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This is a discussion on other hobbies within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Patti I am SOOOO glad my son sold his CBR 600. It seems like every week there's another news report of someone ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    I am SOOOO glad my son sold his CBR 600.

    It seems like every week there's another news report of someone getting killed on a motorcycle.
    So, are you selling your guns too?????

    And cars?????

    Medicine cabinet empty also??

    See where I am going with this.

    PS, none of us are getting out of here alive, so enjoy the ride, it's short.

    Best to ya Z
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    No bike here, but since the thread is just titled "other hobbies" I'll throw my hobby up on the wall.




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    I just picked up a new hobby... I went out to fire up my dirt bike to go for a quick ride down the horse trails behind my house, and it wouldnt stay running. SO, my new hobby is carb rebuilding. To bad its right in the middle of some of the better riding season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
    I'm from a ways back when every body rode British bikes like Norton and Triumph. Rode an Indian also.


    This was exactly like mine - a 1974 Norton 850 Commando. Fast. Very fast. Fast enough for a triple compound of the left tibia and fibula and a broken jaw. Had a helmet on or I'd be dead.

    Best thing that ever happened to me! A year later, out of the cast, I got married to the girl of my dreams. Still am, 2 kids and 33 years later.

    Now, it's two Tennessee Walkers in the mountains, and guns. She shoots too. Glad I had a motorcycle, once.


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    ZRX 1200 R here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    I am SOOOO glad my son sold his CBR 600.

    It seems like every week there's another news report of someone getting killed on a motorcycle.
    You have to drive like every one out there is trying to kill you, wear leathers, no sandals, shorts, and yes wear a full helmet...

    There is a saying out there "There are old biker's and bold biker's but there are no old bold bikers"


    No 1 was a 50cc Bridgestone, I was 16 and it got 150 MPG when gas was only 15 cents for the good stuff, Next it was a 150cc Suzuki that I rode all winter as I was too money less to buy a car and needed to get to work, yeah the Michigan salt did a number on that one, then I bought...

    My third bike was (and still is I bought it new and still have) 1970 BSA Rocket III, at 750CC it would do 150 out of the box, and was a genuine "mine's faster than your's" of it's day, but not with me on it, I'm in the old biker catagorey...

    You all have seen my no 4...

    The moral of this story is start small, low HP get use to it then upgrade once you feel comfortable with it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J View Post
    You have to drive like every one out there is trying to kill you, wear leathers, no sandals, shorts, and yes wear a full helmet...

    There is a saying out there "There are old biker's and bold biker's but there are no old bold bikers"

    The moral of this story is start small, low HP get use to it then upgrade once you feel comfortable with it....
    I have been looking at getting a bike and all the bikers i know say the same thing.
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    I ride a Harley Springer Softail, on it ever chance I get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingZ View Post
    So, are you selling your guns too?????

    And cars?????

    Medicine cabinet empty also??

    See where I am going with this.

    PS, none of us are getting out of here alive, so enjoy the ride, it's short.

    Best to ya Z

    Amen to this for sure.. To often people want to tell me how dangerous bikes are,. Well I wouldn't have been born had my dad not rode a motorcycle as primary transportation.. Back in the early sixty's, my dad had a sportster that he rode,.. One day on his way home from work, he was going over a via-dock (bridge over the freeway) and one car was passing another car coming over it without being able to see anything,.. He got as close to the side of the wall as he could and didn't know how he got through it alive, but didn't get hit,. I'm sure we all know that driving a car in the 60's and getting in a head on collision was a 99% death rate,.. If he would have been killed then, I wouldn't be here nor would two of my sisters,.

    And as for the "always wear a helmet".. Getting in a accident with a helmet can break your neck too,. Your neck isn't made to hold up the extra weight of the helmet and the extra weight can break your neck in a whiplash.. Also, a helmet hinders your sight and your hearing and that alone can make you get in an accident that you may have avoided to begin with. It is up to each one to make the choice (freedom) as to what they want or don't want to do. I for one wouldn't want to have a body so messed up that someone needed to take care of me 24-7,.. God is in control, I should be dead many times over and when my time is up.... Well,. no-one or northing will change that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J View Post
    You have to drive like every one out there is trying to kill you, wear leathers, no sandals, shorts, and yes wear a full helmet...

    There is a saying out there "There are old biker's and bold biker's but there are no old bold bikers"


    No 1 was a 50cc Bridgestone, I was 16 and it got 150 MPG when gas was only 15 cents for the good stuff, Next it was a 150cc Suzuki that I rode all winter as I was too money less to buy a car and needed to get to work, yeah the Michigan salt did a number on that one, then I bought...

    My third bike was (and still is I bought it new and still have) 1970 BSA Rocket III, at 750CC it would do 150 out of the box, and was a genuine "mine's faster than your's" of it's day, but not with me on it, I'm in the old biker catagorey...

    You all have seen my no 4...

    The moral of this story is start small, low HP get use to it then upgrade once you feel comfortable with it....
    He's rode a dirt bike since he was 5. He's probably had a total of 5 dirt bikes and 3 street bikes. He's raced in motorcross. He had his own dirt track up until 3 year ago. He built burms and would get about 40-50 feet of air.

    I don't think there's anything he doesn't know about a bike.

    About a year ago, some idiot purposely ran him off of the highway.

    He managed not to wreck his bike, but when he got home, he put his bike on Craigs List and sold it.

    Now he's saving up his money for a truck....a big one.

    I am very thankful.

    You can be as safe as you can, but there are a lot of idiot drivers on the road.

    For all of the bikers out there, I'll say a prayer for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingZ View Post
    So, are you selling your guns too?????


    Best to ya Z
    No. I'm not selling my guns and I don't see where you're going with this.

    My son has been an avid hunter since he was 12. When he was 13, he got a new 270. Right out of the box, never fired before, he shot an India Black Buck at a flat out run with one shot.

    About a year ago, I introduced him to handguns and bought him an SR-9.

    We go to the range together.

    Don't take me wrong....I'm not bashing bikes. They are a lot of fun.

    I'm just thankful that my son sold his. It was his choice...not mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYKO View Post
    the second ones front end looks like a pig snout!
    I like the first bike.
    BWAHA. thats great.
    yeah definately the first one, i plan to get me a gsxr750 as soon as i get out of school and get a real job again :)

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