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Thread: New guy squid of the year award!!!!

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    Default New guy squid of the year award!!!!

    I am in no way, shape, or fashion claiming anypart of these videos were smart or safe....* * But I will say they were fun as hell!!!

    Turn your volume down....* The first was a fist attempt at video editing and the music choices are all over the board...

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... d=37520984

    The rest are YouTude vids and no music...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K78ERTm ... r_embedded
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7TTlw8_ ... r_embedded
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCQg6UVN ... r_embedded
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opVm-cJS ... r_embedded

    My hopes are to get a new wide angle 5 megapixel GoPro for next season...* Hope you enjoyed...
    I don't wanna have it all....* I just wanna have enough!!

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    Sweet vids, around 3:10 in one of the videos how close was that white car that was coming the opposite way?* I would've pooped

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    Default Re: New guy squid of the year award!!!!

    That was awesome man, I'd love to run with you guys. I was watching hoping the guys in front were aware you were passing or at least as close as you got to em. One guy changes or loses his line at speed, unaware that you're right there, and BAM. I'm used to seeing more unskilled riders though, you guys were riding exceptionally well. What speeds were you hitting? I'm thinking my B-King would yank me right off the bike, the windblast is so strong over 100, not that I'd be able to keep up at lesser speeds anyways! Awesome, bro, thanks for posting em.*

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    The video was shot from a GoPro camera....* It was my first attempt at using it...* Mounting was questionable and I had no idea how far or how close I needed to stay to get good footage.....* When we sighted the camera in, it was set at about 3 bike lengths ahead...* It seemed perfect, but I had no idea that beyond that the bikes would seem further away than they actually were...* I never had a chance to see if tilting up or down would help anything...

    As far as passing...* We agreed no corner passing...* As you could see I had trouble out straight line accelerating the ZX14...

    Speeds...* Um, well...* If I had to be honest, I could honestly say I didn't have time to look...* So I really don't know...
    I don't wanna have it all....* I just wanna have enough!!

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    Looked like 130 or so on top. At that speed, I'd feel like I was para-sailing, although that has never stopped me. Yea, that 14 is an awesome bike, and perfectly suited for the road you guys were on. Get it on the Dragon tho with those tight turns and it's more of a handful, like my big ninja was. Ultimately, it's hard to find fault with any bike that brings to you such heights of exhilaration (and sometimes terror) like all of ours do. Again, awesome videos, man!

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    Default Re: New guy squid of the year award!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by B-Kinger
    Yea, that 14 is an awesome bike, and perfectly suited for the road you guys were on. Get it on the Dragon tho with those tight turns and it's more of a handful, like my big ninja was.
    Someone forgot to tell my friend Paul that when he took his 14 to the Dragon...

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    I will be very curious to see how much I miss my fairing tho.....* I plan on murdering out my bike and making it a street fighter when money gets better!!
    I don't wanna have it all....* I just wanna have enough!!

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    Oh, i'm not sayin it won't turn, in fact much easier than my old ninja, but it's certainly a big bike with a long wheelbase, so you'd feel the weight a bit. I personally LIKE a little weight to remind me of my mortality as I thrash it around. Great pics, as usual. He's leaned over so far a quarter coulda fell out of his pocket!*One of the most wicked looking bikes ever, love the dual stock pipes, too. Can tell he's a great rider: you can see he's looking ahead instead of just where he's at. Funny Dragon story, my uncle (Sarge) and I rode the Dragon and the Cherohala 2 summers ago, pounding on our bikes all the way down, (who doesn't) all throughout the Dragon and Skyway (my ZZR liked the big sweeping turns of the Skyway better) and I spent much of that time leaned over and screaming near redline. We really pushed our limits, and we were both fortunate enough to leave the place completely intact, (although ask Sarge about his helmet!) no close calls or anything. I was almost certain I'd lay it down somewhere, not trusting my kamikaze mentality, and was thrilled that I was going home without a scratch. That is until we got into Ohio and it rolled off the kickstand and took a HARD fall onto it's side against a hard pointy curb at a damn gas station. I was pissed.

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