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    2016 S1000XR

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  1. Uncle Punk

    I'm baaaaaaakkkkk!

    Way to make the rest of us old guys jealous, that thing is beautiful. I bought my bike from Sills too. Working with Pam was a great experience. Are you no longer working local to me?
  2. Uncle Punk

    Who has a Speed Triple?

    You could pick up a bike like mine for under $12K and not be bored plus it carries passengers just fine.
  3. Uncle Punk

    Renting Your BIKE?

    The two factory demo bike wrecks weren't as bad as it might sound, both were paid for rides at a track. First bike was a KTM 450 Supermoto. Ktm did a demo day at our local circle track that happened to have a gocart track inside of it. This was around 2005 or so and I think they charged $50 to abuse their bikes all day. I had no idea how to properly ride a supermoto at speed yet that is exactly what I tried to do. Left hand sweeper going about as fast as the bike would go the front end just drifted out from under me. It wasn't a compression lowside like you expect from a lot of front push it was just a nice calm drift out from under me. I know better now and try as hard as I can to put more weight into the front end when riding a supermoto. The bike was put back into service after all of the mud was removed from it. I was not permitted to ride anymore the rest of the day. Second bike was a KTM RC8, this was 2011 or so, also my last time on a track. Ktm trackday at Mid-Ohio you pay to ride a regular trackday only you use their bike. Last session of the day if I remember correctly. I'm basically on the track by myself and a little tired. On the out lap going slowly just kinda casually getting around the track. I get to the keyhole and I'm poking along when suddenly the bike accelerates, some sort of stupid twin tractor governor bullshit that I have no idea about. I'm not going fast enough to worry about being off of the bike and think that I shouldn't be going any faster without being set up for it. Instead of pulling in the clutch to stop the acceleration I tap the front brake which put me and the bike down into a nice slow speed lowside. Completely my fault and a completely wrong reaction to the circumstances in front of me.
  4. Uncle Punk

    Renting Your BIKE?

    I have totaled two street bikes, with that I was put on high risk insurance for three years which is $. Not worth letting someone else put you close to or in that bracket for a few extra dollars. I have wrecked two demo bikes at manufactures events and I wasn't the only one wrecking at those events. Again, not worth the extra money for the risk. Manufactures can afford the loss way more than the rest of us. With all that said it sounds like I probably can't ride a bike but I'd venture to guess that any of my regular riding buddies would swap bikes with me knowing that I would do what it takes to make the situation right should an unfortunate event take place.
  5. Uncle Punk

    Who has a Speed Triple?

    I would suggest a bike like mine but I don't know your budget for a hooligan two up bike. On second thought never mind. While you might be able to handle it because of riding dirt bikes you could never handle it safely with a passenger because midget.
  6. Uncle Punk

    2019 Gap Trip.

    Not even close to a strong maybe. I have a big trip planned for this summer and can't commit the time to this trip because of it. Not saying that I won't get a wild hair but work and weather have to cooperate.
  7. Uncle Punk

    Renting Your BIKE?

    A Katana is never to be rented in the Coshocton area. You have been warned.
  8. Uncle Punk

    OG the most hated guess bike thread after many years :)

    Don't care what you bought, the obvious answer for the criteria posted is T-Max, if you bought something else you are wrong.
  9. Uncle Punk

    $339.00 Arai Signet-Q Brett King Design Frequency Helmet

    Didn't they say never mind to the closing or have they said never mind to the never mind that I don't know about? At any rate those helmets should be gone, they discounted all the good stuff to go and this helmet was some of the good stuff.
  10. Uncle Punk

    Pauly's got a brand "new" bag...

    No one is going to believe this but it is probably my 2004 ZX12R. I always leave my bikes stock for the most part but I bought that bike used for a really good deal and it had a full exhaust system with a power commander and it had been dyno tuned, it also had the gearing changed to -1/+2. It was the most rowdy obnoxious thing in the world to ride but it was a blast. The crazy thing would get to 167MPH right now then just bang off of the rev limiter. I have tried to duplicate that ride several times because it was so much fun and have only been successful completing it when by myself. Something always seems to happen to cut the route short. I won't ever forget that off road excursion and can easily find it on the map. It's on Wolf Pen Gap Road, going from Suches to 19 at Lake Winfield Scott Dam. Biggest crash I never had.
  11. Uncle Punk

    Pauly's got a brand "new" bag...

    I'm comfortable using too much horsepower and riders aids to compensate for my age. My current bike isn't close to being my favorite but it sure is comfortable, for that it gets to stay a couple more years. You should have no problems making the new bike just as comfortable as any bike. Bonus is that it won't run out of steam up top unlike the tractor twins.
  12. Uncle Punk

    Sale

    And just like that they are back in business
  13. Uncle Punk

    2019 Gap Trip.

    It seems that there is interest in people going but I'm suspect of the crowd. I got some weird text a while back that seemed too much like a grinder setup to make any commitment to when or where. If the drunk or stoner that texted me could figure out technology better organizing might actually appear organized.
  14. Uncle Punk

    RD Sale

    Sorry to hear of you closing up shop. I haven't bought much the past couple years but you guys were always my go to when I did.
  15. Uncle Punk

    Hardtail vs Full Suspension

    I read this at first and thought it was a gay Harley thread. Turns out I was wrong and it's a gay bicycle thread.
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