speaking of bikes ...The Isle of Man TT

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  1. sOOper hero
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    Anyone die this year? Sometimes I watch. It's gotten pretty crazy.
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    2 this year
    both racers
    No spectators died this year.....

    ..L.T.A.
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    CRAZY!
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    and extremely dangerous .
    deaths are rather common


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man_TT
    Between 1907 and 2018 there have been 147 fatalities during official practices or races on the Snaefell Mountain Course, and 255 total fatalities (this number includes the riders killed during the Manx Grand Prix, and Clubman TT race series of the late 1940s/1950s).
    In 2016, 5 riders died on the course during official practices or races, bringing the total number of fatalities to 255

    There were six fatalities among competitors in the 1970 Isle of Man TT, making it the deadliest year in the history of the event.


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    Wow.
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    Great video. I watched it twice.

    For the record. I have enough to buy a Scout Bobber cash. But I’m exercising maturity and I'm determined to get this tm paid off.
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    As much as I love motorbikes I stopped watching the Isle of man, that so many have lost their life there started to sit uncomfortable with me. I do plan on going to Phillip Island in oz :biggrin:
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    See how they come off a hill? When they land at 170 mph the whole bike wobbles..............scary!
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    I've ridden at speeds over 150mph
    what's more scary to me, are those turns with brick walls, houses and tree lined streets

    even gentle curves at 150 come up FAST

    and here's the other thing....if you expect to be competitive in racing, you're riding on the knife edge of a crash


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    Larry.......please 'slain what the hell kinna bike would get that fat assed body of yours up to 150mph.....i want make and model. ..bore stroke and sprocket ratio.....
    Ohh.....and what time you woke up?
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    He had a tail wind.
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    Fastest I rode was 130 on a kaw 1000
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    Tail wind????

    The only tail wind Larry gets is when he rips a good one off....
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    I've been in the 170s before and I've dragged knee over 100 at portland international raceway. The difference is that on a normal track you have tons of run off room. If you go down you can slide for hundreds of feet and walk away a high percentage of the time. In fact, riding through city traffic can be more dangerous than an open track day. Thunderhill, a track by damon has a blind corner at the top of a crest. I've been off there, and you just straighten the bike up and ride thru the grass. Isle of man has 0 room for any mistakes. Those curbs are crazy.
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    my son's '04 Yamaha YZF R1
    (I put over 2000 miles on it)

    donno about no bores, strokes or sprockets
    But would top out at around 173

    Light it up to red line, and by the time I hit 3rd gear I was doing 90 ....and got there in under 4 seconds

    wicked fast Bob ..fo-reel


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    that's not very nice, Bob

    One of my guys from years ago had a Honda 600
    He told me it would do 160.
    so I took it for a ride down the road

    came back and told him it would only do 138.
    His eyes got big ...either cause he'd never been that fast, or knew I knew he was talking sheeit

    or couldn't believe an "ole man" would light it up


    I ain't skeert Bob


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    167 mph :)-
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    I like speed
    but acceleration is what trips my trigger most


    here's the specs on the R1
    (Son bought it new in '04 when he graduated from HS)


    you'll find the specs here

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_YZF-R1
    (make sure you're looking at 04-05 specs)

    '04 R1

    172hp
    380 pounds dry wt
    0-90 mph in 3.04 seconds

    badazzzzzz.......

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    I tell all of the young guys around here..............LIVE FAST>>DIE YOUNG!

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