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A de-restricted 'Busa was taken to 192and cha-ching by CycleWorld the year it was introduced (or mebbe the year after - mem'ry here). Without a bit of help, it just can't quite crack that 200mph barrier.

Are you referring to Nitrous Oxide for the other one? Saying something's on "Nitro" refers to the engine being modified to run on Nitromethane - as in "NHRA Top Fuel Dragster", or the IHRA "Outlaw" category of Moto racing.

Nitrous is the generic term (or you can call it "Nawz" [NOS] if you're one O' dem "Fast and fRidiculous" Riceboy Racer-wannabes with a Honda Civic loaded-down with Acura body parts).
 

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Re: Must be a political leadership problem then.

I'm sure that whatever might change this coming Tuesday; that things will only remain the same.

Red State. Blue State.

It's all Four-Asterisk'n Purple, Dude.
 

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Yeah, it does sound a bit like I'm off my rocker, now that I've stepped-back for a moment.

After all; we are talking about people here.

Sorry, I'll have myself Lobotomised and that Voice of Reason(tm) eliminated Right Away!
 

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Every year they have a story on the motorcycles in North Georgia. It is a problem but it is not as bad as they make it seem. In three years of riding the loop almost every weekend that the weather permitted I have only seen two wrecks and very rarely did I run into a bike doing anything overtly illegal. The last guy that I saw doing anything really stupid got pulled over shortly after passing me. I have heard stories but it does appear that the problem is caused by a very small yet visable minority. I just wish they would not just focus on sportbikes, the motorcyclists that park their but inside of any bar in the metro area for five hours on a saturday afternoon and then go for a ride are an equally dangerous and sensational problem. However we should try to police ourselves better, there are enough people moving up to n. ga with enough money to cause serious problems for riders in the area. I put my stock exhaust back on my nighthawk for just this reason. I started feeling bad about going past the churches on Wolf Pen Gap Rd on sunday mornings. Its a creepy road when you think someone just damned you to hell.
 

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Re: Must be a political leadership problem then.

A Pretty Blue Wave is coming..
 

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Oh the madness, Oh the humanity, Oh, Oh, Oh.

If you really want to see some crap take place, wait outside of a bar on a Sunday afternoon, and give all of the cruiser and chopper bike riders a breathalizer test!

150 MPH? Try 40 MPH after 12 beers.

And never mind the twisties, at that point even the cornfields are deadly.
 

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Thanks for making my point, Dude.
 

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I ride around North Georgia a lot, have for a couple of decades now. Nothing has really changed. The roads determine the speed one rides. Nothing rides WFO. Know some one who claims they do, they lie. And yes, thar be idiots in them thar hills. Sorry, most on sport bikes, yes there are idiots on all sorts of bikes, but the biggest appear to be on sport bikes, and bicycles. Ride stupidy, crash stupendously. I like to ride my big a$$ sidecar rig in the area just to be in the way!



Saying all of that, it was on a Fox station, did you really expect fair and balanced coverage? And you know the real jist of the story, they love us and our money, but truly wish we would reason we are up there, the bikes, at home!
 

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Not knowing what you dont know can get you crippled or kilt. Something a fireman/rescue squad guy told me once had a beneficial effect: they sometimes find motorcyle riders heads off in the bushes or up in the trees a little ways because the shearing forces in high speed accidents are too great for the neck and vertebraes to take.
 

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I saw a guy a carry a 12 pack out of a convenience store one morning and sidle up into into the cab of his 18 wheel big rig. The public ought to be more hysterical about sharing the road with those fools than some irresponsible motorcylists who most likely will kill only themselves, not a couple van loads of families.
 

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Re: Must be a political leadership problem then.

Red State? Blue State? I thought we were talking about Hayabusas...but do people ride Suzukis in Honda states and Yamaha states? :-D

Seriously, about this north Georgia thing: I ride up there regularly, and the best way to have fun on those roads is to ride during the week when the idiots are away. It is pretty crazy up there during the pretty weekends, especially when you add in the Winnebago crowd. If the locals and the non-motorcycling tourists make enough noise, enforcment will crack down for sure. White County already has a reputation for being proactive against speeding.

