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Old 04-20-2014, 07:33 PM   #16
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I'd love to try an HP rig, I was surprised when trying a buddies Mini Cooper S it was scarey fast in the corners.I know cars have surpassed motorcycles at the highest levels but some of that is trickling down to stuff any old fool can purchase. It's fun to go to an auto X and watch old guys in Corvette's getting spanked by well driven smaller cars.There's a guy in his 70's in the MN club with a well prepped Cooper not an S that really helps with ego reduction.DB
Well DB if you were pushing the envelope on an HP rig instead of your GS outfit when you did the blooper on the entry ramp it would have been much more spectacular.
In this country Hannigan's ZX14 BASED HP outfit is , well, uh, how do I say this. Very fast in the turns and everywhere else but off road.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:11 PM   #17
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:16 PM   #18
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:04 AM   #19
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Several years ago I rode a GG Quad, These are built around BMW bikes, It was a blast on the street but they were not able to sell them in the USA as they are not legal in most states. They had a set up where you would lease it from them with their corporate headquarters being in Montana where large quad ATV can be licensed so your "leased" bike would come with their Montana plates. Neat idea but opens up a can of worms for legislations as where do you draw the line between motorcycle and automotive regulations? It is a car or a bike? Same issue with the so called "instant trikes" where they add two "training wheels" some states including Washington where I am from have and will ticket for them as federal law and most states define a motorcycle as having 3 or fewer wheels.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:05 PM   #20
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Several years ago I rode a GG Quad, These are built around BMW bikes, It was a blast on the street but they were not able to sell them in the USA as they are not legal in most states. They had a set up where you would lease it from them with their corporate headquarters being in Montana where large quad ATV can be licensed so your "leased" bike would come with their Montana plates. Neat idea but opens up a can of worms for legislations as where do you draw the line between motorcycle and automotive regulations? It is a car or a bike? Same issue with the so called "instant trikes" where they add two "training wheels" some states including Washington where I am from have and will ticket for them as federal law and most states define a motorcycle as having 3 or fewer wheels.
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Agree .... street quads can be a bag of worms.
Those GG Duetto sidecars were a very awesome outfit though, Bob H from Bob's BMW brought his to the RON DEE VOO a few years back. Totally awesome.
Training wheel trikes? Won't touch 'em. Not apologizing in saying so either.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:24 PM   #21
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Hey Claude,
If you enjoy classic sports cars in a fun and relaxed setting check out VIR in early Oct.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:55 AM   #22
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Continuing Off-Topic . . .

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I'd love to try an HP rig, I was surprised when trying a buddies Mini Cooper S it was scarey fast in the corners.I know cars have surpassed motorcycles at the highest levels but some of that is trickling down to stuff any old fool can purchase. It's fun to go to an auto X and watch old guys in Corvette's getting spanked by well driven smaller cars.There's a guy in his 70's in the MN club with a well prepped Cooper not an S that really helps with ego reduction.DB
I had a Mini JC Works S - drove really great - most fun I've ever had with my clothes on and not on a motorcycle. But the driver's skill level makes a big difference in the real world.

There was a lady in the Portland Mini club that could drive the heck out of her 118-hp stock Mini. I had a VERY hard time keeping up with her in the twisties during Rallies.

You don't know fun 'till you played in a group of 30 Mini's, broken into 3 groups of 10, running the back roads as fast as they can.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:07 PM   #23
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You guys are making me wish I still had my 59 MGA.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:38 PM   #24
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Hannigan had one on the showroom when I was there 2 years ago. They had also built the "sidebike" a sidecar incorporated in a trike conversion. They lost the mold for that in the fire.
Dan, this is for you: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647906
It was actually called the Tri Car...Kind of a cross between a sidecar and a trike. In other words a sidecar with the rear wheel of the bike offset far to the left.
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