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Old 01-05-2013, 06:17 AM
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Where was Kenny going? I've never seen anything like that.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:32 AM
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Where was Kenny going? I've never seen anything like that.
I have seen people ride like that! One of the reasons I am very selective of who I ride with. Some people don't have the "feel" for riding two wheels. They are a danger to themselves and to others. I rode with a lady like your Kenny and she wrecked three times because she was afraid of the lean, so she bought a trike. I no longer ride with her.

If one finds himself across the painted lines and they don't understand why it happened, time to sell the bike before someone in the opposite lane is there to meet them.

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:38 AM
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Those guys were leaning. Maybe target fixation? Yikes. I guess I'm the lucky one because I have never ridden with anyone like that. Did have a guy tell me once he rather avoid the highways but I have no problems with that. The side roads are the most exciting to me anyway. Find myself solo more often than not. Enjoy it that way too.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:07 AM
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I usually do solo rides, but have had the pleasure of getting together with forum members for some small group rides as well. It has always been good meeting up with the members from the forum cause the people here are a class act.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:36 AM
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a Ducati



a DRZ 400



a V Strom and an FJR 1300



a KTM Duke, Super Moto Husky and Ducati



a KLR 650



on the KLX 250S, a variety of dual sport bikes



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Old 01-05-2013, 07:41 AM
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Some really great pics. Makes me want to go ride.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:42 PM
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I tend to ride by myself. Worked for many years on 2nd shift so when they were riding after work I couldn't.

But the last "group" I rode with consisted of:
Versys
New Concours
V-Max
Gold Wing 30th Anniversary
Majesty scooter

Weird lineup, huh?!
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:03 PM
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Where was Kenny going? I've never seen anything like that.


He seems to have a problem with corners. The subject came up once with a handful of us that split from one group and started another one. i was asked why i skipped a few group rides in the past and i let them know that when certain people would sign up i'd drop out because it just wasn't safe. But of course the guy in the video now rides with the new group. But he's usally toward the back or mid-pack, I use to stay toward the back to get more people in the video's i make but now theres a handful of riders that i call the road runners that lead and haul ass so i run with them. We stay a good bit ahead of the rest but will slow down enough for them to be able to see one of us.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:33 PM
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The good friend I ride with the majority of the time used to have a versys but now rides and NT700V.

Next summer I'm planning a Lake Superior circle tour. The group on that run will consist of my Versys, the NT, a couple Harleys, a Goldwing trike, a custom trike and a ... a ... c... ca.... CAR.

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Spent a couple weeks going from Jay Cook near Duluth , circling around to Bay Furnace near Munising & enjoyed the municipal camp ground in Bayfield Wi. the best.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:15 PM
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Rode to a "fly-in" breakfast this AM with two 'Wings. Normally by myself tho'.

The pics are a WW2 P-64 (based on an AT-6), but shorter wing, and guns, and a "Stagger-Wing Beech".
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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:11 PM
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The guy I ride the most miles with owns a ZX10R, ZZR600, and a ZRX1200.
I ride with my neighbor who now owns my '08 KLR.
Some guys from church that I ride with ride cruisers.
Another guy that I travel with owns a Voyager XII, and a Concours 14.

Most of my miles are solo though and are in concert with work related destinations.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:57 PM
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I prefere riding alone. I mostly ride with my father though when with someone. He rides a a Honda Shadow.

I did a forum ride 2 years ago with a bunch of fokes from here. It was around 10 v's and 1 cruiser. The ride was alot of fun and besides that I have only ever seen 1 v on the road.

When I was younger and rode sport bikes all my friends rode them as well. Byt most of them rode like idiots and crashed and quit riding.

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With my neighbours on a Ninja 500, and a KLR:


With co-workers on a Suzuki 1250 Bandit and a Honda ST1300:


With my NewNinja.com Ninja 250r forum buddies:


With my neighbour and his very modified '84 Honda CB900:


With my Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Unit buddies, alone in an ocean of cruisers:
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I usually ride alone. When I ride in a group, it is usually with my dad on his Boulevard S40 or my mom on her Boulevard C50. VERY rarely, I will join a ride with the local riding forum, though I don't do it often, some people are jackasses
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:03 AM
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Usually alone. Try to get together with some friends once in a while, would like to do longer rides with them. One has a Buell, the other has a Multistrada. I can almost keep up with them, but even when I am a fair bit behind, I can usually still hear the Buell
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:59 AM
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Usually alone. Try to get together with some friends once in a while, would like to do longer rides with them. One has a Buell, the other has a Multistrada. I can almost keep up with them, but even when I am a fair bit behind, I can usually still hear the Buell


They are SO loud! I have a friend with one, rode it around the block and said, here ya go! Didn't like it much, makes the Versys seem like a Cadillac. I ride mostly with Beemer riders, my other bikes are Beemers.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:34 PM
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I ride with friend who has a CBR 125r around town but I'm a solo rider and commuter.

On touring trips I ride with a Bandit 1200, Kawi 1400GTR and SV 1000

Here's me leaving the Con & SV behind on the Dragon

http://youtu.be/JXPYqyv2bwc
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:17 PM
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I ride with friend who has a CBR 125r around town but I'm a solo rider and commuter.

On touring trips I ride with a Bandit 1200, Kawi 1400GTR and SV 1000

Here's me leaving the Con & SV behind on the Dragon

http://youtu.be/JXPYqyv2bwc
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:17 PM
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...Here's me leaving the Con & SV behind on the Dragon....http://youtu.be/JXPYqyv2bwc
Keith - IF ANY part of YOU or the motorcycle (left hard-bag) is across the center-line, you are in extreme danger from someone coming towards you and close to THEIR side of the center-line!

Be CAREFUL out there.
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http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

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