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Everything posted by Samuelx

  1. I'm definitely not a fan of the new horn/turn signal layout!
  2. I don't think I've ever tried - can you upshift without the clutch while keeping the throttle wide open?
  3. https://canadamotoguide.com/2016/05/04/motorcycle-aerodynamics/
  4. Glad you are all OK! Tow truck driver needs his ass kicked...
  5. Looking back at what I wrote, it looks like I was saying "always" (not sure if that's what you have a problem with). Fwiw, I didn't mean that, I meant to say and should have added "often". The internet is chock full of video footage showing accidents that occurred where/when a driver/rider was going too fast - too fast for conditions; too fast for vehicle capabilities; too fast for driver/rider skill level; etc. Other times, it's simply a matter of wrong place/wrong time. (1996) https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1996-09-20-mn-45651-story.html (the other week) https://ktla.com/news/local-news/off-duty-l-a-county-deputy-killed-by-flying-tire-on-5-freeway-another-deputy-hospitalized/ (the chronology is incorrect as reported - I was told that the other accident happened first, which caused the wheel to come loose from one of the vehicles involved and fly over the divider)
  6. I definitely believe speed is a significant contributing factor. The faster you go, the less time you have to react/respond and the less margin you have for error. I had a close call awhile back where I almost T-boned an SUV, and neither one of us was doing anything illegal or stupid - if I had been going even 5mph faster, I might have hit. According to https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/speeding "Speeding endangers everyone on the road: In 2018, speeding killed 9,378 people." and "For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2018, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities."
  7. my guesses are either the picture was taken immediately after or the barricades and warning signs aren't visible (if they were visible in the photo, IMO they would be too close to the hazard to be effective). of course, you'll always have a couple of people drive around barricades and warnings, get stuck or crash or whatever, and sue anyway...
  8. Have you done it or know someone who has?
  9. If Honda would add a gallon of gas capacity to the VFR1200 and lose 60 lbs, I would be in for one - even if it doesn't look as cool (IMO) as the Ninja...
  10. Hey SF, you da man (and Duc too)! It took longer than we had originally anticipated but IMO it was definitely worth the wait! As I told you in person, I very much appreciated your (and Duc's) hard work, dedication, diligence, and attention to detail - there was quite a bit of "stuff" that you had to deal with behind the scenes on these projects and I didn't envy you having to balance that load on top of everything else going on in your regular life. I, for one, wouldn't hesitate to entrust my bike to and/or do business with you again! Thanks for scrubbing my tires in - I'm still looking forward to riding with you (guys) some day (been super busy at work and also sick for the past week, sucks!).
  11. I got my bike back yesterday. Hoping to take it out tomorrow or Friday. Just wanted to say MUCHAS GRACIAS!! to SFDownhill and also to Duc2V4 for all their hard work, dedication, patience, and attention to detail. It was a pleasure meeting and working through the process with SF and I'm looking forward to meeting up with him and Duc for a ride someday! Crappy cell phone pic below, better pictures to follow...
  12. Hail Caesar! Is 'semper ubi sub ubi' part of ATGATT? ;)
  13. Thanks again SF and Duc for all your dedication and hard work on this project and navigating around and ironing out all the roadblocks and speedbumps that have popped up along the way that we don't even know about!!!
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