Yeah, I don't see many people saying they can't pass, only that they are forced to pass unsafely. Your little head rollie thing is ridiculous. Are there curves where you ride, by the way? Don't bother answering, from this point forward I'll pretend you don't exist.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #236
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they are forced to pass unsafely.
How is it possible to "force" someone to pass unsafely?

I've been "forced" to avoid the unsafe actions of others, but never to create one. If my skills or the conditions are not conducive to a safe pass, I don't do it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:00 AM   #237
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we do have plenty of twisty roads but do bring your adv bike as some are a bit rough ... what we consider normal you would think off road
THIS^^ is why i ride an XR (or my spanky new CRF when im too slack to kick the old girl in the guts)..the roads over here ARE SHITE! can hear the H-D's bottoming out on the freeway from 2k away!, granted QLD roads are worse than WA's bahahaha (im an ex QLDer and always will be, will never be a West Aussie!)...bein a girl is overrated according to my missus lol
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:02 AM   #238
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it was fun until the whack upside my helmet came from the rear...
That whack must've reverberated inside ya helmet just a bit! everything echoes when ya get banged on the lid!
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:35 AM   #239
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If I'm riding the V-Strom (the Tiger doesn't have emergency flashers) when I've come up upon these groups I've put my emergency flashers on and just sat behind them. At first they are perplexed, then eventually it dawns on them that they are going so slowly as to qualify as a "slow moving vehicle." In all but one instance the duo or group has found a convenient excuse to pull over for a stop a few miles down the road.

This was also the advice of the Skip Barber Driving School when someone is tailgating you. "Brake checking" a tailgater is dangerous and escalates the situation: the flashers make them aware of a concern without eliciting a rage response.

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THIS^^ is why i ride an XR (or my spanky new CRF when im too slack to kick the old girl in the guts)..the roads over here ARE SHITE! can hear the H-D's bottoming out on the freeway from 2k away!, granted QLD roads are worse than WA's bahahaha (im an ex QLDer and always will be, will never be a West Aussie!)...bein a girl is overrated according to my missus lol
Because of the Spring freeze-thaw cycles, the roads in most of the "Snow Belt" in the US are quite rough.

This can be fun. There used to be two huge dips on the road leading to Logan Airport in Boston. If there were cruisers or sport bikes in the [inevitably] left lane, I would sit behind them on the right, then speed up just as we approached the "Whoop de Doos" AKA "Whoop de Chews." They would generally take affront and nail the throttle, just as they hit the bumps. Call me demented but I always thought it amusing. Also did the same with the lowered Honda Zivics on the same stretch, or the expansion joints on the Tobin Bridge.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:30 AM   #240
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How is it possible to "force" someone to pass unsafely?

I've been "forced" to avoid the unsafe actions of others, but never to create one. If my skills or the conditions are not conducive to a safe pass, I don't do it.
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