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Old 29th March 2012, 10:47 PM   #131
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Got any examples of orange dots with green cone? Neon.

Something that matches my bike...

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Old 29th March 2012, 11:06 PM   #132
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It's not easy being green (apologies to Kermit)
Closest would be green with blue so far. Neon (glow in the dark) paint is somewhat limited in available colours but emergancy vehicle colours likely fall into that small set.

Can i ride that sometime?

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Old 30th March 2012, 02:28 AM   #133
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Can i ride that sometime?

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Old 30th March 2012, 02:43 AM   #134
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It's not easy being green (apologies to Kermit)
Can i come watch then? Get a pit pass?

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Old 30th March 2012, 04:14 AM   #135
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Well I'd say ya, of course, but I'm hanging my helmet. Got to expensive pretty safe hobby actually (no tele poles to hit on a race track), but parts are to costly. I got to competitive, but not very good. Should have stuck with basic bikes. Bike is already sold.

My next project might have to bring the memories into my living room with coloured cones We'll see what I can whip up with the red FE83's.
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Old 30th March 2012, 03:31 PM   #136
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Well I'd say ya, of course, but I'm hanging my helmet. Got to expensive pretty safe hobby actually (no tele poles to hit on a race track), but parts are to costly. I got to competitive, but not very good. Should have stuck with basic bikes. Bike is already sold.

isn't this just another way of demonstrating "too much testosterone and disposable cash"?
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Testosterone actually has nothing to do with it. Nothing. It's very much a mental sport. Very physically demanding too. At least for me. Smaller is better generally. I had a sticker across my speedometer that said THINK!!! Every move is a precise decision. There have been lots of guys come out to race because they think they're rad and their bike has so much horsepower. They quickly find out they're very slow because it actually has nothing to do with the size of your balls or bike power. It's all skill. Maybe 10% bike. Both those bikes have stock motors. The one on the right (mine) had $2k worth of suspension work. Because horsepower doesn't do much.

As for disposable income, well, mine isn't disposable. Hence why I've quite. Even if all I paid was race fees, oil changes, and fuel it was still costing to much. But people spend a lot more on a lot less. I bought the bike for $10k and got 8.

And I'm not sure I've met anyone who does it to "demonstrate" testosterone or disposable cash. Everyone I know on the race scene does it because they love to do it.
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...it actually has nothing to do with the size of your balls or bike power. It's all skill.
My last 5 bikes were singles. 4 of them SR500s. I remember meeting up with 2 1kcc bikes at the corner of Finayson Arm and Millstream. They couldn't keep up. The 250 single was the most fun thou. Tires that a guy on a 'guzzi 850 was jealous of and front brakes from an RD400

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Got any examples of orange dots with green cone? Neon.
Neon is available in Pink/Yellow/Orange/Blue/Green/Purple.

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Ahh, so you know what I mean then. It's usually the guys on liter bikes that have no clue how to hit an apex. To bad the bike is gone, perhaps you would have managed it better than my presumptuous comment intended.

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