Discussion in 'Hobbys and spare time activities' started by DMC, Nov 28, 2016.
Who is a fellow "responsible" lunatic on this forum?
H3LL0 mate !
I LOVE motors, motorcycles, drag racing, motocross/supercross, Moto-GP, etc.
Not watching so much....actually doing it.
I have raced amateur moto-x and arena-X with Two sons for about a decade.
Had a few street bikes.
Recently bought a couple Yamaha FZ-07 bikes.
Sounds like a Subaru WRX with the cross-plane crank. (potatoe-po-pota-potatoe-potatoe sound of concussions)
Torque is amazing at low and mid-range. Power-slides and Power-wheelies in 1st &2nd easy.
Used for $5000-$6000
New for about $7k
I also just bought a Yamaha FZ-09.
Triple-cylinder monster bike for cheap price!
I paid $5500 for a 2015 with less than 800 total miles on it.
This bike WILL pull up the front wheel at 100MPH in 3rd gear with just the torque alone.
Roll-on throttle in any of the First Three gears and the front wheel will come UP!
In Europe, FZ-09 is same as MT-09, or the MT-07
One is Twin Cylinder, other is a triple.
Both weight about exactly 400 lbs.
One has Steel frame, and other Aluminum
Employee "Don" wrecked One Friday, and is in hospital day #4
Crushed his leg.
Needs titanium rod inserted I think? Really smashed.
Bike is easy to fix. Needs forks and few plastic panels.
I ordered. $600 and good-as-new again
2nd time to fix this White FZ-07
One son wrecked it 2 weeks ago. (Trouble son that does Heroine and makes me crazy!)
I am ordering same damn parts, plus more this time.
My youngest Son is responsible. "Trevor"
He drives a Subaru STi and his new bike and no tickets or trouble.
He is 18, other kid is 25. Same wife.
His FZ-07 was wrecked and he will take mine.
I am upgrading to FZ09 and it will be here Friday.
So psyched about it!
Scott, what do you think about DUCATI??
Sure! Why not?
(They are heavy for One. 50lbs or more than FZ-09 or Brutale)
Or I'd prefer the MVAgusta Brutale 800 Dragster myself if going to that price range.
Wicked Triple-banger! Very light-weight.
Sha-POW!!.....BUT, double the price of the FZ-09 that I bought.
Hope don will be ok.
I crashed mountain biking 4 years ago and sport a titanium rod in rt leg. Busted my femur in two places. Now my rt leg is 1.5 mm longer than left. Never been the same.
I get the motorcycle love. I raced an RM 500 26 years ago and had a Honda FT 500 single cylinder thumper. Lots of fun. But nothing like the beasts your talking about. Quit riding when I started having kids. Didn't want them having to wipe my A-- for 40 year as I have more than one old riding buddies with broken necks. But I do miss it. At 54 now I may buy a Harley at some point. But I still have young kids so maybe not. Scott those are some beautiful bikes.
My youngest son is now half-foot taller than me and 18yrs old with motorcycles license.
It is time for me to ride again!
(Sure, I broken many bones and have some Titanium myself. Also almost died with blown-out chambers in my lungs. But, I accept the risk and must ride! BwwwaaaaahH!)
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