The answer for us who need to explore our limits on motorcycles is easy, anyway: Track days.
 

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I've had a few speeding tickets, and I do own a quasi sportbike, I do my best to obey the law, but it does not allways happen.



I don't think chasing a motorcyclist on a road like this or ever for that mater, is a good idea, especially when the rider knows they are going to have their bike impounded if the law catches them. I am glad the sheriff sees it the same way.



I would sugest video speed traps with large mail in tickets placed at strategic locations to slow people down to a 70ish level.



As for not slowing down for a recomended speed sign, the only place I have ever been when I did not feel that I could safely exede it was on highway one, when they say 15mph they mean it!
 

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I've been saying that the sportbikers were the ones who would bring down legislation on us. Cruiser riders are a different problem. The sportbike problem is much more spectacular and like it or not the news media s***** are hooked on spectacular. No matter the facts, if the national media decides to carry out an attack campaign on sportbikers then we are screwed. Rational thought is something that seldom makes its way into legislation.



I think that there would be less complaining about the problem if people didn't put loud cans on the bikes. You gotta remember that average Joe and Jane are very timid and are afraid of anything that disturbs their complacency. So a fast loud bike disturbs their miserable little existences. The people who are freaked out about even the thought of someone driving 100mph are pretty sad and pathetic but thay vote too.



In any case the spectacular nature of speeding sportbikes is what'll bring down the heavy hand of govt regulation. Crashing drunken cruisers won't create any more demands for regulation than the carnage currently created by drunken cagers. People are just too used to it. It's not spectacular. It might not be fair but no one was issued a Fairness Certificate at birth.



Anyhow, how stupid is it to go racing around on public roads that are packed with cages?
 

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This growing problem has been around forever.



People whining about fast motorcycles is old news. People dying because they are speeding is old news. In the decades I've heard this whining bikes have gotten better and faster. This is largely due to a small devoted group of people in Japan. I would like to personally thank every one of them.



If you ignore that moving at a speed that is two, three or four times faster than the average speed of other vehicles, or that it forces you to use the oncoming lane, or that it exceeds your abilities, or that it exceeds your response time due to a limited line of site you will eventually crash. If you want to survive riding a motorcycle understand that you will eventually die doing it. All you have to do is ride safely and skillfully enough that you die of old age first.



By the way, I don't know good journalism from bad but the reporter struck me as a real pansy.









 

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I think that channel 5 did a good job with their report. I have been riding these roads for over twenty years. Though I sometimes do extra legal speeds, the closest I have ever come to an accident was when I was almost hit head on by another motorcyclist who was going too fast to make the curve in his own lane. So he used mine. Had I not been able to cut to the inside, the squid would have killed both of us.



The problem has become worse. In the past several years, I have noticed many more riders driving at speeds that don't belong on public highways. And the cops are right. They can't catch these guys in a patrol car. The only way that you can catch these guys is with experienced riders who can get close enough to them to photograph them and take a picture with the plate and speed displayed. Then tie that plate to a license and revoke it. Seize the bike. At first do it for only thirty days. Then revoke/seize for a longer term on second offense. Sell the bike at auction at the third offense.



If the Georgia Highway Patrol were to set up a few officers with specially equipped GSXR 1000s (or other high speed bikes) that can take a picture at the push of a button. We can end the problem quickly. If the police need volunteers, I would guess there would be many experienced riders who are as annoyed as I am.



These twits are not our brother bikers. The are adrenaline junkies who are endangering our right to drive.



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Only if you're a christian, their god or their devil don't mean sh*t to me. Having them all inside one building makes it easier to go Viking on them and torch the place.



Do it for the children.
 

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The problem is multiple first aftermarket loud pipes must go in my town I get complaints from resident about these fast bikes found most of them are running loud pipes that make the sound like they are going faster than they are all resident said they were going over a hundred most 50-70 yes they were speeding but the noise was the main pot stirrer. I love that a Fox station does this report and owens the show Superbikes.
 
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