Blew right by us

Discussion in 'Road Trips/Touring' started by twoup, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. twoup

    twoup Active Member

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    So there we were, cruising up 195 about 65 mph, heading for the Rosalia Bike Rally. The wife and I riding two-up. I see the lights of two bikes coming up behind fairly quick. As they pull up behind I see that they are two big road bikes, not crotch-rocket types. Now....I really like my stock TC88, well, except for breather, pipes and tfi. It's the biggest bike "I" have owned/rode and I am happy with its performance..BUT!!!!!! As we topped a lil knoll and are still doing 65mph these two bikes EXPLODED AROUND ME!! I mean they went around me like they were accelerating from a signal light!!! Two Road Kings with 2-1 pipes getting smaller in the distance. That's all we seen.......I looked back at my wife with raised eyebrows and she looked at me with that "ooooooooo" look.

    We get to Rosalia and take off our helmets. The wife looks at me and says "I know what you're thinking and NO".

    hmmmmmmmmmmm

    By the way, Rosalia Rally was a total disappointment.

    Ride safe
     
  2. RetiredJake

    RetiredJake Junior Member

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    How sweet it is ...... :)
     
  3. 03classic

    03classic Junior Member

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    Its only money!
     
  4. Bait

    Bait Active Member

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    Saw a totally blacked out Screaming Eagle Road King at the Sturgis HD Company Demo Site on display for $32K; I would love to have that bike.... Maybe I will win the lottery :)
     
  5. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    What was disappointing about the ralley? Was it that it was smaller than normal?...if it was that's because the guy who put on the 100 years of motorcycles kept pulling down or writing canceled on the all the fliers.

    How was the music?
     
  6. The4opps1

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    Another aspect of high horsepower motors in bikes is that you need to be able to control it. What does a Hyabusa have stock? 180HP? I don't know of anyone in my riding circle who is capable of handling that much HP at speed, whether it's in a light sport bike, or a heavy geezer glide.

    My cousin built a Cobra kit car complete with a high HP 4.6 liter motor. To his credit, he spent a considerable amount of time taking high performance driving lessons from a pro, just to be able to handle the car at speed.
     
  7. garyl38

    garyl38 Member

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    Nothing kooler than a V twin eating up the road.
     
  8. wagsrk08

    wagsrk08 Banned

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    Yeah, it's only money if I want the mods to go faster......... Within the last 2 weeks I've had 2 ladies with hot rod H-D bikes pass me on the interstate like I was sitting still while I was doing 72mph. :newsmile080: No wonder I can't meet gals that ride for a date!
     
  9. twoup

    twoup Active Member

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    Nope. These guys accelerated from 65! That's what impressed me. They
    were right behind us for half a mile. I had moved over onto right side of
    lane in case they wanted to pass but maintained 65mph.
    Like they have stated.......it's only money. And as you said...the hunger.

    ride safe
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2009
  10. tlyoungb

    tlyoungb Junior Member

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    Hey go on ahead, I'll catch up. That is what I tell all my friends. I ride my speed that I think is safe. I like 70 and 80. That is about all this old body can handle.