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Bought a 3rd bike...

Keeping the MV Agusta but too rare to risk on the track so got something a bit more mainstream:

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All I see is a giant white hyphen.

What you got bro, a Gixxxxxxxxxxxer 2000?
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What you got bro, a Gixxxxxxxxxxxer 2000?
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May bad, forgot Google treats everything as a vagina pic until I put it in a shared album, so its on super secret probation:



Towed it a few hundred miles with the BMW, which didnt even know it was back there:


The stable:


Shit already in the mail: Sato type 2 rear sets, tungsten bar ends, RC2 levers, a slipper clutch and a bag that clips in where the passenger seat goes (already pulled the passenger pegs and seat and put in the mono cowl, came with both).
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Looks nice.

I'm not a huge Vtwin guy, but Ducs are still money.
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I was looking Japanese but they were all soulless sewing machines compared to the MV and it wasn't going to be just a track bike. And this one comes with the race controller, quick shifter, racing traction control and can record telemetry.
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Slipper clutch, woo woo

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Got my Bursig stand for it. So now both the MV and the Duc are on them. Love these things. Gets the whole bike off the ground in 30 seconds and can be wheeled around on casters, used it to get the wheels off to put on the new Power RS tires:


Then got a nice package from Japan. Super grippy pegs and tons of adjustment. These are a little pricey but they are one of the few that integrate the brake lever on a bearing into the rearset, adding a machined linkage to really tighten up the rear brake. Also means you can change the throw of both the shifter and the brake.

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I wish I had the balls to buy a bike. I know I would love it. As a single dad and pretty much the sole provider I am terrified of being taken out by some asshat motorist not paying attention.
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I wish I had the balls to buy a bike. I know I would love it. As a single dad and pretty much the sole provider I am terrified of being taken out by some asshat motorist not paying attention.
Well, if its any consolation Im statistically more likely to kill myself on the damned thing than being killed by someone. Most are single vehicle crashes. Being said that is the general statistic, Im an old fart so my risks go down a lot. Its usually the young pups smearing themselves all over the road. 43% of fatalities involve alcohol. Nearly a 3rd arent even licensed.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/2...to-avoid-them/

Being old, taking classes, riding with experienced riders (aka good, not just douchebags that have ridden for a while) and a few basic precautions can really help your numbers.

The other option is to "take it to the track." Its like marrying a retired pornstar (the ONE well-adjusted one). You know she is clean and safe but its "no holds barred (within reason of course)." Riding on a track the most thrilling time Ive had that doesn't come with a risk of pregnancy.

Edit: honestly EVERYONE should hit a track day no matter what. Even a Harley rider. Things I learned on the track have absolutely made me safer on the street.
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It’ll change your life. It’s such an intimate experience with a machine that driving could never give.

However, I’d likely do the same if I was the only provider for my family.
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If the bug bites then it will definitely ruin cars. To get the performance you can get out of a sub 20k bike out of a car youre looking at spending $400k+ and it might not even give you the thrill because most supersports arent in your FOV when riding and modern helmets have such a massive viewport that you feel like you are flying a few feet above the ground.
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If the bug bites then it will definitely ruin cars. To get the performance you can get out of a sub 20k bike out of a car youre looking at spending $400k+ and it might not even give you the thrill because most supersports arent in your FOV when riding and modern helmets have such a massive viewport that you feel like you are flying a few feet above the ground.
A friend of mine told me that his skydiving instructor said that it was closest thing flying he could do.
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Did the brake side. This one deletes the factory brake lever system and directly mounts using their own linkage. Then it has an integrated brake lever on a sealed bearing system. Considerably more positive braking feel for the rear and the nice thing is there are options for adjusting the "throw" as well (aka how far you push for X amount of braking force). Already fit it with the race boots on and I love that I got the pin in the exact spot under the ball of my foot when the heel of the boot catches the peg, virtually no chance of missing it.

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