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    Quote Originally Posted by pdksh View Post
    Didn’t suggest I had superior hardware. What can I say, when you ride a Buell, you’re always looking for the chance to give it
    Very true

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    I'll just go for my most proud/stupid moment. Don't know the speeds couldn't look down... So here it goes. It was at the 2014 Buell meet at the dragon, I had linked up with someone that said they just wanted to cruise the mountain and we were heading back down. I had the lead when a Kawasaki ninjutsu 1000 blew by me. Instantly adrenalin was flowing through my veins at a level I can only remember feeling when deployed to Iraq. I twist the throttle and committed to myself that I would not let him put any kind of distance on me. This Rider was in a full race suit with knee pucks that barley even existed any more! There were moments where I knew if he lifted at all our tires were going to kiss.... Now this being the dragon I had no intentions of passing at the speeds we were traveling. So now we're at the bottom and pulling into the hotel/gas station, and as we pull into parking spots I can't wait to see what the guy is going to say to me when 3 more Kawasaki ninja 1000's pull in behind us and now I'm caught a little of guard when they all walk up to me in full suits and they were like damn how were you riding like that in blue jeans and a t-shirt, "that was my stupid part". They went on to tell me that they were riding together and every time they would start to catch me on the short straights I would take lines way tighter than they could take and pull away in the corners. I actually apologized because I didn't know there was anyone behind me I was so focused on not giving the guy in front of me an inch........ That was a win for me.......

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    O the bike a 2007 Buell Firebolt XB12R d&d twin can exhaust, dobeck tfi as well as an ebr ecm, ebr race rotor, k&n air filter, odiehawk air box heat shield, right side scoop, and Michelin pilot power 3's.

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    Great pics outthere! and this is what it looks like after you pass that Panigalé with a Buell

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    Quote Originally Posted by djs2k2 View Post
    I'll just go for my most proud/stupid moment. Don't know the speeds couldn't look down... So here it goes. It was at the 2014 Buell meet at the dragon, I had linked up with someone that said they just wanted to cruise the mountain and we were heading back down. I had the lead when a Kawasaki ninjutsu 1000 blew by me. Instantly adrenalin was flowing through my veins at a level I can only remember feeling when deployed to Iraq. I twist the throttle and committed to myself that I would not let him put any kind of distance on me. This Rider was in a full race suit with knee pucks that barley even existed any more! There were moments where I knew if he lifted at all our tires were going to kiss.... Now this being the dragon I had no intentions of passing at the speeds we were traveling. So now we're at the bottom and pulling into the hotel/gas station, and as we pull into parking spots I can't wait to see what the guy is going to say to me when 3 more Kawasaki ninja 1000's pull in behind us and now I'm caught a little of guard when they all walk up to me in full suits and they were like damn how were you riding like that in blue jeans and a t-shirt, "that was my stupid part". They went on to tell me that they were riding together and every time they would start to catch me on the short straights I would take lines way tighter than they could take and pull away in the corners. I actually apologized because I didn't know there was anyone behind me I was so focused on not giving the guy in front of me an inch........ That was a win for me.......

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    He's further back than that. He showed me the Thunderhill lines for a few laps but I brake later than most ( the best way to keep from getting stuffed buy squids) & that was that. Good guy and just about my age. Sonoma in 7 day's. Looking forward to this and TH on the 2nd & 3rd. That should wrap up the year
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    Quote Originally Posted by djs2k2 View Post
    I'll just go for my most proud/stupid moment. Don't know the speeds couldn't look down... So here it goes. It was at the 2014 Buell meet at the dragon, I had linked up with someone that said they just wanted to cruise the mountain and we were heading back down. I had the lead when a Kawasaki ninjutsu 1000 blew by me. Instantly adrenalin was flowing through my veins at a level I can only remember feeling when deployed to Iraq. I twist the throttle and committed to myself that I would not let him put any kind of distance on me. This Rider was in a full race suit with knee pucks that barley even existed any more! There were moments where I knew if he lifted at all our tires were going to kiss.... Now this being the dragon I had no intentions of passing at the speeds we were traveling. So now we're at the bottom and pulling into the hotel/gas station, and as we pull into parking spots I can't wait to see what the guy is going to say to me when 3 more Kawasaki ninja 1000's pull in behind us and now I'm caught a little of guard when they all walk up to me in full suits and they were like damn how were you riding like that in blue jeans and a t-shirt, "that was my stupid part". They went on to tell me that they were riding together and every time they would start to catch me on the short straights I would take lines way tighter than they could take and pull away in the corners. I actually apologized because I didn't know there was anyone behind me I was so focused on not giving the guy in front of me an inch........ That was a win for me.......
    yeah i got an 08 xb12r and it really just corners well. And it switches directions REALLY fast too, like if you have a hard left followed by an immediate hard right, just throw your weight each way and the bike just follows. I like to describe the bike's handling as "point and shoot". Not sure if it makes any sense to anyone besides myself but there ya go



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