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This is a discussion on Time for a new bike... within the Concours 1400 forums, part of the Kawasaki Concours category; Thats funny, and so true. We survived the 80's as we knew no better, and had no better. I dont know if Evil, himself, would ...

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    Thats funny, and so true.

    We survived the 80's as we knew no better, and had no better. I dont know if Evil, himself, would have considered something this crazy.

    VIDEO: Daredevil motorcyclist jumps across Southern California freeway, sparks investigation | abc7news.com

    But, technology advanced. Now, I would no more trust an 80's era bike to stop, brake or handle any more so than I would trust a 80's helmet to protect my head.

    It would not bother me , at all, to have a low performance machine if I could schedule when and where the close calls would be.
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    Right O. For most of us, we don't have to worry about ourselves. It's all the other idiots and animals and what not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon409 View Post
    Thats funny, and so true.

    We survived the 80's as we knew no better, and had no better. I dont know if Evil, himself, would have considered something this crazy.

    VIDEO: Daredevil motorcyclist jumps across Southern California freeway, sparks investigation | abc7news.com

    But, technology advanced. Now, I would no more trust an 80's era bike to stop, brake or handle any more so than I would trust a 80's helmet to protect my head.

    It would not bother me , at all, to have a low performance machine if I could schedule when and where the close calls would be.
    You must live where all the roads are congested. I can ride roads where seeing someone else is a rarity. That is where I ride my low performance machines.
    Skill is what keeps you on two wheels.

    Situational awareness combined with skill is what keeps you out of harm's way.

    ATGATT combined with Situational Awareness and Skill means you might live to ride another day when that deer runs into your bike or that drunk blows through that stop sign.

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    Just ride it, enjoy it, I'm hesitating selling my meanstreak because it's a very engaging machine, love my new super tenere they just have very different personalities, emotionally the meanstreak just gets my heart going , the super tenere is way safer on paper and standing up feeling like your literally flying through the air has its own thrill, also being able to take it anywhere is awesome, they are just good at different things ...Ride all bikes under their limits , ride defensively and enjoy the journey.
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    I saw car get run over by a semi today. He was about 300yards ahead of me. Not like it was a close call, or anything.

    I saw the tractor raise up as it went through the intersection. A green compact car had ran the red light and there was nothing the semi driver could do.

    It just reminded me that we can be safe and do everything in our power to be so, but if your time is up, there won't be much we can do. I learned later the compact car driver was dead
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