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    So something happened to me this evening on my way home which got me thinking...... Yeah Yeah... I do think sometimes. But jokes aside, I came towards a traffic light and there were 2 trucks in front of me with me in the biker's lane. As I didn't feel too comfortable in going between them, they were to the left and right or one in each lane if you prefer,.... I stayed back. The driver of the truck on the left noticed me and started moving to the extreme left with his cab whilst frantically waving me to proceed through via his open window. Not thinking clearly or listening to my inner voice I moved forward and Mr Murphy the Bugger, decided to change a red light to green. So I'm now in the middle of to truck trailers with both trucks moving forward and the driver on the right starts cutting to the left to give himself room to make the turn with his loooong trailer as he is in the inside lane for the right turn. By now I'm starting to get tunnel vision with my eyes firmly on the diminishing gap and feeling the drip of sweat between my clenching b*tt cheeks. Having no other choice but twisting the wrist, I gunned for the gap and baaarely made it. I came through the gap so fast, That by now the danger was in overshooting the turn. There was nothing else left to do but flick the bike into it... hang on and keep the throttle open. With my boot, peg and sparks on the tar, my clenching cheeks with my heart also thereabouts.....I flew outta there.

    Now here's the thinking part. If I had a smaller bike, My options would have been severely limited and i probably never would have made it. So in hind sight, we always seem to tell people to go for a smaller bike than a bigger one at first. Are we doing the right thing in this instance in recommending a smaller bike as a newer rider generally will make mistakes with decision making?
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    ...And she believed that...so out wiff it...what new ride did ya get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budah View Post
    ...And she believed that...so out wiff it...what new ride did ya get?
    Suddenly terror struck...he`s never seen a naked woman before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazed View Post
    Now here's the thinking part. If I had a smaller bike, My options would have been severely limited and i probably never would have made it. So in hind sight, we always seem to tell people to go for a smaller bike than a bigger one at first. Are we doing the right thing in this instance in recommending a smaller bike as a newer rider generally will make mistakes with decision making?
    If you were on a smaller bike, it is highly unlike that you would have taken the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    If you were on a smaller bike, it is highly unlike that you would have taken the chance.

    I hear you, But could you give an indication of how many times a bit of power saved your Butt Hmm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Budah View Post
    ...And she believed that...so out wiff it...what new ride did ya get?
    Oi mate hows things your side? and I'm still thinking about it. Every time I go for a service, the ouens @ BMW gives me 1200... Hint... Hint ekse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazed View Post
    Oi mate hows things your side? and I'm still thinking about it. Every time I go for a service, the ouens @ BMW gives me 1200... Hint... Hint ekse.
    Dude, wiff a smaller baaaik you'z mos coulda ridden BETWEEN the tyres mos man....sorta between da cheeks...hallie-haaaa. Good goin' this side mate

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    My first bike was a 175 2-smoke. It went everywhere full taps. Couldn't destroy the thing. Did well in traffic.

    But I shouldn't be on anything below 650, if a 4-stroke.

    In my youth I gave a 400 piston slap. After rebuiding the engine, did it again! Scrapped the thing, and went above 650 from then on.

    A bigger machine is safer, as al my offs where on small bikes. Wrote a 125 off. Skidded a 200 out from under me. The list goes on.

    I also find the bigger machine safer in traffic, just like you found out. Could get you out of a bad judgement situation, yours or the other guys.

    (But from 800 to a 1200 is a personal preference, ne? )
    It must have two wheels.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazed View Post
    I hear you, But could you give an indication of how many times a bit of power saved your Butt Hmm?
    Extra power have never saved my butt.

    Extra power, under experienced control. Now that saved my butt many times.

    Your own example sort of states the fact. Would an inexperienced rider, on your bike, have been able to manage the "butt clenching" turn you describe? Hmmm?

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    Problem is with inexperience on a bigger bike is that you can get into trouble a LOT faster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buelligan View Post
    Problem is with inexperience on a bigger bike is that you can get into trouble a LOT faster
    Well, yes, we all started on small.
    It must have two wheels.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerMom View Post
    Well, yes, we all started on small.
    Yes. Please do NOT remind me. 6'5" on a Yammie RD50
    Knees comfortably on foot rests. Both sides

    .....was great fun though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buelligan View Post
    Yes. Please do NOT remind me. 6'5" on a Yammie RD50
    Knees comfortably on foot rests. Both sides

    .....was great fun though
    Janee. 6'2" and 110kg on a Yamaha RD50. Awesome fun. I learned more Street smarts on that 50 than any other bike ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    Janee. 6'2" and 110kg on a Yamaha RD50. Awesome fun. I learned more Street smarts on that 50 than any other bike ever.
    Yaslaaik, you were a big kid! What did they feed you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCS View Post
    Yaslaaik, you were a big kid! What did they feed you!

    Probably a few BIGGER BIKES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buelligan View Post
    Problem is with inexperience on a bigger bike is that you can get into trouble a LOT faster


    This I admit is also very true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerMom View Post
    My first bike was a 175 2-smoke. It went everywhere full taps. Couldn't destroy the thing. Did well in traffic.

    But I shouldn't be on anything below 650, if a 4-stroke.

    In my youth I gave a 400 piston slap. After rebuiding the engine, did it again! Scrapped the thing, and went above 650 from then on.

    A bigger machine is safer, as al my offs where on small bikes. Wrote a 125 off. Skidded a 200 out from under me. The list goes on.



    I think this says it all. Most of us had our mishaps on smaller bikes. maybe the time when we were.... less experienced, or.. wringing the last ounce of gumption out of said smaller bike. Damn! I absolutely Gag when the yAMZer is proven right
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCS View Post
    Yaslaaik, you were a big kid! What did they feed you!
    MIELIES

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buelligan View Post
    MIELIES

    Very good Buelligan
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