Sheer Stupidity, Old Age, or My Balls ARE bigger than YOURS

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  1. MarZutra

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    Nice going. I've a buddy of mine that used to race sport bikes since the mid 80s. One evening he was driving back from his gf's and hit sand on the road at a sharp turn with his 900RR Fireblade bike and spent the next month or better in the hospital.
    He races anything with an engine. Owns a NASCAR type racer and a few of those smaller "F1" sort of cars. He is the sort that is always at the right place at the right time. He picked up a totally tricked out Ninja (I believe it was the fastest model for 2015) that is in mint condition and says he's hit 200mph from exit to exit. He doesn't drive that way in 99.9% of the time but just said what the heck...
    The fastest I've ever been was in my old Ruf Porsche 928GTS back in the late 1990s about 170-175mph..... (The red and blue's stole the thunder of that test drive.....)
     
  2. savatage1973

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    I always wanted one of those cars--the 928 with the 4 valve engine, but they were (originally) out of my price range, and they are a Porsche, but not a 911 Porsche, so the Porsche crowd poo-poo's them--I can get one for next to nothing these days, but I live in the middle of nowhere, so parts and service are virtually impossible.
     
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  3. MarZutra

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    Actually, I lucked into mine when I was living in West Chester, PA just after the market crash in the late '90s from a broker in NYC. I believe the fellow must have owed a very large amount of money to very suspect people that he must have 'invested' for. You probably remember when brokers were jumping out of building windows because they lost millions of their clients money, with investors and attorneys for others, being found dead in alleys down in center city during those same days. The fellow also sold of other fabulous cars. Could have purchased a similar year's F355 however my wallet couldn't even come close to justify the basic servicing of one...
    You'd be surprised how available and, comparatively, cheap parts are for the 928. Mine was absolutely, without question, the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. Totally bullet proof. If you get a decent example, you probably won't have any major issues with it aside from your basic servicing. Oh, and yes they are a Porsche. Mine was faster (top speed but not off the line due to the 911's four wheel drive) than all other un-modded Porshes with the possible exception of the 911 twin turbo 'S' - which my buddy Jimmy owned.
    Mine looked almost exactly like this one only it didn't have the "Porsche" badging but Ruf badges on it and the front bumper panel looked like this one only with the front spoiler like the second only with an extended carbon black carbon fiber "lip" that angled up at the edges near the front wheel well..
    With over 500bhp, it was F......ast....
    Boy I miss those days...
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  4. BigElCat

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    Maybe you saw the photos of the Yamaha twin street bike he cherried out.

    He was on it's maiden run and T-boned a mini-van @ 50 mph.

    He shared this in the back alley pub, so I guess I shouldn't gossip. He sustained serious injuries, but he's going to make it.
     
  5. toxcrusadr

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    I want to know what road you guys used that was so deserted that a cop agreed it was safe to go 200 mph on it? :eek:
     
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    A stock CBR 1000 RR ABS has a top end of 178 mph.

    The "tweaks" probably include nitrous.

    My neighbor had a Ninja with nitrous. He had a paddle shifter (IIRC it was the stock turn signal switch). It used compressed air to activate the clutch and shifter, instant up and down shifts. It had a little 12v air compressor, smaller than those the off-roaders use for their air lockers.

    He crashed really bad. His wife made him trade it for a sand rail.
     
  7. jbrainey

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    How much horsepower does it takes to push a large displacement motorcycle to those speeds in a mile?
     
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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    Woow.....

    That's terrible!

    Thanks for telling me....
     
  10. nyhifihead

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    That's awesome man I'm an adrenaline junkie as well and the monthly autox gives me my fix.

    If I had roads I could go 200mph on with the OK from police I'd be doing the same. Better off that I can't. I'll get a Yamaha r6 if I ever move out of NYC/long island


    My friend did bolt ons and exhaust with a ecu tune on his gxsr 1000 made around 180whp dynoed

    insane bike, he said he only gave it WOT a handle of times, truly a beast
     
  11. MarZutra

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    Now this reminds me of a situation involving a friend of mine's younger brother who got himself a brand new, Yamaha I believe, rocket. During the summer you'd see him regularly wissing around town and racing others. Every time he met my bike racer friend Vinnie, who I mentioned above, he'd always challenge him to race. Vinnie won't race anyone on an open road due to it just asking for problems. On a track, an entirely different story....
    Anyway, one evening this fellow pulled up to a red light and called out my friend for not racing. My friend basically told him to p.ss off and told him that he doesn't know how to drive a bike and that he was going to kill himself.....
    Surely enough, the following weekend this fellow, with his RCMP officer girlfriend on the back, were heading to the beach. As the story has it, while on the way to the beach they came onto a line of traffic. So, he decides to pass - on a double line - a line of slower vehicles up and over a blind crest of a hill.... Surely enough, they went right through the side of a minivan making a left turn into their own driveway.....
    Unfortunately, both were instantly killed but thank God those in the minivan were ok.
    Just a terrible and entirely avoidable tragedy.....
     
  12. nj pheonix

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    Over 200 on a bike?
    Hitting a bumble bee can be an extinction event for you at that velocity (probably wouldn't do him much good either).
    When I was young and stupid I had a cutlass with a tornado 455 and road gears. Wasn't great in a 1/4 but i had it on a long stretch of straight empty road one night. Speedo went to 120 (at about the 5 o'clock position) then 1, 2, D, N coming around it was into N. I'm figuring 150 but don't really know. I'm a dumbass or at least u was, looking back, crappy tires all drum brakes.
     
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  13. Sam Cogley

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    When I was still a prosecutor, a brother of a county deputy got pulled over for doing around 120mph on his sport bike - before he even got to the end of the on-ramp to I-44. That caused some fun office politics.
     
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    Some years back the city bought one of the motorcycle cops a Kawasaki ??? to catch some of the local speeders. His son had some kind of crotch rocket, so early one Sunday morning he pulled his bike up on the bypass, told his son to pass him, and he'd see if he could catch him.

    The kid passed him up and he hammered it, but almost killed himself about a half mile down the road. His son pulled away so fast he thought his Kawasaki had died, so her stepped off to see what was wrong.
     
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    He was resuscitated and given a helicopter ride... not sure in which order. He lost his left leg below the knee, and his right knee was replaced with a mechanical one. His physical therapy is hampered by a damaged shoulder that had been reconstructed previously.

    He's got a long road in front of him, but he's in good spirits.

    Thoughts and prayers for him.
     
  16. savatage1973

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    State route 318 in Mercer County. It was the main road from PA to OH before I-80 was built parallel to it, and only a couple miles from the State Police barracks in Mercer--since I-80 was completed, it became pretty much obsolete and deserted. You are more likely to hit an Amish horse and buggy than another car.
     
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    Yes they do--along with intake and exhaust mods and different ECU--hit the bottle at about 8K and hang on. Never had it on an actual dyno, so I don't know the total hp rating at the rear wheel.
     
  18. savatage1973

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    I don't want to meet your wife (or my maker) anytime soon, but I know what you mean. I have only been in two accidents on a motorcycle and walked away with nothing more than a little "road rash"--and no helmet either time. Both little old ladies with giant boats of cars that they couldn't see over the dash of. First one in a grocery store parking lot--she backed over me--didn't see me--the bike was f**king bright red and the first thing that comes on when you hit the key are all the lights on the bike. Second time I was riding past a shopping center and all of the sudden, there was this white wall of a giant Chrysler pulling out in front of me 50 yrds away and I was doing 45--I literally jumped off the bike and did a drop and roll and watched it crumple into the side of the car.
     
  19. nj pheonix

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    Pretty much sums up why I never owned a bike. You certainly have a million things that you have to do right to ride safe. No biggie, becomes second nature. There are a lot of things beyond your control that generally don't end in your favor.
    For the record, one of the instructors suggested you should carry rocks rather than ball bearings. You can't leave fingerprints on rocks
     
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    My palms sweated just reading the OP...
     

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